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DAVID BOWIE 'ALL SAINTS' (COLLECTED INSTRUMENTALS 1977 - 1999)

EMI Press Release

EMI announce the release of the long awaited David Bowie instrumental album, All Saints. This extremely special release will be available on July 31.

All Saints, a collection of Bowie's instrumental tracks from 1977 to 1999 was originally compiled by David in 1993 as a Christmas present for his friends and is highly sought after by fans. David's original gift was as a 2-CD set, but for this, its first commercial release, it has been recompiled to a single CD and features brand new artwork, bringing it up to date with the inclusion of 'Brilliant Adventure' from his last studio album, 'Hours'.

All tracks have been remastered and three tracks, 'All Saints', 'Abdulmajid' and 'Crystal Japan' are currently unavailable on any release.

All Saints is a real gem for Bowie fans worldwide.

Track Listing

A New Career In Town
V-2 Schneider
Abdulmajid
Weeping Wall
All Saints
Art Decade
Crystal Japan
Brilliant Adventure
Sense Of Doubt
Moss Garden
Neukoln
The Mysteries
Ian Fish UK Heir
Subterraneans
Warszawa
Some Are

A New Career In Town
The second short instrumental from side 1 of 'Low' features a battle between European calculated metronomic synths and a Yankee harmonica.

V-2 Schneider
Probably the best of the instrumentals on 'Heroes', this track features an off beat sax, great guitars and military style drumming.

Abdulmajid
A haunting middle eastern flavoured instrumental previously available as a bonus track on the now deleted Ryko/EMI 1991 remaster of 'Heroes'.

Weeping Wall
A piece inspired by Philip Glass takes on Berlin as its subject matter. Bowie plays all of the instruments on this track from 'Low' including the vibraphone and xylophone.

All Saints
A short instrumental and title track of this album. Previously available as a bonus track on the now deleted Ryko/EMI 1991 remaster of 'Low'.

Art Decade
A stark unnerving instrumental from 'Low' capturing the ambience and isolation of West Berlin

Crystal Japan
Appeared previously as the b-side to the single 'Up The Hill Backwards' and as a bonus track on the Ryko/EMI 1991 remaster of 'Scary Monsters'. The track was originally recorded for a Japanese Saki advert which featured David himself.

Brilliant Adventure
The most recent track recorded for and featured on David's 1999 album 'hours'.

Sense Of Doubt
Moss Garden
Neukoln
Three tracks that segue into each other on the album 'Heroes'. 'Sense Of Doubt' is a funereal minimalist masterpiece that sounds as disturbing today as when it was recorded. 'Moss Garden' has a Japanese flavour and features a Koto, a stringed instrument similar to a guitar. Neukoln, an area in former East Berlin populated in the main by Turkish immigrants, has a Zen quality disturbed by fine guitar work and the lone booming sax which finishes the piece.

The Mysteries
A true ambient piece from the album 'Buddha Of Suburbia' features what sounds like a backwards slowed down piano.

Ian Fish UK Heir
An intriguing ambient piece featuring copious amounts of surface static from the album 'Buddha Of Suburbia'.

Subterraneans
This track, or an earlier version of it, was demoed for the 'Man Who Fell To Earth' soundtrack. It eventually appeared as the final piece about Berlin on the 'Low' album.

Warszawa
This bleak slow instrumental was Bowie's attempt to capture the essence of the Polish capital and it's countryside in general. From the album 'Low' it features Bowie singing in a non existent language similar to the 'Sound Poetry' developed by the Dadaists in the 1910's.

Some Are
The original instrumental featured as a bonus track on the Ryko/EMI1991 remaster of 'Low'. This version is the long orchestral version arranged by Philip Glass from his 'Low Symphony'.

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