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TOY:BOX RELEASE IN JANUARY
29th September 2021

David Bowie Toy:Box CD David Bowie Toy:Box All set for release is DAVID BOWIE TOY:BOX which is available as a three CD set and six 10" Vinyl formats, on Friday 7th January 2022.

TOY:BOX is a special edition of the unreleased TOY album. The 'capture the moment' approach of the recording sessions are extended to the sleeve artwork designed by Bowie featuring a photo of him as a baby with a contemporary face. The package also contains a 16-page full-colour book featuring previously unseen photographs by Frank Ockenfels 3. TOY was recorded following David's Glastonbury 2000 performance. Bowie entered the studio with his band to record new interpretations of songs he'd first recorded from 1964-1971. The plan was to record the album 'old school' with the band playing live, choose the best takes and then release it as soon as humanly possible. Unfortunately, in 2001 the concept of the 'surprise drop' album release and the technology to support it were still quite a few years off, making it impossible to release TOY at the time.

Included in TOY:BOX is a second CD/set of 10"s of alternative mixes and versions including proposed B-Sides (versions of David's debut single 'Liza Jane' and 1967's 'In The Heat Of The Morning'), later mixes by Tony Visconti and the 'Tibet Version' of 'Silly Boy Blue' recorded at The Looking Glass Studio at the time of the 2001 Tibet House show in New York featuring Philip Glass on piano and Moby on guitar.

The third CD/set of 10"s features 'Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric' mixes of thirteen TOY tracks. Producer Mark Plati "While we were recording the basic tracks Earl Slick suggested that he and I overdub acoustic guitars on all the songs. He said this was a Keith Richards' trick, sometimes these guitars would be a featured part of the track, and at other times they'd be more subliminal. Later while mixing, David heard one of the songs broken down to just vocals and acoustic guitars; this gave him the idea that we ought to do some stripped-down mixes like that and that maybe one day they'd be useful. Once we put a couple of other elements in the pot, it felt like it could be a completely different record. I was only too happy to finish that thought some two decades after the fact."

The tracklisting runs as follows:

TOY

Disc: 1
01. I Dig Everything
02. You've Got A Habit Of Leaving
03. The London Boys
04. Karma Man
05. Conversation Piece
06. Shadow Man
07. Let Me Sleep Beside You
08. Hole In The Ground
09. Baby Loves That Way
10. Can't Help Thinking About Me
11. Silly Boy Blue
12. Toy (Your Turn To Drive)

Produced by David Bowie and Mark Plati. Engineered by Pete Keppler. Mixed by Mark Plati, assisted by Hector Castillo, Steve Mazur and Todd Parker. Recorded at Sear Sound, The Looking Glass and Alice's Restaurant in New York City, Summer 2000.


Disc: 2
01. Liza Jane (Alternative Mix)
02. You've Got A Habit of Leaving (Alternative Mix) [2021 Remaster]
03. Baby Loves That Way (Alternative Mix) [2021 Remaster]
04. Can't Help Thinking About Me (Alternative Mix)
05. I Dig Everything (Alternative Mix)
06. The London Boys (Alternative Version)
07. Silly Boy Blue (Tibet Version)
08. Let Me Sleep Beside You (Alternative Mix) [2021 Remaster]
09. In The Heat Of The Morning (Alternative Mix)
10. Conversation Piece (Alternative Mix) [2021 Remaster]
11. Hole In The Ground (Alternative Mix)
12. Shadow Man (Alternative Mix) [2021 Remaster]
13. Toy (Your Turn To Drive) (Alternative Mix) [2021 Remix]

Produced by David Bowie and Mark Plati, except 'The London Boys' additional production by Tony Visconti.
'Silly Boy Blue' (Tibet version) Produced by David Bowie and Tony Visconti.
Engineered by Pete Keppler at Sear Sound, assisted by Todd Parker.
Engineered by Mark Plati at Alice's Restaurant.
Recorded at Sear Sound, The Looking Glass & Alice's Restaurant in New York City, Summer 2000.
Except 'Silly Boy Blue' (Tibet version) recorded at The Looking Glass, 2001.
Mixed by Tony Visconti, assisted by Darren S. Moore at the Manhattan Center, early 2001.
Except 'Liza Jane' and 'In The Heat Of The Morning' mixed by Mark Plati, assisted by Hector Castillo at The Looking Glass.


Disc: 3
01. In The Heat Of The Morning [Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix]
02. I Dig Everything [Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix]
03. You've Got A Habit of Leaving [Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix]
04. The London Boys [Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix]
05. Karma Man [Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix]
06. Conversation Piece [Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix]
07. Shadow Man [Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix]
08. Let Me Sleep Beside You [Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix]
09. Hole In The Ground [Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix]
10. Baby Loves That Way [Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix]
11. Can't Help Thinking About Me [Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix]
12. Silly Boy Blue [Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix]
13. Toy (Your Turn To Drive) [Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix]

Produced by David Bowie and Mark Plati.
Engineered by Pete Keppler.
Mixed by Mark Plati, assisted by Hector Castillo, Steve Mazur and Todd Parker.
Recorded at Sear Sound, The Looking Glass and Alice's Restaurant in New York City, Summer 2000.
All songs written by David Bowie except 'Liza Jane' written by Leslie Conn.

The Toy:Box 3-CD and Toy:Box six-10" Vinyl are both available to pre-order now!


BRILLIANT ADVENTURE (1992-2001) BOX SET
29th September 2021

David Bowie Brilliant Adventure (1992-2001) Box Set The latest in an award-winning and critically acclaimed series of DAVID BOWIE box sets entitled BRILLIANT ADVENTURE (1992-2001) is to be released on 26th November.

The box set includes newly remastered versions of some of Bowie's most underrated and experimental material: BLACK TIE WHITE NOISE, THE BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA, 1.OUTSIDE, EARTHLING and 'hours...' along with the expanded live album BBC RADIO THEATRE, LONDON, JUNE 27, 2000, the non-album / alternative version / B-sides and soundtrack music compilation RE:CALL 5 and the legendary previously unreleased album TOY.

TOY was recorded following David's triumphant Glastonbury 2000 performance. Bowie entered the studio with his band to record new interpretations of songs he'd first recorded from 1964-1971. Unfortunately, in 2001 the concept of the 'surprise drop' album release and the technology to support it were still quite a few years off, making it impossible to release.

Exclusive to the box set are BBC RADIO THEATRE, LONDON, JUNE 27, 2000 and RE:CALL 5. The former was recorded two days after the famous Glastonbury performance in front of 500 lucky fans at the BBC's art deco theatre in central London. RE:CALL 5 features 39 non-album / alternative version / b-sides and soundtrack songs over 4-LPs.

The 84-page accompanying books will feature rarely seen and previously unpublished photos by photographers including Frank W. Ockenfels 3, Nick Knight, John Scarisbrick and Nina Schultz Terner and others, as well as memorabilia, technical notes about the albums from producers/engineers Brian Eno, Nile Rodgers, Reeves Gabrels and Mark Plati as well as a new an interview with THE BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA collaborator Erdal Kizilcay.

David Bowie Brilliant Adventure (1992-2001) Box Set Available in an 18-LP and 11-CD formats, the albums and tracks included are:

BLACK TIE WHITE NOISE

Disc: 1
01. The Wedding [2021 Remaster]
02. You've Been Around [2021 Remaster]
03. I Feel Free [2021 Remaster]
04. Black Tie White Noise [2021 Remaster]
05. Jump They Say [2021 Remaster]
06. Nite Flights [2021 Remaster]
07. Pallas Athena [2021 Remaster]
08. Miracle Goodnight [2021 Remaster]
09. Don't Let Me Down & Down [2021 Remaster]
10. Looking For Lester [2021 Remaster]
11. I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday [2021 Remaster]
12. The Wedding Song [2021 Remaster]


THE BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA

Disc: 2
01. Buddha Of Suburbia [2021 Remaster]
02. Sex And The Church [2021 Remaster]
03. South Horizon [2021 Remaster]
04. The Mysteries [2021 Remaster]
05. Bleed Like A Craze, Dad [2021 Remaster]
06. Strangers When We Meet [2021 Remaster]
07. Dead Against It [2021 Remaster]
08. Untitled No. 1 [2021 Remaster]
09. Ian Fish, U.K. Heir [2021 Remaster]
10. Buddha Of Suburbia (feat. Lenny Kravitz) [2021 Remaster]


1.OUTSIDE

Disc: 3
01. Leon Takes Us Outside [2021 Remaster]
02. Outside [2021 Remaster]
03. The Hearts Filthy Lesson [2021 Remaster]
04. A Small Plot Of Land [2021 Remaster]
05. Segue - Baby Grace (A Horrid Cassette) [2021 Remaster]
06. Hallo Spaceboy [2021 Remaster]
07. The Motel [2021 Remaster]
08. I Have Not Been To Oxford Town [2021 Remaster]
09. No Control [2021 Remaster]
10. Segue - Algeria Touchshriek [2021 Remaster]
11. The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty) [2021 Remaster]
12. Segue - Ramona A. Stone / I Am With Name [2021 Remaster]
13. Wishful Beginnings [2021 Remaster]
14. We Prick You [2021 Remaster]
15. Segue - Nathan Adler Pt. 1 [2021 Remaster]
16. I'm Deranged [2021 Remaster]
17. Thru' These Architects Eyes [2021 Remaster]
18. Segue - Nathan Adler Pt. 2 [2021 Remaster]
19. Strangers When We Meet [2021 Remaster]


EARTHLING

Disc: 4
01. Little Wonder [2021 Remaster]
02. Looking For Satellites [2021 Remaster]
03. Battle For Britain (The Letter) [2021 Remaster]
04. Seven Years In Tibet [2021 Remaster]
05. Dead Man Walking [2021 Remaster]
06. Telling Lies [2021 Remaster]
07. The Last Thing You Should Do [2021 Remaster]
08. I'm Afraid Of Americans [2021 Remaster]
09. Law (Earthlings On Fire) [2021 Remaster]


'hours...'

Disc: 5
01. Thursday's Child [2021 Remaster]
02. Something In The Air [2021 Remaster]
03. Survive [2021 Remaster]
04. If I'm Dreaming My Life [2021 Remaster]
05. Seven [2021 Remaster]
06. What's Really Happening? [2021 Remaster]
07. The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell [2021 Remaster]
08. New Angels Of Promise [2021 Remaster]
09. Brilliant Adventure [2021 Remaster]
10. The Dreamers [2021 Remaster]


BBC RADIO THEATRE (London June 27th 2000)

Disc: 6
01. Wild Is The Wind (Live at BBC Radio Theatre, London, 27th June, 2000) [2021 Remaster]
02. Ashes To Ashes (Live at BBC Radio Theatre, London, 27th June, 2000) [2021 Remaster]
03. Seven (Live at BBC Radio Theatre, London, 27th June, 2000) [2021 Remaster]
04. This Is Not America (Live at BBC Radio Theatre, London, 27th June, 2000) [2021 Remaster]
05. Absolute Beginners (Live at BBC Radio Theatre, London, 27th June, 2000) [2021 Remaster]
06. Always Crashing In The Same Car (Live at BBC Radio Theatre, London, 27th June, 2000) [2021 Remaster]
07. Survive (Live at BBC Radio Theatre, London, 27th June, 2000) [2021 Remaster]
08. The London Boys (Live at BBC Radio Theatre, London, 27th June, 2000)
09. I Dig Everything (Live at BBC Radio Theatre, London, 27th June, 2000)
10. Little Wonder (Live at BBC Radio Theatre, London, 27th June, 2000) [2021 Remaster]

Disc: 7
01. The Man Who Sold The World (Live at BBC Radio Theatre, London, 27th June, 2000) [2021 Remaster]
02. Fame (Live at BBC Radio Theatre, London, 27th June, 2000) [2021 Remaster]
03. Stay (Live at BBC Radio Theatre, London, 27th June, 2000) [2021 Remaster]
04. Hallo Spaceboy (Live at BBC Radio Theatre, London, 27th June, 2000) [2021 Remaster]
05. Cracked Actor (Live at BBC Radio Theatre, London, 27th June, 2000) [2021 Remaster]
06. I'm Afraid Of Americans (Live at BBC Radio Theatre, London, 27th June, 2000) [2021 Remaster]
07. All The Young Dudes (Live at BBC Radio Theatre, London, 27th June, 2000)
08. Starman (Live at BBC Radio Theatre, London, 27th June, 2000)
09. "Heroes" (Live at BBC Radio Theatre, London, 27th June, 2000)
10. Let's Dance (Live at BBC Radio Theatre, London, 27th June, 2000) [2021 Remaster]


TOY

Disc: 8
01. I Dig Everything
02. You've Got A Habit Of Leaving
03. The London Boys
04. Karma Man
05. Conversation Piece
06. Shadow Man
07. Let Me Sleep Beside You
08. Hole In The Ground
09. Baby Loves That Way
10. Can't Help Thinking About Me
11. Silly Boy Blue
12. Toy (Your Turn To Drive)


RE:CALL 5

Disc: 9
01. Real Cool World (Sounds From The Cool World Soundtrack Version) [2021 Remaster]
02. Jump They Say (7" Version) [2021 Remaster]
03. Lucy Can't Dance [2021 Remaster]
04. Black Tie White Noise (Radio Edit) [feat. Al B. Sure] [2021 Remaster]
05. Don't Let Me Down & Down (Indonesian Vocal Version) [2021 Remaster]
06. Buddha Of Suburbia (Single Version) [feat. Lenny Kravitz on Guitar] [2021 Remaster]
07. The Hearts Filthy Lesson (Radio Edit) [2021 Remaster]
08. Nothing To Be Desired [2021 Remaster]
09. Strangers When We Meet (Edit) [2021 Remaster]
10. Get Real [2021 Remaster]
11. The Man Who Sold The World (Live Eno Mix) [2021 Remaster]
12. I'm Afraid Of Americans (Showgirls Soundtrack Version) [2021 Remaster]
13. Hallo Spaceboy (Remix) [2021 Remaster]
14. I Am With Name (Alternative Version) [2021 Remaster]
15. A Small Plot Of Land (Long Basquiat Soundtrack Version) [2021 Remaster]

Disc: 10
01. Little Wonder (Edit) [2021 Remaster]
02. A Fleeting Moment (aka Seven Years In Tibet - Mandarin Version) [2021 Remaster]
03. Dead Man Walking (Edit) [2021 Remaster]
04. Seven Years In Tibet (Edit) [2021 Remaster]
05. Planet Of Dreams - David Bowie and Gail Ann Dorsey [2021 Remaster]
06. I'm Afraid Of Americans (V1-Edit) [2021 Remaster]
07. I Can't Read (The Ice Storm Long Version) [2021 Remaster]
08. A Foggy Day In London Town - David Bowie and Angelo Badalamenti [2021 Remaster]
09. Fun (BowieNet Mix) [2021 Remaster]
10. The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell (Stigmata Soundtrack Version) [2021 Remaster]
11. Thursday's Child (Radio Edit) [2021 Remaster]
12. We All Go Through [2021 Remaster]
13. No One Calls [2021 Remaster]

Disc: 11
01. We Shall Go To Town [2021 Remaster]
02. 1917 [2021 Remaster]
03. The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell (Edit) [2021 Remaster]
04. Thursday's Child (Omikron: The Nomad Soul Version) [2021 Remaster]
05. New Angels Of Promise (Omikron: The Nomad Soul Version) [2021 Remaster]
06. The Dreamers (Omikron: The Nomad Soul Version) [2021 Remaster]
07. Seven (Demo) [2021 Remaster]
08. Survive (Marius de Vries Mix) [2021 Remaster]
09. Something In The Air (American Psycho Remix) [2021 Remaster]
10. Seven (Marius de Vries Mix) [2021 Remaster]
11. Pictures Of Lily (2021 Remaster)

Both the 18-LP Vinyl and 11-CD box sets are available to pre-order now!


YOU'VE GOT A HABIT OF LEAVING
28th September 2021

Available now to listen via your favourite streaming service is DAVID BOWIE You've Got A Habit Of Leaving (Radio Edit) (Cat. No. TOY 1).



Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC.

David Bowie You've Got A Habit Of Leaving 2021 Producer: David Bowie
Lead Vocals: David Bowie
Backing Vocals: David Bowie
Acoustic Guitar: Earl Slick
Electric Guitar: Earl Slick
Backing Vocals: Emm Gryner
Bass: Gail Ann Dorsey
Assistant Mixer: Hector Castillo
Percussion: Holly Palmer
Backing Vocals: Holly Palmer
Violin: Lisa Germano
Backing Vocals: Lisa Germano
Acoustic Guitar: Mark Plati
Electric Guitar: Mark Plati
Unknown, Producer: Mark Plati
Keyboards, Piano: Mike Garson
Unknown: Pete Keppler
Drums: Sterling Campbell
Assistant Mixer: Steve Mazur
Assistant Mixer: Todd Parker
Writer: David Bowie

Recorded at Sear Sound, New York City, USA.


ROBIN MAYHEW - REST IN PEACE
28th September 2021

Very sad news to learn that ROBIN MAYHEW passed away on Saturday 25th September.

Sending sincere condolences to all his family and friends. Rest in peace Robin.

Well worth watching is the 'You Can't Unhear This' interview on YouTube, where Robin talks about his life in the music business.



You can also read and view photographs taken whilst he toured worldwide with DAVID BOWIE in 1972 and 1973 over at robinmayhew.co.uk.


BOWIE ARTWORK AT IRISH AUCTION
27th September 2021

Available at WHYTE'S today in their Irish and International Art auction is one of DAVID BOWIE's series of D Head acrylic on canvas paintings.

Lot 106: Current bid is 9,500 euros.

Lot: 106
DAVID BOWIE (BRITISH, 1947-2016)
Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 euros
Starting bid: 3,800 euros
LIVE AUCTION: Irish & International Art
Size: 11 by 8.25in. (27.9 by 21cm)
Description
Title: HEAD
Condition: Excellent condition.
Medium: Acrylic on canvas; (unframed)
Provenance: Created in Preproduction Room 1 at The Factory, Ringsend, Dublin, 1997, where Bowie was rehearsing for the Earthling Tour. Acquired by the present owner from a fellow employee of the Factory. David Bowie painted several pictures while waiting during breaks at the rehearsals, he destroyed most of them.

More details and bidding information at: bid.whytes.ie website.

Update: The painting realised 10,000 euros.


FRIARS REMEMBERED
25th September 2021

The Friars Club 1971 America advert The Friars Club 1971 David Bowie poster The Friars Club 1971 David Bowie gig advert On this day, 50 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, 26 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released his 1.Outside album in 1995...

On this day, 6 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...


MAINMAN - PODCAST #45
24th September 2021

MainMan website Over on the MAINMAN website: Podcast episode #45 is now available...

You can listen to the forty-fifth podcast now - in this episode MainMan founder TONY DEFRIES explains why he chose RCA for DAVID BOWIE's new deal in September 1971.

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


DAY-IN, DAY-OUT...
23rd September 2021

On this day, 13 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released his iSelect album via EMI in 2008...

On this day, 7 years ago, DAVID BOWIE re-released his Sound+Vision 4CD Box Set in 2014...

On this day, 7 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..


BOWIE, CAMBO & ALL THE HYPE
23rd September 2021

Drummer JOHN CAMBRIDGE today publishes his eagerly awaited autobiography.

Bowie, Cambo & All the Hype by John Cambridge BOWIE, CAMBO & ALL THE HYPE traces the extraordinary and pivotal friendship between DAVID BOWIE and drummer John Cambridge, from the time when Bowie made his first major career breakthrough in 1969 to his death from cancer in 2016.

John 'Cambo' Cambridge lived with Bowie at Haddon Hall when he had his first hit record 'Space Oddity' and toured with him in Junior's Eyes. He was there when Bowie lost his father, passed his driving test and played his first Glam Rock gig with Hype, even acting as best man when Bowie married Angela Barnett in 1970. And if John had not persuaded his former Rats colleague Mick Ronson to join Bowie in February 1970, there might never have been a Ziggy Stardust or the stellar career which followed.

In Bowie, Cambo & All the Hype we get a backstage pass to meet the key people and witness the events of those crucial times in a funny, moving, story of a unique friendship that survived the Hype.

Review: 'You were a great player in that early transition from drumming David's acoustic sound to the full-on rock sound that eventually gave birth to Ziggy. You have a big story to tell.' - Tony Visconti.

About the Author: John Cambridge (Cambo) went from being a drummer in bars and clubs to drum with Mick Ronson, Robert Palmer, Marc Bolan and many others. He is known for his musical collaboration and life-long friendship with David Bowie. John was instrumental in introducing Bowie to guitarist and producer Mick Ronson, his friend and colleague from local band The Rats. John subsequently performed many iconic concerts with Bowie, Tony Visconti and Mick Ronson, including the 'first ever Glam Rock gig' with David Bowie's Hype at The Roundhouse in 1970.

Bowie, Cambo & All the Hype by John Cambridge
Autobiography, paperback.
Published 23rd September.
McNidder & Grace
Illustrated, 260-pages.

You can purchase Bowie, Cambo & All the Hype NOW!


DAY AFTER DAY...
22nd September 2021

On this day, 13 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released his iSelect album via EMI in 2008...

On this day, 7 years ago, DAVID BOWIE re-released his Sound+Vision 4CD Box Set in 2014...

On this day, 7 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..


ERA FIVE BOX SET
17th September 2021

davidbowie.com have revealed the cover of the upcoming era five DAVID BOWIE - BRILLIANT ADVENTURE (1992 - 2001) box set which is set for release this autumn.


David Bowie - Brilliant Adventure (1992 - 2001)

Further details will be announced at the end of this month.


DAVID BOWIE ESTATE AND WARNER MUSIC PARTNERSHIP
16th September 2021

David Bowie Estate & Warner Music Announce Landmark, Career-Spanning Partnership

Global Deal Sets WMG as Definitive Home for Icon's Body of Work

New Pact Encompasses Five Decades of Bowie Music


Warner Music Group (WMG) and the estate of David Bowie have signed a global, career-spanning partnership for Bowie's timeless recorded music catalog. With this landmark new deal, Warner Music will now have worldwide rights to five decades of Bowie's transcendent, culture-shifting work. Expanding on Warner Music's current agreement with the estate, which encompasses Bowie material from 1968 to 1999, the new licensing agreement will include the entirety of Bowie's 2000-2016 creative outpouring. Heathen, Reality, The Next Day, and the worldwide No.1 album ★ (pronounced Blackstar) are among the acclaimed works that will come into the Warner Music fold in 2023.

Much of Bowie's catalog became part of the Warner Music family in 2013, when WMG acquired the historic London-based Parlophone Label Group. Since then, Warner Music and the Bowie estate have jointly embarked on an extensive, award-winning program of releases highlighting the astonishing, game-changing evolution of his career. This includes Five Years, which won the NME Award for Best Reissue in 2016; Conversation Piece, which earned the 2021 Making Vinyl Packaging Award for Best Book + Media Package; and the lauded Glastonbury 2000 live audio and video set (2018).

Prominent among the flow of recent Bowie releases has been the acclaimed Era series of box sets, each one covering a key period in Bowie's career. Launched in 2015, there have been four Era sets released to date. The fifth Era box, Brilliant Adventure (1992 - 2001), is slated for release this fall, with details to come. Guided by Bowie's vision for his catalog, Nigel Reeve - Warner Music's SVP, Content Development & Marketing, Global Catalog, has worked in close partnership with the Bowie estate to curate and present a landmark release campaign celebrating Bowie's unparalleled legacy, with many more exciting releases on tap.

Max Lousada, CEO, Recorded Music, Warner Music Group said: "It's an incredible honor to have been chosen as the stewards of one of the most important and dynamic bodies of creative work in modern culture. The impact of Bowie's repeated reinvention and endless experimentation continues to resonate around the world - through the genres he transformed, the timeless songs and sounds he invented, and the immeasurable influence he's had on music, art, and fashion. We're excited that our expanded partnership with the Bowie estate will help us deliver innovative, career-spanning projects and attract new generations to his extraordinary musical universe."

Kevin Gore, President, Global Catalog, Warner Recorded Music added: "To be entrusted with this phenomenal body of work is truly gratifying. For the past eight years, we've enjoyed a wonderful relationship with the Bowie estate, collaborating on a fantastic series of releases. Nigel and our entire catalog team have taken great care to be thoughtful and steadfast in our promise to stay true to his artistic vision, while revealing previously unheard music and framing his genius in fresh contexts. With the addition of his immensely powerful later work to the Warner Music portfolio, we're looking forward to bringing Bowie's music to fans across the globe for many years to come."

David Bowie

David Bowie was born in 1947. Between the late-''60s and the mid-'70s, he experimented with multi-media, recording the albums The Man Who Sold The World, Space Oddity, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars, Aladdin Sane, Diamond Dogs, Station To Station, and Young Americans. The track 'Fame', taken from the latter album, was his first U.S. No 1.

In 1976, he relocated to Berlin, recording Low and "Heroes" with Eno and Tony Visconti. In 1980, he made his Broadway debut in The Elephant Man and released the Visconti co-production, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), followed in 1983 by the Nile Rodgers-produced Let's Dance. Between the mid-'80s and early '90s, he worked with his band Tin Machine, collaborated with the dance company La La La Human Steps, and wrote music for Hanif Kureishi's Buddha Of Suburbia.

1992 brought one of rock's first CD-ROMs, Bowie's Jump. In 1994, reunited once again with Eno, he produced the experimental Outside album, followed by Earthling in 1997 and 'hours...' in 1999, the year he became a Commandeur dans L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Bowie's next project was a further recorded collaboration with Tony Visconti, 2002's Heathen. The accompanying live dates in Europe and America saw full performances of both Heathen and 1977's classic Low. A year later, the Reality album was launched with the world's largest interactive "live by satellite" event, followed by the rapturously received and critically acclaimed "A Reality Tour" of the world.

2006 saw Bowie return to acting, with the Chris Nolan-directed The Prestige (#1 at the box office) adding to such cinematic highlights as Nic Roeg's The Man Who Fell To Earth, Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ, Tony Scott's The Hunger, and Nagisa Oshima's Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence. In May 2007, Bowie was the inaugural curator of the highly successful 10-day "HighLine" arts and music festival in New York. That June, he was honored at the 11th Annual Webby Awards (known as the "Oscars of the Internet") with the Webby Lifetime Achievement Award for pushing the boundaries between art and technology.

Later in 2007, Bowie starred as himself in an acclaimed episode of Extras, Ricky Gervais' series on HBO. 2012 saw the erection of a plaque in Heddon Street, London (the scene of the Ziggy Stardust cover shoot) to commemorate the extraordinary influence of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars and, of course, David himself.

Further excitement accompanied the 2012 announcement that the David Bowie Archive had given unprecedented access to the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum for an exhibition to be curated solely by the V&A in London. It was the first time a museum had been given access to the David Bowie Archive. The exhibition went on to break records in the U.S., Berlin, and France.

On January 8, 2013, quite without fanfare and out of the blue, David Bowie released a new single entitled 'Where Are We Now?' and announced the release of a new album. The Next Day was Bowie's first new studio album in 10 years. Critically lauded across the world, it features songs that are now widely seen as amongst his best.

In 2014, to celebrate his 50th year in music, the compilation Nothing Has Changed was released, and yet again Bowie surprised everyone by releasing the seven-minute jazz murder ballad 'Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)', a collaboration with the Maria Schneider Orchestra. Bowie ended 2014 by revealing 'Tis A Pity She Was A Whore', an uncompromising piece that pointed to a possible future of even further experimentation.

Spring 2015 brought the announcement of the off-Broadway theatre production, Lazarus, a collaboration between Bowie and renowned playwright Enda Walsh. Directed by Ivo Van Hove, Lazarus also played in London at the King's Cross Theatre to rave reviews.

★ (pronounced Blackstar) was Bowie's 28th studio album, released on his 69th birthday, January 8, 2016. Co-produced by Bowie and Visconti, and featuring backing from local NYC jazz saxophonist Donny McCaslin and his quartet, ★ was released to overwhelming acclaim, garnering many of the best critical notices of Bowie's entire career. ★ was the first David Bowie album to hit No. 1 in the U.S., topped the charts in more than 20 countries, and won five Grammy Awards.

On January 10, 2016, David Bowie died peacefully surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer. His body of work, multi-generational influence, and legacy of fearless innovation and endless reinvention will live on forever.

From Warner Music Group


WHAT'S YOUR NAME?
16th September 2021

David Bowie and The Lower Third Davy Jones and The Lower Third On this day, 56 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.


BOWIE ODYSSEY 71
16th September 2021

Bowie Odyssey 71 by Simon Goddard Published today is BOWIE ODYSSEY 71 the second in the series by SIMON GODDARD.

Britain, 1971. Strange land of hot pants, moral outrage, anarchist bombs and sexual revolution. As Marc Bolan is hailed as the nation's teenage saviour, the forgotten hope called David Bowie searches for the spark to relight his fire. He finds it in London's gay clubland and the stoned fields of Glastonbury, the speedy streets of New York City and his new rock'n'roll allies Lou Reed and Iggy Pop. The ignition for songs about life on Mars and cosmic messiahs, starry alter-egos and bold fashions fit for the ultimate Seventies superstar...

In the sequel to Bowie Odyssey 70, Simon Goddard continues his groundbreaking immersive narrative of the world around Bowie, through the second year of the decade he changed pop forever.

Biography: Simon Goddard was born in Cardiff in 1971. He is the author of several books about pop music including the Bowie Odyssey series, a year-by-year chronicle of the life of David Bowie against the cultural and social history of the 1970s. The first, Bowie Odyssey 70, was a Sunday Times Book Of The Year.

You can purchase Bowie Odyssey 71 now.


THE HEALING POWER OF SINGING
14th September 2021

The Healing Power of Singing by Emm Gryner Emm Gryner All set for publication later this month is THE HEALING POWER OF SINGING: - RAISE YOUR VOICE, CHANGE YOUR LIFE by EMM GRYNER.

Vocal health tips, stories from the tour bus, and action items to improve your voice and boost your self-confidence from an award-winning musician and life coach.

Performing with DAVID BOWIE, surviving the murky depths of the music business, enduring a painful divorce, and making the first music video in outer space, award-winning recording artist Emm Gryner has navigated through life's highs and lows using a secret compass: singing.

Her voice, and her desire to express herself in music, has been a constant: from the early days of playing in bands while growing up in a small town, to playing arena rock shows and stadiums. Across these years and on many travels, she's discovered the human voice to be an unlikely guide, with the power to elevate and move people closer to authentic living. This book is about that discovery: part study in the art of singing, part guide to finding one's voice, and part memoir. This book is a must-have for anyone who knows they should be singing.

EMM GRYNER is a Canadian musician and vocal coach. Gryner toured in David Bowie's band, singing and playing keyboards, and appears on the recordings Bowie at the Beeb and Glastonbury 2000. Gryner helped make the first music video in outer space and is a proud mom of two kids. She lives in St. Marys, Ontario.

Gryner is an accredited life coach - her business, Instagram, and website, The Vocal Life, teach and coach through singing.

Nelly Furtado named Gryner's album Science Fair one of her desert island discs in a VH1 interview, and David Bowie named Gryner as one of his two favorite Canadian acts. U2 frontman Bono recognised the track 'Almighty Love' as one of six songs that he wished he had written.

In May 2013, she collaborated with astronaut Chris Hadfield on a cover version of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity', recorded partly onboard the International Space Station.

THE HEALING POWER OF SINGING by EMM GRYNER
ISBN 978-177041-552-2
5.25 x 8.25", 256pp, paper
$22.95 CDN / $17.95 U.S.
b&w photos and illustrations throughout
Published: SEPT 28, 2021

You can pre-order NOW!

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


DAY AFTER DAY...
12th September 2021

On this day, 41 years ago, DAVID BOWIE released his Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) album in 1980...

On this day, 54 years ago, filming began on DAVID BOWIE's first ever movie performance in The Image directed and written by Michael Armstrong in 1967. Check out 'David Bowie in The Image Fantastic Films Weekend 2010' [view here] and 'In Conversation with Michael Armstrong on David Bowie in The Image' [view here]...

On this day, 74 years ago, DAVID BOWIE's parents Haywood Stenton Jones and Margaret Mary Burns got married at Brixton Register Office, Lambeth, South London in 1947...


NEW LIMITED EDITION BOWIE STYLOPHONE
10th September 2021

The new limited edition BOWIE Stylophone - out now!

We are very proud to announce this unique collaboration with @davidbowie celebrating a career long association between the legendary musician and Stylophone.

The Bowie Limited Edition White Stylophone with analog sound comes with a booklet celebrating David Bowie's career and featuring exclusive photos.



From Dubreq - visit the Dubreq Shop

Features include:
- Limited-edition David Bowie-inspired synthesizer
- Special white design featuring embossed Bowie logo
- Compact and battery-powered
- Unique and simple stylus design
- 3 modes for classic analog synth and bass sounds
- Vibrato switch
- Built-in speaker for playing on the go
- Headphone socket for quiet practice
- Batteries required: 3 x AA (not included)
- Optional Bowie carry case
- Bowie Stylophone £29.95 / Bowie Carry Case £12.95 / Bundle £41.95

If you prefer you can also purchase the Bowie Stylophone via Amazon.


MAINMAN - PODCAST #44
9th September 2021

MainMan website Over on the MAINMAN website: Podcast episode #44 is now available...

You can listen to the forty-fourth podcast now - in this episode MainMan founder TONY DEFRIES recalls the rights deal he arranged for DAVID BOWIE with RCA.

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


BW FACEBOOK GROUP
5th September 2021

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

Feel free to join in with the other 54,000 members and add yourself. You never know what might get posted...


David Bowie Wonderworld Group



BOWIE AT OMEGA THIS MONTH
1st September 2021

Check out the DAVID BOWIE items available in the upcoming OMEGA AUCTIONS sale taking place over two days this month on 14th/15th September.

Highlights from their Music Memorabilia (Day 1) and Rare and Collectible Vinyl Records (Day 2) include:

Lot 419: David Bowie autograph, a page taken from an autograph book with the ink dedication and signature 'To Chris, Thanks, David Bowie'.
Lot 421: The Man Who Fell To Earth Studio Canal Limited Edition Book, #704/1000.
Lot 422: David Bowie 'New Afro-Pagan and Work 1975-1995' solo art exhibition at The Gallery, Cork Street, London, framed 42x38" poster, signed by Bowie 1995 in red ink.
Lot 423: David Bowie with Marc Bolan, original Trident Studios boxed tape reel containing two recordings The Prettiest Star and London Bye, Ta-Ta, dated 16th January 1970.
Lot 425: David Bowie and Mick Rock dual signed Taschen Book, The Rise of David Bowie 1972-1973, artist proof copy #084, signed by Bowie in 2013.
Lot 426: The David Bowie Tour 1973 UK Programme, RCA promo leaflet and Glasgow Green's Playhouse ticket from 18th May 1973.
Lot 904: David Bowie, The Man Who Sold The World, Mercury UK dress sleeve LP, 'Tonny' label misprint.
Lot 911: David Bowie, Absolute Beginners, UK 12" Tape 1 Studios Acetate.

Day 1: Music Memorabilia | Day 2: Rare & Collectable Vinyl Records
Lot: 1 to 599 - Tuesday 14th September at 10:00am GMT
Lot: 600 to 1300 - Wednesday, 15th September at 10:00am GMT

You can view all the Bowie items and register to bid over at the omegaauctions.co.uk website.


BOWIE, CAMBO & ALL THE HYPE
1st September 2021

Drummer JOHN CAMBRIDGE publishes his eagerly awaited autobiography later this month.

Bowie, Cambo & All the Hype by John Cambridge BOWIE, CAMBO & ALL THE HYPE traces the extraordinary and pivotal friendship between DAVID BOWIE and drummer John Cambridge, from the time when Bowie made his first major career breakthrough in 1969 to his death from cancer in 2016.

John 'Cambo' Cambridge lived with Bowie at Haddon Hall when he had his first hit record 'Space Oddity' and toured with him in Junior's Eyes. He was there when Bowie lost his father, passed his driving test and played his first Glam Rock gig with Hype, even acting as best man when Bowie married Angela Barnett in 1970. And if John had not persuaded his former Rats colleague Mick Ronson to join Bowie in February 1970, there might never have been a Ziggy Stardust or the stellar career which followed.

In Bowie, Cambo & All the Hype we get a backstage pass to meet the key people and witness the events of those crucial times in a funny, moving, story of a unique friendship that survived the Hype.

Review: 'You were a great player in that early transition from drumming David's acoustic sound to the full-on rock sound that eventually gave birth to Ziggy. You have a big story to tell.' - Tony Visconti.

About the Author: John Cambridge (Cambo) went from being a drummer in bars and clubs to drum with Mick Ronson, Robert Palmer, Marc Bolan and many others. He is known for his musical collaboration and life-long friendship with David Bowie. John was instrumental in introducing Bowie to guitarist and producer Mick Ronson, his friend and colleague from local band The Rats. John subsequently performed many iconic concerts with Bowie, Tony Visconti and Mick Ronson, including the 'first ever Glam Rock gig' with David Bowie's Hype at The Roundhouse in 1970.

Bowie, Cambo & All the Hype by John Cambridge
Autobiography, paperback.
Published 23rd September.
McNidder & Grace
Illustrated, 260-pages.

You can pre-order Bowie, Cambo & All the Hype NOW!

Update: You can listen to John talking about his new book on the David Burns Show on BBC Radio Humberside. If you missed it, you can catch up via bbc.co.uk


REMINDERS: NEW and UPCOMING BOWIE RELEASES...
SEPTEMBER 2021

DAVID BOWIE WORLD FAN CONVENTION 2022 takes place in Liverpool over three days next year on 17th/18th/19th June 2022. Some weekend tickets still available, once gone they WILL NOT be adding more - more details

Exhibition ROCK 'N' ROLL WITH ME BOWIE / MACCORMACK 1973-76 at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, England BN1 1EE. Reopened 18th May 2021 runs till 23rd January 2022. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays. Tickets are on sale now at more details

BLACKSTAR THEORY: The Last Works of David Bowie by LEAH KARDOS, hardcover and paperback, 224-pages, published on 10th February 2022 - more details

DAVID BOWIE - TOY:BOX, 3-CD set and six 10" Vinyl formats to be released 7th January 2022 - more details

DAVID BOWIE - ALL THE SONGS: The Story Behind Every Track by BENOÎT CLERC, hardcover, 624-pages, published on 6th January 2022 - more details

DAVID BOWIE OUTLAW: Essays on Difference, Authenticity, Ethics, Art and Love by ALEX SHARPE, hardcover/paperback, 112-pages, published on 26th November - more details

DAVID BOWIE - BRILLIANT ADVENTURE (1992 - 2001) available in 18-LP Vinyl and 11-CD Box Sets, released on 26th November - more details

WE COULD BE... BOWIE AND HIS HEROES by TOM HAGLER, with consultant editor TONY VISCONTI, hardcover, 400-pages, published 19th October - more details

DAVID BOWIE: STAR MAN by PETE McKENNA, paperback, published on 1st October - more details


Autobiography BOWIE, CAMBO & ALL THE HYPE by JOHN CAMBRIDGE, paperback, 260-pages, published on 23rd September - more details

BOWIE ODYSSEY 71 by SIMON GODDARD, paperback, 176-pages, published on 16th September - more details

JUST A GIGOLO Blu-ray limited edition, includes a companion media book and original soundtrack CD, to be released on 30th August - more details

SUKITA: ETERNITY Signed, David Bowie 'Face' Edition (Numbers 101-150) by MASAYOSHI SUKITA, hardcover, 256-pages, published on 25th August - more details

2021 softback edition of DAVID BOWIE WORLD 7" RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY - Volume One: 1963-1971 book by RETO STÖCKLIN and CHRISTOPH HEID visit marmot-publishing.com for more details.

2018 softback edition of DAVID BOWIE WORLD 7" RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY 1964 - 1981 book by MARSHALL JARMAN and RETO STÖCKLIN visit marmot-publishing.com for 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 37 years ago, once they've gone, they've gone!


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