A few more details for you regarding the ‘Arnold Layne’ single, available for a limited period over Christmas.
As you know, it features two live versions of the song with different vocalists – David Bowie and Richard Wright – both of which were recorded at London’s Royal Albert Hall in May.
It also features a live cover of Syd Barrett’s beautiful ‘Dark Globe’, originally from his debut album, ‘The Madcap Laughs’.
There will be a limited press of 7" singles in Europe and 10" singles in North America. There will also be a CD single available in Europe only.
You will be able to hear David introducing David Bowie on-stage on the vinyl versions, but not on the CD.
Both vinyl and CD versions of the single will be available to buy the old-fashioned way (from shops, remember them?) from 26 December, as well as from the usual online retailers.
They will also be available for download from Christmas Day until 14 January, but not from iTunes.
We will have exclusive videos for each of the three tracks on our website from Monday 4 December, so don’t miss them.
Radio stations should also start playing the single from this week (although it will most likely be the week after), so don’t let us stop you if you want to start bombarding your local station with requests to play it…
The chatroom closes its doors for the final time this week in half an hour’s time, so if you want to join in, you’d better be quick. They will next open with an eerie creak on Wednesday at 4PM (UK time).