Mother/Tryin’ To Get To Heaven 7″ Single

David Bowie


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Release Date : 8th January 2021


***Limited to 250 In Ireland***

  1. Mother
  2. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven (single edit)

To celebrate what would have been David Bowie’s 74th birthday on the 8th January, 2021, two previously unreleased cover versions, John Lennon’s MOTHER and Bob Dylan’s TRYIN’ TO GET TO HEAVEN, will be released as a very special limited edition 7” single.

The 7” single is limited to 8147 numbered copies, 1000 of which will be on cream coloured vinyl available only from the official David Bowie store and Warner Music’s Dig! store (the remainder will be black). Both tracks will be available to stream and download.

Originally recorded by Lennon for his 1970 album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, Bowie’s version of MOTHER was produced by Tony Visconti in 1998 for a Lennon tribute that never came to fruition. Bob Dylan’s original TRYIN’ TO GET TO HEAVEN was released on his 1997 Album of the Year GRAMMY winning Time Out Of Mind. David’s version was recorded in February 1998 during the mixing sessions for the ‘’ album.


Produced by David Bowie, Tony Visconti and Reeves Gabrels

Engineered by Dave Amlen and Zach Wind (NYC) and Reeves Gabrels (Bermuda)

Recorded in Bermuda in 1997 and Sound On Sound Studios, New York, July, 1998

David Bowie – vocals

Reeves Gabrels – guitars

Tony Visconti – bass, harmony vocals

Andy Newmark – drums

Jordan Ruddess – piano

Richard Barone – harmony vocals


(Bob Dylan)

Produced by David Bowie. Co-produced by Reeves Gabrels and Mark Plati

Mixed by Mark Plati

Recorded at Looking Glass, New York City, February 1998. Mixed at Sony Studios New York City.

David Bowie – vocals, guitar and saxophone

Reeves Gabrels – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, pedal steel, synths and vocals

Mark Plati – synths and programming

Gail Ann Dorsey – bass and vocals

Zach Alford – drums