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3rd July 2020

On this day, 18 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at the Quart Festival at Odderøya, Kristiansand in Norway in 2002...

On this day, 24 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Ha-Yarkron Park, Tel-Aviv, Israel in 1996...

On this day, 31 years ago, TIN MACHINE performed at The Forum, Livingston, Scotland in 1989...

On this day, 33 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Parc Départemental de la Courneuve, Paris, France during his Glass Spider World Tour in 1987...

On this day, 37 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed the last of three sold-out dates at the Milton Keynes Bowl, Buckinghamshire, England during his Serious Moonlight Tour '83. This venue was a former clay-pit, filled in and raised to form an amphitheatre which holds a capacity of 65,000 peoploids...

On this day, 46 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Seminole Jai-Alai Fronton in Casselberry, Orlando, Florida, USA during The Year of The Diamond Dogs tour in 1974...

On this day, 47 years ago, (and into the next morning till 5am) DAVID BOWIE held an after-show party (commonly known as 'The Last Supper') at the Café Royal, on Regent Street, London, England in 1973...

On this day, 47 years ago, DAVID BOWIE laid to rest his persona 'Ziggy Stardust' / 'Aladdin Sane' and retired from live concert performing. At the time, the majority of fans didn't realise it was Ziggy and not David himself announcing the now legendary statement: "Everybody... this has been... one of the greatest tours of our life we really... at first I'd like to thank the band... I'd like to thank our road crew and I'd like to thank our lighting people. Er, of all of the shows on this tour, this, this particular show will remain with us the longest because... not only is it... not only is it the last show of the tour, but it's the last show that we'll ever do. Thank you." from the stage at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, England in 1973. This momentous performance was released on DVD which features remastered footage and new stereo and 5.1 mixes by Tony Visconti, as well as a commentary by Visconti and the director D.A. Pennebaker...

On this day, 54 years ago, DAVID BOWIE & THE BUZZ performed at the Marquee Club, in Wardour Street, Soho, London, England in 1966...

Happy Birthday wishes to STACY HEYDON...

2nd July 2020

MORRISSEY has requested that the footage from his 1991 LA gig at the Forum with DAVID BOWIE who joined him onstage for a duet of MARC BOLAN's 'Cosmic Dancer' be available.

This is the HQ time-stamped film and includes previously unseen backstage footage.

"We hadn't rehearsed the song. David called me at my hotel and we tried to duet down the phone, which became very funny because David couldn't remember the words, but on the night it was me who forgot and David remembered. You can see a slight disapproval from him when I repeat and repeat the wrong lines ... his look says 'you shouldn't be singing that bit again'. This clip is my 4th favorite memory of David. It's nice that Ron and Russell are in there too, but Russell looks irked ... I expect he was missing the concluding sequel of that night's Columbo.":

Morrissey 30 June 2020.

1st July 2020

Tin Machine II rerelease Released later this month on 17th July is a limited edition silver coloured vinyl version of the TIN MACHINE II album, as well as CD format.

This 180 gram audiophile vinyl features an insert and a special spot varnished sleeve.

Originally released by Victory Music in 1991, 'Tin Machine II' is the second and final studio album by Tin Machine (David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels, Hunt Sales and Tony Sales). After this album and the supporting tour, frontman David Bowie resumed his solo career.

'Tin Machine II's' reputation has only increased over the years. Uncut magazine placed the album on their list of 50 Great Lost Albums (their list of great albums not currently available for purchase), calling the album 'extraordinary'.

As with all Bowie albums, there are plenty of strong tracks here to make this a must have. Opening track 'Baby Universal' is pure Bowie. He re-recorded this track in 1996 for his 1997 album 'Earthling', but the track was not released on the album. It was eventually released in 2020 on the Bowie EP 'Is it Any Wonder?'. The first single 'You Belong in Rock n' Roll' was released ahead of the album and peaked at No. 33 in the UK. The second single 'Baby Universal' achieved success on the Modern Rock chart in the USA, where it reached No. 21, and the third and last single 'One Shot' became an even bigger hit, reaching No.3.

The album's cover (which was censored for its original USA release!) was created by Edward Bell, who had previously worked with Bowie in making artwork for 'Scary Monsters'. The MOV cover features a spot varnish finish.

Music On Vinyl gives Tin Machine II its first vinyl re-release since the 1991 original, and it is pressed on coloured vinyl for the very first time. The initial pressing is a limited edition on silver coloured vinyl. The CD is released simultaneously on Music On CD ) and both the LP and the CD versions feature the hidden and unlisted track 'Hammerhead' (instrumental).

The vinyl tracklisting runs as follows:

     1. Baby Universal
     2. One Shot
     3. You Belong In Rock N' Roll
     4. If There Is Something
     5. Amlapura
     6. Betty Wrong

     1. You Can't Talk
     2. Stateside
     3. Shopping For Girls
     4. A Big Hurt
     5. Sorry
     6. Goodbye Mr. Ed
     7. Hammerhead (Instrumental)
(hidden track/unlisted)

You can pre-order both the silver vinyl and CD formats now.

1st July 2020

Parlophone Records is proud to announce that DAVID BOWIE OUVREZ LE CHIEN (LIVE DALLAS 95) (a previously unreleased live album), will be made available on all streaming services from Friday 3rd July.

'Teenage Wildlife (Live Dallas 95)' from the album, is available to stream now.

OUVREZ LE CHIEN OUVREZ LE CHIEN was recorded live at the Starplex Amphitheatre, Dallas, 13th October 1995, during the US leg of the Outside World Tour.

The phrase OUVREZ LE CHIEN (translated from the French to "OPEN THE DOG"), originally appeared in the song 'All The Madmen' from The Man Who Sold The World (which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year), albeit without the z. Bowie also used the phrase for his 1993 song 'Buddha Of Suburbia', once again spelling "ouvre" without a z. The z was added when the phrase and its English translation were prominently featured in the stage set of the 1995 Outside World Tour.

OUVREZ LE CHIEN also features two bonus tracks 'Moonage Daydream' and 'Under Pressure' recorded live at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, 13th December 1995. Previously available on the Hallo Spaceboy CD single, both tracks are making their streaming debut.

OUVREZ LE CHIEN was produced by David Bowie and recorded by Steve Guest. *Mixed by David Richards at Mountain Studios, Switzerland, assisted by Sam Curtis. The musicians are David Bowie - vocals and saxophone, Carlos Alomar - rhythm guitar, Reeves Gabrels - lead guitar and vocals, Gail Ann Dorsey - bass and vocals, Zachary Alford - drums, Peter Schwartz - keyboards and synthesisers, George Simms - vocals and keyboards, Mike Garson - piano and keyboards.

The cover image of OUVREZ LE CHIEN was taken by IMAN during the 95 tour.


Look Back In Anger (David Bowie/Brian Eno)
The Hearts Filthy Lesson (David Bowie/Brian Eno/Michael Garson/Sterling Campbell/Erdal Kizilcay/Reeves Gabrels)
The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty) (David Bowie/Brian Eno/Reeves Gabrels)
I Have Not Been To Oxford Town (David Bowie/Brian Eno)
Outside (David Bowie/Kevin Armstrong)
Andy Warhol (David Bowie)
Breaking Glass (David Bowie/George Murray/Dennis Davis)
The Man Who Sold The World (David Bowie)
We Prick You (David Bowie/Brian Eno)
I'm Deranged (David Bowie/Brian Eno)
Joe The Lion (David Bowie)
Nite Flights (Scott Engel)
Under Pressure (David Bowie/Freddie Mercury/Roger Taylor/John Deacon/Brian May)
Teenage Wildlife (David Bowie)

Recorded live at the Starplex Amphitheatre, Dallas, 13th October 1995

Bonus Tracks:
Moonage Daydream * (David Bowie)
Under Pressure * (David Bowie/Freddie Mercury/Roger Taylor/John Deacon/Brian May)

*Both recorded live at the National Exhibition Centre (Hall 5), Birmingham, 13th December 1995.

From davidbowie.com

1st July 2020

MIKE GARSON will be live tweeting several more DAVID BOWIE albums via TIM BURGESS Listening Party on Twitter for five consecutive Sundays at 8pm (UK time) // 12pm (PT).

To join in all you have to simply do is... stream or play the album and follow Tim Burgess and Mike Garson on Twitter, then you can read and interact with him as we enjoy and discuss the album in real time.

Sunday July 5th: with special guest @ReevesGabrels - 1. Outside.

Sunday July 12th: Diamond Dogs.

Sunday July 19th: Young Americans.

Sunday July 26th: Pin Ups.

Sunday August 2nd: Reality.

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

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

1st July 2020

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

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.



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.


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.

July 2020

TIN MACHINE II to be rereleased on 17th July in limited edition silver coloured vinyl and CD - more details

DAVID BOWIE SPACE ODDITY Vinyl Picture Disc, released on 19th June - more details

MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. LAWRENCE Blu-ray version released on 15th June - more details

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

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