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THE NEXT DAY: LISTEN NOW!
28th February 2013

You can now listen to the brand new DAVID BOWIE The Next Day, available to stream as a worldwide exclusive on the iTunes Store.

The stream containing fourteen tracks is COMPLETELY FREE and will be available until the album is released in your particular country.

The Next Day free stream

LISTEN HERE

(Ed. Wow! What an album! My socks have just been well and truly blown off!)


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
26th February 2013

Former Spider From Mars bassist TREVOR BOLDER has told CLASSIC ROCK magazine about his recent surgery. You can read the whole article here - get well soon Trevor :)

Check out an excellent piece in the THE QUIETUS: Great Dame: David Bowie's The Next Day Reviewed by Chris Roberts - [Read here]...

ALAN YENTOB will talk about his 1974 DAVID BOWIE documentary Cracked Actor as part of the 'David Bowie Is' V&A exhibition on 5th April in The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre. There will be a screening of the film after the discussion. 18.30-21.00 - tickets are available now...

There are lots of other events happening during the DAVID BOWIE IS exhibition at the V&A. Here are just a few: Free entry Bowie Weekend, The Imagination Station, Curator Talk, Alan Yentob evening talk, Boy George evening talk, David Bowie Changed My Life evening talk and many others. Check out the events page for updates and more information...

The April issue of UNCUT magazine features DAVID BOWIE on the front cover and featured inside is an in-depth ten-page The Next Day special with the ultimate review. The magazine hits the shelves this Thursday. Also the free cover mounted CD gives a big nod to David and Jonathan Barnbrook - [View here]...

DAVID BOWIE graces the cover of French magazine LES INROCKUPTIBLES for their issue no. 900 out tomorrow. Inside the magazine contains a stunning in-depth ten-page feature inside, focusing on David's career-long fashion insights - [View here]...


THE STARS (ARE OUT TONIGHT) VIDEO
26th February 2013

Check out the brand new video for DAVID BOWIE's latest single The Stars (Are Out Tonight) released today. Wow! Just absolutely amazing!

The promotional film is directed by FLORIA SIGISMONDI and stars David Bowie and female look-alike TILDA SWINTON as David's wife. Andrej Pejic (the girl) and Saskia de Brauw (the boy) also star.


LONDON EVENING STANDARD: The Stars (Are Out Tonight): Well it wouldn't be David Bowie if it was sane - [Read here]...

FASHION: David Bowie teams up with Tilda Swinton, Andrej Pejic and Saskia de Brauw for The Stars (Are Out Tonight) music video - [Read here]...

THE TELEGRAPH: David Bowie unveils new single The Stars (Are Out Tonight) - [Read here]...

NME: David Bowie shot exclusively for this week's NME - [Read here]...


THE STARS (ARE OUT TONIGHT) RELEASED
26th February 2013

The Stars (Are Out Tonight) 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)' the second DAVID BOWIE song to be released from his forthcoming album The Next Day is released today and can be DOWNLOADED HERE for a mere 89p.

Make sure you check out davidbowie.com where you can download 2 sets of lyric sheets for the new single.

It looks like there will be a video to accompany the release if you take the hint from the lyric sheets.

The single cover artwork features a sculpture of Expressionist artist Egon Schiele that was created by sculptor Al Farrow.



AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
25th February 2013

I'm told that there are four different promotional posters in the USA for the release of the new DAVID BOWIE album which is set for release on 12th March. Each poster features a typical glossy advertisement: bedroom furnishings, soft drink, perfume with The Next Day box printed over the top (as the album cover) with just the wording 03.12.13 and #TheNextDay. You can view the posters here...

DAVID BOWIE appears on the front cover of ROLLING STONE magazine in Mexico for their March issue and inside is a feature on the new album: The man who fell to earth, is back a decade later - [More details]...

Check out a piece in the OTTAWA CITIZEN newspaper in Canada, which has photographer JOHN ROWLANDS talking about one of his iconic DAVID BOWIE photographs, his friendship and a few things that may or may not be happening in the not too distant future - [Read here]...

DAVID BOWIE appears on the front cover of the next issue of the NME with a rather unusual photograph taken by Jimmy King. Inside there is six-page special making-of-the-album feature, along with the album review. The New Musical Express hits the shelves on Wednesday 27th February - [View cover via davidbowie.com]...


THE NEXT DAY ALBUM REVIEWS...
25th February 2013

The first reviews of DAVID BOWIE's new album The Next Day are now appearing in the British Press.

If you don't want any spoilers then don't read, but suffice to say the first four reviews give two 5/5 stars and two 4/5 stars.

THE INDEPENDENT: David Bowie album review - track by track: The Starman pulls off the greatest comeback album in rock 'n' roll history with The Next Day by Andy Gill. [5/5 stars] - [Read here]...

THE GUARDIAN: David Bowie: The Next Day - review by Alexis Petridis. [4/5 stars] - [Read here]...

THE TELEGRAPH: David Bowie, The Next Day, album review by Neil McCormick. [5/5 stars] - [Read here]...

THE TIMES: 'A great album, and a sense of mystery.' Review of David Bowie's The Next Day by Will Hodgkinson. [4/5 stars] - [Read here]...


SUKITA EXHIBITION AT SNAP GALLERIES
24th February 2013

Sukita exhibition at Snap Galleries From Saturday 23rd March through to Tuesday 30th April 2013 SNAP GALLERIES in London will be hosting a DAVID BOWIE retrospective of work by Japanese master photographer MASAYOSHI SUKITA.

Snap Galleries say that this is one of the most exciting exhibitions they have put on at the gallery, and they have been working very hard behind the scenes with Sukita-san to put this together in a relatively short time-frame.

The exhibition features images from Sukita-san's 40+ years of collaboration with David Bowie, and combines previously unseen images alongside familiar classics, in a range of physical sizes, including some dramatic large format pieces.

The exhibition starts on the same day as the V&A museum show, Saturday 23rd March, so if you are in London between 23 March and 30 April please come along and see it.

Snap Galleries are based in a beautiful space in Piccadilly Arcade, opposite the Royal Academy of Arts and Burlington Arcade.

Location: 12 Piccadilly Arcade, London SW1Y 6NH, England.

Gallery Opening times: Tuesday to Friday 11.00am - 6.00pm. and Saturday: 11.00am - 5.00pm.
Sunday, Monday: CLOSED. Bank Holidays: CLOSED.

More details and info can be found over at snapgalleries.com


'DAVID BOWIE IS' BREAKS V&A TICKET SALE RECORDS
24th February 2013

The DAILY TELEGRAPH are reporting today that the forthcoming DAVID BOWIE IS exhibition at the Victoria and Albert in London is set to be the most successful show in the museum's history, with unprecedented ticket sales ahead of next month's opening.

The V&A has sold more than 26,000 tickets for the show, the museum's highest ever figure for advance bookings.

It has been given unprecedented access to David's personal archive in New York, and will display more than 300 items spanning six decades, including original costumes, art work and handwritten lyrics.

You can read the full article here complete with some exclusive unseen photographs of exhibition exhibits from David's personal archive.

David Bowie Is tickets are ON SALE NOW. For more details and information visit the vam.ac.uk website.


KEEP YOUR 'LECTRIC EYE ON EBAY
24th February 2013

David Bowie Magic Decca Advanced Factory pressing Currently up for grabs is a DAVID BOWIE Decca Advanced Factory pressing of MAGIC pressed for release on 19th November 1973 (Catalogue Number DLPA.187).

The seller has described it as an English advanced copy acetate. Something is not quite right... catalogue number DLPA.187/8 is also the same as the 2LP gatefold South African release 'David Bowie Superstar' also released on 19th November 1973.

I'm suggesting that this advanced factory disc isn't English, it's the South African Side 3 albeit with a completely different album title 'Magic' (which I've never heard of before. Has anyone else?).

The current asking price is $1,500 US (approximately £982 GB).

Update: The seller has relisted MAGIC with the correct country of origin.


DAVID BOWIE AND ME
23rd February 2013

Published in today's GUARDIAN newspaper in the UK is an article entitled: 'DAVID BOWIE and me' by Dave Simpson.

The article recalls memories from twenty-one various friends and associates, namely: George Underwood, Ken Scott, Dana Gillespie, Lindsay Kemp, Bob Harris, Mick Woodmansey, Geeling Ng, Toni Basil, Julien Temple, Roger Taylor, Sterling Campbell, Tony Selznick, Adrian Belew, Tim Pope, Paul Tibbitt, Édouard Lock, Kenneth Pitt, Geoff MacCormack, Ricky Gardiner, Mike Garson and Zachary Alford.

You can read the article online via the guardian website.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
21st February 2013

In Italy DAVID BOWIE appears in FLAIR magazine February Spring issue #4. Inside there is a six-page editorial with many photographs. (Karmen Pedaru front cover)...

DAVID BOWIE appears in the February issue of VANITY FAIR magazine in Spain. Inside is a twelve-page article which contains nineteen photographs...

FILMHOUSE CINEMA in Edinburgh, Scotland presents 'Planet Bowie', with screenings of DAVID BOWIE films, including Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence, The Hunger, The Man Who Fell To Earth, Labyrinth, The Prestige, Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars and Christiane F from 10th March through to 4th April. Planet Bowie is presented by Drambuie. Check dates and screening times on the following links: MCML / The Hunger / TMWFTE / Labyrinth / The Prestige / Ziggy Stardust and Christiane F...

Published on THE LIST is DAVID BOWIE: Why do we care so much about the ever-evolving artist?' - [Read here]...

The LONDON EVENING STANDARD has a nice piece on the forthcoming Victoria and Albert Museum David Bowie Is exhbition where you can view various images from the items on display including the original lyrics to Rebel Rebel, various stage outfits, photographs and instruments - [View here]...

Finally got chance to watch the DAVID BOWIE video tribute 'Bowie' (Sandeman and Mennomail mix). Watch it now or bookmark it. It is absolutely brilliant!

'Bowie' (Sandeman and Mennomail mix) from Mennomail on Vimeo.


BOWIE LIVES! IN Q MAGAZINE
21st February 2013

Q April 2013 DAVID BOWIE adorns the front cover of Q magazine for their April issue (Q321).

'Why we all live in David's world now'... inside is a thirty-four page celebration with rare interviews and pictures.

There is the review of his new album The Next Day, a preview the V&A's forthcoming exhibition with an exclusive look at what's on show, plus take a career-spanning look at the icon.

This 'David Bowie special' hits the shelves on Tuesday 26th February but is available on their digital download version now.

More details and information can be found over at qthemusic.com website.


THE NEXT DAY: REVISED RELEASE DATES
21st February 2013

The Next Day by David Bowie Update: #3 DAVID BOWIE's soon-to-be released new studio album 'The Next Day' has more revised release dates across the world.

       March 8th: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland.
       March 11th: Asia, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Latin America, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, South Africa, UK.
       March 12th: Brazil, Canada, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Spain, Taiwan, USA.
       March 13th: Japan (exclusive 4th bonus track).
       March 15th: Turkey

For the vinyl pressing of The Next Day add two weeks to the dates above.

The Next Day is to be released in three different formats and all are available to pre-order NOW... Audio CD Deluxe Edition / Audio CD / Vinyl [2 LPs] and Exclusive Japanese Blu-spec CD2

From davidbowie.com


GERRY LEONARD INTERVIEWED BY RS
21st February 2013

Guitarist GERRY LEONARD has been interviewed by Andy Greene for ROLLING STONE magazine... DAVID BOWIE Guitarist Gerry Leonard: 'Odds of a Tour Are 50-50'. Longtime collaborator also talks about playing on new album.

Highlight: Q: How did you first hear about this new record?

I got an e-mail from him in November of 2010. The subject line was "Schtum." That means "keep quiet." It was a little e-mail saying, "Are you available to come work on some new demos? I just want to get together in this little room. Please keep it to yourself. Don't tell a soul." It was obviously one of the most exciting e-mails I got all year. I was like, "Whoa! He's going to do something? Amazing."

It was myself, Tony Visconti, Sterling Campbell and David. We went into this tiny, tiny little rehearsal room downstairs in the East Village. It was like a little dungeon. We went there from Monday to Friday one week. He would pull these songs out of a hat. He's very old-school. He had this book bag with a legal pad and a little four-track recorder where he'd cut these little scratch demos. He would pull out a song and we'd chart out the chords and try to figure it out. We'd play it through a few times, kind of extend it a bit, come up with a form, and then put it away. By the end of the week, we'd cut all these demos, just for him.

Rolling Stone Germany March 2013 You can read the whole interview here via rollingstone.com


David is also featured in the German edition of ROLLING STONE magazine for their March issue.

Besides the excellent Sukia shot front cover, inside is a previously unseen Jimmy King photograph of David in the studio recording his new album.

Pop on over to rollingstone.de website for more details and information.

Thanks to Lunamagic for the pointer.


MYTH BOWIE IN HEFT: VIEW MAGAZINE
19th February 2013

Heft View February 2013 DAVID BOWIE appears on the front cover of German magazine HEFT: VIEW for their February issue.

The front cover blurb states: Mythos Bowie (Myth Bowie).

Inside there are nine-pages dedicated. Die besten bilder des monats - the best pictures of the month.

More details and information can be found over at the shop.stern.de website.



RECORD STORE DAY 2013: THREE BOWIE RELEASES!
19th February 2013

Record Store Day 2013 Drive-In Saturday Update: Exclusively for RECORD STORE DAY 2013 there are now THREE DAVID BOWIE seven inch singles to be released on 20th April.


David Bowie - Drive-In Saturday 40th Anniversary 7" picture disc Record Store Day exclusive.

       Side A: Drive-In Saturday [Cat. No. DBDRIVE40 A]
       Side B: Drive-In Saturday (Russell Harty Plus Pop version) [DBDRIVE40 AA]


Record Store Day 2013 Bowie 1965! David Bowie 1965! EP 7" Record Store Day exclusive black vinyl (Worldwide excluding US and Canada).

       Side One:
       1. The Manish Boys - I Pity The Fool
       2. The Manish Boys - Take My Tip

       Side Two:
       1. Davy Jones & The Lower Third - You've Got A Habit Of Leaving
       2. Davy Jones & The Lower Third - Baby Loves That Way



The Stars (Are Out Tonight) Besides the digital download release on 26th February, David's new single from the forthcoming The Next Day album 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)' is backed with 'Where Are We Now?' is also now scheduled for a limited edition vinyl 7 inch Record Store Day release.

David Bowie - The Stars (Are Out Tonight) 7" picture disc limited edition Record Store Day exclusive.

       Side A: The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
       Side B: Where Are We Now?

Check out the Record Store Day official website to find your nearest participating stores.

From davidbowie.com


BOWIE BLITZ
18th February 2013

Blitz magazine March 2013 DAVID BOWIE graces the front cover of Portuguese magazine BLITZ for their March issue (no. 81).

The front cover blurb states: 'Bowie hoje (translates as 'Bowie today') The Years in Berlin 1976-79 and day in Portugal 1990-96.

'The return of the discs is the motto for the cover dedicated to the erm... 'Chameleon'.

Inside the magazine is an impressive twelve-page feature dedicated to David Bowie.

Pop on over to blitz.sapo.pt for more details, information and a couple of sample pages.



THE STARS (ARE OUT TONIGHT)
17th February 2013

The Stars (Are Out Tonight) 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)' will be the second DAVID BOWIE song to be released from his forthcoming album The Next Day.

The track is released on Tuesday 26th February.

The single cover artwork features a sculpture of Expressionist artist Egon Schiele that was created by sculptor Al Farrow.

The sculpture is part of Al's 'Steel Heads' series created back in 1990. It is made from forged and welded steel (73 x 23 x 18 inches).

Another event also taking place on 26th February is guitarist Gerry Leonard's birthday, who has performed and co-written two songs on the new album.

From davidbowie.com


ZIGGYOLOGY TO BE PUBLISHED
17th February 2013

Ziggyology by Simon Goddard A brand new book ZIGGYOLOGY: A Brief History of Ziggy Stardust by Simon Goddard is published on 28th March by Ebury Press.

Available in hardcover with 352 pages (ISBN-10: 0091948886).

Synopsis: He came from Outer Space... It was the greatest invention in the history of pop music - the rock god who came from the stars - which struck a young David Bowie like a lightning bolt from the heavens.

When Ziggy the glam alien messiah fell to Earth, he transformed Bowie from a prodigy to a superstar who changed the face of music forever. But who was Ziggy Stardust? And where did he really come from?

In a work of supreme pop archaeology, Simon Goddard unearths every influence that brought Ziggy to life - from HG Wells to Holst, Kabuki to Kubrick, and Elvis to Iggy. Ziggyology documents the epic drama of the Starman's short but eventful time on Planet Earth. and why Bowie eventually had to kill him.

You can pre-order Ziggyology NOW and receive a massive 36% discount!


BOWIE LE RETOUR!
17th February 2013

Rolling Stone magazine France March 2013 DAVID BOWIE adorns the front cover of French ROLLING STONE magazine for their March issue. (Number 52).

Featured inside is a sixteen-page feature 'Looking for Bowie' which takes a look at both the present and the past and concentrates on the upcoming album and exhibition in London.

There is also Portfolio: David Bowie: Sound and Vision whih contains multiple full page photographs.

More details can be found over at rollingstone.fr in the next few days.

Thanks to Lunamagic for the pointer.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
17th February 2013

DAVID BOWIE graces on the front cover of THE OBSERVER magazine supplement today. The front cover blurb states: Star man - the people and the ideas that David Bowie'. Inside is a seven-page feature Who is David Bowie? Check out the online version here and also David Bowie's style - in 22 pictures...

THE GUARDIAN / OBSERVER newspapers in the UK are currently running a competition to win various DAVID BOWIE goodies relating to the forthcoming 'David Bowie Is' exhibition. Prizes include tickets, prints, book, etc. Visit guardian.co.uk for more details...

In today's MAIL ON SUNDAY newspaper Live supplement 'Music Special' magazine there is a DAVID BOWIE four-page feature entitled 'What Bowie means to me' which includes contributions from Simon Cowell, Lady Gaga, Tina Turner, Danny Boyle, Clive Owen, Al Murray, Jon Savage, Jeremy Deller, Boy George, Camille Pagila, Ian Rankin, Roxy Music, Terry O'Neill, Alan Yentob and Tony Oursler - [Read here]...

Columbia Records are currently undertaking a viral campaign for DAVID BOWIE's new album The Next Day. There are multiple posters going up in various US states including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago. Each feature the white box with the album title and release date...

For the March issue of MUSIKEXPRESS magazine in Germany... The front cover blurb states: DAVID BOWIE: Spurensuche in Berlin. Inside there is an article entitled 'Berlin Calling' and there is also a portfolio of various David Bowie photographs throughout the years 'Portfolio der Stilikone'. (Nick Cave on cover)...

The March issue of VOGUE magazine in France... front cover blurb states: BOWIE L'incroyable come-back (Suvi Koponen on cover)...


DAVID FEATURES ON CALLE 20
14th February 2013

David Bowie Calle 20 magazine Feb 2013 DAVID BOWIE appears on the front cover of the Spanish magazine CALLE 20 for their February issue. (number 75).

Inside there are six-pages covering the upcoming David Bowie Is exhbition in London.

The front cover blurb translates as: 'A back with a thousand faces'.

You can view the pdf version of the magazine via the issuu.com website.

Visit calle20.es for more details and information.



BBC TWO SHINES THE SPOTLIGHT ON DAVID BOWIE
13th February 2013

BBC Media Centre: Press Release: BBC Two shines the spotlight on David Bowie.

Date: 13.02.2013.
Category: BBC Two.

In May 2013, for the first time on British television, BBC Two will broadcast a feature length profile of the legendary David Bowie.

David Bowie at Maida Vale Studios David Bowie - Five Years (working title) will focus on five critical years of his career - 1971, 1975, 1977, 1980 and 1983 before bringing the legend up to date with his latest album.

The film will feature an extraordinary wealth of unseen archive footage of Bowie and include interviews with some of his closest collaborators, including the six key musicians who played on the latest album. It will shine a light on his music, his characters and his unique approach to his work.

The programme will be an in depth and revealing take on this notoriously private artist, who has prided himself on his constant reinvention. It will feature rare audio recordings of Bowie at his most intimate and revealing.

The film will complement the major David Bowie exhibition at London's V&A, sharing unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive. In addition the BBC has unearthed extraordinary unseen footage of Bowie in the studio, Bowie on tour, Bowie behind the scenes, and previously untransmitted interviews.

Janice Hadlow, Controller of BBC Two, says: "I'm thrilled to be bringing this film to BBC Two; David Bowie - Five Years promises to be a revealing look at the life and career of one of the modern era's most influential and innovative performers."

Jan Younghusband, Commissioning Editor, Music and Events, says: "David Bowie is one of the most important international music stars of the past fifty years. His impact on the music industry around the globe is exceptional. The never-before-seen footage in this programme will provide a fascinating insight into the world of this very private person."

Francis Whately, director, says: "This is a project that has been in development for more than a decade, in fact since Bowie and I worked together in 2001 on a film for the BBC Omnibus strand. This year, 2013, is shaping up to be the year of David Bowie, and now is the perfect moment for this feature length film devoted to this extraordinary artist."

Fifty years ago, David Bowie released his first demo. Thirty years ago he released his biggest selling album of all time. Ten years ago, he released his 23rd studio album. A year later, while touring the album in Germany, he suffered a heart attack backstage and was taken for emergency angioplasty. The remainder of the tour was cancelled. Bowie has never toured again.

Now he's back with a new single and a new album, the news of which made headlines across the world. And he is being celebrated in a retrospective show at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, from March.

Bowie is recognised as one of the most daring and innovative performers of the modern era, selling an estimated 140 million albums, and boasting both critical and commercial success. Astonishingly, Bowie himself has kept a detailed record of his career.

For over 50 years, he has amassed an enormous collection of his own costumes, props, set designs, sleeve notes, lyrics, previously unseen archive, memorabilia and ephemera spanning his vast career. This collection makes up a fascinating and comprehensive portrait of this very private artist.

Most importantly, it will allow audiences to see Bowie not just as the rock star chameleon of legend, but more as 'the artist' - appropriating diverse cultural influences and making him a seminal postmodern pop star. It offers a window on Bowie's collaborative work with designers of fashion, sound, graphics, theatre and film. It shows how Bowie developed some of the most spectacular stage shows in rock history, and created some of the most iconic music videos of all time.

In addition to the BBC Two programme, the BBC will also have a wealth of other David Bowie-related content across Radio as well as Television this spring.

AF2.


WHERE ARE WE NOW? COVERS
12th February 2013

Below are some my favourite cover versions of DAVID BOWIE's new single Where Are We Now? taken from his forthcoming new album The Next Day to be released next month.

Featured are: Inch Chua, Momus, Velvet Stream, Oysters Lovers, Casual Way, Ein Astronaut, Hardactors and Fernando Perdomo.


  

  

  

  


ON THE STREETS OF BRAZIL
10th February 2013

David Bowie cover Feb 2013 DAVID BOWIE appears in the February issue of ROLLING STONE magazine in Brazil.

Featured inside is a Tony Visconti interview.

Where Is He Now? When nobody expected, David Bowie came out of retirement and announced the return to the music world. This is just another chapter in the saga of one of the most enigmatic and most persistent myths of rock.

If you can read Portuguese check out rollingstone.com.br for more details, photographs and more information.

If you prefer read the English translation via Google

Thanks to avescar for the pointer.


JAPANESE FIVE-ALBUM BLU-SPEC CD2 SERIES
10th February 2013

SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT in Japan are to release an exclusive FIVE-album DAVID BOWIE Blu-spec CD2 reissue series featuring the albums: Reality, Heathen, 'hours...', Earthling and 1.Outside.

Released on 13th March all five albums feature the high-fidelity Blu-spec CD2 format (compatible with standard CD players) and each album comes with lyrics and a description.

Blu-spec CD2 is the next generation Compact Disc that employs the Phase Transition Mastering, the technology developed for mastering of Blu-ray discs, to further perfect the acclaimed characteristics of Blu-spec CD. Fully compatible with standard CD players, Blu-spec CD2 completely alters the experience of music.

Five-album Blu-spec CD2 reissue series released 13th March 2013 are:

       Reality       [Cat. No. SICP-30155]
       Heathen     [Cat. No. SICP-30154]
       'hours...'    [Cat. No. SICP-30153]
       Earthling    [Cat. No. SICP-30152]
       1. Outside  [Cat. No. SICP-30151]

Also don't forget that David's new album The Next Day [Cat. No. SICP-30127] is released on the same day in this format containing a FOURTH bonus track 'God Bless The Girl'.


RECORD STORE DAY 2013: TWO BOWIE RELEASES
8th February 2013

Record Store Day 2013 Drive-In Saturday Exclusively for RECORD STORE DAY 2013 there are two DAVID BOWIE seven inch singles to be released on 20th April.


David Bowie - Drive-In Saturday 40th Anniversary 7" picture disc Record Store Day exclusive.

       Side A: Drive-In Saturday [Cat. No. DBDRIVE40 A]
       Side B: Drive-In Saturday (Russell Harty Plus Pop version) [DBDRIVE40 AA]



Record Store Day 2013 Bowie 1965! David Bowie 1965! EP 7" Record Store Day exclusive black vinyl (Worldwide excluding US and Canada).

       Side One:
       1. The Manish Boys - I Pity The Fool
       2. The Manish Boys - Take My Tip

       Side Two:
       1. Davy Jones & The Lower Third - You've Got A Habit Of Leaving
       2. Davy Jones & The Lower Third - Baby Loves That Way


Check out the Record Store Day official website to find your nearest participating stores.

From davidbowie.com


STATIONTOSTATION COVERED
8th February 2013

US band The MELVINS have recorded their cover-version of DAVID BOWIE's 1976 track Station To Station.

The track which also features J.G. Thirlwell appears on their new covers album 'Everybody Loves Sausages' which is released on 30th April via Ipecac...

The full tracklisting runs as follows:

       01. Warhead (Venom)
       02. Best Friend (Queen)
       03. Black Betty (Ram Jam)
       04. Set It On Fire (The Scientists)
       05. Station To Station (David Bowie)
       06. Attitude (The Kinks)
       07. Female Trouble (Divine)
       08. Carpe Diem (The Fugs)
       09. Timothy Leary Lives (Pop-O-Pies)
       10. In Every Dream Home A Heartache (Roxy Music)
       11. Romance (Tales of Terror)
       12. Art School (The Jam)
       13. Heathen Earth (Throbbing Gristle)


THE LAST OF THE INTERNATIONAL PLAYBOYS
7th February 2013

Reported on MORRISSEY online fanzine True To You... Bowie refusal: David Bowie has ordered EMI UK not to run the proposed artwork for Morrissey's April 8th issue of the re-mastered 'The Last of the Famous International Playboys' single and CD. The sleeve featured a previously unseen private photograph of Bowie and Morrissey taken by Linder Sterling in New York in 1992. Although Bowie has no legal rights to the photograph, most of his back catalogue is presently licensed to EMI.

The worldwide press picked up on the statement and went into a bit of a frenzy...

The Telegraph: David Bowie refuses to let Morrissey use his image on new release - [Read here]
NME: David Bowie bars Morrissey from using his image on single cover - [Read here]
Buzzfeed: Morrissey And David Bowie Are Fighting - [Read here]

(Ed. I believe the reason why Morrissey wanted to use the photo relates to a comment he made in an interview back in 1989... 'The Last Of The Famous International Playboys are Bowie, Bolan, Devoto and me.' - NME 11th February 1989. Also for the record, the photograph was intended for the INSIDE of the artwork).


THE NEXT DAY: REVISED WORLDWIDE RELEASE DATES
7th February 2013

The Next Day by David Bowie Update: #2 DAVID BOWIE's soon-to-be released new studio album 'The Next Day' has some slightly revised release dates across the world.

       March 8th: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland.
       March 11th: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, UK, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, Latin America, Asia, New Zealand.
       March 12th: Canada, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Spain, USA.
       March 13th: Japan (exclusive 4th bonus track).
       March 15th: Australia.

The Next Day is to be released in three different formats and all are available to pre-order NOW... Audio CD Deluxe Edition / Audio CD / Vinyl [2 LPs] and Exclusive Japanese Blu-spec CD2

From davidbowie.com


BECK PERFORMS S+V
7th February 2013

BECK recorded an eight-minute version of DAVID BOWIE's 'Sound And Vision' with an 167-piece ensemble Tuesday night that will launch the Lincoln motor company's online "Hello, Again" series.

Beck performed the track from Bowie's 1977 album 'Low' in the round on a soundstage on the 20th Century Fox lot.

Wearing a fedora and bejeweled black jacket, the artist performed with an acoustic guitar on a circular center stage surrounded by the 300-member audience. Musicians formed the outer ring and they came from all corners: a string orchestra of first-call studio musicians, the Dap-Kings, members of the USC marching band, a CalArts gamelan ensemble, a Peruvian charango group, Fred Martin's choir from Colorado and L.A.'s Millennium Choir plus an unnamed nine-guitarist group and a Theremin player.

The performance will be posted at Lincoln.com starting February 10th at 1 p.m. PST/4 p.m. EST.

You can read the whole article and view photos over at billboard.com website.


LUST FOR LIFE BIOPIC
6th February 2013

Lust For Life movie UK production company Altered Image Films and Germany's Egoli Tossell Film AG are currently working together on a feature film looking at life in 1970s West Berlin through the eyes of rock stars DAVID BOWIE and IGGY POP.

'Lust for Life' directed by Gabriel Range and scripted by Robin French, follows the two musicians time in the divided German city during 1976 when creativity and experimentation lived side-by-side with socio-political unrest.

Taking Berlin as its central character the movie will look at the influence on both music and style exerted on and absorbed from Berlin by the two stars.

Co-produced by Range and Nina Schermer of Altered Image and Egoli Tossell's Jens Meurer, the film has received development funding from national film agencies Creative England and FFA German National Filmboard.


GOD BLESS THE GIRL JAPANESE BONUS
5th February 2013

Update: According to the Sony Music Entertainment in Japan DAVID BOWIE's new studio album 'The Next Day' gets FOUR bonus release tracks namely 'So She', 'Plan', 'I'll Take You There' and 'God Bless The Girl' on the Japanese-only Blu-spec CD2 'limited release' [Cat. No: SICP-30127] and digital download.

The album is now scheduled for release in Japan on 14th March and has the following tracklisting:

The Next Day by David Bowie        01. The Next Day
       02. Dirty Boys
       03. The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
       04. Love Is Lost
       05. Where Are We Now?
       06. Valentine's Day
       07. If You Can See Me
       08. I'd Rather Be High
       09. Boss of Me
       10. Dancing Out In Space
       11. How Does The Grass Grow?
       12. (You Will) Set the World On Fire
       13. You Feel So Lonely You Could Die
       14. Heat

[Bonus tracks]:
       15. So She
       16. Plan
       17. I'll Take You There
       18. God Bless The Girl

Blu-spec CD2 is the next generation Compact Disc that employs the Phase Transition Mastering, the technology developed for mastering of Blu-ray discs, to further perfect the acclaimed characteristics of Blu-spec CD2. Fully compatible with standard CD players, Blu-spec CD2 completely alters the experience of music.

So what's Blu-spec CD2 I hear you say?... On 28th September 2012, Sony Music Entertainment Japan announced 'Blu-spec CD2' or BSCD2, a progession of the Blu-spec CD format which employs a more precise Blu-ray Disc cutting machine, a master disc that is made from the same smooth material as silicon wafers for chip manufacture, and a different recording layer material for the master disc. Sony refers to this process as 'Phase Transition Mastering'. A Blu-spec CD2 disc can be played on ALL CD players and does not require a blue laser to be read.

The Next Day is to be released in three different formats and all are available to pre-order NOW... Audio CD Deluxe Edition / Audio CD / Vinyl [2 LPs] and Exclusive Japanese Blu-spec CD2 release dates start from 8th March through to 15th March worldwide.


FUNKY LITTLE BOAT RACE
4th February 2013

Milliyet Sanat David Bowie cover Feb 2013 As you can see DAVID BOWIE graces the front cover of Turkish art magazine MILLIYET SANAT for their February issue.

The cover blurb states: 'Uzay mesih'in dunyaya dondu' which translates into English as 'Messiah into the world froze in space'.

Literal translation states: Culture and Arts: 'This month, 10 years after the new album 'The Next Day,' which will release the nationality of David Bowie cover art also signed a special interview'.

If your Turkish is better than mine... more details and information can be found over at milliyetsanat.com website.

(Ed. Where's Erdal when you need him!)


ALADDIN SANE 40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
4th February 2013

Press release: DAVID BOWIE - 40TH ANNIVERSARY REMASTER OF ALADDIN SANE.

Formats: CD / Mastered for iTunes digital download / standard digital download.

RELEASE DATE: 15th APRIL 2013.

Aladdin Sane 40th Anniversary Edition Parlophone Label Group are excited to announce the release of a 40th anniversary edition of David Bowie's groundbreaking Aladdin Sane - the follow up to 1972's The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars.

Originally released through RCA Victor on 13th April 1973, Aladdin Sane was David Bowie's sixth album, co-produced by Bowie and Ken Scott. This was an incredibly busy time for Bowie - Ziggy Stardust had made him a massive star in the UK and he was touring extensively in the US, where most of the album's songs were written whilst on the road. Recorded at Trident Studios, London and RCA Studios, New York and Nashville, between 6th October and 24th January 1973, it was be to be the last album that the Spiders' line-up of Mick Ronson (guitar, piano, backing vocals), Trevor Bolder (bass) and Mick 'Woody' Woodmansey (drums) would appear on. It was to feature the debut of one of Bowie's new collaborators, avant-jazz pianist Mike Garson. In addition to vocals, Bowie himself played guitar, harmonica, keyboards and saxophone on the album.

Described by Bowie as "Ziggy goes to America," Aladdin Sane saw him create a rockier, more frenetic album than its predecessor, with The Rolling Stones a possible influence on album opener 'Watch That Man' and a transgressive cover of their song, 'Let's Spend The Night Together'. Elsewhere, Muddy Waters' influence could be heard in the riff of the UK #2 single, 'The Jean Genie' and the "futuristic nostalgia" of 'Drive-In Saturday' - which charted at #3 in the UK - was inspired by 1950s doo-wop. 'Cracked Actor', possibly David's most decadent moment, was written after he had toured Hollywood Boulevard, translating the images and environment into raw rock 'n' roll. The addition of Mike Garson and his remarkable talents, infused some of the album's key tracks, in particular the title track with its dissonant improvisation, the Brechtian cabaret of 'Time' and album closer 'Lady Grinning Soul' with an edgy, schizophrenic quality.

Pre-orders for the album in the UK were a staggering 100,000 (not seen since the heyday of The Beatles). It was Bowie's first UK #1 album, and a US Billboard #17 album.

This 40th anniversary edition has been remastered by Ray Staff at London's AIR Studios. Ray cut the original LP during his time at Trident Studios and has received plaudits for his remastering of the Ziggy Stardust 40th anniversary edition last year.

Aladdin Sane 40th Anniversary Edition tracklisting:

       01. Watch That Man
       02. Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?)
       03. Drive-In Saturday
       04. Panic In Detroit
       05. Cracked Actor
       06. Time
       07. The Prettiest Star
       08. Let's Spend the Night Together
       09. The Jean Genie
       10. Lady Grinning Soul

The 40th anniversary remaster of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars will also be made available on iTunes as 'Mastered for iTunes' on the same date.

You can pre-order the Aladdin Sane 40th Anniversary Edition NOW.


ELLE MAGAZINE BOWIE COMPETITION
3rd February 2013

ELLE magazine are currently running a DAVID BOWIE competition to win goodies for the upcoming 'David Bowie Is' exhibition at the V&A Museum in London.

One winner will receive:
- 2 tickets to the V&A's exclusive Members' Preview of David Bowie is on Friday 22 March, including tickets to the curators' talk at 3pm.
- A goody bag (and one for your guest) including:
- An exclusive V&A David Bowie is a face in the crowd exhibition bag including the David Bowie is exhibition hardback book signed by the curators and exclusive V&A David Bowie is watching you t-shirt.

Two runners up will receive:
- A pair of exhibition tickets.
- An exclusive V&A David Bowie is a face in the crowd exhibition bag.
- A postcard book - the wallet has 16 postcards and is an exclusive compilation of highlights from the exhibition - David Bowie's original handwritten lyrics for Ziggy Stardust, Kansai Yamamoto's creations for the Aladdin Sane tour, the Union Flag coat designed by Bowie and Alexander McQueen for the Earthling album cover, and also includes photographs by Brian Duffy, Terry O'Neill and Mick Rock.

(All products are created exclusively for the V&A and courtesy of The David Bowie Archive).

Please visit elleuk.com for full details on how to enter.


BECK REWORKS SOUND AND VISION
2nd February 2013

BECK is currently working with Chris Milk on a special one-time performance an imaginative re-working of DAVID BOWIE's 1977 hit single 'Sound and Vision'.

Lincoln Now reports:...

How do you re-create a classic song from one of rock 'n' roll's greatest, most iconic, most revolutionary musicians ever? You don't. You completely reimagine it.

At least that's what Beck has set out to do in an upcoming performance of David Bowie's classic song, 'Sound and Vision' for the new "Hello, Again" series from Lincoln.

Beck's been no stranger to reinvention throughout his career. He's seemingly reinvented himself with every release as he fuses folk, rock, country, funk and a dozen other genres into sounds that stay fresh after thousands of listens. In fact, his latest work, 'Song Reader' is a new take on the album altogether, consisting of 20 songs of sheet music intended to be reinterpreted and shared by thousands of different musicians across the globe.

So it comes as no surprise that Beck's latest endeavor with Lincoln is no different. For Beck, the project isn't about taking Bowie's song note for note, but rather rebuilding the feeling and emotion of the song one note at a time into a symphony of sounds ranging from a horn section to a musical saw.

Beck's plans include, but are not limited to, a completely new arrangement of Bowie's classic tune with an added chorus and extended jam sessions. Layer upon layer of different musicians performing separate pieces of the song together on a stage. And finally a 360-degree concert recording, using binaural microphones that will broadcast the show to the online audience, giving them the feeling of actually being there.

'Sound and Vision' may sound quite different from David Bowie's 1977 version by the time Beck is finished with it, but all the pieces will still be there.

And as ambitious as Beck may be, perhaps he's uncovered the only way there is to make something old and timeless and perfect, completely new again. Break it apart. Pick up the pieces. And start over again. We'd like to think we know a little something about that as well.

So prepare yourself to say "Hello, Again" to the past with some of today's most creative icons, as they transform classic works of art, fashion, film, and music into entirely new, fresh, original creations.



Stay tuned for more reimagined projects at Hello-Again.com


ZACK INTERVIEW IN RS
1st February 2013

Now the cat is out of the bag, drummer ZACHARY ALFORD speaks to ROLLING STONE magazine and gets interviewed by Andy Greene.

Zack reveals more information on the secretive recording sessions for the new DAVID BOWIE album 'The Next Day'.

Highlights include:

He asked if you were available, but he didn't tell you it was for a new album?

"There was a time where I didn't know what it was. He wouldn't even say where it was or what it was. I remember [bassist] Gail [Ann Dorsey] and I talking about it, like, 'Oh, did he contact you too?' 'Yeah, he contacted me.' 'What's it for?' 'I don't know.'

"We didn't know if it was a performance or a recording or anything. It wasn't until maybe a week before that he said, 'Yes, be here at this studio on this day.' Then somehow it leaked out."

What do you mean?

"Well, I got an email from David saying, 'Do you know a photographer named so and so?' I could find the name, but I don't remember offhand. I said, 'No.' It's a good thing I didn't know him. [Laughs] Apparently this photographer had called someone from David's office and asked if it was OK for him to take pictures of David at the studio. They were like, 'What? Who told you there was even a session?' Obviously, someone from the studio leaked it out. We got an email after that saying, 'OK, change of plan. We're doing it at Magic Shop.'"

Do you know any of the songs titles?

"They've changed. The only ones that have remained from my initial days are 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)' and . . . is there one called 'Ya Ya?'"


Make sure that you read the whole interview at the rollingstone.com website.


TMWFTE MAY ROUTH SCRIPT
2nd February 2013

The Man Who Fell To Earth - May Routh script Just listed up on eBay is DAVID BOWIE's costumer MAY ROUTH original script from 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' movie.

The starting bid is US $1,200 (approximately £764 GBP) with 1 day currently remaining.

Sellers description: The Man Who Fell To Earth original, production-used screenplay by PAUL MAYERSBERG, from the archives of David Bowie's costumer on the film, May Routh. David can be seen wearing Routh's iconic costumes from The Man Who Fell To Earth on the covers of his albums Low and Station To Station.

This is Routh's ORIGINAL script, complete with her notes, and is not a reproduction of any kind. The script runs 171 pages, including pink pages dated March 7th, 1975 denoting rewrites. Routh's name is handwritten on the first page. Her name is also written on each of the sets of rewritten pages.

Check out eBay to view several large sized sample pages.


SOME (NO) BODY
1st February 2013

David Bowie - Some (No) Body David Bowie - Some (No) Body Updated: Currently in the pipeline over in France... ORIGINAL EDITIONS are to publish a new DAVID BOWIE deluxe GIANT photo book containing 300 photographs with comes with its own easel!

This limited edition 70cm x 48cm entitled 'David Bowie - Some (No) Body' is published on 8th March.

Part One contains a collection of rare pictures from 1963 to 1983, Part Two covers the last A Reality show through to 2013 includes the silent era and Part Three features a Collectors section with the 20 plus important pieces including the 'Liza Jane' acetate.

You can check out some photographs from the book on the BW Message Board.

I can't see anything on their website at the moment, but hopefully more details and information can be found over at the originaleditions.fr website shortly.

Thanks to PhilGlam and Philippe Auliac for the updates.


DAVID BOWIE: A LIFE IN PICTURES
1st February 2013

David Bowie: A Life In Pictures Currently in the pipeline is DAVID BOWIE: A LIFE IN PICTURES by author Chris Welch.

This 160-page hardcover book is scheduled for publication on 11th April 2013 by Carlton Books Ltd.

Synopsis: David Bowie is the international figure all starry-eyed hopefuls aspire to when setting out on a path to fame and fortune in the music industry - whether they know it or not. The man had a glittering career fuelled by the spirit of reinvention - he left over 20 albums in his wake - and was as colourful musically as he was dressed. If a picture says a thousand words, this book ranks as the definitive manual on how to leave a lasting legacy in the art scene.

You can pre-order David Bowie: A Life In Pictures and receive a massive 36% guaranteed discount.


DAVID NOMINATED IN NME AWARDS
1st February 2013

DAVID BOWIE has been nominated in THREE categories in the NME Awards 2013.

David appears in the following categories: 'Best Music Video', 'Music Moment Of The Year' and 'Hero Of The Year'.

Best Music Video
       'Oblivion' Grimes
       'Bad Girls' MIA
       'Where Are We Now?' David Bowie
       'R U Mine?' Arctic Monkeys
       'Don't Save Me' Haim
       'Feels Like We Only Go Backwards' Tame Impala

Music Moment Of The Year
       David Bowie returns
       The Stone Roses play Heaton Park
       Olympics opening ceremony
       The Rolling Stones play London's O2 Arena
       Green Day's secret set at Reading Festival
       Pussy Riot's punk prayer

Hero Of The Year
       David Bowie
       Bradley Wiggins
       Pussy Riot
       Barack Obama
       Frank Ocean
       Dave Grohl

The Awards, which take place at the end of this month on Wednesday 27th February in its new home at London's Troxy will honour new bands, cult heroes and rock legends across twenty-two different categories voted for by music fans.

You can check out the nominations in full and vote at nme.com


THE MAN WHO CHARMED THE WORLD
1st February 2013

David Bowie - Face to Face with The Man Who Charmed the World DVD The BIO CHANNEL have their DAVID BOWIE documentary 'Face to Face with The Man Who Charmed the World' all set for a DVD release this month on Monday 11th February from the History Channel Studio.

From Major Tom to Ziggy Stardust, these are the many faces of David Bowie.

Master of musical and artistic reinvention, movie actor, and accomplished visual artist, David Bowie has few peers in the music scene capable of matching his breadth of talents.

With more than 20 albums to his name, he has performed as a solo artist and as a member of more than ten groups and has sold 140 million copies worldwide.

His personal musical journey of nearly fifty years ranges from psychedelic to glam rock, soul, R & B and electronic with collaborators running the gamut from Lou Reed to Bing Crosby.

This concise biography takes us through Bowie's history, with contributions from many of his friends and peers.

       Format: PAL
       Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe)
       Number of discs: 1
       Classification: Exempt
       Studio: History Channel
       DVD Release Date: 11th Feb 2013
       Run Time: 43 minutes

You can pre-order David Bowie - Face to Face with The Man Who Charmed the World [DVD] NOW.


GOLDEN YEARS 1970-1980
1st February 2013

I believe ROGER GRIFFIN in Australia has just sent his final draft of his forthcoming book BOWIE GOLDEN YEARS 1970-1980 to his publishers Ominbus Press - scheduled for publication on 30th June 2013.

Synopsis: David Bowie's career is defined by the 70s, his golden years. This book chronicles Bowie's creative life during that decade in a year by year, month by month, day by day format, placing his works in their historical, personal and creative contexts. Every live performance: when and where and who played with him. Every known recording: session details, who played on it, who produced it and release details. Every collaboration is also covered, including production and guest appearances. Film, stage and television appearances: Bowie brought his theatrical training into every performance and created a new form of rock spectacle. Follows Bowie on his journeys across the countries that fired his imagination and inspired his greatest work. A detailed illustrated discography documenting every Bowie recording during this period, including tracks he left in the vault. Many of these ended up on reissues and compilations, which are covered comprehensively - an invaluable reference work.

Roger Griffin is a graphic designer, artist and music researcher. He has authored several music websites since 2000 including bowiegoldenyears.com - having followed Bowie's career ever since hearing him in 1973.

You can now pre-order David Bowie: The Golden Years NOW and receive a guaranteed discount of 36%.


DAVID BOWIE IS... PUBLICATION
1st February 2013

David Bowie Is by Victoria Broakes and Geoffrey Marsh The V&A are publishing a DAVID BOWIE companion book to coincide with their upcoming exhibition next month.

'David Bowie Is' by Victoria Broakes and Geoffrey Marsh is available in a deluxe hardcover version on 23rd March.

Synopis: David Bowie is a pioneering artist and performer whose career has spanned nearly 50 years and brought him international acclaim. He has sold over 140 million albums, and been cited as a major influence on contemporary artists and designers working across the creative arts. This is the first book produced with access to the David Bowie archive of performance costume, ephemera and original artwork by the artist, which is brought together to present a completely new perspective on his creative work and collaborations.

The book traces his career from its beginnings in London, through the breakthroughs of Space Oddity and Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and on to his impact on the larger international tradition of twentieth-century avant-garde art. Essays by V&A curators on Bowie's London, image, and influence on the fashion world, are complemented by Christopher Frayling, Mark Kermode and Philip Hoare on film; Howard Goodall on musicology; Camille Paglia on gender and decadence; and Jon Savage on Bowie's relationship with William Burroughs and his fans.

Update: Fancy a sneak preview of this forthcoming publication? CLICK HERE to view thirty-three pdf pages via the ISSUU website.

You can now pre-order the Deluxe Hardback version and receive a massive 45% discount!

Update: There is to be a Signed Collector's Special Edition of David Bowie Is.... the Collector's Special Edition will be clothbound and feature a lithographic print signed by David Bowie himself and bound into the book. Each edition will be numbered, cased in Perspex and handfinished. Only 500 copies will be printed.Priced at £395, 'David Bowie Is' Collector's Special Edition will be published on 23rd March.

They will have 300 copies available to pre-order online from January 2013. If you would like to register your interest early, please enter your details here and they will contact you when the Collector's Edition becomes available to pre-order to take your payment details.

The balance of stock will be released in-store and online in March 2013 as part of the launch of the exclusive product range to accompany the David Bowie is exhibition. As the Collector's Edition develops further details will be posted here.

If you have any questions please call Customer Service on 020 7942 2696 who will be happy to help.


DAVID BOWIE IS... AT THE V&A
1st February 2013

The V&A have announced full details of the DAVID BOWIE exhibition to be held in London next month...

David Bowie is Exhibition at the Victorian & Albert Museum David Bowie Is: About the Exhibition.

The V&A has been given unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive to curate the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie - one of the most pioneering and influential performers of modern times. David Bowie is will explore the creative processes of Bowie as a musical innovator and cultural icon, tracing his shifting style and sustained reinvention across five decades.

The V&A's Theatre and Performance curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh have selected more than 300 objects that will be brought together for the very first time. They include handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs, Bowie's own instruments and album artwork.

The exhibition will explore the broad range of Bowie's collaborations with artists and designers in the fields of fashion, sound, graphics, theatre, art and film. On display will be more than 300 objects including Ziggy Stardust bodysuits (1972) designed by Freddie Burretti, photography by Brian Duffy; album sleeve artwork by Guy Peellaert and Edward Bell; visual excerpts from films and live performances including The Man Who Fell to Earth, music videos such as Boys Keep Swinging and set designs created for the Diamond Dogs tour (1974). Alongside these will be more personal items such as never-before-seen storyboards, handwritten set lists and lyrics as well as some of Bowie's own sketches, musical scores and diary entries, revealing the evolution of his creative ideas.

       What: David Bowie Is.
       When: Saturday 23rd March until Saturday 28th July.
       Where: Victoria & Albert, Exhibition Space Two, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL.

In partnership with Gucci. Sound Experience by Sennheiser.

David Bowie is: Visitor and Ticket Information.

BOOKING INFORMATION:

Timed tickets are in operation. Advance booking is strongly recommended.

Free to V&A Members.

Book online
Prices:
£15.50 Full (including donation*).
£12.50 Senior citizens (including donation*).
£14.00 Full.
£11.00 Senior citizens.
£9.00 Full-time students, 12-17 year olds, ES40 holders, disabled people.
£23.00/£37.00 Family tickets (1 adult & 2 12-17 year olds / 2 adults & 2 12-17 year olds).
Plus £1 handling charge per transaction.

*If you donate a minimum of 10% on top of your ticket price and are a UK tax payer, the Gift Aid scheme means we can claim back the tax you have already paid on the earnings used to buy the ticket. This means we can claim an additional 25p for every £1 you give us - vital support for our work.

Book in person at the V&A: Prices as above. No handling charge or booking fee.

Book by phone: +44 [0]20 7907 7073 (more than 48 hours prior to visit only).

Prices:
£17.30 Full (including donation*).
£14.10 Senior citizens (including donation*).
£10.60 Full-time students, 12-17 year olds, ES40 holders, disabled people.
£26.20 Family of 3 (one adult & two 12-17-year-olds).
£40.70 Family of 4 (two adults & two 12-17-year-olds).
Includes booking fee per ticket.

Free tickets and member rates: Free to under-12s, carers accompanying disabled people, V&A Members and Patrons, ICOM / Museum Association card holders, Blue Badge Guides, American and International Friends of the V&A. Half-price tickets for Art Fund and D&AD members.

Groups (10+ visitors): 10% discount. Call +44 [0]20 7942 2211 to book. Special talks and tours are available to complement the exhibition. Call +44[0]20 7942 2211 or email bookings.office@vam.ac.uk

Educational Groups (10+ visitors): Admission is £2 per person for school, college and university groups booking at least 10 days in advance. Call +44 [0]20 7942 2211 to book (all pre-bookings are timed entry).

Community Groups (10+ visitors): Admission is free to community groups booking at least 10 days in advance. Call +44 [0]20 7942 2211 to book (all pre-bookings are timed entry).

Visitor Information. Exhibition opening times:
23rd March until 28th July 2013.
Daily 10:00-17:30 [last ticket sold 16:45, last entry 17:00].
Friday 10:00-21:30 [last ticket sold 20:45, last entry 21:00].
Exhibition closes 15 minutes prior to the Museum closing.

Late night opening: The V&A is open late every Friday - why not take this opportunity to visit David Bowie is, meet friends and have a drink in our cafe-bar.

London Underground: The Museum is a 5-minute walk from South Kensington London Underground station (Piccadilly, Circle and District Lines) and a 10-minute walk from Knightsbridge London Underground station (Piccadilly Line).

Buses: The C1, 14, 74 and 414 stop outside the Cromwell Road entrance. The Open Tour stop outside the Museum as part of their Double Decker Bus sightseeing tour of London.

Access: There is full access to the galleries. We have a wide range of services for disabled visitors. Call +44 [0]20 7942 2766 or textphone +44 [0]20 7942 2002 for details. For more information on access, see V&A Disability Information

Photography: We are not able to allow photography in the temporary exhibitions due to copyright restrictions.

Tickets are ON SALE NOW. For more details and information visit the vam.ac.uk website.






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