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David BowieBowie Now

Label:Parlophone – 0190295739645, Parlophone – DBNOW 77
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue, White
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Ambient, Experimental


A1V-2 Schneider
A2Always Crashing In The Same Car
A3Sons Of The Silent Age
A4Breaking Glass
Written-ByBowie*, Davis*, Murray*
Written-ByEno*, Bowie*
B1Speed Of Life
B2Joe The Lion
B3What In The World
B5Weeping Wall
B6The Secret Life Of Arabia
Lyrics ByBowie*
Music ByEno*, Alomar*, Bowie*

Companies, etc.



White vinyl reissue of RCA DJL1- 2697 (originally released in 1978 as US only promo) with new interior artwork. For original release see Bowie Now.

Record Store Day 2018 exclusive edition.
Cover has two stickers: bottom right hand corner of the shrink wrap a silver Record Store Day Exclusive and a white sticker, top left hand corner of the shrink wrap, with a barcode : BOWIE NOW, Record Store Day Exclusive White Vinyl DBNOW 77.
Includes an insert with images and credits.

Recorded at Hansa by the Wall, Berlin

A2, A4, B1, B3 & B5: mixed at Hansa by the Wall, Berlin; recorded at The Château d'Hérouville and Hansa by the Wall, Berlin between September and October 1976.
A1, A3, A5, B2, B4 & B6: recorded at Hansa by the Wall, Berlin between July and August 1977; mixed at Mountain Studios, Montreux.

Mastered at AIR Mastering.

All originally ℗ 1977 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd.
Remasters ℗ 2017 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd.
℗ 1977 The copyright in this compilation is owned by Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC.
© 2018 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC.
© 2018 Parlophone Records Ltd.
A Warner Music Group Company.

Made In the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0190295739645
  • Label Code: LC30419
  • Rights Society: GEMA / MCPS
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): DBNOW 77A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): DBNOW 77B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): 0190295739645 BH05363-01 A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): 0190295739645 BH96419-01 B1

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Bowie Now (Promo, Compilation, LP)RCADJL1-2697US1978
MrDayInTheUk's avatar
Edited one month ago
This is a great compilation, pulling together a selection of tracks from the classic Low and “Heroes” albums. I’ve never heard the original promo album but this sounds great. I’m always a bit cautious when it comes to white vinyl records but this one ticks all the boxes : nice and quiet, no ugly pops or clicks or whooshing sounds, just 11 fantastic tracks from my favourite Bowie era. As far as I can tell they’re all the same versions of the album tracks. You’ve got 4 instrumentals (Providing you call V2 Schneider an instrumental) and the rest are songs. No singles either so there’s a nice balance of “lesser known” tracks.
The simple design of the sleeve is very effective and you get a single sheet insert inside with a photo of Bowie in Berlin (?) + dog; and the credits and track-listing on the reverse.
Not an essential release but still nice to have in the ever-expanding Bowie collection. One I can see me digging out when I want to listen to some 1977 Bowie but want something different to the two parent albums. If you’re a Bowie fan and you fancy something a bit different but that is also very listenable then I’d recommend this whole-heartedly.
You don’t get a poly lined inner sleeve BTW just in case that’s something that’s important to you.
lee.bridges.080471's avatar
No skips, looks good, sounds great. Great track list and quite cheap.
natalukas's avatar
My copy plays great! It's essential Bowie listening, none of the hits but this record holds up and gets better with each listen.
kyodo_dom's avatar
The problem at the beginning of B2 ("Speed of Life") is most likely a turntable/set-up issue for those who have posted here. I never had any issues with the record (which is a fine selection of Berlin-era tracks as others have said) until last night when I was DJing at a venue where the SL-1200s had not been set up correctly and the record skipped during B2 a couple of times. Fixed the anti-skating on the venue's decks, which resolved the skipping issue, and then played it back on my properly set up home system and it sounds just fine (as it always has done).
Morty1960's avatar
The record reproduction play quality on this RSD Ltd white vinyl edition is atrocious. From a company as well equipped as Parlophone to produce vinyl records at lets admit it, quite expensive prices is diabolical and everyone who has a copy should be entitled to their money back. My copy for a new record plays like someone is frying eggs in the background on a very high heat. “BOWIE NOW” there’s a thought might just set my copy on fire. Do not buy.
leland242's avatar
FWIW, I've been using an AT120 for a long time as a table, so thats what I saw it skipping on a few years ago. dont think ive spun it since.
rachel2000verweij's avatar
no problem at all whit skipping on my vinyl.
maybe it's the turntable?
gardenofeyes's avatar
A surprisingly fine album track selection of Berlin-era Bowie tracks.
jason202's avatar
My copy skipped in three or four spots at the beginning of side B, but after repeated plays, the skipping has stopped. This leads me to believe that it was just dirty.
AudioVision2007's avatar
Great 12" if you want a collection of great songs, but mine skips on the first track of side B, so that gives it 2 out of 5 for me, as it seems a common problem, so shit production. But still, I do love the songs.