When it comes to David Bowie, there’s a few consecutive five-year spans that you could arguably call his best, and the period from 1969 through 1973 would certainly rank among the top. (We counted down his albums from worst to best a few years back and came to a similar conclusion.) The new FIVE YEARS vinyl collection puts all the LPs he released during those years into one box set. That means it’ll include Space Oddity, The Man Who Sold The World, Hunky Dory, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, and PinUps — some with new remasters — the Ziggy Stardust movie soundtrack, Live Santa Monica ’72, the 40th anniversary Ken Scott mix of Ziggy, and a new rarities collection called Re:Call 1 featuring unreleased and hard-to-find tracks. The box set will also feature a book containing rarely-seen photos, technical notes about the albums from producers Tony Visconti and Scott, and a foreword from Kinks frontman Ray Davies.
It normally retails for $250, but we’re giving one lucky reader this 13LP set for free.
To enter this sweepstakes, you need be a fan of Stereogum on Facebook and comment below on this very post with your favorite David Bowie album using Facebook login. (Do not use your ‘Gum user account on this post — we’ll have to be able to confirm you are a fan of Stereogum on FB when the sweepstakes ends.) Winner will be chosen randomly. The sweepstakes ends on 10/1 at 6PM EST. Good luck!
David Bowie: FIVE YEARS 1969-1973 is out 9/25 via Rhino Records.