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A cuatro años de su fallecimiento, continuan saliendo más temas inéditos del cantante y compositor británico, David Bowie. Para comenzar el 2020 y a un par de días de su aniversario luctuoso, fue liberada la canción ‘I Can’t Read 97’.

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I CAN’T READ ’97 AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING NOW* “Can I reach tomorrow?” As the 16th turns to the 17th around the globe, the second instalment of the IS IT ANY WONDER? EP of six unreleased and rare tracks is available now. Keep reading for the full press release. *Available now if it’s the 17th where you are. #BowieIIAW + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + DAVID BOWIE IS IT ANY WONDER? STREAMING EP OF UNRELEASED & RARE MATERIAL ’I CAN’T READ ’97'’ (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED) AVAILABLE NOW THE SECOND OF SIX TRACKS TO BE RELEASED OVER SIX WEEKS Parlophone Records is proud to unveil ‘I CAN’T READ ‘97’, the second instalment of DAVID BOWIE’s IS IT ANY WONDER? EP of six unreleased and rare tracks being released once a week. ‘I CAN’T READ’ originally appeared on Tin Machine’s eponymous debut album in 1989, and was a staple in the band’s live set. In the autumn of 1996, during the mixing stages for Earthling, David re-recorded the track – which, at one stage, appeared on a mastered version of the album. While the song’s second incarnation, ‘I CAN’T READ ‘97’, was David’s preferred solo version (the version available today), it was ultimately cut from Earthling and replaced at the last minute with ‘The Last Thing You Should Do’. An alternative version, featuring minor chords and a darker sound for the chorus, was recorded for Ang Lee’s film The Ice Storm. The full length version appeared on a single in 1998, while an edit featured on the film’s soundtrack album in 1997, both released by VelVel Records. ‘I CAN’T READ ‘97’ written by David Bowie & Reeves Gabrels is produced by David Bowie, co-produced by Reeves Gabrels and Mark Plati, and mixed by Mark Plati. The track was recorded and mixed at Right Track Recording in New York and features Gail Ann Dorsey on bass and vocals, Mike Garson on piano, and Reeves Gabrels on guitar and vocals.

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La canción originalmente forma parte de su álbum debút homónimo del año 1989, Tin Machine. En el año 1996 Bowie re-grabó la canción para la versión masterizada del álbum.

Existe una segunda versión de la canción hecha para la película de 1998 del director Ang LeeThe Ice Storm, esta versión contenía un coro oscuro y acordes menores, fue lanzada también como sencillo.

‘I Cant’ Read 97′ es la versión preferida del cantante, originalmente formaría parte de su vigésimo álbum de estudio Earthling, lanzado en 1997. Finalmente la canción fue reemplazada en el último momento por la canción ‘The Last Thing You should Do’.

Junto al sencillo fue liberado el video perteneciente a la canción en donde vemos a David Bowie ensayando en la ciudad de Hartford, Connecticut en el mes de enero de 1997. Las grabaciones fueron hechas por Tim Pope.