David Bowie’s Previously Unreleased John Lennon & Bob Dylan Covers, Out Now On Vinyl

David Bowie’s Previously Unreleased John Lennon & Bob Dylan Covers, Out Now On Vinyl

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David Bowie celebrating his 50th birthday in 1997. Photo by Ke.Mazur/WireImage/Getty Images. 

Today (8th Jan) marks what would have been David Bowie’s 74th birthday. To celebrate, two of the singer's previously unreleased cover versions of John Lennon’s “Mother” and Bob Dylan’s “Tryin’ To Get To Heaven” have been released as a very special 7” single, as well as digital and streaming (listen below). 



Originally recorded by Lennon for his 1970 album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, Bowie's version of the 1970 John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band track, “Mother” was produced by Tony Visconti in 1998 for a Lennon tribute that never came to be. Bowie’s “Tryin’ To Get To Heaven” cover, recorded in 1998 at New York’s Looking Glass studio during the mixing sessions for the LiveAndWell.com live album, arrived just six months after Dylan debuted the track on 1997’s Time Out Of Mind

A very special, limited-edition 7” single pressing of the single, limited to 8147 numbered copies, 1000 of which are pressed on cream coloured vinyl, the remainder on black, will be available only from the official David Bowie store and Warner Music’s Dig! store (the remainder will be black). Get all the info here! 

Also, this weekend, David Bowie’s pianist, Mike Garson is hosting a star-studded virtual tribute concert late icon’s birthday. The “cinematic” will feature an incredible lineup of artists, with everyone from Duran Duran to Trent Reznor set to honour the Starman. The event will be streaming tomorrow for 24 hrs. Get tickets and event info, here.   

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