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30th September 2007

Check out the new DAVID BOWIE re-releases on CD and DVD for The Buddha Of Suburbia.

This, Bowie's 19th studio album from 1993, is one of his personal favourites. The music differs significantly to the motif driven small pieces that he wrote for the TV mini series of the same name. Instead Bowie took lots of narrative provocation from Hanif Kureishi's novel and alongside his own personal reminiscences from the 1970's created a textural backdrop to create an amazing brand new album that is well worth discovering.

Included on this special promo page are song downloads for 'Buddha Of Suburbia' and 'Dead Against It' as well as the promo video for Buddha Of Suburbia in either hi or low formats for RealPlayer or WindowsMedia.

View the special promo page now.

29th September 2007

Place your vote in the current BW poll...

The question being asked is: 'If you could choose one DAVID BOWIE film from the archives to be officially released on DVD which would you like to see released?'

So far the top three choices are as follows, 'Live concert from 1974 Diamond Dogs Tour' way out in front with 34.83%, followed by a 'live concert from 1976 World Tour' with 16.38% and thirdly a 'Live Concert from the Outside World Tour' with 8.77% of the vote.


27th September 2007

Reminder: Don't forget the October issue of RECORD COLLECTOR magazine goes on sale today and contains a DAVID BOWIE special feature covering the top Bowie collectibles. The article has been written by Maarten Kwant, John Larkin and Ruud Altenburg...

Check out SEAN T. COLLINS's online DAVID BOWIE sketchbook which is cram full of Bowie sketches created by various artists - view at sketchbook - [thanks to Rose Marie for the pointer]...

Scottish DAVID BOWIE tribute band TIGERS ON VASELINE perform this Saturday night (29th Sept) at Hamishes Hoose 42 Old Sneddon Street, Paisley, Scotland at 8pm...

25th September 2007

Dylan Howe and The Subterraneans DYLAN HOWE AND THE SUBTERRANEANS are to perform DAVID BOWIE's Low and "Heroes" Reimagined at the London Jazz Festival Launch on 21st-22nd November.

Dylan Howe and The Subterraneans are the bold sound of the future from the past. David Bowie and Brian Eno's groundbreaking music brilliantly re-imagined, with artwork and projections by Sir Peter Blake.

This unmissable multimedia event is an adaptation of the ambient pieces from the classic albums Low and "Heroes". Future Jazz Sextet with Strings, Electronics and Voice.

"Forming a third stream between the seminal '70s Bowie albums and the Philip Glass adaptations is a new project lighting the touch paper of improvisation and igniting fresh explorations of some of the most important music of the 20th century.

This is the Art event of 2007 - featuring leading players of the world stage, and celebrating and re-energizing the music that changed a generation forever 30 years ago..."

You can get a taster by checking out their edited demo versions of 'Art Decade', 'Warszawa', 'Some Are' and 'V2-Schneider' at myspace.com/dylanhoweandthesubterraneans as well as the low-down on the project.

Update: The legendary artist ROBERT WYATT sang live for the first time in twenty-five years last Saturday night with the band in Lincoln.

Wyatt, formerly a drummer with bands Soft Machine and Matching Mole until he was paralysed falling from a window in the early 1970s, is a big fan of drummer Howe, the son of Yes guitarist Steve Howe. He explained he may work with the drummer on 'The Subterraneans', an experimental jazz version of DAVID BOWIE's 'Low' and "Heroes" albums.

22nd September 2007

The Voyeur Fan Club 2007 Meeting In about four weeks from now the International DAVID BOWIE Fan Club THE VOYEUR will open their doors for the annual David Bowie fan(club) meeting.

The meet-up will take place on 21st October 2007, between 1:00 pm and 7:00pm.

Because of last years huge success the meeting again will be held in Amsterdam, the beautiful capital of the Netherlands. As last year we selected the Akhnaton Club for our meeting. Akhnaton is a top location in central Amsterdam. With only a 5 minutes walk from central station the Akhnaton Club can be found at the Nieuwezijds Kolk 25.

If you thought last year was a success... you'll have to visit this one.

This year 'The Voyeur' have contracted two of the best David Bowie coverbands. All the regular visitors already know 'EchoBowie' as one of the best Bowie coverbands in the world. Next to 'EchoBowie' The Voyeur contracted 'All The Young Dudes'. Seven fantastic musicians combined in one fantastic coverband.

Special guest will be TVQueenBitch who will fly in to be the day's DJ. It goes without saying TVQueenBitch will be fully dressed up for the occasion.

More details can be found on The Voyeur's homepage at go.to/bowiefanclub

From Peter Smit

20th September 2007

You may recall that FRANZ FERDINAND have recorded DAVID BOWIE's 1977 smash hit 'Sound And Vision' for the forthcoming RADIO ONE compilation album 'Radio 1: Established 1967' which marks the station's 40th birthday.

Whilst working in the same studio frontman Alex Kapranos asked GIRLS ALOUD to record the 'doo doo doo doo doo doo' backing vocals at the beginning of the track, which was originally sung by Mary Hopkin, the then-wife of 'Low' album producer Tony Visconti.

As you can see below there is a cover version song for every year the station has been on air. The full tracklisting runs as follows:

Radio 1 Established 1967      1967 - Flowers In The Rain (The Move) covered by The Kaiser Chiefs
     1968 - All Along The Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix Experience) covered by The Fratellis
     1969 - Cupid (Johnny Nash) covered by Amy Winehouse
     1970 - Lola (The Kinks) covered by Robbie Williams
     1971 - Your Song (Elton John) covered by The Streets
     1972 - Betcha By Golly Wow (The Stylistics) covered by Sugababes
     1973 - You're So Vain (Carly Simon) covered by The Feeling
     1974 - Band On The Run (Wings) covered by Foo Fighters
     1975 - Love Is The Drug (Roxy Music) covered by Kylie
     1976 - Let's Stick Together (Bryan Ferry) covered by KT Tunstall
     1977 - Sound And Vision (David Bowie) covered by Franz Ferdinand
     1978 - Teenage Kicks (The Undertones) covered by The Raconteurs
     1979 - Can't Stand Losing You (The Police) covered by Mika
     1980 - Too Much Too Young (The Specials) covered by Kasabian
     1981 - Under Pressure (Queen and David Bowie) covered by Keane
     1982 - Town Called Malice (The Jam) covered by McFly
     1983 - Come Back And Stay (Paul Young) covered by James Morrison
     1984 - Careless Whisper (George Michael) covered by The Gossip
     1985 - The Power Of Love (Huey Lewis And The News) covered by Pigeon Detectives
     1986 - Don't Get Me Wrong (The Pretenders) covered by Lilly Allen
     1987 - You Sexy Thing (Hot Chocolate) covered by Stereophonics
     1988 - Fast Car (Tracy Chapman) covered by Mutya Buena
     1989 - Lullaby (The Cure) covered by Editors
     1990 - Englishman In New York (Sting) covered by Razorlight
     1991 - Crazy For You (Madonna) covered by Groove Armada
     1992 - It Must Be Love (Madness) covered by Paolo Nutini
     1993 - All That She Wants (Ace Of Base) covered by The Kooks
     1994 - You're All I Need To Get By (Mary J Blige) covered by Mark Ronson
     1995 - Stillness In Time (Jamiroquai) covered by Calvin Harris
     1996 - No Diggity (Blackstreet) covered by Klaxons
     1997 - Love Fool (The Cardigans) covered by Just Jack
     1998 - Ray Of Light (Madonna) covered by Natasha Bedingfield
     1999 - Drinking In LA (Bran Van 3000) covered by The Twang
     2000 - The Great Beyond (REM) covered by The Fray
     2001 - Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus) covered by Girls Aloud
     2002 - Like I Love You (Justin Timberlake) covered by Maximo Park
     2003 - Don't Look Back Into The Sun (The Libertines) covered by The View
     2004 - Toxic (Britney Spears) covered by Hard-Fi
     2005 - Father And Son (Yusuf And Ronan Keating) covered by The Enemy
     2006 - Steady As She Goes (The Raconteurs) covered by Corinne Bailey Rae

The all-star compilation 2-disc album entitled Radio 1 Established 1967 hits the stores next month 1st October on the Universal Music TV label.

18th September 2007

DAVID BOWIE has donated $10,000 to the JENA SIX Legal Defense Fund. The case, involves the prosecution of Mychal Bell, 17, Robert Bailey Jr., Theo Shaw, Carwin Jones, Bryant Purvis, and an unnamed minor for their role in an altercation with a classmate following a series of racial incidents in the town of 3,000 after three nooses were hung in a tree at the local high school.

"There is clearly a separate and unequal judicial process going on in the town of Jena," Bowie said. "A donation to the Jena 6 Legal Defense Fund is my small gesture indicating my belief that a wrongful charge and sentence should be prevented."

Presently, the NAACP, in conjunction with the American Civil Liberties Union, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Southern University Law Center, has provided some additional legal support and resources to the defendants' attorneys.

"We are gratified that rock star David Bowie was moved to donate to the NAACP's Jena campaign," said NAACP National Board of Directors Chairman Julian Bond. "Mr. Bowie shares our outrage. We hope others will join him."

From uk.music.ign.com and MTV websites.

17th September 2007

Are you the UK's biggest DAVID BOWIE fan? Do you know everything about the star and his music?

If so, we want to hear from you!

We are currently developing a brand new, primetime TV series and want to hear from the UK's biggest David Bowie fans. For your chance to be involved, please send:

     - A brief outline as to what qualifies you as a 'superfan'.
     - A photograph
     - Your contact details

Please email

From EndemolUK

17th September 2007

Over on THE LONDON FILM SCHOOL website which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary - you can watch and listen to film director DUNCAN JONES son of David, who talks about his experience at the film school - watch here - [Thanks to DearieMe for the pointer]...

CRAIG DAVID has just finished filming his latest video promo in Los Angeles for his next single 'Hot Stuff'. Directed by Justin Francis, apparently the track is DAVID BOWIE "inspired". The single hits the stores on 5th November...

New movie JUNO features MOTT THE HOOPLE's hit version of DAVID BOWIE 'All The Young Dudes'. The movie directed by Jason Reitman and stars Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, and Jason Bateman among others. You can view the trailer now...

A new young band THE ENEMY who hail from Coventry in the UK have released a cover of DAVID BOWIE's 'Five Years' as the b-side to their new single 'You're Not Alone' which is released today on the Warner Brothers label WEA427CD - [from Ian W]...

THE SPIDERS ON MARS, Scotland's top DAVID BOWIE Tribute Band are playing at BAR BIA in West Regent Street, Glasgow on Saturday 29th September. The band played there at the start of last month and due to the sheer numbers trying to get in, have decided to make this gig a fully ticketed affair. The house limit is 150 so please arrange your ticket as soon as possible. Tickets available from the bar at only £4.00 each. Expect some amazing surprises at this one as well as a brand new second half of the show with new songs and possibly a 'guest appearance' from a very well known personality!!!!! More information, videos, mp3s and pictures at myspace.com/spidersonmars...

Reminder: Don't forget that today also sees the release of DAVID GILMOUR's DVD release 'Remember That Night: Live At The Royal Albert Hall' that features DAVID BOWIE on two songs 'Arnold Layne' and Comfortably Numb' as well as backstage footage of the two David's. The DVD is released in USA and Canada tomorrow (18th Sept) - Pre-Order NOW...

17th September 2007

The Buddha Of Suburbia DVD The Buddha Of Suburbia Re-released today in the UK and Europe is THE BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA soundtrack via EMI Records.

Back in 1993, Hanif Kureishi's wonderful coming-of-age novel The Buddha Of Suburbia was turned into a BBC mini-series. Bowie - who came from the same suburban background as Kureishi - was commissioned to write the music.

The soundtrack is available on CD or as a special 2 disc DVD release via 2 Entertain Video.

The tracklisting runs as follows:

The Buddha Of Suburbia CD      01. Buddha Of Suburbia
     02. Sex And The Church
     03. South Horizon
     04. The Mysteries
     05. Bleed Like A Craze, Dad
     06. Strangers When We Meet
     07. Dead Against It
     08. Untitled No. 1
     09. Ian Fish, UK Heir
     10. Buddha Of Suburbia

You can purchase the CD release now at £8.99 and the 2 disc DVD saving 25% discount.

Update: Check out the special promo page for this release where you can listen to tracks and watch the promo video.

14th September 2007

Canadian band THE TRAGICALLY HIP played the Halifax Metro Centre last night in Nova Scotia. For their final encore they performed a surprise cover of DAVID BOWIE's Queen Bitch. Fingers crossed they will add it onto their official website as 'song of the day' at thehip.com...

Mercury Music Prize winners KLAXONS have revealed DAVID BOWIE is one of their main influences. James Righton and Jamie Reynolds from the band cited the singer along with producer Brian Eno as their biggest inspirations. In the past Bowie has said that he was a fan of the band. Reynolds told BowieNet: "David Bowie and Brian Eno are kind of the meeting point for us. Everything for us works in a triangle and at the centre of that triangle is those two. The two people who tie everything that we're about and into together."...

Scheduled for release on 2nd October is 'The Very Best Of Mick Jagger' on the Atlantic/Rhino Records label. Featured on the seventeen-track collection is the Live Aid charity single 'Dancing In The Street' that he performed with DAVID BOWIE which reached number one in the UK and was premiered at the Live Aid concert in Philadelphia...

14th September 2007

Update: The forthcoming Fall 2007 collection by British designer KEANAN DUFFTY inspired by DAVID BOWIE will have a exclusive six-song CD release to coincide with the limited-edition mens' wear collection.

The limited edition CD release 'Strangers When We Meet' is ONLY available via Target stores priced at a mere $4.99.

The CD tracklisting courtesy of BowieNet runs as follows:

     1. The Jean Genie (Live) from 'Santa Monica '72'
     2. Strangers When We Meet from 'The Buddha of Suburbia' New Edition Package
     3. Oh! You Pretty Things from 'Hunky Dory' Collector's Special Edition CD
     4. Word On A Wing (Live) from 'Nassau Live '76'
     5. Always Crashing In The Same Car from 'Low' Collector's Special Edition CD
     6. Young Americans (Live Audio) from 'Glass Spider' Live Tour DVD

'The Bowie' clothing collection hits stores on 15th October and is available exclusively from TARGET these tuxedo jackets, dress shirts, jeans and rocker t-shirts, inspired by DB will be available through till Christmas Eve at most Target stores and online at the target.com website.

Duffty, a Yorkshire-born musician-turned-designer, now based in New York, has always believed music and fashion go hand-in-hand. His men's wear collections are infused with innovative fabrics, rock-and-roll elements and British iconography.

You can check out the Bowie Collection line here

14th September 2007

The Community Board 2 Business Committee voted unanimously after a packed meeting on Tuesday against a liquor license for FORTY DEUCE, a burlesque club proposed for the ground floor of 19 Kenmare Street, New York City.

More than 200 neighbours, some waiving posters that said "No Nudity" over pictures of nearly naked women, turned up at St. Anthony of Padua's basement meeting hall on September 11th to oppose the club proposed by Ivan Kane, who owns two clubs of the same name, one in Las Vegas and the other in Los Angeles.

Kane and his associates made a personal pitch at the meeting, saying the club was not a strip club but a sedate and old-fashion burlesque house. There would be no nudity or lap dancing, and an adult entertainment permit is not required, the group said.

But opponents were not moved. Ray Lee, committee chairperson, said later that "We listened to the grassroots sentiments about Forty Deuce and decided a burlesque club that stays open until 4 a.m. was not a good fit in a residential area already saturated with more than 20 bars and clubs."

The committee is recommending that the full community board vote on September 20th to ask the State Liquor Authority to deny the license. Last April the full board had voted to recommended granting the liquor license. But neighbors, including Sook Ling Lai, director of the Chinatown Head Start program on Mott St. a block away from the Kenmare St. location, urged the community board in June to reverse the recommendation, and the board complied.

Forty Deuce, named after the slang term for 42nd St., has celebrity investors like DAVID BOWIE and Sting, and would have three serving bars in a 4,500-square-foot vacant space formerly occupied by Charlie's Clam Bar.

From downtownexpress.com website.

13th September 2007

Broadcast this coming weekend on BBC RADIO TWO is '20th Century Boy - An Appreciation Of Marc Bolan' on Saturday 15th September at 8.00 - 9.00pm GMT.

On the weekend of the 30th anniversary of his death at the age of 29, and in the month when he would have turned 60, Marc Bolan's life, music and legacy is examined with the help of an extensive cast list of friends, family and collaborators.

The programme, presented by Paul Sexton, traces Bolan's long and sometimes painful journey from the streets of Hackney in London, to his early unsuccessful singles in his own name and with John's Children and Tyrannosaurus Rex, on to his glam-era pop idol status as front man of T Rex.

Bolan's brother Harry Feld, schoolfriend Richard Young (now a highly respected photographer), mate and rival DAVID BOWIE, and early manager Simon Napier-Bell all help to illustrate the early years.

Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Rick Wright remember Bolan hanging out at their office, while producer Tony Visconti recalls working on early Tyrannosaurus Rex material and also how Bolan morphed into the ultimate Seventies heart-throb. Bob Harris, who met him in the company of Bolan's early mentor, John Peel, talks about compering the tour on which the phrase "T Rextacy" was coined, and the programme features archive excerpts from his on-the-road report about the event for BBC Radio 1's Scene And Heard programme.

Archive Bolan clips from a Peel show from 1968 and a 1972 interview, when he was the hottest star in the UK, also feature. Noel Gallagher of Oasis talks about the classic run of T Rex singles, while Bolan biographer Mark Paytress considers his contribution to pop culture.

The family story is told by Bolan's partner, Gloria Jones, and their son, Rolan Bolan, who talk about the tribute concert that takes place tonight. Also featured are friend Bernie Taupin and modern-day PR guru Alan Edwards, who looked after Bolan's publicity, and there's a rare radio appearance by fellow Seventies star Roy Wood.

Presenter and Producer/Paul Sexton.

Visit the BBC Radio Two website @ bbc.co.uk/radio2/.

12th September 2007

Former New York Giant FAMOUZ is about to release his debut album entitled 'Ghetto Passport' via the World Jam Records label. One particular track 'Famouz' borrows a sample from DAVID BOWIE's number 1 USA hit 'Fame', which makes it familiar and funky at the same time. You can take a listen here...

The new album from the PET SHOP BOYS 'Disco 4' features their extended mix version of DAVID BOWIE's 'Hallo Spaceboy' (PSB Extended mix). The album is released via Parlophone on 24th September...

The recent cover version of DAVID BOWIE's 'Let's Dance' performed by PAULA FLYNN for the Ballygown's 'Bodies Never Lie 2' advertising campaign has just won the Hot Press-sponsored award for 'Best Use of Music in Advertising' at the 2007 Shark Awards in Ireland...

This weekend on BBC RADIO TWO sees the broadcast of '20th Century Boy: An Appreciation of Marc Bolan' which marks the anniversary of his tragically earth death. Paul Sexton looks at Bolan's life, music and legacy with the help of a stellar, extensive cast list of friends, family and collaborators which includes DAVID BOWIE. More details and information can be found at bbc.co.uk/radio2/ - [from Sean]...

CAMILLE O'SULLIVAN who has just performed at this years Edinburgh Festival has her cover version of DAVID BOWIE's 'Moonage Daydream' on her new live album 'La Fille Du Cirque: Live at the Famous Spiegeltent'. There's also a cover of Brel's 'Amsterdam'. You can take a listen here - [from Sean]...

Tucked away in the business pages of THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY newspaper last weekend, was the news that DAVID BOWIE has regained the rights to all his back catalogue. The fifty-five million dollars he was paid/borrowed in 1997 via BowieBonds, from Prudential Assurance for the royalties for his pre-Nineties catalogue has now been paid back on all the 257 songs. He used some of the millions to buy out Tony Defries and Mainman who owned a large percentage of the rights to the songs up to 'Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)'. Ten years on, Bowie has now regained full control of all his songs and is believed to have increased his already substantial fortune significantly. Visit independent.co.uk - [from JBK]...

8th September 2007

Tempestad magazine DAVID BOWIE graces the front cover of the Mexican magazine TEMPESTAD for issue 55 (August).

Inside features an excellent article entitled 'Las Mutaciones de David Bowie'.

For more details check out their official website at latempestad.com.mox

Oh hang on... even better still you can view the rather fetching online Bowie flash article - click here

8th September 2007

NORTHERN KINGS a new Finnish band consisting of four well-known metal musicians J. Ahola, Marco Hietala, Tony Kakko and J-P Leppäluoto will release a special covers album on 24th October. The CD will contain metal arrangements of '80s hits, including DAVID BOWIE's smash hit 'Ashes To Ashes'...

The October issue of RECORD COLLECTOR magazine which hit stores on 27th September will contain a DAVID BOWIE article featuring the top Bowie collectibles. The article has been written by Maarten Kwant, John Larkin and Ruud Altenburg...

7th September 2007

Reminder: Get your video recorders at the ready...

Don't forget that tomorrow night sees the broadcast of DAVID GILMOUR Live At The Royal Albert Hall where as you know DAVID BOWIE made a surprise appearance.

This specially edited version of the forthcoming DVD release shows on BBC1 in the UK at 11:00pm.

Also tomorrow night on ITV1 at 22:40 GMT is MARC BOLAN: 20th Century Boy which marks what of would been his 60th birthday later this month. Craig Kelly narrates a colourful celebration of the life and work of Marc Bolan, the man who who changed the face of British pop and kick-started the glam rock era that defined the 70s, and who would have turned 60 this year, if not for his untimely death in 1977. Featuring exclusive interviews with those closest to him, including his brother Harry Feld, legendary record producer Tony Visconti, his son Rolan Bolan, and Marc's long-term partner Gloria Jones, who now runs an orphanage in Sierra Leone. Plus, archive concert footage and an early performance never before broadcast on British TV.

Another Bolan documentary features on BBC FOUR next weekend on 14th September at 21:00 GMT - Marc Bolan: The Final World is the story of the life of Marc Bolan told through previously lost TV and radio interviews, rediscovered Top of the Pops recordings, unseen concert footage and unique home movies. The programme is repeated later at 12:50 am.

2nd September 2007

Place your vote in the current BW poll...

The question being asked is: 'If you could choose one DAVID BOWIE film from the archives to be officially released on DVD which would you like to see released?'

So far the top three choices are as follows, 'Live concert from 1974 Diamond Dogs Tour' way out in front with 35.70%, followed by a 'live concert from 1976 World Tour' with 15.93% and thirdly the 'Hype Concert at the Roundhouse' with 7.49% of the vote.


1st September 2007

This month sees the eagerly awaited DVD release of DAVID GILMOUR's Remember That Night: Live At The Royal Albert Hall concert that saw DAVID BOWIE performing vocals on two tracks.

As you know Bowie sang 'Arnold Layne' and 'Comfortably Numb' which both appear on the DVD release, as well as exclusive backstage footage of the two David's.

Meanwhile Gilmour will be premiering a cinematic version of the DVD from the Odeon Leicester Square in London, which will be transmitted simultaneously to other theatres in Europe on Thursday 6th September 2007.

You can book tickets for the Odeon Leicester Square here or by phone on 0871 22 44 007.

Other venues include: UK, The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Denmark and USA. More details on venues and purchasing tickets can be found at davidgilmour.com website. For a complete listing of participating cinemas click here

Broadcast in High Definition to participating cinemas, the 85-minute programme will be introduced by Radio 2's Stuart Maconie. During the evening, David will answer a selection of fan questions - which will be broadcast on Radio 2 - and perform one number live on electric guitar.

During a second event - on Saturday 15th September 2007 at 3.00pm Eastern/12.00PM Pacific - Gilmour will premiere the 85-minute theatrical version in High Definition from the Ritzy Picturehouse in Brixton, London, to select North American movie theatres.

The event will be screened in 166 locations in North America - 112 in the U.S. and 54 in Canada - and include a one-song live performance by David Gilmour, who will also answer a selection of fans' questions.

Update: BBC 1 are showing a specially edited version of DVD release broadcast on BBC1 in the UK on 8th September at 11:00pm.

1st September 2007

Remember That Night DVD One critic described David Gilmour's 'On An Island' Royal Albert Hall concert, as "a near-perfect gig, where the magic kept coming, as did the surprises." Now music fans, who may have missed Gilmour's 2006 tour, get a chance to share in that magic with the release of Remember That Night: David Gilmour Live At The Royal Albert Hall a double DVD commemorating Gilmour's highly acclaimed SRO tour will hit stores this month on Monday 17th September in Europe and Tuesday 18th September in North America.

Lasting more than 5 hours, Remember That Night: David Gilmour Live At The Royal Albert Hall includes Gilmour's rave-reviewed London concert - featuring special guest appearances from DAVID BOWIE, Robert Wyatt, David Crosby and Graham Nash - as well as 2 hours and 40+ minutes of extras, notably a revelatory fly-on-the-wall documentary following Gilmour and his band on tour. A 20-page booklet accompanies the DVD.

Gilmour's two-and-a-half-hour concert features band members Richard Wright of Pink Floyd, Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music, new band member Steve DiStanislao on drums, plus Pink Floyd regulars Dick Parry, Guy Pratt and Jon Carin.

Disc 1 includes Gilmour's critically-acclaimed concert featuring songs from his #1 UK chart-topping album 'On An Island' as well as Pink Floyd classics such as 'High Hopes', 'Shine on You Crazy Diamond', 'Comfortably Numb' and the first filmed performance (since Pink Floyd's 'Live at Pompeii') of the epic 20 minute tour de force, 'Echoes.'

The concert's state-of-the-art production comes courtesy of lighting genius Marc Brickman. The show was filmed by David Mallet, one of the world's leading music directors. For the 23-camera shoot, David Mallet used the latest in high definition digital technology to create a film that is nothing less than stunning. A groundbreaking must-have DVD, in Standard DVD, HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats.

Disc 2 is packed with rarities and previously unreleased material including 'Breaking Bread, Drinking Wine', a 46-minute road movie filmed during the 2006 tour. Allowing fans a unique "seat on the tour bus," 'Breaking Bread, Drinking Wine' gives viewers a rare glimpse of David Gilmour, the man and musician, his band and crew enjoying and enduring the highs and the lows of life on tour: from flashfloods, a collapsing stage, a Russian wine-glass player, and problems with German trains!

Other DVD extras include bonus tracks from the Royal Albert Hall, Gilmour's first-ever performance of the Syd Barrett classic 'Dark Globe', 'Astronomy Domine' Live From Abbey Road, and the AOL sessions recorded while on tour in LA. Five songs from the BBC Mermaid Theatre concert are also on Disc 2, along with a five-minute documentary shot on tour in LA. The DVD also includes a photo gallery featuring the tour crew, shot by tour photographer Polly Samson.

The DVD comes with a 20-page booklet featuring more than 80 photos selected from studio recording, touring, and time off.

You can pre-order Remember That Night: David Gilmour Live At The Royal Albert Hall on DVD NOW and receive a 25% discount!

1st September 2007

Peace Thru Art Bowie Plate Reminder: The WHATEVER IT TAKES charity has the new DAVID BOWIE 'Peace Thru Art' designed plate available to purchase.

The David Bowie Churchill China 8 inch plate is priced at a mere £9.99, with all proceeds going to '21st Century Leaders' and 'Save The Children' charities as chosen by David himself.

Peace Thru Art Bowie Plate Each plate measures 8" x 20.5cm in diameter and comes complete in a special presentation gift box.

Also available in the Bowie 'Peace Thru Art' design series are:

     Mug Price: £9.99 Available Now
     Blue Wristband Price: £2.99 Available Now
     Green Wristband Price: £2.99 Sold Out (some still available via Virgin Megastores)

Please visit whateverittakes.org for more details and information.

(Ed. My plates arrived last month - they are really fantastic, well worth the money, which is also going to a charitable and worthy cause).


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