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'DIVINE SYMMETRY' BOX SET DETAILS
28th September 2022

davidbowie.com have announced full details of the forthcoming box set...


DAVID BOWIE - DIVINE SYMMETRY (AN ALTERNATIVE JOURNEY THROUGH HUNKY DORY)
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!


STARMAN LYRICS HIT AN AMAZING £165,000
27th September 2022

Taking place this afternoon was the DAVID BOWIE AND GLAM ROCK auction at OMEGA AUCTIONS.

Some of the highlighted items and prices realised were as follows:

Lot 01: Aladdin Sane LP Japanese Promo - £700.
Lot 02: The Man Who Sold The World, German round cover LP - £460.
Lot 03: David Bowie, ST/LP, 1969 UK Philips album - £1,200.
Lot 04: The Man Who Sold The World, UK Dress sleeve, Tonny credit - £1,300.
Lot 70: Liza Jane, Dick James Music Limited acetate - £7,500.
Lot 101: Bowie '95 signed Outside Tour book and programme - £440.
Lot 108: Bowie 2000 signed promo booklet - £320.
Lot 110: Bowie 2002 signed aftershow Meltdown Festival pass - £300.
Lot 112: Bowie 2000 and Guy Peellaert signed, limited edition print 10/25 - £2,200.
Lot 142A: Labyrinth original costume designs, nine original sketches/designs by Brian Froud - £2,900.
Lot 143: Bowie's original handwritten lyrics for Starman - £165,000.

For more details on lots and bids realised, please visit omegaauctions.co.uk website.

Update: Read the article over on abc.net about the purchaser David Walsh the MONA owner in Tasmania - [Read here].


'DIVINE SYMMETRY' SET ANNOUNCED
27th September 2022

davidbowie.com have today announced the first teaser of the upcoming DAVID BOWIE - DIVINE SYMMETRY set.

The BBC Sounds Of The 70s performance of 'Kooks' is available via download and streaming single from tomorrow (28th September).



For more details, visit the official davidbowie.com website.


FRIARS REMEMBERED
25th September 2022

The Friars Club 1971 America advert The Friars Club 1971 David Bowie poster The Friars Club 1971 David Bowie gig advert On this day, 51 years ago, DAVID BOWIE and his band played The Friars Club, in Aylesbury in 1971.

This was first gig that featured all three future Spiders From Mars, Ronno, Woody and Trevor. (They were also joined by ex-Animal Tom Parker on piano).

David wore his huge dark blue Oxford Bags, knee length boots, a white silk jacket and a large patterned shirt.

Support band America didn't perform due to other commitments. Other support acts were Lol Coxhill and Mick Softley.

After the 250 capacity sold-out gig, manager Tony Defries insists that they must be paid in cash for this performance. Owner/Promoter David Stopps pays the full amount... all in 50p pieces!

You can read the whole transcription of this particular show here.


On this day, 27 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released his 1.Outside album in 1995...

On this day, 7 years ago, saw the release of DAVID BOWIE Five Years 1969-1973 Box Set in 2015...

Happy Birthday to MARY ANGELA JONES (nee Barnett), born on this day in 1949...


AY UP DUCK RADIO
24th September 2022

Long-time DAVID BOWIE fan PHIL CALVERT was guest on The Stanley Muggins Show radio show on Thursday (22nd September).

Phil spoke to Stanley about growing up in the local area and his travels following Bowie down the years.

If you missed the live broadcast, you can catch-up via mixcloud.com/AyUpDuckRadio

Ay Up Duck Radio is a community radio station broadcasting from the heart of the Potteries (Stoke-on-Trent).


DAY AFTER DAY...
22nd September 2022

On this day, 14 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released his iSelect album via EMI in 2008...

On this day, 8 years ago, DAVID BOWIE re-released his Sound+Vision 4CD Box Set in 2014...

On this day, 8 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released the 40th Anniversary picture disc single Knock On Wood in 2014...

Happy Birthday wishes to TONI BASIL (aka Antonia Christina Basilotta). Choreographer for DAVID BOWIE's The Year of The Diamond Dogs in 1974 and The Glass Spider tour in 1987..


MOONAGE DAYDREAM CLIPS
21st September 2022

Check out these two DAVID BOWIE film clips from MOONAGE DAYDREAM via Universal Pictures Nederland YouTube channel.




To find your local cinema showings: If you are located in the US or Canada visit moonagedaydream.film, for other countries go to bowiemoonagedaydream.com


THE JEAN GENIE MEDLEY
21st September 2022

Listen to the full DAVID BOWIE audio medley of The Jean Genie / Love Me Do / The Jean Genie featuring Jeff Beck from Hammersmith Odeon on 3rd July 1973, partially used in the Moonage Daydream film.



From the Official David Bowie YouTube channel.

This full track features on the upcoming MOONAGE DAYDREAM - Music from the film, 2-CD, to be released next month on 18th November and can be pre-ordered now.


WHAT'S YOUR NAME?
16th September 2022

David Bowie and The Lower Third Davy Jones and The Lower Third On this day, 57 years ago, DAVIE JONES officially changed his 'stage' name to 'DAVID BOWIE'.

David said: "Back in 1965, I seriously wanted a name change. The first attempt of several. This one was adopted for about three weeks, I even did a photo session for it apparently. The name? TOM JONES."

He chose the name 'Bowie' because it was "The ultimate American knife. It is the medium for a conglomerate of statements and illusions."

The main reason for the change of stage name was because of the emerging fame of Davy Jones on the London theatre stage, who later became the lead singer of The Monkees.


RSD BLACK FRIDAY BOWIE RELEASES
14th September 2022

Peace On Earth RSD Black Friday 2022 The Next Day Extra RSD Black Friday 2022 There are two DAVID BOWIE exclusive releases for RECORD STORE DAY Black Friday 2022.

The Next Day Extra EP and Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy are both available on 12" vinyl.


David Bowie - The Next Day Extra, 12" vinyl, Legacy, RSD Exclusive Release - US / UK

David Bowie/Bing Crosby - Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy, 12" vinyl, Green Hill, RSD Exclusive Release - US ONLY

RSD Black Friday takes place on 25th November.

For more details, visit recordstoreday.com and recordstoreday.co.uk websites.


DAY AFTER DAY...
12th September 2022

On this day, 42 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released his Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) album in 1980...

On this day, 75 years ago, DAVID BOWIE's parents Haywood Stenton Jones and Margaret Mary Burns got married at Brixton Register Office, Lambeth, South London in 1947...


ISLE OF MAN BOWIE STAMPS ANNOUNCED
7th September 2022

Isle of Man Bowie stamps

The ISLE OF MAN POST OFFICE proudly unveil their celebration of DAVID BOWIE, with eight stamps featuring his classic film and stage performances.

Collection Issue Date: 12th September 2022.

The first-ever issue of stamps to celebrate David Bowie's acting career created by multi-award winning designer Jonathan Barnbrook.

Explore the range, featuring a number of limited-edition collectibles at iompost.com/bowie


Media release: 7 September 2022.

David Bowie's Acting Career Celebrated by Isle of Man Post Office

The new 'David Bowie: Actor' collection of eight stamps including Labyrinth, The Man Who Fell To Earth and Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, goes on sale 12 September

David Bowie's acting career is to be celebrated with a set of eight postage stamps from the Isle of Man Post Office. The 'David Bowie: Actor' stamps, which go into circulation from 12 September, honour five Bowie films as well as his Broadway performance in The Elephant Man, the BBC television adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's play Baal and a special stamp titled 'The Final Portrait' which shows Bowie in his last photoshoot.

The stamp set and additional products have been designed by multi award-winning designer Jonathan Barnbrook who collaborated closely with Bowie, designing all his album releases since the 2002 album Heathen to his last album named ★ (Blackstar) in 2016. He was also artistic adviser and part designer of the Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition 'David Bowie Is'. Barnbrook received two Grammy nominations for his David Bowie covers, winning one of them for ★.

The David Bowie acting performances featured in the stamp collection are his roles as Bernie in Everybody Loves Sunshine (filmed on the Isle of Man in early 1998), Jareth the Goblin King in Labyrinth, Major Jack Celliers in Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, the title role in Baal, John Merrick in The Elephant Man, Paul Ambrosius von Przygodski in Just A Gigolo and Thomas Jerome Newton in The Man Who Fell To Earth.

Produced in the 75th anniversary year of the birth of David Bowie, and also marking 40 years since the BBC television adaptation of the play Baal, the stamps and other related products will be part of a wider presentation pack, also designed by Barnbrook.

Jonathan Barnbrook commented, "I started working on the 'David Bowie: Actor' stamp collection several years ago, and in that time, an incredible amount of work has been done to get this collection to where it is now, and to be something the fans will be happy with. I worked with Bowie for over thirteen years on his record covers and the team at the Isle of Man Post Office saw the level of detail that I go to, the kind of knowledge I have, and the efforts I would make to ensure these stamps were right.

"I didn't want to create just another series of nice pictures of David Bowie from record covers. The stamps had to have a connection to the Isle of Man, which is where Everybody Loves Sunshine comes in, but they also needed to show something about Bowie's career that hadn't been fully explored, which is why we concentrated on his achievements as an actor. There are the films that everyone knows about, but there have been some incredible acting milestones which are less discussed, particularly his performance on stage in The Elephant Man, and Baal, where Bowie managed to bring together both the avant-garde and the mainstream in one character performance."

Mark Kermode, Chief Film Critic for The Observer added, "Perhaps my favourite Bowie performance was in the 1982 TV production of Baal, not least because everyone I knew at school watched it go out on the BBC, and then spent the next few days talking of nothing but Bertolt Brecht! Bowie had that power to inspire - to take on different roles, explore different characters, and (crucially) to take his audience with him. We were all grateful to be part of his journey; a journey reflected in this fine collection of Manx stamps."

The Isle of Man Post Office has paid tribute to performers before, and last November it published a seven-stamp Sir Barry Gibb set, which celebrated the musical career and charitable work of the singer / songwriter / producer, who is famously from the Isle of Man.

Explaining the decision for the tribute to Bowie, Maxine Cannon of Isle of Man Post Office said: "For five decades David Bowie was at the forefront of contemporary culture, and has influenced successive generations of musicians, artists, designers and writers. The Isle of Man Post Office's stamp issue celebrates this unique figure and some of his many celebrated personas. We are incredibly proud to present David Bowie as an actor in this set of eight stamps spanning fifty years of his remarkably varied career. The set also celebrates his performance in Everybody Loves Sunshine, filmed on the Isle of Man."

Additional products available to purchase include the 'BowieBox' which contains a full-colour prestige stamp booklet in which Nicholas Pegg, one of the world's leading authorities on the life and work of David Bowie and author of The Complete David Bowie, places Bowie's film and stage career in context with commentary on all eight of the commemorative stamp subjects. The box is completed by a set of nine deluxe stampcards. Sets of the special stamps, presentation packs, commemorative sheetlets, first day covers and related products can be pre-ordered from the Isle of Man Post Office now: iompost.com

By courtesy of Perryscope Productions, LLC / Epic Rights, LLC


STAMPS:

Final Portrait, 2016 - 73 pence. An image from David Bowie's last photoshoot, done to promote his new album ★ (Blackstar), shows the star dressed in a black fedora hat and suit and wearing a confident smile.

Everybody Loves Sunshine, 1999 - 73 pence. A British independent film written and directed by Andrew Goth and starring Rachel Shelley, David Bowie and Goldie. Set in Manchester, but filmed and produced on the Isle of Man. It was released in the United States as B.U.S.T.E.D.

Labyrinth, 1986 - £1.04. Bowie was first sought out by Jim Henson to feature in Labyrinth in summer 1984, when he was in America as part of his Serious Moonlight tour. Bowie recorded his songs for the film's soundtrack prior to the start of filming in April 1985.

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, 1983 - £1.04. Seen by many as Bowie's most memorable turn in a motion picture. A poignant tale of four men at a Japanese prisoner of war camp during World War Two, it addresses cultural differences between opposing combatants as it draws towards a climactic Christmas Eve in the tropics. The film was nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes upon release.

Baal, 1982 - £1.38. Bowie took the title role of a BBC television adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's play Baal. The titular protagonist is a drunken poet, iconoclast and womaniser, whose decline is charted over the course of the play.

The Elephant Man, 1980 - £1.38. From July 1980 to January 1981 in New York, David Bowie played the part of the real-life eighteenth-century character Joseph "John" Merrick in Bernard Pomerance's 1977 play The Elephant Man, which was directed by Jack Hofsiss.

Just a Gigolo, 1978 - £1.75. Bowie's second lead role was directed by British actor David Hemmings and wasn't a success. Unlike Bowie's previous film The Man Who Fell To Earth, Just A Gigolo disappeared without a trace and was only made available in the UK for the first time in 2021 on Blu-ray.

The Man Who Fell To Earth, 1976 - £1.75. Based on Walter Tevis's 1963 novel of the same name, the film follows an extra-terrestrial (Thomas Jerome Newton, played by Bowie) who lands on Earth seeking a way to save his planet, which is suffering from a severe drought, but finds himself at the mercy of human vices and corruption.

- ENDS -

You can pre-order now at iompost.com/bowie


BOWIE @ 75
5th September 2022

Bowie at 75 by Martin Popoff Published tomorrow is BOWIE AT 75 by rock journalist MARTIN POPOFF.

This hardcover, 208-page book will also contain bonus memorabilia including a gatefold Bowie timeline, a gatefold painting depicting 'A Party of Bowies', a previously unpublished 8x10 glossy print, and a pullout by famed gig poster artist Frank Kozik.

Synopsis: A unique and beautifully produced celebration of the iconic and beloved rock star, Bowie at 75 examines David Bowie's extraordinary life through the lens of 75 significant career achievements and life events.

Hendrix, Joplin, Mercury... few rock artists garner as much adulation after passing as they did in life. In Bowie at 75, veteran rock journalist Martin Popoff guides you through all 27 studio albums, as well as a curated selection of earworm singles. But Popoff delves deeper to reveal the events that helped chart the course of Bowie's career:

- Guest appearances with artists like Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Tina Turner, and Queen
- Key performances such as Live Aid
- Collaborations with an incredible roster of guitarists that included Mick Ronson, Adrian Belew, Robert Fripp, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Nile Rodgers, and Earl Slick
- Film and television roles
- Romance... and more.

From his eponymous 1967 debut LP and ending with Blackstar, released just two days before his death, Bowie is regarded as one of the most influential musicians and performers of the previous five decades, during which he constantly redefined himself. In examining 75 touchstones, Popoff gives you a unique view of Bowie's career arc from folkie to the breakthrough single 'Space Oddity' to his flamboyant glam rock alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, and beyond.

Illustrated with live concert and candid offstage photography as well as memorabilia including gig posters, 7-inch picture sleeves, and more, this incredible package also includes a gatefold Bowie timeline, a gatefold painting depicting 'A Party of Bowies', a previously unpublished 8x10 glossy print, and a pullout by famed gig poster artist Frank Kozik. The result is a stunning tribute to one of the most influential and admired stars in rock history - in a milestone year.

About the Author: At approximately 7,900 (with over 7,000 appearing in his books), Martin Popoff has unofficially written more record reviews than anybody in the history of music writing across all genres. Additionally, Martin has penned 57 books on hard rock, heavy metal, classic rock, and record collecting, including Contents Under Pressure: 30 Years of Rush at Home and Away, Rush: The Illustrated History, and Rush: Album by Album. He was Editor In Chief of the now retired Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles, Canada's foremost heavy metal publication in print for 14 years, and has also contributed to Revolver, Guitar World, Goldmine, Record Collector, bravewords.com, lollipop.com and hardradio.com. Martin has been a regular contractor to Banger Films, having worked on the award-wining documentary Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage, the 11-episode Metal Evolution, and the 10-episode Rock Icons, both for VH1 Classic. Martin currently resides in Toronto and can be reached through martinpopoff.com

You can purchase Bowie at 75 now!


MAINMAN - PODCAST #56
5th September 2022

MainMan website Over on the MAINMAN website: Podcast episode #56 is now available...

You can listen to the fifty-sixth podcast now - in this episode TONY DEFRIES reveals why he and DAVID BOWIE made a rush trip to New York City to see Elvis Presley play Madison Square Garden.

Each week they will release a new episode in their podcast series featuring behind the scenes stories from those who lived and breathed this incredibly evocative period in rock history and the website will be home to a continually expanding collection of fascinating memorabilia from the MainMan vaults - much of it never seen before.

The MainMan group of companies was a first of its kind rights management organisation formed by entrepreneur and impresario Tony Defries in 1972, that supported and helped to develop the careers of various artistes including David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Mick Ronson, Mott The Hoople, Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs, Dana Gillespie, Amanda Lear, Wayne/Jayne County, John Cougar Mellencamp and many others.

MainMan official social media accounts: Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube Channel | Instagram


I CAN SEE THE MAGAZINES
1st September 2022

Mojo Bowie Essentials MOJO magazine have just published a DAVID BOWIE special - The Collectors' Series: Bowie Essentials out now.

David Bowie's impact on the world of music was - and continues to be - immeasurable. From glam messiah Ziggy Stardust and the experimental 'Berlin Years', to the blond megastar of the Let's Dance era and beyond to his emotional final album, Blackstar, the singer rarely failed to inspire, challenge and entertain. But, as creator of nearly 30 studio albums, hundreds of amazing songs, and a raft of live recordings, soundtracks LPs and compilations, how best to navigate his vast legacy? And what of his myriad film appearances and the many Bowie-themed books?

Written by MOJO's team of experts, Bowie Essentials tells you everything you need to know to piece together your ultimate Bowie collection. As well as reappraisals of each of his studio LPs, we profile the Mod and R&B recordings the singer made in the mid-'60s, and make sense of the flood of live recordings, box sets and rarities compilations that have appeared since his untimely death in 2016.

There are also celebrations of Bowie's most important songs - as collected on the posthumous 'best of' album, Legacy - and a survey of his movie appearances, from starring roles in The Man Who Fell To Earth, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence and Labyrinth, to his fascinating 1970 promo reel Love You Till Tuesday and role as Andy Warhol in Basquiat. Plus we recommend the best Bowie literature with which to line your reading shelves.

Illustrated throughout with dozens of rare and iconic photographs, Bowie Essentials is an indispensable purchase for all Bowie connoisseurs and serious music fans.

For more details and information, visit mojo4music.com


DAVID BOWIE AND GLAM ROCK AUCTION
1st September 2022

Taking place later this month on 27th September is the DAVID BOWIE AND GLAM ROCK auction at OMEGA AUCTIONS.

Highlights include:

Lot 01: Aladdin Sane LP Japanese Promo.
Lot 02: The Man Who Sold The World, German round cover LP.
Lot 04: The Man Who Sold The World, UK Dress sleeve, Tonny credit.
Lot 70: Liza Jane, Dick James Music Limited acetate.
Lot 101: Bowie '95 signed Outside Tour book and programme.
Lot 108: Bowie 2000 signed booklet.
Lot 110: Bowie 2002 signed aftershow Meltdown Festival pass.
Lot 112: Bowie 2000 and Guy Peellaert signed, limited edition print 10/25.
Lot 143: Bowie's original handwritten lyrics for Starman.

For more details, lots and bidding, please visit omegaauctions.co.uk website.


MOONAGE DAYDREAM - MUSIC FROM THE FILM
1st September 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 album is released digitally this month on 16th September, the 2-CD released next 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!


DAVID BOWIE WONDERWORLD FACEBOOK GROUP
1st September 2022

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

Feel free to join in with the other 73,900 plus members, add yourself and invite your Bowie fan friends. You never know what might get posted, or who you might meet...


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REMINDERS: UPCOMING BOWIE RELEASES and EVENTS...
SEPTEMBER 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

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 released on 24th February 2023 - more details

MOONAGE DAYDREAM UHD / BD [Blu-ray], 4K PAL, [Region Free] (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1) scheduled for release on 5th December - 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 - US ONLY. RSD Black Friday takes place on 25th November

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

MOONAGE DAYDREAM - Music from the film, 2-CD, to be released on 18th November - 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 on 27th October.

DAVID BOWIE "HEROES" 45th ANNIVERSARY grey vinyl, 'Bricks & Mortar' exclusive limited edition released on 14th October.


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

Worldwide cinema release of DAVID BOWIE movie/documentary MOONAGE DAYDREAM by BRETT MORGEN on 16th September. If you are located in the US or Canada visit moonagedaydream.film, for other countries go to bowiemoonagedaydream.com

DAVID BOWIE: ACTOR stamps to be issued by ISLE OF MAN POST OFFICE on 12th September - available to purchase now - more details

BOWIE AT 75 by MARTIN POPOFF, hardcover, 208-pages, published on 6th September - more details

Six DAVID BOWIE breakout albums from the Brilliant Adventure (1992-2001) box set released individually on vinyl and CD formats on 5th August - BLACK TIE WHITE NOISE [Vinyl 2LP] and [CD] THE BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA [Vinyl 2LP] and [CD] 1.OUTSIDE [Vinyl 2LP] and [CD] EARTHLING [Vinyl 2LP] and [CD] 'hours...' [Vinyl 1LP] and [CD] TOY [Vinyl 2LP] and [CD]

DAVID BOWIE - WHAM BAM THANK YOU MA'AM! by IVOR JONES, limited edition of #300, special collector's publication, hardback, 700-pages, published 29th July. [As a special thank you to BowieWonderworld for all the love and support, we'd like to offer twenty-five copies with £25 off. Use code WONDERWORLD25 at checkout] - 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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