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11th September 2017

TWIN PEAKS executive producer Sabrina Sutherland announces that DAVID BOWIE gave his approval for his Twin Peaks: 'The Return Cameo' episode - [Read here]...

The documentary BESIDE BOWIE: THE MICK RONSON STORY will be available to purchase on Blu-ray disc next month on 13th October (2 discs) via MVD Visual...

On this day, 40 years ago, DAVID BOWIE and BING CROSBY record Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth for his TV Christmas Special in 1977...

For all you DAVID BOWIE memorabilia collectors out there... check out the listing of 41 mock-ups, prototypes and proofs - all one-off memorabilia for sale - created by SHOOT THAT TIGER designer studios in USA during the Eighties and Nineties - [View here]...

7th September 2017

David Bowie A Life by Dylan Jones Published today is DAVID BOWIE: A LIFE by DYLAN JONES.

Dylan Jones's engrossing, magisterial biography of David Bowie is unlike any Bowie story ever written. Drawn from over 180 interviews with friends, rivals, lovers, and collaborators, some of whom have never before spoken about their relationship with Bowie, this oral history weaves a hypnotic spell as it unfolds the story of a remarkable rise to stardom and an unparalleled artistic path. Tracing Bowie's life from the English suburbs to London to New York to Los Angeles, Berlin, and beyond, its collective voices describe a man profoundly shaped by his relationship with his schizophrenic half-brother Terry; an intuitive artist who could absorb influences through intense relationships and yet drop people cold when they were no longer of use; and a social creature equally comfortable partying with John Lennon and dining with Frank Sinatra.

By turns insightful and deliciously gossipy, DAVID BOWIE is as intimate a portrait as may ever be drawn. It sparks with admiration and grievances, lust and envy, as the speakers bring you into studios and bedrooms they shared with Bowie, and onto stages and film sets, opening corners of his mind and experience that transform our understanding of both artist and art. Including illuminating, never-before-seen material from Bowie himself, drawn from a series of Jones's interviews with him across two decades, DAVID BOWIE is an epic, unforgettable cocktail-party conversation about a man whose enigmatic shapeshifting and irrepressible creativity produced one of the most sprawling, fascinating lives of our time.

Hardcover, with 576 pages, and a Kindle version, published via Preface Publishing.

Synopsis: Dylan Jones, OBE, is the Editor of British GQ. He studied design and photography at Chelsea School of Art and St. Martins School of Art in London before becoming the Editor of i-D magazine in 1984. He has since been an Editor at The Face, Arena, The Observer and The Sunday Times. Dylan has won the BSME Editor Of The Year award seven times, once for his work on Arena (1993), and six times for GQ (2001, 2002, 2004, 2008, and two awards in 2007).

Dylan has published several international best-selling biographies and books, which include his When Ziggy Played Guitar in 2012.

Reviews and Interview:

The Telegraph: 'Discovering David Bowie: the man behind the myth' - Read here].

Evening Standard: 'David Bowie: A Life by Dylan Jones review' - [Read here]

DavidBowieBlackstar.it: 'Jones on Jones' - [Read here].

1st September 2017

Skids frontman RICHARD JOBSON has written a new novel 'The Speed of Life', a fantasy about two aliens who travel to Earth to find DAVID BOWIE...

A home video of BESIDE BOWIE: THE MICK RONSON STORYis slated for release on 27th October...

Documentary BESIDE BOWIE: THE MICK RONSON STORY will be shown in select U.S. theaters beginning today 1st September...

1st September 2017

The OCTOBER issue of ROLLING STONE magazine in GERMANY comes with an exclusive limited vinyl edition of the 7" single "Helden"/"Heroes" by DAVID BOWIE / BRIAN ENO.


Rolling Stone magazine Germany October 2017        A-side 01. "Helden" ('89 remix version).
       B-side 01. "Heroes" (live version).

This 7 inch single vinyl will only be available with this issue of Rolling Stone 10/2017.

The offer contains: Rolling Stone issue 10/2017 plus exclusive David Bowie 7" single vinyl.

You will receive an invoice that will be shipped together with the issue and vinyl from September 27th. Update: they have now removed this option: Extra shipping charges for foreign countries: EU plus 2,90 E / Non-EU countries plus 3,45 E

For more details and information, pop on over to the rollingstone.de website.

Thanks to PASCAL R. for the heads-up.

1st September 2017

Heroes 40th Picture Disc Single davidbowie.com have exclusively announced details of the next DAVID BOWIE 40th Anniversary 7" Picture Disc Single released this month...

This limited edition of "HEROES" is to be released on 22nd September via Parlophone (catalogue no. DBHERO 40).

A-side: "Heroes" (Single version 2017 Remaster).
(Lyrics by David Bowie, Music by David Bowie and Brian Eno).
Produced by David Bowie and Tony Visconti.
Recorded at Hansa Studios, Berlin and Mountain Studios, Montreux.

AA-side: "Heroes" ('Marc' Granada TV show version).
(Lyrics by David Bowie, Music by David Bowie and Brian Eno).
Recorded for the Granada television show 'Marc' on 7th September 1977 and broadcast on 20th September 1977.
Previously unreleased.

The A-side picture was taken by Sukita in Japan 1977, and the AA-side was shot at the recording of the 'Marc' TV show in September, 1977.

You can pre-order "Heroes" (40th Anniversary Vinyl) NOW!

1st September 2017

IMAN on DAVID BOWIE's Legacy and Her Life in Vogue in the September issue of US VOGUE magazine - available now.

Extract: Iman: Some months ago, the stars demanded David's presence. We surrendered a husband, a father, a father-in-law, a friend, a mentor, and all the nameless daily ecstasies that occur between people who love one another. The outpouring of grief over David's passing has helped me tremendously, though sometimes I've been at odds with it, too: Universal grieving for your life partner can also keenly deepen your own sense of all that you've lost. David gave me the most exciting, touching, and deliriously loving 24 years. Still, it was not enough - shockingly brief. And although I'll never get used to losing him, David is nonetheless hiding in plain sight. We have our beautiful daughter, Lexi, now seventeen; a year ago, David's son, Duncan, and his wife, Rodene, gave birth to a son, Stenton; my daughter Zulekha and her husband, Jason, will bless us with a baby this summer. With this burgeoning family, I've added a new title to my list: Nana. So I'm Mom and Nana now, while striving to live up to my name in spirit and example; to have iman; to always have faith. As for David, I have perfect iman that we'll be together again. Love doesn't cease; love reshapes.

Iman talks David and Vogue

Check out the article and watch the video interview via the vogue.com website.

1st September 2017

davidbowie.com have exclusively announced details of the next DAVID BOWIE Box Set..





David Bowie 'A New Career In A New Town (1977 - 1982) Box Set Parlophone Records are proud to announce DAVID BOWIE 'A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN (1977 - 1982)' the third in a series of box sets spanning Bowie's career from 1969.

The follow-up to the awarding winning and critically acclaimed DAVID BOWIE 'FIVE YEARS (1969 - 1973)' and DAVID BOWIE 'WHO CAN I BE NOW? (1974 - 1976)' will be released on 29th September and will contain a brand new remix of the 1979 album 'LODGER' by long time Bowie producer/collaborator Tony Visconti.

The eleven CD box, thirteen-piece vinyl set and the Mastered For iTunes and standard digital download sets feature material officially released by Bowie between 1977 and 1982. It includes the so-called 'Berlin Trilogy' of albums on which he collaborated with Visconti and Brian Eno, and is completed by 'SCARY MONSTERS (And Super Creeps)'.

The box set, named after the final track on side one of 'LOW', includes 'LOW', '"HEROES"', 'STAGE' (ORIGINAL and 2017 VERSIONS), 'LODGER', 'LODGER (Tony Visconti 2017 Mix)', 'SCARY MONSTERS (And Super Creeps)' and 'RE:CALL 3'. Finally we have the '"HEROES"' E.P., which rounds up the German and French album and single versions of the track in one place for the first time, a compilation exclusive to the set celebrating the 40th anniversary of the song.

In the vinyl version of the box the original 'STAGE' will be pressed on yellow vinyl, replicating the limited edition U.K. release of the time. The 2017 version of 'STAGE' features two previously unreleased tracks.

Exclusive to each of the box sets is 'LODGER (Tony Visconti 2017 Mix)'. The remix was started with David's blessing before his passing in January last year. Tony Visconti has revisited the original multi-tracks at Human Studios and remixed the album with the benefit of modern technology to better highlight the album's nuances. Always a personal favourite of David's, this version of the album will also feature newly 'remixed' artwork featuring unseen images from the original cover photographic session from the archive of the Estate of photographer Duffy, working closely with his son Chris.

Also exclusive to each box is 'Re:Call 3', a new compilation featuring remastered contemporary single versions, non-album singles and b-sides, and songs featured on soundtracks. The cover features a photo by Christian Simonpietri taken at Hansa Studios in Berlin during the '"Heroes"' sessions in 1977. The 'Baal' E.P. in its entirety is making its CD debut while 'Beauty And The Beast' (extended version) and 'Breaking Glass' (Australian single version) are making their debuts on CD and digital formats.

'Beauty And The Beast' (extended version) is available as a digital download upon pre-order of the box set. This version of the '"Heroes"' album track is making its digital and CD debut having previously only been available on a rare US promo 12" and as a limited 12" release in Spain.

The physical box set's accompanying book, 128 pages in the CD box and 84 in the vinyl set, will feature rarely seen and previously unpublished photos by photographers including Anton Corbijn, Helmut Newton, Andrew Kent, Steve Schapiro, Duffy and many others as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums from producer Tony Visconti.

The CD box set will include faithfully reproduced mini-vinyl versions of the original albums, and the CDs will be gold coloured rather than the usual silver. The vinyl box set has the same content as the CD set and is pressed on audiophile quality 180g vinyl.

*A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982) will also be made available in High Definition audio digital formats (192kHZ/24bit and 96kHZ/24bit). Content varies from other formats due to the resolution of the available original source material.


David Bowie 'A New Career In A New Town (1977 - 1982) Box Set LP Box Set:
   84 Page hardback book
   Low (remastered) (1LP)
   "Heroes" (remastered) (1LP)
   "Heroes" E.P. (remastered) (12" Single)*
   Stage (remastered) (2LP Yellow Vinyl)*
   Stage (2017) (remastered) (3LP)
   Lodger (remastered) (1LP)
   Lodger (Tony Visconti 2017 Mix) (1LP)*
   Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1LP)
   Re:Call 3 (non-album singles, single versions and b-sides) (remastered) (2LP)*

*Exclusive to 'A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982)'

David Bowie 'A New Career In A New Town (1977 - 1982) Box Set CD Box Set:
   128 Page hardback book
   Low (remastered) (1CD)
   "Heroes" (remastered) (1CD)
   "Heroes" E.P. (remastered) (CD EP)*
   Stage (remastered) (2CD)*
   Stage (2017) (remastered) (2CD)
   Lodger (remastered) (1CD)
   Lodger (Tony Visconti 2017 Mix) (1CD)*
   Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1CD)
   Re:Call 3 (non-album singles, single versions and b-sides) (remastered) (1CD)*

*Exclusive to 'A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982)'

Digital download 192kHz/24bit Box Set:
   Low (remaster)
   "Heroes" (remaster)
   "Heroes" E.P.*
   Stage (original) (remaster)*
   Stage (2017) (remaster)
   Lodger (remaster)
   Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (remaster)

Note: Lodger (Tony Visconti 2017 mix) is not included in this digital box set.

Digital download 96kHz/24bit Box Set:
   Low (remaster)
   "Heroes" (remaster)
   "Heroes" E.P.*
   Stage (original) (remaster)*
   Stage (2017) (remaster)
   Lodger (remaster)
   Lodger (Tony Visconti 2017 mix)*
   Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (remaster)

Digital download standard/MFiT Box Set:
   Low (remaster)
   "Heroes" (remaster)
   "Heroes" E.P.*
   Stage (original) (remaster)*
   Stage (2017) (remaster)
   Lodger (remaster)
   Lodger (Tony Visconti 2017 mix)*
   Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (remaster)
   Re:Call 3 (Single versions and non album B-sides) (non MFiT)*

* Set exclusives

'A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN (1977 - 1982)' CD and Vinyl Tracklistings (showing Vinyl side breaks).

Released on RCA PL 12030 (U.K.) / CPL1-2030 (U.S.) on 14th January, 1977.

Side 1
   01. Speed Of Life
   02. Breaking Glass
   03. What In The World
   04. Sound And Vision
   05. Always Crashing In The Same Car
   06. Be My Wife
   07. A New Career In A New Town

Side 2
   01. Warszawa
   02. Art Decade
   03. Weeping Wall
   04. Subterraneans

Released on RCA PL 12522 (U.K.) / AFL1-2522 (U.S.)

Side 1
   01. Beauty And The Beast
   02. Joe The Lion
   03. "Heroes"
   04. Sons Of The Silent Age
   05. Blackout

Side 2
   01. V-2 Schneider
   02. Sense Of Doubt
   03. Moss Garden
   04. Neuköln
   05. The Secret Life Of Arabia


Side 1
   01. "Heroes"/"Helden" (German album version)
   02. "Helden" (German single version)

Side 2
   01. "Heroes"/"Héros" (French album version)
   02. "Héros" (French single version)

STAGE (Original)
Released on RCA PL 02913 (U.K.) / CPL2-2913 (U.S.)

Side 1
   01. Hang On To Yourself
   02. Ziggy Stardust
   03. Five Years
   04. Soul Love
   05. Star

Side 2
   01. Station To Station
   02. Fame
   03. TVC 15

Side 3
   01. Warszawa
   02. Speed Of Life
   03. Art Decade
   04. Sense Of Doubt
   05. Breaking Glass

Side 4
   01. "Heroes"
   02. What In The World
   03. Blackout
   04. Beauty And The Beast

STAGE (2017)

Side 1
   01. Warszawa
   02. "Heroes"
   03. What In The World

Side 2
   01. Be My Wife
   02. The Jean Genie*
   03. Blackout
   04. Sense Of Doubt

Side 3
   01. Speed Of Life
   02. Breaking Glass
   03. Beauty And The Beast
   04. Fame

Side 4
   01. Five Years
   02. Soul Love
   03. Star
   04. Hang On To Yourself
   05. Ziggy Stardust
   06. Suffragette City*

Side 5
   01. Art Decade
   02. Alabama Song
   03. Station To Station

Side 6
   01. Stay
   02. TVC 15

*Previously unreleased

Released on RCA PL 13254 (U.K.) / APL1-3254 (U.S.)

LODGER (2017 Tony Visconti mix)

Side 1
   01. Fantastic Voyage
   02. African Night Flight
   03. Move On
   04. Yassassin (Turkish for: Long Live)
   05. Red Sails

Side 2
   01. D.J.
   02. Look Back In Anger
   03. Boys Keep Swinging
   04. Repetition
   05. Red Money

Released on RCA BOWLP 2 (PL 13647) (U.K.) / AQL1-3647 (U.S.)

Side 1
   01. It's No Game (Part 1)
   02. Up The Hill Backwards
   03. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
   04. Ashes To Ashes
   05. Fashion

Side 2
   01. Teenage Wildlife
   02. Scream Like A Baby
   03. Kingdom Come
   04. Because You're Young
   05. It's No Game (Part 2)


Side 1
   01. "Heroes" (single version)
   02. Beauty And The Beast (extended version)
   03. Breaking Glass (Australian single version)
   04. Yassassin (single version)
   05. D.J. (single version)

Side 2
   01. Alabama Song
   02. Space Oddity (1979 version)
   03. Ashes To Ashes (single version)
   04. Fashion (single version)
   05. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (single version)

Side 3
   01. Crystal Japan
   02. Under Pressure (single version) - Queen and David Bowie
   03. Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (soundtrack album version)
   04. Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy * - David Bowie and Bing Crosby

* mono

Side 4
   Bertolt Brecht's Baal
   01. Baal's Hymn
   02. Remembering Marie A.
   03. Ballad Of The Adventurers
   04. The Drowned Girl
   05. The Dirty Song

The running order for Re:Call 3 CD differs from the vinyl version.

   01. "Heroes" (single version)
   02. Beauty And The Beast (extended version)
   03. Breaking Glass (Australian single version)
   04. Yassassin (single version)
   05. D.J. (single version)
   06. Alabama Song
   07. Space Oddity (1979 version)
   08. Ashes To Ashes (single version)
   09. Fashion (single version)
   10. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (single version)
   11. Crystal Japan
   12. Under Pressure (single version) - Queen and David Bowie

   Bertolt Brecht's Baal
   13. Baal's Hymn
   14. Remembering Marie A.
   15. Ballad Of The Adventurers
   16. The Drowned Girl
   17. The Dirty Song
   18. Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (soundtrack album version)
   19. Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy* - David Bowie and Bing Crosby

* mono

You can pre-order DAVID BOWIE 'A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN (1977 - 1982)' BOX SET NOW!

Check out the unboxing promo video for the DAVID BOWIE 'A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN (1977 - 1982)' released later this month...

After some ill-formed comments and posts by certain members on the BW Message Board concerning the new remix of DAVID BOWIE's Lodger album featured in the forthcoming A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN (1977 - 1982) Boxed Set released this month, TONY VISCONTI responded on his Facebook page...

Bowiewonderworld post:

David Bowie 'A New Career In A New Town (1977 - 1982) Box Set "Are any of my FB friends active in the above Bowie group? There seems to be a lot of erroneous and egregious comments about the remix of Lodger. For the record, remixing began in the middle of 2015, never before. It has been well documented that David and I always wanted to remix Lodger but there never seemed to be a good time to do that. In 2015 we were making Blackstar together and David was also busy with his musical Lazarus. There were short periods when David wasn't in the studio, yet I was in a high state of creativity. I opened up Fantastic Voyage and started to mix it and after a few hours I left it in a better state than I had found it (I did more tweaking later on). A few weeks later I tackled African Night Flight and Move On. Then I knew this album could sound great. After I had mixed Yassassin and Red Sails I surprised David with the results. He was extremely pleased and gave me the green light to finish mixing the entire album. Because we were still working on Blackstar that year I never got a chance to complete it until later in 2016 due to my other production commitments and Holy Holy tours. There you have it from me."

He also went on to respond to another post in the same thread: "It's not remixed like a DJ mix. It just sounds WAY better, more depth, more clarity, more definition and more David. You can hear all of the drum fills that were buried in the original mix lots of other tasty licks that were also a bit buried."

1st September 2017

HOLY HOLY featuring WOODY WOODMANSEY and TONY VISCONTI are playing dates in Europe in October and November.

After Poland, they play 3 dates in Spain: 1st November Joy Eslava / 2nd Nov: San Sebastian / 3rd Nov: Barcelona - Barts.

More details and information on the Spanish gigs can be found at houstonpartymusic.com

Visit visit the holyholy.co.uk website.

1st September 2017

When Ziggy Played The Marquee by Terry O'Neill Update: New cover and publication date... New book scheduled for publication later this month is WHEN ZIGGY PLAYED THE MARQUEE: David Bowie's Last Performance as Ziggy Stardust by TERRY O'NEILL.

When Ziggy played The Marquee Club in Soho, London, in October 1973, most of those invited to the small venue did not realise that this would be the last performance David Bowie would ever give as Ziggy Stardust. Terry O'Neill, celebrated photographer, was given unprecedented access to document the event. O'Neill captured Bowie and his crew backstage as they went through costume changes, and Bowie transformed into the character he'd soon put to rest. On stage, dodging television cameras and lights, O'Neill snapped the incredible stage presence for which Bowie and his crew had become renowned. O'Neill remembers of Bowie: "He became a character on stage. As much as a person takes a role in a play for the West End or on Broadway, learning the lines, putting on the costumes - this was, I think, the way Bowie treated his stage. This night at the Marquee, I witnessed a modern-day Hamlet - and it was Ziggy Stardust". Foreword by Gary Kemp.

       - Hardcover.
       - 208 pages.
       - Publisher: ACC Art Books.
       - Date: 14th September.
       - Foreword: Gary Kemp.

About the Author: Terry O'Neill has had a star-studded career. He has been in the business of capturing the most iconic, candid, and unguarded moments of the famous and infamous for six decades. His reportage photography chronicled the evolution of fashion in the postwar era, and later the emergence of bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Animals, and icons like David Bowie and Elton John. He has been photographer-of-choice for a multitude of celebrities, from Frank Sinatra and Audrey Hepburn to Raquel Welch and Paul Newman, and remains the only photographer to have captured shots not only of every James Bond to date, but also more than 25 Bond girls and a staggering 150 Oscar-nominated actors and actresses. O'Neill was awarded with the Royal Society of Arts' highest honour, the Centenary Medal, in 2012.

You can pre-order When Ziggy Played the Marquee which is now scheduled for publication on 14th September.

1st September 2017

For those of you who use FACEBOOK - check out the DAVID BOWIE Wonderworld Group.

Feel free to join and add yourself. You never know what might get posted...

David Bowie Wonderworld Group

1st September 2017

DAVID BOWIE's pianist MIKE GARSON performs Bowie's masterpiece album in its entirety - plus a second set of Bowe favourites.

Aladdin Sane - The Tour

The dates announced are as follows:

       25th November: O2 Institute 2, Birmingham.
       26th November: O2 ABC, Glasgow, Scotland.
       27th November: The Water Rats, London. (SOLD OUT).
       28th November: Underworld Camden, London.
       29th November: O2 Academy, Sheffield.
       30th November: O2 Academy, Liverpool.

Band members include: Mike Garson - piano/keyboards / Gaby Moreno - special guest singer / Kevin Armstrong - guitar / Terry Edwards - saxophone/guitar / Ben Ellis - bass / Mat Hector - drums.

For more details and tickets, please visit the aladdinsanetour.com website.



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