By: Gary Graff
After ending a decade's absence with "The Next Day" earlier this year, David Bowie is giving fans even more with "The Next Day Extra," an expanded edition of the album with a second CD and a DVD featuring the four videos filmed for the set so far ("Where Are We Now?," "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)," "Valentine's Day," "The Next Day").
The bonus CD will be a 10-song collection featuring five unreleased songs -- "Atomica," "The Informer," "Like a Rocket Man," "Born in a UFO" and "God Bless the Girl" -- and remixes of "Love is Lost" and "I'd Rather Be High." "The Next Day Extra" comes out on November 5, and a seven-track digital EP bundle will also be released featuring seven tracks from the package.
Bowie's first new album since 2003's "Reality," "The Next Day" debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and at No. 1 in seven other countries after its March release and has been nominated for the prestigious Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize.
Bowie has declined to tour or do interviews for the album, but co-producer Tony Visconti tells us he expects we'll hear more new music from Bowie in the not too distant future:
“I'm not booked to do another album with him but we talked about recording more after this," Visconti revealed. "We ended the album on such a high, he said, 'I can't wait to get back in the studio.' I'm sure he wouldn't mind me quoting him on that. But that's a long way off. This album's gonna run its course. We might get together this year. I don't know."
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