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28th August 2011

Space Oddity book by David Bowie and Andrew Kolb Canadian artist ANDREW KOLB has created an illustrated childrens' book based entirely on the DAVID BOWIE classic song 'Space Oddity'.

Andrew used the lyrics to the song and added his own illustrations to it.

Andrew says: 'Have you ever listened to a song and your mind's eye is immediately filled with visuals?'

'David Bowie's classic space epic is one such song for me. Every lyric paints such a vivid picture that I figured 'Oh hey, I guess I'll make that into a children's book!' Yes, I talk like this.'

'Although I haven't heard from Mr. Bowie (yet), why wait to share the full book.'

Pop on over to kolbisneat.com and check out this artist.

'Space Oddity' is written by David Bowie and illustrated by Andrew Kolb and guess what? You can download the whole thing right here for free (pdf 13.30 mb).

28th August 2011

Peterborough's.... DAVID BOWIE tribute band ALADDINSANE will make their debut at the Stamford Corn Exchange next month.

Aladdinsane The Ultimate Bowie Experience Over the past five years their popularity has grown, seeing the band go from playing in local pubs to performing at festivals and theatres following a hugely successful tour supporting T-rextasy.

Aladdinsane have now become the country's leading tribute to David Bowie. Taking you back to the height of the Glam rock period from Ziggy Stardust, working through Bowie's colourful career Aladdinsane faithfully recreate the sights and sounds of many of his classic songs.

Combining Paul Henderson's vocals with aspects of Bowie's stage characteristics and theatrics, Aladdinsane recreate the studio and live recorded versions from Bowie's vast musical repertoire.

Expect to hear all the classics like Space Oddity, The Man Who Sold The World and Life On Mars?

Aladdinsane - The Ultimate Bowie Experience is at the Corn Exchange on Saturday 10th September.

Tickets cost £15.50. To book tickets please call 01780 766455.

From Peterborough Evening Telegraph

27th August 2011

Well worth checking out is a "new concept" related to sampling on a new album entitled 'Stolen Voices' by WHITE LABEL.

Their website states: White Label 'Stolen Voices' is a bootleg remix album featuring rare or unreleased tracks and long-lost demos. The only elements used in the final arrangements are the original lead and backing vocals, plus stray bits of guitar or whatever.

One particular track 'David' is Tired Of My Life, a 1971 DAVID BOWIE acoustic, reel-to-reel home demo of a song that didn't make it onto Hunky Dory, here restored to what they think it might have sounded like.

Visit whitelabelstolenvoices.com to see the tracklisting and a full free download of the complete album.

You can listen and download the 'David' track here via SoundCloud.

If you want to read a little background history about this band - Paul Lester wrote a piece for The Guardian yesterday - [read here].

White Label 'Stolen Voices' will be available on vinyl from mid-June.

26th August 2011

For all you collectors out there... this item is newly listed in the BW Trading Post...

We are selling nice piece of real memorabilia here! An original studio master production stereo tape of the 'Tonight' album by DAVID BOWIE made in EMI Studios UK Abbey Road.

This tape was sent from UK to Zagreb, Croatia in the 70's to licensing record company Jugoton - and they pressed that album in their record company using this tape as a master source.

It has original EMI label sticker on the cover - with all info about the tape - please look at the photos [view #1] and [view #2].

As far as I know, all UK and other master tapes were written off in the early 90's when Jugoton lost the licensing rights and sold the record pressing plant. I was lucky enough to purchase this tape from the former engineer of Jugoton recording studio. I guess EMI made only few master tapes of each album for licensing partners around the world.

This I sell as a memorabilia item. Compositions and performances on the tape are copyrighted by the artist, labels and publishers - so I am selling this only for its memorabilia value.

The tape is working fine and great and if you would like to hear this, you can arrange a visit prior the purchase, and listen from our Ampex studio tape deck. If you have any questions - please ask. I will accept bids starting from 5,000 US dollars.

If you are interested please email

From Darko Mikulec.

25th August 2011

Legendary guitarist CARLOS ALOMAR will be doing a live radio interview tomorrow (Friday 26th) on Rippers Rarities (WSLR 96.5 LPFM).

Just go to wslr.org to listen in @ 7pm-9pm EST.

Carlos as you know has worked with everyone from DAVID BOWIE to John Lennon to Bruce Springsteen. He'll be talking about working with other artists, as well as what he's up to at the moment.

Carlos says "I'll be setting the record straight about a lot of things."

24th August 2011

The Complete David Bowie by Nicholas Pegg Welcome to the latest BW competition... courtesy of Titan Books.

It's your chance to win one of three THE COMPLETE DAVID BOWIE v6 books by Nicholas Pegg.

Three books... six anagrams... simply work out the anagrams and send in your answers.

This competition ends at midnight (GMT) on Thursday 8th SEPTEMBER 2011.

This new updated now on version 6 is to be published by Titan Books next month on Friday 9th September.


All the anagrams are people who have a David Bowie connection in some way or other. Good luck to everyone.

If competitions aren't your thing you can pre-order NOW and receive a massive 38% discount!

24th August 2011

23rd August 2011

The Complete David Bowie by Nicholas Pegg TITAN BOOKS are pleased to announce a signing and launch party for THE COMPLETE DAVID BOWIE v6 by Nicholas Pegg for his Revised and Expanded New Edition of his publication.

The party takes place on Saturday 24th September at 3.00pm until 11.00pm in the upstairs bar at:

The Stamford Arms, 62 Stamford Street, London SE1 9LX, England.

Nearest tube stations: Waterloo (Northern, Bakerloo and Jubilee Lines), Southwark (Jubilee Line), Blackfriars (Circle and District Lines).

Nearest train stations: London Waterloo, Blackfriars, Waterloo East.

Directions: The Stamford Arms is on the corner of Stamford Street and Broadwall, just south of the river and halfway between Waterloo Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge.

Admission is FREE.

The author will be in attendance to sign copies of the book, which will be available to buy at the special discount price of £15 - a saving of £4.99 on the recommended retail price. Cash transactions only please.

The bar will be open of course, and you can guess what the music will be...

We hope to see you there! With best wishes, Titan Books.

Update: There is an online interview with author Nick Pegg over on the foyles.co.uk website.

22nd August 2011

Happy Birthday to GEORGE SIMMS - have a wonderful day!...

BBC Entertainment in Sweden are showing the comedy show EXTRAS that starred DAVID BOWIE. The show is broadcast just after midnight at 00:10 GMT on 28th August...

Taking place at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts is 'Bowie in the Lobby' which features the music of DAVID BOWIE performed by Long Island musicians including Tom Groney and Friends, Dave March, Rorie Kelly, KGB and more. The event takes place on Thursday 1st September at 7:30 p.m. Admission $10. Be quick there is limited seating and this show will sell out. Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main Street, Patchogue, New York. (631) 207-1313 - [More details]...

As you know TV show GLEE are to perform their version of DAVID BOWIE's mega hit 'Fashion' next month. For now, you can check out the commercial which features the cast performing it - [View here]...

22nd August 2011

The brand new updated edition of THE COMPLETE DAVID BOWIE by Nicholas Pegg is to be published by Titan Books next month on Friday 9th September.

Titan Books announce
9 September 2011

The biggest edition yet: over half a million words. Expanded and updated with 35,000 words of brand new material.

'All Bowie books must now be measured against The Complete David Bowie' - Times Literary Supplement.

'I can't imagine how this book could be better... the definitive read for Bowiephiles' - Uncut.

'Absolutely thorough, absolutely definitive and absolutely entertaining' - BBC Radio 5 Live.

'An indispensable guide for all serious collectors of David Bowie's music' - BowieNet.

'This is not just a trainspotter's manual - Nicholas Pegg has a keen critical intelligence' - Sunday Telegraph.

'The Complete David Bowie certainly lives up to its title... Pegg's opinionated and witty prose turns it into that rare thing: a reference book that sparkles' - MOJO.

The Complete David Bowie by Nicholas Pegg Critically acclaimed in its previous editions, The Complete David Bowie is widely recognised as the foremost source of detailed information and perceptive critical analysis covering every aspect of David Bowie's career. It has won nominations as music book of the year from Uncut magazine ('I can't imagine how this book could be better') and BBC Radio 5 Live ('Absolutely thorough, absolutely definitive and absolutely entertaining') among many other plaudits.

Titan Books are now delighted to announce the publication of the sixth edition. Published on 9 September 2011, The Complete David Bowie has been fully revised and updated, expanding on previous editions to provide more detail and discussion than ever before.

As well as incorporating all the latest updates, such as the surprise leaking earlier this year of the unreleased Toy album, the new edition includes substantial additions to the earlier chapters. 'The encyclopaedic structure of the book means that every chapter needs constant updating,' explains author Nicholas Pegg, 'and for this edition I've had the opportunity to add extensive new material to several chapters, particularly the A-Z of songs. Things might have been a little quiet on the Bowie front recently, but a great deal of fresh information has emerged about the classic recordings, not to mention a host of little-known demos, out-takes, and rarities. The result is the biggest single update that the book has ever had.'

When The Complete David Bowie first appeared, the overall word count was 350,000. Now it has grown to well over half a million words, and the new edition promises to be the most comprehensive guide to David Bowie's work ever published.

'Even the most hardcore fan is going to find something new in this edition,' says the author. 'You might be familiar with all the famous songs, but how much do you know about the music and lyrics of the elusive Ziggy Stardust out-take 'It's Gonna Rain Again'? Do you know which classic track was demoed with Bowie singing the words 'Humpy Dumpty sat on a wall'? Or which famous song began life as 'I'd Like a Big Girl With a Couple of Melons'? These and many, many more revelations will be appearing in print for the first time in the new edition of The Complete David Bowie.'

As before, The Complete David Bowie will include:

* The Albums - detailed production history and analysis of every album from 1967 to the present day.

* The Songs - hundreds of individual entries reveal the facts and anecdotes behind not just the famous recordings, but also the most obscure of unreleased rarities - from 'Absolute Beginners' to 'Ziggy Stardust', from 'Abdulmajid' to 'Zion'.

* The Tours - set-lists and histories of every live show.

* The Actor - a complete guide to Bowie's work on stage and screen.

* Dateline - the most exhaustive day-by-day calendar of Bowie's career ever published.

* Plus - the videos, the BBC radio sessions, the paintings, the Internet and much more.

From the 11-year-old's skiffle performance at the 18th Bromley Scouts' Summer Camp in 1958, to the emergence of the legendary 'lost' album Toy in 2011, The Complete David Bowie discusses and dissects every last move in rock's most fascinating career.

You can pre-order NOW and receive a massive 38% discount.

(Ed. Watch this space on Wednesday evening for another BW Competition to win yourself a copy of this book).

19th August 2011

Following on from last month's MIKE GARSON interviews over on Independent Ethos, there now follows an even more indepth look with past interviews, videos, mp3 and photographs with the pianist extraordinaire from their archives...

From the Archives: Mike Garson on working with David Bowie (Part 1 of 5) - [View here]

From the Archives: Mike Garson on working with David Bowie, the later years (Part 2 of 5) - [View here]

From the Archives: Mike Garson goes from jazz to Bowie (Part 3 of 5) - [View here]

From the Archives: Mike Garson on playing the piano (Part 4 of 5) - [View here]

From the Archives: Rounding up Mike Garson, his Now Music, visual art and a bit more Bowie (Part 5 of 5) - [View here]

From Hans M.

17th August 2011

J21 has followed up his critically acclaimed debut album 'Yellow Mind Blue Mind' with his 2nd release entitled Beyond the Holographic Veil which features the talents of no less than MIKE GARSON and REEVES GABRELS.

Joseph said: "Reeves used his late 90's setup (Parker + VG-8) to bring the sound that he used during the Outside and Earthling Bowie era, that I love so much."

Indiscreet Official Press Release:


"Unlike normal photographs, every portion of a piece of holographic film contains all of the information of the whole. If a holographic plate is broken into fragments, each piece can still be used to re-construct the entire image. Just like in a hologram, we can search for the answers of the questions that the whole universe presents us in each one of our atoms. We are the centre and the edge of the universe at the same time."

Beyond The Holographic Veil by J21 Floating World Records are inordinately proud to present Beyond The Holographic Veil, a dazzling and diverse new album from the fertile imagination of Spanish-born guitarist J21. A thoughtful and inventive, beautifully-packaged set that also features guest performances by the likes of ex original Mother of Invention, keyboard ace Don Preston, David Bowie alumni Mike Garson (the guy who provided the incredible, atonal and innovative piano solo on Aladdin Sane) and ex-Tin Machine and Grammy nominated guitarist Reeves Gabrels, as well as the likes of Scott Thunes (formerly of Frank Zappa's 1980s bands, as well as lining up with Wayne Kramer of The MC5), Beyond the Holographic Veil is an incredibly absorbing listen that creates a kind of alternate universe of the imagination.

Boasting some incredible musicianship, and a dazzling variety of contrasting styles, Beyond the Holographic Veil is nonetheless a highly accessible and very listenable creation that is utterly unlike any other record you're likely to hear this year. To accurately describe or pigeonhole its content is somewhat futile; it's a challenging collection that actually accords the listener a modicum of imagination and intelligence, although it's by no means as lofty as its conceptual theme might suggest. Make up your own mind!

More details and information can be found over at lawof21.com and indiscreetpr.com

17th August 2011

Featured in the current September issue of UNCUT magazine (which features The Doors on the front cover) there are four pages of DAVID BOWIE as his Aladdin Sane character with stunning shots of him taken live in London, 1973. The front cover blurb states 'Insane! David Bowie lets himself go'...

Producer TONY VISCONTI is to appear at the 131st AES Convention Master Class Program: Studies In Excellence' talking about recording legends. The Master Class Program is designed to provide authoritative insights into significant technical issues and represents a high point of every Audio Engineering Society Convention. Poised to draw thousands of audio professionals from around the world, this year's event is set for 20th-23rd October at New York's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Superstar Sessions: Tony Visconti, Platinum Producer/Engineer: A Brooklyn born super-mixer, Visconti rose from the ranks of a Catskills resort band to become a key architect of the sound of British Rock via studio work with such legends as DAVID BOWIE, T-Rex, Thin Lizzy, The Moody Blues, Badfinger and Morrissey. Beyond his production creds, Visconti is an accomplished composer, musician, and arranger. This Master Class will present techniques and experiences culled from a lifetime of collaboration with some of the world's most celebrated artists as well as Tony's on-going work with new releases from artists such as The Kaiser Chefs...

The cast of TV show GLEE are to star in a PSA and are all set to release a new music video which is a cover of DAVID BOWIE's 1980 mega hit 'Fashion' which features the rather gorgeous Lea Michele (Rachel) on vocals. The cast have teamed up with Vogue and Fashion's Night Out to create the televised PSA which airs on 12th August. The Bowie cover song will go live on vogue.com on 23rd August...

15th August 2011

Happy 11th Birthday Lexi!
Have a wonderful day!

Best wishes and lots of love from everyone at Wonderworld

13th August 2011

David and Duncan in Mail on Sunday supplement Movie director DUNCAN JONES is interviewed by Martyn Palmer for the Daily Mail on Sunday.

'I've never needed to use my father's name': Hollywood's hottest director Duncan Jones on growing up with DAVID BOWIE.

He is a blockbuster movie director in his own right - which is why he's never given a full account about growing up with his father. Until now...

You can read the complete article here

As you can see, David and Duncan grace the front cover of the 'Live' magazine supplement and inside there are four pages of pictures and editorial.


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