BY DAVID BUCKLEY
EXCLUSIVE! FREE TO ENTER BW COMP NO. 17
Here is your chance to be one of TEN lucky winners to own a copy of the recently published book STRANGE FASCINATION: DAVID BOWIE by DAVID BUCKLEY.
'As a critique-cum-re-establishment of the David Bowie character, "definitive" is pretty much it' - The Guardian
From the renowned Bowieologist whose biography sent us 'scuttling back to the records' comes the new and updated complete works of the legend - David Bowie. The contemporary icon is now in his fifth decade of music making and here is the ultimate biography that documents the ever-changing world of David Bowie - and what a world it is...
David Bowie has always been at the cutting edge of popular music, encompassing everything from the glam rock Ziggy, to the soulful Thin White Duke, electric sounds of Berlin, synthesizer-based electropop of the New Romantics, drum and bass right through to the technology of the Bowienet noughties.
This revised edition includes:
- Exclusive details of the tour; making of the albums; the arguments; the split-ups; the music and of course the man himself.
- Exclusive interviews and additional photographic material.
- A new introduction and additional chapter.
Strange Fascination comes out at a time when this kaleidoscopic musician is, once again, on a creative roll and documents the way Bowie's music reflects his ever-changing persona. Bowie's subsequent pioneering sexual experimentation, cracked actor showmanship and ability to embrace every musical genre from glam rock to drum 'n' bass have made him into the biggest critical success in rock history since the Beatles and the Stones. He is as much an icon in 2005 as he was during the '70s.
Buckley's unique approach to Bowie's work captures his amazing creativity and never-ending quest to remain relevant. 'I'm never ever gonna get old' sings Bowie on the Reality album. As the icon seamlessly embraces the 21st century, it's easy to believe.
About the author:
David Buckley remains the best and most authoritative voice of Bowie today. Gaining his doctorate from a thesis on David Bowie, he was requested by the artist himself to repackage the introduction guide of 'The Complete Guide to the Music of David Bowie' in CD format to accompany the release of Earthling in 1997.
BW COMPETITION RULES: To give everyone an equal chance of winning, please only submit ONE entry. Multiple entries will be immediately disqualified.
All competition entries with the correct answers will be given an individual number, then 10 entries will be drawn at random to reveal the prize winners.
This competition ends at midnight (GMT) on Wednesday 30th NOVEMBER 2005. The webmasters decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Q1: Which song contains the words 'Strange Fascination'?
Q2: Who are the publishers of this revised and updated version of 'Strange Fascination: David Bowie'?
Answer: Virgin Books
Q3: What is the title of the Bryan Ferry / Roxy Music book written by David Buckley?
Answer: The Thrill Of It All: The Story of Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music
COMPETITION NOW FINISHED
The ten winners were: Jackie Askew / MichaelT / Terence Dutton / Mark (BlueBlue) / BrianS / Kezia / Stuart77 / DianeF / Jackie Burbidge / DazzeR
IMPORTANT: Please address ALL email entries BW COMP 17
COMPETITION ENDS at Midnight on Wednesday 30th November 2005 (GMT)
Alternatively if competitions aren't your bag - you can directly purchase STRANGE FASCINATION: DAVID BOWIE NOW at ONLY £9.09 and receive a 30% discount.
© Paul Kinder
6th Dec 2005