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DAY-IN, DAY-OUT...
2nd December 2019

On this day, 20 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at The Astoria, London during his 'hours...' promotional tour in 1999. Earlier the same day, David did an in-store signing at The Virgin Megastore. After the gig he held an after-show party at Pop in Soho...

On this day, 41 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Western Springs Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand, the final show of the Australasian leg of his 1978 world tour...

On this day, 53 years ago, DAVID BOWIE and THE BUZZ performed at the Severn Club, in Shrewsbury in 1966. At this gig they performed 'Waiting For The Man' by The Velvet Underground as one of the encore songs. David played this song live before anyone one else in the world, he performed it before the album was actually released after receiving a testing pressing from his then manager Kenneth Pitt...

On this day, 55 years ago, DAVIE JONES and THE MANISH BOYS gave two performanes at the ABC Cinema in Hull in 1964...


DUBLIN BOWIE FESTIVAL 2020
1st December 2019

Dublin Bowie Festival 2020 Taking place next month is the annual DUBLIN BOWIE FESTIVAL now in its fifth year, which 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!

Check out the latest programme of events, exhibitions and gigs taking place over the five-day festival on the BW Monthly Calendar.

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

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


BOWIE: ODDITY TO MARS AT NATIONAL SPACE CENTRE
1st December 2019

Bowie: Oddity to Mars Next month on 10th/11th January, the NATIONAL SPACE CENTRE in Leicester are hosting two special nights celebrating the music of DAVID BOWIE.

The evenings will include live music from tribute act DAVID LIVE, a British, five-piece band, as well as a never before seen Bowie-inspired exhibition of fashion, textiles, art and photography.

BOWIE: ODDITY TO MARS
Dates: 10th and 11th January 2020
Venue: National Space Centre
Address: Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS, England.

For more details about this event, please visit spacecentre.co.uk website.

From Elliott at the National Space Centre.


CONVERSATION PIECE BOX SET OUT NOW
1st December 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 released on 15th November 2019.


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


THE SOUND AND VISION OF DAVID BOWIE
1st December 2019

The Sound and Vision of David Bowie Two celebration gigs taking place in New York City on 7th and 8th January is THE SOUND AND VISION OF DAVID BOWIE at The Cutting Room.

The Sound and Vision of David Bowie is a band comprised of former Bowie band members and people who worked closely with David. We are celebrating the birthday, the music and the humanity of David Bowie in two nights of some of David's most well loved songs. This is a project of passion for us all and we hope that you will join us.

Featuring: Michael C. Hall / Gail Ann Dorsey / Mark Plati / Catherine Russell / Henry Hey / Tim Lefebvre / Chris McQueen / Everett Bradley / Jim Boggia / JJ Appleton / Brian Delaney / and a very special guest on saxophone.

Venue: The Cutting Room
Address: 44 E 32nd Street, 10016 New York City, NY, USA.

Dates and Tickets:
Tuesday, 7th January at 8.00pm. Doors at 6:30pm. Under 21 with guardian - [Tickets].

Wednesday, 8th January at 8.00pm. Doors at 6:30pm. Under 21 with guardian - [Tickets].

The Cutting Room has been a hub for many artists since 1999. At its new location on East 32nd Street between Park and Madison, The Cutting Room builds on a decade of history that includes some of today's top performers. John Mayer, Lady Gaga, Sting, Sheryl Crow and David Bowie are just some of the artists that have graced the stage of the Cutting Room at its previous location.

For more details please visit thecuttingroomnyc.com website.


REMINDERS: NEW and UPCOMING BOWIE RELEASES...
December 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. 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.

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.

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.

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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