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HUNKY DORY (WHO KNEW?)
30th October 2019

Well worthing watching this interview with LAURENCE MYERS by Iain McNay via Cherry Red Records.

Grab yourself a brew, put your feet up and listen to the full 1 hour 23 minute interview below...


Laurence's autobiography HUNKY DORY (WHO KNEW?): The best I can remember from twenty years at the heart of '60s and '70s rock and pop was published this month.

A fascinating read. You can purchase Hunky Dory (Who Knew?) NOW!


CONVERSATION PIECE BOX SET REDUCED!
29th October 2019

David Bowie Conversation Piece 5CD Box Set The DAVID BOWIE - CONVERSATION PIECE Box Set released next month has been reduced in price.

To be released on Friday 15th November.

Containing 12 exclusive and previously unreleased tracks, this extremely limited numbered silver and gold vinyl, as well as standard black vinyl issues is a collectors must have.

Scroll down this page for the official press release, which contains all the info and tracklisting details.

You can pre-order Conversation Piece 5-CD Box Set NOW!



PLANET EARTH BLUES
25th October 2019

Shindig! magazine issue 97 Issue 97 of SHINDIG! magazine features DAVID BOWIE on the front cover.

Inside is an eight-page article entitled: 'Planet Earth Blues'.

Also featured in this issue are: Paul Weller, Gene Clark, Robert Pollard, Status Quo, Steeleye Span, Hawkwind, Shaft, Chip Taylor, Curt Boettcher, Jim Noir and more.

The magazine goes on sale Thursday 7th November.

For more details visit shindig-magazine.com website.

Check out a sneak peek video below...




DBG GLAMOUR FANZINE ISSUE 6
25th October 2019

David Bowie Glamour fanzine issue 6 David Bowie Glamour fanzine issue 6 Update #2: Issue 6 goes on GENERAL sale from TOMORROW Saturday at 9.00am UK time. Don't hang about, there's not many left. Ships mid-November.

The brand new issue of DAVID BOWIE GLAMOUR fanzine Issue 6 is available to PRE-ORDER now exclusively for email subscribers only.

If you're not subscribed, you can order from Sunday Saturday.

At one-hundred pages, issue 6 is bigger than issues 1 and 2 combined! For issue 6 DBG have gone for the inside track on Bowie and interviewed lots of close Bowie associates who have never told their stories before! Because of that, this issue offers a new perspective on David as an artist and as a person.

This issue is packed with amazing images, many of which have never been published before.

The cover has been created by artist Helen Green, inside is Lizzie Capewell's design. This is their biggest, most beautiful, most visual and most illuminating issue yet.

For more details, subscribing and preordering, please visit davidbowieglamour.wordpress.com website.

Update: Heads up, nearly half of the 2,000 copies have been sold in the first 3 hours - be quick!


PEAKY BLINDERS OST FEATURES BOWIE
24th October 2019

Peaky Blinders OST Peaky Blinders OST Out next month is the first ever official PEAKY BLINDERS soundtrack released on 15th November as a 3-LP Vinyl Box Set, 2-CD and digital formats.

As you know, DAVID BOWIE was a huge fan of Peaky Blinders and had contacted the series creator Stephen Knight hoping to have some of his last album ★ featured in the series.

The 2-CD and 3-LP sets feature music and key clips of dialogue from all five series the show, whilst the CD version also includes a 32-page book with images from the show, behind the scenes notes from Phil Harrison, quotes from the cast and 'The Chap' magazine in conversation with Peaky Blinders' costume designer, Alison McCosh.

The 2-CD tracklisting runs as follows:

Disc: 1
01. Tommy: 'It's Not A Good Idea...'
02. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Red Right Hand
03. The White Stripes - St James Infirmary Blues
04. Truce - From 'Peaky Blinders' Original Soundtrack / Series 1 (Score)
05. Tommy: 'Right I Have Bought You Hear Today...'
06. Dan Auerbach - The Prowl
07. Polly: 'There's Only One Thing...'
08. Jack White - Love Is Blindness
09. PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
10. Alfie: 'I've Heard Very Bad, Bad, Bad Things...'
11. Black Rebel Motorcycle - River Styx
12. Post Irish Meeting - From 'Peaky Blinders' Original Soundtrack / Series 2 (Score)
13. PJ Harvey - Red Right Hand
14. Laura Marling - What He Wrote
15. Arthur: 'Do You Wanna Tell 'Em...'
16. Royal Blood - Come On Over
17. Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know?
18. Tommy: 'I Love You...'
19. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Breathless
20. Radiohead - You And Whose Army?
21. Polly: 'A Woman Of Substance...'
22. PJ Harvey - This Is Love
23. Sons - From 'Peaky Blinders' Original Soundtrack / Series 3 (Score)
24. Tommy: 'You Can Change What You Do...'
25. Queens Of The Stone Age - Burn The Witch
26. The Last Shadow Puppets - Bad Habits
27. DAVID BOWIE - Lazarus

Disc: 2
01. Tommy: 'Sex, Freedom, Whiskey Sours...'
02. Savages - Adore
03. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - The Mercy Seat (Live From KCRW)
04. Rachel Unthank & The Winterset - I Wish
05. Ballad Of Polly Gray - From 'Peaky Blinders' Original Soundtrack / Series 4 (Score)
06. Tommy: 'I'm Not A Traitor To My Class...'
07. Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes - Devil Inside Me
08. Foals - Snake Oil
09. Polly: 'It's In Our Gypsy Blood...'
10. Radiohead - Pyramid Song
11. Laura Marling - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
12. Ada: 'So, Tommy Shelby, MP...'
13. Black Sabbath - The Wizard
14. Anna Calvi - Papi Pacify
15. Joy Division - Atmosphere
16. Tommy: 'You Need To Understand...'
17. Anna Calvi - You're Not God
18. Arthur: 'There's A Bentley Outside...'
19. Jehnny Beth - I'm The Man
20. Idles - Never Fight A Man With A Perm
21. Tommy: 'I Will Continue...'
22. Richard Hawley - Ballad Of A Thin Man


Peaky Blinders OST Peaky Blinders OST The 3-LP Vinyl Box Set tracklisting runs as follows:

LP1 - Side A:
01. Tommy: 'It's Not A Good Idea...'
02. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Red Right Hand
03. The White Stripes - St James Infirmary Blues
04. Truce - From 'Peaky Blinders' Original Soundtrack / Series 1 (Score)
05. Tommy: 'Right I Have Bought You Hear Today...'
06. Dan Auerbach - The Prowl
07. Polly: 'There's Only One Thing...'
08. Jack White - Love Is Blindness
09. PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love

LP1 - Side B:
10. Alfie: 'I've Heard Very Bad, Bad, Bad Things...'
11. Black Rebel Motorcycle - River Styx
12. Post Irish Meeting - From 'Peaky Blinders' Original Soundtrack / Series 2 (Score)
13. PJ Harvey - Red Right Hand
14. Laura Marling - What He Wrote
15. Arthur: 'Do You Wanna Tell 'Em...'
16. Royal Blood - Come On Over
17. Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know?

LP2 - Side A:
01. Tommy: 'I Love You...'
02. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Breathless
03. Radiohead - You And Whose Army?
04. Polly: 'A Woman Of Substance...'
05. PJ Harvey - This Is Love
06. Sons - From 'Peaky Blinders' Original Soundtrack / Series 3 (Score)
07. Tommy: 'You Can Change What You Do...'
08. Queens Of The Stone Age - Burn The Witch
09. The Last Shadow Puppets - Bad Habits
10. DAVID BOWIE - Lazarus

LP2 - Side B:
11. Tommy: 'Sex, Freedom, Whiskey Sours...'
12. Savages - Adore
13. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - The Mercy Seat (Live From KCRW)
14. Rachel Unthank & The Winterset - I Wish
15. Ballad Of Polly Gray - From 'Peaky Blinders' Original Soundtrack / Series 4 (Score)
16. Tommy: 'I'm Not A Traitor To My Class...'
17. Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes - Devil Inside Me

LP3 - Side A:
01. Foals - Snake Oil
02. Polly: 'It's In Our Gypsy Blood...'
03. Radiohead - Pyramid Song
04. Laura Marling - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
05. Ada: 'So, Tommy Shelby, MP...'
06. Black Sabbath - The Wizard
07. Anna Calvi - Papi Pacify

LP3 - Side B:
08. Joy Division - Atmosphere
09. Tommy: 'You Need To Understand...'
10. Anna Calvi - You're Not God
11. Arthur: 'There's A Bentley Outside...'
12. Jehnny Beth - I'm The Man
13. Idles - Never Fight A Man With A Perm
14. Tommy: 'I Will Continue...'
15. Richard Hawley - Ballad Of A Thin Man

You can pre-order both the 2-CD and the 3-LP Vinyl Box Set NOW!


MEGA RARE BOWIE AT OMEGA
22nd October 2019

Added today are TWO more amazing DAVID BOWIE mega rare collectibles included in the upcoming OMEGA AUCTIONS sale taking place on 6th November

Lot 29: Space Oddity 7" original unused U.K. Picture Sleeve - 100% genuine Philips release - [Sold for £3,400].

Lot 232: When You Rock N' Roll With Me - Olympic Studios rehearsal tape recorded on 9th January 1974 - [Sold for £2,100]


Space Oddity 7 inch UK pic sleeve    Space Oddity 7 inch UK pic sleeve    RNRWM tape


RNRWM tape    RNRWM tape


Check out all the David Bowie items available via omegaauctions.co.uk website.


DAVID BOWIE GLAMOUR FANZINE ISSUE 6
22nd October 2019

David Bowie Glamour fanzine issue 6 David Bowie Glamour fanzine issue 6 The brand new issue of DAVID BOWIE GLAMOUR fanzine Issue 6 is available to PRE-ORDER now exclusively for email subscribers only.

If you're not subscribed, you can order from Sunday if it hasn't sold out by then.

At one-hundred pages, issue 6 is bigger than issues 1 and 2 combined! For issue 6 DBG have gone for the inside track on Bowie and interviewed lots of close Bowie associates who have never told their stories before! Because of that, this issue offers a new perspective on David as an artist and as a person.

This issue is packed with amazing images, many of which have never been published before.

The cover has been created by artist Helen Green, inside is Lizzie Capewell's design. This is their biggest, most beautiful, most visual and most illuminating issue yet.

For more details and subscribing, please visit davidbowieglamour.wordpress.com website.

Update: Heads up, nearly half of the 2,000 copies have been sold in the first 3 hours - be quick!


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
19th October 2019

Check out the DAVID BOWIE memorabilia items up for grabs over at BACKSTAGE AUCTIONS. Lots include some amazing and unique items from New York based stage designer MARK RAVITZ, who was tasked in 1974 with creating the 'Diamond Dogs' stage set. In later years, Ravitz would be commissioned with the design of the US TV SNL Bowie performance in 1979, the 'Serious Moonlight' stage (1983) and the 'Glass Spider' stage (1987). Plenty of Bowie items from the private collection of STEVEN MANDEL, one of the premier music industry publicists between 1979 and 1994. Throughout his career Mandel worked for The Press Office, Rogers & Cowan, record companies and directly for bands and artists. Check out all the Bowie lots over at the backstageauctions.com website...

On this day, 46 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released his Pin Ups album in 1973...

OMEGA AUCTIONS hadve just added a rare 1969 DAVID BOWIE handbill for his gig in Gravesend at the General Gordon Hotel. Fans came to see him perform Space Oddity, but weren't too impressed with an impromptu poetry reading and reportedly booed him off stage - [See lot 231]...

DAVID BOWIE's art piece (lot 75) for DOVES OF PEACE charity realised £4,600, whilst his son DUNCAN JONES also submitted a piece to the auction (lot 107), realising £440...


BOWIE AT OMEGA AUCTIONS
15th October 2019

Have a listen to three snippets of DAVID BOWIE in the studio circa December 1966.

You'll hear an annoyed Bowie halting a take of 'Please, Mr Gravedigger' because of a unthinking studio guest, then from 12 seconds in Bowie being instructed in timing for 'Sell Me A Coat', followed by an introduction for a take of 'Silly Boy Blue'.

This tape (lot 227) is up for sale at OMEGA AUCTIONS on Wednesday 6th November in 'The Glam Rock Collection' auction.



Check out all the David Bowie items available via omegaauctions.co.uk website.


ON THIS DAY...
14th October 2019

On this day, 29 years ago, DAVID BOWIE and IMAN had their first ever date in Los Angeles, USA in 1990. The blind-date was set up by their mutal friend and hairdresser Teddy Antolin...

On this day, 42 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released his "Heroes" album. Recorded at Hansa Tonstudio, Berlin in July and August of 1977, this is the only true album of the so-called "Berlin Trilogy". Produced by Tony Visconti and David Bowie, the album also featured: Carlos Alomar, Dennis Davis, George Murray, Brian Eno, Robert Fripp and Antonia Maass.

RCA marketed the album with the blurbs: "Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming" and "There's Old Wave. There's New Wave. And there's David Bowie..." It reached No. 3 in the UK and stayed in the charts for a total of 26 weeks. Both the NME and Melody Maker named it as their 'Album of the Year'. Surely, the highest praise came from JOHN LENNON who stated in a 1980 interview - whilst recording his 'Double Fantasy' album - that his ambition was to "do something as good as "Heroes"."


VH1 STORYTELLERS DOUBLE VINYL RELEASED
11th October 2019

David Bowie VH1 Storytellers double vinyl back David Bowie VH1 Storytellers double vinyl Released today is the limited edition double vinyl DAVID BOWIE LP VH1 STORYTELLERS.

On the 23rd August 1999, David Bowie played an intimate set for invited guests at The Manhattan Center's Grand Ballroom in New York for the VH1 Storytellers series. The Bowie set has long been regarded as one of the most memorable episodes in VH1 Storytellers history, with David delving deep in to his catalogue to perform tracks such as 'Can't Help Thinking About Me' for the first time in 33 years, Aladdin Sane's 'Drive-In Saturday' which he had not performed since 1974 and 'Word On A Wing' which received its first outing in 23 years.

This is a first time release on vinyl and contains FOUR bonus recordings which didn't appear on the original 2009 CD version.

The tracklisting runs as follows:

SIDE 1:
       1. Life On Mars?
       2. Rebel Rebel (Truncated)
       3. Thursday's Child

SIDE 2:
       1. Can't Help Thinking About Me
       2. China Girl
       3. Seven

SIDE 3:
       1. Drive-In Saturday
       2. Word On A Wing
       3. Survive*

SIDE 4:
       1. I Can't Read*
       2. Always Crashing In The Same Car*
       3. If I'm Dreaming My Life*

*Bonus recording

You can purchase VH1 Storytellers 2LP Vinyl NOW!


COMMENCING COUNTDOWN
9th October 2019

David Bowie on TOTP 1969 On this day, 50 years ago, DAVID BOWIE appeared for the first time on Top Of The Pops performing Space Oddity in 1969.

Hosted by Pete Murray, Bowie had performed the song in Studio G, which was separate from the main studio audience. This was pre-recorded on 2nd October.

The line-up for this episode was as follows:

(#1) TOTP Orchestra - Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus (and charts)
(#NE) Esther Ofarim - Saturday Night At The World
(#11) Lou Christie - I'm Gonna Make You Mine
(#13) David Bowie - Space Oddity
(#16) The Hollies - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
(#2) Bobbie Gentry - I'll Never Fall In Love Again (film)
(#20) The Temptations - Cloud Nine (crowd dancing) (and credits)

The following week (16th) there was a repeat Space Oddity showing introduced by Alan Freeman, as the song had climbed from #13 to #8.


HUNKY DORY (WHO KNEW?)
4th October 2019

Hunky Dory (Who Knew?) by Laurence Myers

Published today (4th October) is HUNKY DORY (WHO KNEW?): The best I can remember from twenty years at the heart of '60s and '70s rock and pop by LAURENCE MYERS.

WHAT A STORY! WHAT A LIFE!

A FASCINATING MEMOIR FROM A LEGENDARY MUSIC BUSINESS EXECUTIVE WHO...

Signed the little-known DAVID BOWIE...

Owned the Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust albums...

Looked after the The Rolling Stones...

Helped reorganise The Beatles' Apple Corp...

Worked with Mickie Most on The Animals, Herman's Hermits, Donovan, Jeff Beck, and Lulu...

Managed The Tremeloes, The New Seekers, and The Sweet...

Masterminded a landmark court case that disrupted music publishers exploiting songwriters including Elton John...

Started GTO Records, the company that signed Donna Summer, Billy Ocean, The Walker Brothers and Heatwave...

AND WHO...

Had dinner with John Lennon...

Tea with Colonel Parker...

Left Led Zeppelin's cash in a safe and lost the key...

Threw Rod Stewart out of his office...

Turned down chances to manage Queen and Andrea Bocelli...

Almost tempted Stevie Wonder away from Motown...

And foolishly allowed Iggy Pop to stay in his house!

WHO KNEW?

Review: Laurence swam with the bottom feeders and flew with the high-flying divas. He emerged with a smile and a great tale that is very well told in this book. Enjoy! I did. - Andrew Loog Oldham, Manager of The Rolling Stones.

Laurence was the most honest man we were ever involved with in the music business. He backed David at a time when the record industry was not yet interested. We were very grateful. - Angie Bowie (2017).

You can purchase Hunky Dory (Who Knew?) NOW!

Further reading:
DAILY MAIL: The REAL Mr Rock 'N' Roll: The Stones, Bowie, Rod Stewart... Laurence Myers was behind all their careers - and made a mint in the process. But his true wealth lies in his priceless memories - [Read here].


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
2nd October 2019

Birthday memories of David's mother MARGARET 'PEGGY' MARY JONES (nee Burns) who was born on this day in 1913...

On this day, 4 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released his 'Space Oddity' 40th Anniversary picture disc 7" single in 2015...

More unseen DAVID BOWIE photographs were revelaed last night at Tramp in London from photographer MARKUS KLINKO - [Read here]...

The brand new IGGY POP video for 'Loves Missing' features a Diamond Dogs nod to DAVID BOWIE. Partly filmed inside Sweat Records in Miami and directed by Simon Taylor. See if you can spot it below...




VIC FAIR RETROSPECTIVE IN LONDON
1st October 2019

TMWFTE film film by Vic Fair A collection of 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' original film posters are to showcase this month at Lauderdale House in London.

This is the first retrospective exhibition featuring the work of the graphic designer and illustrator VIC FAIR (1938-2017).

Vic Fair Retrospective will be on display at Lauderdale House's Lower Gallery during gallery opening times from Friday 4th October until Monday 28th October.

Note: This a FREE event. You do not need to book a ticket.

The gallery is open:
Monday to Wednesday (11am to 4pm)
Thursday (11:30am to 4pm)
Sunday: Special Sunday opening on Sunday 6 October and Sunday 13 October.

The gallery may also be open on select Fridays and Saturdays depending on our schedule of events. Please call 020 8348 8716 to check Friday and Saturday opening times.

TMWFTE billboard in London by Philippe Auliac Vic Fair (1938-2017) was a prolific British graphic designer who extensively worked on thousands of film publicity material over four decades and responsible for creating some iconic pieces including DAVID BOWIE in 'The Man Who Fell To Earth', the 60's psychedelic 'Here We Go Around The Mulberry Bush' and 'A View To A Kill' part of the James Bond franchise.

There will be a number of original pieces on display and available showcasing Fair's truly artistic wit, flair and innovative use of juxtaposition.

Fair's work is held in private collections, the Victoria and Albert Museum and is shortly due to be displayed at the London Transport Museum 'Hidden London' exhibition.

For more details and information, please visit the lauderdalehouse.org.uk website.


CONVERSATION PIECE 5-CD BOX SET
1st October 2019

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE - 5 CD AND DIGITAL BOX SET RELEASED ON 15TH NOVEMBER, 2019

INCLUDES 12 EXCLUSIVE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS AND BRAND NEW MIX OF SPACE ODDITY ALBUM BY TONY VISCONTI

SPACE ODDITY (2019 MIX) ALBUM ALSO AVAILABLE SEPARATELY ON CD, STANDARD DIGITAL, 96/24 DIGITAL AND RANDOMISED BLACK, EXTREMELY LIMITED NUMBERED SILVER AND GOLD VINYL SINGLE RUN PRESSINGS.

'CONVERSATION PIECE' (2019 MIX) AVAILABLE NOW AS A STREAMING ONLY SINGLE.


David Bowie Conversation Piece 5CD Box Set 4th September 2019 London - Parlophone Records is proud to announce DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE a five CD box set and digital equivalent tracking David's early development throughout 1968 and 1969, via his home demos, BBC radio sessions, studio recordings with guitarist John 'Hutch' Hutchinson and the experimental music and mime group, Feathers. The collection also celebrates the 50th anniversaries of the release of the 'Space Oddity' single and David's second album, David Bowie (aka Space Oddity).

DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE contains twelve previously unreleased tracks/demos from the period as well as a brand new mix of the Space Oddity (aka David Bowie) album by long-time Bowie producer/collaborator Tony Visconti.

The new mix of the album now features the title track of the boxset 'Conversation Piece' restored to the tracklisting in its initially intended position, before it was originally dropped due to time constraints of vinyl.

Of the 2019 Space Oddity album mix Visconti says "It was so much fun to find hidden gems of musicianship with more time to mix the second time around, a guitar twiddle here, a trombone blast there, Marc Bolan's voice in a group choir and more detail in general that we overlooked all those years ago when the label gave us a week at the most to mix this album. And in the details you will find 22 year old David Bowie, who would soon take the world by storm."

The 120 page hardback book accompanying the box features exclusive memorabilia from the personal collection of David's former manager, the late Ken Pitt, as well as from the David Bowie Archive®, and includes photos by Ray Stevenson, Vernon Dewhurst, David Bebbington, Ken Pitt, Alec Byrne, Tony Visconti and Jojanneke Claasen.

The sleeve notes have been written for the release by Bowie experts Mark Adams, Tris Penna and Kevin Cann along with contributions from David's lifelong friend George Underwood, Tony Visconti, Vernon Dewhurst, Dana Gillespie and John 'Hutch' Hutchinson.

The 2019 mix of the SPACE ODDITY album will also be released separately and individually on CD, standard digital, 96/24 digital and vinyl. The various vinyl configurations will be randomly distributed worldwide with a mixture of hand-numbered labels; numbers 1 to 1969 on silver vinyl numbers and 1970 to 2019 on gold vinyl, with the remainder being black vinyl.


DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE

Titles marked * are unreleased and the two Decca tracks presented here are released in superior quality to that released on the Deluxe Edition of David's self-titled debut album on Deram. There is also a rare appearance for the full length mono version of Feathers' 'Ching-A-Ling'.

CD 1 - Home Demos
April's Tooth Of Gold (2.29) *
The Reverend Raymond Brown (Attends the Garden Fête on Thatchwick Green) (2.15) *
When I'm Five (3.18) *
Mother Grey (3.00)
In The Heat Of The Morning (2.59)
Goodbye 3d (Threepenny) Joe (3.19)
Love All Around (2.49)
London Bye, Ta-Ta (3.31)
Angel, Angel, Grubby Face (version 1) (2.31)
Angel, Angel, Grubby Face (version 2) (2.37)
Animal Farm (2.21) *
Space Oddity (solo demo fragment) (2.39)
Space Oddity (version 1) with John 'Hutch' Hutchinson (4.02)
Space Oddity (version 2) with John 'Hutch' Hutchinson (5.00) *
Space Oddity (version 3) with John 'Hutch' Hutchinson (5.10)
Lover To The Dawn with John 'Hutch' Hutchinson (3.50)
Ching-A-Ling with John 'Hutch' Hutchinson (2.58)
An Occasional Dream with John 'Hutch' Hutchinson (2.49)
Let Me Sleep Beside You with John 'Hutch' Hutchinson (2.54)
Life Is A Circus with John 'Hutch' Hutchinson (4.50)
Conversation Piece (3.47) *
Jerusalem (4.19) *
Hole In The Ground with George Underwood (3.29) *

CD 2 - The 'Mercury' Demos with John 'Hutch' Hutchinson
Space Oddity (5.28)
Janine (3.53)
An Occasional Dream (3.18)
Conversation Piece (3.31)
Ching-A-Ling (3.35)
I'm Not Quite (aka Letter To Hermione) (4.00)
Lover To The Dawn (5.01)
Love Song (4.08)
When I'm Five (3.13)
Life Is A Circus (5.33)

CD 3 - Conversation Pieces (Mono)
In The Heat Of The Morning (Decca mono version) (2.51)
London Bye, Ta-Ta (Decca alternative version) (2.36)
BBC Top Gear radio session with the Tony Visconti Orchestra, recorded 13th May, 1968
In The Heat Of The Morning (3.01)
London Bye, Ta-Ta (2.39)
Karma Man (3.07)
When I'm Five (3.14)
Silly Boy Blue (4.32)
Ching-A-Ling (2.51)
Space Oddity (Morgan Studios version - alternative take) (4.22)* with John 'Hutch' Hutchinson
Space Oddity (U.K. single edit) (4.42)
Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (single B-side - mono mix) (4.54)
Janine (mono mix) (3.23)
Conversation Piece (3.06)
BBC Dave Lee Travis Show radio session, recorded 20th October, 1969
Let Me Sleep Beside You (3.20)
Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed (4.03)
Janine (3.03)

CD 4 - 1969 stereo mixes
The original David Bowie (aka Space Oddity) album
Space Oddity (5.14)
Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed (inc. Don't Sit Down) (6.51)
Letter To Hermione (2.32)
Cygnet Committee (9.31)
Janine (3.21)
An Occasional Dream (2.54)
Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (4.46)
God Knows I'm Good (3.17)
Memory Of A Free Festival (7.09)

The Extras
Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (single B-side stereo mix) (4.56)
Letter To Hermione (early mix) (2.32) *
Janine (early mix) (3.23) *
An Occasional Dream (early mix) (2.54) *
Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola (full length version) (5.14)

CD 5 - 2019 mixes (all previously unreleased)
The Space Oddity album
Space Oddity (5.20)
Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed (6.18)
Letter To Hermione (2.32)
Cygnet Committee (9.28)
Janine (3.21)
An Occasional Dream (2.57)
Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (4.50)
Conversation Piece (3.11)
God Knows I'm Good (3.16)
Memory Of A Free Festival (7.14)

The Extras
Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (single version) (4.59)
Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola (5.20)


DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE is released on Parlophone on 15th November 2019.


You can pre-order Conversation Piece 5-CD Box Set, Space Oddity CD (2019 Mix) and Space Oddity (2019 Mix) [VINYL] NOW!

From davidbowie.com


CONVERSATION PIECE 2019 MIX
1st October 2019

Have a listen to the DAVID BOWIE track 'Conversation Piece' which has had a TONY VISCONTI remix.

The song appears on the upcoming Conversation Piece 5-CD Box Set, as well as the Space Oddity (2019 Mix) album, which are both released in November.




VH1 STORYTELLERS DOUBLE VINYL RELEASE
1st October 2019

David Bowie VH1 Storytellers double vinyl Scheduled for release this month on 11th October is the limited edition double vinyl DAVID BOWIE LP VH1 STORYTELLERS.

On the 23rd August 1999, David Bowie played an intimate set for invited guests at The Manhattan Center's Grand Ballroom in New York for the VH1 Storytellers series. The Bowie set has long been regarded as one of the most memorable episodes in VH1 Storytellers history, with David delving deep in to his catalogue to perform tracks such as 'Can't Help Thinking About Me' for the first time in 33 years, Aladdin Sane's 'Drive-In Saturday' which he had not performed since 1974 and 'Word On A Wing' which received its first outing in 23 years.

This is a first time release on vinyl and contains FOUR bonus recordings which didn't appear on the original 2009 CD version.

The tracklisting runs as follows:

SIDE 1:
       1. Life On Mars?
       2. Rebel Rebel (Truncated)
       3. Thursday's Child

SIDE 2:
       1. Can't Help Thinking About Me
       2. China Girl
       3. Seven

SIDE 3:
       1. Drive-In Saturday
       2. Word On A Wing
       3. Survive*

SIDE 4:
       1. I Can't Read*
       2. Always Crashing In The Same Car*
       3. If I'm Dreaming My Life*

*Bonus recording

You can pre-order VH1 Storytellers 2LP Vinyl NOW!


DOVES FOR PEACE BOWIE ART
1st October 2019

David Bowie artwork Would you like to own an original piece of artwork by DAVID BOWIE?

Online and live charity auction via Fieldings Ltd on 17th October. All funds go to UNICEF.

Please register interest to bid online: HERE.

To raise awareness of the suffering and plight of children caught up in war zones across the globe, DOVES FOR PEACE asked artists and celebrities to do a spontaneous drawing of a dove, the international symbol of peace.

David did his dove piece for the charity in 1999. He was the first person to donate to the charity to get the 'Doves for Peace' campaign rolling.

For more details and information visit dovesforpeace.co.uk

Update: Bowie's art piece (lot 75) realised £4,600, whilst his son DUNCAN JONES also submitted a piece to the auction (lot 107), realising £440.


REMINDERS: NEW and UPCOMING BOWIE RELEASES...
October 2019

REDUCED! Brand new DAVID BOWIE - CONVERSATION PIECE 5-CD Box Set and digital includes TWELVE exclusively previously unreleased tracks - released on 15th November - PRE-ORDER

SPACE ODDITY (2019 MIX) album released on CD, digital and Vinyl - released 15th November - PRE-ORDER

SPACE ODDITY (2019 MIX) album released on Vinyl - the various vinyl configurations will be randomly distributed worldwide with a mixture of hand-numbered labels; numbers 1 to 1969 on silver vinyl numbers and 1970 to 2019 on gold vinyl, with the remainder being black vinyl - released 15th November - PRE-ORDER

New book WHY BOWIE MATTERS by Will Brooker, hardcover, 240 pages, published on 14th November - PRE-ORDER

BOWIE'S BOOKS: The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life by John O'Connell, hardcover, 240 pages, published on 14th November - you can PRE-ORDER


Limited edition double vinyl DAVID BOWIE LP VH1 STORYTELLERS first time release on vinyl and contains FOUR bonus recordings, released on 11th October - you can purchase

Official Collectors Limited Edition 2020 DAVID BOWIE WALL CALENDAR square format calendar 12 month, featuring different stunning images each month, size 31.2cm x 31.2cm, published on 26th September - you can purchase

Official 2020 DAVID BOWIE WALL CALENDAR A3 format, 12 month, featuring different stunning images each month, size 42cm x 29.7cm, published on 26th September - you can purchase

New book 'TIL WRONG FEELS RIGHT: Lyrics and More by IGGY POP, hardcover, 288 pages, published on 26th September - you can purchase

2018 softback edition of DAVID BOWIE WORLD 7" RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY 1964 - 1981 book by MARSHALL JARMAN and RETO STÖCKLIN you can purchase now via marmot-publishing.com

Exclusive DAVID BOWIE lino-cut print available to PURCHASE - don't hang around, these are ALL the remaining original left-over stock from 34 years ago, once they've gone, they've gone!


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