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TERRY O'NEILL - REST IN PEACE
17th November 2019

Sad news to report that legendary photographer TERRY O'NEILL has passed away, aged 81 years old, following a long illness with cancer.

Sending sincere condolences to all his family and friends.

Terence Patrick O'Neill CBE - (30th July 1938 - 16th November 2019).


DUBLIN BOWIE FESTIVAL 2020
16th November 2019

Dublin Bowie Festival 2020 The annual DUBLIN BOWIE FESTIVAL now in its fifth year, begins on Wednesday 8th January through to Sunday 12th January 2020.

Celebrating fifty years of The Man Who Sold The World with live music, art, talks, film, literature, fashion, photography, DJs, illustrations and lots more!

Below is the latest programme of events, exhibitions and gigs taking place over the five-day festival.

Lots more still to be announced shortly including their cinema programme, fashion events, more Q&As and a massive family event in Smithfield Square.


WEDNESDAY - 8th JANUARY

Silhouettes & Shadows exhibition, Rathfarnham Castle, 153 Rathfarnham Rd, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, D14 F439. Open 9.30am-4.45pm. FREE admission - [More details]

David Bowie Made Me Gay presentation and Q&A with Darryl W. Bullock at Bloody Mary's, 7 South William St, Dublin 2 at 6pm - [More details]

I Heart Bowie gig at Whelan's, 25 Wexford St, Portobello, Dublin 2, D02 H527 at 8pm - [More details]

Silent Disco at Whelan's, 25 Wexford St, Portobello, Dublin 2, D02 H527 at 11.30pm. FREE admission - [More details]


THURSDAY - 9th JANUARY

Silhouettes & Shadows exhibition, Rathfarnham Castle, 153 Rathfarnham Rd, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, D14 F439. Open 9.30am-4.45pm. FREE admission - [More details]

Bowie Rare, venue to be announced, Dublin at 11am-6pm - [More details]

Bowie On Vinyl: The Man Who Sold The World at The Big Romance, Parnell St, Dublin at 6pm. (limited seating). FREE admission - [More details]

Culture Vultures: Boys & Girls Keep Swinging - David Bowie: Pioneer of Sexual Fluidity at The Workman's Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 VX36 at 7.30pm. (limited seating). FREE admission - [More details]

Glasshouse: The Berlin Trilogy Re-imagined at The Sugar Club, 8 Leeson St Lower, Saint Kevin's, Dublin, D02 ET97 at 8pm - [More details]


FRIDAY - 10th JANUARY

Silhouettes & Shadows exhibition, Rathfarnham Castle, 153 Rathfarnham Rd, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, D14 F439. Open 9.30am-4.45pm. FREE admission - [More details]

Bowie Rare, venue to be announced, Dublin at 11am-6pm - [More details]

Illustrated Bowie / Bowie In Dublin at The Space Between, 28 Fenian St, Dublin 2, D02 CY50. FREE admission - [More details]

Cutting Up Bowie - Bowie: Burroughs Lecture at The Theatre Bar, 17/20 Sycamore St, Temple Bar, Dublin at 6.30pm. FREE admission - [More details]

The Birth of Bowie with Phil Lancaster and The London Boys at The Sugar Club, 8 Leeson St Lower, Saint Kevin's, Dublin, D02 ET97 at 8pm - [More details]

Rebel Rebel: Sound & Vision at The Academy, 57 Middle Abbey St, North City, Dublin 1 at 7pm - [More details]

The Woman Who Sold The World at The George, 89 South Great George's Street, Dublin 2, D02 R220 at 10pm - [More details]

The Bowie Ball with Heroes From Mars at Whelan's, 25 Wexford St, Portobello, Dublin 2, D02 H527 at 11.30pm - [More details]


SATURDAY - 11th JANUARY

Silhouettes & Shadows exhibition, Rathfarnham Castle, 153 Rathfarnham Rd, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, D14 F439. Open 9.30am-4.45pm. FREE admission - [More details]

Bowie Rare, venue to be announced, Dublin at 11am-6pm - [More details]

Art Rebel Rebels: David Bowie and the Pre-Raphaelites at Rathfarnham Castle, 153 Rathfarnham Rd, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, D14 F439 at 2pm. FREE ADMISSION - [More details]

Holy Holy gig at The Olympia Theatre, 72 Dame St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 K135. Doors: 7pm - [More details]

Holy Mother, venue to be announced, Dublin at 11pm - [More details]

Art Crime Inc. performance of 1.Outside at The Workman's Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 VX36 at 11.30pm - [More details]


SUNDAY - 12th JANUARY

Silhouettes & Shadows exhibition, Rathfarnham Castle, 153 Rathfarnham Rd, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, D14 F439. Open 9.30am-4.45pm. FREE admission - [More details]

Bowie Rare, venue to be announced, Dublin at 11am-6pm - [More details]

Face To Face with The Men Who Sold The World - An Audience with Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey at The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St Stephen's Green, Dublin D02 YN77 at 3pm - [More details]

After All - Festival Closing Party at Whelan's, 25 Wexford St, Portobello, Dublin 2, D02 H527 at 7pm. FREE admission - [More details]


Tickets are on sale now for these events - visit dublinbowiefestival.ie website for more details and information.


CONVERSATION PIECE BOX SET RELEASED TODAY!
15th November 2019

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

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

INCLUDES 12 EXCLUSIVE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS AND BRAND NEW MIX OF SPACE ODDITY ALBUM BY TONY VISCONTI

SPACE ODDITY (2019 MIX) ALBUM ALSO AVAILABLE SEPARATELY ON CD, STANDARD DIGITAL, 96/24 DIGITAL AND RANDOMISED BLACK, EXTREMELY LIMITED NUMBERED SILVER AND GOLD VINYL SINGLE RUN PRESSINGS.

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


David Bowie Conversation Piece 5CD Box Set [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) *

CD 2 - 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)

CD 3 - 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)


DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE is released on Parlophone today 15th November 2019.


You can purchase Conversation Piece 5-CD Box Set, Space Oddity CD (2019 Mix) and Space Oddity (2019 Mix) [VINYL] NOW!


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
14th November 2019

On this day, 50 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released his 2nd album 'David Bowie' (aka 'Space Oddity') in 1969...

Excellent unedited 30-minute interview with WOODY WOODMANSEY talking about working with DAVID BOWIE via BRITCLIP - [View here]...

MICK HUCKNALL talks about what he considers the 'perfect and complete' albums that inspired him, defined his approach to making music, and taught him how to be in a band... MH: "I have no doubt in my mind that DAVID BOWIE is the greatest solo artist that Britain's ever produced. I can't think of a better one.". You can read the whole article on The Quietus website - [Read here]...

If you're in Brighton this Friday, Labyrinth, starring DAVID BOWIE is playing on the big screens at Brighton Odeon - [More details]...

Check out the new NIKE advertising campaign: 'Just Do It Germany: Helden'. Helden features a new generation of German athletes, who work hard on and off the pitch, on the track and in their communities. They go beyond winning to pave the way for others. We believe in a world in which everyone can become a hero, leveraging the powerful platform sport provides to those who speak up. You never do it just for yourself. Just do it. The music is based on DAVID BOWIE's"Helden", written by David Bowie and Brian Eno, arranged by Hans Zimmer, using Bowie's original vocals - [View here]...

TONY VISCONTI listens to DAVID BOWIE - Space Oddity in 360RA. Space Oddity will be one of the first albums available in Sony 360 Reality Audio via Amazon HD using the new Amazon Echo Studio, and via Deezer and TIDAL using headphones soon. With Sony 360 Reality Audio, the listener experiences the vocals and instruments placed within a spherical space, creating an immersive sound that closely mimics the soundscape of a live musical performance...




TWO BOWIE BOOKS OUT TODAY
14th November 2019

Two DAVID BOWIE books are published today...

Bowie's Books: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life First up is the 288-page hardcover BOWIE'S BOOKS: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life by JOHN O'CONNELL.

Three years before he died, David Bowie supplied a list of the one hundred books that had transformed his life - a list that formed something akin to an autobiography. From Madame Bovary to A Clockwork Orange, the Iliad to the Beano, these were the publications that had fuelled his creativity and shaped who he was.

In Bowie's Books, John O'Connell explores this list in the form of one hundred short essays, each offering a perspective on the man, performer and creator that is Bowie, his work as an artist and the era that he lived in.

Bowie's Books is much more than a list of books you should read in your lifetime: it is a unique insight into one of the greatest minds of our times, and an indispensable part of the legacy that Bowie left behind.

Review: You can only truly know a pop star through his bookshelf. John O'Connell's brilliant, gossipy book gives you a whole new secret David Bowie: the reader. This is the unwritten Bowie book that needed writing - (Caitlin Moran).

Book Description: 100 books explored in 100 short essays, each paired with a Bowie song and a beautiful illustration.

A FINANCIAL TIMES PICK FOR 2019.

You can purchase this #1 best seller NOW!


Why Bowie Matters by Will Brooker Secondly, the 240-page hardcover WHY BOWIE MATTERS by WILL BROOKER.

Synopsis: A unique, moving and dazzlingly researched exploration of the places, people, musicians, writers and filmmakers that inspired David Jones to become David Bowie, what we can learn from his life's work and journey, and why he will always matter.

When David Bowie died on 10th January 2016, it seemed the whole world was united in mourning. His greatest hits were sung tearfully in pubs up and down Britain, garlands of flowers were left at the Aladdin Sane mural in his old stomping ground of Brixton and tributes poured in from a galaxy of stars. To many of us, Bowie was so much more than a pop idol. But why?

In Why Bowie Matters, Professor Will Brooker answers that question persuasively, as both a fan and an academic. A Bowie obsessive since childhood, he hit the headlines over the course of a year-long immersive research project that took him from London to Berlin and New York, following in Bowie's footsteps, only listening to music and reading books he loved, and even at times adopting his fashion.

In this original and illuminating book, Professor Brooker approaches Bowie from various angles, re-tracing his childhood on the streets of Bromley, taking us through his record collection and bookshelves, and deciphering the symbols and codes of his final work, Blackstar to piece together how an ordinary suburban teenager turned himself into a legend, and how perhaps we too could be a little more Bowie.

He shows us that while David Robert Jones died on that terrible day in January, David Bowie will live on forever.

About the Author: Will Brooker is a writer and academic, professor of film and cultural studies at Kingston University and an author of several books of cultural studies dealing with elements of modern pop culture and fandom.

You can purchase NOW!


2020 UNCUT BOWIE SPECIAL
12th November 2019

Uncut magazine David Bowie Special Uncut magazine David Bowie Special The new UNCUT magazine is a DAVID BOWIE extravaganza!

Housed inside a fancy presentation bag, you'll find a Collector's Cover and Bowie Bulletin - a FREE, double-sided fanzine documenting Bowie's 1969 lift-off.

Inside, Tony Visconti reveals the full story of Bowie's stellar breakthrough year - involves ham sandwiches, Marc Bolan impressions, tearful studio interludes and trips to the cinema, but crucially, we learn how this period of his music influenced Bowie's future endeavours.

For the UK only, this issue comes in a fancy bag. It is intended to keep safe the snazzy Bowie Bulletin - a bespoke fanzine documenting David Bowie's momentous 1969, bringing together archival pieces from the pages of Melody Maker, NME, Disc And Music Echo and the lesser-spotted Fab 208. It has been lovingly designed by Art Editor Marc Jones and includes a stunning poster on one side.

This January 2020 issue is available in UK shops from this Thursday (14th).

For more details and information, please visit the uncut.co.uk website.


DAVID BOWIE : RAINBOWMAN (1967-1980)
11th November 2019

David Bowie : Rainbowman (1967-1980) Just published over in France is DAVID BOWIE: RAINBOWMAN (1967-1980) by JÉRÔME SOLIGNY via Gallimard Editions.

Synopsis: For nearly a quarter of a century, as a music journalist, Jérôme Soligny has written about David Bowie and has regularly exchanged with him. In the spring of 2016, a few weeks after his death, he began a task as original as it was consistent: to tell the story of Bowie, the musician, his recordings and his tours, with the help of those who participated in the construction of his work. Counting the rock stars who had already spoken at his microphone about this extraordinary artist - of which he gathered the statements here - it is almost three hundred people (producers, instrumentalists, sound engineers, but also designers, photographers, as well as musicians who influenced or influenced him...) who speak in Rainbowman. They help to paint a portrait, not consistent with the idea that, for decades, the media and the public are David Bowie, but faithful man of words and music, the music lover passed to the act that, humbly, he claimed to be until the end of his life.

Jérôme told me: "After 3 years and a half of really hard but exciting work, my first thoughts go to Tony Visconti (foreword and so much more), Mick Rock (cover photo), Jonathan Barnbrook (design), Lisa and Margaux Chetteau (illustrations), Sophie, my publisher Gallimard and, last but not least, the close to 300 'music and art people' who talked to me, trusted me and made these books possible. David Bowie : Rainbowman (1967-1980), first volume, out in November. Second volume out next year. Both are dedicated to my father who won't be able to read them but opened my ears to jazz when I was five years old."

Take a look inside this 568-page book - preview pdf

For more details and information, please visit gallimard.fr website (in French).


BOWIE AT THE BLACK BALL
9th November 2019

On this day, 13 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at the 3rd Annual Black Ball Benefit for Keep A Child Alive at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, USA in 2006.

This was to be his last live performance on stage with a band.

David performed three songs: 'Wild Is The Wind' (with Mike Garson on piano), 'Fantastic Voyage' (backed by Alicia Keys' band) and 'Changes' (duet with Alicia Keys).

Hosts Alicia Keys and Iman were joined by KCA founder Leigh Blake, emcee Wanda Sykes and honourees Richard Beckman, Dr. Paul Farmer and Partners in Health, and "Mama" Carol Dyanti.

Other musical performers were Alicia Keys, Damian Marley and Louis XIV.

As far as I'm aware, his performance wasn't professionally filmed and the only filmed footage was shot by DB fan Simone. Check out her footage below...





The Black Ball is an Annual fundraiser for KCA (Keep A Child Alive), the non-profit organisation which brings dignified treatment, care and support to children and families affected by HIV.


BOWIE LOTS SOLD AT OMEGA
6th November 2019

RNRWM tape Space Oddity 7 inch UK pic sleeve Taking place this afternoon was 'The Glam Rock Collection' at OMEGA AUCTIONS which featured a whole host of DAVID BOWIE lots.

Some of the highlights included:

Lot 1: David Bowie 2nd album (aka MOW/MOM) LP (US promo) - £220
Lot 2: David Bowie debut album LP (original US mono pressing) - £550
Lot 3: David Bowie debut album LP (original UK mono pressing) - £1,450
Lot 4: Hunky Dory LP (original UK front laminated) - £240
Lot 5: David Bowie 2nd album (1st UK unassigned credits) - £500
Lot 6: TMWSTW LP (1st UK dress sleeve) - £1,400
Lot 14: TMWSTW LP (1st UK dress sleeve) - £800

Lot 19: Pin Ups (UK Trident Studios acetate recording LP) - £1,700
Fantastic piece of Bowie history with the original Trident Studios acetate recording of the classic 1973 LP. Issued on 2 x single sided acetate LPs with Trident Studios printed labels and 'David Bowie 1' and 'David Bowie 2' hand written on the corresponding record. Both records are presented in outstanding ex+ condition. Visually there are just a couple of very fine, minor and wispy markings to the playing sides with the playback superb on both records. There is very little deterioration to the aluminium lacquer. Audio-wise we believe the recording to be very similar to that of the final studio version, however there is a difference on the opening track Rosalyn with a distinct 'echo' heard on the intro. There are slight tempo/pitch changes that can be heard, the most notable of this on I Can't Explain. Housed with original Trident Studios orange sleeve which is in excellent condition showing a few light creases.

Lot 29: Space Oddity 7" original 'unissued' picture sleeve - £3,400
One of just 2 or 3 known to exist, here is the holy grail for any dedicated Bowie collector; the original unissued picture sleeve copy of Space Oddity (Philips BF 1801). The picture sleeve is completely authentic. The sleeve is in fantastic ex+ condition. The striking image of Bowie with his 12 string guitar is lovely and clear, the reverse showing some very minor discolouration (a sign that this is indeed from the period and not a recent pressing) with some rather minor ringwear noted. The slightly 'rough' or 'textured' feel to the sleeve once more shows us that this is the genuine article. The record (original juke-box centre) is in clean excellent condition and housed with an original Philips company sleeve. Record Collector magazine stated of the history of this release: Nobody has been able to explain why the sleeve was printed and then not distributed, although, during his research for his David Bowie: World 7" Records Discography, expert Marshall Jarman was informed by a man who worked in Holland for Philips in the 60s that when Space Oddity was first released, stereo singles were still a novelty, and Philips had several stereo singles pressed up in Holland specially for the UK market as an experiment. Space Oddity would have been a likely subject for a marketing exercise of this kind, as the single made good use of effects, and was also inspired by developments in technology. Jarman speculated that as the UK stereo discs were pressed in Holland, there may well have been picture sleeves printed to go with them - after all, every other European country issued a picture sleeve, most utilising the same image seen here in various forms - and that for some reason the company decided not to use them after all. (Ed. Philips Records executive Olav Wyper has confirmed recently that this UK sleeve was indeed genuine).

Lot 189: Five rare David Bowie t-shirts - £550
Lot 193: David Bowie Hunky Dory signed inner - £440

Lot 197: David Bowie 1973 signed programme - £550
A mounted and framed display to include a page from a 1973 Diana Ross Show programme signed clearly in blue ink by David Bowie, also in blue ink by Billy Preston and in black ink by 'Jipp Jones' (aka Angie Bowie). Provenance documents supplied and included with the lot include a private photograph of David Bowie at a signing session following the event. Frame measures 57 x 44.5cm.

Lot 213: David Bowie - Joe Petagno Poster - £150
Lot 219: David Bowie 1999 signed 'hours...' CD - £340

Lot 221: Davie Jones and The Manish Boys autographs - £1,100
Two pages from an autograph book bearing signatures variously from: David Bowie signed as Davie Jones (with inscription to vendor also in Bowie's hand), Paul Rodriguez and John Watson of the band. Also includes early picture of Bowie taped to page. Signatures obtained in person by the vendor on Denmark Street, London, on 26th October 1964. Other signatures on pages to include: Karl Kings, John Konrad of The Mojos, Tony Jackson of The Searchers.

Lot 223: David Bowie and Bing Crosby Show contact sheets - £460
Lot 224: David Bowie Just A Gigolo contact sheets - £900
Lot 225: David Bowie (Ziggy Stardust) concert transparencies with copyright - £1,300
Lot 226: David Bowie (Ziggy Stardust) concert negatives with copyright - £2,600

Lot 227: David Bowie 1966 demo tape - £3,400
A boxed reel of Scotch 7" tape, with contents to include three studio recordings made by David Bowie and band circa December 1966 for inclusion on his self-titled debut album. The takes recorded and heard on this tape will not have been previously publicly available. There is approximately 27 minutes worth of very clear, high quality audio to comprise: 13.5 minutes of audio during takes for 'Silly Boy Blue' to include five false starts and two full takes, with plenty of light hearted studio chatter from Bowie and band (just after the trumpet opening Bowie comes in 'Sorry! I forgot what I was doing.'). There is approximately 7.5 minutes of audio during takes for 'Sell Me A Coat' to include two false starts and a complete take, with more studio chat and instructions to David re his timing. Also approximately 6 minutes of audio for 'Please, Mr Gravedigger' to comprise two false starts (one interrupted somewhat tersely by Bowie who complains of an unthinking studio guest 'your feet are too loud') and one full take. This item is sold as an artefact only, without copyright. Any reproduction is strictly prohibited.

Lot 231: David Bowie 1969 Gravesend handbill - £900

Lot 232: David Bowie 'Rock 'N Roll With Me' (Olympic Studios 16 track session tape) - £2,100
A boxed 2-inch by 10.5 inch sixteen track reel of magnetic tape containing several individual elements (i.e. recordings of instrumentation on separate channels) to comprise partial and complete rehearsal takes of the song "When You Rock 'N Roll With Me", recorded on 9th January 1974 during sessions for the Diamond Dogs album. The recording is excellent quality and these incredible sounding stripped down versions are unheard and have never been released. The tape features Bowie pausing frequently to direct the musicians - in total there are six different takes with 3 being complete. The label lists a final version as 'MASTER' but this is no longer present on the reel, presumably having been spliced off to be compiled with other album master tracks, possibly for further overdubbing etc. Provenance: The vendor acquired the tape following his involvement in the sale of Olympic Studios to Virgin in 1986/87 - when the studios were being reconstructed notices were sent to record labels and related parties giving them a certain time period to collect their tapes before being disposed of. This tape along with many others were not collected with many being destroyed. **The tape is sold as an artefact only and does not include any copyright.**

You can view the whole catalogue HERE


ON THIS DAY...
5th November 2019

Birthday memories of TERENCE GUY ADAIR BURNS who was born on this day in 1937 (DAVID BOWIE's half brother)...

On this day, 16 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Sportpaleis Antwerpen, Belgium during his A Reality World Tour in 2003...

On this day, 22 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile during his Earthling World Tour in 1997...

On this day, 28 years ago, TIN MACHINE performed at the Mayfair, Newcastle, England during their It's My Life World Tour in 1991...

On this day, 36 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at the Entertainment Centre, Perth, Australia during his Serious Moonlight World Tour in 1983...

On this day, 41 years ago, DAVID BOWIE began rehearsals at the Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park, Sydney, Australia for his World Tour in 1978...

On this day, 54 years ago, DAVID BOWIE AND THE LOWER THIRD performed a double bill at the Marquee Club, Soho, London, England in 1965...

Happy Birthday wishes to AVA CHERRY...


BOWIE'S BOOKS OUT THIS MONTH
3rd November 2019

Bowie's Books: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life Published later this month is BOWIE'S BOOKS: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life by JOHN O'CONNELL.

This 288-page hardcover hits the shelves on Thursday 14th November.

Three years before he died, David Bowie supplied a list of the one hundred books that had transformed his life - a list that formed something akin to an autobiography. From Madame Bovary to A Clockwork Orange, the Iliad to the Beano, these were the publications that had fuelled his creativity and shaped who he was.

In Bowie's Books, John O'Connell explores this list in the form of one hundred short essays, each offering a perspective on the man, performer and creator that is Bowie, his work as an artist and the era that he lived in.

Bowie's Books is much more than a list of books you should read in your lifetime: it is a unique insight into one of the greatest minds of our times, and an indispensable part of the legacy that Bowie left behind.

Review: You can only truly know a pop star through his bookshelf. John O'Connell's brilliant, gossipy book gives you a whole new secret David Bowie: the reader. This is the unwritten Bowie book that needed writing - (Caitlin Moran).

Book Description: 100 books explored in 100 short essays, each paired with a Bowie song and a beautiful illustration.

A FINANCIAL TIMES PICK FOR 2019.

About the Author: John O'Connell was born in 1972. A former Senior Editor at Time Out and music columnist for The Face, he is now freelance, writing mainly for The Times and The Guardian. He interviewed David Bowie in New York in 2002. He lives in south London with his wife and two daughters.

You can pre-order this #1 best seller NOW!


WHY BOWIE MATTERS
3rd November 2019

Why Bowie Matters by Will Brooker Published later this month is WHY BOWIE MATTERS by WILL BROOKER. This 240-page hardcover hits the shelves on 14th November.

Synopsis: A unique, moving and dazzlingly researched exploration of the places, people, musicians, writers and filmmakers that inspired David Jones to become David Bowie, what we can learn from his life's work and journey, and why he will always matter.

When David Bowie died on 10th January 2016, it seemed the whole world was united in mourning. His greatest hits were sung tearfully in pubs up and down Britain, garlands of flowers were left at the Aladdin Sane mural in his old stomping ground of Brixton and tributes poured in from a galaxy of stars. To many of us, Bowie was so much more than a pop idol. But why?

In Why Bowie Matters, Professor Will Brooker answers that question persuasively, as both a fan and an academic. A Bowie obsessive since childhood, he hit the headlines over the course of a year-long immersive research project that took him from London to Berlin and New York, following in Bowie's footsteps, only listening to music and reading books he loved, and even at times adopting his fashion.

In this original and illuminating book, Professor Brooker approaches Bowie from various angles, re-tracing his childhood on the streets of Bromley, taking us through his record collection and bookshelves, and deciphering the symbols and codes of his final work, Blackstar to piece together how an ordinary suburban teenager turned himself into a legend, and how perhaps we too could be a little more Bowie.

He shows us that while David Robert Jones died on that terrible day in January, David Bowie will live on forever.

About the Author: Will Brooker is a writer and academic, professor of film and cultural studies at Kingston University and an author of several books of cultural studies dealing with elements of modern pop culture and fandom.

You can pre-order NOW!


BOWIE AT OMEGA AUCTIONS
1st November 2019

Have a listen to three snippets of DAVID BOWIE in the studio circa December 1966.

You'll hear an annoyed Bowie halting a take of 'Please, Mr Gravedigger' because of a unthinking studio guest, then from 12 seconds in Bowie being instructed in timing for 'Sell Me A Coat', followed by an introduction for a take of 'Silly Boy Blue'.

This tape (lot 227) is up for sale this month at OMEGA AUCTIONS on Wednesday 6th November in 'The Glam Rock Collection' auction.



Two other highlights are...

Lot 29: Space Oddity 7" original unused U.K. Picture Sleeve - 100% genuine Philips release - [Sold for £3,400]

Lot 232: Rock 'N Roll With Me - Olympic Studios rehearsal tape recorded on 9th January 1974 - [Sold for £2,100].


Space Oddity 7 inch UK pic sleeve    Space Oddity 7 inch UK pic sleeve    RNRWM tape


RNRWM tape    RNRWM tape


Check out all the David Bowie items available via omegaauctions.co.uk website.


CONVERSATION PIECE 5-CD BOX SET
1st November 2019

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

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

INCLUDES 12 EXCLUSIVE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS AND BRAND NEW MIX OF SPACE ODDITY ALBUM BY TONY VISCONTI

SPACE ODDITY (2019 MIX) ALBUM ALSO AVAILABLE SEPARATELY ON CD, STANDARD DIGITAL, 96/24 DIGITAL AND RANDOMISED BLACK, EXTREMELY LIMITED NUMBERED SILVER AND GOLD VINYL SINGLE RUN PRESSINGS.

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


David Bowie Conversation Piece 5CD Box Set [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) *

CD 2 - 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)

CD 3 - 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)


DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE is released on Parlophone on 15th November 2019.


You can pre-order Conversation Piece 5-CD Box Set, Space Oddity CD (2019 Mix) and Space Oddity (2019 Mix) [VINYL] NOW!


PLANET EARTH BLUES
1st November 2019

Shindig! magazine issue 97 Issue 97 of SHINDIG! magazine features DAVID BOWIE on the front cover.

Inside is an eight-page article entitled: 'Planet Earth Blues'.

Also featured in this issue are: Paul Weller, Gene Clark, Robert Pollard, Status Quo, Steeleye Span, Hawkwind, Shaft, Chip Taylor, Curt Boettcher, Jim Noir and more.

The magazine goes on sale this Thursday 7th November.

For more details visit shindig-magazine.com website.

Check out a sneak peek video below...




REMINDERS: NEW and UPCOMING BOWIE RELEASES...
November 2019

DAVID BOWIE'S DIAMOND DOGS (33 1/3) by Glenn Hendler, paperback, 152 pages, to be published on 5th March 2020 - PRE-ORDER

DAVID BOWIE FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Rock's Finest Actor by Ian Chapman, paperback, 344 pages, to be published on 10th February 2020 - PRE-ORDER

BOWIE: Stardust, Rayguns and Moonage Daydreams by Michael Allred, hardcover, 160 pages, to be published on 7th January 2020 - you can PRE-ORDER


Brand new DAVID BOWIE - CONVERSATION PIECE 5-CD Box Set and digital includes TWELVE exclusively previously unreleased tracks - released 15th November - purchase now. PRICE REDUCED!

SPACE ODDITY (2019 MIX) album released on CD, digital and Vinyl - released on 15th November - purchase now.

SPACE ODDITY (2019 MIX) album released on 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 - released on 15th November - purchase now.

New book WHY BOWIE MATTERS by Will Brooker, hardcover, 240 pages, published on 14th November - purchase now. #1 best seller.

BOWIE'S BOOKS: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life by John O'Connell, hardcover, 240 pages, published on 14th November - purchase now. #1 best seller.

New French book DAVID BOWIE : RAINBOWMAN (1967-1980) by Jérôme Soligny, hardcover, 568 pages, published on 7th November - purchase now.

Limited edition double vinyl DAVID BOWIE LP VH1 STORYTELLERS first time release on vinyl and contains FOUR bonus recordings, released on 11th October - you can purchase now.

Official Collectors Limited Edition 2020 DAVID BOWIE WALL CALENDAR square format calendar 12 month, featuring different stunning images each month, size 31.2cm x 31.2cm, published on 26th September - you can purchase now.

Official 2020 DAVID BOWIE WALL CALENDAR A3 format, 12 month, featuring different stunning images each month, size 42cm x 29.7cm, published on 26th September - you can purchase now.

New book 'TIL WRONG FEELS RIGHT: Lyrics and More by IGGY POP, hardcover, 288 pages, published on 26th September - you can purchase now.

2018 softback edition of DAVID BOWIE WORLD 7" RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY 1964 - 1981 book by MARSHALL JARMAN and RETO STÖCKLIN you can purchase now via marmot-publishing.com

Exclusive DAVID BOWIE lino-cut print available to PURCHASE - don't hang around, these are ALL the remaining original left-over stock from 34 years ago, once they've gone, they've gone!


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