WHAT'S REALLY HAPPENING IN SEPTEMBER - MONTHLY PLANNER
[BOWIEWONDERWORLD SHOP] [LATEST DAVID BOWIE ITEMS ON eBAY]
Have YOU got some DAVID BOWIE related news or a hot scoop?
Well don't just sit there keeping it to yourself - send it in to
All news items are credited if you so wish
[DOWNLOAD DAVID BOWIE MUSIC from Amazon]
The HD PROJECTS presents the fourth and final in the series of interview videos with world-famous music producer TONY VISCONTI, talking about drummer DENNIS DAVIS and DAVID BOWIE.
The interview took place at Tony Visconti's recording studio, in New York City in 2018. Tony provided a lot of information and insight into the music he and David Bowie made and the times they shared, with Dennis Davis.
Each video focuses on a specific phase of Tony's work with Bowie and Dennis. This one is on the period that produced Bowie's 1979 album Lodger and 1980 album Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps). The recording and production happened over a period of about 20 months, in London, Montreux and New York. During this time, the constant in Bowie's musical cohorts continued to be Tony Visconti and The D.A.M. Trio - Dennis Davis, Carlos Alomar and George Murray.
A personal note from Dennis' son Hikaru Davis:
"When I watch these videos, I feel time. I feel time because I looked so small and young. My voice was still a little boy's voice. But when I think about the time passed, it seems that nothing has changed. I'm afraid to forget my dad, how he was like, how his voice was like and how his drum sounded like. I'm lucky because he left us so much. I can always listen to his drums. When I visited Mr. Visconti's studio, he shared the original recording sound of my Dad. I could even hear him cough too. I would like to thank Mr. Visconti for his time, sharing many stories of my Dad and the sounds of my favorite drummer, Dennis Davis. Thank you."
Today's 'Music Memorabilia' auction at OMEGA AUCTIONS in Newton-le-Willows, featured the following DAVID BOWIE lots...
Lot 288: Bowie various tour programmes - £130
Lot 292: Ziggy posters - £110
Lot 293: Reality 2003 signed poster - £550
Lot 300: 1973 'Pace' Bowie poster - £160
Lot 301: Montreux Jazz Festival poster - £60
Lot 350: Bowie studio sessions, unheard tape - £7,500
DAVID BOWIE STUDIO SESSIONS UNHEARD TAPE. A boxed reel of 1/4" Scotch Tape, with the contents including previously unheard recordings from the studio, during sessions for David Bowie's self-titled debut album on 25th February 1967 at the Decca West Hampstead Studio. Containing approx. 25 minutes of recordings, consisting of 07:18 worth of recordings around 'Rubber Band', 13:00 of 'Love You Til Tuesday' and 04.30 of 'When I Live My Dream'. Each song section includes one or more false starts, along with studio chatter from Bowie and the group. This unique, 'fly on the wall' recording is an incredible opportunity to own and hear recordings that have never before been heard. This item is sold as an artefact only, without copyright.
Lot 351: Bowie unheard 1969 Space Oddity demos and instrumentals - UNSOLD
DAVID BOWIE UNHEARD 1969 SPACE ODDITY DEMOS AND INSTRUMENTALS. Two boxed reels of 1/4" EMI tape. One bears white Marquee Studios label to top of box and 'Moonlight' labels to bottom with handwritten notes to read 'Artist: David Bowie, Title: 'Space Oddity' II Demo, 7 1/2 IPS Mono'. Contains 5 minutes of audio. Contents are similar to those available on the 14th Anniversary S/T album re-release (i.e. those demos recorded in January 1969) though differ here in several notable ways, suggesting that those heard here are as yet unreleased and previously unheard. Differences audible on the recordings sold here include: altered tempo, added echo effect on some vocals, altered composition, ad libs not present on other versions (a shouted 'Hey'). The recording is somewhat muffled. The second tape with Trident Studio labels has handwritten notes to read 'Client: Tuesday Productions, Programme: Track' and handwritten tracklist to indicate three recordings containing instrumental elements and Bowie performing his incredible lead vocals and harmonies of Space Oddity. Printed label to side of box read 'Bowie / Various Tracks' with contents to include three finished, instrumental studio versions of Space Oddity. These items are sold as artefacts only, without copyright.
Lot 352: Bowie Waiting For My Man reel to reel tapes - UNSOLD
DAVID BOWIE WAITING FOR MY MAN REEL TO REEL TAPES. Two boxed reel to reel tapes with labels indicating the contents include three notable recordings made by David Bowie and band circa December 1966 / early 1967 and to include his first version of The Velvet Underground's 'I'm Waiting For The Man', 'Little Toy Soldier' and 'Silly Boy Blue'. The first box with 'Decca Record Co' label marks the date of initial recordings as 5th April 1967. The second box with 'Moonlight' label indicates contents are rough mixes (possibly taken from first tape reel) of 'Waiting For My Man' and 'Little Toy Soldier' with date marked as 'September 1978'. These items are sold as artefacts only, without copyright.
Lot 401: Starzone fanzines (full set in blinders) - £100
Lot 402: Bowie Bureau fanzines (complete run) - £260
Lot 405: Rainbow programme, flyer and skin transfers - £550
Lot 426: Curious magazine and two The Elephant Man programmes - £190
Lot 462: Bowie/The Konrads photo negatives with copyright - £2,000
DAVID BOWIE KONRADS NEGATIVES. Twelve x 2 1/4" black and white photo negatives depicting a teenage, saxophone playing David Bowie playing saxophone on stage at a concert at the WI Hall, Biggin Hill, Kent with his first group The Konrads on the 18th May 1963, one of Bowie's earliest performances. Taken by photographer R. Webb. Sold with copyright.
Lot 465: Bowie/Eno Warchild postcards signed - £260
Lot 466: TMWSTW album signed by Bowie and The Spiders - £1,800
You can view all the Bowie items in the full Omega Auctions catalogue HERE.
Scheduled for publication next year is BOWIE: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams by Michael Allred and Steve Horton.
This 160-page hardcover, published by Insight Editions hits the stores on 7th January, 2020.
Synopsis: Inspired by the one and only superhero, extraterrestrial, and rock and roll deity in history, BOWIE: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams is the original graphic memoir of the great Ziggy Stardust!
In life, David Bowie was one of the most magnetic icons of modern pop culture, seducing generations of fans with both his music and his counterculture persona. In death, the cult of Bowie has only intensified. As a musician alone, Bowie's legacy is remarkable, but his place in the popular imagination is due to so much more than his music. As a visual performer, he defied classification with his psychedelic aesthetics, his larger-than-life image, and his way of hovering on the border of the surreal.
BOWIE: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams chronicles the rise of Bowie's career from obscurity to fame; and paralleled by the rise and fall of his alter ego as well as the rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust. As The Spiders From Mars slowly implode, Bowie wrestles with his Ziggy persona. The outcome of this internal conflict will change not only David Bowie, but also, the world.
About the Authors and Illustrators:
Steve Horton is most recently the author of the graphic novel Satellite Falling (IDW Publishing), which multi-award winning comic writer Jimmy Palmiotti called his "new favorite book". Satellite Falling is currently one issue in, and that first issue sold over 6,000 copies: one of the highest debuts for independent comics in May 2016.
Michael Allred is the artist behind such classic graphic novel works as Madman, Silver Surfer, Red Rocket 7, and iZombie. Michael's work on the eighth volume of the Fables graphic novel landed him on the New York Times best-seller list for graphic fiction for ten weeks in a row. He has been co-creator or substantial contributor to such seminal works as Sandman, Batman '66, X-Force, X-Statix, and iZombie. This last became a TV series on the CW in 2015 and was just renewed for a fourth season.
Laura Allred is an Eisner-winning colorist. She has colored most of Michael Allred's work for decades. Her award came in 2012 for her work coloring iZombie and Madman after two previous nominations, in 1998 for Red Rocket 7 and in 2000 for Madman and Happydale.
Neil Gaiman is a New York Times best-selling author whose work has won countless awards. He is world-renowned for his works, including Sandman, Coraline, American Gods, and Anansi Boys. Recently, Gaiman wrote the critically acclaimed TV miniseries Good Omens, based on the book he co-authored with Terry Pratchett.
You can pre-order BOWIE: Stardust, Rayguns and Moonage Daydreams NOW!
Have a listen to the DAVID BOWIE track 'Conversation Piece' which has had a TONY VISCONTI remix.
The song appears on the upcoming Conversation Piece 5-CD Box Set, as well as the Space Oddity (2019 Mix) album, which are both released in November.
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)
An Occasional Dream (3.18)
Conversation Piece (3.31)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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!
Rare 1973 photographs of DAVID BOWIE on stage in Brighton to go on show...
Newly acquired photographs of David Bowie performing at Brighton Dome will go on display at the venue for the first time, as part of Heritage Open Day on Saturday, 14th September.
The images were originally taken at Bowie's concert on 23rd May 1973 by an unknown photographer from the Evening Argus and Saler Photographic, a local picture agency which was based at 40 Preston Road.
Alex Epps, senior programming co-ordinator at Brighton Dome, said: "We are really excited to include these new additions to the archive as they really bring Brighton Dome's history to life. We'd love to know who the photographers were who took the shots but we've not been able to find out any more information. With our backstage tours and open days we hope visitors will enjoy learning about the past and sharing their own personal memories of the venue."
Heritage Open Day is the largest annual festival of history and culture in the country. This year, Brighton Dome will be joining the festival's 25th anniversary theme of People Power, revealing the stories of influential characters and public figures who have been connected to the venue's history from the past to the present day.
Heritage Open Day on Saturday 14th September, 10am-4pm. FREE admission.
Address: Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UD, England.
For further details and information, please visit brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk website.
• Photographer MARKUS KLINKO's exhibition BOWIE UNSEEN comes to London next month. Starting at Tramp members club (1st October), followed by a public display at Zebra One Gallery in Hampstead, which runs until the end of November. A percentage of the profits are given to Macmillan Cancer Support in honour of the music icon on all photographs sold...
• Episode 3 of PEAKY BLINDERS featured a cover version of DAVID BOWIE's 'Lady Grinning Soul' by ANNA CALVI. I'm told episode 5 or 6 (15th or 22nd) will feature another Bowie track taken from his magnificent ★ album...
• On this day, 28 years ago, TIN MACHINE released their second album Tin Machine II in 1991...
On Sunday 25th June, 1989, TIN MACHINE played at the 1000 capacity La Cigale in Paris for what was only their eighth show. The band played a cracking set comprised of tracks from their debut album, which had been released just a month previously, including covers of both John Lennon's Working Class Hero and Bob Dylan's Maggie's Farm.
Here, together, for the first time are all the songs chosen by David from that performance, including five previously unreleased recordings, as well as select tracks previously released as B-sides of Tin Machine singles.
Live at La Cigale was mixed by Tin Machine co-producer Tim Palmer and has been specially mastered to tie in with the album's 30th anniversary.
TIN MACHINE - LIVE AT LA CIGALE PARIS, 25TH JUNE, 1989.
2. Heaven's In Here
3. Sacrifice Yourself
4. Working Class Hero
5. Maggie's Farm*
6. I Can't Read*
7. Baby Can Dance*
8. Under The God
David Bowie - vocals, guitars
Reeves Gabrels - guitars
Tony Sales - bass, vocals
Hunt Sales - drums
Kevin Armstrong - guitars, vocals
All songs written by David Bowie and Reeves Gabrels except 'Working Class Hero' written by John Lennon and 'Maggie's Farm' written by Bob Dylan.
Produced by Tin Machine and Tim Palmer
Mixed by Tim Palmer at Swan Yard Recording Studios, London
Assisted by Elliot Ness
Mastered by Justin Shturtz at Sterling Sound, June 2019
* Originally (P) 1989, remaster 2019 and all other tracks (P) 2019 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd.
You can stream and download Live at La Cigale now via your preferred suppliers.
Would you like to own an original piece of artwork by DAVID BOWIE?
Online and live charity auction via Fieldings Ltd on 17th October. All funds go to UNICEF.
Please register interest to bid online: HERE.
To raise awareness of the suffering and plight of children caught up in war zones across the globe, DOVES FOR PEACE asked artists and celebrities to do a spontaneous drawing of a dove, the international symbol of peace.
David did his dove piece for the charity in 1999. He was the first person to donate to the charity to get the 'Doves for Peace' campaign rolling.
For more details and information visit dovesforpeace.co.uk
Scheduled for release on 11th October is the limited edition double vinyl DAVID BOWIE LP VH1 STORYTELLERS.
On the 23rd August 1999, David Bowie played an intimate set for invited guests at The Manhattan Center's Grand Ballroom in New York for the VH1 Storytellers series. The Bowie set has long been regarded as one of the most memorable episodes in VH1 Storytellers history, with David delving deep in to his catalogue to perform tracks such as 'Can't Help Thinking About Me' for the first time in 33 years, Aladdin Sane's 'Drive-In Saturday' which he had not performed since 1974 and 'Word On A Wing' which received its first outing in 23 years.
This is a first time release on vinyl and contains FOUR bonus recordings which didn't appear on the original 2009 CD version.
The tracklisting runs as follows:
1. Life On Mars?
2. Rebel Rebel (Truncated)
3. Thursday's Child
1. Can't Help Thinking About Me
2. China Girl
1. Drive-In Saturday
2. Word On A Wing
1. I Can't Read*
2. Always Crashing In The Same Car*
3. If I'm Dreaming My Life*
You can pre-order VH1 Storytellers 2LP Vinyl NOW!
There are two official DAVID BOWIE 2020 calendars to be published later this month (26th September) both from DANILO.
The Collectors Limited Edition version is a square wall format calendar with a special record sleeve presentation cover.
Featuring different stunning images each month alongside a monthly date panel, perfect for keeping you organised in style throughout 2020.
Size 31.2cm x 31.2cm (open wall hanging size 30.5cm x 61cm).
You can pre-order NOW!
Official A3 wall format calendar 12 month, featuring different stunning images each month alongside a monthly date panel, perfect for keeping you organised in style throughout 2020.
Size 42cm x 29.7cm, full colour, high quality, printing paper.
You can pre-order NOW!
Both of these calendars are 100% Official Licensed merchandise.
• Brand new DAVID BOWIE - CONVERSATION PIECE 5-CD Box Set and digital includes TWELVE exclusively previously unreleased tracks - released on 15th November - PRE-ORDER
• SPACE ODDITY (2019 MIX) album released on CD, digital and Vinyl - released 15th November - PRE-ORDER
• 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 15th November - PRE-ORDER
• New book WHY BOWIE MATTERS by Will Brooker, hardcover, 240 pages, published on 14th November - PRE-ORDER
• BOWIE'S BOOKS: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life by John O'Connell, hardcover, 240 pages, published on 14th November - you can PRE-ORDER
• Limited edition double vinyl DAVID BOWIE LP VH1 STORYTELLERS first time release on vinyl and contains FOUR bonus recordings, to be released on 11th October - you can PRE-ORDER
• 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 PRE-ORDER
• 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 PRE-ORDER
• New book 'TIL WRONG FEELS RIGHT: Lyrics and More by IGGY POP, hardcover, 288 pages, published on 26th September - you can PRE-ORDER
THE FANDOM OF DAVID BOWIE: Everyone Says "Hi" by Toija Cinque and Sean Redmond, hardcover, 233 pages, published 11th September - you can purchase
DAVID BOWIE AND TRANSMEDIA STARDOM edited by Ana Cristina Mendes and Lisa Perrott, hardcover, 160 pages, published 4th September - available to purchase
New book WHERE'S BOWIE?: Search for David Bowie in Berlin, Studio 54, Outer Space and more... by Kev Gahan (Illustrator), hardcover, 24 pages, published 3rd September - available to purchase NOW!
Exclusive digital only TIN MACHINE - LIVE AT LA CIGALE PARIS, 25TH JUNE, 1989 8 tracks including 5 previously unreleased recordings - released 30th August - available to download NOW!
BOWIE by O'NEILL: The definitive collection with unseen images by Terry O'Neill, hardcover, 340 pages, published 8th August - available to 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!
August | July | June | May | April | March | February | January
2018 Bowie News | 2017 Bowie News
2016 Bowie News | 2015 Bowie News | 2014 Bowie News | 2013 Bowie News
2012 Bowie News | 2011 Bowie News | 2010 Bowie News | 2009 Bowie News
2008 Bowie News | 2007 Bowie News | 2006 Bowie News | 2005 Bowie News
2004 Bowie News | 2003 Bowie News | 2002 Bowie News | 2001 Bowie News
2000 Bowie News | 1999 Bowie News | 1998 Bowie News | 1997 Bowie News
|Created: September 2019 © Paul Kinder||Last Updated: 12/9/19|