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NEW SINGLE FROM EMM GRYNER
29th March 2018

The incredibly talented EMM GRYNER has a brand new single out entitled: IMAGINATION taken from her forthcoming album 'Emm Gryner's Only of Earth: Days of Games'.

Emm, as I'm sure you know, was a member of DAVID BOWIE's touring band in 1999 and 2000.

Presenting the worldwide premiere of the video below via Vimeo...


Emm Gryner Imagination video


Music: by Emm Gryner and Jeremy Little.
Lyrics: by Emm Gryner.
Producers: Frank Gryner, Jeremy Little, Emm Gryner.
Mixed: by Frank Gryner.
Video: directed by Frank Gryner and Illustrations by Karen Baer.
Musicians: Tim Timleck (drums) / David Rhodes (guitars) / Lindsay Schindler (violin) / Jeremy Little (keyboards and bass).

The album 'Emm Gryner's Only of Earth: Days of Games' is to be released on 4th May - the single Imagination is available now via her website emmgryner.com


LATEST OFFERING FROM NACHO
29th March 2018

Take a look at the latest offering from NACHO who's done this thing on DAVID BOWIE's 'Fame' live from 1978.

Utilising the track from the 'Stage' 2005 album Tony Visconti remastered version and video footage from NHK Hall, Tokyo, Japan the final night of the 1978 world tour (12th December) along with the interview from Countdown on ABC TV Australia (8th November).


David Bowie • Fame • Live 1978 from Nacho's Productions on Vimeo.


Nacho is working on putting out more live '78 material this year and hopefully a long-form video from / about the tour.


THOMAS NEWTON MAKES THE CUT
29th March 2018

Check out episode two of THE CUT from the BFI where leading physicist professor BRIAN COX talks about his favourite sci-fi movies which includes DAVID BOWIE in The Man Who Fell To Earth...




BOWIE EXHIBITION IN ESSEX
27th March 2018

Geoff MacCormack and David Bowie Currently underway is the first solo exhibition DAVID BOWIE, THE GEOFF MacCORMACK COLLECTION at the FRANCESCA MAFFEO GALLERY in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.

Showing until Saturday 14th April, alongside 'The Long Way Home', a cine film shot by Bowie capturing the friends' journey from the docks in Japan, their time on the Trans-Siberian Express and their arrival in Moscow for the May Day Parade.

Venue: No. 284 Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 1BW.

Opening times: Wednesday 10.00-2.30pm, Thursday/Friday/Saturday 10.00-5.00pm

Read and download the press release HERE

Visit francescamaffeogallery.com website for more details.


BOWIE STATUE VANDALISED
27th March 2018

Update: Video footage of when the statue was vandalised has just been released.

It shows what appears to be a man at around 12:45am approaching the statue with a spray can in his hand. He seems to linger for a while before starting to spray 'RIP DB' on the wall.

The man then sprays the statue a little, before writing his main message of 'Feed the homeless first' on the floor. The vandal then sprays another 'RIP DB' before spraying some more paint on the statue and wall.

The whole incident lasts approximately three minutes.



The statue of DAVID BOWIE in Aylesbury has been vandalised. It was only unveiled on Sunday afternoon, but overnight graffiti has been sprayed over the sculpture.

The graffiti says 'Feed the Homeless first' and 'RIP DB'.

The memorial has been controversial, but hundreds turned out at the weekend for the big unveiling event.

Music promoter and the man behind the statue David Stopps said: "I was very disappointed that this has happened, but when I went to see it; it could have been a lot worse. We're busy cleaning it up now. The paint was on the statue, the wall behind and on the pavement. It was about the homeless - but I do quite a lot for the homeless, which is the irony of the whole thing. It's ironic and ignorant because no public money was used on this statue. It was entirely David Bowie fans and people who wanted to see this happen."

From Mix96 - you can read the whole piece via mix96.co.uk website.


'THE A TO Z OF DAVID BOWIE' PODCAST #9
27th March 2018

A to Z of David Bowie The ninth episode of THE A TO Z OF DAVID BOWIE podcast created by MARC RILEY, ROB HUGHES and HOWARD NOCK is now available online for your listening pleasure.

This episode concentrates on the letter E and covers the topics: Earthling, The Elephant Man, Eel Pie Island, Earl Slick, Elizabeth Taylor and Earls Court.

Available via your preferred podcast download or streaming via iTunes, etc - I personally prefer acast.com for streaming.

There will also be 'extra' episodes featuring new and archive interviews with db associated people too!

For more information, updates and questions you can follow @zofdavidbowie account on Twitter.

For the podcast each letter is currently 2 episodes of 30 plus minutes and will be published at 3am on Tuesday's each week.


MUTE AUCTION NOW UNDERWAY
26th March 2018

PROP STORE and NETFLIX are proud to present an exclusive auction of original props and costumes from the DUNCAN JONES' Netflix original movie MUTE.

The auction is now live and bidding underway. The auction runs until 6th April at 3.00pm GMT.

Check out the FULL LIST of props such as: Cactus Bill's knife, Fly Meal drone, Josie's bear drawing, Young Leo's hospital notepad and Leo's cell phone set.


Mute auction


You can register now and bid on all items on offer via the propstore.com website.

The DAVID BOWIE lino-cut print that appears several times in the movie is ONLY available to purchase exclusively through BW, take a LOOK HERE for all details.

Don't hang around, these are ALL the remaining original left-over stock from thirty-four years ago, and once they're gone, they're gone.


'EARTHLY MESSENGER' UNVEILED
25th March 2018

The DAVID BOWIE statue in Aylesbury was unveiled today.

The celebrations started at 11.30am in Market Square, then at 2pm the statue - created by sculptor Andrew Sinclair after a £100,000 crowdfunding campaign was revealed under the arches.

Check out some video footage below...



The event was shown by Bucks Herald via Facebook Live - (update); if you want to watch the whole 27 minute proceedings visit bucksherald.co.uk website.


FUNKY LITTLE BOAT RACE
25th March 2018

David Jones mug shot On this day, 42 years ago, DAVID BOWIE had this rather debonair mugshot taken by the Rochester Police Department when he appeared at the City Court for arraignment.

David was arrested a few days earlier for possessing marijuana in Rochester, New York on 21st March 1976.

The 5x4 inch photograph was found and rescued by Gary Hess from the trash during an estate sale of a retired Rochester police officer. It was later auctioned on eBay and realised $2,556 (£1,247.44 GBP).

The picture was taken four days after David was arrested, along with singer James Newell Osterberg, Jr. (aka Iggy Pop), bodyguard Dwaine A. Vaughns (22), of Brooklyn and Chi Wah Soo (20) of Rochester on drug possession charges.

The four were arrested at 2:25 a.m. in a three-room suite in the hotel at 70 State Street by four city vice squad detectives and a State Police investigator. They were all charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana. Police said they confiscated what they described as about half a pound of marijuana (182 grams). The charge was a Class C felony, carrying a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.

They were busted at the Americana Rochester Hotel and held in the Monroe County jail for a few hours before being released. David's $2,000 bail was ordered in cash, and $2,000 in bond was set for the others.

David pleaded innocent in court and was eventually found not guilty by the Rochester City Court.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
23rd March 2018

Next month on Sunday 8th April sees DAVID BOWIE: 'the man with one hundred faces or the ghost of Hérouville' documentary broadcast on RTS DEUX at midnight in Switzerland. Gaëtan Chataigner and Christophe Conte explore the David Bowie myth and its influence on his contemporaries. This journey in the footsteps of one of the icons of music takes the form of a mixture of archive images, excerpts of concerts and testimonies of several other artists, shot at the mythical castle of Hérouville...

Tune into BBC RADIO THREE (703) on Saturday 31st March for JAZZ LINE-UP when Julian Joseph presents a special edition (1 hour 30 mins long) featuring American saxophonist DONNY McCASLIN, best known for his work with DAVID BOWIE, plus a performance from vocalist Jumoke Fashola at 17.00 to 18.30 GMT...

The SONOS SONG STORIES: BOWIE events continue in Berlin next month on 12th April (7.00pm-9.30pm) where TONY VISCONTI, Alison Goldfrapp, Ellen Allien, Gudrun Gut and Michael Rother share their stories inspired by DAVID BOWIE. Tickets for this FREE event can be obtained via sonos.com...

Tickets are still available for the LAZARUS The Motion Picture / Live Soundtrack Experience at Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226, USA which takes place on Wednesday 2nd May at 8pm - More details...

Showing on 28th March in Sydney, EXTRAS with Ricky Gervais, starring DAVID BOWIE on ABC Comedy/ABC Kids TV in Sydney, Australia at 8.31am AEDT...

PETER FRAMPTON interviewed by PEORIA STAR in Illinois was asked: 'DAVID BOWIE was a lifelong friend of yours and you recently participated in a tribute to him. What have you made of the outpouring of recognition for him since his passing two years ago?'... 'We went to school together, so I'd known him all my life and we were friends until we lost him. It was pretty obvious early on that he was a trailblazer. He wasn't the same as anyone else - never. He was always different. Looked different and sounded different. He was definitely someone who knew more than the rest of us about what to do. I think that's the best way to put it'...


RICOCHET: DAVID BOWIE - HARDCOVER EDITION
23rd March 2018

David Bowie and Denis O'Regan 1983 Recently partnering with Moonlight Books, TAGSMART authenticated RICOCHET: DAVID BOWIE 1983 by DENIS O'REGAN.

The book, which includes a fine art collection of rare photographs from David Bowie's 1983 tour, used a specially developed form of Tagsmart's new DNA stamp.

For those of you who can't afford the £3,000 special collectors' limited edition [bowie1983book.com], you can now pre-order the hardcover edition Ricochet: David Bowie 1983: An Intimate Portrait which is scheduled for publication on 6th September.

Synopsis: In 1990, on their third world tour together, photographer Denis O'Regan told David Bowie what inspired him to take up rock photography. 'It's because of you,' said Denis. He was inspired by Bowie's 1973 Ziggy Stardust concert at the Hammersmith Odeon. Bowie's response: 'Nah, you'll probably tell Bono the same thing tomorrow night.'

In Ricochet: Bowie 1983, the official photographer of one of the most celebrated musicians of all time reveals intimate stories and pictures that offer an exclusive insight into David Bowie the man and musician. Taken on the 'Serious Moonlight Tour' - Bowie's largest ever tour that took in 99 concerts in over 60 cities - Denis's photos provide a thrilling, intimate view of life on the road with a unique pop icon. From capturing the theatre and mime of Bowie on stage to unguarded snapshots of the artist at his most human, every single image in Ricochet was personally approved by Bowie himself, and the result is a music photography book like no other.

Witty, poignant, and beautifully produced, Ricochet is a rare and spirited look into the life of an inimitable artist, whose music and performances have inspired - and continue to inspire - generations of listeners around the world.

The hardcover edition of Ricochet: David Bowie 1983: An Intimate Portrait is scheduled for publication on 1st November - you can pre-order NOW!

(Update: Ed. Note: The price is listed at £21 £30 GBP for this particular edition on pre-orders).


'THE A TO Z OF DAVID BOWIE' PODCAST #8
20th March 2018

A to Z of David Bowie The eighth episode of THE A TO Z OF DAVID BOWIE podcast created by MARC RILEY, ROB HUGHES and HOWARD NOCK is now available online for your listening pleasure.

This episode continues with the letter D and covers the topics: David Live album, Bob Dylan, Dennis Davis, Dana Gillespie, Dick Cavett, Decca Records, Jeff Dexter, Deram Records and Debut album.

Available via your preferred podcast download or streaming via iTunes, etc - I personally prefer acast.com for streaming.

There will also be 'extra' episodes featuring new and archive interviews with db associated people too!

For more information, updates and questions you can follow @zofdavidbowie account on Twitter.

For the podcast each letter is currently 2 episodes of 30 plus minutes and will be published at 3am on Tuesday's each week.


MUTE AUCTION
15th March 2018

PROP STORE and NETFLIX are proud to present an exclusive auction of original props and costumes from the DUNCAN JONES' Netflix original movie MUTE.

The auction begins on Monday 26th March and runs until 6th April at 3.00pm GMT.

Check out the preview gallery where you can see see props such as: Cactus Bill's knife, Fly Meal drone, Josie's bear drawing, Young Leo's hospital notepad and Leo's cell phone set.


Mute auction


You can register now and preview a selection of the items on offer via the propstore.com website.

The DAVID BOWIE lino-cut print that appears several times in the movie is ONLY available to purchase exclusively through BW, take a LOOK HERE for all details.

Don't hang around, these are ALL the remaining original left-over stock from thirty-four years ago, and once they're gone, they're gone.


'THE A TO Z OF DAVID BOWIE' PODCAST #7
13th March 2018

A to Z of David Bowie The seventh episode of THE A TO Z OF DAVID BOWIE podcast created by MARC RILEY, ROB HUGHES and HOWARD NOCK is now available online for your listening pleasure.

This seventh episode concentrates on the letter D and covers the topics: Diamond Dogs, Tony Defries and Derek and Clive.

Available via your preferred podcast download or streaming via iTunes, etc - I personally prefer acast.com for streaming.

There will also be 'extra' episodes featuring new and archive interviews with db associated people too!

For more information, updates and questions you can follow @zofdavidbowie account on Twitter.

For the podcast each letter is currently 2 episodes of 30 plus minutes and will be published at 3am on Tuesday's each week.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
12th March 2018

The upcoming 'Swinging Sixties' UK documentary MY GENERATION narrated and starring MICHAEL CAINE features never-before-seen footage of DAVID BOWIE (then Davy Jones) found by movie director David Batty. The documentary is sourced from over 1,600 hours of footage, extensive research and over 50 interviews with key players such as The Beatles, Twiggy, David Bailey, Mary Quant, The Rolling Stones and David Hockney. 'My Generation' is an insider tour of a defining era...

Check out a new interview with IMAN over at the Interview Magazine website.Conducted by Rosario Dawson and fabulous photography by Hedi Slimane...

The broadcast date for the upcoming URBAN MYTHS: DAVID BOWIE AND MARC BOLAN TV show on SKY ARTS is next month starting Thursday 12th April. It's the swinging 60s and teenagers David and Marc are yet to hit the big time. In fact, such is their lack of success they are costing their manager Les Conn money. So in lieu of payment the two spend an afternoon painting Les' Soho office, an event which will springboard a lifelong friendship between the two young men who will eventually be known around the world as music legends David Bowie and Marc Bolan. Starring Jack Whitehall (Marc Bolan) with Luke Treadaway (David Bowie) and Ade Edmondson (Les Conn). Written by Freddy Syborn. Directed by Jim O'Hanlon. Produced by Lion TV. All episodes of this second series will be available on demand from 12th April as well as on Sky Arts and TV streaming service NOW TV at 9pm...


AIN'T THERE ONE DAMN SONG...
7th March 2018

After Dark September 1974 David Bowie Young Americans promo mobile David Bowie Young Americans press advert On this day, 43 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released his 'Young Americans' album in 1975.

Recorded primarily at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in August 1974, it was agreed early on to record as much of the album as possible live, with the full band playing together, including David's vocals, as a single continuous take for each song.

There were no fewer than 7 different "working" titles for the album mentioned in the press at the time, including: 'Shilling The Rubes' (which is circus slang for taking money off people), 'The Gouster', 'Somebody Up There Likes Me', 'One Damn Song', 'Fascination', 'Dancin' and 'Young American'.

For the album cover artwork, Bowie initially wanted to commission Norman Rockwell to create a painting, but retracted the offer when he heard that Rockwell would need at least 6 months to do the job. The album's cover photo was eventually taken in Los Angeles on 30th August 1974, by Eric Stephen Jacobs. The inspiration for the cover came from a copy of After Dark magazine (September 1974) which featured another of Jacobs' photographs of Bowie's then choreographer Toni Basil.


DAVID BOWIE PRINT FEATURES IN 'MUTE'
7th March 2018

David Bowie lino-cut Anyone who has seen the fabulous MUTE movie by DUNCAN JONES will have surely spotted the DAVID BOWIE lino-cut print that appears in the movie several times.

If anyone wants to personally own one of these exclusive prints, or the read the background details, take a LOOK HERE and get in touch.

The David Bowie original artwork, created in 1978 during the filming of Just A Gigolo, was exhibited at The New Expressionist Movement exhibition in Berlin on 23rd-25th March 1983.

Don't hang around, these are ALL the remaining original left-over stock from thirty-four years ago, and once they're gone, they're gone.

If you've not had chance to watch MUTE get yourself over to Netflix.

(Ed. Just in case you not aware, you can sign up for a FREE month's trial with Netflix).


RSD 2018 UPDATE
6th March 2018

The RECORD STORE DAY 2018 websites now have all the releases scheduled for next month's event on 21st April.

Besides the three DAVID BOWIE limited edition vinyl releases already announced, there is also a 2LP on the UMC/Decca label of David's debut album 'David Bowie'.

The FOUR releases are:

'WELCOME TO THE BLACKOUT (LIVE LONDON '78)' 3 x LP SET
This previously unreleased 3 LP set was recorded live during the 1978 world tour at Earls Court, London on the 30th June and 1st July 1978 by Tony Visconti and was mixed by David and David Richards at Mountain Studios, Montreux, 17th-22nd January 1979. The newly designed trifold sleeve features imagery by photographers Sukita and Chris Walter - [More details].

'LET'S DANCE' (FULL-LENGTH DEMO) c/w 'LET'S DANCE' (LIVE)
The 45 rpm 12" single features the first appearance of the full length demo of 'Let's Dance' which was previously released in an EDITED form digitally for David's birthday this year. The full-length demo version clocks in at 7.34 and like the edited version this was mixed by Nile Rodgers (original co-producer of the demo with David) in Nov/Dec of last year. The demo is backed by the live version of 'Let's Dance' recorded live at Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum, Vancouver, BC, Canada on 12 September 1983 and mixed by Bob Clearmountain. This version can be seen in the Serious Moonlight concert film and was also previously available on the AA side of the now very rare Australian 'David Bowie Is' exhibition exclusive yellow vinyl 7" single. The sleeve of the 12" single is a differently coloured variation of the original 'Let's Dance' single cover - [More details].

'BOWIE NOW'
This is the first commercial release of a rare 1977 US only promotional-only LP on white vinyl. The tracks are drawn from the Low and "Heroes" albums and all of the audio is from the A New Career In A New Town box set remastered by Tony Visconti. The package now features a newly designed inner sleeve with a rarely seen black and white image of David and Etzel von Sprieteufel taken by Corinne Schwab in Berlin in 1977 - [More details].

'DAVID BOWIE'
His 1967 debut album on the UMC/Decca label. First time on heavyweight red and blue coloured vinyl. This 2LP set features the Mono version of the album on Disc One and the Stereo version on Disc Two - [More details].

Also worth looking out for are these two...

LULU: 'HEAVEN AND EARTH AND THE STARS' translucent blue LP plus a 7 inch single.
Exclusive to RSD2018, and originally released in 1973, Heaven And Earth And The Stars was the 7th studio album released by British pop star Lulu. The album famously featured covers of 2 David Bowie classics: 'The Man Who Sold The World' and 'Watch That Man' both produced by Bowie and Mick Ronson, and featuring Bowie on backing vocals and saxophone. This numbered exclusive Record Store Day version is pressed on heavyweight translucent blue vinyl, and features newly commissioned artwork. As a bonus it includes a limited and collectible numbered 7 inch single of the two David Bowie written/produced songs (The Man Who Sold The World and Watch That Man ). This is limited to 2000 units worldwide - [More details].

'ORIGINAL CAST OF SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, THE NEW MUSICAL' 7 inch vinyl.
RSD Exclusive Release USA ONLY. 7" Vinyl, quantity 2,500. Side One: '(Just a) Simple Sponge' (written by Panic! At The Disco) / Side Two: 'No Control' (written by David Bowie) 'SpongeBob Theme' - [More details].

RSD 2018 takes place on Saturday 21st April.

For all for information and details of who, what, where and when, please visit recordstoreday.com (US) and recordstoreday.co.uk (UK) websites.


'THE A TO Z OF DAVID BOWIE' PODCAST #6
6th March 2018

A to Z of David Bowie The sixth episode of THE A TO Z OF DAVID BOWIE podcast created by MARC RILEY, ROB HUGHES and HOWARD NOCK is now available online for your listening pleasure.

This sixth episode carries on with the letter C and covers the topics: Carlos Alomar, Cocaine, California, Chameleon of Rock, ChangesOneBowie, Charles Shaar Murray, Cut-Up technique, Leee Black Childers and Keith Christmas.

Available via your preferred podcast download or streaming via iTunes, etc - I personally prefer acast.com for streaming.

There will also be 'extra' episodes featuring new and archive interviews with db associated people too!

For more information, updates and questions you can follow @zofdavidbowie account on Twitter.

For the podcast each letter is currently 2 episodes of 30 plus minutes and will be published at 3am on Tuesday's each week.


SOUNDTRACKING WITH DUNCAN AND CLINT
2nd March 2018

Tune into the latest EDITH BOWMAN podcast (episode #79) where DUNCAN JONES and composer CLINT MANSELL discuss the music of MUTE and MOON.

In partnership with the EE BAFTAs, Duncan and Clint join Edith from Los Angeles to discuss their latest project together - the Netflix original film, Mute.

During the interview, they discuss the thoughts and processes behind Clint's score, Duncan's needle-drops and the more general sonic tone he was aiming for. They also explore Moon in detail too.

You can LISTEN IN HERE via the audiobom.com website.


BROOKLYN DB IS OPENS TODAY!
2nd March 2018

David Bowie Brooklyn vinyl releases The DAVID BOWIE IS exhibition in Brooklyn, New York opens TODAY (Friday 2nd March) through to 15th July.

The limited edition vinyl exclusives (only available at the venue) released for this event are:

'TIME' (U.S. single edit) / 'THE PRETTIEST STAR' (7" silver vinyl single / rare picture sleeve)
Exclusive to the exhibition shop at the Brooklyn Museum, this item is a translucent silver vinyl version of the 1973 'Time'/'The Prettiest Star' US 7" single complete with a reproduction of the original undistributed picture sleeve.

LIVE IN BERLIN (1978) (8 track orange vinyl mini-LP)
Also exclusive to the exhibition shop will be an 8-track mini-LP on transparent orange vinyl, recorded live in Berlin at the Deutschland Halle, Berlin on 16th May, 1978. Four of the tracks are completely unreleased and the remaining four were only issued within the last six months, three on a digital streaming only E.P. which was only available for five days and one on the B-side of the 40th Anniversary 'Beauty And The Beast' 7" picture disc released on 5th January this year. The front cover features a shot taken by fan Antoine Loogman at the show.

iSELECT (red vinyl LP)
Due to overwhelming demand this exhibition only exclusive red vinyl LP will be made available once more. The iSelect compilation features tracks chosen personally by Bowie along with sleeve notes on a fold out insert. This LP has only previously been available in very limited quantities at other David Bowie is exhibition shops. All tracks are the studio versions from the original albums other than 'Some Are', 'Time Will Crawl (MM remix)' and the live 'Intro/Hang On To Yourself'. The version of 'Time Will Crawl' is exclusive to vinyl on this compilation.



Tickets are on sale now. Visit brooklynmuseum.org to book your visit.


RSD 2018 BOWIE RELEASES ANNOUNCED
1st March 2018

David Bowie RSD 2018 releases davidbowie.com have exclusively announced the THREE DAVID BOWIE limited edition vinyl releases all set for this year's RECORD STORE DAY 2018.

The three releases are:

'WELCOME TO THE BLACKOUT (LIVE LONDON '78)' 3 x LP SET
This previously unreleased 3 LP set was recorded live during the 1978 world tour at Earls Court, London on the 30th June and 1st July 1978 by Tony Visconti and was mixed by David and David Richards at Mountain Studios, Montreux, 17th-22nd January 1979. The newly designed trifold sleeve features imagery by photographers Sukita and Chris Walter.

'LET'S DANCE' (FULL-LENGTH DEMO) c/w 'LET'S DANCE' (LIVE)
The 45 rpm 12" single features the first appearance of the full length demo of 'Let's Dance' which was previously released in an EDITED form digitally for David's birthday this year. The full-length demo version clocks in at 7.34 and like the edited version this was mixed by Nile Rodgers (original co-producer of the demo with David) in Nov/Dec of last year. The demo is backed by the live version of 'Let's Dance' recorded live at Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum, Vancouver, BC, Canada on 12 September 1983 and mixed by Bob Clearmountain. This version can be seen in the Serious Moonlight concert film and was also previously available on the AA side of the now very rare Australian 'David Bowie Is' exhibition exclusive yellow vinyl 7" single. The sleeve of the 12" single is a differently coloured variation of the original 'Let's Dance' single cover.

'BOWIE NOW'
This is the first commercial release of a rare 1977 US only promotional-only LP on white vinyl. The tracks are drawn from the Low and "Heroes" albums and all of the audio is from the A New Career In A New Town box set remastered by Tony Visconti. The package now features a newly designed inner sleeve with a rarely seen black and white image of David and Etzel von Sprieteufel taken by Corinne Schwab in Berlin in 1977.

RSD 2018 takes place on Saturday 21st April.

For all for information and details of who, what, where and when, please visit recordstoreday.com (US) and recordstoreday.co.uk (UK) websites.


MUTE: VIDEO ESSAY
1st March 2018

IF YOU'VE NOT SEEN THE 'MUTE' MOVIE YET - DO NOT WATCH THIS! CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS!!!

Edited by Menno Kooistra and made for VoorDeFilm is the video essay MUTE: DUNCAN JONES' THERAPEUTIC JOURNEY.

There's more to Mute, the latest film by Duncan Jones, than meets the eye. Let's peel off the first layer and dig deeper into the very personal journey Jones tells us. Spoilers ahead!


Mute: Duncan Jones' therapeutic journey from VoorDeFilm on Vimeo.


In the movie you might well notice the David Bowie lino-cut artwork that he created back in 1978. If you fancy owning one of these, take a look on the davidbowielinocut page where you can find all the details and information.

(Ed. After several viewings of Mute I've counted around 20 Bowie references so far. I mentioned the first ones I noticed to Menno for this essay project. See how many others you can find when you watch the full movie).


Did any of you spot what featured in the official Mute movie trailer?



If anyone wants to own one of these prints, or the read the background details, take a LOOK HERE and get in touch.

Don't hang around, these are all the remaining original left-over stock from thirty-four years ago, and once they're gone, they're gone.

Update: Duncan in conversation with MARC MARON on his podcast WTF (episode #892) and partakes in a fabulous conflab. Essential listening about his work, movies, family and just about everything else (starts at 27.47) - listen here via wtfpod.com.


FIVE BOWIE BREAK OUTS RELEASED
1st March 2018

Just eleased via PARLOPHONE are the FIVE DAVID BOWIE selected album break outs from last year's A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982) boxed set.

The stand-alone remastered audiophile vinyl, CD and digital hi-res downloads are: Low, "Heroes", Stage (2017), Lodger, and Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps).


Promo poster   Low    Heroes

Stage 2017   Lodger   Scary Monsters



BOWIE VINYL JUNKIES
1st March 2018

David Bowie World 7 Inch Records Discography 1964 - 1981 Check out the brand new website for the DAVID BOWIE 7" vinyl collectors' Bible...

The new SOFTBACK edition of DAVID BOWIE WORLD 7" RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY 1964 - 1981 book by MARSHALL JARMAN and RETO STÖCKLIN is available NOW for pre-ordering.

- Hardcore collectors' Bible revised and updated
- Special softback edition
- Over 1,000 records
- 95 acetates
- Over 900 colour illustrations
- 244-pages (60 more than the first publication)
- New 26-page middle section with related memorabilia

For more details and information, please visit the marmot-publishing.com website.

Check out the new reveal quick flick through video below - obviously contains spoilers!...



For those of you who managed to order the now SOLD OUT Limited Deluxe Hardback Edition, these will start shipping at the very end of this month.


BLACKSTAR FANZINE #3
1st March 2018

David Bowie Blackstar Fanzine #3 collage David Bowie Blackstar Fanzine #3 The THIRD DAVID BOWIE BLACKSTAR fanzine is available to pre-order now.

DBBF is the new Italian fanzine, with unpublished articles both in Italian and English: 28-colour pages with beautiful pictures, all in printed in opaque glossy paper: a must for all fans. Exclusive interviews with Bowie collaborators, fan articles and experts, collectors, wonderful pictures, comics and much more.

Amongst other things, in this third issue you will find exclusive insights by Pierpaolo Martino (author of The David Bowie Philosophy), Luke Garro (author of the new biography published by Hoepli) and Roger Griffin (author of the beautiful David Bowie: The Golden Years book).

The front cover of this third issue is the work of a well-known artist in the world of pop art: Butcher Billy. An artist who combines various sources of pop culture (music, comic books, movies, games, etc.) to mix them in irreverent and provocative works, in a creative balance between nostalgia and modernity.

For more information and purchasing details, please visit dbblackstarstore.it website.

From Daniele Pensavalle at davidbowieblackstar.it


DAVID BOWIE 2018 UK CONVENTION
1st March 2018

David Bowie 2018 UK Convention The full line-up is confirmed and tickets are on sale for the DAVID BOWIE 2018 UK Convention which takes place in Derby on 11th and 12th May.

With live music from: The Bowie Room, The Bowie Contingent, The London Boys, Faerground Accidents, Rebel Rebel, Liqueur, John Dyson and The Bloody Marys, The Major Toms and Luxury Stranger.

Featuring Heroes Indie DJs, Andy Yeo's Bowieoke and much, much more.

Venue: Queens Hall, 125 London Road, Derby DE1 2QQ, England.

Dates: Friday 11th May 6.00pm till 1.00am.
Saturday 12th May - 12 noon till 1.00am

For tickets and information contact Jimster Draper at






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