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  • David Bowie, Prince, Pink Floyd Exhibitions Have Music Fans Flocking to the Museum
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    • David Bowie Rare and Unreleased Albums Set for Record Store Day 2018

      The live set Welcome to the Blackout, the “Let’s Dance” demo, and the Bowie Now LP

      Three limited-edition David Bowie records will be issued by Parlophone for Record Store Day 2018, which takes place April 21. The first exclusive is Welcome to the Blackout (Live London ’78), a previously unreleased 3xLP set. It features recordings from Bowie’s Isolar II tour performances at London’s Earls Court on June 30 and July 1, 1978. The next release is a 12" single that includes the first full-length of “Let’s Dance,” as well as a live version of the song. The final disc is Bowie Now, a rare 1977 US only promotional-only LP, which is now receiving its first commercial release. The tracks are taken from Bowie’s Low and Heroes albums. Find more information via Bowie’s website. ... -day-2018/
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        Ready for vault material and not just repackagings of the same stuff.
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        • David Bowie's Collaborators Talk Bringing 'Lazarus' Back to Life In New York
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          • David Bowie Metrocards Are Available In New York City
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              • He would have never allowed that.
                "Despair, regret, and tenderness is what I feel for you"


                • Classic Pop The Bowie Years Vol.3 now available


                  • David Bowie’s Glastonbury 2000 Concert Film Announced

                    David Bowie’s headlining performance from Glastonbury Festival 2000 is getting its first proper release. David Bowie Glastonbury 2000 is set to be released on DVD, 2xCD, 3xLP, and digital on November 30, featuring the Thin White Duke’s full 21-song performance. Bowie’s headlining slot came a full 29 years following his first appearance at the festival in 1971, and saw him play a greatest-hits set with songs spanning his entire 20th century career. The new release features remastered audio in addition to show notes from journalist Caitlin Moran.

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                    • It's fun but I've never been a fan of that track!

                      Yes NF let's hope he can pull it our of the bag whether it be a pop album or more experimental one, well if he ever does come back that is!
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                          With 2019 marking 50 years since David Bowie’s first hit, Space Oddity, we are excited to announce that Parlophone is set to release a 7" vinyl singles box set of nine previously unreleased recordings* from the era during which Space Oddity was first conceived.

                          The title: Spying Through A Keyhole, is a lyric taken from the previously unknown song: Love All Around, and though most of the other titles are known, these versions have never been officially released until late last year (see footnote). Most of the recordings are solo vocal and acoustic home demo performances, unless otherwise stated.

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                          Mother Grey (demo)

                          This mid-tempo tale of a fledgling son fleeing the nest features multi-tracked vocals, guitars and harmonica from David.

                          In The Heat Of The Morning (demo)

                          A well-known early Bowie song but presented here in demo form with final lyrics.

                          Goodbye 3d (Threepenny) Joe (demo)

                          A charming demo from 1968.

                          Love All Around (demo)

                          A delightful love song from whence the title of this collection came: “I see a pop tune spying through a keyhole from the other room”.

                          London Bye, Ta-Ta (demo)

                          An early demo version of the song with completely different lyrics in a couple of the verses compared to those of the later full band versions.

                          Angel, Angel, Grubby Face (demo version 1)

                          The first and only previously known demo of this song.

                          Angel, Angel, Grubby Face (demo version 2)

                          A later version of the same song with alternative lyrics.

                          Space Oddity (demo excerpt)

                          The lyric and arrangement variations lend weight to the theory that this is possibly the first ever recorded demo of one of Bowie’s most famous songs.

                          Space Oddity (demo - alternative lyrics) (with Hutch)

                          Originally conceived as a song for a duo to perform, this is the first known version to feature John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson again with lyric and arrangement variations.

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                          Due to the nature of some of the solo home demos where Bowie accompanied himself on acoustic guitar, the recording quality isn’t always of a usual studio fidelity. This is partly due to David’s enthusiastic strumming hitting the red on a couple of the tracks, along with the limitations of the original recording equipment and tape degradation. However, the historical importance of these songs and the fact that the selections are from an archive of tracks cleared for release by Bowie, overrides this shortcoming.

                          Spying Through A Keyhole will be limited to a vinyl only release in the spring. However, the recordings may appear in the future on other formats. More details and actual release date to follow from Parlophone.

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                            I've been having a David Bowie binge the last day or so. Loving it.
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                              I've been having a David Bowie binge the last day or so. Loving it.
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                                • Parlophone is commemorating this year’s 50th anniversary of David Bowie’s classic “Space Oddity” with a series of box sets. They first announced the Spying Through a Keyhole collection, due out April 5th, back in January. Today, they’ve detailed another 7-inch vinyl box called Clareville Grove Demos.

                                  Due out May 17th, the three-piece set features six home demos Bowie recorded alongside John “Hutch” Hutchinson at the Clareville Grove flat the former lived in with his then girlfriend, Hermione Farthingale. (The three of them — Bowie, Hutch, and Farthingale — had performed together as Feathers.) The cover image was taken by Bowie’s manager at the time, Ken Pitt, in that very apartment.

                                  Of the six tracks, four have previously been unreleased. That includes “Love to the Dawn”, and early version of “Cygnet Committee”; “Ching-a-Ling”, a 1968 song Bowie originally recorded with his Turquoise trio featuring Fathingal and Tony Hill; “Let Me Sleep Beside You”; and “Life Is a Circus”, a cover of a Roger Bunn song recorded by Djinn.

                                  Each vinyl single is designed with a label emulating Bowie’s handwritten song titles. Find the box artwork and tracklist below. You can also find more Bowie vinyl over at ReverbLP.

                                  Clareville Grove Demos Artwork:

                                  Single 1
                                  01. Space Oddity
                                  02. Lover to the Dawn

                                  Single 2
                                  01. Ching-a-Ling
                                  02. An Occasional Dream

                                  Single 3
                                  01. Let Me Sleep Beside You
                                  02. Life Is a Circus

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                                    • on the cover of Record Collector magazine (March 2019)


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                                          • David Bowie’s iconic VH1 Storytellers live album is finally being released on vinyl

                                            There’s an overwhelming number of David Bowie records out there, but there’s one major record that has surprisingly never been pressed to vinyl: his live session for VH1‘s Storytellers series. Now, that’s finally changing. Bowie’s VH1 Storytellers will be released on vinyl on October 11th via Parlophone.

                                            This announcement arrives almost 20 years to the day after Bowie’s performance on the show, which was recorded on August 23rd of 1999. He played a career-spanning setlist which, at the time, could only go up to material from Hours, his 1999 album that had not yet been released at that point. It’s particularly notable for his performances of often overlooked songs like “Can’t Help Thinking About Me”, which he hadn’t played in 33 years, or “Word On A Wing”, which he hadn’t rolled out in 23 years.

                                            While technically VH1 Storytellers received a commercial release in 2009, it was only available as a CD and DVD package, the latter on which had four bonus songs not available on the CD. The new VH1 Storytellers vinyl will include all of the songs from his live session, including those bonus tracks. It’s a 2xLP release to accommodate the 12-song tracklist and coinciding commentary.

                                            According to Bill Flanagan, the executive producer of VH1 Storytellers, everyone in the studio was surprised when he agreed to play the show just three years after the TV series debuted. “We were used to dealing with legendary musicians. Still, landing David Bowie was more than a big booking. There’s no way to say this without being corny: it was an honor,” he said in a press release. “Bowie has a unique place in rock and roll. He is not only one of the most influential musicians of the era, but he does nothing unless he is fully committed.”

                                            Side 1:
                                            01. Life On Mars?
                                            02. Rebel Rebel (truncated)
                                            03. Thursday’s Child

                                            Side 2:
                                            01. Can’t Help Thinking About Me
                                            02. China Girl
                                            03. Seven

                                            Side 3:
                                            01. Drive-In Saturday
                                            02. Word On A Win
                                            03. Survive *

                                            Side 4:
                                            01. I Can’t Read *
                                            02. Always Crashing In The Same Car *
                                            03. If I’m Dreaming My Life *

                                            * Bonus recordings not included on original CD
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                                            • David Bowie Conversation Piece 5CD box due November

                                              “All seems so long ago...”

                                              Parlophone Records is proud to announce DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE, a five CD box set and digital equivalent tracking David’s early development throughout 1968 and 1969, via his home demos, BBC radio sessions, studio recordings with guitarist John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson and the experimental music and mime group, Feathers. The collection also celebrates the 50th anniversaries of the release of the ‘Space Oddity’ single and David’s second album, David Bowie (aka Space Oddity).

                                              Pre-order links and more images to follow.

                                              Keep reading for the press release.


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                                              DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE - 5 CD AND DIGITAL BOX SET RELEASED ON 15TH NOVEMBER, 2019



                                              'CONVERSATION PIECE' (2019 MIX) AVAILABLE NOW AS A STREAMING ONLY SINGLE.

                                              4th September 2019 London

                                              Parlophone Records is proud to announce DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE, a five CD box set and digital equivalent tracking David’s early development throughout 1968 and 1969, via his home demos, BBC radio sessions, studio recordings with guitarist John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson and the experimental music and mime group, Feathers. The collection also celebrates the 50th anniversaries of the release of the ‘Space Oddity’ single and David’s second album, David Bowie (aka Space Oddity).

                                              DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE contains twelve previously unreleased tracks/demos from the period as well as a brand new mix of the Space Oddity (aka David Bowie) album by long-time Bowie producer/collaborator Tony Visconti.

                                              The new mix of the album now features the title track of the boxset ‘Conversation Piece’ restored to the tracklisting in its initially intended position, before it was originally dropped due to time constraints of vinyl.

                                              Of the 2019 Space Oddity album mix Visconti says “It was so much fun to find hidden gems of musicianship with more time to mix the second time around, a guitar twiddle here, a trombone blast there, Marc Bolan’s voice in a group choir and more detail in general that we overlooked all those years ago when the label gave us a week at the most to mix this album. And in the details you will find 22 year old David Bowie, who would soon take the world by storm."

                                              The 120 page hardback book accompanying the box features exclusive memorabilia from the personal collection of David’s former manager, the late Ken Pitt, as well as from the David Bowie Archive®, and includes photos by Ray Stevenson, Vernon Dewhurst, David Bebbington, Ken Pitt, Alec Byrne, Tony Visconti and Jojanneke Claasen.

                                              The sleeve notes have been written for the release by Bowie experts Mark Adams, Tris Penna and Kevin Cann along with contributions from David’s lifelong friend George Underwood, Tony Visconti, Vernon Dewhurst, Dana Gillespie and John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson.

                                              The 2019 mix of the Space Oddity album will also be released separately and individually on CD, standard digital, 96/24 digital and vinyl. The various vinyl configurations will be randomly distributed worldwide with a mixture of hand-numbered labels; numbers 1 to 1969 on silver vinyl numbers and 1970 to 2019 on gold vinyl, with the remainder being black vinyl.

                                              DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE

                                              Titles marked * are unreleased and the two Decca tracks presented here are released in superior quality to that released on the Deluxe Edition of David’s self-titled debut album on Deram. There is also a rare appearance for the full length mono version of Feathers’ ‘Ching-a-Ling’.

                                              CD 1 - Home Demos

                                              April’s Tooth Of Gold (2.29) *
                                              The Reverend Raymond Brown (Attends the Garden Fête on Thatchwick Green) (2.15) *
                                              When I’m Five (3.18) *
                                              Mother Grey (3.00)
                                              In The Heat Of The Morning (2.59)
                                              Goodbye 3d (Threepenny) Joe (3.19)
                                              Love All Around (2.49)
                                              London Bye, Ta-Ta (3.31)
                                              Angel Angel Grubby Face (version 1) (2.31)
                                              Angel Angel Grubby Face (version 2) (2.37)
                                              Animal Farm (2.21) *
                                              Space Oddity (solo demo fragment) (2.39)
                                              Space Oddity (version 1) with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (4.02)
                                              Space Oddity (version 2) with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (5.00) *
                                              Space Oddity (version 3) with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (5.10)
                                              Lover To The Dawn with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (3.50)
                                              Ching-a-Ling with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (2.58)
                                              An Occasional Dream with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (2.49)
                                              Let Me Sleep Beside You with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (2.54)
                                              Life Is A Circus with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (4.50)
                                              Conversation Piece (3.47) *
                                              Jerusalem (4.19) *
                                              Hole In The Ground with George Underwood (3.29) *

                                              CD2 - The ‘Mercury’ Demos with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson

                                              Space Oddity (5.28)
                                              Janine (3.53)
                                              An Occasional Dream (3.18)
                                              Conversation Piece (3.31)
                                              Ching-a-Ling (3.35)
                                              I’m Not Quite (aka Letter To Hermione) (4.00)
                                              Lover To The Dawn (5.01)
                                              Love Song (4.08)
                                              When I’m Five (3.13)
                                              Life Is A Circus (5.33)

                                              CD3 - Conversation Pieces (Mono)

                                              In The Heat Of The Morning (Decca mono version) (2.51)
                                              London Bye, Ta-Ta (Decca alternative version) (2.36)
                                              BBC Top Gear radio session with the Tony Visconti Orchestra, recorded 13th May, 1968
                                              In The Heat Of The Morning (3.01)
                                              London Bye, Ta-Ta (2.39)
                                              Karma Man (3.07)
                                              When I’m Five (3.14)
                                              Silly Boy Blue (4.32)
                                              Ching-a-Ling (2.51)
                                              Space Oddity (Morgan Studios version – alternative take) (4.22)* with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson
                                              Space Oddity (U.K. single edit) (4.42)
                                              Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (single B-side – mono mix) (4.54)
                                              Janine (mono mix) (3.23)
                                              Conversation Piece (3.06)
                                              BBC Dave Lee Travis Show radio session, recorded 20th October, 1969
                                              Let Me Sleep Beside You (3.20)
                                              Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed (4.03)
                                              Janine (3.03)

                                              CD 4 - 1969 stereo mixes

                                              The original David Bowie (aka Space Oddity) album

                                              Space Oddity (5.14)
                                              Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed (inc. Don’t Sit Down) (6.51)
                                              Letter To Hermione (2.32)
                                              Cygnet Committee (9.31)
                                              Janine (3.21)
                                              An Occasional Dream (2.54)
                                              Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (4.46)
                                              God Knows I'm Good (3.17)
                                              Memory Of A Free Festival (7.09)

                                              The Extras

                                              Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (single B-side stereo mix) (4.56)
                                              Letter To Hermione (early mix) (2.32) *
                                              Janine (early mix) (3.23) *
                                              An Occasional Dream (early mix) (2.54) *
                                              Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola (full length version) (5.14)

                                              CD 5 - 2019 mixes (all previously unreleased)

                                              The Space Oddity album

                                              Space Oddity (5.20)
                                              Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed (6.18)
                                              Letter To Hermione (2.32)
                                              Cygnet Committee (9.28)
                                              Janine (3.21)
                                              An Occasional Dream (2.57)
                                              Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (4.50)
                                              Conversation Piece (3.11)
                                              God Knows I'm Good (3.16)
                                              Memory Of A Free Festival (7.14)

                                              The Extras

                                              Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (single version) (4.59)
                                              Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola (5.20)
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                                              • DAVID BOWIE ‘ALABAMA SONG’ GETTING 40TH ANNIVERSARY PICTURE DISC

                                                Rhino Records will releases a 40th anniversary 7″ Picture Disc edition of David Bowie’s “Alabama Song” on February 14th. Originally released in the U.K. on February 15, 1980, “Alabama Song” was initially written as a poem by Bertolt Brecht in 1925 and was put to music by Kurt Weill for the 1927 play Little Mahogany. David Bowie was a long-standing Brecht fan and included the song in the set-list for his 1978 Isolar II tour.

                                                The studio version of “Alabama Song” on the A-side of this release was recorded on July 2, 1978, the day after the final show of the European leg of the tour at Tony Visconti’s Good Earth Studios in Soho, London.

                                                The AA-Side features two previously unreleased tracks: a rendition of Heroes track “Joe The Lion” recorded at the soundcheck of the tour’s final Earl’s Court show on July 1, 1978. Though rehearsed for the Isolar II Tour “Joe The Lion” would not make its live debut until the Serious Moonlight Tour of 1983.

                                                The second track on the AA-side is a live version of “Alabama Song” also recorded July 1st 1978 — a different performance than the one featured on the live album Welcome To The Blackout.

                                                A-Side (45 RPM)
                                                1. Alabama Song (Kurt Weill/Bertolt Brecht)
                                                Produced by David Bowie and Tony Visconti
                                                Recorded at Good Earth Studios, London on July 2, 1978

                                                AA-Side (33 1/3 RPM)
                                                1. Joe The Lion (Live at Earls Court ’78 Soundcheck) [Previously Unreleased] (David Bowie)
                                                Recorded live by Tony Visconti with the Manor Mobile at Earls Court, London July 1, 1978.
                                                Recording engineered by Jeremy Allom and Ken Capper Mixed by John Pestage at Air Studios, London, July, 2019
                                                2. Alabama Song (Live Earls Court ’78) [Previously Unreleased] (Kurt Weill / Bertolt Brecht)
                                                Produced by David Bowie Recorded live by Tony Visconti with the Manor Mobile at Earls Court, London, July 1, 1978
                                                Recording engineered by Jeremy Allom and Ken Capper Mixed by David Bowie and David Richards at Mountain Studios, Montreux, January 17-22, 1979.
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                                                • Rare and Unreleased David Bowie Songs Collected on New Album and EP

                                                  Today (January 8), would have been David Bowie’s 73rd birthday. To mark the occasion, Parlophone Records has announced two new Bowie releases. One of the projects is a six-track EP called DAVID BOWIE IS IT ANY WONDER? that the label will release over the next six weeks. The first offering from the EP, which you can hear below, is a version of “The Man Who Sold the World” that Bowie recorded with Gail Ann Dorsey, Reeves Gabrels, and Mark Plati in November 1996.

                                                  The ’96 edition of “The Man Who Sold the World” will also be included on the other forthcoming release, CHANGESNOWBOWIE, which is out on April 18 (aka Record Store Day 2020). Learn more, and find the CHANGESNOWBOWIE tracklist, below.


                                                  01 The Man Who Sold the World
                                                  02 The Supermen
                                                  03 Andy Warhol
                                                  04 Repetition
                                                  05 Lady Stardust
                                                  06 White Light White Heat
                                                  07 Shopping for Girls
                                                  08 Quicksand
                                                  09 Aladdin Sane

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