Rhino Releases Five ’90s David Bowie Albums Separately
Toy will also get a cut back version
David Bowie’s 1990s Catalog Release Released Separately From Last Year’s David Bowie 5 Brilliant Adventure (1992-2001) box. Black Tie White Noise, The Buddah Of Suburbia, 1. Outside, Earthling, and Hours… will be available August 5 via Rhino Records. Last years Toy will also be stripped of its box set configurations for a lite release on the same day.
All six albums will contain remastered versions from 2021 with input from the original producers and collaborators.
White Noise Black Tie is Bowie’s debut album of the 90s and sees a reunion with Nile Rodgers who previously co-produced the worldwide hit “Let’s Dance” a decade earlier. A No. 1 album in the UK, the project emerged after Bowie’s marriage to Iman, and features his saxophone playing as well as guest appearances from former collaborators such as Spider; Mick Ronson, longtime pianist Mike Garson and Tin Machine guitarist Reeves Gabrels. The set will be available on CD and 2 PL for superior sound quality.
Bowie’s second album from 1993, The Suburban Buddhafollowed White Noise Black Tie six months later. The project was originally conceived as a soundtrack for a television series adapted from Hanif Kureishi’s 1990 novel The Buddah Of Suburbia. Lenny Kravitz makes a guest appearance on the title track. The album, which previously had only a very limited release on vinyl, will now be available for the first time in nearly 30 years, and has been pressed on 2 LPs for superior sound quality and CD.
Originally released in September 1995, 1. Outside was Bowie’s 20th studio album and reunited him with producer Brian Eno, who had been part of the Berlin trilogy of albums in the 70s. The album sees Bowie exploring industrial rock and ambient sounds, with his narrative based on “The Nathan Adler Diaries: A Hyper Cycle” – a fictional concept presented in diary form in the booklet of the scrapbook. The album will be available on CD and 2 LP vinyl of 180 grams.
Released in February 1997, a month after its 50th anniversary, earthling further expands on the new direction Bowie was taking with his previous album 1. Outside. The album was recorded almost immediately after the Outside Tour ended, featuring mostly the same band, and explores the electronic and drum & bass sounds of the 90s. earthling was pressed 2LP for superior sound quality with the fourth side being an engraving, and CD.
Released in 1999, Hours… found its debut in the video game soundtrack, The Nomad Soul, which Bowie was asked to write for. The album was the first by a major artist to be available for digital download from the Internet and was available on Bowie’s website, predating iTunes by two years. The project is available on CD and 180 gram LP.
Toy was recorded after Bowie’s triumphant performance at Glastonbury 2000. He entered the studio with his band to record new renditions of songs he had first recorded between 1964 and 1971. The plan was to record the “old school” album with the band playing live, picking the best takes and releasing it as soon as possible. Unfortunately, in 2001, the concept of the “surprise drop” album release and the technology to support it were still a few years apart, making the release impossible. Toy at the time.