Rare David Bowie covers of John Lennon and Bob Dylan to be released for the first time

The recording will be released on what would have been Bowie's 74th birthday
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You’ll find these names at the top of many “best rock musicians” list, but seldom are they found on the same record.

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On January 8, the date that David Bowie would have turned 74 years old, a limited edition 7” single of the late artist covering John Lennon’s “Mother” and Bob Dylan’s “Tryin’ To Get To Heaven” will be made available.

In 1998, Bowie recorded a rendition of the classic John Lennon track for a tribute that never materialized. His take on Dylan’s “Tryin’ To Get To Heaven” was also recorded in 1998 during the mixing sessions for his rare live record LiveAndWell.com.

The 7” single is limited to 8,147 copies of which 1,000 will be available as a cream colored vinyl. Additionally, both tracks will be made available to stream and download for the very first time.

In other Bowie news… He’s finally been sent to space! Well, at least a coin bearing his resemblance.

Earlier in December, The U.K.’s Royal Mint sent a specially made coin of the late artist into space. The one ounce silver proof coin traveled for 45 minutes and reached an out-of-this-world altitude of 116,982 feet before descending back down to Earth.

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