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OFFICIAL MUTE TRAILER
30th January 2018

Welcome to Berlin 2052 - where dreams come true and man comes undone...

The offical trailer for MUTE has launched today.

The movie directed by DUNCAN JONES has been in the pipeline for 16 years and finally sees the light of day next month via NETFLIX on Friday 23rd February.



(Ed. Check out the trailer and see if you notice any David Bowie artwork on the wall).


YOU ALWAYS WERE THE ONE THAT KNEW
30th January 2018

David Bowie June 1974 on the train Some of you may have noticed this previously unseen DAVID BOWIE photograph from 1974 posted online recently.

ELENA MATTIROLO did some detective work and managed to track down the photographer BRUCE VARTAN BOYAJIAN, and received a lovely background story to how the chance meeting and photograph came about.

After three-day rehearsals at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, David took the train up to Montreal in Canada for the opening show of 'The Year of the Diamond Dogs' tour...

For the rest of the story you can read Elena and Bruce's reply over at davidbowieblackstar.it website.

(Ed. Good work Elena!)


'THE A TO Z OF DAVID BOWIE' PODCAST #1
30th January 2018

A to Z of David Bowie The first episode of THE A TO Z OF DAVID BOWIE podcast created by MARC RILEY, ROB HUGHES and HOWARD NOCK is now available online for your listening pleasure.

Obviously starting with 'A', this first episode covers: the 'Ashes To Ashes' video, Bowie's early trips to America, 'All The Young Dudes', Arnold Corns, Ava Cherry, Anthony Newley and Adrian Belew.

Available via your preferred podcast download or streaming iTunes, etc - I personally prefer acast.com for streaming.

There will also be 'extra' episodes featuring new and archive interviews with db associated people too!

For more information, updates and questions you can follow @zofdavidbowie account on Twitter.

For the podcast each letter is currently 2 episodes of 30 plus minutes and will be published at 3am on Tuesday 30th January and weekly thereafter.


TRILOGY COMPLETE: LODGER
30th January 2018

The EVENING STANDARD reported today that PHILIP GLASS is to perform SYMPHONY NO. 12 which is his final three-part tribute inspired by the 1979 DAVID BOWIE album 'Lodger'.

This eagerly awaited and long-discussed symphony now completes the 'Bowie trilogy' of Low, "Heroes" and Lodger.

Southbank Centre London, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, and will receive its world premiere in Los Angeles.

The European premiere will take place in London next year on 9th May 2019, at the Southbank Centre near Waterloo.

The director of music, GILLIAN MOORE said said all THREE works would be played at the venue on the same day.

You can read the whole articles over at Standard and Guardian websites.

(Ed. I'm told London tickets go on public sale next month at 10am on 6th February).


THE FINAL TAKE
30th January 2018

The Final Take If you missed THE FINAL TAKE: BOWIE IN THE STUDIO radio drama broadcast this morning on the BBC WORLD SERVICE you can catch up via the BBC iPlayer HERE

This special drama is an IMAGINED account of David Bowie as he works on his last album, Blackstar, to give a moving and revealing portrait of the star as he reflects on music, love, drugs, fame and death.

Impressionist Jon Culshaw, in a rare serious role, plays David Bowie.

It is 2015, and Bowie is secretly working in New York's The Magic Shop studio, with his long-time producer Tony Visconti. The resulting tracks will become David Bowie's final album, Blackstar, which was released in January 2016, just two days before his death.

The dialogue in this drama is partly constructed from Bowie's own words, taken from the many hundreds of interviews he gave since the 1960s.

The cast are: Jon Culshaw (as David Bowie) / Martin T. Sherman (as Tony Visconti) / Tom Alexander (as Donny McCaslin).

Writer: David Morley and Director: Dirk Maggs.

Incidental music was by Chris O'Shaughnessy and Sandra Mae Luykx.

Further reading: BBC News 'How Jon Culshaw became David Bowie - but not for laughs' - [Read here].


ON THIS DAY...
29th January 2018

On this day, 46 years ago, saw the first ever ZIGGY STARDUST warm-up show at Borough Assembly Hall, Aylesbury in 1972. Before David hit the stage, the audience were entertained by support band Grand Canyon...

On this day, 20 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at HOWARD STERN's birthday party at the Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City in 1998. He performed 3 songs: 'Fame', 'Hallo Spaceboy' and 'I'm Afraid Of Americans'...




BOWIE LIMITED EDITION DUAL TONE
25th January 2018

Supro Pays Tribute to DAVID BOWIE with a Limited Edition Dual Tone recreation...

Developed by SUPRO with assistance from the David Bowie Archive, the David Bowie Limited Edition Dual Tone is based on the main guitar he played on his Reality album and throughout his final world tour, 'A Reality Tour', in 2003-2004.

Although he played a variety of guitars throughout his career, Bowie enjoyed a special relationship with the iconic vintage 60's Supro Dual Tone he had customised to his specifications.

Further reading via davidbowie.com and suprousa.com where you can get all the ordering details and photographs you might need.


ONE MAGICAL MOMENT
23rd January 2018

On this day, 42 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released his STATION TO STATION album in 1976.

There's something I've discovered and been sat on since 1st December, so what better day than today to reveal it to the world.

In my never-ending quest for David Bowie knowledge, I am currently focusing my research specifically around the 'Station To Station' album. This usually consists of browsing through all my bookmarks and years and years of scribbled notes on Kabbalah, Arthur Edward Waite, Dion Fortune, Oswald Mosley brownshirts, Dan Brown, Edward Burne-Jones, astral flights with silver stripes, Sephiroth, The Tree of Life, Gnosticism, Paganism, Externsteine at Horn-Bad Meinberg in Germany, Arthurian legend, any direct references David made in various interviews, and so on. You get the picture.

I'm not sure if the stars were aligned correctly that day, but unbelievably, I got two more coincidental WTF Bowie moments in just three days. This was the first one.

One particular thing has really confused and bothered me for the past 42 years...

Why was the typography on the 'Station To Station' album sleeve created with no word spaces?

I've professionally worked in graphics and the print industry for over 40 years, and it might not seem a big deal now, but back in 1976 this lack of word spaced lettering was very, very peculiar and rather unsettling. I'd never seen anything like it before and nether had anyone else.

I'm sure you'll know the story that the full colour album sleeve was rejected by David. At the time he stated something about "the sky not looking real". I think what he really meant by that comment was that the red lettering over the sky didn't quite visually work. Hence we got red typeface with lots and lots of white space and a mono photograph.


David Bowie Station To Station


I've been searching and searching ever since to no avail.

Then last month it hit me, like a ton of bricks. Right there, staring me in the face from across the room. I nearly fell off the settee!

Now I'm not going to start preaching Kabbalah, so I'll just let everyone make their own conclusions.

Look at the back cover of the Station To Station album. See the tracklisting? Blur your eyes slightly, and what do you see?

Hidden in plain sight is that a chalice? The Holy Grail? The Kabbalah Holy Cup of Life?

Obviously we know David was visualising a new beginning with this album, specifically so with his hymn 'Word On A Wing', which tells you really all you need to know.


David Bowie Station To Station  David Bowie Station To Station


David Bowie Station To Station



Whether this Kabbalah 'Cup of Life' or chalice was intentional or not, I guess we'll never know. Either way, it's pretty cool.

One thing I do know for sure is, if I would have discovered this a couple of years earlier and emailed to ask him if it was intended, he would have said one of two things:

'Yes. Well done. Give that man a cigar!'

or

'No. But it is now!'


© Paul Kinder (aka Rednik - 23rd January 2018).


GARY OLDMAN TALKS DB
22nd January 2018

Actor GARY OLDMAN talks about his friend DAVID BOWIE, taken from a Nerdist podcast interview.




ROCKAXIS BOWIE SPECIAL
21st January 2018

Rockaxis January 2018 David Bowie DAVID BOWIE graces the front cover of ROCKAXIS magazine (Number 177) in Chile.

My Spanish isn't the best in the world, but the front cover blurb states 'su estrella no duerme' which translates literally as 'his star does not sleep'.

Inside this Bowie special are a whooping 39-pages of features, articles and interviews.

Including a retrospective look at 'hours...', Pin Ups, Never Let Me Down and Ziggy Stardust albums, his film acting career, recommended Bowie books, Season of the Witch occult interview with Peter Bebergal, Mick Ronson and Marisol Garcia.

There are also brand new interviews with: Woody Woodmansey, George Underwood, Carlos Alomar, George Murray and Donny McCaslin. All are well worth translating from Spanish.

If you can't make it over to South America, you can read and downaload the FREE online full magaine pdf via the rockaxis.com website.

(Ed. Thanks to Pascal for the pointer).


CHARITY AUCTION UNDERWAY
20th January 2018

Currently underway is the third DAVID BOWIE charity auction ASHES TO ASHES III.

As of today, there are still 40 days remaining on each of the items.

All these items have been donated by the artists and makers.

PLEASE NOTE: All profits will be donated to Cabaret vs Cancer (Registered in England and Wales 1167819).

Pop on over to jumblebee.co.uk and see what's available for this worthwhile cause.


FIVE BOWIE BREAK OUTS
19th January 2018

PARLOPHONE have announced there are to be five DAVID BOWIE selected album break outs from last year's A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982) boxed set.

The stand-alone remastered audiophile vinyl, CD and digital hi-res downloads are: Low, "Heroes", Stage (2017), Lodger, and Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps).


Low   Heroes  Stage 2017  Lodger  Scary Monsters


Released next month on Wednesday 23rd February and are all available to pre-order now.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
19th January 2018

The new movie from director DUNCAN JONES entitled: MUTE staring Alex Skarsgard, Justin Theroux and Paul Rudd is to be released via NETFLIX on Friday 23rd February...

Update: THE A TO Z OF DAVID BOWIE podcast created by MARC RILEY, ROB HUGHES and HOWARD NOCK - each letter is currently 2 episodes of 30 plus minutes and will be published at 3am on Tuesday 30th January and weekly thereafter. If you go to iTunes (podcasts) or the @acast App and punch in THE A TO Z OF DAVID BOWIE you should be able to listen to the trail for @zofdavidbowie..

For the promotion of the upcoming DAVID BOWIE IS exhibition heading to Brooklyn in March, BLOOMINGDALE'S store in New York (located at 1000 3rd Ave, 59th St and Lexington Ave) will be showcasing two window displays containing a few Bowie exhibition pieces and some Freddie Burretti designed 'daywear' outfits from Sunday 28th January - [from davidbowie.com]...


AP INTERVIEW WITH BOWIE DOC FILMMAKER
11th January 2018

Check out an AP filmed interview with filmmaker FRANCIS WHATELY talking about DAVID BOWIE and his documentary 'David Bowie: The Last Five Years' made in 2017.




AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
11th January 2018

Must read: Interesting article on MUSIC WEEK where Warner's DAN CHALMERS talks about two more years of the DAVID BOWIE catalogue - [Read here]...

If you missed the DAVID BOWIE / DENIS O'REGAN feature on NEWSNIGHT you can now catch up via the BBC iPlayer. No spoilers - starts at 35:26 - [View here]...

Published on BRIXTON BUZZ website DAVID BOWIE anniversary in photos: fans gather in Brixton - [Read here]...

The OFFICIAL CHARTS COMPANY have revealed the breakdown of total sales for DAVID BOWIE albums and singles sold and streamed in the UK since he passed away two years ago - [Read here]...


IN MEMORY OF DAVID
10th January 2018

David Bowie forever



ROCHESTER 1976
9th January 2018

Check out some newly found TV news footage of DAVID BOWIE in court from Rochester, NY on 25th March 1976 via the News10NBC archive.

Bowie was represented by Rochester lawyer Anthony F. Leonardo who is also interviewed in this clip. See who else you can spot.




LET'S DANCE!
8th January 2018

To celebrate David's 71st birthday, his official website davidbowie.com and Parlophone have released a special birthday present for all his fans!

'Let's Dance' demo special digital-only single for streaming and download.

Go to davidbowie.com to read all the background history on this track.

You can also direct download Let's Dance (Demo) via Amazon for 99p


OTHER BIRTHDAY WISHES FOR TODAY...
8th January 2018

Besides our DAVID, other famous and well known people also born on the 8th January include the following...

Elvis Presley (singer/actor), Ron Moody (actor), Larry Storch (actor/comedian), Soupy Sales (aka Milton Hinkes) (comedian and father of Tony and Hunt Sales of Tin Machine), Graham Chapman (comedian), Charles Osgood (CBS TV newsman/host/author), Shirley Bassey (singer), Cristy Lane (singer), William Henry Hartnell (actor, the first Doctor Who), Robby Krieger (musician), R. Kelly (singer), Mike Reno (singer), Paul Dresher (composer), Paul King (musician), Jeff Abercrombie (musician), Terry Sylvester (musician), Paul Hester (musician), Stephen Hawking (professor, astrophysicist, author), Amanda Burton (actress), Gil Grand (musician), Ami Dolenz (actress), Amber Benson (actress), Yvette Mimieux (actress), Thelma 'Butterfly' McQueen (actress), Simone De Beauvoir (writer), Evelyn Wood (reading teacher), Gypsy Rose Lee (burlesque entertainer), Bill Graham (concert promoter), Wilkie Collins (author), Frank Doubleday (publisher), Sir Frank Dyson (scientist), Lee Jackson (musician), Vladimir Feltsman (Russian pianist), Little Anthony aka Anthony Gourdine (singer), Ted McDougall (footballer), Michael Ridley (cricketer), Harriet Sansom Harris (actress), Sean Paul (musician), Karen Poole (musician), Jenny Lewis (actress), Richard Cromwell (actor), Jose Ferrer (actor/director), Sam Riley (actor), Ryan Frances (actor), Roy Kinnear (actor), John McTiernan (director), Scott Whyte (actor), Sander Vanocur (broadcaster), Joan Rivers (comedian), Maria Pitillo (actress), Sarah Polley (actress), Loretta Lee (actress), Gabby Hoffman (actress), Maria Pitillo (actress), Brad Snyder (shot putter), Kent Jones (golfer), Virgil Hill (boxer), Vyacheslav Dmitriyevich Zudov (USSR cosmonaut), Terry Brooks (author), Antai Ribari (composer), Serge Poliakoff (Russian/French painter/guitarist), Queen Marie of Yugoslavia, Bronislava Nijinska (ballet choreographer), Storm Jameson (novelist), Frank Nelson Doubleday (publisher), William Wallace Gilchrist (composer), Fannie M. Jackson (pioneer and educator), Lawrence Alma Tadema (Dutch/British painter), David Silva (footballer), Nicolas Coustou (French sculptor) and Henry V (Roman German king/emperor).


BOWIEWONDERWORLD IS 21 TODAY
8th January 2018

Little Wonderworld Today is also BowieWonderworld's birthday - now twenty-one years online!

Thank you to everyone who helps support the site - it is appreciated more than you'll ever know :)

For those not aware, this web site was first set up as a 50th birthday present for David.

It started life as Little Wonder, then Little Wonderworld on Virgin Net Freespace. The website name was taken from the name of his secret gig at the Hanover Grand, London back in 1997.

I originally wanted the website name BowieWorld but David and Ultrastar also wanted that name for a special virtual 3D chatroom BowieWorld he was about to launch. I obviously gave in and promised not to register it, and let them do their thing.

They never registered that domain name as it became part of Worlds.com in the end (and nether did I, keeping my promise). Eventually a fan in New Zealand did register it and put up some pages.

I patiently waited for the bowieworld.com site to close, and for the domain name to become available again (as the vast majority have over the years) and then claimed it in 2012.

I don't know why I registered it, I've done nothing with it yet. Let's just put it down to sentimental reasons.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DAVID
8th January 2018

Happy 71st Birthday to David
Missing you so much
Everything has changed :(


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
5th January 2018

More details are revealed in the planning application submitted for the DAVID BOWIE Aylesbury statue 'Earthly Messenger' - [Read here]...

Update: The new documentary Hansa Studios: By The Wall 1976-90 is showing on SKY ARTS TV channel at 21.00 GMT on Wednesday 10th January...

If you missed it catch up with WOODY WOODMANSEY being interviewed on the PAT KENNY SHOW in Dublin - [Listen here]...

Published in THE GUARDIAN today is an article by author RUPERT THOMSON entitled: 'How my novel ended up on DAVID BOWIE's must-read list' - [Read here]...

TONY VISCONTI is interviewed by THE IRISH TIMES talking about DAVID BOWIE, Phil Lynott, Morrissey and Steve Albini - [Read here]...


'THE A TO Z OF DAVID BOWIE' PODCAST
5th January 2018

A to Z of David Bowie At the end of this month sees the launch of THE A TO Z OF DAVID BOWIE podcast created by MARC RILEY, ROB HUGHES and HOWARD NOCK.

There will also be 'extra' episodes featuring new and archive interviews with db associated people too!

Marc says "they have been beavering away on the new Bowie podcast which will be in God knows how many episodes!"

This commercially available podcast is totally independent and not related to the BBC.

For more information, updates and questions you can follow @zofdavidbowie account on Twitter.

In the meantime, look at the pretty A-Z Bowie album typefaces artwork created by Blam, and see if you can work out each album font.

Update: For the podcast each letter is currently 2 episodes of 30 plus minutes and will be published at 3am on Tuesday 30th January and weekly thereafter.


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST OUT TODAY!
5th January 2018

David Bowie Beauty And The Beast 40th Anniversary Released today is DAVID BOWIE's 40th Anniversary limited edition picture disc single BEAUTY AND THE BEAST via Parlophone. (catalogue number: DBBATB 40A).

   A-side: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017 remaster)
   (David Bowie)
   Produced David Bowie and Tony Visconti.
   Mixed by Tony Visconti at Hansa.

   AA-side: BLACKOUT (Live In Berlin 1978)
   (David Bowie)
   Produced David Bowie.
   Previously unreleased.
   Recorded live at the Deutschlandhalle, Berlin on 16th May, 1978.

You can pre-order Beauty And The Beast NOW!


THE BOWIE YEARS: COLLECTOR MAGAZINES
4th January 2018

The Bowie Years The Bowie Years From the makers of Classic Pop magazine, ANTHEM PUBLISHING have produced THE BOWIE YEARS a brand new FOUR-PART series that celebrates the life, music and legacy of the one and only DAVID BOWIE.

In this first volume, FROM MOD TO STARDUST, we chart the journey of a young David Jones from his formative years in postwar London through his earliest musical ventures, and on to his ascension to rock 'n' roll superstardom as Ziggy Stardust.

Inside this 132-page collector's edition, our Bowie experts chart his remarkable development as an artist between 1969 and 1974, analysing each diverse album of the period on a track by track basis, and pull out a playlist of lesser known Bowie gems for you to get your ears round. What's more, we also explore Bowie's relationship with his varied collaborators from this period - including chatting to Spiders From Mars drummer Woody Woodmansey, longtime Bowie piano player Mike Garson, and legendary producer Mike Scott - and more!

The Bowie Years is a must-own for all Bowie fans and admirers, so be sure to make From Mod To Stardust part of your collection today.

Each magazine is priced at £10.99 each - first issue on sale now - or you can purchase the collection of all 4 issues and save 25%

For more details and purchasing, please visit shop.anthem-publishing.com website.


BOWIE'S BRIXTON: SPECIAL ONE-OFF EVENT
4th January 2018

Bowie's Brixton David Bowie Musical Walking Tour Presents... BOWIE'S BRIXTON: a guided tour of Brixton's most popular landmarks among Bowie fans and an exclusive panel talk with the people behind them!

Every year hundreds of David Bowie fans make the pilgrimage to Brixton to lay flowers and tributes beside the famous mural painted by Jimmy C. But that is not the only landmark to draw Bowie fans from across the globe onto Brixton's streets.

A recent poll by London's Original David Bowie Musical Walking Tour revealed that - excluding the mural - more than half of the David Bowie fans who visit Brixton want to glimpse the house where Bowie was born.

54% of those surveyed cited the house on Stansfield Road as their biggest incentive for visiting the district.

The recent poll also found that 21% of fans visit Brixton to get their hands on a Brixton £10 note; legal tender which features a portrait of Bowie's Aladdin Sane character taken by the late photographer Brian Duffy. The image used was shot during the same photo session as the portrait that inspired Brixton's Bowie mural.

Photofusion Gallery on Electric Lane, which hosted the historical Silhouettes and Shadows Bowie Exhibition in September 2016, attracts 16% of fans while 9% chose standing in Windrush Square outside the Ritzy Cinema (where a huge tribute party was held on the night of Bowie's death in 2016) as a prominent reason for coming to Brixton.

NICK STEPHENSON, who launched London's Original David Bowie Musical Walking Tour on what would have been the singer's 70th birthday last year, has hosted hundreds of fans from as far as Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and across the United States, Asia and Europe.

Nick comments: "In the year that I have been running these walking tours of Brixton I have found that there are many reasons for Bowie fans to want to experience a guided tour of David Bowie's early life in his hometown."

"There are also some rarely celebrated landmarks on route that capture visitors' imaginations, particularly when brought to life with renditions of his wonderful songs, for example the crowds always sing along heartily to Rebel Rebel outside David's first school.

"This year I wanted to breathe even more life into those major stopping points of the tour, so have brought in some help from several key figures connected to Bowie's life and career."

On 8th January Nick Stephenson is hosting a special event to mark the legendary singer's 71st birthday. In addition to the 2-hour tour of various sites that relate to Bowie's life and death, London's Original David Bowie Musical Walking Tour has organised a panel talk with audience Q&A in the Ritzy Cinema, featuring VIP special guest panellists, including Bowie's school friend, former band mate and cover art designer GEORGE UNDERWOOD.

George designed the album sleeves for Hunky Dory and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars.

Joining Mr. Underwood is Chris Duffy/Sandie Goodman from The Duffy Archive (representing the late photographer Brian Duffy), who will be presenting George Underwood with a special print at the event.

Brixton Pound designer Charlie Waterhouse, the man responsible for creating a £10 note featuring David Bowie's portrait, will also be a guest panellist alongside Simon Parkes, who is known for buying the Brixton Academy - a popular photo spot of the tour - for just £1 and turning into one of London's most iconic music venues where he also organised for David Bowie to perform in 1991.

Other panellists are Wendy Faulkner, organiser of Bowie's Beckenham Oddity, and the man behind the 20,000-strong Instagram fandom LegoDavidBowieIs.

Tickets can be purchased from eventbrite.co.uk at £30 per person.

Landmark areas of the tour include:
David Bowie Mural - Discover the story behind the mural.
Bowie's Birthplace and Primary School - School days and family life for the young David Robert Jones.
The Ritzy Cinema - Where hundreds of fans gathered to pay their respects on 11th January 2016.
The Brixton Academy - discover what happened when David Bowie returned to Brixton for a homecoming show!
Photofusion Gallery - The very best in social photography from around Britain including a recent David Bowie exhibition.

Songs included on the tour (in order) are: Space Oddity / Suffragette City / Ashes To Ashes / The Man Who Sold The World / Rebel Rebel / Starman / The Jean Genie / Life On Mars?

The tour and panel talk take place on 8th January starting at 10am and 1pm.

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


DAVID BOWIE GLAMOUR FANZINE
4th January 2018

David Bowie Glamour fanzine 3 Heads up! Only 24 hours remaining to guarantee your copy of DAVID BOWIE GLAMOUR fanzine issue #3.

Be aware that this 62-page fanzine will NOT be reprinted.

Sixty-two pages of high quality print, design and Bowie content for a mere £10 plus postage.

Once again, the cover has been illustrated by Helen Green and this time it features a beautiful fold-out design.

Inside, there is exclusive and original content contributed by David Bowie fans and collaborators.

This third issue features: Jimmy C, Robin Clark, Ian Hunter, Paul Cuddeford, Terry O'Neill, Nicholas Pegg, Mark Plati, Catherine Russell, Tony Sales, Morgan Visconti, as well as Bowie fan submitted articles.

For more details and ordering, visit davidbowieglamour.wordpress.com website.


ANNA PHOEBE IS A BLACKSTAR
4th January 2018

Anna Phoebe Blackstar Released tomorrow is a beautiful instrumental version of DAVID BOWIE's ★ by violinist ANNA PHOEBE.

Digitally released via AP Recordings, her ★ cover is recorded solely on violin, viola and Electro-Harmonix Hog pedal.

There is also an accompanying promo video featuring ex-Royal Ballet School dancer MARINA FRASER.

You can listen to a 30-second sample and pre-order pre-order here.

Check out annaphoebe.com website.

(Ed. If you've been watching the PEAKY BLINDERS TV series from the start, you've already heard Anna playing solo violin and viola, probably without even realising it).


BOWIE TOPS 2017 VINYL SINGLES CHART
4th January 2018

The UK OFFICIAL CHARTS COMPANY have just announced that DAVID BOWIE has topped the UK Official Top 40 biggest selling vinyl singles of 2017 with NO PLAN.

Besides the number one spot, he also claims THREE more in the Top 10, and #25 with Placebo.

The Official Top 40 biggest selling vinyl singles of 2017 were:

01. NO PLAN - DAVID BOWIE
02. THE QUEEN IS DEAD - THE SMITHS
03. "HEROES" - DAVID BOWIE
04. WALL OF GLASS - LIAM GALLAGHER
05. INTERSTELLAR OVERDRIVE - PINK FLOYD
06. SOUND AND VISION - DAVID BOWIE
07. THE BOY WITH THE THORN IN HIS SIDE - THE SMITHS
08. BE MY WIFE - DAVID BOWIE
09. SPENT THE DAY IN BED - MORRISSEY
10. HOLY MOUNTAIN - NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS

25. WITHOUT YOU I'M NOTHING - PLACEBO featuring DAVID BOWIE

In the Top 40 biggest selling vinyl album chart for 2017, Bowie's latest greatest hits collection Legacy is placed at #10, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars at #20 and Hunky Dory hit #30.

For more details and full 2017 charts, pop on over to officialcharts.com website.


TRANSMISSION IMPOSSIBLE
3rd January 2018

David Bowie: Transmission Impossible Released next month is TRANSMISSION IMPOSSIBLE a 3-CD Box Set featuring some of DAVID BOWIE legendary radio broadcasts from the 1970s - 1990s.

Released via Eat To The Beat, this triple CD disc set contain class late period Bowie television broadcasts.

The first of these was recorded at Bowie's gig in Buenos Aires in August 1990, whilst the second is from Tin Machine's legendary tour of Japan in the early part of 1992, with the show presented here being the groups performance at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on 17th February.

The set is completed with a disc of television appearances recorded between 1975 and 1995, which features some of Bowie's best ever live TV spots.

The full tracklisting runs as follows:

DISC: 1
   01. Space Oddity (5:27)
   02. Life On Mars? (3:39)
   03. Rebel Rebel (3:14)
   04. Ashes To Ashes (5:13)
   05. Stay (6:41)
   06. Pretty Pink Rose (4:56)
   07. Blue Jean (3:07)
   08. Let's Dance (4:34)
   09. Sound And Vision (3:25)
   10. Ziggy Stardust (3:42)
   11. China Girl (5:36)
   12. Suffragette City (2:55)
   13. Fame (5:52)
   14. "Heroes" (4:27)
   15. Modern Love (4:52)

DISC: 2
   01. Young Americans medley (with Cher) (6:32)
   02. Fame (3:26)
   03. Can You Hear Me (with Cher) (4:13)
   04. Stay (5:02)
   05. Five Years (4:55)
   06. "Heroes" (3:25)
   07. Funtime (with Iggy Pop) (3:00)
   08. Sister Midnight (with Iggy Pop) (4:03)
   09. The Man Who Sold The World (with Klaus Nomi and Joey Arias) (3:02)
   10. Boys Keep Swinging (with Klaus Nomi and Joey Arias) (2:18)
   11. TVC 15 (with Klaus Nomi and Joey Arias) (3:16)
   12. Life On Mars? (4:04)
   13. Ashes To Ashes (3:39)
   14. Nite Flights (4:16)
   15. Black Tie White Noise (4:48)
   16. Strangers When We Meet (3:38)
   17. The Hearts Filthy Lesson (3:44)

DISC: 3
   01. Sorry (5:56)
   02. Goodbye Mr. Ed (3:30)
   03. If There Is Something (4:16)
   04. Baby Universal (3:14)
   05. Crack City (4:51)
   06. I Can't Read (7:11)
   07. You Can't Talk (5:40)
   08. Stateside (9:09)
   09. Go Now (6:11)
   10. Bus Stop (3:21)
   11. You Belong In Rock N' Roll (5:45)
   12. Debaser (2:09)
   13. Heaven's In Here (15:14)
   14. Shopping For Girls (3:38)
   15. Sacrifice Yourself (2:44)

David Bowie: Transmission Impossible 3-CD Box Set is released on Friday 2nd February - you can pre-order NOW.

(Ed. If anyone is wondering how these semi-legal products manage to get released, I'm told that it is due to a legal loophole permitting previously broadcasted material to be released independent from the artist or their record label).


BOWIE'S VOLVO BREAKS WORLD RECORD!
2nd January 2018

David Bowie Volvo David Bowie Volvo There was a frenzied bidding war for DAVID BOWIE's 1981 Volvo 262 C Bertone last Friday in Switzerland.

His formerly owned sedan car realised a world breaking price of 212,800 CHF (£161,058 GBP / $217,618 USD).

The estimate was 65,000 - 75,000 CHF at Swiss Auctioneers OLDTIMER GALERIE TOFFEN (29th December) in Gstaad.

Lot 140 the 5-door black sedan once belonged to David when he resided in Switzerland. The car was delivered to him on June 18th 1981 and registered in his name on June 22nd 1981 with the licence plate VD 122 922.

In 1985, the 262 C was registered to the Bewlay Bros. S.A.R.L - the production company of David Bowie and Iggy Pop - and continued to be used by Bowie during his stays in Switzerland with the plates VD 267 584.

For more details and photographs, visit oldtimergalerie.ch website.

See pages 88 and 89 of the auction catalogue here


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST OUT THIS WEEK
1st January 2018

David Bowie Beauty And The Beast 40th Anniversary Released this week is DAVID BOWIE's next 40th Anniversary picture disc single BEAUTY AND THE BEAST via Parlophone.

This limited edition release (Catalogue Number: DBBATB 40A) sees the light of day on Friday 5th January.

   A-side: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017 remaster)
   (David Bowie)
   Produced David Bowie and Tony Visconti.
   Mixed by Tony Visconti at Hansa.

   AA-side: BLACKOUT (Live In Berlin 1978)
   (David Bowie)
   Produced David Bowie.
   Previously unreleased.
   Recorded live at the Deutschlandhalle, Berlin on 16th May, 1978.

You can pre-order Beauty And The Beast NOW!


WHAT'S GOING ON?
1st January 2018

Check out the BW Monthly Planners for 2018 to see what's going on around the world relating to DAVID BOWIE happenings and events.

New publications, releases, TV, radio, cinema, theatre, exhibitions, tribute gigs, birthday bashes, conventions, events, and much more continually updated.

Highlights for January 2018 include:

JANUARY:
1st: TV: Moon - Die dunkle Seite des Mondes, One, Germany, 20.15 CET
3rd: TV: Rock 'n' Roll Leiharbeiter, features Earl Slick and Bowie, Spiegel Geschichte, Germany, 22.35 CET.
4th: Dublin Bowie Festival: My Life With Bowie - An Evening with Woody Woodmansey, The Sugar Club, Dublin.
5th: Philly Loves Bowie Week begins in Philadelphia, PA, USA.
5th: Beauty And The Beast 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Picture Disc 7 Inch Single to be released.
6th: Annual Charity event: Bowie in the Bar 2, The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo St, Glasgow G2 7DA, Scotland.
8th: TV: David Bowie: The Last Five Years documentary, HBO GO and HBO NOW, USA, 8.00pm ET.
9th: Spider from Mars: My Life with Bowie by Woody Woodmansey, Paperback version to be published.
10th: Dublin Bowie Festival: An Audience with Jonathan Barnbrook, Harry Clarke Lecture Hall, NCAD.
10th: TV: Hansa Studios: By The Wall 1976-90, documentary, Sky Arts, UK, TBC.
10th: Celebrating David Bowie European tour begins featuring Garson, Belew, Leonard, Rojas and others, gig at Salle Pleyel, Paris, France.
15th: From Ibiza To The Norfolk Broads play UK tour begins.

Full listings, details and links: January 2018


DAVID BOWIE GLAMOUR ISSUE #3
1st January 2018

David Bowie Glamour fanzine David Bowie Glamour issue 3 Issue #3 of the DAVID BOWIE GLAMOUR fanzine is available to pre-order now!

Once again, the cover has been illustrated by Helen Green and this time it features a beautiful fold-out design.

Inside, there is exclusive and original content contributed by David Bowie fans and collaborators.

This third issue features: Jimmy C, Robin Clark, Ian Hunter, Paul Cuddeford, Terry O'Neill, Nicholas Pegg, Mark Plati, Catherine Russell, Tony Sales, Morgan Visconti, as well as Bowie fan submitted articles.

The David Bowie Glamour fanzine is run by Andy Jones and Nick Smart and is designed by Milky Cereal.

David Bowie Glamour fanzine Issue 3 will ship in mid-January.

For ordering and more details please visit the davidbowieglamour.wordpress.com website.


BLACKSTAR FANZINE #3
1st January 2018

David Bowie Blackstar Fanzine #3 collage David Bowie Blackstar Fanzine #3 The THIRD DAVID BOWIE BLACKSTAR fanzine is available to order now.

DBBF is the new Italian fanzine, with unpublished articles both in Italian and English: 28 colour pages with beautiful pictures, all in printed in opaque glossy paper: a must for all fans. Exclusive interviews with Bowie collaborators, fan articles and experts, collectors, wonderful pictures, comics and much more.

Amongst other things, in this 3rd issue you will find exclusive insights by Pierpaolo Martino (author of The David Bowie Philosophy), Luke Garro (author of the new biography published by Hoepli) and Roger Griffin (author of the beautiful David Bowie: The Golden Years book).

The front cover of this third issue is the work of a well-known artist in the world of pop art: Butcher Billy. An artist who combines various sources of pop culture (music, comic books, movies, games, etc.) to mix them in irreverent and provocative works, in a creative balance between nostalgia and modernity.

For more information and purchasing details, please visit dbblackstarstore.it website.

From Daniele Pensavalle at davidbowieblackstar.it


HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019
1st January 2018

Happy New Year 2018 HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018 TO EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE

May you all find comfort and blessings in this coming new year

Love on ya! from Paul (aka Rednik)





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