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RSD 2020 BOWIE RELEASE DATES
3rd June 2020

All the DAVID BOWIE RSD 2020 releases are out on the first of the three dates on 29th August, apart from OST: The Turning - The Turning: Kate's Diary which is released on 24th October.

29th August:
David Bowie - ChangesNowBowie - Parlophone - 1LP, single sleeve with full colour inner.
David Bowie - ChangesNowBowie - Parlophone - 1CD Digipack.
£1 will be donated to the War Child charity on each unit sold.

David Bowie - I'm Only Dancing (The Soul Tour '74) - Parlophone - 2LP widespine 2 inner sleeves.
David Bowie - I'm Only Dancing (The Soul Tour '74) - Parlophone - 2CD Digipack.

Biffy Clyro - 'Moderns' - The Modern Lepper / Modern Love - Warner Records Label - 7" white vinyl.
Includes Biffy Clyro's covers of two incredible songs: Modern Leper (Frightened Rabbit) Modern Love (David Bowie). All proceeds will be donated to 'Tiny Changes', a mental health charity set up in memory of Scott Hutchison.

Hanterhir - Schizophrenia (Sonic Youth) / Dancing Out In Space (David Bowie) - Easy Action - 7" colour vinyl.
Exclusive covers single. Hanterhir have emerged from the last 18 months with a very respectful bagful of top album reviews and critical acclaim. Prior to the brand-new album 'There is no one to trust' campaign in the late spring - early summer of 2020 they release an exclusive one off covers single of their wild interpretations of songs by Bowie and Sonic Youth.

24th October:
OST: The Turning - The Turning: Kate's Diary - MusicOnVinyl - 1LP dark red and black marbled vinyl.
This special soundtrack release includes a brand new, never-before-heard unreleased song 'American Landfill' by Kristeen Young featuring David Bowie, plus an unreleased acoustic version of 'Mother' by Courtney Love. Neither of these tracks appear on the CD version of the soundtrack, and none will be made available again in physical format after this release is sold out. This is a one off chance to own this unique Bowie track! Also includes a song by The Aubreys, featuring Stranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard, and presented on stunning Red/Black marbled vinyl. UK QTY: 1,000 / Global QTY: 2,500

More details and info over on recordstoreday.co.uk


I'M ONLY DANCING FOR RSD 2020
1st June 2020

Update: All Bowie releases are out on the first of the three rescheduled RSD dates on 29th August...

Record Store Day 2020 has now been further postponed worldwide and now takes place on three different dates: 29th August, 26th September and 24th October due to the safety of the general public.

RSD 2020 sees the release of previously unissued live 1974 recordings of DAVID BOWIE entitled: I'M ONLY DANCING (THE SOUL TOUR 74) on 2 LP Vinyl and 2 CD formats released for RECORD STORE DAY 2020 on 20th June.


DAVID BOWIE - RECORD STORE DAY 2020 - NEVER BEFORE HEARD 1974 LIVE RECORDINGS UNEARTHED:

'I'M ONLY DANCING (THE SOUL TOUR 74)' (2 LP / 2 CD) LIMITED EDITION RECORD STORE DAY 2020 RELEASE


In addition to the previously announced Record Store Day 2020 release of CHANGESNOWBOWIE, Parlophone Records are proud to also announce the unearthing of never before heard recordings of David Bowie in concert in 1974 in the form of I'M ONLY DANCING (THE SOUL TOUR 74) on 2 LP and 2 CD.

I'm Only Dancing Taken from recently discovered sources in The David Bowie Archive®, I'M ONLY DANCING (THE SOUL TOUR 74) was recorded mostly during David's performance at the Michigan Palace, Detroit on 20th October 1974, with the encores taken from the Municipal Auditorium, Nashville on 30th November 1974. The only song missing from the full set on the 20th October performance is 'Diamond Dogs' which was unfortunately only recorded in part. To make up for that it was decided to include the encores from the 30th November performance which featured 'Diamond Dogs' but also enables a fuller representation of the set from The Soul Tour including such numbers as 'Knock On Wood' and the 'Foot Stomping' / 'I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate' medley.

The Soul Tour was a radical departure from the first part of the 1974 Diamond Dogs theatrical extravaganza. During a three week break in late 1974, the Diamond Dogs Tour's elaborate six-ton Hunger City stage set was drastically stripped back, and the tour's set list overhauled to include as-yet-unreleased tracks from the Young Americans sessions at Sigma Sound in Philadelphia. The Soul Tour also featured a revamped band, augmented to include musicians and vocalists from those sessions, and rechristened The Mike Garson Band.

I'M ONLY DANCING (THE SOUL TOUR 74) follows on from the previous Record Store Day 2 LP release Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74) and is an incredible historical document of a performer and band at the height of their live powers. The artwork for both the 2 LP and 2 CD releases is based on the original design for the programmes available at venues for dates on The Soul Tour. The Soul Tour has taken on a mythical status among Bowie fans, as the tour visited fewer than twenty cities in the East and South of US. This is the first time that audio from this incarnation of the tour has ever been officially released.

DAVID BOWIE - I'M ONLY DANCING (THE SOUL TOUR 74) (2 LP / 2 CD) tracklisting

CD 1
LP Side 1
1. Introduction - Memory Of A Free Festival
2. Rebel Rebel
3. John, I'm Only Dancing (Again)
4. Sorrow
5. Changes
6. 1984

LP Side 2
1. Moonage Daydream
2. Rock 'N Roll With Me
3. Love Me Do / The Jean Genie
4. Young Americans

CD 2
LP Side 3
1. Can You Hear Me?
2. It's Gonna Be Me
3. Somebody Up There Likes Me
4. Suffragette City

LP Side 4
1. Rock 'N' Roll Suicide
2. Panic In Detroit
3. Knock On Wood *
4. Foot Stomping / I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate / Foot Stomping *
5. Diamond Dogs / It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I like It) / Diamond Dogs *

Recorded at the Michigan Palace, Detroit on 20th October 1974 and * at the Municipal Auditorium, Nashville on 30th November 1974.

Musicians:

David Bowie - Vocals, 12-string acoustic guitar, harmonica.

The Mike Garson Band:

Earl Slick - Guitar
Carlos Alomar - Guitar
Mike Garson - Piano, Mellotron
David Sanborn - Alto sax, flute
Pablo Rosario - Percussion
Emir Ksasan - Bass
Dennis Davis - Drums

Backing vocals - Warren Peace, Anthony Hinton, Luther Vandross, Ava Cherry, Robin Clark and Diane Sumler.

These recordings have been mastered from the only available sources to provide the best sound quality possible. Any flaws and distortion are inherent in the original sources and we hope the historical importance of the recordings outweighs any such imperfections and does not detract from the enjoyment of the performances.

From davidbowie.com website.


A LISTENING PARTY WITH REEVES GABRELS
1st June 2020

This Saturday sees REEVES GABRELS guided tour of Bowie's Earthling album on the TIM BURGESS Listening Party on Twitter Saturday 6th June at 9.00pm GMT

To join in all you have to simply do is... stream or play the album and follow Tim Burgess and Reeves Gabrels on Twitter, then you can read the tweets in real time.

Ask your questions / share memories and so on using #timstwitterlisteningparty

For more details and information, pop on over to twitter.com/Tim_Burgess


GOOD DAY FOR IT, SIR
1st June 2020

All set for release this month on 15th June is the Blu-ray version of MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. LAWRENCE which stars DAVID BOWIE, Takeshi Kitano, Tom Conti and directed by Nagisa Oshima.

Merry Christmas Mr Lawence 2020 Merry Christmas Mr Lawence 2020 This Arrow Academy Blu-ray release features a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork, as well as other bonus goodies.

Synopsis: David Bowie stars in Nagisa Oshima's 1983 Palme d'Or-nominated portrait of resilience, pride, friendship and obsession among four very different men confined in the stifling jungle heat of a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in Java during World War II.

In 1942, Major Jack Celliers (Bowie) is captured by Japanese soldiers, and after a brutal trial sent, physically debilitated but indomitable in mind, to a POW camp overseen by the zealous Captain Yonoi (Ryuichi Sakamoto). Celliers stubbornness sees him locked in a battle of wills with the camp's new commandant, a man obsessed with discipline and the glory of Imperial Japan who becomes unnaturally preoccupied with the young Major, while Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence (Tom Conti), the only inmate with a degree of sympathy for Japanese culture and an understanding of the language, attempts to bridge the divide through his friendship with Yonoi's second-in-command, Sergeant Hara (Takeshi Kitano), a man possessing a surprising degree of compassion beneath his cruel facade.

Produced by Jeremy Thomas (The Last Emperor, The Sheltering Sky), it was the first English-language film by Oshima (Death by Hanging, In the Realm of the Senses, Gohatto), a leading light of Japanese New Wave cinema, and provided breakthrough big-screen roles for comedian Takeshi Kitano and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, who also composed the film's hauntingly memorable BAFTA-winning score. This powerful wartime drama was adapted from Laurens van der Post's autobiographical novel The Seed and the Sower (1963) by screenwriter Paul Mayersberg (The Man Who Fell To Earth).

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
- Original uncompressed stereo audio
- The Man Who Left His Soul on Film (1983), Paul Joyce's 82-minute documentary profile of Nagisa Oshima
- The Oshima Gang (1983), a 30-minute documentary following the film's cast and makers at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival
- Video interviews with producer Jeremy Thomas and actor-composer Ryuichi Sakamoto
- Exclusive newly filmed interview with critic Tony Rayns
- Original theatrical trailer
- Image gallery
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sam Hadley
- FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Jasper Sharp

You can pre-order NOW!


MOONIVERSE
1st June 2020

If you're into the DUNCAN JONES Moon / Mute / Madi trilogy you'll know all about the final installment MADI.

Madi: Once Upon A Time In The Future is a sci-fi graphic novel by Duncan Jones, Alex de Campi and some of the best artists in comics.

To give you a taster of this amazing project, you can download the first 19 pages of Madi HERE

Check out the kickstarter page which details everything you need to know.


SPACE ODDITY VINYL PICTURE DISC
1st June 2020

Space Oddity Picture Disc Vinyl LP Space Oddity Picture Disc Vinyl LP Released later this month on 20th June is the limited edition SPACE ODDITY Vinyl Picture Disc.

Originally this was the RCA re-release of DAVID BOWIE's 2nd album.

This new Parlophone LP picture disc features the same two 1972 Mick Rock photographs taken at Haddon Hall in Beckenham, albeit in much better quality.

Also included is a replica of the cover album poster.

The tracklisting runs as follows:

SIDE: 1
     1. Space Oddity (2009 remaster)
     2. Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed [includes Don't Sit Down] (2009 remaster)
     3. Letter To Hermione (2009 remaster)
     4. Cygnet Committee (2009 remaster)

SIDE: 2
     1. Janine (2009 remaster)
     2. An Occasional Dream (2009 remaster)
     3. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (2009 remaster)
     4. God Knows I'm Good (2009 remaster)
     5. Memory Of A Free Festival (2009 remaster)

You can pre-order NOW!


REMINDERS: NEW and UPCOMING BOWIE RELEASES...
June 2020

MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. LAWRENCE Blu-ray version to be released on 15th June - PRE-ORDER

DAVID BOWIE SPACE ODDITY Vinyl Picture Disc, to be released on 19th June - PRE-ORDER


DAVID BOWIE FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Rock's Finest Actor by Ian Chapman, paperback, 344 pages, published on 10th April - more details

DAVID BOWIE DIAMOND DOGS (33 1/3) by Glenn Hendler, paperback, 152 pages, published on 5th March - more details

2018 softback edition of DAVID BOWIE WORLD 7" RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY 1964 - 1981 book by MARSHALL JARMAN and RETO STÖCKLIN visit marmot-publishing.com for more details.

Exclusive DAVID BOWIE lino-cut print available to PURCHASE - don't hang around, these are ALL the remaining original left-over stock from 36 years ago, once they've gone, they've gone!


David Bowie Conversation Piece 5CD Box Set   Space Oddity 2019 Mix Vinyl   David Bowie VH1 Storytellers 2LP Vinyl   '2020 David Bowie Calendar   Space Oddity 50th Singles Box Set   D.J. 40th Picture Disc Single   Glastonbury 2000

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