FROM STATION TO STATION BOOK UPDATE 28th March 2007
Update on the forthcoming book 'From Station To Station' Travels with Bowie 1973-1976 by GEOFF MacCORMACK mentioned on here last December with Genesis Publications Ltd releasing binding details of the collectors edition...
In 1973 DAVID BOWIE's boyhood friend Geoff MacCormack was given the opportunity to accompany the Man Who Fell To Earth as he travelled across the world. For the next three years Geoff was by Bowie's side, travelling through Japan, across Russia on the Trans-Siberian Express, through Paris and Rome, and all over the US.
He was on stage when Bowie retired Ziggy Stardust. He helped record six albums, including Pin Ups, Diamond Dogs, Young Americans at the legendary Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia and Station To Station.
A Traveller's Tale:
What better way then to encompass these unique stories and photographs as recounted by Geoff than by replicating a traveller's diary.
It is natural then that we use leather binding along the spine as a necessity for hard wearing and endurance. To accentuate the exclusivity of this title we have used premium goatskin leather (known for its high durability and beauty), 22 carat gold page edging and with a padded board underneath custom-designed Imitlin we succeed in mirroring a cloth-bound journal.
The attention to detail hasn't stopped there. We have replicated a folio-style box to continue the travelling theme. This hand-made case features a hidden magnetic clasp to hold your copy securely and in mint condition. Covered with facsimile replicas of the actual travel stamps collected it is a piece of art in its own right.
Views of the Box:
All this work and that's just for the book's cover and box. Over the coming weeks we shall be showing you the Deluxe binding and taking a more in-depth look into the content of this very special limited edition.
It is a truly collectable limited edition that should be high on your wish list. Please don't hesitate to contact any of the Genesis team if you have any queries.
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From Bruce Hopkins @ Genesis Publications.
HIGH LINE FESTIVAL LINE-UP ANNOUNCED 26th March 2007
Tickets for the HIGH LINE FESTIVAL in New York City, sponsored by H&M, curated by DAVID BOWIE go on sale this Friday 30th March at 10:00am ET. They will be available via ticketmaster (click on International link top right). A portion of all proceeds to benefit Friends of the High Line.
Artists and performers include the following: The Arcade Fire, Air, The Polyphonic Spree, Deerhoof, Daniel Johnston, Bang On A Can All Stars, The Legendary Stardust Cowboy, The Secret Machines, Ricky Gervais, Ken Nordine, Laurie Anderson, Meow Meow, John Cameron Mitchell, Claude Cahun, Laurie McLeod plus others.
The H&M High Line Festival is a new multi-discipline arts festival that will be curated each year by a different artist. The inaugural edition, curated by David Bowie, will run May 9th to 19th, 2007.
The ten-day mash-up of music, film, comedy, visual art and performance will highlight all of David's favourite artists. The best of the best.
The inaugural 10-day festival will take place in venues near the High Line, the elevated rail structure soon to open as a public open space, running through the Meatpacking District, West Chelsea and Clinton/Hell's Kitchen.
A portion of each ticket sale will go to benefit Friends of the High Line, the 501(c)3 organisation currently working with the City of New York to transform the 1930's rail structure into a park, set to open in 2008.
Please Note: None of the events of the High Line Festival will take place on the High Line itself.
Two DAVID BOWIE paintings created in 1995 are up for auction at CHRISTIE'S in their Post War and Contemporary Art Sale 5225 next month on Thursday 5th April in South Kensington, London.
Lot: 0967 D-HEAD IX Signed and dated 'Bowie 95' (on the reverse) and titled 'D-HEAD IX' (on the stretcher) Acrylic on canvas 9½ x 7½in. (24 x 19cm). Estimate: £1,500 - £2,00 British pounds.
Lot: 0968 D-HEAD XXXV Signed and dated 'Bowie 95' (on the reverse) and titled 'D-HEAD XXXV' (on the stretcher) Acrylic on canvas - 9½ x 7½in. (24 x 19cm). Estimate: £1,500 - £2,00 British pounds.
More details and information can be found at christies.com website.
THESE COULD BE HEROES... ONE DAY 16th March 2007
Featured in today's TIMES newspaper and on their website is 'These could be heroes... one day' by DAVID BOWIE.
Stuck for inspiring new music? Well, David Bowie wants to help. Launching a new career as an online music agony uncle, he reflects here on how working in a record shop as a teenager changed his life.
David Bowie is a regular contributor to the Nokia Music Recommender service.
For more exclusive editorial content and to download tracks recommended by independent record stores around the world go to musicrecommenders.com and see what else David has to say in his 'second insight' and which artists he'll be listening to this month.
ZIGGY COSTUME AT CHRISTIE'S 11th March 2007
One of the elaborate stage costumes worn by DAVID BOWIE in 1973 at The Marquee for the filming of his 'The 1980 Floor Show' is up for auction at CHRISTIE'S in South Kensington, West London on 26th April at 2pm.
The costume is estimated to reach £4,000 - £6,000.
Christie's (South Kensington), 85 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3LD Tel: +44 (0)20 7930 6074 / Fax: +44 (0)20 7752 3321.
The POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL have published an online interview with DAVID BOWIE band guitarist GERRY LEONARD.
In the article Gerry talks about how he hooked up with David to play on the Heathen and Reality albums and then went on to become the musical director during the 'A Reality' world tour.
Highlights include: "Then I met David," Leonard said. "David came and saw Spooky Ghost down at The Living Room. David came in with his overcoat and sat in the audience. I was nervous as hell. We played a great show, we had this very funky thing going on, we had a trio. We'd run Betty Boop movies behind us."
Bowie, Leonard said, "Loved it. He was yelling out comments, heckling me, responding to stuff that I would say."
The award-winning UK comedy series EXTRAS series two which starred DAVID BOWIE gets released on a two-disc DVD (Region 2) on Monday 26th March by Universal Pictures Video.
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant co creators of the multi award winning BBC series launch the double disc DVD of series two, complete with exclusive extra clips, including behind the scenes footage, a video diary and lots more unseen exclusives.
As you know, David starred as himself in programme 2 which saw him performing a new song at the piano 'Pug Nosed Face' written by himself, Ricky Dene Gervais and Stephen Merchant.
Series two saw appearances from: Orlando Bloom, David Bowie, Daniel Radcliffe, Diana Rigg, Chris Martin, Ronnie Corbett, Richard Briers, Stephen Fry, Moira Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, Robert Lindsay, Jonathan Ross and Robert De Niro.
Reminder: The special edition release of DAVID BOWIE'sYoung Americans CD and DVD (Cat 351 2582) hits the stores this month on 19th March.
This release from EMI includes exclusive images and sleeve notes. The CD and Bonus DVD tracklisting runs as follows:
DISC 1: CD 01. Young Americans (2007 Digital Remaster) 02. Win (2007 Digital Remaster) 03. Fascination (2007 Digital Remaster) 04. Right (2007 Digital Remaster) 05. Somebody Up There Likes Me (2007 Digital Remaster) 06. Across The Universe (2007 Digital Remaster) 07. Can You Hear Me (2007 Digital Remaster) 08. Fame (2007 Digital Remaster) 09. John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) (2007 Digital Remaster) 10. Who Can I Be Now? (2007 Digital Remaster) 11. It's Gonna Be Me (With Strings)
DISC 2: BONUS DVD 01. Young Americans (5.1 DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital) 02. Win (5.1 DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital) 03. Fascination (5.1 DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital) 04. Right (5.1 DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital) 05. Somebody Up There Likes Me (5.1 DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital) 06. Across The Universe (5.1 DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital) 07. Can You Hear Me (5.1 DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital) 08. Fame (5.1 DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital) 09. John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) (5.1 DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital) 10. Who Can I Be Now? (5.1 DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital) 11. It's Gonna Be Me (With Strings) (5.1 DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital) 12. Young Americans (2007 Digital Remaster) 13. Win (2007 Digital Remaster) 14. Fascination (2007 Digital Remaster) 15. Right (2007 Digital Remaster) 16. Somebody Up There Likes Me (2007 Digital Remaster) 17. Across The Universe (2007 Digital Remaster) 18. Can You Hear Me (2007 Digital Remaster) 19. Fame (2007 Digital Remaster) 20. John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) (2007 Digital Remaster) 21. Who Can I Be Now? (2007 Digital Remaster) 22. It's Gonna Be Me (With Strings) 23. 1984 (Live On The Dick Cavett Show) 24. Young Americans (Live on The Dick Cavett Show) 25. Dick Cavett Interviews David Bowie
You can Order NOW in readiness of 19th March release date.
The newly mixed 5.1 Surround Sound has been completed by TONY VISCONTI. He wrote on his website at tonyvisconti.com
'...I've just finished mixing the amazing Young Americans in 5.1 Surround Sound, too, for its 30th anniversary (has it been that long?). The release will be in a few months. There will be bonus tracks and a surprise.
All the tracks have been mixed from the master tapes to 96khz high definition digital audio. That translates to 'freakin' scary' quality. Mr. Bowie is front and center, but the backing is now spread 360º with Mr. Vandross hovering over your left shoulder for most of the album. John Lennon's six string acoustic is almost entirely in the right rear speaker on 'Across The Universe' and you just might hear a comment from him when the song is over. What really brought it home to me was how great David's vocals were, and a lot of them were live takes with him standing in the same room as the band at Sigma Studios in Philadelphia.'
Note: The North American CD and DVD release has been rescheduled for release on 8th May. The release date in Europe remains the same on 19th March [More details]
The show, which begins at 7:00 p.m., features Dave Desmelik, Every Mother's Dream, Aaron Price and Kellin Watson, the Trainwreks, Night's Bright Colors, the Green Fields, Nevada and the Steves. Audience members will vote for the band they would most like to see play at the Westville Pub again.
An $8 cover charge will be donated directly to Big Brothers Big Sisters in celebration of its 25th anniversary of matching young people with caring, adult mentors in Western North Carolina.
"This is an opportunity to enjoy local music in a neighborhood pub and see the difference a mentor can make in a young person's life," said BBBS Development Director Ashley Vandewart. "We greatly appreciate the support from the Westville Pub and the bands."
Tickets can be purchased through the Big Brothers Big Sisters office (253-1470), Harvest Records (415-B Haywood Road) and at the show.
For more information and details about this charity please visit bbbswnc.org website.
You can now pre-order THE PRESTIGE DVD which is scheduled for release this month on 12th MarchRegion 2 DVD and receive a massive 37% discount.
You can also pre-order the Region 1 DVD scheduled for release on 20th February.
The outfits worn by DAVID BOWIE in his excellent portrayal of NIKOLA TESLA in this movie are on show at a new exhibition 'And the winner is' which is co-hosted by The Envelope and the Hollywood Museum.
Venue: The Hollywood Museum, 1660 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028, USA.
The exhibit runs from 15th February until 1st April. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, children under 12.