David Bowie’s Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust to be released on limited edition gold vinyl

Two of David Bowie’s most seminal records will be getting the Midas touch on 16th June. 1971’s ‘Hunky Dory’ and 1972’s breakthrough ‘The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’ will be reissued on limited edition gold vinyl and made available exclusively through brick-and-mortar indie record stores, not unlike the way in which Record Store Day releases are made available. No word yet on how many are being made (though since we’re talking about David Bowie here, it’s likely to be a lot for modern day pressing standards – they made 15,000 of ‘Bowpromo’ Record Store Day release) but nonetheless, it’s likely to become something of an instant collectable. Going by the stock photo, it’s looking likely that these will simply be gold versions of the Parlophone records reissues that were released shortly after Bowie’s death, rather than whole new pressings.

A CD issue of the Record Store Day vinyl-only release ‘Cracked Actor -Live Los Angeles ’74’ is also due to be released on 16th June.  Initially the live set will be released as a limited edition digipak with a 12 page booklet not included with the vinyl version and, once that’s gone out of print, a standard jewel case CD version will be issued to replace it.  While it has been confirmed that digital downloads also be available, it has also been categorically stated that the album will not be reissued on vinyl.