David Bowie’s ‘American Phase’ Features on ‘Who Can I Be Now?’ Box Set
The full details of David Bowie's Who Can I Be Now? – a box set that collects the rock legend's works from his 1974 to 1976 "American phase" as well as his unreleased LP The Gouster – have been revealed.
Due out September 23rd, the box set arrives in a variety of formats – including a 13-LP, 12-CD box or digital download – that features newly remastered versions of Bowie albums like 1974's Diamond Dogs, 1975's Young Americans and 1976's Station to Station, plus the live LPs David Live from 1974 and Live Nassau Coliseum '76. David Live appears in both its original and 2005 mix formats, while Station to Station is included with the original version alongside its 2010 Henry Maslin mix.
Who Can I Be Now? also boasts a pair of compilations unique to the box set: The Gouster – Bowie's original vision for what ended up becoming Young Americans, featuring unreleased alternate mixes of the Young Americans tracks – plus Re:call 2, which compiles all the single edits and B-sides from this era in Bowie's catalog, including a largely unreleased Australian edit of "Diamond Dogs" that was only available in that country until now.
Bowie's longtime producer Tony Visconti described The Gouster as an "outrageous brand new, funkafied version of David's classic." Visconti also oversaw the mastering on The Gouster's original tapes for the release.
The box set, which follows 2015's Five Years (1969-1973), also touts a hardcover book with rarely seen and previously unpublished photos, historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums from Visconti and Maslin.
Check out Bowie's site for the entire Who Can I Be Now? tracklist.