David Bowie to release French-language version of 'Heroes'

on Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:49
David Bowie

David Bowie has announced the release of the French-language version of "Heroes" on limited edition blue vinyl and the 2008 compilation album "i Select" on red vinyl.

The 7-inch French edition of Bowie's 1977 hit "Heroes" will be backed with a live version of the song recorded during Bowie's Serious Moonlight Tour in 1983. The vinyl is limited to 2000 copies and only available in France, but British fans have the chance to win copies via Bowie's website.

Meanwhile, "i Select" is getting its debut vinyl release as a limitededition red pressing. The compilation LP features songs from throughout Bowie's career handpicked by Bowie himself, including "Life On Mars" and "Repetition".

The pair of vinyl releases coincide with the opening of David Bowie Is exhibition at the Philharmonie de Paris.

The retrospective exhibition detailing the singer's 50-year career, featuring more than 300 objects, including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, film, set designs and Bowie's own instruments, was originally shown in London at the V&A between March and August 2013 and received a sell-out run with more than 300,000 people attending the show.

Since then, it has moved around the world, being shown in Toronto, Chicago, Sao Paulo and Berlin. After Paris, it will head to the Netherlands and Australia.

The "i Select" tracklisting:

Life On Mars?
Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing
The Bewlay Brothers
Lady Grinning Soul
Some Are
Teenage Wildlife
Fantastic Voyage
Loving The Alien
Time Will Crawl
Hang On To Yourself (live)