David Bowie Brilliant Adventure (1992-2001) 180g 18LP & Book Box Set

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Expansive 18LP Box Set Covering 1992-2001!
Newly Remastered Audio!
Includes The Previously Unreleased Toy Album!
Expanded Live Album, B-Sides, Alternative Versions, Soundtrack Music & Hardback Book!

Rated One of the Best Rock Albums of 2022 by The Absolute Sound!

The latest in an award-winning and critically acclaimed series of box sets including David Bowie 1. Five Years (1969 - 1973), David Bowie 2. Who Can I Be Now? (1974 - 1976), David Bowie 3. A New Career In A New Town (1977 - 1982) and David Bowie 4. Loving The Alien (1983-1988), David Bowie 5. Brilliant Adventure (1992 - 2001) is an eighteen-piece vinyl box set. The collection is named after the Koto-led instrumental penultimate track from the 'hours...' album. The box set includes newly remastered versions, with input from the original producers and collaborators, of some of Bowie's most underrated and experimental material: Black Tie White Noise, The Buddha Of Suburbia (available on vinyl for the first time in nearly 30 years), 1.Outside, Earthling and hours... along with the expanded live album BBC Radio Theatre, London, June 27, 2000, the non-album / alternative version / B-sides and soundtrack music compilation Re:Call 5 and the legendary previously unreleased Toy.

Toy was recorded following David's triumphant Glastonbury 2000 performance. Bowie entered the studio with his band - Mark Plati, Sterling Campbell, Gail Ann Dorsey, Earl Slick, Mike Garson, Holly Palmer and Emm Gryner - to record new interpretations of songs he'd first recorded from 1964-1971. David planned to record the album "old school" with the band playing live, choose the best takes and then release it as soon as humanly possible in a remarkably prescient manner. Unfortunately, in 2001 the concept of the "surprise drop" album release and the technology to support it were still quite a few years off, making it impossible to release Toy, as the album was now named, out to fans as instantly as David wanted. In the interim, David did what he did best; he moved on to something new, which began with a handful of new songs from the same sessions and ultimately became the album Heathen, released in 2002 and now acknowledged as one of his finest moments.

Now twenty years after its originally planned release, David's co-producer Mark Plati says, "Toy is like a moment in time captured in an amber of joy, fire and energy. It's the sound of people happy to be playing music. David revisited and re-examined his work from decades prior through prisms of experience and fresh perspective - a parallel not lost on me as I now revisit it twenty years later. From time to time, he used to say 'Mark, this is our album' - I think because he knew I was so deeply in the trenches with him on that journey. I'm happy to finally be able to say it now belongs to all of us."

Exclusive to the David Bowie 5. Brilliant Adventure (1992 - 2001) box set are BBC Radio Theatre, London, June 27, 2000 and Re:Call 5. The former was recorded two days after the famous Glastonbury performance in front of 500 lucky fans at the BBC's art deco theatre in central London. Selections from the show were available as the third CD in a very limited 3CD edition of Bowie At The Beeb in September 2000 but the full concert has never before been available on vinyl. Re:Call 5 features 39 non-album / alternative version / B-sides and soundtrack songs over 4LPs.

The physical box set's accompanying book will feature rarely seen and previously unpublished photos by photographers including Frank W. Ockenfels III, Nick Knight, John Scarisbrick and Nina Schultz Terner and others, as well as memorabilia, technical notes about the albums from producers/engineers Brian Eno, Nile Rodgers, Reeves Gabrels and Mark Plati as well as a new an interview with The Buddha Of Suburbia collaborator Erdal Kizilçay.

The vinyl box set is pressed on audiophile-quality 180g vinyl.


  • 18LP Box Set
  • 180g Audiophile Vinyl
  • Newly Remastered Audio
  • Albums Remastered with Input from Original Producers & Collaborators
  • 2LP - Black Tie White Noise - Remastered
  • 2LP - The Buddha Of Suburbia - Remastered
  • The Buddha Of Suburbia's First Time on Vinyl in 25 Years
  • 2LP - 1. Outside - Remastered
  • 3-Sided 2LP - Earthling - Remastered (Side 4 Etching)
  • 1LP - 'hours...' - Remastered
  • 3LP - BBC Radio Theatre - Remastered
  • 20-Track Version of BBC Radio Theatre - Previously Unreleased on Vinyl
  • Expanded BBC Radio Theatre is Exclusive to this Box Set
  • 3-Sided 2LP - Toy - Previously Unreleased (Side 4 Etching)
  • 4LP - Re:Call 5 - Remastered
  • Non-Album Singles, Edits, Single Versions, B-Sides & Soundtrack Music
  • Re:Call 5 is Exclusive to this Box Set
  • Hardback Book
  • Rare & Previously Unpublished Photos
  • Technical Notes from Producers/Engineers
  • Interview with Erdal Kizilçay
  • Made in Germany


LP1 & LP2 (Black Tie White Noise)

Side One:
  1. The Wedding
  2. You've Been Around
  3. I Feel Free
Side Two:
  1. Black Tie White Noise (featuring Al B. Sure!)
  2. Jump They Say
  3. Nite Flights
Side Three:
  1. Pallas Athena
  2. Miracle Goodnight
  3. Don't Let Me Down & Down
Side Four:
  1. Looking for Lester
  2. I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday
  3. The Wedding Song

LP3 & LP4 (The Buddha Of Suburbia)

Side One:
  1. Buddha of Suburbia
  2. Sex and the Church
  3. South Horizon
Side Two:
  1. The Mysteries
  2. Bleed Like a Craze, Dad
Side Three:
  1. Strangers When We Meet
  2. Dead Against It
  3. Untitled No. 1
Side Four:
  1. Ian Fish, U.K. Heir
  2. Buddha of Suburbia (featuring Lenny Kravitz on guitar)

LP5 & LP6 (1. Outside)

Side One:
  1. Leon Takes Us Outside
  2. Outside
  3. The Hearts Filthy Lesson
  4. A Small Plot of Land
Side Two:
  1. Baby Grace (A Horrid Cassette) [segue]
  2. Hallo Spaceboy
  3. The Motel
  4. I Have Not Been to Oxford Town
Side Three:
  1. No Control
  2. Algeria Touchshriek (segue)
  3. The Voyeur of Utter Destruction (as Beauty)
  4. Ramona A. Stone/I Am with Name (segue)
  5. Wishful Beginnings
Side Four:
  1. We Prick You
  2. Nathan Adler (segue)
  3. I'm Deranged
  4. Thru' These Architects Eyes
  5. Nathan Adler (segue)
  6. Strangers When We Meet

LP7 & LP8 (Earthling)

Side One:
  1. Little Wonder
  2. Looking for Satellites
  3. Battle for Britain (The Letter)
Side Two:
  1. Seven Years in Tibet
  2. Dead Man Walking
  3. Telling Lies
Side Three:
  1. The Last Thing You Should Do
  2. I'm Afraid of Americans
  3. Law (Earthlings on Fire)
Side Four:


LP9 ('hours...')

Side One:
  1. Thursday's Child
  2. Something in the Air
  3. Survive
  4. If I'm Dreaming My Life
Side Two:
  1. Seven
  2. What's Really Happening?
  3. The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell
  4. New Angels of Promise
  5. Brilliant Adventure
  6. The Dreamers

LP10, LP11 & LP12 (BBC Radio Theatre, London, June 27, 2000)

Side One:
  1. Wild Is the Wind
  2. Ashes to Ashes
  3. Seven
Side Two:
  1. This Is Not America
  2. Absolute Beginners
  3. Always Crashing in the Same Car
Side Three:
  1. Survive
  2. The London Boys
  3. I Dig Everything
  4. Little Wonder
Side Four:
  1. The Man Who Sold the World
  2. Fame
  3. Stay
Side Five:
  1. Hallo Spaceboy
  2. Cracked Actor
  3. I'm Afraid of Americans
  4. All the Young Dudes
Side Six:
  1. Starman
  2. "Heroes"
  3. Let's Dance

LP13 & LP14 (Toy)

Side One:
  1. I Dig Everything
  2. You've Got A Habit Of Leaving
  3. The London Boys
  4. Karma Man
Side Two:
  1. Conversation Piece
  2. Shadow Man
  3. Let Me Sleep Beside You
  4. Hole In The Ground
Side Three:
  1. Baby Loves That Way
  2. Can't Help Thinking About Me
  3. Silly Boy Blue
  4. Toy (Your Turn To Drive)
Side Four:


LP15, LP16, LP17 & LP18 (Re:Call 5)

Side One:
  1. Real Cool World (Sounds From The Cool World Soundtrack Version)
  2. Jump They Say (7" version)
  3. Lucy Can't Dance
  4. Black Tie White Noise (Radio Edit) [featuring Al B. Sure!]
Side Two:
  1. Don't Let Me Down & Down (Indonesian Vocal Version)
  2. Buddha Of Suburbia (Single Version) [featuring Lenny Kravitz on guitar]
  3. The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Radio Edit)
  4. Nothing To Be Desired
  5. Strangers When We Meet (edit)
  6. Get Real
Side Three:
  1. The Man Who Sold The World (Live Eno Mix)
  2. I'm Afraid Of Americans (Showgirls Soundtrack Version)
  3. Hallo Spaceboy (Remix)
  4. I Am With Name (Alternative Version)
  5. A Small Plot Of Land (Long Basquiat Soundtrack Version)
Side Four:
  1. Little Wonder (Edit)
  2. A Fleeting Moment (aka Seven Years In Tibet - Mandarin Version)
  3. Dead Man Walking (Edit)
  4. Seven Years In Tibet (Edit)
  5. Planet Of Dreams - David Bowie and Gail Ann Dorsey
Side Five:
  1. I'm Afraid Of Americans (V1 - Edit)
  2. I Can't Read (The Ice Storm Long Version)
  3. A Foggy Day In London Town - David Bowie and Angelo Badalamenti
  4. Fun (BowieNet Mix)
  5. The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell (Stigmata Soundtrack Version)
Side Six:
  1. Thursday's Child (Radio Edit)
  2. We All Go Through
  3. No One Calls
  4. We Shall Go To Town
  5. 1917
Side Seven:
  1. The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell (Edit)
  2. Thursday's Child (Omikron: The Nomad Soul Version)
  3. New Angels Of Promise (Omikron: The Nomad Soul Version)
  4. The Dreamers (Omikron: The Nomad Soul Version)
  5. Seven (Demo)
Side Eight:
  1. Survive (Marius De Vries mix)
  2. Something In The Air (American Psycho Remix)
  3. Seven (Marius De Vries Mix)
  4. Pictures Of Lily

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