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31st July 2015

Check out newly discovered excerpts from the secret autobiography 'The Return of The Thin White Duke' by DAVID BOWIE, that he gave to journalist Cameron Crowe in 1976: EXCLUSIVE.

Until now, the only known excerpts were printed in Rolling Stone magazine in February 1976.

You can read the article here via DangerousMinds blog.

31st July 2015

To get an exclusive listen of 'All The Madmen' by DAVID BOWIE click on the links below...

In the UK, The Daily Telegraph are streaming - [Listen here].

For US residents, pop on over to Pitchfork - [Listen here].

In Ireland, TEN are streaming the track - [Listen here].

Irrelevant of what you might read, this 3.14 edited track was released as a single on the Mercury label in the US, backed with 'Janine' in 1970.

The track features on the forthcoming release David Bowie: Five Years 1969-1973 box set scheduled for release on 25th September via Parlophone Records which is available to pre-order now on CD and vinyl

Read the official press release below for full details.

30th July 2015

Legendary rock photographer MICK ROCK (aka "The Man Who Shot the Seventies") is to host a brand new TV series.

This weekend ON THE RECORD WITH MICK ROCK will premiere on Sunday 2nd August at 8.00 pm ET on OVATION.

Check out the trailer below, where Mick reminisces about one of DAVID BOWIE's best concerts...

From Carrie C.

30th July 2015

Published today is a brand new title ENCHANTING DAVID BOWIE: Space/Time/Body/Memory by Toija Cinque (Editor), Christopher Moore (Editor) and Sean Redmond (Editor).

Available in three different formats: Hardcover / Paperback / Kindle, it contains 368 pages and published by Bloomsbury Academic USA.

Enchanting David Bowie: Space/Time/Body/Memory Synopsis: A longstanding, successful and frequently controversial career spanning more than four decades establishes David Bowie as charged with contemporary cultural relevance. That David Bowie has influenced many lives is undeniable to his fans. He requisitions and challenges his audiences, through frequently indirect lyrics and images, to critically question sanity, identity and essentially what it means to be 'us' and why we are here. Enchanting David Bowie explores David Bowie as an anti-temporal figure and argues that we need to understand him across the many media platforms and art spaces he intersects with including theatre, film, television, the web, exhibition, installation, music, lyrics, video, and fashion. This exciting collection is organised according to the key themes of space, time, body, and memory - themes that literally and metaphorically address the key questions and intensities of his output.

Reviews: This scintillating collection considers David Bowie's contemporaneity, showing how the star looks very different today - and how every different Bowie is a hero, if just for one day. With each chapter like a crystal ball ricocheting around a multi-level labyrinth, Enchanting David Bowie is full of surprises and delights for the fan and scholar alike. - Christopher Schaberg, Associate Professor of English, Loyola University New Orleans, USA, and author of 'The Textual Life of Airports' and 'Deconstructing Brad Pitt'.

Consider for a moment, David Bowie's extraordinary body of work, not just the music, but also his assimilation of different media practices: writing, painting, performance, film and video. This volume coheres around four thematic vectors - space, time, body and memory - to interrogate Bowie's remarkable corpus of cultural production. In the process, Enchanting David Bowie - itself a standout work - not only illuminates but also construes 'Bowie' - or versions of Bowie - that are at once compelling and fascinating. - Constantine Verevis, Associate Professor of Film and Screen Studies, Monash University, Australia.

You can purchase Enchanting David Bowie: Space/Time/Body/Memory NOW.

29th July 2015

Last week on Friday 24th July, the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) announced that DAVID BOWIE's 'Nothing Has Changed' compilation album has reached Gold Certification in the United Kingdom.

Nothing Has Changed 3CD   Nothing Has Changed 2CD   Nothing Has Changed Double Vinyl

For the completists out there, it reached Silver Certification on 26th December 2014.

Congratulations to David, ISO, Sony Music, Warner Bros (RCA/Rhino) and everyone involved.

29th July 2015

Happy Birthday wishes to 'Pianist extraordinaire' MIKE GARSON...

On this day, 18 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at the Theatre Romain de Fourviere, in Lyon, France during his Earthling World Tour in 1997...

On this day, 25 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at the Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA during his 1990 Sound+Vision World Tour. Support act was Joe Satriani...

On this day, 32 years ago, DAVID BOWIE performed at Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, USA during his 1983 Serious Moonlight World Tour...

On this day, 35 years ago, saw DAVID BOWIE's debut performance as John Merrick in The Elephant Man stage play at the newly renovated Denver Auditorium Theatre, Colorado in 1980. The Bernard Pomerance play ran in Denver for 6 days, with 8 performances, (Tuesday 29th July - Sunday 3rd August), with evening performances at 8pm and matinees on Saturday on Sunday at 2pm...

On this day, 43 years ago, 'Starman' by DAVID BOWIE peaked at number 10 in the UK singles charts in 1972...

28th July 2015

The Hunger Blue-ray Horror movie THE HUNGER is to finally be released on Blu-ray disc this Summer.

The 1983 movie directed by the late Tony Scott, stars Catherine Deneuve (Miriam Blaylock), DAVID BOWIE (John Blaylock) and Susan Sarandon (Dr. Sarah Roberts).

Synopsis: Miriam Blaylock collects Renaissance art, ancient Egyptian pendants, lovers, souls. Alive and fashionably chic in Manhattan, Miriam is an ageless vampire. "Vampire" is not a word you'll hear in this movie based on the novel by Whitley Strieber (Wolfen). Instead, debuting feature director Tony Scott stakes out a hip, sensual, modern-gothic makeover. Catherine Deneuve radiates macabre elegance as Miriam, bless with beauty, cursed with bloodlust. David Bowie is fellow fiend and refined husband John. In love, in life, in longing they are inseparable. But when John abruptly begins to age and turns to a geriatrics researcher (Susan Sarandon) for help, Miriam soon eyes the woman as a replacement for John. The Hunger is insatiable.

Released via Warner Archive Collection (exact date TBA). The specifications are yet to be finalised, but supplements include:

       1080p HD 2.40 Letterbox.
       English SDH.
       2.0 Mono.
       96 Minutes.
       Audio commentary by Susan Sarandon and Director Tony Scott.
       Original Theatrical Trailer.

26th July 2015

Check out an engaging and insightful Q&A with REEVES GABRELS, who talks about his father, comic books, grief and Catholic school.

You can read the article over at the purdueexponent.org website.

Reeves Gabrels and His Imaginary Friends are currently on tour in the USA, before heading for the UK in October.

Visit reevz.net to view the gig dates or scroll down this page to 6th July.

25th July 2015

To Iman
Wishing you a very Happy Special Birthday
Have a wonderful day

Best wishes from everyone here at BowieWonderworld xxx

25th July 2015

Okay, so it's still over a year away, but we can announce that MEMORY OF A FREE FESTIVAL 2016, which falls on Saturday 13th August, has none other than legendary producer TONY VISCONTI as the musical curator.

As you know, Tony Visconti's connections with DAVID BOWIE run deep. He produced the albums David Bowie (aka Space Oddity), The Man Who Sold The World, David Live, Young Americans, Low, "Heroes", Stage, Lodger, Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), Heathen, Reality and The Next Day.

Tony has recently completed a successful UK and Japan tour with Holy Holy (who perform Bowie music mainly from his Beckenham years), playing bass and thrilling audiences.

Also, Tony performed alongside Bowie at the Beckenham Art Lab in the Three Tuns (now Zizzi's) and for a while lived at Haddon Hall, Bowie's Beckenham home, where most of the music from this era was composed.

We don't yet know which acts Tony will select, but with his connections he probably has some interesting artists in his address book. We'll keep you updated on this as the festival takes shape.

From Beckenham Bowie Facebook page.

24th July 2015

Fame 40th Anniversary Picture Disc Single Released today Friday (24th) is the lastest in the DAVID BOWIE 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Picture Disc Single series.

Released via Parlophone, 'Fame' was co-written with John Lennon and guitarist Carlos Alomar.

       A-Side: Fame (Original single edit).
       Produced by: David Bowie and Harry Maslin.

       AA-Side: Right (Alternate Mix).
       Produced and mixed by: Tony Visconti and Harry Maslin.

The alternate mix of 'Right' was previously released by Ryko/EMI in 1991, however, due to a mastering error it was released at the wrong speed. For this release that issue has been rectified.

As you can see, the A-side features a shot by Andrew Kent of David performing on Soul Train US TV, and the AA-side is a Tom Kelley outtake.

You can purchase Fame (40th Anniversary) 7 Inch Picture Disc Vinyl NOW.

Update: Fame has entered the UK Vinyl Singles Chart at number 2.

24th July 2015

IMAN is interviewed by THE CUT magazine. Highlight: 'I asked my husband once when he knew he wanted to be a musician. He said at the age of 7.' - [Read here]...

ACMI - more tickets have been released for DAVID BOWIE Is in Melbourne including new weekend sessions at 9am on Saturday and Sundays! - [Read here]...

LAZARUS by DAVID BOWIE and ENDA WALSH at the New York Theatre Workshop... previews start November 18th... runs December 7th until January 3rd 2016. Possible extension until January 17th 2016 - [More details]...

BOY GEORGE and CULTURE CLUB who are currently touring the USA are performing DAVID BOWIE's 'Starman' as the encore section of their set. Last night at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, actor JACK BLACK joined them on stage to perform the Bowie classic...

23rd July 2015

Check out a nice bit of filming at the ACMI setting up the DAVID BOWIE Is exhibition...

In the lead up to 'David Bowie is', the ACMI gallery underwent a complete transformation. For over 9 weeks, a team of builders, electricians, painters and technicians ensured the space was put together perfectly.

At the same time, each object and costume was delicately unpacked, condition checked and carefully placed in position by a team of specialists from the V&A and ACMI.


22nd July 2015

Here's a heads up on a new DAVID BOWIE book entitled: Psychedelic Suburbia by journalist MARY FINNIGAN that is currently in the pipeline.

Due for publication this Autumn, it promises to be a first hand account of the Beckenham launch pad days.

Independent publishers JORVIK PRESS located in Portland, Oregon, USA, have a witty statement on their website in their 'forthcoming' section...

'Oh no, please not another David Bowie book! We know quite enough about what Bowie did to his friends and lovers and what he did for his millions of fans, but his origins in the late sixties have been shrouded in hearsay. Until now, that is.'

'Here's the story of what Bowie did to Beckenham, Kent, the town in southeast England that launched him on his trip to stardom. Written by a freelance journalist and friend who was one of the first people to encourage and support him. Coming Fall 2015.'

22nd July 2015

Day In Day Out Radio Broadcast Scheduled for release on 7th August is DAVID BOWIE: DAY IN DAY OUT Legendary Radio Broadcast, Australia 1987 via Laser Media.

This 2CD is taken from the Australian FM radio broadcast during the Glass Spider World Tour at Sydney Entertainment Centre in November 1987.

Already released in the US, there seems to be a little confusion on the printed cover tracklisting, which is listed as below.

Disc 1:
       Purple Haze Intro (The Kronos Quartet).
       Guitar Intro.
       Up The Hill Backwards.
       Glass Spider/Up The Hill Backwards - Reprise.
       Day-In, Day-Out.
       Bang Bang.
       Absolute Beginners.
       Loving The Alien.
       China Girl.
       Rebel Rebel.

Disc 2:
       Scary Monsters.
       All The Madmen.
       Never Let Me Down.
       Big Brother.
       '87 And Cry.
       Sons Of The Silent Age.
       Time Will Crawl.
       Band Introductions.
       Young Americans.
       The Jean Genie.
       Let's Dance.
       Blue Jean.
       Modern Love.

You can pre-order Day In Day Out Radio Broadcast (2cd) NOW.

21st July 2015

Check out a worldwide TV selection of DAVID BOWIE documentaries and movies to be shown for the reminder of this month...

23rd July
Discovering: David Bowie, Sky Arts and HD, UK, 16.30 GMT.
David Bowie: A Reality Tour, Sky Arts and HD, UK, 17.30 GMT.

26th July
David Bowie - Five Years: The Making of an Icon documentary, ABC, Australia, 10.30pm.

27th July
David Bowie - Five Years: The Making of an Icon documentary, ABC, Australia, 3.54am.
Der Mann, der vom Himmel fiel (TMWFTE), 3sat, Germany, 00.30 CET.

29th July
Der Mann, der vom Himmel fiel (TMWFTE), 3sat, Germany, 16.25 CET.

31st July
Biography: David Bowie, FYI, USA, 8.00am EST.

The full listings can be found over on the BW Monthly Planner.

21st July 2015

ENDA WALSH is interviewed by Padraic Killeen and talks about his upcoming project with DAVID BOWIE.

In December, the Dubliner's collaboration with David Bowie will premiere off-Broadway in the New York Theatre Workshop.

Titled Lazarus and starring Dexter actor Michael C. Hall, the show centres on the character that Bowie played in Nicolas Roeg's 1975 film The Man Who Fell To Earth - that of an alien who comes to earth in order to save his home planet, which has been stricken by war and environmental disaster.

The show features classic Bowie songs as well as new material written especially for the score.

Walsh signed up for the gig after producers arranged a meeting with Bowie. "He had read my plays and had seen some of it performed in St Ann's Warehouse in New York," he says.

"He was fantastic. I think he talked to me for an hour and a half or so about the work, just sort of interviewed me: 'why did you do this and this and this, and what's this recurring motif?'

He knew thematically where I was at and where the work was shifting toward. And, of course, he's just a ferocious reader. It was as if this man knows every fucking word I've written."

Notably, despite Bowie's towering status within the pop culture firmament, Walsh remains cool and nonchalant as he discusses it all, describing the iconic star as a natural collaborator and an incredibly friendly man.

"The sweetest thing about it is that really, really quickly - like, within three minutes - you forget that he is who he is and then it's just all about the work. But like, occasionally, you do go, 'Oh f**king hell. That's David Bowie. What's all this about?'"

You can read the whole interview via the irishexaminer.com website.

20th July 2015

Fame 40th Anniversary Picture Disc Single Released this Friday (24th) is the lastest in the DAVID BOWIE 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Picture Disc Single series.

Released via Parlophone, 'Fame' was co-written with John Lennon and guitarist Carlos Alomar.

       A-Side: Fame (Original single edit).
       Produced by: David Bowie and Harry Maslin.

       AA-Side: Right (Alternate Mix).
       Produced and mixed by: Tony Visconti and Harry Maslin.

The alternate mix of 'Right' was previously released by Ryko/EMI in 1991, however, due to a mastering error it was released at the wrong speed. For this release that issue has been rectified.

As you can see, the A-side features a shot by Andrew Kent of David performing on Soul Train US TV, and the AA-side is a Tom Kelley outtake.

You can pre-order Fame (40th Anniversary) 7 Inch Picture Disc Vinyl NOW.

19th July 2015

For last night's BowieNetters fund-raising party in London, DAVID BOWIE donated several signed items and sent a personal message...

       Just a little message....
       Thanks so much for having a............
       Heck of a table crashing
       Bottle smashing
       Drink slashing
       Music pumping
       Hulleva ballyhoo-ville party for me
       Did I say 'love on ya' yea I did.
       Just straighten those stockings (or draw the seams on), and go for it.
       Lotsa more music coming soon.
       David xxx

This is the third year in succession that BowieNetters have held a charity night to raise money for the TERRENCE HIGGINS TRUST.

Please visit tht.org.uk and consider donating towards this very worthwhile cause.

19th July 2015

David Bowie by Chuck White 1975 Check out this DAVID BOWIE Polaroid portrait from The Man Who Fell To Earth, taken in 1975.

The family of CHUCK WHITE are offering this beautiful Polaroid portrait of David Bowie which was photographed by Chuck on the set of 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' movie.

Chuck worked alongside photographer STEVE SCHAPIRO and this is the one and only Polaroid in existence, and has never been seen by the public. It has been in storage since 1975 and remains crisp and clean as the day it was taken.

The Polaroid has a Buy It Now of $5,000.00 (US) or Make An Offer. All monies raised go towards the The Charles White Trust 2015.

For more details and a lovely background story read the families full description.

17th July 2015

Showing on BBC 4 UK TV tomorrow night is 'DAVID BOWIE: Five Years In The Making Of An Icon' at 10.40pm and also just after midnight is 'The Genius of David Bowie' at 12.10am same channel. Obviously if you miss any of these you can catch up on the BBC iPlayer...

Over on Pedestian.tv check out their piece 'DAVID BOWIE Is: Worth The Hype - A Guide To The Greatness Behind The Man' which talks about the current exhibition at the ACMI in Melbourne, Australia - [Read here]...

Friday Flashback: DAVID BOWIE photo shoot in Paddington Street Gardens, Marylebone, London. One was used for the colour front cover of Disc and Music Echo published on 11th October 1969 albeit back to front. Photographs by © Alec Byrne - [View here]...

DAVID BOWIE on The Early Show, CBS News TV broadcast 30th October 2002. Performs 'Cactus', on stage interview by Julie Chen and Harry Smith, then 'Rebel Rebel'. Also performed on the pre-recorded show (25th) were 'Slip Away' and 'Afraid'. Unfortunately these two songs were not broadcast - [View here]...

DAVID BOWIE graces the front cover of The Weekly Review magazine in Melbourne, Australia. Inside is a half-page piece for the David Bowie Is exhibition. Check out the online - [Digital Version]...

16th July 2015

Meet PROFESSOR WILL BROOKER who is currently researching DAVID BOWIE via 'The Method'; a process of transformative immersion in his experiences.

15th July 2015

David Bowie Is at ACMI Melbourne The DAVID BOWIE Is exhibition at the ACMI in Melbourne held their special guest opening last night.

Take a look and read through the first reactions from the press, media and guests who attended.

Pre-sale tickets for the exhibition, part of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces programme, have set a new record at ACMI.

Creative Industries Minister Martin Foley called the exhibition "a phenomenon that has taken over Melbourne."

The exhibition opens to the general public tomorrow (Thursday 16th) - if you haven't booked your tickets, yet please visit the acmi.net.au website.

Be sure to check out the ACMI Official Bowie Channel... some wonderful stuff on there.

Keep bang up-to-date and follow ACMI #BowieACMI on Twitter

Oh I nearly forgot.. don't forget to pick up your free copy of BEAT magazine (issue 1482) July 15th that features David Bowie on the cover - [More details].

14th July 2015

The Big Issue Australia Edition 488 July 2015 DAVID BOWIE graces the front cover of THE BIG ISSUE in Australia for their Edition 488 (10th-23rd July 2015) issue.

How do you begin to assess David Bowie's impact over six decades? In this edition we try our very best to understand pop culture's shape-shifter. We look at his otherworldly films, his jaw-dropping fashion and the music that changed everything.

Inside, there are seven pages dedicated to David Bowie... an editorial by editor Alan Attwood 'Can you hear him, Major Tom?', Andrew Nette explores the ever-evolving David Bowie, 'Starman' by Lorraine Pink who recalls the record that changed everything, 'Golden Years' by Simon Miraudo who came late to Bowie... and fell hard and a small quiz by Pete Cruttenden.

You can sample view the digital version here

The Big Issue is a not-for-profit social enterprise that develops solutions to help homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people positively change their lives.

On sale now, please make sure you grab a copy for this obviously worthwhile cause.

From The Big Issue website.

14th July 2015

Watch an extract from the forthcoming DAVID BOWIE documentary 'Let's Dance: Bowie: Down Under' by Ed Gibbs and Rubika Shah.

In 1983, David Bowie and David Mallet shot the promotional video for 'Let's Dance' in Sydney and rural New South Wales, Australia. 'Let's Dance: Bowie Down Under' about the making of that influential video, which made a huge statement by featuring several young Indigenous actors.

In this extract from the movie, the team discuss filming in the middle of a busy Sydney road. 'Nobody so much as slowed down,' said Mallet. 'Unbelievable'.


This new documentary premieres at the Melbourne International Film Festival next month on Sunday 9th August.

Also published in The Guardian today is 'David Bowie in Australia: an alien from another planet, singing for this one' by Ed Gibbs.

David Bowie's legacy in Australia reflects a pop era every bit as vital as the star's celebrated time in Berlin and Paris. As the V&A's blockbuster exhibition arrives in Melbourne, we revisit the production and politics of Let's Dance.

You can read the whole article here via The Guardian website.

13th July 2015

The Age Spectrum supplement magazine 2015 Marie Claire Style Japan June 2015 David Bowie cover DAVID BOWIE graces the front covers of two recent magazines.

First up is, MARIE CLAIRE STYLE in Japan for their June 25th issue which has a Sukita "Heroes" shot.

More details are available HERE where you can also download a pdf version.

David also appeared on the SATURDAY SPECTRUM the special edition supplement magazine from THE AGE in Australia.

The front cover blurb: 'The man who changed the world' - David Bowie is about to blow our minds - again.

Inside there are features on photographer Mick Rock, Woody Woodmansey and Kansai Yamamoto.

You can read the Mick Rock article 'The man who shot David Bowie: Mick Rock in focus' online via The Age website.

12th July 2015

Published in the THE INQUISITR is 'David Bowie Is' Exhibition In Melbourne Features Unique Australian Highlights - [Read here]...

Down under In the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD check out 'DAVID BOWIE is: the magic behind the man presented at ACMI' by reporter Annabel Ross - [Read here]...

Check out the updates to the upcoming REEVES GABRELS US tour on the flyer below...

10th July 2015

For people wondering about UK Producer/DJ DAVID ZOWIE and where his name came from...

Originally he was LEGALLY named 'David Zowie Ziggy Stardust Aladdin Sane Thin White Duke Twig the Wonder Kid', because his dad was a crazy DAVID BOWIE fan and he changed his name to David Bowie when he was about 16.

Later his mother stepped in and had it shortened to David Zowie.

You can read the full article HERE.

10th July 2015

MTV have just unearthed a previously lost DAVID BOWIE live backstage interview.

The interview with David and THOMAS DOLBY was filmed at Wembley Stadium on 13th July 1985, during the Live Aid event.

David talks about how they worked together, the Dancing In The Street promo video with Mick Jagger, and his forthcoming film Absolute Beginners.

Oh and he announces that he will be starring in the forthcoming movie Labyrinth.

From the MTV News website.

7th July 2015

The upcoming 'Let's Dance: Bowie Down Under' documentary by Ed Gibbs and Rubika Shah is to premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival next month on Sunday 9th August - [More details]...

Mark your calendars... Tickets for the DAVID BOWIE Is exhibition at the Groninger Museum, Netherlands go on sale 28th August. The exhibition starts 11th December 2015 until 13th March 2016 - [More details]...

ACMI in Melbourne, Australia, who as you know are about to host the DAVID BOWIE Is exhibition have announced 'Bowie Late Nights'. From 19th July through 30th October, every visitor to the exhibition on Friday from 5pm gets FREE VIP access to Bowie Late Nights. More details and information - [Read here]...

Please show your support for Producer KEN SCOTT by signing his petition. Visit philspage.com for all the details and information...

6th July 2015

Updated: REEVES GABRELS And His Imaginary Friends are about to tour the US and UK.

Reeves Gabrels US Tour 2015  Reeves Gabrels UK Tour 2015

For the UK shows, support comes from LISA RONSON on all dates. Tickets are on sale NOW.

More details and information can be found over on reevz.net website.

5th July 2015

If you are a resident of Australia, there's a WARNER BROS competition currently underway to celebrate the release of 'Nothing Has Changed' single CD release and the opening of David Bowie Is exhibition in Melbourne - [Enter here]...

Check out Robert Forster's guide to DAVID BOWIE in the '70s - [Read here]...

On this day, 43 years ago, DAVID BOWIE's performance of 'Starman' was broadcast on Top Of The Pops in 1972...

Happy Birthday wishes to ZULEKHA...

2nd July 2015

I have several DAVID BOWIE Is collectors items available... including the 'David Bowie Is Walking In Soho' Fold-out Maps and 'David Bowie Is Missing' Print Poster (10x15 inches, rare and never on sale to the general public).

David Bowie is Walking In Soho

If anyone is interested in any of the items, please email me at for more details and information.

All monies raised go directly towards the upkeep and running of this website.

1st July 2015

Official Press Release:


Commencing countdown, engines on, check ignition and may God's love be with you...


The first in a series of David Bowie Box Sets to be released on September 25th.

June 23rd 2015 London.

David Bowie Five Years 1969-1973 Box Set On this day in 1971, David Bowie performed for the first time at what was then known as the 'Glastonbury Fair'. Today in 2015 as the Glastonbury Festival approaches once more Parlophone Records are proud to announce DAVID BOWIE FIVE YEARS (1969-1973) the first in a series of box sets spanning his career.

The ten album / twelve CD box, ten album / thirteen-piece vinyl set and digital download featuring all of the material officially released by Bowie during the nascent stage of his career from 1969 to 1973. All of the formats include tracks that have never before appeared on CD/digitally as well as new remasters.

Exclusive to the box sets will be Re:Call 1 a new 2-disc compilation of non-album singles, single versions and b-sides. It features a previously unreleased single edit of All The Madmen, which was originally set for a U.S. release but was never actually released. Also included is the original version of Holy Holy, which was only ever released on the original 1971 Mercury single and hasn't been available on any release since.

Also exclusive to all versions of Five Years 1969-1973 will be a 2003 stereo remix of 'The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars' by the album's original co-producer Ken Scott, previously only available on DVD with the LP/DVD format of the 40th anniversary edition of the album.

The vinyl box set has the same content as the CD set on pressed on audiophile quality 180g vinyl.

The box set's accompanying book, 128 pages in the CD box and 84 in the vinyl set, will feature rarely seen photos as well as technical notes about each album from producers Tony Visconti and Ken Scott, an original press review for each album and a short foreword by legendary Kinks front man Ray Davies.

The CD box set will include faithfully reproduced mini-vinyl versions of the original albums and the CDs will be gold rather than the usual silver.

An alternate cover has been created for the 2003 mix of Ziggy Stardust by Ken Scott, which features an outtake from the original Heddon Street photo session. There is also newly originated artwork for Re:Call 1 featuring a 1973 in-studio image from renowned photographer Mick Rock.


David Bowie: Five Years 1969-1973 LP Box Set 6 Original Studio Albums:
       David Bowie (aka Space Oddity)*
       The Man Who Sold The World*
       Hunky Dory*
       The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
       Aladdin Sane

*New 2015 Remasters.

2 Live Albums:
       Live Santa Monica '72
       Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture Soundtrack

Exclusive To All Sets:
       Re:Call 1

       The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (2003 mix)

Re:Call 1 - Tracklisting

David Bowie: Five Years 1969-1973 CD Box Set CD1
       Space Oddity (original UK mono single edit)*
       Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (original UK mono single version)*
       Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola
       The Prettiest Star (original mono single version)*
       Conversation Piece*
       Memory Of A Free Festival (Part 1)
       Memory Of A Free Festival (Part 2)
       All The Madmen (mono single edit)*
       Holy Holy (original mono single version)*
       Moonage Daydream (The Arnold Corns single version)*
       Hang On To Yourself (The Arnold Corns single version)*

       Changes (mono single version)*
       Andy Warhol (mono single version)*
       Starman (original single mix)
       John, I'm Only Dancing (original single version)
       The Jean Genie (original single mix)
       Drive-In Saturday (German single edit)
       Round And Round
       John, I'm Only Dancing (sax version)
       Time (U.S. single edit)
       Holy Holy (Spiders version)
       Velvet Goldmine

All tracks stereo except *mono.

The vinyl box set has the same content as the CD box set pressed on audiophile 180g vinyl.

       CD Box Set 0825646284085 (UK Cat No: DBX 1)
       Vinyl Box Set 0825646284092 (UK Cat No: DBXL 1)
       Digital download 0825646070602

DAVID BOWIE 'FIVE YEARS 1969-1973' is released 25th September on Parlophone Records.

You can pre-order Five Years (1969-1973) CD and Five Years (1969-1973) VINYL NOW and receive guaranteed pricing.


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