In 1974, the British icon flew to the United States with a view to inspire the American style then in vogue: the soul. Result from this musical journey a baptized disk The Gouster , never listened to date.
A new album of David Bowie, recorded when the British musical genius had plunged into the American soul between 1974 and 1976, will soon be published for the first time in its entirety, said the label Parlophone Thursday, July 21.
The album The Gouster be included in a package called Who Can I be Now? (1974-1976) , said the label, without specifying a release date. It will also include an original photograph taken at the time of registration.
Famous at the time for his “glam rock” and extravagant look, David Bowie was installed in 1974 in the United States, recording in Philadelphia Sigma Sound Studios titles imbued with passion for funk and American soul scene. What studios stay is born the album Young Americans , released in 1975.
But he had previously recorded a disc of seven songs, entitled The Gouster tribute to fashion in vogue at the time among black youth in Chicago. While most of the songs are from outputs, including Young Americans , “ The Gouster has never been published as complete an album,” says Parlophone.
“David has had a long passion for soul, like me,” says his longtime producer Tony Visconti , quoted on the official Facebook page of David Bowie. “We were not ‘young, gifted and black’,” he said in reference to a song by Nina Simone, “but we wanted to make an album deadly.”
More details about the release date and the package contents will be given next week, according to the Facebook page.
The Gouster opens including a longer and funky version of John, I’m only dancing , a title dating back to 1972 and found dared at the time for its evocation in a homosexual relationship.
David Bowie died on January 10, two days after celebrating his 69 years with the release of his latest album, Blackstar .