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DAY IN, DAY OUT
30th November 2021

On this day, 52 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at the London Palladium as part of the Save Rave 1969 charity event.

David sang two songs: Space Oddity and Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud.

Also appearing were: Grapefruit, Karen Young, Magna Carta, Marmalade, The Settlers, Clodagh Rodgers, Tiny Tim, The GoJos, Lou Christie, The Graham Bond Initiation, The Equals and Dusty Springfield.

The concert was held annually in order to raise funds for the 'Invalid Children's Aid Association' and was attended by Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon and The Earl of Snowdon.

You can view the programme and some photographs from this event - here


BRILLIANT ADVENTURE (1992-2001) BOX SET
26th November 2021

David Bowie Brilliant Adventure (1992-2001) Box Set The latest in an award-winning and critically acclaimed series of DAVID BOWIE box sets entitled BRILLIANT ADVENTURE (1992-2001) is released today.

The box set includes newly remastered versions of some of Bowie's most underrated and experimental material: BLACK TIE WHITE NOISE, THE BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA, 1.OUTSIDE, EARTHLING and 'hours...' along with the expanded live album BBC RADIO THEATRE, LONDON, JUNE 27, 2000, the non-album / alternative version / B-sides and soundtrack music compilation RE:CALL 5 and the legendary previously unreleased album TOY.

TOY was recorded following David's triumphant Glastonbury 2000 performance. Bowie entered the studio with his band to record new interpretations of songs he'd first recorded from 1964-1971. Unfortunately, in 2001 the concept of the 'surprise drop' album release and the technology to support it were still quite a few years off, making it impossible to release.

Exclusive to the box set are BBC RADIO THEATRE, LONDON, JUNE 27, 2000 and RE:CALL 5. The former was recorded two days after the famous Glastonbury performance in front of 500 lucky fans at the BBC's art deco theatre in central London. RE:CALL 5 features 39 non-album / alternative version / b-sides and soundtrack songs over 4-LPs.

The 84-page accompanying books will feature rarely seen and previously unpublished photos by photographers including Frank W. Ockenfels 3, Nick Knight, John Scarisbrick and Nina Schultz Terner and others, as well as memorabilia, technical notes about the albums from producers/engineers Brian Eno, Nile Rodgers, Reeves Gabrels and Mark Plati as well as a new an interview with THE BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA collaborator Erdal Kizilcay.

Available in an 18-LP and 11-CD formats, both available to purchase now!

For full and complete details, you can read the full official press release HERE


TAKE A QUICK BUTCHERS...
24th November 2021

Featured in THE IRISH TIMES today is the article 'IMAN on life after DAVID BOWIE' - [Read here]...

Published in the IRISH EXAMINER is the article 'David Bowie and Toy: The inside story of the 'lost' album about to be released' - New York guitarist MARK PLATI had a leading part in recording the album that's finally getting an official airing - [Read here]...

Published in THE GUARDIAN is the obituary for legendary photographer MICK ROCK - [Read here]...


ON THIS DAY...
21st November 2021

Birthday memories of HAYWOOD STENTON JONES, born on this day at 41 St. Sepulchre Gate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire in 1912. (David Bowie's father)...

Birthday memories of MICK ROCK who sadly passed away two days ago...

On this day, 52 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed a solo acoustic gig at Poperama (inside the old Corn Exchange) in Devizes, Wiltshire, England in 1969...

On this day, 43 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Lang Park, Brisbane, Australia during his 1978 world tour...

On this day, 34 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia during his 1987 Glass Spider Tour...


OPR: CAN'T HELP THINKING ABOUT ME
19th November 2021

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: DAVID BOWIE - "CAN'T HELP THINKING ABOUT ME" c/w "CAN'T HELP THINKING ABOUT ME (LIVE MARK RADCLIFFE SHOW BBC RADIO 1 SESSION)"

AVAILABLE FROM 19TH NOVEMBER AS A STREAMING SINGLE ON ISO RECORDS VIA PARLOPHONE

A-SIDE FROM THE ALBUM TOY - INCLUDED IN THE FORTHCOMING 5. BRILLIANT ADVENTURE (1992-2001) AND TOY (TOY:BOX) BOXSETS

B-SIDE EXCLUSIVE TO THIS SINGLE

WATCH THE PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN LIVE FOOTAGE OF THE SONG FROM PARIS IN 1999 (SEE BELOW)


ISO Records/Parlophone Records today announces the release of CAN'T HELP THINKING ABOUT ME, a previously unreleased re-recording of David Bowie's 1966 single taken from the forthcoming album TOY which features in the DAVID BOWIE 5. BRILLIANT ADVENTURE (1992-2001) and TOY (TOY:BOX) boxsets. The studio recording is coupled with a live version recorded at Maida Vale Studios on 25th October 1999 for the Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 1 Show, exclusive to this single.

CAN'T HELP THINKING ABOUT ME was David Bowie's first single of three for the Pye label and was resurrected for the first time in over 30 years when David performed it on the VH-1 Storytellers show in August 1999. The song remained on the setlist for the short promotional tour for the 'hours...' album. The previously unreleased video for the track was recorded at Élysée Montmartre in Paris on 14th October that year.

The live version of the song was recorded for the Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 1 show. Mark and his co-presenter Marc Riley remember the day fondly. Mark Radcliffe: "I'm so pleased that this track is being released as it was such a joy and surprise when he included it in his set at Maida Vale that day. I remember that occasion so fondly. David was wearing an excellent shirt and was on such great, twinkly form. I recall David dancing with Gail Ann Dorsey to 'I Try' by Macy Gray which was playing on the radio. I interviewed Gail Ann a year or so ago, and she too remembered that moment vividly. It was one of the few cherished and special days I got to spend with him for which I remain ever grateful."

Marc Riley: "The thought of David Bowie doing a session for us was mind blowing to be frank. David said to us "One of you requested we do 'Drive In Saturday'?" I gulped. How presumptuous of me! "Yes David" says I. "We can do that! Here's the current live set list, what else do you fancy?" I don't think I've ever moved so fast in my life. Before Mark could lift his hand from his pocket, I'd taken the piece of paper from David and let my eyes drop from top to bottom. "You do 'Can't Help Thinking About Me'!!!" "We do... do you want that one too?" "Yes!!!". The session was incredible, and David even gave us an extra tune, a brilliant rendition of 'Repetition' from Lodger."


- DAVID BOWIE CAN'T HELP THINKING ABOUT ME c/w CAN'T HELP THINKING ABOUT ME (LIVE MARK RADCLIFFE SHOW BBC RADIO 1 SESSION) AVAILABLE 19th NOVEMBER, 2021, AS A STREAMING SINGLE ON ISO RECORDS VIA PARLOPHONE

- DAVID BOWIE 5. BRILLIANT ADVENTURE (1992-2001) RELEASED ON ISO RECORDS VIA PARLOPHONE 26th NOVEMBER, 2021.

- DAVID BOWIE TOY (TOY:BOX) RELEASED ON ISO RECORDS VIA PARLOPHONE 7th JANUARY, 2022.




REST IN PEACE MICK ROCK
19th November 2021

Incredibly sad news to read that the legendary photographer MICK ROCK has passed away, aged 72 years old.

Posted on Mick's official website and social accounts was the following announcement:


It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share our beloved psychedelic renegade Mick Rock has made the Jungian journey to the other side. Those who had the pleasure of existing in his orbit, know that Mick was always so much more than 'The Man Who Shot The 70s'. He was a photographic poet - a true force of nature who spent his days doing exactly what he loved, always in his own delightfully outrageous way.

The stars seemed to effortlessly align for Mick when he was behind the camera; feeding off of the unique charisma of his subjects electrified and energized him. His intent always intense. His focus always total. A man fascinated with image, he absorbed visual beings through his lens and immersed himself in their art, thus creating some of the most magnificent photographs rock music has ever seen. To know Mick was to love him. He was a mythical creature; the likes of which we shall never experience again.

Let us not mourn the loss, but instead celebrate the fabulous life and extraordinary career of Michael David Rock. While you do so in your own way, we must ask that the privacy of his nearest and dearest be respected at this time. Therefore, there will be no further comments.


Rest in peace - Michael David Rock, born 21st November 1948 - 19th November 2021.

Sending sincere condolences to his family and friends.


ON THIS DAY...
19th November 2021

On this day, 6 years ago, DAVID BOWIE's ★ video directed by Johan Renck was first premiered simultaneously on Sky Atlantic and Sky Arts TV at 8:45pm in 2015...

On this day, 9 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released 'The Jean Genie' Limited Edition 40th Anniversary 7 Inch Picture Disc Vinyl in 2012...

On this day, 18 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed the first of two dates at the NEC in Birmingham, England during his A Reality Tour in 2003...

On this day, 22 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at The Kit Kat Klub in New York City in 1999...

On this day, 30 years ago, TIN MACHINE performed at Toads Place, New Haven, Connecticut during the It's My Life Tour in 1991. Support band were The Neighborhoods...

On this day, 36 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed an impromptu set at China Club in New York City in 1985. The event was drummer Steve Ferrone's birthday party. On that night, they all decided to stage an impromptu jam session, but were in need of a guitarist, so David phoned up Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones and 20 minutes later he turned up. The jam lasted for over an hour, singing hit after hit. The band consisted of: David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Ronnie Wood, Stevie Winwood, Carlos Alomar, Carmine Rojas and Steve Ferrone...

On this day, 38 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at R.A.S. Showgrounds, Sydney, Australia during his Serious Moonlight Tour '83...

On this day, 47 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, PA during the second leg of his 'The Year of the Diamond Dogs' tour, which became known as The Soul/Philly Dogs Tour in 1974...

On this day, 52 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performs at The Dome in Brighton in 1969. He is listed as the third artist on the bill. He performs three songs acoustically one of which was Space Oddity. There were a total of eight acts on the bill which included: The Fox, Jeff Dexter, David Bowie, Steamhammer, Success, Strawbs and Edgar Broughton Band...

On this day, 54 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performs at the 'Stage Ball' benefit gig at the Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London in 1967. David performs a ten-minute spot accompanied by The Bill Saville Orchestra...

On this day, 55 years ago, DAVID BOWIE & THE BUZZ perform at Olympia Ballrooms, Cromer, Norfolk, England in 1966...

On this day, 56 years ago, DAVID BOWIE & THE LOWER THIRD performed a double bill at the Marquee Club in Soho, London in 1965...


TOP-SECRET BOWIE MOVIE PROJECT
18th November 2021

A VARIETY exclusive report by Manori Ravindran reveals that a DAVID BOWIE film is forthcoming from Director BRETT MORGEN.

Brett Morgen, the freewheeling director behind 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck', 'Jane' and 'The Kid Stays in the Picture', is finalising a top-secret David Bowie project based on thousands of hours of rare performance footage of the musician, most of it previously uncirculated, sources confirm to Variety.

Morgen has been at work on the Bowie film, for which an official title has not been disclosed, for the last four years. A source close to the production cryptically describes it as "neither documentary nor biography, but an immersive cinematic experience built, in part, upon thousands of hours of never before seen material."

Sources say live concert footage plays a central role in the film, and that Morgen is eyeing an IMAX release. The filmmaker wears a number of hats on the project, taking on editing, writing and producing duties, in addition to directing.

The musician's long-time producer Tony Visconti is adding his bona fides to the film, serving as music producer. Meanwhile, the Oscar-winning sound team behind 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is also mixing and designing the project. Re-recording mixers are Oscar winner Paul Massey and David Giammarco ('Ford v Ferrari'), while the sound design team includes John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone, both of whom picked up Academy Awards for the Freddie Mercury biopic.

Morgen acquired the rights to the material himself, and BMG and Live Nation are financiers as well as producers, alongside the director's own production banner, Public Road.

Crucially, the pic's been made with the support and cooperation of the David Bowie estate. Bowie's widow, the model Iman, recently told Variety that the family is firmly against authorising a biopic of Bowie's life: "It's always a no. We always ask each other, 'Would he do it?' He wouldn't", as evidenced by Todd Haynes' 1998 film 'Velvet Goldmine', which has a clearly Bowie-like figure at the centre and is named after one of his songs, but for which Bowie declined to license his music. But clearly, the family was more amenable to a live concert-oriented documentary about the singer, particularly from someone with Morgen's track record.

You can read the whole article over at the Variety website.


WOLF N' SHEEP ARTWORK SOLD
18th November 2021

David Bowie Wolf n' Sheep artwork DAVID BOWIE artwork entitled: 'Wolf n' Ship' created in 1995, realised 10,625 Euros today at CHRISTIE'S 20th/21st Century: Milan Online Sale.

The acrylic on canvas, titled, signed and dated on the reverse, was put up for sale by a private collector in Italy.

Bowie's artwork is obviously based around the DAMIEN HIRST 'Away from the Flock' sheep in formaldehyde floor-based sculpture that Hirst created in 1994.

For more details, please visit christies.com website.

(Ed. There seems to be a typo by Christie's on the title of this artwork, I believe it should be 'Sheep n' Wolf' which was first exhibited at the Convention Centre, at the Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland on 7th - 22nd July 1995.)


IMAN TALKS ABOUT HER HUSBAND
17th November 2021

Supermodel, philanthropist and entrepreneur IMAN joins TODAY to talk about her relationship with her husband DAVID BOWIE, and the new fragrance she is releasing in his honour.

During the pandemic, she says, "grief knocked on the door and became a companion." She says Bowie was "truly the love of my life - I'm just waiting until I meet him again.":



Iman also appears in an exclusive interview with PEOPLETV - [Watch here].


ON THIS DAY...
17th November 2021

On this day, 7 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released the 10" vinyl single 'Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)' in 2014...

On this day, 7 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released his 'Nothing Has Changed' compilation album in 2014...

On this day, 49 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Pirates World Amusement Park in Dania, Florida, US in 1972...


INTERLACED GEEK: BOWIE OFFERINGS
16th November 2021

Check out the DAVID BOWIE presentations from the INTERLACED GEEK YouTube channel which have been enhanced and digitally upscaled using AI powered software.




Make sure you select the highest quality in your YouTube settings options for a better viewing experience.

Bookmark and follow Interlaced Geek YT channel, there's more Bowie on the way.

These videos are being used for comment/educational and demonstrative purposes only. It is the result of an ongoing experiment on old video footage with the help of new technologies such as AI Video powered software, colour correction and non-linear video editing software and other experimental transformation techniques on video and images. It is therefore presented here completely reworked visually in a form that didn't exist before because the technology itself creates a unique result: it is indeed an interpretation of the original rather than a copy: more like a twin. Its only purpose is to demonstrate the available possibilities and sometimes limitations (depending on the quality of the source material) of artificial intelligence in video post production.


"IT'S ALL GOT TO STOP, THEY'VE HAD ENOUGH"
12th November 2021

On this day, 57 years ago, DAVID BOWIE (aka Davy Jones) aged 17 years old, appeared on the BBC One 'Tonight' programme as the President of 'The Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Long-Haired Men' in 1964. Look carefully and you can spot George Underwood who is stood on the far right, wearing suede boots.

Hosted by Cliff Michelmore, David along with several members of The Manish Boys told of their latest society.



(Ed. For the record, this wasn't Bowie's first TV appearance. His first known TV appearance was 4 months earlier on BBC Two 'The Beat Room' performing 'Liza Jane' as Davy Jones and The King Bees, which aired on 27th July 1964. Also appearing on episode #4 were Elkie Brooks, Georgie Fame, Wayne Gibson with The Dynamic Sounds and Kenny Lynch and The Echoes).


BOWIE AT THE BLACK BALL
9th November 2021

On this day, 15 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at the 3rd Annual Black Ball Benefit for Keep A Child Alive at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, USA in 2006.

This was to be his last live performance on stage with a band.

David performed three songs: 'Wild Is The Wind' (with Mike Garson on piano), 'Fantastic Voyage' (backed by Alicia Keys' band) and 'Changes' (duet with Alicia Keys).

Hosts Alicia Keys and Iman were joined by KCA founder Leigh Blake, emcee Wanda Sykes and honourees Richard Beckman, Dr. Paul Farmer and Partners in Health, and "Mama" Carol Dyanti.

Other musical performers were Alicia Keys, Damian Marley and Louis XIV.

As far as I'm aware, his performance wasn't professionally filmed and the only filmed footage was shot by DB fan Simone. Check out her footage below...





The Black Ball is an Annual fundraiser for KCA (Keep A Child Alive), the non-profit organisation which brings dignified treatment, care and support to children and families affected by HIV.


ON THIS DAY...
5th November 2021

Birthday memories of TERENCE GUY ADAIR BURNS who was born on this day in 1937 (DAVID BOWIE's half brother)...

On this day, 18 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Sportpaleis Antwerpen, Belgium during his A Reality World Tour in 2003...

On this day, 24 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile during his Earthling World Tour in 1997...

On this day, 30 years ago, TIN MACHINE performed at the Mayfair, Newcastle, England during their It's My Life World Tour in 1991...

On this day, 38 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at the Entertainment Centre, Perth, Australia during his Serious Moonlight World Tour in 1983...

On this day, 43 years ago, DAVID BOWIE began rehearsals at the Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park, Sydney, Australia for his World Tour in 1978...

On this day, 56 years ago, DAVID BOWIE AND THE LOWER THIRD performed a double bill at the Marquee Club, Soho, London, England in 1965...

Happy Birthday wishes to AVA CHERRY...


DBG FANZINE #8 COVER REVEAL
2nd November 2021

Check out the front cover artwork, created by HELEN GREEN, for the forthcoming issue of DAVID BOWIE GLAMOUR fanzine.

David Bowie Glamour fanzine issue 8

Issue #8 is set to be published later this month. They are working hard on this issue and have some amazing content to share... it's almost ready.

For more details, please visit the davidbowieglamour.wordpress.com website.


TOY:BOX RELEASE IN JANUARY
1st November 2021

All set for release is DAVID BOWIE TOY:BOX which is available as a three CD set and six 10" Vinyl formats, on Friday 7th January 2022.

David Bowie Toy:Box CD David Bowie Toy:Box TOY:BOX is a special edition of the unreleased TOY album. The 'capture the moment' approach of the recording sessions are extended to the sleeve artwork designed by Bowie featuring a photo of him as a baby with a contemporary face. The package also contains a 16-page full-colour book featuring previously unseen photographs by Frank Ockenfels 3. TOY was recorded following David's Glastonbury 2000 performance. Bowie entered the studio with his band to record new interpretations of songs he'd first recorded from 1964-1971. The plan was to record the album 'old school' with the band playing live, choose the best takes and then release it as soon as humanly possible. Unfortunately, in 2001 the concept of the 'surprise drop' album release and the technology to support it were still quite a few years off, making it impossible to release TOY at the time.

Included in TOY:BOX is a second CD/set of 10"s of alternative mixes and versions including proposed B-Sides (versions of David's debut single 'Liza Jane' and 1967's 'In The Heat Of The Morning'), later mixes by Tony Visconti and the 'Tibet Version' of 'Silly Boy Blue' recorded at The Looking Glass Studio at the time of the 2001 Tibet House show in New York featuring Philip Glass on piano and Moby on guitar.

The third CD/set of 10"s features 'Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric' mixes of thirteen TOY tracks. Producer Mark Plati "While we were recording the basic tracks Earl Slick suggested that he and I overdub acoustic guitars on all the songs. He said this was a Keith Richards' trick, sometimes these guitars would be a featured part of the track, and at other times they'd be more subliminal. Later while mixing, David heard one of the songs broken down to just vocals and acoustic guitars; this gave him the idea that we ought to do some stripped-down mixes like that and that maybe one day they'd be useful. Once we put a couple of other elements in the pot, it felt like it could be a completely different record. I was only too happy to finish that thought some two decades after the fact."

The tracklisting runs as follows:

TOY

Disc: 1
01. I Dig Everything
02. You've Got A Habit Of Leaving
03. The London Boys
04. Karma Man
05. Conversation Piece
06. Shadow Man
07. Let Me Sleep Beside You
08. Hole In The Ground
09. Baby Loves That Way
10. Can't Help Thinking About Me
11. Silly Boy Blue
12. Toy (Your Turn To Drive)

Produced by David Bowie and Mark Plati. Engineered by Pete Keppler. Mixed by Mark Plati. Assisted by Hector Castillo, Steve Mazur and Todd Parker. Recorded at Sear Sound, The Looking Glass and Alice's Restaurant in New York City, Summer 2000.


Disc: 2
01. Liza Jane (Alternative Mix)
02. You've Got A Habit of Leaving (Alternative Mix) [2021 Remaster]
03. Baby Loves That Way (Alternative Mix) [2021 Remaster]
04. Can't Help Thinking About Me (Alternative Mix)
05. I Dig Everything (Alternative Mix)
06. The London Boys (Alternative Version)
07. Silly Boy Blue (Tibet Version)
08. Let Me Sleep Beside You (Alternative Mix) [2021 Remaster]
09. In The Heat Of The Morning (Alternative Mix)
10. Conversation Piece (Alternative Mix) [2021 Remaster]
11. Hole In The Ground (Alternative Mix)
12. Shadow Man (Alternative Mix) [2021 Remaster]
13. Toy (Your Turn To Drive) [Alternative Mix] [2021 Remix]

Produced by David Bowie and Mark Plati, except 'The London Boys' additional production by Tony Visconti.
'Silly Boy Blue' (Tibet version) Produced by David Bowie and Tony Visconti.
Engineered by Pete Keppler at Sear Sound, assisted by Todd Parker.
Engineered by Mark Plati at Alice's Restaurant.
Recorded at Sear Sound, The Looking Glass and Alice's Restaurant in New York City, Summer 2000.
Except 'Silly Boy Blue' (Tibet version) recorded at The Looking Glass, 2001.
Mixed by Tony Visconti, assisted by Darren S. Moore at the Manhattan Center, early 2001.
Except 'Liza Jane' and 'In The Heat Of The Morning' mixed by Mark Plati, assisted by Hector Castillo at The Looking Glass.


Disc: 3
01. In The Heat Of The Morning [Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix]
02. I Dig Everything [Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix]
03. You've Got A Habit of Leaving [Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix]
04. The London Boys [Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix]
05. Karma Man [Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix]
06. Conversation Piece [Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix]
07. Shadow Man [Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix]
08. Let Me Sleep Beside You [Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix]
09. Hole In The Ground [Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix]
10. Baby Loves That Way [Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix]
11. Can't Help Thinking About Me [Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix]
12. Silly Boy Blue [Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix]
13. Toy (Your Turn To Drive) [Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix]

Produced by David Bowie and Mark Plati.
Engineered by Pete Keppler.
Mixed by Mark Plati, assisted by Hector Castillo, Steve Mazur and Todd Parker.
Recorded at Sear Sound, The Looking Glass and Alice's Restaurant in New York City, Summer 2000.
All songs written by David Bowie except 'Liza Jane' written by Leslie Conn.

The Toy:Box 3-CD and Toy:Box six-10" Vinyl are both available to pre-order now!


BRILLIANT ADVENTURE (1992-2001) BOX SET
1st November 2021

David Bowie Brilliant Adventure (1992-2001) Box Set The latest in an award-winning and critically acclaimed series of DAVID BOWIE box sets entitled BRILLIANT ADVENTURE (1992-2001) is to be released later this month on 26th November.

The box set includes newly remastered versions of some of Bowie's most underrated and experimental material: BLACK TIE WHITE NOISE, THE BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA, 1.OUTSIDE, EARTHLING and 'hours...' along with the expanded live album BBC RADIO THEATRE, LONDON, JUNE 27, 2000, the non-album / alternative version / B-sides and soundtrack music compilation RE:CALL 5 and the legendary previously unreleased album TOY.

TOY was recorded following David's triumphant Glastonbury 2000 performance. Bowie entered the studio with his band to record new interpretations of songs he'd first recorded from 1964-1971. Unfortunately, in 2001 the concept of the 'surprise drop' album release and the technology to support it were still quite a few years off, making it impossible to release.

Exclusive to the box set are BBC RADIO THEATRE, LONDON, JUNE 27, 2000 and RE:CALL 5. The former was recorded two days after the famous Glastonbury performance in front of 500 lucky fans at the BBC's art deco theatre in central London. RE:CALL 5 features 39 non-album / alternative version / b-sides and soundtrack songs over 4-LPs.

The 84-page accompanying books will feature rarely seen and previously unpublished photos by photographers including Frank W. Ockenfels 3, Nick Knight, John Scarisbrick and Nina Schultz Terner and others, as well as memorabilia, technical notes about the albums from producers/engineers Brian Eno, Nile Rodgers, Reeves Gabrels and Mark Plati as well as a new an interview with THE BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA collaborator Erdal Kizilcay.

Available in an 18-LP and 11-CD formats, both available to pre-order now!

For full and complete details, you can read the full official press release HERE


BW FACEBOOK GROUP
1st November 2021

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

Feel free to join in with the other 56,500 plus members and add yourself. You never know what might get posted...


David Bowie Wonderworld Group



UNCUT: A DAVID BOWIE SPECIAL
1st November 2021

On sale now... DAVID BOWIE graces the front cover of the December issue of UNCUT magazine.

Uncut magazine December 2021 On the cusp of a new century, what does David Bowie do? Having plotted a dramatic course forward across four decades, he decides instead to revisit a number of songs from the earliest days of his career. But the album he records, called Toy, is consigned to Bowie's vaults, where it has been the subject of much intense speculation ever since. To celebrate its imminent release - 21 years late! - Uncut brings you the definitive account of David Bowie's legendary lost album as told by Bowie's closest collaborators and confidants. "It's a ghost album," Tony Visconti tells Peter Watts. "I'm so glad people are now getting to hear it, because I think some of David's finest work is on Toy."

Writer Michael Bonner states on the Uncut blog: David Bowie's Toy, from 2001, is remarkable for several reasons. Most obviously: it is a rare instance of this most forward-looking artist reconnecting with his early, pre-fame self. But what does Toy say about Bowie at the start of the second millennium, staring back through the decades to his young, hungry self? And once he'd reckoned with his past, how did Toy's disappearance from the schedules affect him?

More significantly, perhaps, Toy represents one of the last substantial pieces of unreleased work from Bowie. Some kind of soundtrack for The Man Who Fell To Earth exists - but how extensive it is and in just what shape the material is seems uncertain. But Toy is the whole thing - an actual album by a genuinely great artist recorded during a period of transition. You can read about it on page 90, in Peter Watts' deep dive into its genesis, creation and afterlife. As long-serving Bowie guitarist Earl Slick tells Peter, "Even now he's gone for five years or more, the surprises keep coming."

There are also two gifts inside... a giant Bowie posterzine 'Bowie Bulletin' and a 15-track new music CD 'Conversation Pieces;, comprising of 15-tracks of the month's best new music, including songs by Courtney Barnett, Modern Nature, Endless Boogie, Bedouine, Richard Dawson and Circle, Tobacco City, Damon Albarn, New Age Doom & Lee 'Scratch' Perry and more.

Uncut is on sale in UK shops now.

For more details, visit uncut.co.uk website.


REMINDERS: UPCOMING BOWIE RELEASES and EVENTS...
NOVEMBER 2021

DAVID BOWIE WORLD FAN CONVENTION 2022 takes place in Liverpool over three days next year on 17th/18th/19th June 2022. Some weekend tickets still available, once gone they WILL NOT be adding more - more details

DAVID BOWIE - ALL THE SONGS: The Story Behind Every Track by BENOÎT CLERC, hardcover, 624-pages, published on 14th April 2022 - more details

BLACKSTAR THEORY: The Last Works of David Bowie by LEAH KARDOS, hardcover and paperback, 224-pages, published on 10th February 2022 - more details

Exhibition ROCK 'N' ROLL WITH ME BOWIE / MACCORMACK 1973-76 at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, England BN1 1EE. Reopened 18th May 2021 runs till 23rd January 2022. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays. Tickets are on sale now at more details

DAVID BOWIE - TOY:BOX, 3-CD set and six 10" vinyl formats to be released 7th January 2022 - more details


DAVID BOWIE - BRILLIANT ADVENTURE (1992 - 2001) available in 18-LP Vinyl and 11-CD box sets, released on 26th November - more details

DAVID BOWIE OUTLAW: Essays on Difference, Authenticity, Ethics, Art and Love by ALEX SHARPE, hardcover/paperback, 112-pages, published on 26th November - more details

WE COULD BE... BOWIE AND HIS HEROES by TOM HAGLER, with consultant editor TONY VISCONTI, hardcover, 400-pages, published 19th October - more details

DAVID BOWIE: STAR MAN by PETE McKENNA, paperback, published on 1st October - more details

Autobiography BOWIE, CAMBO & ALL THE HYPE by JOHN CAMBRIDGE, paperback, 260-pages, published on 23rd September - more details

2021 softback edition of DAVID BOWIE WORLD 7" RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY - Volume One: 1963-1971 book by RETO STÖCKLIN and CHRISTOPH HEID visit marmot-publishing.com for more details.

Exclusive DAVID BOWIE lino-cut print available to PURCHASE - don't hang around, these are ALL the remaining original left-over stock from 37 years ago, once they've gone, they've gone!


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