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KEEP YOUR 'LECTRIC EYE ON EBAY
29th March 2013

David Bowie Loving The Alien studio artwork Currently up for grabs over on eBay are a whole lot of original studio artwork for various DAVID BOWIE releases.


'Loving The Alien' EMI America 7" cut-out picture disc studio artwork - starting bid £199.99 - 5 days remaining - VIEW HERE

'Loving The Alien' EMI America 12" inch inner sleeve studio artwork - starting bid £149.99 - 5 days remaining - VIEW HERE

David Bowie picture disc artwork 'Underground' 12" cut-out picture disc b-side studio artwork - Buy It Now £149 - VIEW HERE

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'Day In-Day Out' special limited edition box red 7" vinyl studio artwork - starting bid £99.99 - 4 days remaining - VIEW HERE

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David Bowie Never Let MeDown window stickers artwork 'Never Let Me Down' promotional window stickers artwork - current bid £49.99 - 3 days remaining - VIEW HERE

'Blue Jean' poster for the single studio artwork - Buy It Now £99 - VIEW HERE

'Day-In Day-Out' full page Music Week advertisement artwork - Buy-It-Now £79 - VIEW HERE

'Labyrinth' full page Trax advertisement artwork - starting bid £69.99 - VIEW HERE

'Underground' the video single studio artwork - starting bid £39.99 - 3 days remaining - VIEW HERE


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AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
29th March 2013

Laif magazine Poland April 2013 DAVID BOWIE adorns the front cover of Polish magazine LAIF for their April issue. Inside there is a four-page article complete with photographs...

Check out an interview over on GOING THRU' VINYL with guitarist GERRY LEONARD who talks about his career and working with DAVID BOWIE on The Next Day album... coincidently done on Valentine's Day - [Listen here]...

The DAVID BOWIE weekend on BBC 6 MUSIC is currently underway. 6 Music salutes the musical virtuoso that is David Bowie throughout Easter with a multitude of programmes. Visit bbc.co.uk website to view the full schedule...

DAVID BOWIE Weekend - check out bbc.co.uk to view what programmes are coming up and there's also Cerys Matthews and Johnnie Walker visiting the V&A David Bowie Is exhibition. If there's anything you've missed go here and spend a few hours listening...

NOW PLAYING @6Music are asking DAVID BOWIE fans to help create the 'Ultimate David Bowie Playlist'. Happening this Sunday (31st) from 6pm (GMT) it's part of a wider celebration of Bowie on 6 Music. Check out the blog about the Ultimate David Bowie Playlist to see how you can get involved...

SENNHEISER co-sponsors of the 'DAVID BOWIE Is' exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum have created a 'behind the scenes' movie about the exhibition. 'David Bowie is behind the scenes' - [View here]...

I'm hearing from several different sources... DAVID BOWIE... The Next Day album... Paul Smith... limited edition translucent red vinyl... April 14th...


DAVID BOWIE: THE SPACE'S ODYSSEY
28th March 2013

Digital arts channel THE SPACE has just published five short films, made in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum, which each explores the genius of DAVID BOWIE on occasion of the first full-scale retrospective of his career, David Bowie Is, at the V&A in London.

Featuring insight from the curators of the exhibition, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, music journalist Paul Morley as well as film maker Alan Yentob, the films examine the many facets of David Bowie, as well as the fascination with his creative output across the past five decades.

The five films are:

The Space: Five David Bowie Movies        An Exhibition Overview - from Victoria Broaches.
       Bowie in Berlin - Paul Morley.
       Cracked Actor - Alan Yentob talking about his iconic Arena film.
       Space Oddity - Geoffrey March on that famous track.
       David Bowie Is - Paul Morley on how he came up with the exhibition title.

And guess what? Yes you can watch all five movies here

From Harry Cymbler (Director).


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
28th March 2013

Check out the popular iTunes podcast ICON Season 1 Episode 8 PAUL BUCKMASTER on DAVID BOWIE's 'Space Oddity' with Paul Doty and Roman Guzman. ICON takes the most iconic albums of our lifetime, and explores the behind the scenes stories with those who were there. In this episode, Paul and Roman sit down with Grammy award winning arranger Paul Buckmaster to about David Bowie's Space Oddity - [Listen here]...

The latest issue of CLASSIC ROCK magazine (issue #183) (Led Zeppelin front cover) contains a nine-page DAVID BOWIE article covering his character Aladdin Sane / Ziggy in America. The front cover blurb states: Bowie! Inside Aladdin Sane. David Bowie - it's 40 years this month since the release of Aladdin Sane. His last album with the Spiders From Mars, it was inspired by the USA and steeped in sex, drugs and ruthless ambition...

Check out an article published in LA MONNTAGNE in France where photographer PHILLIPPE AULIAC talks to Christine Moutte about photographing rock stars such as DAVID BOWIE and Iggy Pop - [Read here]...

Listen to an interview on SoundCloud with drummer ZACHARY ALFORD from last month. Zack's latest work you obviously know includes playing on DAVID BOWIE's new album 'The Next Day'. He also discusses his early years, others he has played with and more during this half hour interview - [Listen here] - [from AndreaDoria]...

HARPER'S BAZAAR publish a Special Collectors Edition magazine. This April, to celebrate this definitive DAVID BOWIE moment and complement the opening of David Bowie is at the V&A, Bazaar asked British artist TRACEY EMIN to create a limited-edition cover for the magazine in his honour, as well as contribute a personal memoir of their friendship. This unique cover, of which only 200 have been produced, features a previously unseen neon artwork by Emin with the words 'You Loved Me Like a Distant Star' alongside a message reading 'Thank You Mr Bowie, Tracey Emin 2013'. Inside the April issue, Emin recalls the first time she met the legend and writes about their longstanding friendship and the impact his lyrics have had on her life - [Read here]...


ABSOLUTE RADIO NEW BOWIE 3-PART DOCUMENTARY
28th March 2013

ABSOLUTE RADIO in the UK is celebrating DAVID BOWIE's comeback with a three-part documentary charting his life and career.

Comedian, composer and Bowie fan TIM MINCHIN will narate David Bowie Is, which has been developed by Absolute in conjunction with London's V&A Museum, currently home to an exhibition on the creator of Ziggy Stardust and Life On Mars?

Minchin said: "David Bowie is a master of re-invention, one of the most iconic musicians of all time and a hero of mine. His story has been told before, but never like this."

Put together by TBI Media, whose previous work with Absolute includes Sony Award-winning documentaries on Blur and Coldplay, it will include contributions from Bowie's childhood friend and artist George Underwood, touring guitarist John "Hutch" Hutchinson and his guitarist Mick Ronson's widow Suzi.

Part one covers Brixton to Ziggy (1947-1973), part two Thin White Duke to Scary Monsters (1973 to 1980) and part three Let's Dance to The Next Day (1980 to 2013). It will be broadcast from 7pm on consecutive Sundays starting on April 7th and be accompanied by a series of short online films featuring original material and interviews.

       April 7th: Brixton to Ziggy (1947-1973) (Part 1 of 3), Absolute Radio, UK, 7.00pm.
       April 14th: Thin White Duke to Scary Monsters (1973 to 1980) (Part 2 of 3), Absolute Radio, UK, 7.00pm.
       April 21st: Let's Dance to The Next Day (1980 to 2013) (Part 3 of 3), Absolute Radio, UK, 7.00pm.


Tune in online at absoluteradio.co.uk

By Paul Williams at MusicWeek


'DAVID BOWIE IS' MORE TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
27th March 2013

David Bowie Is at the V&A Due to unprecedented demand more tickets have now been made available for the DAVID BOWIE Is exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Some of the evening times have been increased and there are more tickets available for SUNDAY visiting.

To check the new times available and book tickets please visit the TICKET SALES section.


For people wanting to visit the David Bowie Is exhibition which now rus until 11th August it is advised to book tickets in advance if you know your preferred date and time. However, if you look at their web site it does say 'there are a very limited number of tickets available to buy in person at the V&A on the day'. So if you do not know your plans in advance you can always just turn up and risk it.

I contacted the V&A who said that tickets will be available first thing at 10.00 am - so make sure you are there at 9.45 to be first in the queue. Tickets will be for various times throughout the day so there may be a considerable gap until your slot... but there is always Harrods up the road, and of course the Sukita Photo exhibition at Snap Galleries.


Also one particular special V&A event day to be aware of takes place on Saturday 27th April which part of the Bowie Weekender.

David Bowie Is Sound and Vision starts at 11am through to 16.00 in the Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre.

For this 'Study Day' join experts, fans and collaborators including: Kevin Cann, Paul Gorman, Dana Gillespie, Toby Manning and Holly Johnson to unpack Bowie's unique style, sound and staging. For more details and information check out vam.ac.uk/whatson

Over on the V&A Channel you can view an 8-minute movie covering the gala dinner and private viewing for 'David Bowie is'. In attendance were some of the most well known names in music, the media, film, fashion and art. Speaking to Tracey Emin, Tilda Swinton, Gary Kemp and Sir David Frost, among many others, they asked for opinions on Bowie's success, his greatest moments and, of course, the V&A exhibition dedicated to the pop mastermind. - [VIEW HERE]


'THE PERIODIC TABLE OF BOWIE' EXCLUSIVE BW OFFER
26th March 2013

'DAVID BOWIE IS' is now well underway at London's Victoria & Albert, the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie. The exhibition explores 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 items that the exhibition brings together for the first time, including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, set designs, photographs and other artwork, as well as Bowie's own instruments and artwork.

Here Geoff Marsh interviews one of the featured artists, PAUL ROBERTSON, on his piece in the exhibition.


Artist Paul Robertson with Silver Cell Bowie GEOFF MARSH: The Periodic Table of Bowie is an extraordinarily effective and simple way of integrating a complex web of connections, influences and associations into a single diagram. How did you start constructing it for Bowie?

PAUL ROBERTSON: I use the structure of the 'Periodic Table' in my art for a number of reasons. Firstly, my background is in science. Before I became an artist-curator, I specialised in avian neurophysiology and pharmacology. My approach to art, whether acting as an artist, curator or a collector/dealer, has always been analytical and investigative. I think that comes from my scientific training. Secondly, I am interested in how relationships within certain models, such as the periodic table, can be used to create false taxonomies and influence how one sees a subject.

There are ten recognised "families" of elements in the real chemical table, and it is the creative manipulation of those connections that make the tables I create different from the others that exist. I usually think about a subject and try to tease out ten "themes" or areas of prevalence. With Bowie - and I have been a long term fan of his music right back to when I first heard Starman in 1973 on Top of the Pops - I imagined him right in the middle of the table and began to piece together names of his influences. They in turn were moved around so that they had some relationship with each other. There is also a sort of colour "pun" in The Periodic Table of Bowie. I'm waiting for someone to notice it.

GEOFF: The 'corners' are anchored by Wilde, Warhol, Basquiat and Iman - four extraordinary and, in their own field, highly creative individuals. Of the four, do you think one is more important than the others?

PAUL: One 'corner' Bowie never met, another corner is his wife, one he portrayed as an actor, and the other he met socially through his (or their) fame. So while I think they all influenced him either directly or indirectly, the influences are really quite different.

As to whom is the most important, I'm tempted to say Wilde simply because of the range of ways in which Oscar Wilde has influenced the entire English language, culture, sexuality and beyond, but I think that is unfair to Iman who presumably influences David Bowie on a more profound daily basis. There is a reason why she is the only single letter 'symbol' on the work. Warhol and Basquiat are different again. The former met David Bowie in 1971 (the same year that the song 'Andy Warhol' was written), although I think the influence of Warhol on Bowie was more mediated through general culture and Warhol's near universal presence in the American avant garde. In 1996 Bowie then played Warhol in Julian Schnabel's biopic of the Afro-American artist.

GEOFF: I am sure that people will argue about who has not been included and it must have been difficult selecting the final list. If three more elements were discovered in 2013, who would be your additions?

PAUL: Gosh, that's tricky! Deciding who to include was incredibly difficult. There were names I originally included in the table but then deleted. Even now I keep thinking of new influences on Bowie that could be added or placed differently. Tony Defries is there, for instance, because of his clear influence on bringing Bowie to the USA and the crazy methods by which he brought David to the attention of the American media but, as you know, some of his influence was not positive, so I did wrestle with the idea of replacing him. If three new elements were discovered, and three new names could be added instead of replaced, that would be reasonably easy as I'm sure the influences on Bowie and of Bowie are limitless. There are certainly several influences from the 'Thin White Duke Era': in film alone perhaps the actor Klaus Kinski, the fictional Nosferatu from Lang's great film of the same name (played by Max Schreck), and the British actor Malcolm McDowell who starred in Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange and the wonderful IF. Everyday a new pop star seems to emerge who has been influenced by Bowie's back catalogue and the new album will no doubt spawn more. In ten years' time I guess I could re-do this table and probably replace a good number of the names with new important figures in pop and culture.

GEOFF: You obviously don't see Bowie as an element since he is not on the table. If all these 'elements' make up Bowieworld, what does it look like and where is it?

PAUL: Well, it is a very colourful and vibrant place. And while Bowie is not featured in the actual table itself, I have created a separate artwork "B" (actually entitled SILVER CELL BOWIE), which is his own cell. This has been released as a separate signed and numbered print, jointly purchased along with a limited edition signed and numbered version of The Periodic Table of Bowie.

This is intended to represent Bowie as a metaphorical starting point for a theoretical 'universe', BowieWonderWorld if you wish, and the periodic table containing all the cultural elements that make up its parts. If you took all of these elements together, then the resulting universe would have to be some alternative one. Perhaps it would collapse in on itself due to its overwhelming mass of wonderfulness and become a super-massive black hole at the centre of some galaxy of Pop.Hmm, I think I'm stretching the metaphor a bit too far here! But I do know that universe would be great fun to live in.


Robertson's Periodic Table of Bowie is featured in the 'David Bowie is' exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London from 23 March - 11 August 2013, in partnership with Gucci, sound experience by Sennheiser.

Artist signed copies of the limited edition "B" and Periodic Table of Bowie will be sold together as a single art piece on BowieWonderWorld for a limited time only.

If you're missing DAVID BOWIE is in London, don't miss the chance to own this original and one-of-a-kind artwork that reflects the whole of this cultural icon's career.

Purchasers of this exclusive set will be given an A2 artist signed and numbered copy of the 'missing' element (an edition of 300), as well as an A1 artist signed and numbered copy of The Periodic Table of Bowie. The works are expected to be displayed together by the owner to create this special edition.

To make your purchase please send your order to .

For more information on Paul Robertson's periodic tables, visit paulrobertsonart.com


WORKS FOR SALE:

Special Edition Bowie Cell and Periodic Table Limited Edition Print by Paul Robertson SPECIAL EDITION BOWIE CELL & PERIODIC TABLE - LIMITED PRINT TO 300 COPIES.

This special edition artwork is ONLY available to purchasers via BowieWonderWorld for a limited time.

The special edition comprises of two separate Giclee prints. The 'missing element' from the Periodic Table of Bowie is 594 x 420mm (23.4 x 16.5 inches) and is one of 300 artist signed and numbered prints in metallic silver and orange on 350gsm cartridge paper. Purchasers of this work are also given an artist signed and numbered 594 x 841mm (23.4 x 33.1) copy of The Periodic Table of Bowie also printed on 350gsm cartridge paper. The two works are expected to be displayed together by the owner to create this special edition.

Cost: £295 plus £10 packaging worldwide.



Periodic Table of Bowie Poster by Paul Robertson PERIODIC TABLE OF BOWIE POSTER - PAUL ROBERTSON

The final artwork in the major 'David Bowie is' exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. 594 x 420mm (23.4 x1 6.5 inches) on 300gsm satin paper.

Cost: £20 plus £5 packaging worldwide.


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DAVID BOWIE 'INTHESTUDIO' 30th ANNIVERSARY
26th March 2013

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: DAVID BOWIE 'InTheStudio' For 'Let's Dance' 30th Anniversary On The Dawn Of 'The Next Day'.

Dallas, TX - March 26, 2013. North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands "puts on its red shoes and dances the blues" this week with the ever-changing chameleon of rock, David Bowie. Far from David Bowie's first "comeback", thirty years ago he emerged from a protracted period of self-imposed exile in Berlin where he had virtually singlehandedly co-opted the best elements of Kraut Rock (Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Can, Neu!, Amon Düül) into a series of critically lauded if not best-selling albums Low, Lodger, "Heroes", and Scary Monsters, whose influence can now be seen in full bloom in today's wildly popular Electronica movement.

When Bowie's Let's Dance emerged in Spring 1983 with songs 'Modern Love', 'China Girl', 'Cat People' (with young unheralded Texas blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan), Metro's 'Criminal World', and the seven minute title strut, it put David back in heavy rotation on North American rock radio where he had been MIA since his previous "comeback" to rock, 1976's #1 seller Station to Station. In this weeks InTheStudio program with host Redbeard, Bowie explains the difference between rock music as change agent versus popular music.

"It's very important for an art form to be the way that only a certain group of people think. That's when it's still an incendiary device. But then when it just becomes the way that we ALL think, it's popular music. We all love popular music. Access to it is so easy. It's everywhere."

David Bowie 'Let's Dance' / InTheStudio interview is available to STREAM now.


I CAN SEE THE MAGAZINES
26th March 2013

Full Moon magazine Czech Republic March 2013 In the Czech Republic, DAVID BOWIE appears on the latest front cover of FULL MOON music magazine (issue #27).

Inside is a seven-page cover story, including TOP10, 'Speed of Life with David-san' and 'World Wide Intellect', along with few 'jokes' (on the back cover).

Check out their website for more details @ fullmoonmagazine.cz


The London magazine March 2013 DAVID BOWIE features on the front cover of THE LONDON magazine for their March issue. The front cover blurb states: 'Back to his roots: From Brixton to New Bond Street, why David Bowie will always be a Londoner'.

Inside there is a five-page article 'David Bowie's London'... He was born in Brixton, raised in Bromley and his first job was on New Bond Street - David Bowie's roots in the capital run deep.

The London Magazine is a monthly property magazine, which is hand-delivered to 85,000 pre-selected homes in prime areas of London. The magazine carries over 100 pages of property advertising from our member estate agents. It also carries non-property advertising on selected prime page positions.

You can read the article over at thelondonmagazine.co.uk website.


The Crack magazine March 2013 DAVID BOWIE adorns the front cover of THE CRACK magazine for their March issue and there is an inside feature.

The Crack magazine is a FREE culture and listings magazine. Published monthly in print and online, it covers entertainment and culture for the North East region of England. It provides comprehensive listings and previews on music, art, film, theatre, dance, comedy, gay-interest concerns and clubs, as well as articles relating to local fashion and local issues.

As well as newsagents throughout the North-East, The Crack is also available in the foyers of public spaces such as pubs, cafes and restaurants and also in those of cultural venues such as galleries, libraries and cinemas.

More details over at thecrackmagazine.com


ALEXA FOR MEN paid homage to DAVID BOWIE: The luxury fashion broadsheet for men from THE NEW YORK POST in Wednesday's issue.

Seeing Double: David Bowie, Rock's Greatest Chameleon and an uncanny Look-alike In Olympic Fencer and Model Race Imboden. Among the highlights were:

David Bowie's Berlin Years as Today's Style Inspiration: David Bowie is hot again. Bowie biographer Mark Spitz writes an essay about the rock god's re-emergence, and his ever-changing style, which has inspired generations. Earlier this year, Bowie stunned his fans by unexpectedly releasing his first album in a decade, "without as much as a Tweet for warning," as Spitz puts it. The Bowie archives are on exhibit at London's Victoria and Albert museum. And his Berlin years, when he abandoned the drug-fueled, opulent Los Angeles for a simple, Zen-like life in the then-divided city, are once again an inspiration for fashion. "I remember how shocking it was," says Camille Paglia, a Bowie enthusiast and contributor to the Bowie archives exhibit. "It was one of the great reversals in modern pop history: a radical simplification, which great artists do."

Bowie Lookalike Olympian: In a stunning photo spread, 19-year-old Brooklynite Race Imboden channels Bowie's style and look of the Berlin years. Currently one of the highest ranking fencers in the world, and an Olympian in the 2012 London Summer Games, the redhead has switched gears and turned to modeling. He just booked his first campaign as a Topman model, and poses as the music legend in a reverential spread by Alexa for Men. "Modeling is a nice contrast," he says. "It keeps me sane. Fencing is my primary passion, but when you do something all the time, it's easy for your perspective to get clouded. The fashion stuff helps me clear my head."

Check out 'Sound and vision' by Marc Spitz, which also features twelve lovely photographs... you can read the article over at nypost.com


TND: LATEST WORLDWIDE CHARTS
25th March 2013

The Next Day by David Bowie The new DAVID BOWIE album The Next Day debuted at #1 on worldwide charts in twelve countries.

In Norway after debuting at #11, the second week it hit the #1 top spot.

If you want to see the full list of known worldwide chart positions - you can view The Next Day: Worldwide Album Charts here.

This will be continually updated as and when the info comes through.


(Ed. If you come across any updates to these worldwide charts please feel free to get in touch).



'DAVID BOWIE IS' REVIEWS
25th March 2013

Below are links to various reviews for the absolutely fabulous DAVID BOWIE IS exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum currently underway in London.

Spoiler alert! If you are planning of visiting the exhibition please do not read, look at photographs or especially view any video footage - it will spoil it for you!

Note: just in case you weren't aware... due to phenomenal demand the exhibition has now been extended to Sunday 11th August 2013.


V&A: DAVID BOWIE IS Inside the exhibition photographs - [View here]...

BLACKBOOK: Mick Rock and Earl Slick on the New 'DAVID BOWIE Is' Exhibition at London's V&A - [Read here]...

THE GUARDIAN: DAVID BOWIE Is review by Peter Conrad - [Read here]...

THE INDEPENDENT: Review: DAVID BOWIE is - We all know he's Major Tom. But did you know David is also Ground Control? - [Read here]...

VOGUE: DAVID BOWIE Is Exhibition Opening - [Read here]...

THE TELEGRAPH: DAVID BOWIE Is, at V&A by Alastair Smart - [Read here]...

DAILY RECORD: DAVID BOWIE celebrated in new exhibition - [Read here]...

GQ: Aladdin Framed: the highlights of BOWIE at the V&A by Kiran Moodley - [Read here]...

HELLO: Rosario Dawson and Matt Smith attend star-studded DAVID BOWIE exhibition - [Read here]...

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Ch-Ch-Ch Changes of DAVID BOWIE by Roslyn Sulcas - [Read here]...

ITV: DAVID BOWIE Is exhibition becomes Victoria & Albert Museum's fastest-selling event - [Read here]...

HUFFINGTON POST: DAVID BOWIE, the V&A and Medieval Pilgrimage by Peter Frankopan - [Read here]...

CBS NEWS: DAVID BOWIE exhibition at London museum draws record ticket sales - [Read here]...

THE EXPRESS: DAVID BOWIE Is: Review by Claire Woodward - [Read here]...

MOJO: DAVID BOWIE at the V&A: First Look - [Read here]...


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
24th March 2013

The 2LP vinyl edition of DAVID BOWIE's The Next Day album (now with free 17-track CD) is now scheduled for a worldwide release on Monday 1st April - [from davidbowie.com]...

EMI are to repackage the existing versions of the Low (1977), "Heroes" (1977), Stage (1978) and Lodger (1979) CDs together in a cardboard slipcase, under the box set name of DAVID BOWIE - ZEIT! 77-79. No release date known yet - [from davidbowie.com]...

Check out 'Oh You Pretty Things' on the ELLE UK website. DAVID BOWIE's iconic style and music have influenced generations. Now, as a retrospective opens at the V&A, five rising stars model David Bowie inspired Gucci looks - and share their favourite of his lyrics. See the full shoot by photographer Damon Baker in the April issue out now. Concept: Damon Baker. Video by Jamie Clark. Music: I Could Be by Kyla La Grange taken from her debut album, Ashes - [View here]...

DAILY RECORD: Veteran Scots rocks reveals how he watched as teenage pal DAVID BOWIE transformed into Ziggy Stardust - [Read here]...

SENNHEISER one of the sponsors of the 'DAVID BOWIE Is' exhibition have announced that "following its run at the V&A the exhibition will tour internationally (venues to be confirmed)." - [Read here]...

Over on the V&A website, graphic designer JONATHAN BARNBROOK talks to 'DAVID BOWIE IS' exhibition co-curator VICTORIA BROACKES about his work on The Next Day album cover and the secrecy that surrounded it... - [View here]...

Check out the wonderful dinner speech by actress TILDA SWINTON at the V&A on the opening of the DAVID BOWIE IS exhibition on Tuesday 19th March - [Read here]...

Irish DAVID BOWIE tribute band REBEL REBEL have gigs lined up at Crane Lane Theatre in Cork on Saturday 30th March and The Limelight in Belfast on Monday 1st April. More details and information can be found over on their website @ rebelrebeltribute.com...


OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: THE NEXT DAY
21st March 2013

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: David Bowie's 'The Next Day' Debuts #1 on Charts in 12 Countries and Tops iTunes Chart in Over 60 Countries.

First Album in Decade Sparks Passionate Global Response.

New York, NY - March 20, 2013 - David Bowie's new album 'The Next Day' (ISO/Columbia Records) has debuted at #1 in the U.K., Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland a week after its release, and has topped the iTunes chart in over 60 countries across the world.

The album is scoring landmarks for Bowie, including his highest-ever chart position in the U.S. (#2), and the title-holder as the fastest-selling album of the year so far in the U.K.

'The Next Day' has already achieved Gold status in the U.K., Austria, France, Ireland, Poland and Sweden, is the musician's first-ever #1 in Germany, Netherlands, Portugal and Switzerland and is his first #1 album in the U.K., Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland and New Zealand in decades.

'The Next Day', which was written by Bowie and co-produced with long-term collaborator Tony Visconti, also skyrocketed to the top of iTunes charts in over 60 countries across the world after its release.

Worldwide critical acclaim for 'The Next Day' has paralleled the album's chart-topping successes. Bowie's triumphant return from a decade-long hiatus has been embraced by critics as a "masterpiece" (The New York Times, USA) and "the greatest comeback album ever." (The Independent, U.K.).


More Press Quotes:

"Breathtaking... a marvelously successful return." - LA Times (U.S.)

"Music that's rich, dense and urgent." - Wall Street Journal (U.S.)

"A great album and something that is rare in an age when everything is explained and revealed: a sense of mystery." - The Times (U.K.)

"An absolute wonder: urgent, sharp-edged, bold, beautiful and baffling." - The Telegraph (U.K.)

"Sonically rich, lyrically intriguingly and elegantly energized. The bad news? There is no bad news." - Globe and Mail (Canada).

"Some of the best work in recent rock music." - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany).

"[Bowie] dazzles with his new album." - El Mundo (Spain).

"A triumphant return. And a reminder of how the musical world is sorely missing a self-propelled superstar like David Bowie" - Herald Sun (Australia).


'The Next Day,' topped iTunes chart (64 Countries):

       01. Argentina
       02. Armenia
       03. Australia
       04. Austria
       05. Belarus
       06. Belgium
       07. Brazil
       08. Bulgaria
       09. Canada
       10. Chile
       11. Colombia
       12. Costa Rica
       13. Cyprus
       14. Czech Republic
       15. Ecuador
       16. Egypt
       17. Estonia
       18. Finland
       19. France
       20. Germany
       21. Greece
       22. Guatemala
       23. Hong Kong
       24. Hungary
       25. India
       26. Indonesia
       27. Ireland
       28. Israel
       29. Italy
       30. Japan
       31. Latvia
       32. Lebanon
       33. Lithuania
       34. Luxembourg
       35. Malaysia
       36. Malta
       37. Mauritius
       38. Mexico
       39. Netherlands
       40. New Zealand
       41. Norway
       42. Peru
       43. Philippines
       44. Poland
       45. Portugal
       46. Qatar
       47. Romania
       48. Russia
       49. Saudi Arabia
       50. Singapore
       51. Slovakia
       52. Slovenia
       53. South Africa
       54. Spain
       55. Sri Lanka
       56. Sweden
       57. Switzerland
       58. Taiwan
       59. Thailand
       60. Trinidad and Tobago
       61. Turkey
       62. UK
       63. USA
       64. Vietnam

From davidbowie.com


THE NEXT DAY HITS #2 IN USA
19th March 2013

HitsDailyDouble are reporting that DAVID BOWIE has received his highest ever charting debut in the USA album charts at position #2 with 'The Next Day'.

The Next Day had sales of 83,118 in the first week.

David's previous highest position for a debut album was #3 with Station To Station back in 1976.

Bon Jovi took the number one slot with sales of 100,415.


I CAN SEE THE MAGAZINES..
18th March 2013

Eclipsed Germany April 2013 Go Mag Spain March 2013

In Spain DAVD BOWIE appears on the front cover of GO MAG for their March issue (#139).

Inside there is a six-page feature entitled: 'En Portada: David Bowie' (In Focus: David Bowie).

More details can be found over at the go-mag.com website.


Published in Germany is ECLIPSED rock magazine and as you can see for their April issue they feature DAVID BOWIE on the front cover.

The blurb states: 'Just for The Next Day! David Bowie - Der verschollen geglaubte Superstar gibt ein verwirrendes Lebenszeichen' (The thought lost Superstar is a confusing sign of life).

Inside is a nine-page article and more details and information can be found at eclipsed.de shortly.


DAVID IS NUMBER ONE IN GERMANY!
18th March 2013

SONY MUSIC GERMANY have reported today that DAVID BOWIE's new album 'The Next Day' has gone straight into the NUMBER ONE position in the German album chart.

This is the first time David has entered the German album chart at number 1 on the first week of release. His highest previous position was number 2 in 1983 with Let's Dance.

English translation: - For the first time at number one on the German album charts! From zero to one in Germany: with his 30th Studio album, 'The Next Day' pop legend David Bowie is the first time at the head of the German album charts. The album, which inter alia the two singles 'Where Are We Now?' and 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)' contains, is the first publication of the 66-year-old singer, songwriter, musician, producer and actor for ten years. His best finish so far is from the year 1983, when the album 'Let's Dance' reached position two in the Media Control Charts. In the UK as 'The Next Day' made after the first week at number one.'

From sonymusic.de


AND THE V&A BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
18th March 2013

THE TELEGRAPH: 'DAVID BOWIE: the show goes on at the V&A' by Sarah Crompton - [Read here]...

THE INDEPENDENT: 'DAVID BOWIE Is... exhibition at V&A is a ringing endorsement of pure stardom' by John Walsh - [Read here]...

LONDON EVENING STANDARD: 'DAVID BOWIE Is: Gary Kemp and Jarvis Cocker find gold dust, memories and the scribbles of a 15-year-old genius' - [Read here]...

THE NEW YORK TIMES: 'DAVID BOWIE Brought to Life, in All His Guises' by Suzy Menkes - [Read here]...

LONDON EVENING STANDARD: 'DAVID BOWIE Is, V&A - exhibition review' by Ben Luke - [Read here]...

THE GUARDIAN: 'V&A exhibition shows how DAVID BOWIE shaped fashion history' by Jess Carnter-Morley - [Read here]...


DAVID ON ROCK & FOLK IN FRANCE
18th March 2013

Rock & Folk magazine April 2013 Over in France DAVID BOWIE graces the front cover of ROCK & FOLK magazine for their April issue (#548).

The front cover blurb states: 'Bowie les secrets d'un retour'.

Inside, there is an-eight page feature by Jérôme Soligny where he interviews musicians who played on The Next Day album, namely Gerry Leonard, Zachary Alford, Gail Ann Dorsey, Earl Slick, David Torn and Steve Elson.

As well as the feature there is a one-page review for David's brand new album The Next Day.

There is also a free cover-mounted CD which contains tracks from: Eels, Jacco Gardner, Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside, Tame Impala, Fidlar, Stereophonics, Vanessa and The O's, Hanni El Khatis, The Flash, Harper Simon, Melissa Laveaux, Aimee Mann, Jesus Volt, Suuns, The Bronx, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Ron Sexsmith, Bleech, Koritni, Tropical Popsicle, Tcheky Karyo, Nick Cave, Shadowqueen, Ben Harper and Robi.

More details over at rocknfolk.com website shortly.


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

THE GUARDIAN: 'DAVID BOWIE Is becomes the Victoria and Albert's fastest-selling event ever'. Exhibition spanning the artist's career shows how Ziggy Stardust has cast his influence over everyday life by Alexis Petridis - [Read here]...

METRO: 'DAVID BOWIE's The Next Day becomes fastest selling album of 2013' by Ann Lee - [Read here]...

NME: 'DAVID BOWIE's 'The Next Day' goes to the top of the album chart' - [Read here]...

BBC: 'DAVID BOWIE album scores first number one is 20 years' - [Read here]...

THE INDEPENDENT: 'DAVID BOWIE No 1 after 20 years of waiting: 'The Next Day' becomes fastest-selling record of the year' by Charlotte Philby - [Read here]...

OFFICIAL CHARTS COMPANY: 'DAVID BOWIE scores first Number 1 album in 20 years' by Lauren Kreisler - [Read here]...

TELEGRAPH: 'Kansai Yamamoto on designing for DAVID BOWIE in April 1973' by Sheryl Garratt - [Read here]...


HERE I AM... DAVID IS NUMBER ONE IN THE UK!
17th March 2013

The Next Day by David Bowie UK Album Chart The brand new album from DAVID BOWIE The Next Day has, as expected, gone straight into the NUMBER ONE position in the United Kingdom Official Album Chart.

The Next Day is now the fastest-selling UK album released this year, it has just overtaken Biffy Clyro's 'Opposites' which sold 71,600 in its debut week in January.

The Next Day is David's first number one in the UK since Black Tie White Noise in 1993.

The new album has sold 94,000 copies this week, according to the UK Official Chart Company, outselling the number two album from Bon Jovi by two to one.

Update (19/3): Official album chart positions in other countries for the opening week known so far are...

#1 United Kingdom, #1 Germany, #1 Belgium (Flanders), #1 Belgium (Wallonia), #1 Holland, #1 Ireland, #1 Sweden, #1 Finland, #1 New Zealand, #2 United States of America, #2 Australia, #11 Norway.

David also breaks new ground with The Next Day being his highest ever debut in the album charts in USA, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Sweden and New Zealand on the first week of release, all immediately straight in at number one.

(Ed. Congratulations David).

(Ed. Giving a BIG shout out to all the worldwide press, newspapers, magazines and websites who have written about and helped promote David and THE NEXT DAY over the past few months. I have never seen anything like it. An unbelievable amount of column inches! Oooer missus ;)


ZIGGYOLOGY OUT THIS MONTH
17th March 2013

Ziggyology by Simon Goddard A brand new book ZIGGYOLOGY: A Brief History of Ziggy Stardust by Simon Goddard is published this month 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.

Update: THE MOUTH magazine have a conversational interview with the author talking about this forthcoming book - [Read here].

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


WE'RE ALL A LITTLE BOWIE
16th March 2013

Eurostar magazine March 2013 DAVID BOWIE appears on the front cover of the EUROSTAR magazine Metropolitan for their March issue.

Well, half of him does, along with Eddie Izzard.

For 'The Glam Issue: David Bowie', the inside feature 'We're all a little Bowie' contains eight-pages covering the hotly anticipated David Bowie retrospective launching at London's Victoria and Albert Museum this month.

For the feature they have invited six fans (Marjorie Hache, Natasha Black, Delphine Nathan, Luc Labadie, Alan Grosvenor and Cyril Bodin) to 'get in the picture' with their idol.

The English/French language magazine is available when you are onboard the train... or you can read the online version here for free.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
16th March 2013

Published in today's THE INDEPENDENT newspaper is an article by Iain R. Webb: 'How DAVID BOWIE liberated my wardrobe'. As a 14-year-old boy living in a West Country village, Iain R Webb thought David Bowie's style statements were a 'gift'. And so have generations of fashion designers. A young David appears on the front cover of the magazine supplement, inside there is an eight-page article Rebel, Rebel. You can read the article online at independent.co.uk...

Be sure to catch THE REVIEW SHOW programme on BBC 2 television next week on 22nd March at 11.05pm. Martha Kearney and her guests will be reviewing the new DAVID BOWIE album The Next Day as well as the Victoria and Albert Exhibition - [More details]...

BILLBOARD have updated their report on DAVID BOWIE versus BON JOVI for the number on spot in the USA. Bon Jovi are ahead by around 10,000 copies - [Read here]...

Broadcast on RADIO FOUR this morning at 10.30am is the documentary I DRESSED ZIGGY STARDUST which looks at DAVID BOWIE's role in the loves of teenage girls from British Asian families. The girls are presenter Samira Ahmed, campaigner Shami Chakrabarti, sociologist Rupa Huq and Shyama Perera. Read Samira's blog here and then [Listen here]...

Album Review: WHATCULTURE! 'DAVID BOWIE - The Next Day: All 14 Tracks Reviewed and Analysed' by Benji Taylor - [Read here]...

Album Review: THE NATIONAL 'New DAVID BOWIE album unexpected, engaging and urgent' by John Robinson - [Read here]...

Album Review: MAIL TRIBUNE 'The Next Day; is here for Starman' by Chris Conrad - [Read here]...

Album Review: CLASH MUSIC 'DAVID BOWIE: Where Are We Now?' His perfect return and what it means by Duncan Harrison - [Read here]...


SENNHEISER BOWIE HEADPHONE
16th March 2013

SENNHEISER are producing 500 pairs of a special edition Momentum DAVID BOWIE headphones.

Check out the promotional video from Sennheiser who are one of the sponsors and partners of the upcoming David Bowie Is exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.



THAT'S THE COLOUR OF MY ROOM
15th March 2013

Update: The advertising commercial for the new Xperia Z smartphone from SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS utilises DAVID BOWIE's hit song 'Sound And Vision'.

The song has been remixed by Sonjay Prabhakar. You can listen to the full extended version of the song.



BOWIE v BON JOVI IN THE USA
14th March 2013

The Next Day by David Bowie DAVID BOWIE's fantastic brand new album The Next Day is going head-to-head with the new album from BON JOVI in the United States of America for the number one spot.

Billboard are reporting that industry sources suggest 'The Next Day' is on course to sell around 90,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, March 17th.

If you've not bought your physical copy of The Next Day album, please do so NOW before the end of the weekend.

I can personally recommend that this is one of David's best ever albums... ever. I guarantee you won't regret it. Buy one for the car... or for one of your family members... or your best friend... or even for your favorite co-worker. Imagine the look on your best friends face when you present them with this wonderful gift. Priceless.

Unbelievably, David has never had an album go straight in at number one in the USA. His highest-charting album is his 1976 album 'Station To Station; which peaked at number 3.

Come on all you Young Americans, you must help make this happen.

As for Bon Jovi, the rock band's new 'What About Now' album, released the same day might sell around 90,000 or so as well this week. If it edges out Bowie, it will be Bon Jovi's fifth number one album.

The Next Day has been released in 3 different formats and are available to purchase NOW... Audio CD Deluxe Edition / Audio CD / Vinyl [2 LPs] and Exclusive Japanese Blu-spec CD2


I CAN SEE THE MAGAZINES...
14th March 2013

DAVID BOWIE has appeared on so many worldwide magazine front covers over the past month or so it's hard to keep up!

Here's the next batch of magazine publications I've come across...

Les InRocks 2 France March 2013 French collectors magazine LES INROCKS 2 has a special edition dedicated completely to DAVID BOWIE for their March issue. The cover blurb states: 'Les vies de Bowie' (The lives of Bowie). Featured inside are an incredible 100 pages!!! Check out boutique.lesinrocks.com for full details and information...

In France DAVID BOWIE graces the front cover of GUITARE SECHE magazine for their March/April issue (#21). Inside is a six-page feature focusing on his use of the acoustic guitar throughout his career. More details over on guitaresechelemag.com...

DAVID BOWIE's funky little boat race appears on the front cover of OUT magazine in the USA for their April issue. The front cover blurb states: 'Life as an Oddity' and inside is a sixteen-page feature filled with photographs and interviews. More details and information can be found on the out.com website, where there are several features you can read online...


Guitare Seche magazine France March 2013 Out magazine USA April 2013 Oor magazine Holland March 2013 Oor magazine Holland March 2013 CD Journal Japan April 2013 Record Collector Japan April 2013


In Japan DAVID BOWIE adorns the front cover of CD JOURNAL magazine for their April issue. Inside is a special feature. More details...

Crossbeat Japan March 2013 Published in Japan is a CROSSBEAT Special Edition magazine dedicated to DAVID BOWIE. Besides taking the front cover, there are 180-pages dedicated to the man. Spilt into five parts they cover: Part 1: History From 1947 to The Next Day, Part 2: Discography books and video, Part 3: Live In Japan, Part 4: Sound + Vision and Part 5: Who's Who: An overview of people who have been involved with David Bowie...

DAVID BOWIE is on and in the Japanese RECORD COLLECTOR magazine for their April issue. Inside there is 'The Next Day' (Special) 'Berlin trilogy'...

Snob magazine Russia March 2013 Published in Russia is SNOB magazine, which as you can see features DAVID BOWIE on the front cover for their March issue (number 3). Inside there is an article entitled: 'Bowie: Return' by Alexey Ershow, not sure what else is inside, the translation leaves a lot to the imagination, but hey what a great magazine cover! More details and information can be found at snob.ru website...

A double split caricature drawing of DAVID BOWIE appears on the front cover of OOR magazine in Holland for their March issue. Inside is a special feature dossier from 'Space Oddity through to The Next Day' - 'Opkomst and Neergang van een Fenomeen ('Rise and Decline from a Phenomenon'). Edition 3 is on sale now. Check out what's inside by visiting oor.nl website...

DAVID BOWIE and TILDA SWINTON appear on the front cover of KDi magazine in Latvia for their March issue. The photograph used is a still taken from the The Stars (Are Out Tonight) promotional film...

The French magazine ROCK FIRST has an eight-page DAVID BOWIE feature in March issue {#14). (Roger Waters front cover)...

DAVID BOWIE feature in the April issue of PLAYBOY magazine in the USA for a special 'The Sex and Music Issue'...

Over in Italy DAVID BOWIE featured inside L'UOMO VOGUE magazine for their February issue #438. (Tobey Maguire front cover)...


DAVID BOWIE ON COURSE
12th March 2013

DAVID BOWIE is on course for his first Number 1 album in nearly 20 years, according to this morning's UK Official Charts Company sales data.

The singer's 27th studio album, The Next Day, will be his first Number 1 album since Black Tie White Noise, which topped the Official Albums Chart in April 1993.

The Next Day has also clocked up the biggest first day sale of any album this year (56,000 copies) and is currently outselling its closest competitor, Bon Jovi's What About Now (Number 2) by nearly three to one.

If The Next Day can maintain its lead going into the weekend, it will be Bowie's ninth Number 1 album in the UK.

"Bowie is officially back!" says Official Charts Company Managing Director, Martin Talbot. "The Next Day is a true gift for all Bowie aficionados. It already sounds like a classic Bowie album - and its popularity this week is already showing that the great British public have taken it to their hearts."

The full Official Albums Chart Top 100 will be revealed on Sunday (March 17) at 7PM on officialcharts.com. Tune into Radio 1's Official Chart Update with Scott Mills and Jameela Jamil tomorrow between 3.30 - 4pm, and check back here from 4pm for the Official Singles Chart and Official Albums Chart midweek update Top 40s.

From officialcharts.com website.


THE NEXT DAY TOP CHARTS IN 43 COUNTRIES
12th March 2013

The Next Day by David Bowie DAVID BOWIE's brand new album The Next Day was released in the USA and Canada and several other countries today and went straight to NUMBER ONE on the iTunes digital download chart.

For today's iTunes digital download chart The Next Day is NUMBER 1 in 43 countries worldwide.

United States #1, United Kingdom #1, Germany #1, France #1, Brazil #1, Canada #1, Spain #1, Italy #1, Japan #1, Mexico #1, Netherlands #1, Norway #1, Sweden #1, South Africa #1, Austria #1, Belgium #1, Denmark #1, Greece #1, Hong Kong #1, Indonesia #1, Luxembourg #1, Poland #1, Russia #1, United Arab Emirates #1, Argentina #1, Czech Republic #1, Estonia #1, Hungary #1, Ireland #1, Israel #1, Lithuania #1, Latvia #1, Peru #1, Portugal #1, Thailand #1, Belarus #1, Chile #1, Cyprus #1, Guatemala #1, Lebanon #1, Poland #1, Slovenia #1, Slovak Republic #1.


The full breakdown is as follows:

Tier I: United States #1, United Kingdom #1, Germany #1, France #1.

Tier II: Australia #7, Brazil #1, Canada #1, Spain #1, Italy #1, Japan #1, Mexico #1, Netherlands #1, Norway #1, Philippines #11, Sweden #1, Turkey #4, South Africa #1

Tier III: Austria #1, Belgium #1, Switzerland #2, Denmark #1, Egypt #6, Finland #2, Greece #1, Hong Kong #1, India #9, Indonesia #1, Luxembourg #1, Malaysia #2, New Zealand #5, Poland #1, Romania #3, Russia #1.

Tier IV: United Arab Emirates #1, Argentina #1, Colombia #2, Czech Republic #1, Estonia #1, Hungary #1, Ireland #1, Israel #1, Kenya #0, Lithuania #1, Latvia #1, Nigeria #75, Peru #1, Portugal #1, Saudi Arabia #11, Singapore #2, Thailand #1, Taiwan #2, Venezuela #4.

Tier V: Antigua and Barbuda #0, Armenia #2, Azerbaijan #0, Barbados #0, Bulgaria #2, Bahrain #0, Bermuda #0, Brunei Darussalam #3, Bolivia #0, Botswana #0, Belarus #1, Belize #0, Chile #1, Costa Rica #4, Cyprus #1, Dominican Republic #37, Ecuador #4, Ghana #0, Guatemala #1, Honduras #9, Jordan #0, Cambodia #4, Cayman Islands #0, Kazakhstan #9, Lebanon #1, Sri Lanka #2, Moldova #4, Macau #28, Malta #3, Mauritius #2, Nicaragua #3, Oman #0, Panama #16, Poland #1, Paraguay #6, Qatar #2, Slovenia #1, Slovak Republic #1, El Salvador #6, Trinidad and Tobago #7, Ukraine #2, Uganda #0, Virgin Islands #0, Vietnam #2.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
12th March 2013

SONIC SCOOP: Engineering DAVID BOWIE's The Next Day - Inside the Magic Shop Sessions with Mario J. McNulty' - [Read here]...

Be sure to check out IMAN's website DESTINATIONIMAN for their cover story.. 'The Stars Are Out Tonight: Androgynous Style (inspired by DAVID BOWIE) - [Read here]...

THE ATLANTIC: 'The Predictably Unpredictable Resurrection of DAVID BOWIE' by Ester Yi - [Read here]...

CHICAGOIST: 'DAVID BOWIE's 'The Next Day' Shows An Artist In Full Bloom, Not A Nostalgia Act' by Tankboy - [Read here]...

PASTE MAGAZINE: 'DAVID BOWIE: The Next Day' by Douglas Heselgrave - [Read here]...

OTTAWA CITIZEN: 'DAVID BOWIE stays true to himself' by Mark Lepage - [Read here]...

THE HOLLLYWOOD REPORTER: The Perverse (and Ultimately Perfect) Promotion of DAVID BOWIE by Chris Willman - [Read here]...

LONDON EVENING STANDARD: 'How DAVID BOWIE infiltrated our minds with his viral album campaign' - by Jasmine Gardner - [Read here]...

CNN: DAVID BOWIE's old friend: 'He's the same guy I went to school with' by Neil Currey. Includes contributions from George Underwood and Peter Frampton - [Read here]...

THE INDEPENDENT: A walk through BOWIE's London' by Paul Trynka - [Read here]...

DAVID BOWIE - The Next Day - TV Advertisement courtesy of Sony Music Ireland Ltd - currently showing...


THE NEXT DAY NUMBER ONE IN THIRTY-NINE COUNTRIES
11th March 2013

The Next Day by David Bowie On today's iTunes digital download chart DAVID BOWIE's new album The Next Day is NUMBER ONE in THIRTY-NINE countries worldwide.

United Kingdom #1, Germany #1, France #1, Netherlands #1, Norway #1, Philippines #1, Sweden #1, South Africa #1, Austria #1, Belgium #1, Switzerland #1, Denmark #1, Finland #1, Greece #1, Hong Kong #1, Indonesia #1, Luxembourg #1, Poland #1, Russia #1, United Arab Emirates #1, Czech Republic #1, Estonia #1, Hungary #1, Ireland #1, Israel #1, Lithuania #1, Latvia #1, Portugal #1, Thailand #1, Taiwan #1, Armenia #1, Belarus #1, Cyprus #1, Lebanon #1, Sri Lanka #1, Poland #1, Slovenia #1, Slovak Republic #1, Vietnam #1.

The full breakdown is as follows:

Tier I: United States #30, United Kingdom #1, Germany #1, France #1.

Tier II: Australia #5, Brazil #22, Canada #20, Spain #6, Italy #6, Japan #53, Mexico #21, Netherlands #1, Norway #1, Philippines #1, Sweden #1, Turkey #4, South Africa #1.

Tier III: Austria #1, Belgium #1, Switzerland #1, Denmark #1, Egypt #3, Finland #1, Greece #1, Hong Kong #1, India #2, Indonesia #1, Luxembourg #1, Malaysia #2, New Zealand #4, Poland #1, Romania #20, Russia #1.

Tier IV: United Arab Emirates #1, Argentina #9, Colombia #23, Czech Republic #1, Estonia #1, Hungary #1, Ireland #1, Israel #1, Kenya #0, Lithuania #1, Latvia #1, Nigeria #110, Peru #17, Portugal #1, Saudi Arabia #4, Singapore #2, Thailand #1, Taiwan #1, Venezuela #99.

Tier V: Antigua and Barbuda #0, Armenia #1, Azerbaijan #0, Barbados #0, Bulgaria #2, Bahrain #0, Bermuda #0, Brunei Darussalam #6, Bolivia #0, Botswana #0, Belarus #1, Belize #0, Chile #19, Costa Rica #79, Cyprus #1, Dominican Republic #0, Ecuador #46, Ghana #0, Guatemala #7, Honduras #98, Jordan #0, Cambodia #3, Cayman Islands #0, Kazakhstan #7, Lebanon #1, Sri Lanka #1, Moldova #2, Macau #15, Malta #8, Mauritius #2, Nicaragua #14, Oman #0, Panama #106, Poland #1, Paraguay #251, Qatar #2, Slovenia #1, Slovak Republic #1, El Salvador #8, Trinidad and Tobago #77, Ukraine #2, Uganda #0, Virgin Islands #0, Vietnam #1.


THE NEXT DAY RELEASED IN MORE COUNTRIES TODAY
11th March 2013

The Next Day by David Bowie Well today's the day if you live in any of these countries...

United Kingdom, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, South Africa, Asia (excluding Japan, Korea and Taiwan) and Latin America (excluding Brazil and Mexico).

So as of today you can pop into your local record store and get your hands on the new brand CD album from DAVID BOWIE.

The Next Day is to be released in three different formats and all are available to order NOW...

Audio CD Deluxe Edition / Audio CD / Vinyl [2 LPs] and Exclusive Japanese Blu-spec CD2


In the iTunes download worldwide charts (10th March) 'The Next Day' is currently placed at NUMBER ONE in 31 countries...

Germany #1, Netherlands #1, Sweden #1, Austria #1, Belgium #1, Switzerland #1, Finland #1, Hong Kong #1, India #1, Indonesia #1, Luxembourg #1, Malaysia #1, United Arab Emirates #1, Czech Republic #1, Estonia #1, Hungary #1, Ireland #1, Israel #1, Lithuania #1, Latvia #1, Portugal #1, Saudi Arabia #1, Singapore #1, Thailand #1, Taiwan #1, Armenia #1, Lebanon #1, Mauritius #1, Qatar #1, Slovenia #1, Vietnam #1.


I CAN SEE THE MAGAZINES...
10th March 2013

DAVID BOWIE appears on the front cover of Japanese magazine BEATLEG for their March issue. Inside this specialist collectors magazine is a special all-out David Bowie 1964 - 2004 - 201? editorial...

DAVID BOWIE's red platform Ziggy Stardust boots graced the front cover of the SUNDAY TIMES magazine supplement published today in the UK. The front cover blurb states: Let's Dance - How David Bowie kick started a sexual revolution by Camille Paglia. Inside there are two articles... firstly the six-page 'Oh! You Pretty Thing' David Bowie's outrageous and gender-bending look foreshadowed the wildly hedonistic sexual revolution of the 1970s, as these eye-popping photographs taken backstage at the V&A's new retrospective show reveal. Secondly, there is an interview with IMAN entitled 'The bigger picture'...

Today's OBSERVER newspaper in the UK featured a full-page DAVID BOWIE advertisement for The Next Day with the wording 'Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming' in the white box...

DAVID BOWIE appears on the front cover of MAYFAIR TIMES magazine for their March issue. Inside this UK magazine is a two-page article entitled: 'A chance to snap up an iconic image' which features photographs of David Bowie by Masayoshi Sukita that go on show at Snap Galleries in London. You can read the pdf version [online here]...

Beatleg Magazine Japan March 2013 Mayfair Magazine March 2013 Monopol March 2013 Photo Magazine March 2013 Telerama 3 different covers March 2013 Poland Prze Kroj magazine March 2013

Over in France DAVID BOWIE is featured on the front cover of PHOTO magazine for their March issue (No. 497). David is pictured snapping model Kate Moss in a 2003 Blow Up tribute taken by Ellen von Unwerth. Inside there is a feature about his brand new album, the V&A exhibition and a retrospective - [More details]...

Inside the March issue of VOGUE magazine UK edition is a DAVID BOWIE feature. (Cara Delevingne front cover)...

In Greece, there is a special DAVID BOWIE issue of SONIK magazine for March. Inside there is an extended tribute photo article covering twenty-three pages, eleven chapters and over eighty photographs. The ch-ch-changing face of David Bowie... Starting Point: The early years... 1970-1972: From demo to limo... 1972-1973... The soul years (1974 - 1976)... Dancing on the Berlin Wall: Low (1977), Heroes (1977), Lodger (1979)... 1980-1987... Experimentation stage (Tin Machine I + II)... Bowie '90s... But The Film Is A Saddening Bore: Bowie In The Movies... Fail Bowie... And after all that... strangely, David isn't on the front cover! (Nick Cave is?) - [View here]...

Inside the March edition of THE RESIDENT magazine in the UK is a DAVID BOWIE specail feature. 'A Cultural Pioneer' - As a new V&A exhibition opens celebrating the life and work of David Bowie, Kat Hopps pays reverence to a living legend - (front cover is Philip Treacy and Namie Campbell)...

In Poland, DAVID BOWIE graces the front cover of PRZE KROJ magazine (number 2013). Inside there is a six-page feature - [More details]...

A young DAVID BOWIE graces the front cover of MONOPOL magazine in Germany for their March issue. The front cover blurb states: 'This man has changed our life. Like? With style. A mode-special' Inside there is a fifteen-page feature...

DAVID BOWIE appears on THREE front special covers of French TELERAMA magazine for 9th/15th March. Inside there is a five-page feature.


HERE I AM...
10th March 2013

Check out the video below to see footage of The Next Day album advertising from DAVID BOWIE. This footage was shot in Dublin on Suuth William Street.

As you can see the advertisement features a QR code which will turn your smartphone screen into a TV screen, just like magic.

From The Daily Edge

Talking of advertisements... this afternoon on ITV here in the UK, the TV commercial for The Next Day was broadcast.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
9th March 2013

It just gets better and better.... On the iTunes chart DAVID BOWIE's new album The Next Day (Deluxe version) has entered in at NUMBER ONE in TWENTY-ONE countries. It is #1 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Estonia, Hungary, Lativa, Lithuania, Slovenia, Israel, Lebanon and Turkey!...

And... talking of charts check out the official UK CHARTS COMPANY website where they reveal DAVID BOWIE's Official Top 40 Biggest Selling Downloads - [Read here]...

In today's GUARDIAN newspaper 'When Bowie met Burroughs'... Trend-setter, impresario, phenomenon: DAVID BOWIE has shaped entire subcultures. Jon Savage traces the star's talent for reinvention and his catalytic encounter with William Burroughs - [Read here]...

Make sure you grab yourself a copy of today's TIMES newspaper in the UK. There is a full-page advertisement on page twelve for DAVID BOWIE's The Next Day album designed by Jonathan Barnbrook which contains the lyrics to each song on the album...


DAVID BOWIE IS THE SUBJECT
8th March 2013

David Bowie Is by Victoria Broakes and Geoffrey Marsh The excellent CREATIVE REVIEW website has an interesting editorial covering the DAVID BOWIE IS V&A book.

Graphic design studio Barnbrook has designed the David Bowie Is book which accompanies the V&A's exhibition of the same name, set to open in London later this month. They spoke to Barnbrook's Jon Abbott about the project...

Spoiler Warning: Contains several pages of the book!

Visit creativereview.co.uk for the low-down.

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


RAF AND O CARESS BOWIE
9th March 2013

Check out RAF AND O performing their version of DAVID BOWIE's 'Lady Grinning Soul' live at Lewisham Arthouse on 8th December 2012 a night curated by Charles Hayward.

'Very creative. I enjoyed it a lot!' MIKE GARSON...


Raf and O are a two-piece band from South East London - experimental pop, live with electronics, vocals, acoustic instruments and DIY triggers.

Early last year they decided to do their version of 'Lady Grinning Soul' and performed it throughout 2012. With the track going down so well at gigs, by November they had started recording it for their next album. As they were at the mixing stage of the track, David's return was announced!

They are celebrating by releasing their album version as a single, as well a self penned track 'The Fog' + Remix, with a launch at Cafe OTO, London on April 1st.

For more details and information be sure to pop on over to the rafando.com website.


TY ROBERTS AND HIS VERBASIZER TALE
8th March 2013

Clyde Smith of HYPEBOT spoke with Gracenote CTO and Co-Founder TY ROBERTS who shared the tale of creating the Verbasizer for DAVID BOWIE who used it in the studio to generate song ideas, titles and lyrics. This work was one of many efforts that helped lead to the founding of Gracenote.

In the 90s Ty Robert founded and was CEO of Ion Music where, from 1992 to 1994, he created interactive CD-ROMs for musicians including David Bowie and Brian Eno. Such work helped set the stage for the interactive content experience we now take for granted on the Web. During this time he was invited into the studio with Bowie and Eno in England where he found that Bowie was using cut-up techniques for generating ideas and lyrics.

You can read the rest of this fascinating article 'Ty Roberts: From Working with David Bowie To Co-Founding Gracenote' over at hypebot.com website.


THE NEXT DAY USA TV SPOTS
8th March 2013

Check out two different USA television spots for DAVID BOWIE's brand new album The Next Day, released in the USA on Tuesday 12th March...

  


BOWIE ADORNS THE V&A SPRING MAGAZINE
8th March 2013

V&A Magazine Spring 2013 For the Spring issue of the V&A MAGAZINE (issue #30) features a wonderful and unusual DAVID BOWIE gatefold front cover.

It features two beautiful drawings of David that were created by artist and illustrator Barbara Nessim.

Both were commissioned by Thomas Phongsathorn (editor, V&A Magazine) and Andrew Johnson (art director, V&A Magazine).

The image on the first panel is a pastel drawing on paper. The brief referred to Mick Rock's 'Life On Mars?' video, and asked Nessim to create an ethereal, ghostly image - something that suggests great presence and absence while also having the qualities of a transmission from another planet.

V&A Magazine Spring 2013 The second portrait of Bowie is a collage that depicts a contemporary Bowie (the profile photograph is taken from Jonathan Barnbrook's cover for the Bowie album 'Heathen') looking at himself through a telescope at the point at which he became a star. The quote between the images is from an essay on Bowie written for V&A Magazine by Dylan Jones.

The Spring issue of V&A Magazine will be out on 8th March.

Inside there is a special feature entitled 'David Bowie' by Dylan Jones, editor of GQ magazine. Nessim is profiled inside the magazine by John O'Reilly of Varoom! illustration magazine and designer Jonathan Barnbrook is also the subject of one of the features.

Barbara has a retrospective exhibition currently underway a the V&A Museum which runs until 18th May.

You can view some her artwork on her website @ bararanessim.com


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
8th March 2013

ROLLING STONE Germany have selected their 50 best tracks of DAVID BOWIE - go take a look and see if you agree - [View here]...

I'm hearing that if you're based in the United Kingdom, be on the lookout for special promotional DAVID BOWIE 'The Next Day' Coca-Cola cans out next week available in very small quantities...

DAVID BOWIE features on the front cover of the CHRISTIE'S magazine for their March/April issue. The blurb on the front cover states: David Bowie Art Object. Christies's magazine is a beautifully illustrated magazine, showing all the fine arts and paintings that appear/appeared in their world famous auction rooms...

Because you're young... nine-year-old CARSON MAC performs his favourite DAVID BOWIE's song 'Let's Dance' at the Donut Whole's Bowie Bazzazzle last month - [View here]...

Some of you maybe aware that RON and FEZ of The Ron and Fez Show on Sirius XM are HUGE DAVID BOWIE fans and in anticipation of the new album The Next Day they have a very loving piece on the show's web site. Check it out at theinterrobang.com...

'Who's this DAVID BOWIE chick?'... check out the latest VODAPHONE advertising commercial down under in New Zealand - [View here] [thanks to Greg C in NZ for the heads up]...

Published in today's SUN newspaper is a one and half page review of DAVID BOWIE's new album The Next Day (page 48/49). Simon Cosyns does the review and rates it a 4.5 out of 5. Also in their 'Something For The Weekend' section is a full colour page of Bowie photo's from various eras (page 45). You can read the review online via the thesun.co.uk website...

There is a full page black and white advertisement in today's GUARDIAN newspaper. Check out page six that features the album cover with wording 'Your idea of David Bowie here' in the white box, along with the UK release date 11.03.13...

Check out the album review at THE STAR-LEDGER in New Jersey. DAVID BOWIE - The Next Day (Columbia) reviewed by Tris McCall - [Read here]...

Another album review in the THE ECONOMIC VOICE 'The Next Phase - DAVID BOWIE opens a new chapter' by Lee Price - [Read here]...

The YORKSHIRE POST reporter Duncan Seamen reviews the fabulous new album from DAVID BOWIE and gives it full marks with a 5/5 rating - [Read here]...

THE STREET in New York have published an article '10 Reasons You Should Love DAVID BOWIE by Carlton Wilkinson. Carlton says: 'I have 10 good reasons why you should own David Bowie's new album, why you as a businessperson, marketer, artist, housewife - whatever - should, in fact, pay close attention to everything Bowie does, particularly now. I'll list those 10 reasons. And they will convince you. But first, I have to tell you a story' - [Read here]...

Check out the latest blog from designer JONATHAN BARNBROOK who talks more about the design and packaging of DAVID BOWIE's brand new album - [Read here]...


MICKRONSONFEST AT THE ICA
8th March 2013

The ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) in London are holding a MICKRONSONFEST on Saturday 27th April.

Join us for an exploration of the career of iconic guitarist and producer Mick Ronson (26 May 1946 - 29 April 1993), as we assess his impact on the history of popular music through a series of rare film screenings, talks, and performances.

MickRonsonfest: Maggi Ronson and Friends (Music) + Lucy Beaumont (Comedy) - Comedy from Hull comedienne Lucy Beaumont followed by the premiere performance by Maggi Ronson and special guests of her new album Sweet Dreamer, a tribute to her brother's life and music.

MickRonsonfest Bar Mick Ronson inspired DJ sets in the ICA Bar throughout the night.

MickRonsonfest: The Mick Ronson Memorial Concert - Premiere screening of The Mick Ronson Memorial Concert from 1994 with introduction by Maggi Ronson and talks from special guests including Gary Kemp and Glen Matlock.

MickRonsonfest: Ronson at the Rainbow - Premiere screening of Ronson at the Rainbow, excerpts from Mick Ronson's solo gig at the Rainbow Theatre in 1974. With an introduction by Mick's wife Suzi Ronson, who was David Bowie's hairdresser/wardrobe mistress in the Ziggy era.

There will also be an exhibition of rare Mick Ronson photos, letters and press cuttings from the Ronson family archive.

You can book tickets for each event or attend every event with a multi-buy ticket.

For more details and information and to book tickets pop on over to the ica.org.uk website.


THE NEXT DAY RELEASED IN 12 COUNTRIES
8th March 2013

The Next Day by David Bowie Well today's the day if you live in any of these countries...

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey (digital release first).

So as of today you can pop into your local record store and get your hands on the new brand CD album from DAVID BOWIE.

The Next Day is to be released in three different formats and all are available to order NOW...

Audio CD Deluxe Edition / Audio CD / Vinyl [2 LPs] and Exclusive Japanese Blu-spec CD2

Update: David Bowie's new album has hit the iTunes world charts with a bullet! It has gone straight in at NUMBER ONE in eleven of the twelve countries that it was released in today and it is placed at #5 in the Czech Republic - [from davidbowie.com].


TREASURES OF DAVID BOWIE
8th March 2013

Treasures of David Bowie New hardcover publication TREASURES OF DAVID BOWIE by Mike Evans is to be published by Carlton Books Ltd on 6th June.

David Bowie Treasures tells the story of one of the world's most iconic and influential figures in popular music. With a career spanning over four decades, David Bowie has consistently topped charts all over the world, selling an estimated 140 million albums worldwide. David Bowie Treasures, through beautiful photographs and unique memorabilia, illustrates his journey from humble beginnings to world superstardom.

This exclusive box set contains a book, posters and 15 rare archive documents.

You can pre-order David Bowie Treasures NOW and receive a massive 36%.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
7th March 2013

Graphic and typeface designer JONATHAN BARNBROOK who designed The Next Day album artwork with DAVID BOWIE is to give a free talk at The Herbert Art Gallery in Coventry, West Midlands, England on Thursday 14th March at 6.30pm. To book your place please call 024 7629 4774 - [More details]...

Check out TIME MAGAZINE with DAVID BOWIE: Back to His Mysterious Best - [Read here]...

Published in the THE NEW YORK TIMES - The Singer Who Fell to Earth by Simon Reynolds - [Read here]...

Veteran indie singer-songwriter JOHN VANDERSLICE has recorded DAVID BOWIE's 1974 album Diamond Dogs in full. Through Kickstarter, Vanderslice is crowdfunding the release of the Diamond Dogs cover, as well as Dagger Beach, his own new album. John is releasing it as an audiophile 200g vinyl pressing, limited to 500. Vanderslice has already more than tripled his Kickstarter goal, with time left to go, so rest assured that both records will arrive this spring. As as taster you can download his sleepy, diffuse take on 'Big Brother' - [Download here]...

Over on the GQ magazine website they have created a DAVID BOWIE gallery containing 17 photographs - 'Oh! You Pretty Things: David Bowie unseen' - [View here]...

NOEL GALLAGHER is interviewed in this weeks NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS and bigs up the new DAVID BOWIE album big time - [Read more]...

Photographer PATRICK DINNEEN says as the whole world knows DAVID BOWIE is back. Back with a BANG; his new album The Next Day is getting great reviews. On his blog he has attempted to represent each song from the album with a related picture - [View here]...


DAVID BOWIE WEEK ON BBC 6 MUSIC
7th March 2013

BBC 6 MUSIC are hosting a DAVID BOWIE week over the Easter period from 25th March until 31st March.

Besides re-airing interviews and concerts from their archives there will be a series of special new documentary programmes dedicated purely to David.

Highlights will include:

    MARC RILEY 7-9pm on every weekday revisting a series of interviews he did back in 2004 with a whole host of Bowie affiliates...

    MARY ANNE HOBBS will be rebroadcasting the 1997 interview she did with David to mark his 50th birthday...

    CERYS MATTHEWS will be taking a tour around the David Bowie Is exhibition following its opening to the public on 23rd March...

    1971 Paris Theatre set which has only ever been broadcast twice. Both back in 1971...

    DANNY ROBINS will be exploring the importance of Berlin, including a visit to Hansa Studios...

    ADAM BUXTON will be pulling various oddities out of the archives...

    STUART MACONIE will have the Low album on the Freak Zone programme...

For more details and information pop on over to the bbc.co.uk/6music website.


'DAVID BOWIE IS' EXHIBITION ON-THE-DAY TICKETS
6th March 2013

For people wanting to visit the DAVID BOWIE IS exhibition at the V&A, it is advised to book tickets in advance if you know your preferred date and time.

However, if you look at their web site it does say 'there are a very limited number of tickets available to buy in person at the V&A on the day'. So if you do not know your plans in advance you can always just turn up and risk it. Mind you, I wouldn't travel hundreds of miles, but if you are reasonably local it might be worth a punt.

I contacted the V&A who said that tickets will be available first thing at 10.00 am - so make sure you are there at 9.45 to be first in the queue. Tickets will be for times throughout the day so there may be a considerable gap until your slot... but there is always Harrods up the road, and of course the Sukita Photo exhibition at Snap Galleries.

Also just in case you are not aware, new Bowie items are being added to the V&A online shop continually.


REBEL REBEL GIGS LINED UP
6th March 2013

Ireland's premier DAVID BOWIE tribute act REBEL REBEL announce tour dates to celebrate Bowie's first album release in over a decade.

       Saturday March 23rd - The Village, Wexford St. Dublin. Doors 8pm.
       Saturday March 30th - Crane Lane, Cork.
       Monday April 1st - The Limelight, Belfast.
       Saturday April 27th - Tolka House, Glasnevin Hill, D9.
       Saturday June 22nd - Dolans Warehouse, Limerick.
       Saturday July 6th - The Grand Social, Lr Liffey St, D1.

The iconic Rock God David Bowie is back with a bang, his face gracing almost every magazine and newspaper the weekend before his new album 'The Next Day' is released on Friday 8th March. The album has been streaming free on iTunes all this week and the Internet is abuzz with news, reviews and critiques of the Thin White Duke's latest opus.

Enter Irish Bowie tribute band Rebel Rebel; six experienced musicians who don't regard themselves as a covers band but as 'Bowie fans playing music we love to Bowie fans'. Rebel Rebel play a costumed show of Bowie's greatest hits and key album tracks from 'Space Oddity' to 'Where Are We Now' - no mean feat when you consider the range of musical styles and techniques that the legendary chameleon has deployed over six decades of enthralling music.

Since their recent sold out Grand Social show Rebel Rebel have been caught up in the 'Bowie's back' frenzy, playing gigs for starved fans around the country and now, on the back of his album release, are announcing a nationwide tour that incorporates some of the country's best known venues.

A recent highlight was their performance at the world's first Bowie symposium - Strange Fascination - in the University of Limerick, an event that attracted Bowiephiles from New Ross to New Zealand.

'We felt the symposium was a make or break gig for us,' relates lead singer Peter Quinn. 'We played to an audience of academics who were also Bowie fans and before we went on stage that night we heard there were people in the audience who had actually worked with Bowie, which of course only added to our fears. What would they expect? Would we be able to win them over?'

The band need not have worried. They received rave reviews and one in particular from Co-organiser Dr. Eoin Devereux who said 'Rebel Rebel were the highlight of the first ever David Bowie Symposium, convincingly reproducing the key phases of Bowie's musical career. They rocked Limerick!'

For more details visit the rebelrebeltribute.com website.


DAVID BOWIE CAFE IN SONY BUILDING
6th March 2013

At The Sony Building in Ginza, Tokyo, Japan there will be a DAVID BOWIE cafe open from Saturday 9th March through until 24th March to celebrate the release of his brand new album The Next Day.

Besides the various themed Bowie drinks: 'China Girl', 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' and 'Cat People', there's plenty of other Bowie inspired fayre available.

More details and information can be found at the sonybuilding.jp website or try the English translation version.


KEEP YOUR 'LECTRIC EYE ON EBAY
6th March 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?).

Update: #2 New asking price is $600 US (approximately £396 GB). The seller has relisted MAGIC with the correct country of origin.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
5th March 2013

For the latest issue of HOT PRESS magazine over in Ireland DAVID BOWIE features on the front cover and inside Hot Press meet David Bowie's Irish friend and musical director GERRY LEONARD, who spills the beans on the recent hush-hush recording session that spawned the living legend's forthcoming new album - [Read here]...

In France published in L'OFFICIEL Paris magazine for their March issue is an eight-page DAVID BOWIE editorial feature covering the upcoming David Bowie Is exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London...

English fashion designer PAUL SMITH was invited to design the official DAVID BOWIE t-shirt for The Next Day album. The discrete but resonant label states: 'Paul Smith for David Bowie'. The new t-shirt is just the first fruit of an ongoing collaboration between the two men, more of which will be revealed as 2013 progresses and the world is swept up in Bowie-mania all over again. The t-shirts will be available exclusively from the Paul Smith offical website @ paulsmith.co.uk...

The Next Day album designer JONATHAN BARNBROOK talks to CLASH MUSIC - 'Designing Bowie' Reinventing a legend. You can read the whole article - [Read here]...

Model XIAO WEN JU dishes on DAVID BOWIE and asks to be in a video... 'David Bowie, put me in your music video!' and she hopes he reads ELLE - [Read here]...

DAVID BOWIE appeared on the front cover of THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD Spectrum supplement for March 2nd/3rd. Inside was a two-page feature entitled 'A city of Heroes' by Kate Connolly - [View here]...


AND THE NEXT DAY REVIEWS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
5th March 2013

The Australian: The Next Day is worth the wait by Ian Shedden - [Read here]...

Triple M: BOWIE's Killer New Album by - [Read here]...

Huffington Post: 'The Next Day' Review: What's DAVID BOWIE Saying (And Should You Care)? by Michael Hogan - [Read here]...

The Upcoming: Album Review: DAVID BOWIE - The Next Day by Samuel Mensah - [Read here]...

Ultimate Classic Rock: DAVID BOWIE The Next Day - Album Review by Michael Gallucci - [Read here]...

Something Else: DAVID BOWIE - The Next Day (2013) by Nick DeRiso - [Read here]...

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Review: 'The Next Day' finds DAVID BOWIE at his best by Randall Roberts - [Read here]...


DAVID ROCKIN' ON IN JAPAN
3rd March 2013

Rockin' On Japanese magazine April 2013 DAVID BOWIE appears on the front cover of Japanese magazine ROCKIN'ON for their April issue.

Inside there is an eighteen-page feature features some very nice photographs. Plus as a bonus there is an exclusive large fold-out poster of one of Sukita's 1977 shots of David.

Also the back-page of the magazine features a full advertisement page for The Next Day which features again one of Sukita's 1977 shots with David's head on the table covered with the white box and date of the album release.

You can view the magazine cover, poster, some featured pages and the back page advertisement HERE

Check out the ro69.jp website for more details.


AND THE NEXT DAY REVIEWS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
3rd March 2013

Published today and well worth reading in THE INDEPENDENT newspaper in the UK is the article 'Album: David Bowie, The Next Day (RCA)' review by Simon Price who rates it a 4/5 stars - [Read here]...

Published yesterday in THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Review is a DAVID BOWIE piece by Paul Morley... 'The human equivalent of a Google search' - [Read here]...

Published in today's SUNDAY TIMES Culture supplement magazine is a review of the new DAVID BOWIE album. 'David Bowie's first album for ten years proves he's back in furiou'...

Published in the INDEPENDENT in Ireland is 'Ashes to ashes: Bowie muses on his mortality' - Despite the gloomy themes of the rock chameleon's new album, there are upbeat songs to savour too, writes Barry Egan - [Read here]...

Over in Ireland the EVENING HERALD have published 'Bowie's comeback is fuelled by darkness' by Eamon Carr, who bases his The Next Day album review piece around Pope Benedict XVI and Ziggy Emeritus! - [Read here]...

Over in Spain DAVID BOWIE appears in DT magazine for their March issue. (Gemma Arterton front cover). Check out their website, where you can read (obviously in Spanish) or just look at the pretty picture gallery - [Read/View here]...

DAVID BOWIE is featured in the French edition of VOGUE PARIS magazine for their March issue (No. 935). The front cover blurb states: 'Bowie L'incroyable come-back'. (Suvi Koponen is featured on front cover)...


THAT'S THE COLOUR OF MY ROOM
2nd March 2013

The advertising commercial for the new Xperia Z smartphone from SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS utilises DAVID BOWIE's hit song 'Sound And Vision'.

The song has been remixed by Sonjay Prabhakar.

The commercial directed by Tarsem Singh, is currently airing on television in the UK - I know because I saw it tonight.



FUNKY LITTLE BOAT RACE
2nd March 2013

Raro! Italian magazine March 2013 The Italian magazine RARO! have published a DAVID BOWIE special collectors edition for their March issue #252, which contains an discography of USA/UK albums covering the eras from 1983-1987.

More details and information is available over on the rarowebmagazine.com website.



Sabotage Mexican magazine March 2013 DAVID BOWIE graces the front cover of SABOTAGE magazine in Mexico for their March issue. Inside is an excellent article on his new album.

Classic Feel magazine March 2013 Make you way over to sabotagemagazine.com.mx for more details and information shortly.


DAVID BOWIE appears on the front cover of CLASSIC FEEL magazine in South Africa for their March issue.

The front cover blurb states: 'David Bowie - The Next Day - his first album in ten years'. Inside, writer Warren Holden considers the appeal, mystique, high artistic standards and market savvy that are the only constants in a career marked by unstinting reinvention and evolution.

Classic Feel is an arts, culture and lifestyle magazine and is on sale now.

More details and information can be found over at the classicfeel.co.za website.


LIKE A ROLLING STONE
2nd March 2013

Rolling Stone magazine Italian edition March 2013 DAVID BOWIE appears on the March front cover of ROLLING STONE magazine for their Italian issue #113.

Inside there is a feature all about the new album and the amazing story with Iggy Pop in Berlin.

Artist DAVID PALUMBO was commissioned to paint the cover portrait of David.

You can read a piece about how this came about at lehighvalleylive.com website.

More information available at rollingstonemagazine.it website.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
2nd March 2013

DAVID BOWIE is featured in today's Irish DAILY MAIL Weekend supplement. 'Under the influence' the stars who fell for Bowie's spell'. He was also featured in Friday's edition too with an editorial entitled 'Bowie is back - and just bursting with Stardust' - [Thanks to lunamagic]...

A three-page DAVID BOWIE article entitled 'Bowie and Demons' appears in the adult magazine PLAYBOY Polish edition for March. (Paz de la Huerta appears on the front cover) - [Read here] [Over 18 Only]...

Over in the USA a DAVID BOWIE editorial piece appears in DEPARTURES magazine (Style Issue) for March/April. The four-page article concentrates on the upcoming Victoria and Albert Museum 'David Bowie Is' exhibition in London - [More details]...

Four pages of DAVID BOWIE editorial appeared in the February issue of VOGUE ITALIA magazine in Italy. (Naomi Campbell featured on the front cover)...

DAVID BOWIE appears on the front cover of today's THE TIMES Saturday Review supplement. Inside there is a two-page feature where various celebrity fans name their hero's best eras. 'The best of Bowie: which were the Starman's golden years?' Alan Johnson MP (1967-71), Irvine Welsh (1972-75), Nick Clegg MP (1976-79), Nile Rodgers (1980-92), Goldie (1993-2003) and Gary Kemp (2004-13) - [Read here]...

Happy Birthday wishes to HUNT SALES drummer and singer with TIN MACHINE...

Guitarist GERRY LEONARD talks to Ken Sweeney for the Irish Indepedent newspaper: 'Irish guitarist reveals secret role in new Bowie album' - [Read here]...

DAVID PALUMBO was commissioned to paint a portrait of DAVID BOWIE for the ROLLING STONE magazine for their Italian March edition - [Read here]...

IRISH TIMES: Review of DAVID BOWIE's new album by Tony Clayton-Lea 'Bowie strides back into the limelight after a decade in the musical shadows' - [Read here]...

ROCK CELLAR magazine review 'DAVID BOWIE's 'The Next Day' is a Creative Triumph. And It's Cool, Too' by Paul Gleason [5/5 stars] - [Read here]...

To celebrate their 20th Anniversary the WAR CHILD charity have released an album in conunction with Parlophone Records of twenty of the best tracks from their previous five charity albums. Entitled 'War Child 20: The Best Of' album features DAVID BOWIE's Everyone Says Hi (Metro Mix). More details and information can be found over at warchild.org.uk...

There are lots of other events happening during the DAVID BOWIE IS exhibition at the V&A when it opens later this month. 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 their events page for updates and more information...


THE NEXT DAY: LISTEN NOW!
1st March 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

The musicians who perform on 'The Next Day' are: David Bowie (vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, string arrangements, producer), Tony Visconti (guitar, bass, recorder, string arrangements, producer), Earl Slick (guitar), Gerry Leonard (guitar), David Torn (guitar), Gail Ann Dorsey (bass guitar, backing vocals), Tony Levin (bass), Zachary Alford (drums), Sterling Campbell (drums), Alex Alexander (drums), Henry Hey (piano), Steve Elson (baritone saxophone, contrabass clarinet), Janice Pendarvis (backing vocals), Alex Alexander (drums) and Antoine Silverman (violin), (and his string quartet) Maxim Moston, Hiroko Taguchi and Anja Wood.

Recorded at: The Magic Shop Recording Studio and Human in New York City, USA.

Produced by Tony Visconti and David Bowie.

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


THE STARS (ARE OUT TONIGHT) SINGLE
1st March 2013

'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.

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


THE NEXT DAY: REVISED RELEASE DATES
1st March 2013

The Next Day by David Bowie Update: #3 DAVID BOWIE's soon-to-be released new studio album 'The Next Day' has 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


ZIGGYOLOGY OUT THIS MONTH
1st March 2013

Ziggyology by Simon Goddard A brand new book ZIGGYOLOGY: A Brief History of Ziggy Stardust by Simon Goddard is published this month 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!


RECORD STORE DAY 2013: THREE BOWIE RELEASES!
1st March 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 white coloured vinyl 7 inch Record Store Day release.

David Bowie - The Stars (Are Out Tonight) 7" 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


JAPANESE FIVE-ALBUM BLU-SPEC CD2 SERIES
1st March 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'.


GOD BLESS THE GIRL JAPANESE BONUS
1st March 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.


LUST FOR LIFE BIOPIC
1st March 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.


ALADDIN SANE 40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
1st March 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.


DAVID BOWIE IS... PUBLICATION
1st March 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 this 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 have 300 copies available to pre-order online. If you would like to register your interest, 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 this month 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 March 2013

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

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


DAVID BOWIE: A LIFE IN PICTURES
1st March 2013

David Bowie: A Life In Pictures All scheduled for publication next month is DAVID BOWIE: A LIFE IN PICTURES by author Chris Welch.

This 160-page hardcover book sees the light of day on 11th April from 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.


SUKITA EXHIBITION AT SNAP GALLERIES
1st March 2013

Sukita exhibition at Snap Galleries Update: From Friday 22nd March through to Tuesday 30th April, 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 at mid-day on Friday 22nd March, so if you are in London between 22 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.

More details and information on extended opening times can be found over at snapgalleries.com


THE MAN WHO CHARMED THE WORLD RELEASED
1st March 2013

David Bowie - Face to Face with The Man Who Charmed the World DVD The BIO CHANNEL have now released their DAVID BOWIE documentary 'Face to Face with The Man Who Charmed the World' 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 purchase David Bowie - Face to Face with The Man Who Charmed the World [DVD] NOW.






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