Date: July 17th, 2006
Press Release: Reynolds & Hearn Ltd
THE COMPLETE DAVID BOWIE: UPDATED NEW EDITION
Reynolds & Hearn Ltd announces the official publication of
THE COMPLETE DAVID BOWIE
by Nicholas Pegg
Expanded and Updated Fourth Edition
5 August 2006
'I can't imagine how this book could be better ... the definitive read for Bowiephiles' - Uncut
'Absolutely thorough, absolutely definitive and absolutely entertaining' - BBC Radio 5 Live
'An indispensable guide for all serious collectors of David Bowie's music' - BowieNet
'This is not just a trainspotter's manual - Nicholas Pegg has a keen critical intelligence' - Sunday Telegraph
'The Complete David Bowie certainly lives up to its title ... Pegg's opinionated and witty prose turns it into that rare thing: a reference book that sparkles' - MOJO
Critically acclaimed in its previous editions, Nicholas Pegg's ground-breaking reference book The Complete David Bowie has been widely recognized as the foremost source of detailed information and perceptive critical analysis of every aspect of David Bowie's career. Previous editions have won nominations as music book of the year from Uncut magazine ('I can't imagine how this book could be any better') and BBC Radio 5 Live ('Absolutely thorough, absolutely definitive and absolutely entertaining') among many other plaudits.
Reynolds & Hearn Ltd are now delighted to announce the publication of the fourth edition. Published on 5 August 2006, The Complete David Bowie will once again be fully revised and updated, expanding on previous editions to provide even more detail and discussion than before.
All the latest developments will be included in the new edition, ranging from Bowie's recent collaborations with artists like David Gilmour, Kashmir, TV On The Radio, BT and Arcade Fire, to his latest forays into acting in Extras, The Prestige and Arthur and the Minimoys, soundtrack projects like Shrek 2 and The Life Aquatic, the flood of archive releases that have appeared over the last few years including the Serious Moonlight, Love You Till Tuesday, Live Aid and A Reality Tour DVDs, and the expanded reissues of classic albums David Live and Stage.
'This new edition offers the chance to bring everything right up to date', says Nicholas Pegg. 'When the last edition appeared, David Bowie's mammoth 2003-2004 world tour was still in full swing. The new edition includes the full story of A Reality Tour and its unexpected curtailment - and, on a happier note, Bowie's spectacular return to live performances with Arcade Fire and David Gilmour.'
As well as incorporating all the latest updates, the new edition will revise and expand the detail of the earlier chapters. 'The encyclopaedic nature of the book means that every chapter needs constant updating', Pegg explains. 'Just like last time it's been a long and thorough overhaul incorporating thousands of words of new material, so there are fresh nuggets of information everywhere you look!'
As before, The Complete David Bowie will include:
* The Albums - detailed production history and analysis of every album from 1967 to the present day.
* The Songs - hundreds of individual entries reveal the facts and anecdotes behind not just the famous recordings, but also the most obscure of unreleased rarities - from 'Absolute Beginners' to 'Ziggy Stardust', from 'Abdulmajid' to 'Zion'.
* The Tours - set-lists and histories of every live show.
* The Actor - a complete guide to Bowie's work on stage and screen.
* Dateline - the most exhaustive day-by-day calendar of Bowie's career ever published.
* Plus - the videos, the BBC radio sessions, the paintings, the Internet and much more.
From the 11-year-old's skiffle performance at the 18th Bromley Scouts' Summer Camp in 1958, to the 59-year-old's appointment as curator of New York City's High Line Festival in 2007, The Complete David Bowie discusses and dissects every last move in rock's most fascinating career.