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ON THIS DAY...
29th July 2017

Happy Birthday wishes to MIKE GARSON...

On this day, 37 years ago, saw the debut performance by DAVID BOWIE as John Merrick in The Elephant Man play at The Denver Auditorium Theatre in Colorado in 1980...


HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES TO IMAN
25th July 2017

To Iman
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday

With love from everyone here at BowieWonderworld xxx



"HEROES" 40TH PICTURE DISC SINGLE
19th July 2017

Heroes 40th Picture Disc Single davidbowie.com have exclusively announced details of the next DAVID BOWIE 40th Anniversary 7" Picture Disc Single...

This limited edition of "HEROES" is to be released on 22nd September via Parlophone.

A-side: "Heroes" (Single version 2017 Remaster).
(Lyrics by David Bowie, Music by David Bowie and Brian Eno).
Produced by David Bowie and Tony Visconti.
Recorded at Hansa Studios, Berlin and Mountain Studios, Montreux.

AA-side: "Heroes" ('Marc' Granada TV show version).
(Lyrics by David Bowie, Music by David Bowie and Brian Eno).
Recorded for the Granada television show 'Marc' on 7th September 1977 and broadcast on 20th September 1977.
Previously unreleased.

The A-side picture was taken by Sukita in Japan 1977, and the AA-side was shot at the recording of the 'Marc' TV show in September, 1977.

You can pre-order "Heroes" (40th Anniversary) [vinyl] NOW.


DAVID BOWIE IS TMWFTE 2017
15th July 2017

Check out NACHO's new film DAVID BOWIE IS THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH - 2017.


David Bowie is The Man Who Fell To Earth - 2017 from Nacho's Productions on Vimeo.



A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN (1977 - 1982) BOX SET
12th July 2017

davidbowie.com have exclusively announced details of the next DAVID BOWIE Box Set..


DAVID BOWIE - 'A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN (1977 - 1982)'

THE THIRD IN A SERIES OF DAVID BOWIE BOX SETS - RELEASED 29th SEPTEMBER 2017

CD, DIGITAL* AND AUDIOPHILE VINYL BOX SETS EXCLUSIVELY FEATURE 'LODGER' (TONY VISCONTI 2017 MIX)

'BEAUTY AND THE BEAST' (EXTENDED VERSION) AVAILABLE NOW AS AN INSTANT GRAT TRACK - PREVOUSLY UNAVAILABLE ON DIGITAL / CD


David Bowie 'A New Career In A New Town (1977 - 1982) Box Set Parlophone Records are proud to announce DAVID BOWIE 'A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN (1977 - 1982)' the third in a series of box sets spanning Bowie's career from 1969.

The follow-up to the awarding winning and critically acclaimed DAVID BOWIE 'FIVE YEARS (1969 - 1973)' and DAVID BOWIE 'WHO CAN I BE NOW? (1974 - 1976)' will be released on 29th September and will contain a brand new remix of the 1979 album 'LODGER' by long time Bowie producer/collaborator Tony Visconti.

The eleven CD box, thirteen-piece vinyl set and the Mastered For iTunes and standard digital download sets feature material officially released by Bowie between 1977 and 1982. It includes the so-called 'Berlin Trilogy' of albums on which he collaborated with Visconti and Brian Eno, and is completed by 'SCARY MONSTERS (And Super Creeps)'.

The box set, named after the final track on side one of 'LOW', includes 'LOW', '"HEROES"', 'STAGE' (ORIGINAL and 2017 VERSIONS), 'LODGER', 'LODGER (Tony Visconti 2017 Mix)', 'SCARY MONSTERS (And Super Creeps)' and 'RE:CALL 3'. Finally we have the '"HEROES"' E.P., which rounds up the German and French album and single versions of the track in one place for the first time, a compilation exclusive to the set celebrating the 40th anniversary of the song.

In the vinyl version of the box the original 'STAGE' will be pressed on yellow vinyl, replicating the limited edition U.K. release of the time. The 2017 version of 'STAGE' features two previously unreleased tracks.

Exclusive to each of the box sets is 'LODGER (Tony Visconti 2017 Mix)'. The remix was started with David's blessing before his passing in January last year. Tony Visconti has revisited the original multi-tracks at Human Studios and remixed the album with the benefit of modern technology to better highlight the album's nuances. Always a personal favourite of David's, this version of the album will also feature newly 'remixed' artwork featuring unseen images from the original cover photographic session from the archive of the Estate of photographer Duffy, working closely with his son Chris.

Also exclusive to each box is 'Re:Call 3', a new compilation featuring remastered contemporary single versions, non-album singles and b-sides, and songs featured on soundtracks. The cover features a photo by Christian Simonpietri taken at Hansa Studios in Berlin during the '"Heroes"' sessions in 1977. The 'Baal' E.P. in its entirety is making its CD debut while 'Beauty And The Beast' (extended version) and 'Breaking Glass' (Australian single version) are making their debuts on CD and digital formats.

'Beauty And The Beast' (extended version) is available as a digital download upon pre-order of the box set. This version of the '"Heroes"' album track is making its digital and CD debut having previously only been available on a rare US promo 12" and as a limited 12" release in Spain.

The physical box set's accompanying book, 128 pages in the CD box and 84 in the vinyl set, will feature rarely seen and previously unpublished photos by photographers including Anton Corbijn, Helmut Newton, Andrew Kent, Steve Schapiro, Duffy and many others as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums from producer Tony Visconti.

The CD box set will include faithfully reproduced mini-vinyl versions of the original albums, and the CDs will be gold coloured rather than the usual silver. The vinyl box set has the same content as the CD set and is pressed on audiophile quality 180g vinyl.

*A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982) will also be made available in High Definition audio digital formats (192kHZ/24bit and 96kHZ/24bit). Content varies from other formats due to the resolution of the available original source material.


DAVID BOWIE 'A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN (1977 - 1982)'

David Bowie 'A New Career In A New Town (1977 - 1982) Box Set LP Box Set:
   84 Page hardback book
   Low (remastered) (1LP)
   "Heroes" (remastered) (1LP)
   "Heroes" E.P. (remastered) (12" Single)*
   Stage (remastered) (2LP Yellow Vinyl)*
   Stage (2017) (remastered) (3LP)
   Lodger (remastered) (1LP)
   Lodger (Tony Visconti 2017 Mix) (1LP)*
   Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1LP)
   Re:Call 3 (non-album singles, single versions and b-sides) (remastered) (2LP)*

*Exclusive to 'A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982)'


David Bowie 'A New Career In A New Town (1977 - 1982) Box Set CD Box Set:
   128 Page hardback book
   Low (remastered) (1CD)
   "Heroes" (remastered) (1CD)
   "Heroes" E.P. (remastered) (CD EP)*
   Stage (remastered) (2CD)*
   Stage (2017) (remastered) (2CD)
   Lodger (remastered) (1CD)
   Lodger (Tony Visconti 2017 Mix) (1CD)*
   Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1CD)
   Re:Call 3 (non-album singles, single versions and b-sides) (remastered) (1CD)*

*Exclusive to 'A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982)'


Digital download 192kHz/24bit Box Set:
   Low (remaster)
   "Heroes" (remaster)
   "Heroes" E.P.*
   Stage (original) (remaster)*
   Stage (2017) (remaster)
   Lodger (remaster)
   Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (remaster)

Note: Lodger (Tony Visconti 2017 mix) is not included in this digital box set.

Digital download 96kHz/24bit Box Set:
   Low (remaster)
   "Heroes" (remaster)
   "Heroes" E.P.*
   Stage (original) (remaster)*
   Stage (2017) (remaster)
   Lodger (remaster)
   Lodger (Tony Visconti 2017 mix)*
   Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (remaster)

Digital download standard/MFiT Box Set:
   Low (remaster)
   "Heroes" (remaster)
   "Heroes" E.P.*
   Stage (original) (remaster)*
   Stage (2017) (remaster)
   Lodger (remaster)
   Lodger (Tony Visconti 2017 mix)*
   Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (remaster)
   Re:Call 3 (Single versions and non album B-sides) (non MFiT)*

* Set exclusives


'A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN (1977 - 1982)' CD and Vinyl Tracklistings (showing Vinyl side breaks).

LOW
Released on RCA PL 12030 (U.K.) / CPL1-2030 (U.S.) on 14th January, 1977.

Side 1
   01. Speed Of Life
   02. Breaking Glass
   03. What In The World
   04. Sound And Vision
   05. Always Crashing In The Same Car
   06. Be My Wife
   07. A New Career In A New Town

Side 2
   01. Warszawa
   02. Art Decade
   03. Weeping Wall
   04. Subterraneans


"HEROES"
Released on RCA PL 12522 (U.K.) / AFL1-2522 (U.S.)

Side 1
   01. Beauty And The Beast
   02. Joe The Lion
   03. "Heroes"
   04. Sons Of The Silent Age
   05. Blackout

Side 2
   01. V-2 Schneider
   02. Sense Of Doubt
   03. Moss Garden
   04. Neuköln
   05. The Secret Life Of Arabia

"HEROES" E.P.

Side 1
   01. "Heroes"/"Helden" (German album version)
   02. "Helden" (German single version)

Side 2
   01. "Heroes"/"Héros" (French album version)
   02. "Héros" (French single version)


STAGE (Original)
Released on RCA PL 02913 (U.K.) / CPL2-2913 (U.S.)

Side 1
   01. Hang On To Yourself
   02. Ziggy Stardust
   03. Five Years
   04. Soul Love
   05. Star

Side 2
   01. Station To Station
   02. Fame
   03. TVC 15

Side 3
   01. Warszawa
   02. Speed Of Life
   03. Art Decade
   04. Sense Of Doubt
   05. Breaking Glass

Side 4
   01. "Heroes"
   02. What In The World
   03. Blackout
   04. Beauty And The Beast


STAGE (2017)

Side 1
   01. Warszawa
   02. "Heroes"
   03. What In The World

Side 2
   01. Be My Wife
   02. The Jean Genie*
   03. Blackout
   04. Sense Of Doubt

Side 3
   01. Speed Of Life
   02. Breaking Glass
   03. Beauty And The Beast
   04. Fame

Side 4
   01. Five Years
   02. Soul Love
   03. Star
   04. Hang On To Yourself
   05. Ziggy Stardust
   06. Suffragette City*

Side 5
   01. Art Decade
   02. Alabama Song
   03. Station To Station

Side 6
   01. Stay
   02. TVC 15

*Previously unreleased


LODGER
Released on RCA PL 13254 (U.K.) / APL1-3254 (U.S.)

LODGER (2017 Tony Visconti mix)

Side 1
   01. Fantastic Voyage
   02. African Night Flight
   03. Move On
   04. Yassassin (Turkish for: Long Live)
   05. Red Sails

Side 2
   01. D.J.
   02. Look Back In Anger
   03. Boys Keep Swinging
   04. Repetition
   05. Red Money


SCARY MONSTERS (AND SUPER CREEPS)
Released on RCA BOWLP 2 (PL 13647) (U.K.) / AQL1-3647 (U.S.)

Side 1
   01. It's No Game (Part 1)
   02. Up The Hill Backwards
   03. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
   04. Ashes To Ashes
   05. Fashion

Side 2
   01. Teenage Wildlife
   02. Scream Like A Baby
   03. Kingdom Come
   04. Because You're Young
   05. It's No Game (Part 2)


RE:CALL 3

Side 1
   01. "Heroes" (single version)
   02. Beauty And The Beast (extended version)
   03. Breaking Glass (Australian single version)
   04. Yassassin (single version)
   05. D.J. (single version)

Side 2
   01. Alabama Song
   02. Space Oddity (1979 version)
   03. Ashes To Ashes (single version)
   04. Fashion (single version)
   05. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (single version)

Side 3
   01. Crystal Japan
   02. Under Pressure (single version) - Queen and David Bowie
   03. Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (soundtrack album version)
   04. Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy * - David Bowie and Bing Crosby

* mono

Side 4
   Bertolt Brecht's Baal
   01. Baal's Hymn
   02. Remembering Marie A.
   03. Ballad Of The Adventurers
   04. The Drowned Girl
   05. The Dirty Song

The running order for Re:Call 3 CD differs from the vinyl version.

   01. "Heroes" (single version)
   02. Beauty And The Beast (extended version)
   03. Breaking Glass (Australian single version)
   04. Yassassin (single version)
   05. D.J. (single version)
   06. Alabama Song
   07. Space Oddity (1979 version)
   08. Ashes To Ashes (single version)
   09. Fashion (single version)
   10. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (single version)
   11. Crystal Japan
   12. Under Pressure (single version) - Queen and David Bowie

   Bertolt Brecht's Baal
   13. Baal's Hymn
   14. Remembering Marie A.
   15. Ballad Of The Adventurers
   16. The Drowned Girl
   17. The Dirty Song
   18. Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (soundtrack album version)
   19. Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy* - David Bowie and Bing Crosby

* mono

You can pre-order DAVID BOWIE 'A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN (1977 - 1982)' BOX SET NOW!


HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY TO STENTON
10th July 2017

Happy 1st Birthday to STENTON DAVID JONES.

Duncan Jones tweet   Duncan Jones tweet



★ WINS SOUTH BANK AWARD
9th July 2017

DAVID BOWIE's ★ album has just won a posthumous 'Pop Music' award at the SOUTH BANK SKY ARTS AWARDS tonight.

The gong was accepted by IGGY POP who sent a video message.

The ceremony will be broadcast on Sky Arts TV this Wednesday (12th) at 8pm.

For more details and information on the 2-hour TV broadcast, please visit tv.sky.com




ALADDIN SANE - THE TOUR
1st July 2017

DAVID BOWIE's pianist MIKE GARSON performs Bowie's masterpiece album in its entirety - plus a second set of Bowie favourites.


Aladdin Sane - The Tour


The dates announced are as follows:

       25th November: O2 Institute 2, Birmingham.
       26th November: O2 ABC, Glasgow, Scotland.
       27th November: The Water Rats, London. (SOLD OUT).
       28th November: Underworld Camden, London.
       29th November: O2 Academy, Sheffield.
       30th November: O2 Academy, Liverpool.

Band members include: Mike Garson - piano/keyboards / Gaby Moreno - special guest singer / Kevin Armstrong - guitar / Terry Edwards - saxophone/guitar / Ben Ellis - bass / Mat Hector - drums.

For more details and tickets, please visit the aladdinsanetour.com website.


WHEN ZIGGY PLAYED THE MARQUEE
1st July 2017

When Ziggy Played The Marquee by Terry O'Neill New book scheduled for publication in September is WHEN ZIGGY PLAYED THE MARQUEE: David Bowie's Last Performance as Ziggy Stardust by TERRY O'NEILL.

When Ziggy played The Marquee Club in Soho, London, in October 1973, most of those invited to the small venue did not realise that this would be the last performance David Bowie would ever give as Ziggy Stardust. Terry O'Neill, celebrated photographer, was given unprecedented access to document the event. O'Neill captured Bowie and his crew backstage as they went through costume changes, and Bowie transformed into the character he'd soon put to rest. On stage, dodging television cameras and lights, O'Neill snapped the incredible stage presence for which Bowie and his crew had become renowned. O'Neill remembers of Bowie: "He became a character on stage. As much as a person takes a role in a play for the West End or on Broadway, learning the lines, putting on the costumes - this was, I think, the way Bowie treated his stage. This night at the Marquee, I witnessed a modern-day Hamlet - and it was Ziggy Stardust". Foreword by Gary Kemp.

       - Hardcover.
       - 208 pages.
       - Publisher: ACC Art Books.
       - Date: 15th November.
       - Foreword: Gary Kemp.

About the Author: Terry O'Neill has had a star-studded career. He has been in the business of capturing the most iconic, candid, and unguarded moments of the famous and infamous for six decades. His reportage photography chronicled the evolution of fashion in the postwar era, and later the emergence of bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Animals, and icons like David Bowie and Elton John. He has been photographer-of-choice for a multitude of celebrities, from Frank Sinatra and Audrey Hepburn to Raquel Welch and Paul Newman, and remains the only photographer to have captured shots not only of every James Bond to date, but also more than 25 Bond girls and a staggering 150 Oscar-nominated actors and actresses. O'Neill was awarded with the Royal Society of Arts' highest honour, the Centenary Medal, in 2012.

You can pre-order When Ziggy Played the Marquee NOW.


FITTNB PLAYING AT EDINBURGH FRINGE
1st July 2017

Showing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads at Forth - Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, Scotland at 1:55pm.

ADRIAN BERRY's hugely acclaimed hit show tells the tale of a young DAVID BOWIE obsessive on a thrilling journey in the footsteps of his obsession, leading him to discover some long-hidden truths. What follows will change his life forever. Powerful and emotional, music and magic realism collide in this darkly funny and moving production featuring Alex Walton. The life of the pop fan is brilliantly dissected in this tale of unnatural teenage wildlife.

Tickets are available now, please visit pleasance.co.uk for more details and information.


BOWIE COLLECTORS BIBLE GETS SPECIAL TREATMENT
1st July 2017

David Bowie World 7" Records Discography 1964-1981 book David Bowie World 7" Records Discography 1964-1981 book

Swiss company ATHERIS LABORATORIES are sponsoring and publishing an updated special deluxe edition of DAVID BOWIE WORLD 7" RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY 1964 - 1981 book by MARSHALL JARMAN and RETO STÖCKLIN.

The original 1994 much-in-demand Bowie collectors biblical discography has now finally got a complete makeover with this one-off special limited deluxe edition due this month.

- Addendums with dozens of records that weren't featured in the first edition, including many never seen before acetates.
- Most records now photographed in COLOUR.
- 1st printing in a strictly limited deluxe edition.
- A4, 180 pages, hard cover, gloss finish plus jacket, heavy 180g gloss paper.

Each copy will be numbered and signed by the authors with a personalised dedication.

The ONLY way to obtain this special limited deluxe edition is via a special gift deal from MATOXINE - the makers of 'Instant Moonlight' - a revolutionary new cosmetic range developed from the venom of the David Bowie spider.

You will also receive a unique deluxe box, on the cover of which the Instant Moonlight' logo is replaced by a picture of the label of the holy grail David Bowie 7" original acetate of 'Liza Jane', the first David Bowie ever from 1964. The box is also designed to store 7" records.

The box will contain one click-pen of 'Instant Moonlight' plus platinum with applicator and one instant moonlight gold dispenser, for woman or man. Ideal for the handbag or travelling.

To snap up one of the remaining copies please visit indiegogo.com and scroll down to $75 USD - collector's box with 7" book option - where you can order the book now by clicking on the pink 'GET THIS PERK' button.

(Ed. If you are wondering why the company is sponsoring this book, it's because the President and CEO Doctor Reto Stöcklin is a HUGE long-time Bowie fan and collector).


Update: #1
Dear all, we are glad to inform that the book can now be ordered via PayPal. Some of you couldn't buy it because the platform suddenly changed its rules to accept credit cards only. We also had a few requests for split payments, and we are flexible here for those of you who need some time. You can now contact us directly through a dedicated email: with any enquiries.

Alternatively, if you are a Facebook user you can also get in touch via their Closed Group David Bowie World 7" Records - simply click on JOIN GROUP and you will be added.


BW FACEBOOK GROUP
1st July 2017

For those of you who use FACEBOOK - check out the DAVID BOWIE Wonderworld Group.

Feel free to join and add yourself. You never know what might get posted...


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NEW BOOK: BOWIE UNSEEN BY GERALD FEARNLEY
1st July 2017

Bowie Unseen by Gerald Fearnley All set for publication later this month on 19th July is BOWIE UNSEEN Portraits of an Artist as a Young Man' by GERALD FEARNLEY.

This publication collects original and rare photographs from Bowie's debut album shoot, which were released for the first time as fine art prints in 2016. These pictures show Bowie pre-fame, pre-Ziggy Stardust, as a young man unaware of what the future holds A glimpse at the origins of a late great pop-music icon.

Alongside the famous album shot are many completely unknown, unpublished and sought-after 'buried treasures' which were taken at Fearnley's studio in a basement beneath a church in Bryanston Street, near Marble Arch in London. They show a playful side to Bowie 'clowning around' in a superhero jumper, with face paint on, laughing and smiling while throwing shapes.

The link between the two men is Gerald's brother 'Dek', who was the bass player of Sixties band The Buzz. They backed Bowie in 1966-1967 and also featured on his first album. The whole of The Buzz and Bowie & co. would stay at Gerald's house, where they would prepare before their gigs. Bowie often also went there alone to write songs.

Now - fifty years since the original photo session and release of David Bowie's debut album - the unseen photos of Gerald Fearnley are presented here for the first time. These whimsical, youthful images capture the artist as a young man only a few years before he'd transform himself into Ziggy Stardust and launch a career that would become one of the most successful and influential in the history of modern music.

This 80-page hardback publication is sized at 230 mm x 190 mm, with illustrations: 10 colour, 80 black and white and is published via ACC Art Books.

About the Author: Gerald Fearnley is a professional photographer, famous for capturing the front cover shot for Bowie's debut album, David Bowie, in the '60s. The friendship between the Fearnley family and Bowie meant that Bowie spent a lot of time at Gerald's house in Worcester Park, Surrey, both preparing for gigs and writing songs.

You can pre-order Bowie Unseen: Portraits of an Artist as a Young Man NOW!






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