Here's why we're hyped to see the David Bowie 'Moonage Daydream' documentary

Coming to theaters and HBO properties later this year and into 2023
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Late last year, director Brett Morgen, who brought to life the Nirvana documentary Montage Of Heck, promised "an immersive cinematic experience" surrounding the life and music of late artist David Bowie. Fans will be happy to know that there has been some positive momentum on the project, with an official title announced as well as a few more juicy details.

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Firstly, Morgen's David Bowie doc, the first to be fully authorized by The Thin White Duke's estate, is titled Moonage Daydream, a title taken from the song of the same name from his fifth studio release, 1972's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Announced today, the "feature-length experiential cinematic odyssey" is due for theater and IMAX release later in the year, while cable and streaming options will be added in 2023.

Fans can expect much more than a run-of-the-mill music doc. According to a press release, the film, narrated by Bowie himself, illuminates his "life and genius" as he worked "across several disciplines," including his storied career as a songwriter and stage performer, as well as his beloved film appearances and deep interests in dance, painting, sculpture, video and audio collage, screenwriting, acting, and live theatre.

Additionally, Bowie's estate granted Morgen access to his archives, which held never-before-seen performances, "all of which will appear on screen for the first time." Master recordings were also unearthed, so audiophiles will be treated to a total of 48 tracks, all mixed from their original stems into Dolby Atmos, 12.0, 5.0, and 7.1/5.1. Additional details will be announced in the coming months.

To celebrate Bowie's birthday earlier this year, Audacy unearthed a few interviews from our own archives, when he joined our hosts in 1997 and again in 2004 to discuss wide-ranging topics such as finding Buddha in a Xerox shop, multiple realities, and more.

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