David Bowie

Welcome To The Blackout (Live London 1978)

Released 04/22/18 Label Rhino/Parlophone Genre 60s & 70s Cat no. A 567930

Record Store Day 2018 Release.


Featured in: Record Store Day, Record Store Day - 2018

This is a Record Store Day 2018 item. It will be available to purchase from our stores April 21st, 2018. Remaining stock will be available to purchase from this page at 00.01 on April 22nd.

This previously unreleased 3LP was recorded live at Earls Court, London on the 30th June and 1st July, 1978 by Tony Visconti. It was mixed by David and David Richards at Mountain Studios, Montreux from 17th – 22nd January, 1979. The newly designed trifold sleeve features imagery by photographers Sukita and Chris Walter.

Driven by an entirely deeper dynamic than most pop artists, David Bowie inhabited a very special world of extraordinary sounds and endless vision. Unwilling to stay on the treadmill of rock legend and avoiding the descent into ever demeaning and decreasing circles of cliché, Bowie wrote and performed what he wanted, when he wanted. His absence from the endless list of “important events” has just fuelled interest. Constant speculation about what the guy was up to has even led some to wonder if this is his greatest reinvention ever. David Jones!

LPx3 - Record Store Day 2018 Release.