Bowie recorded his cover of Lennon's "Mother" in 1997 and '98 between Bermuda and Sound On Sound Studios in New York. It was produced by Bowie and Tony Visconti and was intended for a Lennon tribute that never ended up happening.
His version of Dylan's "Tryin' To Get To Heaven" was captured at Looking Glass in New York City in 1998.
The 7" vinyl single is limited to 8147 numbered copies, 1000 of which are cream coloured vinyl, and the remainder on black vinyl.
To mark what would have been David Bowie’s 74th birthday, two previously unreleased cover versions, John Lennon’s MOTHER and Bob Dylan’s TRYIN’ TO GET TO HEAVEN, will be released as a limited edition 7” single on 8th January next year. Full press release: https://t.co/cW5mqivAdI pic.twitter.com/dctlfk2T5P— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) December 16, 2020