After coming back last year with a brand new album titled “The Next Day”, David Bowie has started a series of limited edition 4oth anniversary re-releases. This time is the turn of “Rebel Rebel”, the seventh in the series which will be issued by Parlophone on March 10.
Previous releases have been “Starman”, “John I’m Only Dancing”, “The Jean Genie”, “Drive In Saturday”, “Live On Mars” and “Sorrow”.
The track, originally released on February 15th 1974, featured on the “Diamond Dogs” LP, the first album Bowie made after the dissolution of The Spiders From Mars and the death of Ziggy Stardust, and reached #5 on the UK singles chart.
This is great material for all Bowie’s fans as according to Bowies’s official website, the A-side of this 40th anniversary edition features the original single mix of “Rebel Rebel”, unavailable on 7” since the early 80s and impossible to find on CD today. The flip side features the US mix with overdubs and extra backing vocals.
The artwork is made of pictures shot in Amsterdam where Bowie was promoting “Rebel Rebel” and recording the video for the Dutch Top Pop Television in 1974.