David Bowie is continuing to grace fans with new tunes from beyond the grave. The late music legend’s unearthed covers of Bob Dylan and John Lennon are due to be released for the first time – and they’ve been given a special release date.
To mark what would have been David Bowie’s 74th birthday, two previously unreleased cover versions, John Lennon’s MOTHER and Bob Dylan’s TRYIN’ TO GET TO HEAVEN, will be released as a limited edition 7” single on 8th January next year. Full press release: https://t.co/cW5mqivAdI pic.twitter.com/dctlfk2T5P
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Bowie’s take on Lennon’s 1970 track “Mother” was originally recorded in 1998 with his longtime producer Tony Visconti, originally supposed to appear on a Lennon tribute collection. Bowie’s cover of Dylan’s “Tryin’ To Get To Heaven” from the 1997 GRAMMY-winning album “Time Out Of Mind “was also recorded in 1998, while he was working on his “LiveAndWell.com” live album.
The previously unreleased covers will be put out as a limited-edition 7-inch single, with just 8147 copies available. Fans can get their hands on the covers on January 8th, what would have been Bowie’s 74th birthday.