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MAINMAN WEBSITE LAUNCHED
30th July 2020

MainMan website launched Launched today is the brand new MAINMAN website located at mainmanlabel.com, along with their other social media accounts.

Over the last few years, they have been working on a project to explore the archives of MainMan and share with the world the amazing story of how this ground-breaking management rights company changed the face of rock 'n' roll fifty years ago when entrepreneur and impresario TONY DEFRIES met the struggling young singer, songwriter DAVID BOWIE and they embarked on an amazing journey that went on to define the hedonism and excesses of the early 70s.

Each week they will release a new episode in their podcast series featuring behind the scenes stories from those who lived and breathed this incredibly evocative period in rock history and the website will be home to a continually expanding collection of fascinating memorabilia from the MainMan vaults - much of it never seen before.

The MainMan group of companies was a first of its kind rights management organisation formed by entrepreneur and impresario Tony Defries in 1972, that supported and helped to develop the careers of various artistes including David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Mick Ronson, Mott The Hoople, Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs, Dana Gillespie, Amanda Lear, Wayne/Jayne County, John Cougar Mellencamp and many others.

You can listen to the first podcast now - TONY ZANETTA 'Z' who was President of MainMan's North America operation tells how he first met David Bowie in London while performing in Warhol's play Pork.

MainMain official social media accounts: Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube Channel | Instagram


DAVID BOWIE - THE TELEVISION GENERATION DVD
29th July 2020

Released next month on Friday 7th August is DAVID BOWIE - THE TELEVISION GENERATION DVD.

David Bowie The Television Generation DVD Description: This DVD selection contains 24 performances of David Bowie On The Box , whereby everyone's all-time favourite show-off comes across doing perfectly what he always did so well. David Bowie's many television performances during his early career, allowed the public at large to witness what was going down, and in turn made the great man the universal superstar he became. Never afraid to use his image to sell his art, Bowie nevertheless always kept a sense of humour in how he presented things and never took himself too seriously, which was part of his huge attraction.

Tracklist: 1. Space Oddity / 2. I Can't Explain / 3. The Jean Genie / 4. Time / 5. Stay / 6. Beauty And The Beast / 7. "Heroes" / 8. Stay / 9. The Jean Genie / 10. The Man Who Sold The World (with Klaus Nomi) / 11. Rebel Rebel / 12. China Girl / 13. Sound And Vision / 14. Ziggy Stardust / 15. Station To Station / 16. Young Americans / 17. The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty) / 18. Hallo Spaceboy / 19. Under Pressure / 20. Thursday's Child / 21. Seven / 22. Survive / 23. The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell / 24. Suffragette City

Details:
      Format: NTSC
      Language: English
      Number of discs: 1
      Classification: Exempt
      Studio: Go Faster Records
      DVD Release Date: 7 Aug. 2020
      Run Time: 116 minutes

You can pre-order David Bowie - The Television Generation DVD now!


ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE...
29th July 2020

On this day, 23 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at the Theatre Romain de Fourviere, in Lyon, France during his Earthling World Tour in 1997...

On this day, 30 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at the Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA during his 1990 Sound+Vision World Tour. Support act was Joe Satriani...

On this day, 37 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, USA during his 1983 Serious Moonlight World Tour...

On this day, 40 years ago, DAVID BOWIE's made his debut performance as John Merrick in The Elephant Man stage play at the newly renovated Denver Auditorium Theatre, Denver, Colorado, USA in 1980. The Bernard Pomerance play ran in Denver for 6 days, with 8 performances, (Tuesday 29th July - Sunday 3rd August), with evening performances at 8pm and matinees on Saturday on Sunday at 2pm...

On this day, 48 years ago, 'Starman' by DAVID BOWIE peaked at number 10 in the UK singles charts in 1972...

Happy Birthday wishes to MIKE GARSON...


KANSAI YAMAMOTO - REST IN PEACE
27th July 2020

Kansai Yamamoto Japanese fashion designer KANSAI YAMAMOTO has sadly passed away, aged 76-years-old, from acute myeloid leukemia on 21st July.

His daughter Mirai Yamamoto announced the sad news today on her Instagram account:

On July 21st, my father, Kansai Yamamoto, passed away at the age of 76. He left this world peacefully, surrounded by loved ones.

In my eyes, my father was not only the eclectic and energetic soul that the world knew him as, but someone who was also thoughtful, kind-hearted, and affectionate. He valued communication and showered me with love throughout my entire life.

He also taught me to persist throughout failures and to never let go of a positive, forward-looking mindset. He viewed challenges as opportunities for self-development and always believed in the brighter days ahead.

I want to thank everyone who has touched my father's life in some way, shape, or form. Without you, his legacy would not exist.

I will continue supporting this legacy of my father through my work at KANSAI SUPER STUDIO, alongside my acting career. In doing so, I hope to spread Kansai Yamamoto's spirit of 'Genki' to the world.

Sincerely, Mirai Yamamoto.


Kansai launched his own company in Tokyo in 1971 and his first fashion collection debuted in Tokyo/London that same year. He was renowned for designing the costumes that would be worn by DAVID BOWIE notably during his Ziggy Stardust / Aladdin Sane characters.

Check out the two clips below from that 1971 Tokyo/London International fashion show. This segments shows the use of kuroko, traditional kabuki stagehands, to assist with 'hayagawari', quick costume change, which Bowie also utilised in his stage shows. Also will you obviously see where Bowie got his hair-do inspiration from.




Rest in peace - Kansai Yamamoto (8th February 1944 - 21st July 2020).

Further reading: CNN website.


MATT DAY - REST IN PEACE
26th July 2020

Matt Day Matt Day Incredibly sad news to report that mega DAVID BOWIE fan MATT DAY passed away in his sleep, aged 44.

Matt was well known amongst Bowie fans worldwide. Just like his parents, he lived and breathed Bowie. His generosity, humour and kind nature will be sadly missed. He was truly one in a million.

Sending sincere and heartfelt condolences to his parents Gillie and Harry, all his family, friends and colleagues.

His best friend Gareth has sent me a few of their treasured memories from over the years which I think need reading to give you a sense of their humour and dedication...

One of many claims to Bowie fame took place during the performance of 'The Hearts Filthy Lesson' on the Outside Tour in Cardiff. As many of you will know who attended gigs on that tour, fans threw all sorts onstage. When Bowie performed 'We Prick You' and he got to the line 'where have all the flowers gone', some fans would throw flowers on stage. Well, Matt, Gill and Gareth had a Father Christmas hat, as it was late November... they threw that onstage during 'The Hearts Filthy Lesson'... Bowie laughs and sings 'what a fantastic Santa's hat'! That was Matt... which can be heard on the audio recording if you take a listen.

Also during the song 'We Prick You', Bowie sings 'toys, toys, little white toys', so they throw a white cuddly Power Rangers toy up on stage. The next song Nite Flights starts and Bowie picks it up and uses the doll against the stage lights to create this ambient, floating silhouette throughout the intro.

Matt Day Matt was THE first to have the Blackstar tattooed on his wrist, the very same day the image was released online. This was acknowledged by the artist Jonathan Barnbrook, he was so chuffed.

For the 1989 Tin Machine gig at Newport Centre, Matt was 12-years-old. He queued on a 3-day vigil with his Uncle Colin outside the venue to make sure they were first to get tickets. This made the local news (see newspaper cutting). His life intertwined around Bowie.

Matt and Gareth even created an ambitious short lived fanzine 'Called Such A Wonderful Person', then later a mail order newsletter 'Bowie News'.

Wherever they went to see Bowie, Matt, Gill and Harry always caught David's attention. Just from sheer audible passion and in their total love and devotion, which started with his father and engrossed them all, giving them great times and happy memories.

Rest in peace Matthew Day (13th July 1976 - 23rd July 2020) - you will be truly missed.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
25th July 2020

On this day, 56 years ago, DAVIE JONES makes his debut performance with THE MANISH BOYS at the Chicksands US Air Base Leisure Centre, near Shefford, Bedfordshire in 1964.


Chicksands USAF Base Davie Jones and The Manish Boys Davie Jones and The Manish Boys


OLLIE'S BARGAIN OUTLET STORE in the US are selling are couple of DAVID BOWIE books at a massively reduced price. David Bowie: Behind The Curtain by Andrew Kent. RRP $59.95 now $7.99. Also Bowie: Illustrated Story by Pat Gilbert for $9.99. Instore only. You cannot buy online...

Reminder: Tomorrow MIKE GARSON @mikegarson will be live tweeting about DAVID BOWIE Pin Ups albums via TIM BURGESS Listening Party on Sunday at 8pm (UK time) // 12pm (PT). Also just announced: REEVES GABRELS @reevesgabrels will be live tweeting about 'hours...' album on Tuesday 28th July at 10pm (U.K. time). For more details and information, pop on over to twitter.com/listeningparty...


HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES TO IMAN
25th July 2020

Happy Birthday Iman


Sending Happy Birthday wishes to IMAN - from everyone at BowieWonderworld x



BOWIE ACETATE SELLS FOR £15k
24th July 2020

This morning at WESSEX AUCTION ROOMS in their Vinyl Records, Music and Film Memorabilia and Guitars Sale featured lot 5: DAVID BOWIE - 'I DO BELIEVE I LOVE YOU' acetate which sold for a very healthy £15,000 GBP. This unique, unreleased 1966 David Bowie UK demo only acetate, came from the Orbit Music Publishing library.

Also in the auction, lot 4: an autograph dedicated 'To Trudy, with my love and compliments, David Bowie xxx', signed on the back of The Man Who Sold The World dress cover LP realised £6,000 GBP.

For more details and information visit the-saleroom.com website.


DAVID BOWIE : RAINBOWMAN (1983-2016)
21st July 2020

David Bowie : Rainbowman (1983-2016) All set for publication this coming October is DAVID BOWIE : RAINBOWMAN (1983-2016) by JÉRÔME SOLIGNY.

This French language second volume which contains 600 pages covers the years 1983 through to 2016.

The front cover features a MICK ROCK photograph and designed by BARNBROOK.

For Volume 2, there are major contributions from many people including: Reeves Gabrels, Tony Visconti and Hermione Farthingale reflecting on David's musical journey.

This second volume also features some unseen photographs and drawings by Lisa and Margaux Chetteau.

The two volumes, David Bowie : Rainbow Man (1967-1980) and David Bowie : Rainbow Man (1983-2016) are both published by Gallimard and contain 300 exclusive interviews.


I DO BELIEVE I LOVE YOU
20th July 2020

Submitted to auction on Friday 24th July at WESSEX AUCTION ROOMS in their Vinyl Records, Music and Film Memorabilia and Guitars sale is the DAVID BOWIE - 'I DO BELIEVE I LOVE YOU' acetate.

This unique, unreleased 1966 David Bowie UK demo only acetate, which came from the Orbit Music Publishing library.

David Bowie was signed as a songwriter to Orbit Music the mid-1960s which was owned and run by the producer Shel Talmy who also worked with The Who and The Kinks, to name but a few. This acetate is in an amazing EX+ condition and probably was never played before now.



Check out Lot 5 for more details and information at the-saleroom.com website.

You may recall a three-song demo audio cassette that sold at Omega Auctions last year which contained the same song. It had the song title handwritten on the inlay label as 'It's You My Love'. After a bit of research, the findings reveal the song title 'I Do Believe I Love You' is a confirmed and registered song title writen by David Jones.

Update: Acetate sold for £15,000 GBP.


ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE...
20th July 2020

On this day, 23 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at the Phoenix Festival, Long Marston Airfield, Stratford-upon-Avon, England in 1997...

On this day, 24 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at SWF3 Open Air Festival in Balingen, Germany in 1996...

On this day, 37 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at the Spectrum Arena in Philadelphia during his 1983 Serious Moonlight Tour...

On this day, 46 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Madison Square Garden in New York during his The Year of The Diamond Dogs Tour in 1974...


DAVID BOWIE IN SAN DIEGO 1974
18th July 2020

CBS 8 SAN DIEGO have unearthed a snippet of their TV news footage of DAVID BOWIE performing at the Sports Arena in San Diego during his 'The Year of the Diamond Dogs' tour on 11th September 1974.




DAVID BOWIE: ICON
17th July 2020

All set for publication on 28th September is DAVID BOWIE: ICON - The Definitive Photographic Collection, a 356-page hardcover book published by ACC Art Books.

The most significant collection of David Bowie images ever assembled.
A luxurious opus published to coincide with the 5th anniversary of David Bowie's passing.
Impeccably printed and sumptuously designed David Bowie: Icon features works from many of the greatest names in photography.

David Bowie: Icon David Bowie: Icon gathers the greatest photographs of one of the greatest stars in history, into a single, luxurious volume. The result is the most important anthology of David Bowie images that has ever been compiled. With work by many of the most eminent names in photography, this book showcases a stunning portfolio of imagery, featuring the iconic, the awe inspiring, the candid and the surprising.

An astonishing 25 photographers from around the world have contributed to this celebration. Their images are accompanied by personal essays and reflections about working with this astonishing artist. From memories of the earliest days at the Arts Lab in Beckenham to what it was like touring the world with Bowie, each contributor shares their experiences of working with and knowing this most extraordinary figure.

From portraits and album covers, performances and rehearsals, to rarely seen private moments and candid snapshots, this collection is at once powerful, sentimental and inspiring. The thoughts and reminiscences of the photographers, many sharing their memories for the first time, give us an insight into this artist unlike any other.

Photography and text by: Fernando Aceves, Brian Aris, Philippe Auliac, Alec Byrne, Kevin Cummins, Chalkie Davies, Justin de Villeneuve, Vernon Dewhurst, Gavin Evans, Gerald Fearnley, Lynn Goldsmith, Greg Gorman, Andrew Kent, Markus Klinko, Geoff MacCormack, Janet Macoska, Terry O'Neill, Denis O'Regan, Norman Parkinson, Mick Rock, John Scarisbrick, Steve Schapiro, Barry Schultz, Masayoshi Sukita and Ray Stevenson. With an introduction by artist and Bowie's life-long friend, George Underwood.

When David Bowie passed away on 10th January 2016, the world lost a musical hero. But his legacy lives on. While his sound and style evolved throughout his career from Ziggy to The Thin White Duke two facts never changed: he was an innovator; and photographers adored him. This book pays homage to this ultimate icon.

You can pre-order David Bowie: Icon - The Definitive Photographic Collection now and save 15%


ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE...
17th July 2020

On this day, 23 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Velódromo de Anoeta, San Sebastián, Spain during his Earthling World Tour in 1997. Support bands were Mansun and Placebo...

On this day, 33 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Stade de l'Ouest, Nice, France in 1987 during his Glass Spider World Tour...

On this day, 50 years ago, DAVID BOWIE with Harry The Butcher (aka Hype) performed at the Fickle Pickle Club (Cricketers Inn), Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England in 1970. Sharing the double bill were Aquila. The band only released one album on RCA. If you've got a spare 48 minutes take a listen. Not my cup of tea, but from 39.17 onwards it gets rather interesting. On the 'Third Movement: Where Do I Belong, Aquila (Conclusion)', can you imagine David Bowie singing this? - [Listen here]...

On this day, 55 years ago, DAVIE JONES and The Lower Third perform at The Witch Doctor (Marine Court), St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex in 1965. Also on the bill were The Sultans...


IT'S A CRASH COURSE FOR THE RAVERS
16th July 2020

Mojo magazine 322 issue DAVID BOWIE graces the front cover of MOJO magazine (322) for their September issue.

Featured inside is a never-before-published interview, plus stories and songs with unusual perspectives from paths less trodden. Mime! Skiing! Darts! Deep cuts! Tony Visconti! And more!

Hang on, there's more... the cover mounted free CD entitled: 'Crash Course For The Ravers'.

This fifteen-track CD explores his influences and impact, plus work by his key collaborators including: Mick Ronson, Jacques Brel, Brian Eno, Ian Hunter, Donny McCaslin, Holy Holy, Robert Fripp, Maria Schneider, Slask and more.

Also in this issue: The Clash, PJ Harvey, Joni Mitchell on the enigmatic David Blue, X, Clive Davis, Deep Purple, Fontaines DC, Robert Wyatt, Idles, Warren Zevon, Nubya Garcia, Yes, Beastie Boys, Jonathan Richman, Songhoy Blues, David Crosby, Keith Tippett, The Lemon Twigs, Jason Molina, Lost Jazz, Odetta and much more.

For more details and information visit mojo4music.com website.


TIN MACHINE II OUT TOMORROW
16th July 2020

Tin Machine II rerelease Released tomorrow is a limited edition silver coloured vinyl version of the TIN MACHINE II album (MOVLP2715), as well as in black vinyl (8719262016590) and CD format (MOCCD13972).

This 180 gram audiophile vinyl features an insert and a special spot varnished sleeve.

Originally released by Victory Music in 1991, 'Tin Machine II' is the second and final studio album by Tin Machine (David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels, Hunt Sales and Tony Sales). After this album and the supporting tour, frontman David Bowie resumed his solo career.

'Tin Machine II's' reputation has only increased over the years. Uncut magazine placed the album on their list of 50 Great Lost Albums (their list of great albums not currently available for purchase), calling the album 'extraordinary'.

As with all Bowie albums, there are plenty of strong tracks here to make this a must have. Opening track 'Baby Universal' is pure Bowie. He re-recorded this track in 1996 for his 1997 album 'Earthling', but the track was not released on the album. It was eventually released in 2020 on the Bowie EP 'Is it Any Wonder?'. The first single 'You Belong In Rock n' Roll' was released ahead of the album and peaked at No. 33 in the UK. The second single 'Baby Universal' achieved success on the Modern Rock chart in the USA, where it reached No. 21, and the third and last single 'One Shot' became an even bigger hit, reaching No.3.

The album's cover (which was censored for its original USA release!) was created by Edward Bell, who had previously worked with Bowie in making artwork for 'Scary Monsters'. The MOV cover features a spot varnish finish.

Music On Vinyl gives Tin Machine II its first vinyl re-release since the 1991 original, and it is pressed on coloured vinyl for the very first time. The initial pressing is a limited edition on silver coloured vinyl. The CD is released simultaneously on Music On CD ) and both the LP and the CD versions feature the hidden and unlisted track 'Hammerhead' (instrumental).

The vinyl tracklisting runs as follows:

SIDE A:
     1. Baby Universal
     2. One Shot
     3. You Belong In Rock N' Roll
     4. If There Is Something
     5. Amlapura
     6. Betty Wrong

SIDE B:
     1. You Can't Talk
     2. Stateside
     3. Shopping For Girls
     4. A Big Hurt
     5. Sorry
     6. Goodbye Mr. Ed
     7. Hammerhead (Instrumental)
(hidden track/unlisted)

You can pre-order the silver vinyl and CD formats now.

Please note: The black vinyl version is released later this month on 31st July.


AND THE STARS LOOK VERY DIFFERENT TODAY
11th July 2020

On this day, 51 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released his 'Space Oddity' single in 1969.

First issued on the Philips label, 'Space Oddity' was David Bowie's first UK top 5 hit.

In 1975, it was re-released by RCA as part of a Maximillion Series (3 tracks for the price of 2), containing 'Space Oddity', 'Changes' and 'Velvet Goldmine', which became David's first UK number 1 single.

On 10th May 1970, the song received the 'Special Award for Originality' at the 15th Ivor Novello Awards (presented by the Songwriters Guild of Great Britain).





HAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY TO STENTON
10th July 2020

Happy 4th Birthday wishes to STENTON DAVID JONES.



ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE...
3rd July 2020

On this day, 18 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at the Quart Festival at Odderøya, Kristiansand in Norway in 2002...

On this day, 24 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Ha-Yarkron Park, Tel-Aviv, Israel in 1996...

On this day, 31 years ago, TIN MACHINE performed at The Forum, Livingston, Scotland in 1989...

On this day, 33 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Parc Départemental de la Courneuve, Paris, France during his Glass Spider World Tour in 1987...

On this day, 37 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed the last of three sold-out dates at the Milton Keynes Bowl, Buckinghamshire, England during his Serious Moonlight Tour '83. This venue was a former clay-pit, filled in and raised to form an amphitheatre which holds a capacity of 65,000 peoploids...

On this day, 46 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Seminole Jai-Alai Fronton in Casselberry, Orlando, Florida, USA during The Year of The Diamond Dogs tour in 1974...

On this day, 47 years ago, (and into the next morning till 5am) DAVID BOWIE held an after-show party (commonly known as 'The Last Supper') at the Café Royal, on Regent Street, London, England in 1973...

On this day, 47 years ago, DAVID BOWIE laid to rest his persona 'Ziggy Stardust' / 'Aladdin Sane' and retired from live concert performing. At the time, the majority of fans didn't realise it was Ziggy and not David himself announcing the now legendary statement: "Everybody... this has been... one of the greatest tours of our life we really... at first I'd like to thank the band... I'd like to thank our road crew and I'd like to thank our lighting people. Er, of all of the shows on this tour, this, this particular show will remain with us the longest because... not only is it... not only is it the last show of the tour, but it's the last show that we'll ever do. Thank you." from the stage at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, England in 1973. This momentous performance was released on DVD which features remastered footage and new stereo and 5.1 mixes by Tony Visconti, as well as a commentary by Visconti and the director D.A. Pennebaker...

On this day, 54 years ago, DAVID BOWIE & THE BUZZ performed at the Marquee Club, in Wardour Street, Soho, London, England in 1966...

Happy Birthday wishes to STACY HEYDON...


MORRISSEY & BOWIE COSMIC DANCER
2nd July 2020

MORRISSEY has requested that the footage from his 1991 LA gig at the Forum with DAVID BOWIE who joined him onstage for a duet of MARC BOLAN's 'Cosmic Dancer' be available.

This is the HQ time-stamped film and includes previously unseen backstage footage.



"We hadn't rehearsed the song. David called me at my hotel and we tried to duet down the phone, which became very funny because David couldn't remember the words, but on the night it was me who forgot and David remembered. You can see a slight disapproval from him when I repeat and repeat the wrong lines ... his look says 'you shouldn't be singing that bit again'. This clip is my 4th favorite memory of David. It's nice that Ron and Russell are in there too, but Russell looks irked ... I expect he was missing the concluding sequel of that night's Columbo.":

Morrissey 30 June 2020.


TIN MACHINE II FINALLY GETS RERELEASED
1st July 2020

Tin Machine II rerelease Released later this month on 17th July is a limited edition silver coloured vinyl version of the TIN MACHINE II album, also on black vinyl, as well as CD format.

This 180 gram audiophile vinyl features an insert and a special spot varnished sleeve.

Originally released by Victory Music in 1991, 'Tin Machine II' is the second and final studio album by Tin Machine (David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels, Hunt Sales and Tony Sales). After this album and the supporting tour, frontman David Bowie resumed his solo career.

'Tin Machine II's' reputation has only increased over the years. Uncut magazine placed the album on their list of 50 Great Lost Albums (their list of great albums not currently available for purchase), calling the album 'extraordinary'.

As with all Bowie albums, there are plenty of strong tracks here to make this a must have. Opening track 'Baby Universal' is pure Bowie. He re-recorded this track in 1996 for his 1997 album 'Earthling', but the track was not released on the album. It was eventually released in 2020 on the Bowie EP 'Is it Any Wonder?'. The first single 'You Belong in Rock n' Roll' was released ahead of the album and peaked at No. 33 in the UK. The second single 'Baby Universal' achieved success on the Modern Rock chart in the USA, where it reached No. 21, and the third and last single 'One Shot' became an even bigger hit, reaching No.3.

The album's cover (which was censored for its original USA release!) was created by Edward Bell, who had previously worked with Bowie in making artwork for 'Scary Monsters'. The MOV cover features a spot varnish finish.

Music On Vinyl gives Tin Machine II its first vinyl re-release since the 1991 original, and it is pressed on coloured vinyl for the very first time. The initial pressing is a limited edition on silver coloured vinyl. The CD is released simultaneously on Music On CD ) and both the LP and the CD versions feature the hidden and unlisted track 'Hammerhead' (instrumental).

The vinyl tracklisting runs as follows:

SIDE A:
     1. Baby Universal
     2. One Shot
     3. You Belong In Rock N' Roll
     4. If There Is Something
     5. Amlapura
     6. Betty Wrong

SIDE B:
     1. You Can't Talk
     2. Stateside
     3. Shopping For Girls
     4. A Big Hurt
     5. Sorry
     6. Goodbye Mr. Ed
     7. Hammerhead (Instrumental)
(hidden track/unlisted)

You can pre-order the silver vinyl and CD formats now.


OUVREZ LE CHIEN LIVE 95 ALBUM
1st July 2020

Parlophone Records is proud to announce that DAVID BOWIE OUVREZ LE CHIEN (LIVE DALLAS 95) (a previously unreleased live album), will be made available on all streaming services from Friday 3rd July.

'Teenage Wildlife (Live Dallas 95)' from the album, is available to stream now.

OUVREZ LE CHIEN OUVREZ LE CHIEN was recorded live at the Starplex Amphitheatre, Dallas, 13th October 1995, during the US leg of the Outside World Tour.

The phrase OUVREZ LE CHIEN (translated from the French to "OPEN THE DOG"), originally appeared in the song 'All The Madmen' from The Man Who Sold The World (which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year), albeit without the z. Bowie also used the phrase for his 1993 song 'Buddha Of Suburbia', once again spelling "ouvre" without a z. The z was added when the phrase and its English translation were prominently featured in the stage set of the 1995 Outside World Tour.

OUVREZ LE CHIEN also features two bonus tracks 'Moonage Daydream' and 'Under Pressure' recorded live at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, 13th December 1995. Previously available on the Hallo Spaceboy CD single, both tracks are making their streaming debut.

OUVREZ LE CHIEN was produced by David Bowie and recorded by Steve Guest. *Mixed by David Richards at Mountain Studios, Switzerland, assisted by Sam Curtis. The musicians are David Bowie - vocals and saxophone, Carlos Alomar - rhythm guitar, Reeves Gabrels - lead guitar and vocals, Gail Ann Dorsey - bass and vocals, Zachary Alford - drums, Peter Schwartz - keyboards and synthesisers, George Simms - vocals and keyboards, Mike Garson - piano and keyboards.

The cover image of OUVREZ LE CHIEN was taken by IMAN during the 95 tour.

DAVID BOWIE - OUVREZ LE CHIEN tracklisting:

Look Back In Anger (David Bowie/Brian Eno)
The Hearts Filthy Lesson (David Bowie/Brian Eno/Michael Garson/Sterling Campbell/Erdal Kizilcay/Reeves Gabrels)
The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty) (David Bowie/Brian Eno/Reeves Gabrels)
I Have Not Been To Oxford Town (David Bowie/Brian Eno)
Outside (David Bowie/Kevin Armstrong)
Andy Warhol (David Bowie)
Breaking Glass (David Bowie/George Murray/Dennis Davis)
The Man Who Sold The World (David Bowie)
We Prick You (David Bowie/Brian Eno)
I'm Deranged (David Bowie/Brian Eno)
Joe The Lion (David Bowie)
Nite Flights (Scott Engel)
Under Pressure (David Bowie/Freddie Mercury/Roger Taylor/John Deacon/Brian May)
Teenage Wildlife (David Bowie)

Recorded live at the Starplex Amphitheatre, Dallas, 13th October 1995

Bonus Tracks:
Moonage Daydream * (David Bowie)
Under Pressure * (David Bowie/Freddie Mercury/Roger Taylor/John Deacon/Brian May)

*Both recorded live at the National Exhibition Centre (Hall 5), Birmingham, 13th December 1995.

From davidbowie.com


MORE GARSON GUEST LISTENING PARTIES
1st July 2020

MIKE GARSON will be live tweeting several more DAVID BOWIE albums via TIM BURGESS Listening Party on Twitter for five consecutive Sundays at 8pm (UK time) // 12pm (PT).

To join in all you have to simply do is... stream or play the album and follow Tim Burgess and Mike Garson on Twitter, then you can read and interact with him as we enjoy and discuss the album in real time.

Sunday July 5th: with special guest @ReevesGabrels - 1. Outside.

Sunday July 12th: Diamond Dogs.

Sunday July 19th: Young Americans.

Sunday July 26th: Pin Ups.

Sunday August 2nd: Reality.

Ask your questions / share memories and so on using #timstwitterlisteningparty

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I'M ONLY DANCING FOR RSD 2020
1st July 2020

Update: All Bowie releases are out next month on the first of the three rescheduled RSD dates on 29th August, apart from OST: The Turning - The Turning: Kate's Diary which is released on 24th October.

Record Store Day 2020 has now been further postponed worldwide and now takes place on three different dates: 29th August, 26th September and 24th October due to the safety of the general public.

RSD 2020 sees the release of previously unissued live 1974 recordings of DAVID BOWIE entitled: I'M ONLY DANCING (THE SOUL TOUR 74) on 2 LP Vinyl and 2 CD formats released for RECORD STORE DAY 2020 on 20th June.


DAVID BOWIE - RECORD STORE DAY 2020 - NEVER BEFORE HEARD 1974 LIVE RECORDINGS UNEARTHED:

'I'M ONLY DANCING (THE SOUL TOUR 74)' (2 LP / 2 CD) LIMITED EDITION RECORD STORE DAY 2020 RELEASE


In addition to the previously announced Record Store Day 2020 release of CHANGESNOWBOWIE, Parlophone Records are proud to also announce the unearthing of never before heard recordings of David Bowie in concert in 1974 in the form of I'M ONLY DANCING (THE SOUL TOUR 74) on 2 LP and 2 CD.

I'm Only Dancing Taken from recently discovered sources in The David Bowie Archive®, I'M ONLY DANCING (THE SOUL TOUR 74) was recorded mostly during David's performance at the Michigan Palace, Detroit on 20th October 1974, with the encores taken from the Municipal Auditorium, Nashville on 30th November 1974. The only song missing from the full set on the 20th October performance is 'Diamond Dogs' which was unfortunately only recorded in part. To make up for that it was decided to include the encores from the 30th November performance which featured 'Diamond Dogs' but also enables a fuller representation of the set from The Soul Tour including such numbers as 'Knock On Wood' and the 'Foot Stomping' / 'I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate' medley.

The Soul Tour was a radical departure from the first part of the 1974 Diamond Dogs theatrical extravaganza. During a three week break in late 1974, the Diamond Dogs Tour's elaborate six-ton Hunger City stage set was drastically stripped back, and the tour's set list overhauled to include as-yet-unreleased tracks from the Young Americans sessions at Sigma Sound in Philadelphia. The Soul Tour also featured a revamped band, augmented to include musicians and vocalists from those sessions, and rechristened The Mike Garson Band.

I'M ONLY DANCING (THE SOUL TOUR 74) follows on from the previous Record Store Day 2 LP release Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74) and is an incredible historical document of a performer and band at the height of their live powers. The artwork for both the 2 LP and 2 CD releases is based on the original design for the programmes available at venues for dates on The Soul Tour. The Soul Tour has taken on a mythical status among Bowie fans, as the tour visited fewer than twenty cities in the East and South of US. This is the first time that audio from this incarnation of the tour has ever been officially released.

DAVID BOWIE - I'M ONLY DANCING (THE SOUL TOUR 74) (2 LP / 2 CD) tracklisting

CD 1
LP Side 1
1. Introduction - Memory Of A Free Festival
2. Rebel Rebel
3. John, I'm Only Dancing (Again)
4. Sorrow
5. Changes
6. 1984

LP Side 2
1. Moonage Daydream
2. Rock 'N Roll With Me
3. Love Me Do / The Jean Genie
4. Young Americans

CD 2
LP Side 3
1. Can You Hear Me?
2. It's Gonna Be Me
3. Somebody Up There Likes Me
4. Suffragette City

LP Side 4
1. Rock 'N' Roll Suicide
2. Panic In Detroit
3. Knock On Wood *
4. Foot Stomping / I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate / Foot Stomping *
5. Diamond Dogs / It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I like It) / Diamond Dogs *

Recorded at the Michigan Palace, Detroit on 20th October 1974 and * at the Municipal Auditorium, Nashville on 30th November 1974.

Musicians:

David Bowie - Vocals, 12-string acoustic guitar, harmonica.

The Mike Garson Band:

Earl Slick - Guitar
Carlos Alomar - Guitar
Mike Garson - Piano, Mellotron
David Sanborn - Alto sax, flute
Pablo Rosario - Percussion
Emir Ksasan - Bass
Dennis Davis - Drums

Backing vocals - Warren Peace, Anthony Hinton, Luther Vandross, Ava Cherry, Robin Clark and Diane Sumler.

These recordings have been mastered from the only available sources to provide the best sound quality possible. Any flaws and distortion are inherent in the original sources and we hope the historical importance of the recordings outweighs any such imperfections and does not detract from the enjoyment of the performances.

From davidbowie.com website.


REMINDERS: NEW and UPCOMING BOWIE RELEASES...
July 2020

BOWIE ODYSSEY 70 by SIMON GODDARD, paperback, 192-pages, to be published on 22nd October - more details

Japanese import DAVID BOWIE - IMAGES 1966-1967 [Hi-Res CD (MQA x UHQCD)] 2020 DSD master recording, delayed until 30th September - more details or direct from CD Japan

DAVID BOWIE: ICON - The Definitive Photographic Collection to be published on 28th September, this 356-page hardcover book features an astonishing 25 photographers from around the world who have contributed. Photography and text by: Fernando Aceves, Brian Aris, Philippe Auliac, Alec Byrne, Kevin Cummins, Chalkie Davies, Justin de Villeneuve, Vernon Dewhurst, Gavin Evans, Gerald Fearnley, Lynn Goldsmith, Greg Gorman, Andrew Kent, Markus Klinko, Geoff MacCormack, Janet Macoska, Terry O'Neill, Denis O'Regan, Norman Parkinson, Mick Rock, John Scarisbrick, Steve Schapiro, Barry Schultz, Masayoshi Sukita and Ray Stevenson. With an introduction by artist and Bowie's life-long friend, George Underwood - more details

DAVID BOWIE - CHANGES: A LIFE IN PICTURES 1947-2016 by Chris Welch, hardcover, 160-pages, to be published on 3rd September - more details

OFFICIAL DAVID BOWIE 2021 SQUARE WALL CALENDAR 16 months, 28-pages - available from 31st August - more details

OFFICIAL DAVID BOWIE 2021 CALENDAR Collectors' Edition record sleeve wall format, 14-pages - available from 15th August - more details

DAVID BOWIE - THE TELEVISION GENERATION DVD NTSC, 1 disc, run-time 116 minutes - available from 7th August - more details


ME AND THE STARMAN edited by JON ARNOLD and JAMES GENT - ALL PROFITS from this book go toward supporting the work of CANCER RESEARCH UK - published on 26th July - more details

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack released on 17th July available on Vinyl LP and CD - more details

TIN MACHINE II released on 17th July in limited edition silver coloured vinyl and CD, also black vinyl released (31st July) - more details

DAVID BOWIE SPACE ODDITY Vinyl Picture Disc, released on 19th June - more details

MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. LAWRENCE Blu-ray version released on 15th June - more details

2018 softback edition of DAVID BOWIE WORLD 7" RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY 1964 - 1981 book by MARSHALL JARMAN and RETO STÖCKLIN visit marmot-publishing.com for more details.

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