David Bowie’s album “The Man Who Sold The World” is turning 50 years old. Parlophone Records announced it’s reissuing the 1970 album – this time, with a few changes.
Parlophone will release Metrobolist (aka The Man Who Sold The World) 50th anniversary edition on 6th November on limited vinyl and CD formats along with streaming and download. The album has been remixed by Tony Visconti. Read the full press release here: https://t.co/pXE63cBSaM pic.twitter.com/l4vHvMwH3N
— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) September 4, 2020
Bowie originally named the record “Metrobolist,” an homage to Fritz Lang’s 1927 film of the same name. But the album was renamed for its United States release under Mercury Records – without Bowie’s knowledge. In honor of the album’s 50th anniversary, “The Man Who Sold The World” is being re-released under its original name, with new artwork from the original artist Mike Weller.
The “Metrobolist” reissue is due for release on November 6th and can be pre-ordered HERE. Fans can get it on black vinyl as well as limited-edition, numbered gold, and white vinyl editions.