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David Bowie – Day-In Day-Out (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on February 2nd, 2016


A. Front

“Day-In Day-Out” is the first track on David Bowie’s album Never Let Me Down. It was issued as a single in March 1987, ahead of the album’s release.

The song criticised the urban decay and deprivation in American cities at the time, concerned largely with the depths a young mother has to sink to feed her child, including attempting to shoplift and becoming a prostitute. The video was banned and censored as a result.

The single was modest hit, entering the top 10 charts in several countries worldwide.

This US 12″ promo contains special edits by Shep Pettibone exclusive to this release. The sleeve and labels also list track A2 incorrectly it is actually the “Extended Dub Mix”.

Day-In Day-Out (7″ Dance Edit) 3:35
Day-In Day-Out (Extended Dub Mix) 7:17

Day-In Day-Out (Edited Dance Mix) 4:30

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1987 Day-In Day-Out U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #21
1987 Day-In Day-Out U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #3
1987 Day-In Day-Out U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #10


Label: EMI America ‎– SPRO 9996/9997
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Pop
Style: Synth-pop

Design [Art, Set & Design] – Mick Haggerty
Engineer [Mix] – Steve Peck
Keyboards [Additional] – David Cole
Other [Set Construction] – Ron Oates
Photography – Greg Gorman
Producer – David Bowie, David Richards
Producer [Additional], Mixed By, Edited By – Shep Pettibone
Written-By – David Bowie

From the LP “Never Let Me Down”
Label and sleeve list track A2 incorrectly.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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16 Responses to “David Bowie – Day-In Day-Out (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Erick Says:

    This a really wonderfull gifth for this day … thanks Paul for this ONE.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Erick 🙂


  2. Jeff Says:

    Oh how I love giving you heaps of praise Paul!! It’s just that you’re so giving with the special twelves, promos and limited editions!! And the way you present them….SWOON…the way they hit our ears and emotions and all the nerve endings, regular and personal, it’s all I can do but gush reverently over your exquisite work. I’m so pleased to hear these Shep mixes Paul. You always give your fans what they want each and every time. Thank you for making me squeal with delight!!

    Still Swooning!!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff you always make me smile 🙂


  3. radema Says:

    The Other US 12″ or UK Remix please!


  4. OMAR Says:

    Thanks Paul for these rare remixes.


  5. Junior Says:

    So pleased you posted these Shep mixes, and with the late great David Cole on keyboards.

    Thanks very much Paul 🙂


  6. Lee Says:

    David Bowie’s Day-In Day-Out was the first single that got me into his music, way back in 1987, a fantastic single, great video too, many thanks Paul, for another great post on a excellent artist!


  7. BE.D12'' Says:

    Thanks Paul,
    I’ve been waiting for this single remixed by Shep Pettibone
    for a long time.
    Hope you’ve got also the Extended Dance Mix (7.15)!
    … 😂


  8. Kent H. Says:

    Thanks Paul. 🙂


  9. David Says:

    Thank you for all the Bowie. Wonderful to finally have great sounding digital versions of these mixes.


  10. Song_And_Dance Says:

    Kind of makes me sad listening to this great song. Have we already realized what we lost with David Bowie? Certainly not.
    One of the most important and most influencial musicians of the last and the current century, no doubt.


  11. CL Says:

    Thanks Paul


  12. Stefano Says:

    Great post! A rare one too. Thanks Paul. I like this Bowie series a lot. Wondering how much is left, because I think by now we more or less have had all his 12 inches?


  13. Jason Says:

    Thank you Paul. Another mix I haven’t heard before.


  14. AntBee Says:

    Thank you, Paul!


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