Listen to A Previously Unreleased Version of “The Man Who Sold The World” by David Bowie


Music icon and legend David Bowie would have turned 73 today.

As a way to celebrate Bowie, his record label, Parlophone, is releasing a six-song EP titled Is It Any Wonder?, and features previously unreleased songs or versions of songs.

The first song released from the new EP is a new version of “The Man Who Sold The World”. This version of the song was recorded in New York just before Bowie’s 50th birthday concert at Madison Square Garden in 1997.

Two things immediately stand out between this previously unreleased version and the original recording. This ‘new’ version strips out the main guitar line and instead uses a sitar, not to mention the eccentric mixture of sounds in the background. And it takes a far more somber tone throughout.