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David BowieBrilliant Adventure EP

Label:ISO Records – 0190296670510, Parlophone – 0190296670510, ISO Records – DBBARSD 2022, Parlophone – DBBARSD 2022
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Limited Edition, Stereo
Country:Worldwide
Released:
Genre:Rock, Pop
Style:Alternative Rock, Art Rock

Tracklist

A1Johnny Downloader (AKA I'm Afraid Of Americans) (Early Version)
ProducerBrian Eno, David Bowie
Recorded By, EngineerDavid Richards
Sampler, Programmed By [Drums & Keyboards]David Richards
Synthesizer, Other [Treatments & Strategies]Brian Eno
Vocals, Saxophone, Guitar, KeyboardsDavid Bowie
Written-ByBrian Eno, David Bowie
5:04
A2I Have Not Been To Oxford Town (Alternative Single Mix)
BassYossi Fine
Bass, KeyboardsErdal Kizilcay
Co-producer, EngineerDavid Richards
Grand PianoMike Garson
Lead Guitar, VocalsReeves Gabrels
Mixed By [Assisted By], Other [Additional Treatments Assisted By]David Bowie
Mixed By, Other [Additional Treatments]David Richards
ProducerBrian Eno, David Bowie
Rhythm Guitar, VocalsCarlos Alomar
Synthesizer, Other [Treatments & Strategies]Brian Eno
Vocals, Saxophone, Guitar, KeyboardsDavid Bowie
Written-ByBrian Eno, David Bowie
3:55
B1A Small Plot Of Land
EngineerRoy Clark (2)
Engineer [Assisted By]Tom Miho
Grand PianoMike Garson
ProducerDavid Bowie
VocalsDavid Bowie
6:32
B2My Death
EngineerRoy Clark (2)
Engineer [Assisted By]Tom Miho
Grand PianoMike Garson
VocalsDavid Bowie
7:10
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Notes

℗ 2021 ... Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd. © 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC ... © 2022 Parlophone Records Ltd
Made in Germany.

Tracks B1, B2 recorded live at The Shakespeare Festival, The Grand Ballroom, The Manhattan Center, New York, 18th September, 1995

Released for Record Store Day 2022
Features "Record Store Day Exclusive" and "Official Bowie 75" stickers on the front cover.

No running times on release.

For the CD version of this release see Brilliant Adventure EP.

[Runouts]
All runout data is etched. Mirrored plating marks appear as "Δᛚ" in A side runout, variant 1. In runouts, all Optimal plating symbols may be inverted (e.g., “⊥” vs “T”) and/or mirrored (e.g., “1△” vs “△↾”).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 190296 670510
  • Barcode (Scanned): 190296670510
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: PRS
  • Rights Society: GEMA/MCPS
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): DBBARSD 2022 A1 Δ1 BL45245-01 A1 0190296670510
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): DBBARSD 2022 B2 0190296670510 BL48065-01 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): DBBARSD 2022 A1 BL45245-01 A1 VΛ 0190296670510
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): DBBARSD 2022 B2 0190296670510 VΛ BL48065-01 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 3): DBBARSD 2022 A1 BL45245-01 A1 1+ 0190296670510
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 3): DBBARSD 2022 B1 0190296670510 +1 BL48065-01 B1

Other Versions (2)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Brilliant Adventure EP (CD, EP, Limited Edition, Stereo)ISO Records, Parlophone, ISO Records, Parlophone0190296359309, DBBARSD 2022Worldwide2022
New Submission
Brilliant Adventure EP (4×File, FLAC, EP)Parlophone190296 689444Worldwide2022
  • Piggy__Stardust's avatar
    Available again at Dig & Bowie website... Bye-bye, golddiggers !!
    • maxal's avatar
      maxal
      For what it's worth, I really like this EP and am glad I have bought it. It is NOT one of those oh-too-many-after-death marginal releases of poor quality or little relevance.

      First track: why the re-title? "Johnny” is the main character of the song, but beyond that I don't really get it. This song has always mystified me a bit, but maybe I should read the lyrics (!) . . . anyway, it is a fun / funky opener to the EP.

      Then the final 2 x grand piano tracks are superb. They totally open up the range of the EP. Beautiful piano playing. And because of the piano playing these two tracks add a side of Bowie rarely committed to vinyl - so, a perfectly-preserved part of Bowie's legacy.

      Bowie's intro remarks to the 2 x live tracks bring the whole EP to life. He remarks on his “strangled tendons” (oh my god, no evidence of that! He certainly ‘copes’), and his reason is hilarious, full-on Bowie: “I’m working with a band called Nine Inch Nails, it’s a bit like singing with an aggressive Boeing 747. So, I’ve got what is euphemistically called tour voice . . . “. Wow! [Bing Crosby to NIN, and all the others lucky enough to have worked with him.]

      The tender, poignant and powerful singing of Small Plot of Land and My Death is . . . well, unparalleled. Very moving. At the end he really could do anything, tour with NIN or sing ballads to a grand piano.
      • -electricity-'s avatar
        -electricity-
        A great release in my opinion. I loved Johnny Downloader instantly after hearing the first 10 secs. A very interesting early version of a great song.
        Oxford Town is also a wonderful alternative mix. Pity that there is no info about this song. Was it once intended for a single and then discarded?
        And even though I prefer studio music above live music, the two live tracks are equally amazing as well!
        Highly recommended!
        • Buzzdim's avatar
          Buzzdim
          The type of RSD vinyl we hope for this is. 4 exclusive tracks. The haunting piano duo's with Garson are exceptional. Enjoy listening to the early incarnation of Americans. Oxford Town is the pick for me, love the Bass and Saxophone pushed up in the mix. Wonderful music all round.
          • GarionOrb's avatar
            GarionOrb
            This is fantastic. Side A is alright, but it's the live tracks on side B that are the standouts on this EP! "A Small Plot of Land" has such an amazing arrangement, and "My Death" is just achingly beautiful! Really great release!
            • ioaNNis_55's avatar
              ioaNNis_55
              The sound quality of the live tracks is no good at all.and i dont thing its a pressing error. Its like someone on the frond row recorded it with a cheap recorder.Shame since the tracks and the rendition of Bowie/Garson are superb. Its the same quality with last year 's live/the soul tour
              • bdracula's avatar
                bdracula
                Great stuff. Release material that is unreleased and it will be purchased.
                • Oldschool-Vinyl's avatar
                  Fascinating release. “I’m Afraid Of Americans” is one of my favourite songs by Bowie, so to hear the demo, rough and early lyrical version is superb. This is a nice press. Though 4 songs on this and 6 on Toy E.P? Hmmmm.
                  • maxal's avatar
                    maxal
                    beatchapter, regarding RSD Brilliant Adventure EP pressing numbers: the CD is limited to 2,000 copies and the black vinyl 12" is limited to 5,000 copies.
                    • DialTforTechno's avatar
                      It was 29,99 euro on RSD in the local stores (Holland).
                      The whole point of Record STORE Day is completely gone.
                      No need to go to the stores anymore as almost everything is available on Discogs same day, most releases for even LESS money as in stores! (excluding the shipping)

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