David Bowie‘s 1972 classic ‘John, I’m Only Dancing‘ will be re-released in the autumn to celebrate the single’s 40th anniversary.
EMI will re-issue the track on a limited edition 7″ picture disc on September 3rd, almost exactly 40 years since the single first hit the shelves.
The news follows a similar re-release of ‘Starman‘ earlier this year as part of the 2012 Record Store Day initiative.
‘John, I’m Only Dancing’ was destined to be a stand-alone single for Bowie after originally being recorded too late to be considered for inclusion on his landmark ’72 LP ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars‘, while also subsequently missing the cut for the following year’s ‘Aladdin Sane‘ album.
A later version of the track, known by fans as ‘the sax version’ due to its alternate production and the addition of a prominent saxophone layer played by Keith Fordham, will be included on the re-release.Just Published: