January 5, 2018 sees the release of the latest in the series of special limited DAVID BOWIE 7″ picture discs, the 40th-anniversary edition of ‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’ on Parlophone.
Originally released in the UK on 6th January, 1978 ’BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’ was the 2nd single to be taken from the album “HEROES”, which was recorded at the legendary Hansa Studios in Berlin. King Crimson’s Robert Fripp plays on the track and has claimed that the lead guitar used on ‘Beauty And The Beast’ was his first take having arrived directly at Hansa Studios from New York.
The AA of the 7” picture disc is a previously unreleased live version of the “HEROES” album track ‘BLACKOUT’ recorded on the 16th May, 1978 at the Deutschlandhalle, Berlin during the ISOLAR II tour.
A-Side BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017 remaster)
Produced David Bowie & Tony Visconti
Mixed by Tony Visconti at Hansa by the Wall
AA-Side BLACKOUT (Live In Berlin 1978)
Produced David Bowie
Recorded live at the Deutschlandhalle, Berlin on 16th May, 1978