DAVID BOWIE IS RELEASING A NEW SINGLE, recorded this summer, as part of a new, career-spanning collection out next month. Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) is a collaboration with the American composer and big band leader Maria Schneider (pictured above, with his nibs) and her orchestra. Bowie wrote the lyrics for the song, which he produced with Tony Visconti, while the singer worked with Schneider on the music. The song will be played for the first time this Sunday (October 12) on Elbow frontman Guy Garvey’s BBC 6 Music show.
The song will be included on compilation Nothing Has Changed, released on November 17, which spans 1964 to 2014 and includes several rarities along with Bowie’s better known tracks.
A version of Let Me Sleep Beside You, originally released on 1970’s The World Of David Bowie, re-recorded in 2000 for the unreleased Toy album gets its first official release, while a new version of 1971 outtake Shadow Man from the same aborted project – previously available on a limited-edition bonus disc for Heathen – is also included.
Several remixes will also make their CD debuts on the new collection, namely the recent tinkering with Love Is Lost by LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, the 2010 Harry Maslin mix of Wild Is The Wind, Ken Scott’s 2003 reworking on Life On Mars? and Tony Visconti’s 2007 single edit of Young Americans. Your Turn To Drive, a bonus download track available with Reality, also features along with a previously unreleased stereo mix of All The Young Dudes.
Available in deluxe and regular CD editions and on vinyl, each format of Nothing Has Changed boasts its own artwork: a different-era Bowie gazing thoughtfully into a mirror.
For the full tracklisting of each edition head to Davidbowie.com.
To accompany the compilation's release, David Bowie Is… a film based on last year’s exhibition at London’s V&A will be screened in selected cinemas. Watch the trailer below for more details.