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HANIF KUREISHI, CBE
27th December 2007

Novelist, playwright, screenwriter and director HANIF KUREISHI has been appointed a CBE in the Queen's New Year Honours List for his services to literature and drama.

Kureishi's first novel, 'The Buddha Of Suburbia', was an international bestseller and in 1990, it won the Whitbread book of the year award for a first novel.

Said to be partly autobiographical, it was about Karim - a young, bisexual, half-Indian, half-English man, growing up in Bromley, South London in the 1970s.

The book was adapted into a four-part television series by the BBC in 1993, with as you know DAVID BOWIE providing the soundtrack.

Take a visit to hanifkureishi.com and make sure you read the essay 'The Boy in the Bedroom' - which gives an insight to the 'The Buddha Of Suburbia' adaptation for the BBC.

Hanif has also recently written a short story entitled 'Strangers When We Meet'.


BOWIE IN BERLIN
27th December 2007

Bowie In Berlin Scheduled for publication early next year in February 2008 is another DAVID BOWIE biography entitled 'BOWIE IN BERLIN: A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN' by author Thomas Jerome Seabrook.

Published by UK company Jawbone Press (ISBN-10: 1906002088) and (ISBN-13: 978-1906002084) in paperback form and containing 336 pages.

RRP: £14.95. Our Price: £9.86 - You can Pre-Order NOW and receive a generous 34% discount.

I've also seen it listed under a slightly different title: 'New Music Night and Day: Bowie In Berlin'.

Hopefully full details will be posted on their website jawbonepress.com in the next few days.


A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS 2007!!!
25th December 2007

Merry Christmas 2007 WISHING EVERYONE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS

Have a Cool Yule! I hope you all receive everything you ever wish for

Very Best Wishes from Paul (aka Rednik)


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KEEP YOUR 'LECTRIC EYE ON EBAY
19th December 2007

Currently up for grabs on eBay is this unique and incredibly rare 1966 DAVID BOWIE acetate of 'The Laughing Gnome'.

Laughing Gnome 1st Version Acetate This Decca Group advance test 7" recording is the 1st version on a two-sided mono acetate. The handwritten titles are 'Laughing Gnome' (1st version) and the flip side states 'Gospel', though obviously the titles that came to be release were 'The Laughing Gnome' and 'The Gospel According To Tony Day'.

This first version of 'Laughing Gnome' is completely different to the one released in the UK on 14th April 1967 on Deram DM 123. It features completely different lyrics and is twenty seconds longer. 'Gospel' is the same take and mix as was released.

The seller states: 'This 1st version has not just one gnome but two (besides Fred, who has no speaking lines in either version), the second gnome is named 'Fyfe Robertsgnome' and has a Scottish accent throughout. (Fyfe Robertsgnome is a pun on the name of Scottish broadcaster Fyfe Robertson, who worked on the BBC for many years). Both gnomes are voiced by David; if you play the 45 rpm disc at 33rpm, you can hear him at his normal pitch.'

This is not merely an alternate take, but a substantially different performance, complete with significantly different lyrics. The 45-second excerpt offered here Laughing Gnome Sample (right click and 'save target as') is representative of the extent of the dissimilarity between the two renditions; have a listen. It's recorded straight from the disc and has not been cleaned up digitally; you can hear what fantastic shape it's in.

Curious about the difference in the 'Gnome' lyrics? Satisfy that curiosity right HERE where you can read more information about the recording and see a comparison between the acetates unusual lyrics and those of the commercially issued version.

The seller has had this disc for over thirty years and never shared it with anyone. A different acetate of the same songs, this one with 'Gnome' labeled 'Version 3', sold on eBay in 2001, and apparently there are other 'Laughing Gnome' acetates extant, each unique and ranging in time from 2:30-3:30.

Bidding at present has currently reached $1,385.80 - see eBay page

Update: The price realised was $1,800 (£907,53).


TAKE A QUICK BUTCHERS...
19th December 2007

Bargain Bowie - those of you wanting to get festive spirit can do no better than purchasing THE SNOWMAN on DVD where DAVID BOWIE does the intro up in the attic - it's available at Tesco for a mere £4...

To acknowledge her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, MADONNA issued the following statement last Friday: 'I was fortunate to have inducted my idol DAVID BOWIE a few years back, so to be included alongside him and so many other amazing artists that have come before me is an honour.' - (from BrianBrain)...

In the January 2008 issue of CLASSIC ROCK magazine MICK RONSON won the magazine's 'Tommy Vance Inspiration Award' at their awards ceremony in November. It contains an 8-page talking heads feature on Ronno with quotes from people like Ken Scott, Trevor Bolder, Tony Visconti and Ian Hunter, even David Cassidy chips in! It's a really good read - (from BlueBlue)...

DAVID BOWIE tribute band TIGERS ON VASELINE perform this Sunday 23rd December at Blackfriars, Albion Street, Merchant City, Glasgow, Scotland G1 3BZ at 20:30 GMT. More details can be found on their MySpace pages - (from John O)...


JEAN GENIE IN DERBY THIS WEEKEND
13th December 2007

DAVID BOWIE UK tribute band JEAN GENIE will be performing live at the Flowerpot in King Street, Derby, England this Saturday 15th December.

The band was formed in 1993 following the discovery of the David Bowie look and sound-alike artiste John Mainwaring. They soon became known for their flamboyant stage show with its impressive claims to fame.

Songs performed in the shows include the classics "Heroes", Let's Dance, Life On Mars?, Rebel Rebel, The Jean Genie, Under Pressure, Ashes To Ashes and many others.

Doors open at 8.00pm tickets are £10.


GLOBAL CHIC FROM IMAN
11th December 2007

IMAN and HSN Bring You... Global Chic - Jewellery, Fashion Accessories, and Tips From Around the World - Pieces inspired by her own collection and travels to launch exclusively on HSN beginning December 15th at 8:00 pm EST -

IMAN, one of the most celebrated supermodels ever and muse for fashion designers including Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, Donna Karan, and Calvin Klein, brings you the Global Chic collection, a stylish new line of fashion accessories, jewellery, and the latest tips in style and beauty. Inspired by IMAN'S journeys around the globe - from the saturated landscapes and bold sophisticated colours of Africa, India and Bali, to the glamour of the Hollywood Hills, and the fashionably chic streets of London, Paris, Milan, and New York - the unique Global Chic Collection will launch exclusively on HSN beginning Saturday, December 15th at 8:00 pm EST and Sunday, December 16th at 9:00 am and 6:00 pm EST.

"Whether I am off to a business meeting, the PTA, a romantic night out with my husband, or at a red carpet, high-voltage event, I rely on stunning jewellery and accessories to give me fashion 'extras' to highlight my looks," says IMAN. "It is important to know fashionable accessory trends, but it is more important to know how to properly incorporate them into your world and your lifestyle. You are never fully dressed without them."

With the Global Chic Collection, IMAN brings home treasures and inspirations from around the world, and draws inspiration from her own renowned personal collection. There are rare and stunning rings, notable for their simple elegance, such as replicas of her famous "Anniversary Ring" and the vintage engagement ring, both given to IMAN by her husband - rock star legend, DAVID BOWIE. Limited edition bracelets and earrings are also included in Global Chic and draw on influences from IMAN's travels.

"IMAN is known worldwide as a woman of exceptional taste, style, and beauty, and she brings all of that, and more, to everything she does," says Mindy Grossman, CEO of IAC Retailing. "Her Global Chic collection is no exception and we know that our customers will respond to each exquisite piece and IMAN's unparalleled style."

IMAN's premier handbags are vintage-inspired and infused with her years of fashion expertise. Three gorgeous styles, including the Signature Handbag, an oversized tote, and the leopard printed Evening Bag will have you looking perfect no matter what the occasion.

Wrap yourself in glamour with IMAN's striking faux-fur stole. The faux mink is reversible with woven brocade and comes with four detachable tassels, making this a truly unique and versatile addition to any wardrobe. And that's not all... the Collection includes a Global Chic Fashion Day planner filled with inspiring quotes, fashion forward tips, and IMAN's insiders guide to "hot spots."

"Working with IMAN, to cultivate her incredible inspirations into a comprehensive fashion and accessory collection for the HSN consumer, was a remarkable experience," said Joy Mangano, President of Ingenious Designs, LLC, a subsidiary of HSN. "IMAN's superior knowledge of global fashion translated perfectly into stunning jewelry, stylish handbags, and other relevant fashion accessories that work for every woman, and every situation."

IMAN's Global Chic Collection will launch exclusively on HSN with jewellery and fashion accessories ranging in price from $19.95 to $129.95.

Official Press Release from ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Dec. 11 PRNewswire


A MESSAGE FROM CHUCK
8th December 2007

CHUCK HAMMER guitarist on DAVID BOWIE's Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) album got in touch to let everyone know that his 'Guitarchitecture' music has just been made available for download via the iTunes store on 6th December.

The six albums are: Avignon Crosses, Cathedral Guitars, Glacial Guitars, Shelter Curve, Moonless Night and Arctic Circles, which range from only £5.53 through to £7.99.

Chuck goes on to say: "We are in the process of releasing quite a bit music - some of which was recorded during the time I was working with Bowie on Scary Monsters and also touring with Lou Reed - as well as many more recent soundtracks."

Also check out Chuck's official site for more information and song downloads.

Thanks so much Chuck Hammer.


KEEP YOUR 'LECTRIC EYE ON EBAY
3rd December 2007

Bowie At The Beeb 1988 Over on eBay currently up for auction are three DAVID BOWIE and Marc Bolan/Tyrannosaurus Rex vinyl BBC Transcription Service discs from 1988.

'Bowie At The Beeb' (Cat. No CN 5155/S) and 'Bolan At The Beeb' (Cat. No. CN 5155), each contain three-sides of each artist.

Check out the eBay listing

For more details and information on Bowie at the Beeb check out the BW Collectors Guide which features all David Bowie BBC Sessions over the years.


VOTE IN THE CURRENT BW POLL
2nd December 2007

Place your vote in the current BW poll...

The question being asked is: 'Which is your favourite track from the DAVID BOWIE album 'Station To Station?'

So far the top three choices are as follows: 'Station To Station' way out in front with 38.23%, followed by 'Word On A Wing' with 17.45% and thirdly 'Stay' with 16.90% of the vote.

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GOD AND MAN
1st December 2007

Quite a way off yet but there's another biography due for publication towards the end of next year - 'God and Man: The Definitive Biography of David Bowie' by author Marc Spitz.

Scheduled to be published by Piatkus Books in hardcover format and containing 400 pages on 23rd October 2008.

Synopsis: In the history of rock music, few artists have been so inspired and so good for so long as David Bowie, in part because there are so many Bowie's to choose from: the glam majesty of Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane, the stylish cabaret of the Thin White Duke, the techno brooder of the Berlin period, or the pure pop superstar of Let's Dance, to name a few. But Bowie is an artist whose influence goes beyond the records he has made: in a career spanning four decades and encompassing music, film, fashion, art, technology and more, he has become nothing short of an enduring cultural force.

In 'God and Man', Marc Spitz explores the profound influence Bowie has exerted over the pop culture landscape since his debut in 1966 and provides the most comprehensive account to date of the life, times and art of the ultimate arbiter of cool. Through revealing interviews with the man himself, as well as the people who knew him best - including Angie Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Mick Jagger, Tony Visconti, Brian Eno, Nile Rodgers, and more - Spitz examines both Bowie's triumphs and his frailties, the personas and the man behind them. A meticulously researched and beautifully written biography, 'God and Man' casts a new and definitive light over the humanity behind Bowie's culture-defining 'allen' artifices.

You might remember that Publishers Weekly reported in 2006 that Marc Spitz apparently received a mid-six-figure deal with agent James Fitzgerald. Spitz, a writer for Vanity Fair, is also the author of a biography of the band Green Day coming from Hyperion; this deal reunites Spitz with Carrie Thornton, who edited his first book, We Got the Neutron Bomb: The Untold Story of LA Punk, as well as his two novels.


THE DAVID BOWIE BOX: US PRESS RELEASE
1st December 2007

THE DAVID BOWIE BOX

LIMITED EDITION BOX SET ENCASES FIVE MOST RECENT STUDIO ALBUMS: OUTSIDE (1995), EARTHLING (1997), 'hours...' (1999), HEATHEN (2002), AND REALITY (2004)

EACH TITLE IS AN EXPANDED EDITION TWO-CD VINYL REPLICA DIGIPAK WITH BONUS DISC OF MIXES, REMIXES, EDITS, SPECIAL VERSIONS, ALTERNATE TAKES, OUTTAKES, RARITIES AND MORE

Total of more than 60 bonus tracks on five albums - for collectors and fans

Imported box set arrives in stores December 4th, 2007, on ISO/Columbia


David Bowie Box Set Few musicians possess such a formidable catalog of work as DAVID BOWIE, that exists independently of genres and trends, and travels freely across all dimensions of time, inhabiting present, past, and future with equal regard. Four decades after he made his debut recordings of 1967, he remains one of the most valued barometers of cultural change that popular music has produced. At every stage of his career he has defined and refined the state of the art, in the process becoming the art itself, an impossibly influential singer, songwriter, story-teller, producer, arranger, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, charismatic video, film and stage presence, and much more.

As a special commemorative collection, the two-CD vinyl replica digipak international editions of David Bowie's five most recent studio albums - OUTSIDE, EARTHLING, 'hours...', HEATHEN and REALITY - have now been packaged together in a limited edition slipcase. THE DAVID BOWIE BOX SET will arrive in stores December 4th on ISO/Columbia, a division of SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.

In the early 1990s, while still signed to EMI in Great Britain, David Bowie signed with Virgin Records in the U.S., at the peak of the label's success in the pop field (Janet Jackson, the Rolling Stones, Lenny Kravitz, Smashing Pumpkins, et alia). The three studio albums he subsequently recorded for Virgin - OUTSIDE (1995), EARTHLING (1997), and 'hours...' (1999) - were among the most adventurous and controversial he ever produced.

Two years later, Bowie negotiated a deal with Columbia Records for his own label, ISO, and went on to record his most recent studio albums under the new venture, HEATHEN (2002) and REALITY (2003).

The deal also brought rights for OUTSIDE, EARTHLING, and 'hours...', and in 2004, they were issued by Sony International as two-CD sets, each containing a bonus disc of more than a dozen mixes, remixes, edits, special versions, alternate takes, outtakes, rarities and so on. In 2007, they were followed-up with two-CD configurations of HEATHEN and REALITY, again for the international market, with bonus discs of impossible-to-find and in many cases previously unreleased material.

Assembling these five albums into THE DAVID BOWIE BOX SET brings more than 60 tracks of bonus material to fans and collectors for the first time in one package. As the world awaits news of David Bowie's next project, the time is right to focus attention on his most recent work, reaching back more than a decade.

THE DAVID BOWIE BOX
(ISO/Columbia/Legacy 88697 16903 2)



OUTSIDE

Two and a half years after the release of Black Tie, White Noise, Bowie emerged with OUTSIDE (subtitled The Nathan Adler Diaries: A Hyper Cycle), based on one of the many short stories he'd written. It was intended to be the first in a series of five non-sequential futuristic narratives based on the exploits of a police investigator who specializes in crimes of art and cyberspace, in this case, the death of 14-year-old Baby Grace Blue. As reported in Billboard Monitor, "Bowie inhabits no less than seven characters throughout the set." As he told the publication upon the album's release, "We've gotten to a point where people are exhibiting pieces of body and stuff in pickle jars. We have to get to a point where murder itself is going to become an art form. Why is this? What is promoting this? And I kind of put it down to certain paganism and a tacit agreement that we should appease the gods by some kind of virtual sacrifice so we can get into the next millennium unscathed."

Most significantly, the sessions re-united Bowie with composer and multi-instru-mentalist Brian Eno for one album, the first time since their landmark "Berlin Trilogy" circa 1976-78 with producer Tony Visconti (those albums: Low, "Heroes", and Lodger). Two decades later, the result was Bowie's first wholesale foray into the worlds of industrial sound, techno and electronica, recorded in Montreux. In an age of "Law & Order" marathons, "CSI" spin-offs, and "Forensic Files" autopsies, OUTSIDE took on a new life of its own. Three singles emerged, "Hearts Filthy Lesson" (which hit the top 20 hit on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart, and was heard in the closing credits of the film Seven), "Hallo Spaceboy," and "Strangers When We Meet," whose U.K. B-side "Get Real" makes its U.S. debut on this expanded edition. Another track, "I'm Deranged" was heard in the soundtrack of director David Lynch's Lost Highway.


OUTSIDE by DAVID BOWIE (ISO/Columbia/Legacy, originally issued September 1995, as Virgin 40711)

Disc One - Selections: 1. Leon Takes Us Outside - 2. Outside - 3. The Heart's Filthy Lesson - 4. A Small Plot Of Land - 5. Segue - Baby Grace (A Horrid Cassette) - 6. Hallo Spaceboy - 7. The Motel - 8. I Have Not Been To Oxford Town - 9. No Control - 10. Segue - Algeria Touchshriek - 11. The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty) - 12. Segue - Ramona A. Stone/I Am With Name - 13. Wishful Beginnings - 14. We Prick You - 15. Segue - Nathan Adler - 16. I'm Deranged - 17. Thru' These Architects Eyes - 18. Segue - Nathan Adler (Album Version #2) - 19. Strangers When We Meet.

Disc Two - Selections: 1. The Heart's Filthy Lesson (Trent Reznor Alternative Mix) - 2. The Heart's Filthy Lesson (Rubber Mix) - 3. The Heart's Filthy Lesson (Simple Test Mix) - 4. The Heart's Filthy Lesson (Filthy Mix) - 5. The Heart's Filthy Lesson (Good Karma Mix by Tim Simenon) - 6. A Small Plot Of Land (Basquiat OST Version) - 7. Hallo Spaceboy (12" Remix) - 8. Hallo Spaceboy (Double Click Mix) - 9. Hallo Spaceboy (Instrumental) - 10. Hallo Spaceboy (Lost In Space Mix) - 11. I Am With Name - 12. I'm Deranged (Jungle Mix) - 13. Get Real - 14. Nothing To Be Desired. (Bonus disc issued 2004, for Sony International two-CD version).


EARTHLING

Recording in New York City with his working band (led by guitarist Reeves Gabrels), Bowie expanded upon the industrial framework by adding so-called techno "drums 'n' bass" and inadvertently opening the doors to jungle and electronica, dominant musical forces throughout the U.K. and Europe (if not America) at the end of the '90s. The club scene dictated the release of a steady stream of remixes. When the Adam F mix of "Telling Lies" was made available on the Bowie website before the album's release, it was reputedly the first downloadable single ever issued by a major artist. The album helped Bowie reach a brand new audience as a result of a controversial remix by by Trent Reznor (of Nine Inch Nails), for "I'm Afraid Of Americans," which became a college underground favorite, and whose video received strong support from MTV. The album went on to receive several Grammy nominations including Best Alternative Performance.

EARTHLING by DAVID BOWIE (ISO/Columbia/Legacy, originally issued January 1997, as Virgin 42627)

Disc One - Selections: 1. Little Wonder - 2. Looking For Satellites - 3. Battle For Britain (The Letter) - 4. Seven Years In Tibet - 5. Dead Man Walking - 6. Telling Lies - 7. The Last Thing You Should Do - 8. I'm Afraid Of Americans - 9. Law (Earthlings On Fire).

Disc Two - Selections: 1. Little Wonder (Censored Video Edit) - 2. Little Wonder (Junior Vasquez Club Mix) - 3. Little Wonder (Danny Saber Dance Mix) - 4. Seven Years In Tibet (Mandarin Version) - 5. Dead Man Walking (Moby Mix 1) - 6. Dead Man Walking (Moby Mix 2 US Promo 12") - 7. Telling Lies (Feelgood Mix) - 8. Telling Lies (Paradox Mix) - 9. I'm Afraid Of Americans (Show Girls OST version) - 10. I'm Afraid Of Americans (Nine Inch Nails V1 Mix) - 11. I'm Afraid Of Americans (Nine Inch Nails V1 Clean Edit) - 12. V-2 Schneider (Tao Jones Index) - 13. Pallas Athena (Tao Jones Index). (Bonus disc issued 2004, for Sony International two-CD version).


'hours...'

This transitional album, recorded in Bermuda, found Bowie returning to live instruments in the studio after previously working in the electronica format. After the back-to-back anschluss of the last two albums, Bowie's final statement of the century was as passionate and introspective as the greatest of his early recordings, especially Hunky Dory, to which 'hours...' has often been compared. The seeds of this album were sown in early '99 when Bowie was commissioned to create music for "Omikron: The Nomad Soul," a computer game in which he and his wife Iman were characters. At least two of those tracks, the international hit single "Thursday's Child" and "Survive," turned up (re-recorded) for this album. Bowie's emotional resonance also poured out on the glam-bombastic anthem, "All The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell." Significantly, this marked Bowie's final album with guitarist Reeves Gabrels, his musical partner for a decade, since the Tin Machine phase. This album also turned out to be his third and final studio album for Virgin Records as he moved to Columbia.

'hours...' by DAVID BOWIE (ISO/Columbia/Legacy, originally issued October 1999, as Virgin 48157)

Disc One - Selections: 1. Thursday's Child - 2. Something In The Air - 3. Survive - 4. If I'm Dreaming My Life - 5. Seven - 6. What's Really Happening? - 7. The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell - 8. New Angels Of Promise - 9. Brilliant Adventure - 10. The Dreamers.

Disc Two - Selections: 1. Thursday's Child (Rock Mix) - 2. Thursday's Child (Omikron: The Nomad Soul slower version) - 3. Something In The Air (American Psycho Remix) - 4. Survive (Marius DeVries UK CD Single) - 5. Seven (Demo) - 6. Seven (Maurius DeVries Mix) - 7. Seven (Beck Mix #1) - 8. Seven (Beck Mix #2) - 9. The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell (Edit) - 10. The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell (Stigmata film version) - 11. The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell (Stigmata film only version) - 12. New Angels Of Promise (Omikron: The Nomad Soul version) - 13. The Dreamers (Omikron: The Nomad Soul longer version) - 14. 1917 - 15. We Shall Go To Town - 16. We All Go Through - 17. No One Calls. (Bonus disc issued 2004, for Sony International two-CD version).


HEATHEN

This was another major transitional album for Bowie - the first release on his own ISO label distributed by Columbia. For the occasion, he turned to producer Tony Visconti, who worked on some of the most critically successful and best-selling LPs of Bowie's career, going back to The Man Who Sold The World (1971), and Young Americans (1975), the aforementioned "Berlin Trilogy," and Scary Monsters (1980). Visconti and Bowie first re-united in 1998, on a pair of one-off non-album singles, but with an entire album to play with four years later, they came up with Bowie's highest-charting record in nearly two decades. Recorded in upstate New York, it attracted immediate attention with a record-setting (for Bowie) three cover versions, from Neil Young ("I've Been Waiting For You"), Frank Black of the Pixies ("Cactus"), and the Legendary Stardust Cowboy ("I Took A Trip On A Gemini Spaceship"). Earlier in 2000, Bowie had begun to record an album entitled Toy, which was shelved, but at least two of its songs (primal versions of "Slip Away" and "Afraid") were re-cut for HEATHEN.

HEATHEN by DAVID BOWIE (ISO/Columbia/Legacy, originally issued June 2002, as Columbia 86630)

Disc One - Selections: 1. Sunday - 2. Cactus - 3. Slip Away - 4. Slow Burn - 5. Afraid - 6. I've Been Waiting For You - 7. I Would Be Your Slave - 8. I Took A Trip On A Gemini Spaceship - 9. 5:15 The Angels Have Gone - 10. Everyone Says 'Hi' - 11. A Better Future - 12. Heathen (The Rays).

Disc Two - Selections: 1. Sunday (Moby Remix) - 2. A Better Future (Remix by Air) - 3. Conversation Piece (2002 re-record) - 4. Panic In Detroit (1979 Outtake) - 5. Wood Jackson - 6. When The Boys Come Marching Home - 7. Baby Loves That Way - 8. You've Got A Habit Of Leaving - 9. Safe - 10. Shadow Man. (Bonus disc issued 2007, for limited edition Sony Japan two-CD version).


REALITY

It hardly seems four years ago that Bowie and Visconti's second latter-day collaboration was released, Bowie's most recent output, except for the DVD titled A Reality Tour (issued 13 months later). In addition to a stellar program of new songs that harkened back to the best of Hunky Dory and Scary Monsters, this also also presented two surprise cover versions: George Harrison's "Try Some, Buy Some" and "Pablo Picasso" via Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers. The ensuing world tour, which began the following year, was named the highest-grossing tour of 2004, despite the fact that it was cut short by illness. Though Bowie continues to work, REALITY now holds the record for kicking off the longest period in history between studio albums by the Thin White Duke.

REALITY by DAVID BOWIE (ISO/Columbia/Legacy, originally issued September 2003, as Columbia 90576)

Disc One - Selections: 1. New Killer Star - 2. Pablo Picasso - 3. Never Get Old - 4. The Loneliest Guy - 5. Looking For Water - 6. She'll Drive The Big Car - 7. Days - 8. Fall Dog Bombs The Moon - 9. Try Some, Buy Some - 10. Reality - 11. Bring Me The Disco King.

Disc Two - Selections: 1. Waterloo Sunset - 2. Fly - 3. Queen Of All The Tarts (Overture) - 4. Rebel Rebel - 5. Love Missile F1 Eleven - 6. Rebel Never Gets Old (Radio Mix) - 7. Rebel Never Gets Old (7th Heaven Edit) - 8. Rebel Never Gets Old (7th Heaven Mix). (Bonus disc issued 2007, for limited edition Sony Japan two-CD.


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WHATEVER IT TAKES BOWIE CANVAS PRINT
1st December 2007

Bowie Canvas Print Another DAVID BOWIE 'Peace Thru' Art' item is now available for purchase in the WHATEVER IT TAKES charity to go alongside the side plate, mug and the two different coloured wristbands already produced.

You can now order a David Bowie 30cm x 30cm Canvas Print from the original design he submitted.

The canvases are not only ethical products through supporting charities, but are also made in an ethically audited factory. They are also environmentally sound; using fast growing wood for the frame (rather than MDF) and the bare minimum of packaging, all of which is also bio degradeable.

Priced at a mere £10.99 (approx. €15.80) - all proceeds go to David's choice of charities namely 21st Century Leaders and Save The Children.

To date the WhateverItTakes Charity has raised over £527,000 ($1,110). For more details and purchasing information can be found at whateverittakes.org website.


10th BOWIE BASH - GLAM IS NOT DEAD!
1st December 2007

Rejoice the 'BOWIE BASH' is back! Throughout the years, the 'Bowie Bash' has been hailed by the glitterati of all ages as one of their most-loved events.

Over 600 people from all over Italy, among them many bona fide fans, will turn up at the Shindy Club in Bassano of the Grappa (VI) to celebrate the King of Glam DAVID BOWIE and the tenth edition of the event next month on 15th December.

The evening will include a live concert by The Boys Who Sold The World, the quartet made up of Piol (piano and vocals) - Beppe Pilotto (double bass) - Lino Brotto (guitar) and Marco Carlesso (drums).

This is going to be a thrilling and exciting experiment that will combine Ziggy Stardust's eclectic world to the moods of a jazz band. Bowie's repertoire will breathe a new life and new legendary tracks will be born out of "Heroes", Ashes To Ashes, After All, Big Brother and many others.

Visit moonagedaydream.it for more details, booking and information.






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