Listen To David Bowie's Long-Lost Radio Show Immediately
I think we can all agree that 2013 has been the year of David Bowie. He thrilled us in January with the release of The Next Day
, his first album of new songs in ten years. And, this week a nugget from Bowie's past came to light. A long-lost radio show — made over 40 years ago — was discovered by Nigel Reeve, the keeper of Bowie's back catalog. "I discovered [the show] during some research several years ago." said Reeves of the momentous find. "It was in an old tape vault on 1/4" tape with simply the words "Radio Show" written on it. This is such a rare find. No one knew of its existence, apart from David and Ken. To play it for the first time was quite simply a jaw-dropping moment."
Yesterday, BBC 6 Music played the 15-minute broadcast, created by Bowie and his longtime producer Ken Scott. It was initially produced to promote the Thin White Duke's 1973 album of cover songs, Pin Ups
. During the show, the artist performed five tracks from the album — "Here Comes The Night," "I Wish I Would," "Sorrow," and "I Can't Explain" — as well as discussed the London music scene. Click through to listen to this piece of rock-n-roll history for yourself. And, hurry you've only got three more days till this link shuts down. (BBC)