David Bowie Mysterious Mistake Corrected On Fame Reissue
(Gibson) July 24th 2015 sees the release of the latest special limited David Bowie 7″ picture disc, the 40th anniversary edition of “Fame,” with a double-A side that corrects a mysterious studio mistake made decades ago.
Originally released in summer 1975, “Fame” was taken from the album Young Americans. It was co-written with John Lennon and guitarist Carlos Alomar and was Bowie’s first number one in the USA. This is the first appearance of the single edit since the Best of Bowie LP in 1980, its only other appearance being the original single itself.
The B-side of the original single was the Young Americans album track “Right.” For this 40th anniversary, “Right” is now the double A side and appears as an alternate mix previously released by Ryko/EMI in 1991. However, due to a mistake by some genius it was originally released at the wrong speed, but for this release that has been corrected.