Limited-edition colored vinyl reissue of David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ album due October

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A limited edition vinyl reissue of david bowiethe 1977 album “Hero” will fall on October 14 on the occasion of his 45th birthday. Pressed on gray vinyl, the reissue will only be available in physical stores.

“Hero,” Bowie’s 11th studio album was released in October 1977 and is best known for its classic title track, which was one of four Brian Eno co-written on disc. It was released as a single and became a minor hit in the UK. Although not recorded in the United States, it has become one of Bowie’s most enduring and widely covered tracks. The album peaked at No. 3 in the UK but only reached No. 35 in the US

The “Hero” album was the second in what is known as Bowie’s “Berlin Trilogy”, which also includes 1977 Down and 1979 Tenant, but it is the only one he has fully recorded in the German city. The album, which Bowie co-produced with frequent collaborator Tony Viscontifeatures the same group of musicians who recorded Downwith the addition of King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp.

Also on October 14, the mini album Live in Berlin (1978) will be released via digital formats for the first time. The eight-song collection, which was recorded at a concert in May 1978 at the Deutschlandhalle in West Berlin, was previously only available as a limited-edition orange vinyl, which was sold in 2018 during the exhibition ” David Bowie Is…” in Brooklyn, New York.

The performance included versions of three songs from the “Hero” album, as well as Bowie’s hits “Fame” and “Rebel Rebel”.

Here is the complete “Hero” track list:

Side 1
“The beauty and the Beast”
“Joe the Lion”
“‘Hero'”
“Son of the Silent Age”
“Blackout”

Side 2
“V-2 Schneider”
“Feeling of Doubt”
“Moss Garden”
“Neuköln”
“The Secret Life of Arabia”

And here is the complete Live in Berlin (1978) track list:

“‘Hero'”
“Be My Wife”
“Blackout”
“Feeling of Doubt”
“Breaking Glass”
“Notoriety”
“Alabama Song”
“Rebel Rebel”

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