David Bowie’s “Birthday Single” Will Feature John Lennon And Bob Dylan Covers

David Bowie’s “Birthday Single” Will Feature John Lennon And Bob Dylan Covers | Society Of Rock Videos

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To Mark What Would Have Been David Bowie’s 74th Birthday

David Bowie’s estate is set to release the legendary rocker’s previously unreleased covers of John Lennon’s “Mother” and Bob Dylan’s “Tryin’ to Get to Heaven” via Parlophone/ISO Records to mark what would have been his 74th birthday on January 8, 2021.

Bowie’s “Birthday Single” will be available digitally and on seven-inch vinyl which is limited to 8,147 copies – a thousand of which are pressed on cream vinyl.

Both tracks were recorded in the studio by Bowie in 1997 and 1998. Bowie’s take on “Mother” was supposed to be for a John Lennon tribute record which never came into fruition. It was produced by Toni Visconti. “Tryin’ to Get to Heaven” on the other hand, was recorded in February 1998 at the Looking Glass studio in New York during the LiveAndWell.com mixing sessions.

For Bowie’s Brilliant Live Adventure series, the remaining three albums are slated for release early next year – following Ouvrez Le Chien, No Trendy Réchauffé, and LiveAndWell.com.

Meanwhile, Bowie’s musical Lazarus is streaming from January 8 to January 10, 2021. It was one of his final works before his death on January 10, 2016 following a lengthy battle with liver cancer. Helmed by Ivo van Hove and starring Michael C. Hall, ticket starts at $21.50.

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