no, I genuinely like her! not really familiar with too many songs of hers, but have known this cover for a long time, love it. her voice is something specialCrazyCrazy wrote:^ Nina is f*cking marvelous. Shocked you like it though. Being sarcastic?
I think it's a decent album though not a fave. I do think the album was Bowie starting taking more charge again after kind of getting lost in the crowd in the 1980s. The album was a love letter to Iman and he seemed genuinely happy on the songs. I think he got better in the 90s but I do think it was a nice return for him. Some of the jazzy r&b overtones are incredibly dated but I do feel like the album was him reclaiming his voice.mrlemonade wrote:NF what's your take on Black Tie White Noise? it's such a weird album for me. I mean, regarding its position in his career. it's always credited as the comeback album after the nadir period and Tin Machine flops, but fans don't seem to remember or praise it all that much
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/d ... ell-909033The cult sci-fi classic with arguably Bowie's most iconic film role has been restored in 4K.
Mr. Newton may have had enough, but it seems British cinemas haven't had enough of Mr. Newton.
To mark the 40th anniversary of the U.K. release of Nicolas Roeg's cult sci-fi film The Man Who Fell to Earth, arguably David Bowie's most iconic turn on the big screen, StudioCanal is nearing completion of a 4K restoration.
The film, in which the late musician plays a humanoid alien from a distant planet on a mission to take water back home, will be released theatrically on Sept. 9 by Park Circus.
Spearheaded by Deluxe London, the restoration is based on a 4K scan of the original camera negative, followed by a full 4K workflow, and all with the approval of original cinematographer Anthony Richmond. It has been in the works since late 2015, prior to Bowie's death in January.
http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/ ... on-auctionDavid Bowie’s extensive private art collection is to be sold at auction.
With a keen eye for fine art and modern British classics, the music legend amassed a collection of more than 400 items over his lifetime.
Bowie’s haul features more than 200 paintings by “many of the most important British artists of the 20th Century,” from Frank Auerbach to Damien Hirst, Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland, notes Sotherby’s, which will publicly display the pieces for the first time this November. The works will then go under the hammer in a three-part sale, and are expected to collectively fetch more than $13 million.
“Art was, seriously, the only thing I’d ever wanted to own,” the late music star told the New York Times in 1998. “It can change the way that I feel in the mornings.”
The Bowie/Collector collection will be exhibited from Nov. 1-10 at Sotheby’s New Bond Street galleries in London, and review exhibitions will be held in New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong.
Bowie died Jan. 10 after a battle with cancer. He was 69. Just two days prior, he released what turned out to be his final LP, Blackstar. The album was a critical and commercial success, debuting atop the Billboard 200 chart to give the iconic singer his first U.S. No. 1.
Q: Was there any band or singer or performer in particular who inspired you?
A: Yes, indeed. There were many. The one I was kind of in love with was David Bowie.
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The follow up to Parlophone’s award-winning box set, David Bowie - Five Years (1969 – 1973), will be David Bowie - Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976). (More of which, later)
Exclusive to the set is The Gouster, which is previously unreleased as a complete album. Featured on the sleeve for this box set version, is a previously unpublished picture from the original photo session for the album.
Cover: https://scontent.fomr1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=582B9A82
Here’s how The Gouster’s tracklisting looked before it morphed into Young Americans.
1. John, I’m Only Dancing (Again)
2. Somebody Up There Likes Me
3. It’s Gonna Be Me
1. Who Can I Be Now?
2. Can You Hear Me
3. Young Americans
As we say, watch out for full details and the release date of David Bowie - Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976) later.
We’ll leave you with an excerpt from Tony Visconti's excellent notes on the album, taken from the box set book.
“Gouster was a word unfamiliar to me but David knew it as a type of dress code worn by African American teens in the ‘60’s, in Chicago. But in the context of the album its meaning was attitude, an attitude of pride and hipness. Of all the songs we cut we were enamored of the ones we chose for the album that portrayed this attitude.
David had a long infatuation with soul as did I. We were fans of the TV show Soul Train. We weren’t ‘young, gifted and black’ but we sure as hell wanted to make a killer soul album, which was quite insane, but pioneers like the Righteous Brothers were there before us.
So ‘The Gouster’ began with the outrageous brand new, funkafied version of David’s classic ‘John, I’m Only Dancing’, a single he wrote and recorded in 1972, only this time our version sounded like it was played live in a loft party in Harlem and he added (Again) to the title. It wasn’t the two and a half minute length of the original either.
We maxed out at virtually seven minutes! With the time limitations of vinyl (big volume drop with more than 18 minutes a side) we could only fit two other long songs on side one, ‘Somebody Up There Likes Me’ and ‘It’s Gonna Be Me’ both about six and a half minute songs. We had hit the twenty-minute mark. Technically that worked because ‘It’s Gonna Be Me’ had lots of quiet sections where the record groove could be safely made narrower and that would preserve the apparent loudness of side one.
Side two also hit the twenty-minute mark with ‘Can You Hear Me’ saving the day with its quiet passages. Forty minutes of glorious funk, that’s what it was and that’s how I thought it would be.”
Parlophone Records are proud to announce DAVID BOWIE ‘WHO CAN I BE NOW? (1974 – 1976)’ the second in a series of box sets spanning his career from 1969.
The follow up to the awarding winning and critically acclaimed DAVID BOWIE ‘FIVE YEARS (1969 – 1973)’ will be released on 23rd September and will contain the previously unreleased album from 1974 called ‘THE GOUSTER’.
The twelve CD box, thirteen-piece vinyl set and digital download features the material officially released by Bowie during the so-called ‘American’ phase of his career from 1974 to 1976.
The box set, which is named after a track recorded in 1974 but not officially released until the 1990’s, includes ‘DIAMOND DOGS’, ‘DAVID LIVE’ (in original and 2005 mixes), ‘YOUNG AMERICANS’ and ‘STATION TO STATION’ (in original and 2010 mixes) as well as ‘THE GOUSTER’, ‘LIVE NASSAU COLISEUM 76’ and a new compilation ‘RE:CALL 2’ a collection of single versions and non-album b-sides.
All of the formats include tracks that have never before appeared on CD/vinyl/digitally as well as new remasters.
Exclusive to each of the box sets is the previously unreleased as a complete album ‘THE GOUSTER’ that was recorded at Sigma Sound, Philadelphia in 1974 and produced by Tony Visconti. The album was mixed and mastered before David decamped to New York to work with John Lennon and Harry Maslin on what became the ‘YOUNG AMERICANS’ album. ‘THE GOUSTER’ contains three previously unreleased mixes of ‘Right’, ‘Can You Hear Me’ and ‘Somebody Up There Likes Me’.
For the 2016 release, Tony Visconti has overseen the mastering from the original tapes and photos taken by Eric Stephen Jacobs have been put together for the sleeve based around one of David’s original concepts for the album.
Also exclusive to the CD, vinyl, standard digital and MFiT box sets will be the remastered ‘DAVID LIVE (original mix)’, the 2010 Harry Maslin mix of ‘STATION TO STATION’ (previously only available on an audio only DVD in 5.1 and stereo as part of the ‘STATION TO STATION’ Deluxe box set in 2010) and ‘RE:CALL 2’.
This new compilation features the original single mix of ‘Rebel Rebel’, which has only featured on a 40th anniversary picture disc in 2014 since its original release on single in 1974, and a previously unreleased on CD Australian single edit of ‘Diamond Dogs’, the only place in the world that this edit was issued. Also appearing on CD for the first time is the single edit of the live version of ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me’, which was issued to radio stations in the U.S. to help promote the ‘DAVID LIVE’ album.
‘RE:CALL 2’ features newly originated artwork with 1975 in-studio images from the ‘STATION TO STATION’ recording sessions by David’s friend and backing vocalist Geoff MacCormack aka Warren Peace.
The alternative cover for the 2010 mix of ‘STATION TO STATION’ by Harry Maslin, features the originally intended colour sleeve for the album that never got further than a few colour proofs and was replaced by the more familiar black and white image.
The vinyl box set has the same content as the CD set and is pressed on audiophile quality 180g vinyl.
The box set’s accompanying book, 128 pages in the CD box and 84 in the vinyl set, will feature rarely seen and previously unpublished photos by photographers including Eric Stephen Jacobs, Tom Kelley, Geoff MacCormack, Terry O’Neill, Steve Schapiro, and many others as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums from producers Tony Visconti and Harry Maslin.
The CD box set will include faithfully reproduced mini-vinyl versions of the original albums and the CDs will be gold coloured rather than the usual silver.