David Bowie Estate Releasing New Compilation with Unheard Tracks

The David Bowie estate has announced a new release that should delight fans of the rock icon. As reported by  Variety, the estate will release The Width of a Circle, a new compilation meant to serve as a companion piece to Bowie’s 1970 album The Man Who Sold the World. Most enticingly, the product features a number of yet unreleased recordings by  Bowie and The Hype.

Just last year, the estate released a remastering (and retitling) of the aforementioned 1970 album. The new product showcases live performances recorded in 1970 and remastered by Tony Visconti.

The two distinct products newly offered by the digital David Bowie shop include a vinyl and a CD set, both detailed below. Each is available for pre-order now, and is expected to ship on May 26.

Asterisks denote pre-released tracks. As you can see, there’s a healthy helping of new material in the set. Given that Bowie’s extant library already feels like a bottomless treasure chest, it’s terribly exciting to get “more” and “new” from the late, great artist.

Take a look at the packages below and head to the Bowie store online if you’re interested; the LP sells for $19.98, while the CD set runs $34.98.

The Width of a Circle 10″ LP 

Side 1

“The Prettiest Star” (2020 Mix)
“London Bye, Ta-Ta” (2020 Mix)

Side 2

“Memory of a Free Festival” (2020 Mix)
“Holy Holy” (2020 Mix)

New David Bowie vinyl package featuring Bowie in a dress on the album sleeve.

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The Width of a Circle 2CD

CD 1, The Sunday Show Introduced by John Peel

Performed by David Bowie and The Tony Visconti Trio (a.k.a. The Hype)

“God Knows I’m Good”*
“Buzz the Fuzz”
“Karma Man”
“London Bye, Ta-Ta”
“An Occasional Dream”
“The Width of a Circle”*
“Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud”
“Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed”*
“Fill Your Heart”
“The Prettiest Star”
“Cygnet Committee”*
“Memory of a Free Festival”*

CD 2, The Looking Glass Murders A.K.A. Pierrot in Turquoise

“When I Live My Dream”
“The Mirror”
“Threepenny Pierrot”
“When I Live My Dream” (Reprise)

New David Bowie CD release featuring CDs and open book.

David Bowie Estate


“The Prettiest Star” (Alternative Mix)
“London Bye, Ta-Ta”*
“London Bye, Ta-Ta” (1970 Stereo Mix)*
“Memory of a Free Festival” (Single Version Part 1)*
“Memory of a Free Festival” (Single Version Part 2)*
“Holy Holy”*

Sounds of the ’70s: The Andy Ferris Show

“Waiting for the Man”
“The Width of a Circle”
“The Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud”*
“The Supermen” (Bowie At The Beeb vinyl only)*

2020 Mixes

“The Prettiest Star” (2020 Mix)
“London Bye, Ta-Ta” (2020 Mix)
“Memory of a Free Festival” (Single Version – 2020 Mix)
“All the Madmen” (Single Edit 2020 Mix)
“Holy Holy” (2020 Mix)

From the David Bowie store website:

The Width of a Circle contains 2 CDs plus a 48 page booklet all housed in a hard back book style package with have a textured outer wrap with a soft touch lamination.

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