A new box set honoring the legendary David Bowie called A New Career in a New Town (1977–1982) is due out on September 29th. The box set is the part of a series that chronicles David Bowie’s long-running career, choosing highlights from different portions of his life, with previous releases in the series covering the years between 1969 to 1973 and 1974 to 1976. Ahead of the release of A New Career in a New Town, a previously unheard live version of “Suffragette City” has been released. This high-octane version of “Suffragette City” was recorded at the Spectrum Arena in Philadelphia on April 29th, 1978.
Bowie’s April 29th, 1978 performance in Philly was part of a string of shows captured on Stage, Bowie’s 1978 live album. While this rendition of “Suffragette City” never made the cut for the original 1978 release of Stage nor the 2005 reissue, the recording was discovered during this new box set’s compilation. You can take a listen to this new live version of “Suffragette City” from 1978 below, plus keep an eye out for A New Career in a New Town when it comes out later in the month.
The David Bowie box set, A New Career in a New Town, includes an expanded version of Stage (also featuring a previously unheard version of “Jean Genie”) and remastered versions of Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy (featuring 1977’s Low and “Heroes” plus 1979’s Lodger) and 1980’s Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps). The box set also includes the Heroes EP (a previously unavailable EP with French and German versions of “Heroes”) and a number of bonus mixes, singles, soundtrack contributions, and B sides. You can check out all the contents within A New Career in a New Town here and pick it up when it drops later in the month on September 29th.
[H/T Rolling Stone]