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FREAK OUT
30th November 2022

Moonage Daydream OST 2CD Moonage Daydream OST 2CD The official soundtrack to DAVID BOWIE 'MOONAGE DAYDREAM' - the album companion to the critically acclaimed film by BRETT MORGEN released last week, hit the #1 spot in the UK Official Soundtracks Albums Charts Top 50, along with reaching #20 in the UK Official Albums Chart Top 100.

Elsewhere around the world, the 2CD set entered various country charts in the following positions:

Austria #50 / Belgium (Flanders) #49 / Belgium (Wallonia) #49 / France #125 / Germany #72 / Italy #100 / Japan (Oricon) #38 / Japan (BiIlboard) #59 / Netherlands #36 / Scotland #10 / Spain #61 / Switzerland #44 / UK #20

This companion album features songs from spanning Bowie's career and includes previously unheard material, unique mixes created for the film and this release along with dialogue from Bowie himself.

Highlights include a previously unreleased live medley of 'The Jean Genie/Love Me Do/The Jean Genie' recorded live at the final Ziggy Stardust concert at Hammersmith Odeon in 1973, featuring Jeff Beck on guitar.

Other rarities include an early version of the Hunky Dory favourite 'Quicksand' and a previously unreleased live version of 'Rock 'N' Roll With Me' from the legendary 1974 'Soul Tour'.

The 2-CD is available now, with the 3-LP vinyl released later in 2023.


DAY IN, DAY OUT
30th November 2022

On this day, 53 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


ANALYSING 'GIRL LOVES ME'
26th November 2022

The next instalment from LEAH KARDOS who is analysing the song 'Girl Loves Me' by DAVID BOWIE on her YouTube channel.

Leah's essential book is entitled: Blackstar Theory: The Last Works of David Bowie', which is available in most bookshops all over the world.



Please subscribe, follow and click for updates on her YT channel on mylithiumandme which covers Bowie songs from the 2013-2016 period.


'DIVINE SYMMETRY' BOX SET OUT NOW!
25th November 2022

Divine Symmetry CD Box Set Released today is the eagerly awaited DAVID BOWIE DIVINE SYMMETRY, four-CD, one Blu-ray box set and digital equivalent. The collection celebrates the twelve months running up to the release of the album HUNKY DORY in December 1971 via home demos, BBC radio sessions and live and studio recordings.

DAVID BOWIE DIVINE SYMMETRY contains 48 previously unreleased tracks/demos from the period, and new alternative mixes of HUNKY DORY tracks by original co-producer Ken Scott.

Two books accompany DIVINE SYMMETRY, a 100-page hardback book featuring exclusive memorabilia and photos alongside a 60-page replica composite of Bowie's notebooks from the era featuring handwritten lyrics, costume drawings, recording notes and set lists.

The sleeve notes have been written for the release by Bowie expert Tris Penna, along with contributions from HUNKY DORY co-producer Ken Scott, lifelong Bowie friends Geoff MacCormack and George Underwood, singer Dana Gillespie, guitarist Mark Pritchett, Friars Aylesbury promoter David Stopps, publisher Bob Grace and photographer Louanne Richards.

Scroll down the page to read the full press release.

The Divine Symmetry Box Set CD is released today and A Divine Symmetry (An alternative journey through Hunky Dory) LP is to be released February 2023.


THE SOUND AND VISION OF DAVID BOWIE
22nd November 2022

THE SOUND AND VISION OF DAVID BOWIE - celebrating David's birthday with Bowie band members, collaborators and conspirators.

The event takes place on January 6th, 7th and 8th at The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street, New York City.

Featuring: Gail Ann Dorsey, Mark Plati, Catherine Russell, Donny McCaslin, Michael Esper, Tim Lefebvre, Henry Hey, Gerry Leonard, Jim Boggia, JJ Appleton, Everett Bradley, Brian Delaney.

Tickets are limited and are on sale now.

6th January / 7th January / 8th January

For more details and information, please visit thecuttingroomnyc.com website.


ON THIS DAY...
21st November 2022

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, born on this day in Hammersmith, London in 1948...

On this day, 53 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, 44 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Lang Park, Brisbane, Australia during his 1978 world tour...

On this day, 35 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia during his 1987 Glass Spider Tour...


YOUR FAMILY IS A FOOTBALL TEAM
20th November 2022

I'm sure you've read about the DAVID BOWIE inspired football kit for Bromley F.C.

Location Football were given access all areas at Haynes Lane as Bromley hosted Halifax Town in the National League. Check out the video report below...





ON THIS DAY...
19th November 2022

On this day, 7 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, 10 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released 'The Jean Genie' Limited Edition 40th Anniversary 7 Inch Picture Disc Vinyl in 2012...

On this day, 19 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, 23 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at The Kit Kat Klub in New York City in 1999...

On this day, 31 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, 37 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, 39 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at R.A.S. Showgrounds, Sydney, Australia during his Serious Moonlight Tour '83...

On this day, 48 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, 53 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, 55 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, 56 years ago, DAVID BOWIE & THE BUZZ perform at Olympia Ballrooms, Cromer, Norfolk, England in 1966...

On this day, 57 years ago, DAVID BOWIE & THE LOWER THIRD performed a double bill at the Marquee Club in Soho, London in 1965...


MOONAGE DAYDREAM CD OUT NOW!
18th November 2022

Moonage Daydream 2CD - Music from the Film Moonage Daydream 2CD - Music from the Film Released today is DAVID BOWIE 'MOONAGE DAYDREAM' the album companion to the critically acclaimed film by BRETT MORGEN.

The album features unheard versions, live tracks and mixes, created exclusively for the film.

The 2-CD is available now, with the 3-LP vinyl released later in 2023.

The companion album features songs from spanning Bowie's career and includes previously unheard material, unique mixes created for the film and this release along with dialogue from Bowie himself. Highlights include a previously unreleased live medley of 'The Jean Genie/Love Me Do/The Jean Genie' recorded live at the final Ziggy Stardust concert at Hammersmith Odeon in 1973, featuring Jeff Beck on guitar. Other rarities include an early version of the Hunky Dory favourite 'Quicksand' and a previously unreleased live version of 'Rock 'N' Roll With Me' from the legendary 1974 'Soul Tour'.

The full tracklisting runs as follows:

Disc: 1
01. "Time... One Of The Most Complex Expressions..."
02. Ian Fish U.K. Heir (Moonage Daydream Mix 1)
03. Hallo Spaceboy (Moonage Daydream Remix Edit)
04. Medley: Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud/All The Young Dudes/Oh! You Pretty Things
05. Life On Mars? (2016 Mix Moonage Daydream Edit)
06. Moonage Daydream
07. The Jean Genie/Love Me Do/The Jean Genie (Feat. Jeff Beck)
08. The Light (Excerpt) - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
09. Warszawa (Live Moonage Daydream Edit)
10. Quicksand (Early Version 2021 Mix)
11. Medley: Future Legend/Diamonds Dog Intro/Cracked Actor
12. Rock 'N' Roll With Me (Live in Buffalo 8th November 1974)
13. Aladdin Sane (Moonage Daydream Edit)
14. Subterraneans
15. Space Oddity (Moonage Daydream Mix)
16. V-2 Schneider

Disc: 2
01. Sound And Vision (Moonage Daydream Mix)
02. A New Career In A New Town (Moonage Daydream Mix)
03. Word On A Wing (Moonage Daydream Excerpt)
04. "Heroes" (Live Moonage Daydream Edit)
05. D.J. (Moonage Daydream Mix)
06. Ashes To Ashes (Moonage Daydream Mix)
07. Move On (Moonage Daydream Acappella Mix Edit)
08. Moss Garden (Moonage Daydream Edit)
09. Cygnet Committee/Lazarus (Moonage Daydream Mix)
10. Memory Of A Free Festival (Harmonium Edit)
11. Modern Love (Moonage Daydream Mix)
12. Let's Dance (Live Moonage Daydream Edit)
13. The Mysteries (Moonage Daydream Mix)
14. Rock 'N' Roll Suicide (Live Moonage Daydream Edit)
15. Ian Fish U.K. Heir (Moonage Daydream Mix 2)
16. Word On A Wing (Moonage Daydream Mix)
17. Hallo Spaceboy (Live Moonage Daydream Mix)
18. I Have Not Been To Oxford Town (Moonage Daydream Acappella Mix Edit)
19. "Heroes": IV. Sons Of The Silent Age (Excerpt) - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
20. ★ (Moonage Daydream Mix Edit)
21. Ian Fish U.K. Heir (Moonage Daydream Mix Excerpt)
22. Memory Of A Free Festival (Moonage Daydream Mix Edit)
23. Starman
24. "You're Aware Of A Deeper Existence..."
25. Changes
26. "Let Me Tell You One Thing..."
27. "Well, You Know What This Has Been An Incredible Pleasure."

The 2-CD version is available to purchase NOW!


ON THIS DAY...
17th November 2022

On this day, 8 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released the 10" vinyl single 'Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)' in 2014...

On this day, 8 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released his 'Nothing Has Changed' compilation album in 2014...

On this day, 50 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Pirates World Amusement Park in Dania, Florida, US in 1972...


DAVID BOWIE AND FILM
15th November 2022

David Bowie and Film by Stephen Glynn Just published is DAVID BOWIE AND FILM: Hooked to the Silver Screen by STEPHEN GLYNN.

Synopsis: This book constitutes the first monograph dedicated to an academic analysis of David Bowie's appearances in film. Through close textual analysis together with production and reception histories, Bowie's 'silver screen' career is explored in full.

The book covers performance documentaries such as Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars, star vehicles ranging from the eulogised The Man Who Fell To Earth to the excoriated Just A Gigolo, plus roles from the horror chic of The Hunger and cult fantasy of Labyrinth to the valiant high-brow Baal and vainglorious high-budget Absolute Beginners, ending with Bowie as Bowie in Bandslam and others as 'Bowie' in Velvet Goldmine and Stardust.

Alongside showing his willingness to experiment (and at times fail) across a variety of genres, this study investigates Bowie's performative style that, while struggling to accommodate the requirements of cinematic realism, fits more harmoniously with alternative production codes and aesthetics. More broadly, by exploring the commercial, socio-cultural and ideological significance of Bowie on film, the book demonstrates how notions of gender, sexuality and identity formation, plus commodity and cultural capital, function and fluctuate in contemporary society.

Review: "David Bowie and Film: Hooked to the Silver Screen is an important book. It analyses Bowie's crossover stardom and provides new knowledge of not only Bowie as a cultural figure but also of the films Bowie acted in. As such, the book also offers a very useful and original case study of the ways in which one star can have a profound impact on British cinema history and cultural history." - (Paul Newland, University of Worcester, UK).

You can purchase now with a saving of 6% discount.


AND THE BITS FLEW FAR AND WIDE...
14th November 2022

The 8th Annual DUBLIN BOWIE FESTIVAL opens on 10th January-15th January at various venues in Dublin, Ireland. Full line-up to be announced this Friday - More details...

PHILLY LOVES BOWIE WEEK 2023 begins on 6th January-14th January at various venues in Philadelphia, USA - More details...

THE PLAYLIST announced today that to celebrate the MOONAGE DAYDREAM movie release on digital and Blu-ray MONDO and NEON have teamed up with artist SHEPARD FAIREY for a limited edition poster celebrating DAVID BOWIE. A 18"x24" limited edition screenprint will be available for only 72 hours when it launches. It will be available from 12pm CST on 15th November to 12pm CST on 18th November. This work of art costs $60. You will find the poster available for purchase via mondoshop.com...

The 11th ANNUAL LONDON BOWIE EVENT takes place next year on 24th June at The Water Rats, 328 Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross, London WC1X 8BZ. Tickets are available now via wegottickets.com website...

Check out DAVID BOWIE STILL HERE a photobook presale crowdfunding campaign, created by Ingrid Goudswaard, a Dutch photographer based in Rotterdam. Since 2016, Ingrid has been working on this photoproject in celebration of David Bowie, covering places of importance to him where his presence forever remains. Her book is now finally ready for printing. With your support we can make this happen! The campaign only runs until 12th December. You can now order your book on pre-sale! For more details, please visit voordekunst.nl/projecten...

Check out the DAVID BOWIE lots available in the upcoming 'Music Memorabilia' and 'Rare and Collectable Vinyl Records' auctions at OMEGA AUCTIONS. The two-day auctions take place on (Day 1: 22nd November) and (Day 2: 23rd November) - More details...

Also taking place at OMEGA AUCTIONS on 29th November is 'Showcase Sale of Music Memorabilia and Rare Vinyl Records' with plenty of DAVID BOWIE rare items available, including TMWSTW dress sleeve with Tonny credit and a 1970 Bowie/Hype Scarborough concert poster - More details...


"IT'S ALL GOT TO STOP, THEY'VE HAD ENOUGH"
12th November 2022

On this day, 58 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 2022

On this day, 16 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 Bowie fan Simone. Check out her footage below...





The Black Ball is an Annual fundraiser for KCA (Keep A Child Alive), the non-profit organisation who are committed to empowering children and young people with the necessary resources, confidence and opportunities to reach their full potential and live healthier, happier lives.


I CAN SEE THE MAGAZINES
8th November 2022

Uncut magazine January 2023 DAVID BOWIE graces the front cover of two magazines in the UK on sale this month...

UNCUT magazine - 'Turn and face the strange... Bowie - the real story of Hunky Dory'.

For the cover story, Peter Watts goes deep into a trove of rare and unreleased Hunky Dory material in the company of David Bowie's friends, bandmates and collaborators. Brace yourself for revelations galore.

All copies of the issue also come with TWO exclusive Hunky Dory art prints.

Visit uncut.co.uk website for more details.

Available in all good newsagents and online from this Thursday (10th November).


Uncut magazine January 2023 Also in the CLASSIC ROCK PLATINUM SERIES magazine issue number 47 is David Bowie - The Complete Story, on sale 10th November.

Inside, this 132-page special edition covering 'album by album, decade by decade'.

Features include:

- The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust - the birth of a legend.
- Bowie in the 70s - from Aladdin Sane to the Berlin Trilogy.
- Let's Dance and the making of a superstar - the album that changed everything.
- The last days of Bowie - how Blackstar became the ultimate farewell.

Available online from this Thursday. Visit newsstand.co.uk or check out eBay.


ROCK 'N' ROLL WITH ME
7th November 2022

David Bowie: Rock 'n' Roll With Me by Geoff MacCormack The upcoming memoir by GEOFF MACCORMACK first announced back in April is titled: 'DAVID BOWIE: ROCK 'N' ROLL WITH ME'.

This hardback, containing 240-pages, is published on 13th March 2023.

David Bowie: Rock 'n' Roll With Me is Geoff MacCormack's remarkable photographic memoir, charting his lifelong friendship with David Bowie. Images bring MacCormack's stories to life, showing the places he and Bowie inhabited, the people they met and the adventures they shared. Beginning at Burnt Ash Primary school in the mid-1950s, the years go by in a whirlwind of discovering and making music. The book contains nearly 150 photos taken by MacCormack throughout the years, some never seen before: from touring the Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane shows and sailing to New York on a world tour, to Bowie's first major film The Man Who Fell to Earth and the recording of Station to Station and his Thin White Duke persona.

David Bowie: Rock 'n' Roll With Me is an incredible story, told with wit and candour. A must for all Bowie fans, it sheds a rare insight into a friendship where two men shared their love for music from the moment they met to their final goodbyes.

About the Author:
Geoff MacCormack, David Bowie's lifelong friend, joined Bowie's 1973 world tour as an additional back-up vocalist and percussionist, and later as a 'Diamond Dog' in '74 and what would be known as 'The Young Americans Soul Tour'. He also worked on the six albums from Aladdin Sane to Station To Station. After three years of touring, recording and travelling with Bowie, MacCormack started an award winning (Gold Clio, Ivor Novello) music production partnership with Simon Goldenberg who he met, coincidentally, in The Three Tuns pub, home of Bowie's earlier 'Arts Lab'. For over 20 years, they wrote music for high-end advertising, films and TV. Geoff now manages the use and sale of his photographs of David Bowie around the world and has exhibited in St Petersburg, the USA and the UK, including the hugely successful 'Rock 'n' Roll With Me' exhibition at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery from September 2020 through to May 2022.

David Bowie: Rock 'n' Roll With Me is available to pre-order now!


ON THIS DAY...
5th November 2022

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

On this day, 19 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Sportpaleis Antwerpen, Belgium during his A Reality World Tour in 2003...

On this day, 25 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile during his Earthling World Tour in 1997...

On this day, 31 years ago, TIN MACHINE performed at the Mayfair, Newcastle, England during their It's My Life World Tour in 1991...

On this day, 39 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at the Entertainment Centre, Perth, Australia during his Serious Moonlight World Tour in 1983...

On this day, 44 years ago, DAVID BOWIE began rehearsals at the Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park, Sydney, Australia for his World Tour in 1978...

On this day, 57 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...


QUEEN BITCH DEMO
4th November 2022

Out today is the latest DAVID BOWIE digital single release 'Queen Bitch' (Demo), taken from the forthcoming Divine Symmetry Box Set, released later this month.



12-String Guitar: David Bowie
Producer: David Bowie
Vocals: David Bowie
Drums: Henry Spinetti
Bass Guitar: Les Hurdle
Electric Guitar: Ricky Hitchcock
Writer: David Bowie

Available now via your download/streaming service.


Queen Bitch - (demo)
(David Bowie)

I'm up on the eleventh floor
Watching the cruisers below
My heart's in the basement
My weekend's at an all-time low
He's down on the street
And he's trying hard to pull sister Flo
And she's hoping to score
I just can't see her letting him go
Walk out of my sight
Right out of my mind

Oh she's so swishy in satin and tat
In her frock coat and bipperty-bopperty hat
God, I could do better than that

She's an old-time ambassador
A sweet talking, night walking games
And she's known in the darkest clubs
For pushing ahead of the dames
If she says she can do it
Then she can do it, she don't make false claims

For she's the Queen, and such are Queens
That your laughter is sucked in their brains
Now she's leading him on
And she'll lay him right down
Now she's leading him on
And she'll lay him right down
But it could have been me
Yes, it could have been me
Why didn't I say? Why didn't I say?

She's so swishy in satin and tat
In her frock coat and bipperty-bopperty hat
God, I could do better than that

So I lay down a while
And I gaze at my hotel wall
The bed feels so cold
That it don't feel like no bed at all
So he's down on the street
And I throw both his bags down the hall
There's a taste in my mouth
And it's no taste at all
And I'm phoning a cab
And my stomach feels small
But it could have been me
Yes, it could have been me
But I don't want to say
But I don't wanna know, no, no, no

Swishy in satin and tat
In her frock coat and bipperty-bopperty hat
God, I could do better than that


'DIVINE SYMMETRY' BOX SET OUT THIS MONTH!
1st November 2022

DAVID BOWIE - DIVINE SYMMETRY
4CD/BLU-RAY AND DIGITAL BOX SET RELEASED ON 25TH NOVEMBER, 2022
INCLUDES 48 EXCLUSIVE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS

A DIVINE SYMMETRY (AN ALTERNATIVE JOURNEY THROUGH HUNKY DORY)
VINYL LP AVAILABLE 24th FEBRUARY, 2023

'KOOKS (BBC SOUNDS OF THE 70s WITH BOB HARRIS)' SINGLE AVAILABLE NOW TO STREAM AND DOWNLOAD


Divine Symmetry CD Box Set 28th September 2022 London - Parlophone Records proudly announces DAVID BOWIE DIVINE SYMMETRY, a four-CD, one Blu-ray box set and digital equivalent. The collection celebrates the twelve months running up to the release of the album HUNKY DORY in December 1971 via home demos, BBC radio sessions and live and studio recordings.

DAVID BOWIE DIVINE SYMMETRY contains 48 previously unreleased tracks/demos from the period, and new alternative mixes of HUNKY DORY tracks by original co-producer Ken Scott.

Two books accompany DIVINE SYMMETRY, a 100-page hardback book featuring exclusive memorabilia and photos alongside a 60-page replica composite of Bowie's notebooks from the era featuring handwritten lyrics, costume drawings, recording notes and set lists.

The sleeve notes have been written for the release by Bowie expert Tris Penna, along with contributions from HUNKY DORY co-producer Ken Scott, lifelong Bowie friends Geoff MacCormack and George Underwood, singer Dana Gillespie, guitarist Mark Pritchett, Friars Aylesbury promoter David Stopps, publisher Bob Grace and photographer Louanne Richards.

1971 was a pivotal year for Bowie. He signed a record deal with RCA, he met Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, and Iggy Pop while in New York, became a father and penned the song 'KOOKS' as a show of paternal pride, played live for the first time that June with Mick Ronson, Woody Woodmansey and Trevor Bolder, the band that would later be christened The Spiders From Mars and recorded the classic album HUNKY DORY.

'KOOKS', recorded by Bowie and guitarist Mick Ronson for the BBC's Sounds Of The 70s presented by Bob Harris is available now for download and streaming single. It was recorded at Kensington House, Shepherds Bush, London, Studio T1 for BBC Radio on 21st September, 1971 and broadcast on 4th October, 1971.


DAVID BOWIE DIVINE SYMMETRY TRACKLISTING

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

CD 1:
THE SONGWRITING DEMOS PLUS

01. Tired Of My Life (demo)*
02. How Lucky You Are (aka Miss Peculiar) (demo)*
03. Shadow Man (demo)
04. Looking For A Friend (demo)*
05. Waiting For The Man (San Francisco hotel recording)*
06. Quicksand (San Francisco hotel recording)*
07. King Of The City (demo)*
08. Song For Bob Dylan (demo)*
09. Right On Mother (demo)*
10. Quicksand (demo)
11. Queen Bitch (demo)*
12. Kooks (demo)*
13. Amsterdam (demo)*
14. Life On Mars? (demo)*

Bonus acetate dubs:
15. Changes (demo)*
16. Bombers (demo)*

CD 2:
BBC RADIO IN CONCERT: JOHN PEEL
David Bowie and Friends
(mono)

01. Queen Bitch*
02. Bombers
03. The Supermen*
04. Looking For A Friend
05. Almost Grown
06. Kooks
07. Song For Bob Dylan*
08. Andy Warhol*
09. It Ain't Easy

David Bowie and Friends
(stereo)

10. Queen Bitch*
11. The Supermen*
12. Looking For A Friend*
13. Kooks*
14. Song For Bob Dylan*
15. Andy Warhol*
16. It Ain't Easy*

Recorded 3rd June, 1971 and broadcast 20th June, 1971, Paris Cinema Studio, Regent Street, London

Musicians:
David Bowie - lead vocals (except as below)
George Underwood - lead vocals on 'Song For Bob Dylan' & 'It Ain't Easy' (3rd verse) & backing vocals
Dana Gillespie - lead vocals on 'Andy Warhol', backing vocals
Geoff MacCormack (aka Alexander) - lead vocals 'It Ain't Easy' (2nd verse), backing vocals
Mark Pritchett (aka Carr-Pritchard) - guitars, backing vocals
Mick Ronson - guitars, backing vocals
Trevor Bolder - bass
Woody Woodmansey - drums

CD 3:
BBC RADIO SESSION AND LIVE

01. The Supermen
02. Oh! You Pretty Things
03. Eight Line Poem
04. Kooks*
05. Fill Your Heart*
06. Amsterdam*
07. Andy Warhol*

Musicians:
David Bowie - vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
Mick Ronson - guitars, bass, vocals

Session recorded at Kensington House Studio T1 for BBC Radio on 21st September, 1971 and broadcast 4th October, 1971

Live Friars, Aylesbury, 25th September, 1971

08. Introduction*
09. Fill Your Heart*
10. Buzz The Fuzz*
11. Space Oddity*
12. Amsterdam*
13. The Supermen*
14. Oh! You Pretty Things*
15. Eight Line Poem*
16. Changes*
17. Song For Bob Dylan*
18. Andy Warhol*
19. Looking For A Friend*
20. Round And Round*
21. Waiting For The Man*

Recorded live to 2 track tape.

David Bowie - vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
Mick Ronson - guitars, backing vocals
Trevor Bolder - bass guitar
Woody Woodmansey - drums
Tom Parker - piano

CD 4:
ALTERNATIVE MIXES, SINGLES AND VERSIONS

BOWPROMO mixes
01. Oh! You Pretty Things
02. Eight Line Poem
03. Kooks
04. Queen Bitch
05. Quicksand
06. Bombers - Andy Warhol intro.

Produced by Ken Scott (assisted by The Actor)
Recorded by Ken Scott at Trident Studios, London

07. Lightning Frightening (aka The Man)*
Produced by David Bowie. Engineered by Ken Scott
Recorded on 23rd April, 1971, Trident Studios, London

08. Amsterdam (early mix)
Produced by David Bowie and Ken Scott
Recorded and engineered by Ken Scott at Trident Studios, London

09. Changes (mono single)
10. Andy Warhol (full length mono single)
Produced by Ken Scott (assisted by The Actor)
Recorded by Ken Scott at Trident Studios, London

11. Amsterdam (single b-side mix)
Produced by David Bowie and Ken Scott
Recorded and engineered by Ken Scott at Trident Studios, London

12. Life On Mars? (2016 mix)
Produced by David Bowie and Ken Scott
Recorded and engineered by Ken Scott at Trident Studios, London
Mixed by Ken Scott at Abbey Road Studios, London on 12th April, 2016

2021 mixes
13. Changes (2021 alternative mix)
14. Life On Mars? (original ending version)*
15. Quicksand (2021 mix - early version)*
16. Fill Your Heart (2021 alternative mix)*
17. Bombers (2021 alternative mix)*
18. Song For Bob Dylan (2021 alternative mix)*
19. The Bewlay Brothers (2021 alternative mix)*

Produced by David Bowie and Ken Scott
Recorded and engineered by Ken Scott at Trident Studios, London
Mixed by Ken Scott, October/November 2021

BLU-RAY AUDIO
All PCM Stereo 96kHz/24bit except 'Life On Mars?' (2016 mix):
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and PCM Stereo 96kHz/24bit

HUNKY DORY 2015 REMASTER

01. Changes
02. Oh! You Pretty Things
03. Eight Line Poem
04. Life On Mars?
05. Kooks
06. Quicksand
07. Fill Your Heart
08. Andy Warhol
09. Song For Bob Dylan
10. Queen Bitch
11. The Bewlay Brothers

Produced by Ken Scott (assisted by The Actor)
Recorded by Ken Scott at Trident Studios, London

A DIVINE SYMMETRY (AN ALTERNATIVE JOURNEY THROUGH HUNKY DORY)

01. Changes (2021 alternative mix)
02. Oh! You Pretty Things (BOWPROMO mix)
03. Eight Line Poem (BOWPROMO mix)
04. Life On Mars? (original ending version)*
05. Kooks (BOWPROMO mix)
06. Quicksand (2021 mix - early version)
07. Fill Your Heart (2021 alternative mix)*
08. Bombers (2021 alternative mix)*
09. Andy Warhol (original mix)*
10. Song For Bob Dylan (2021 alternative mix)*
11. Queen Bitch (BOWPROMO mix)
12. The Bewlay Brothers (2021 alternative mix)*

2, 3, 5, 9 and 11
Produced by Ken Scott (assisted by The Actor)
Recorded, engineered, and mixed by Ken Scott at Trident Studios, London

1, 4, 6-8, 10 and 12
Produced by David Bowie and Ken Scott
Recorded and engineered by Ken Scott at Trident Studios, London
Mixed by Ken Scott, October/November, 2021

Bonus mix
13. Life On Mars? (2016 mix)
Produced by David Bowie and Ken Scott
Recorded and engineered by Ken Scott at Trident Studios, London
Mixed by Ken Scott at Abbey Road Studios, London on 12th April, 2016

SOUNDS OF THE 70S: BOB HARRIS

14. The Supermen
15. Oh! You Pretty Things
16. Eight Line Poem
17. Kooks*
18. Fill Your Heart*
19. Amsterdam*
20. Andy Warhol*

Session recorded at Kensington House, Shepherds Bush, London, Studio T1 for BBC Radio on 21st September 1971 and broadcast 4th October, 1971.


A Divine Symmetry Vinyl LP A DIVINE SYMMETRY (AN ALTERNATIVE JOURNEY THROUGH HUNKY DORY) VINYL LP

Side 1
01. Changes (2021 alternative mix) (3.38)
02. Oh! You Pretty Things (BOWPROMO mix) (3.12)
03. Eight Line Poem (BOWPROMO mix) (2.52)
04. Life On Mars? (original ending version) (4.01)
05. Kooks (BOWPROMO mix) (2.53)
06. Quicksand (2021 mix - early version) (5.01)

Side 2
07. Fill Your Heart (2021 alternative mix) (3.12)
08. Bombers (2021 alternative mix) (2.42)
09. Andy Warhol (original mix)
10. Song For Bob Dylan (2021 alternative mix) (4.22)
11. Queen Bitch (BOWPROMO mix) (3.16)
12. The Bewlay Brothers (2021 alternative mix) (5.26)

2, 3, 5, 9 and 11
Produced by Ken Scott (assisted by The Actor)
Recorded, engineered, and mixed by Ken Scott at Trident Studios, London
1, 4, 6 - 8, 10 and 12
Produced by David Bowie and Ken Scott
Recorded and engineered by Ken Scott at Trident Studios, London
Mixed by Ken Scott, October/November, 2021

DAVID BOWIE - DIVINE SYMMETRY - 4CD/BLU-RAY AND DIGITAL BOX SET RELEASED ON 25TH NOVEMBER, 2022 INCLUDES 48 EXCLUSIVE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS.

A DIVINE SYMMETRY (AN ALTERNATIVE JOURNEY THROUGH HUNKY DORY) VINYL LP AVAILABLE 24th FEBRUARY, 2023.

Both the Divine Symmetry Box Set CD (released 25th November 2022) and A Divine Symmetry (An alternative journey through Hunky Dory) LP (released February 2023) are available to pre-order NOW!


MOONAGE DAYDREAM - MUSIC FROM THE FILM
1st November 2022

Moonage Daydream 2CD - Music from the Film Moonage Daydream 2CD - Music from the Film DAVID BOWIE 'MOONAGE DAYDREAM' is the album companion to the critically acclaimed film by BRETT MORGEN.

The album features unheard versions, live tracks and mixes, created exclusively for the film.

The 2-CD is released this month on 18th November and 3-LP released later in 2023.

The companion album features songs from spanning Bowie's career and includes previously unheard material, unique mixes created for the film and this release along with dialogue from Bowie himself. Highlights include a previously unreleased live medley of 'The Jean Genie/Love Me Do/The Jean Genie' recorded live at the final Ziggy Stardust concert at Hammersmith Odeon in 1973, featuring Jeff Beck on guitar. Other rarities include an early version of the Hunky Dory favourite 'Quicksand' and a previously unreleased live version of 'Rock 'N' Roll With Me' from the legendary 1974 'Soul Tour'.

The full tracklisting runs as follows:

Disc: 1
01. "Time... One Of The Most Complex Expressions..."
02. Ian Fish U.K. Heir (Moonage Daydream Mix 1)
03. Hallo Spaceboy (Moonage Daydream Remix Edit)
04. Medley: Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud/All The Young Dudes/Oh! You Pretty Things
05. Life On Mars? (2016 Mix Moonage Daydream Edit)
06. Moonage Daydream
07. The Jean Genie/Love Me Do/The Jean Genie (Feat. Jeff Beck)
08. The Light (Excerpt) - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
09. Warszawa (Live Moonage Daydream Edit)
10. Quicksand (Early Version 2021 Mix)
11. Medley: Future Legend/Diamonds Dog Intro/Cracked Actor
12. Rock 'N' Roll With Me (Live in Buffalo 8th November 1974)
13. Aladdin Sane (Moonage Daydream Edit)
14. Subterraneans
15. Space Oddity (Moonage Daydream Mix)
16. V-2 Schneider

Disc: 2
01. Sound And Vision (Moonage Daydream Mix)
02. A New Career In A New Town (Moonage Daydream Mix)
03. Word On A Wing (Moonage Daydream Excerpt)
04. "Heroes" (Live Moonage Daydream Edit)
05. D.J. (Moonage Daydream Mix)
06. Ashes To Ashes (Moonage Daydream Mix)
07. Move On (Moonage Daydream Acappella Mix Edit)
08. Moss Garden (Moonage Daydream Edit)
09. Cygnet Committee/Lazarus (Moonage Daydream Mix)
10. Memory Of A Free Festival (Harmonium Edit)
11. Modern Love (Moonage Daydream Mix)
12. Let's Dance (Live Moonage Daydream Edit)
13. The Mysteries (Moonage Daydream Mix)
14. Rock 'N' Roll Suicide (Live Moonage Daydream Edit)
15. Ian Fish U.K. Heir (Moonage Daydream Mix 2)
16. Word On A Wing (Moonage Daydream Mix)
17. Hallo Spaceboy (Live Moonage Daydream Mix)
18. I Have Not Been To Oxford Town (Moonage Daydream Acappella Mix Edit)
19. "Heroes": IV. Sons Of The Silent Age (Excerpt) - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
20. ★ (Moonage Daydream Mix Edit)
21. Ian Fish U.K. Heir (Moonage Daydream Mix Excerpt)
22. Memory Of A Free Festival (Moonage Daydream Mix Edit)
23. Starman
24. "You're Aware Of A Deeper Existence..."
25. Changes
26. "Let Me Tell You One Thing..."
27. "Well, You Know What This Has Been An Incredible Pleasure."

The 2-CD version is available to pre-order NOW!


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1st November 2022

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REMINDERS: UPCOMING BOWIE RELEASES and EVENTS...
NOVEMBER 2022

DAVID BOWIE RAINBOWMAN 1967-1980 by JÉRÔME SOLIGNY, (ENGLISH VERSION), hardback, 704-pages, now to be published on 5th September 2023 - more details

The 2023 DAVID BOWIE WORLD CONVENTION will take place next year on 16th (VIP)/17th/18th June 2023 at Terminal 5, New York City, USA - more details

New book FLY IN THE MILK... DAVID BOWIE AND CRACKED ACTOR by SUSAN COMPO and MARK WARDEL to be published by Red Planet Books in Spring 2023.

ALADDIN SANE 50 YEARS The definitive celebration of Bowie's iconic album and music's most famous photographs - with unseen images by CHRIS DUFFY, hardcover, 256-pages - to be published on 30th March 2023 - more details

Theatre production LAZARUS written by David Bowie and Enda Walsh, Italian version directed by Valter Malosti to be staged in various cities in Italy. Performances begin in March through to June 2023 - more details

New memoir DAVID BOWIE: ROCK 'N' ROLL WITH ME by GEOFF MACCORMACK, hardback, 240-pages, published on 13th March 2023 - more details

Streaming Event: ATOMIC SUNRISE filmed at The Roundhouse in 1970, featuring DAVID BOWIE / HYPE, Genesis & Hawkwind. Stream: 85 minutes now possibly on 11th March 2023 - more details

DAVID BOWIE - A DIVINE SYMMETRY (An Alternative Journey Through Hunky Dory) Vinyl LP to be released on 24th February 2023 - more details

The 8th Annual DUBLIN BOWIE FESTIVAL opens 10th January-15th January at various venues, Dublin, Ireland - more details

PHILLY LOVES BOWIE WEEK 2023 begins 6th January-14th January at various venues, Philadelphia, USA - more details

DAVID BOWIE STILL HERE a photobook presale crowdfunding campaign, created by Ingrid Goudswaard. The campaign only runs until 12th December - more details

DAVID BOWIE - MOONAGE DAYDREAM UHD / BD [Blu-ray], 4K PAL, [Region Free] (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1) to be released on 5th December - Blu-ray / DVD - more details


DAVID BOWIE - DIVINE SYMMETRY 4CD/Blu-Ray Box Set released on 25th November - more details

RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY 2022 two 12" vinyl exclusive releases DAVID BOWIE: The Next Day Extra - US / UK and DAVID BOWIE/BING CROSBY: Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy limited edition candy cane vinyl - US [also Canada, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland]. RSD Black Friday took place on 25th November.

MOONAGE DAYDREAM - OST 2-CD, released on 18th November - more details

DAVID BOWIE AND FILM: Hooked to the Silver Screen by STEPHEN GLYNN, hardcover, 263-pages, published on 15th November - more details

Exhibition DAVID BOWIE THE PASSENGER by ANDREW KENT at PAN Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Via dei Mille, 60, 80121 Naples, Italy. Opens 24th September until 29th January 2023. Open every day: Mon-Fri 10.00-15.00 / Sat, Sun and holidays 10.00-20.00 - more details

DAVID BOWIE - WHAM BAM THANK YOU MA'AM! by IVOR JONES, limited edition of #300, special collector's publication is now sold out. There are some unnumbered copies available which you can purchase at a reduced price - 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 38 years ago, once they've gone, they've gone!


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