Parlaphone Records has prepared a deluxe, box edition of Hunky Dory, one of David Bowie’s best albums, originally released in 1971.
Under the title Divine Symmetry, the set comprises four CDs and one Blu-Ray that contain countless home demos, radio sessions, and live and studio recordings — including 48 that have just been unveiled for the first time. Additionally, Parlophone will also release an LP companion to Divine Symmetry that features alternate mixes of many of the album’s most notable songs.
As a number of sources report, aside from the hours of music, Divine Symmetry also includes a 100-page hardback book featuring exclusive memorabilia and photos, as well as a 60-page replica composite of Bowie’s notebooks from the era featuring handwritten lyrics, costume drawings, recording notes, and setlists.
Earlier this year, Bowie was also memorialized with Brett Morgen’s documentary Moonage Daydream. Next month, Todd Rundgren, King Crimson’s Adrian Belew, and more will hit the road on the 2022 iteration of the “Celebrating David Bowie” tour.
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