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ANCIANT Album Focus: Low

on August 23, 2017

 

“Don’t you wonder sometimes...”

 

Ahead of the release of the David Bowie: A New Career In A New Town (1977–1982) box set (ANCIANT) next month, here’s the second instalment of our album focus on Low.

 

This is Tony Visconti’s introduction from his superbly informative notes (from the ANCIANT book), regarding the recording of Low. As Tony says, it’s a story you may have heard before, but it bears repeating...

 

I was playing around with my new signal processing ‘toys’ in my home studio in Hammersmith when I got a phone call from David Bowie.

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ANCIANT Album Focus: Low

on August 21, 2017

 

“Share my life”

 

In the run up to the September 29th release of the David Bowie: A New Career In A New Town (1977–1982) box set (ANCIANT), we’ll be running a week by week album focus looking at each in chronological order.

 

As you’ve no doubt gathered, we’re starting with the first LP in the set, 1977’s Low.

 

Listen to this classic and hugely influential recording over at the official David Bowie: A New Career In A New Town playlist, updated regularly with instant grat tracks and including the material released by Bowie between 1977 and 1982: 

 

Pre-order ANCIANT here.

 

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ANCIANT unboxing video

on August 18, 2017

 

“Come see, come see...”

 

Here’s an exclusive first look at the unboxing of the David Bowie: A New Career In A New Town (1977–1982) box set, due September 29th.  

 

Pre-order here: https://lnk.to/ANCIANTMP

 

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Visconti and Murphy talk DB in UNCUT

on August 17, 2017

 

“We had a friend, a talking man”

 

The October 2017 issue of Uncut magazine has an interview with Tony Visconti and another with James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem.

 

Here’s a bit from Michael Bonner’s monthly introduction to the new issue...

 

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Tony Visconti gives us a sneak preview of his Lodger remix in the forthcoming David Bowie retrospective box set: “I found some little gems on the tapes,” he reveals, telling us about Arabic raps, the original Lodger sessions and Bowie’s later attitude to re-releases.

 

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Happy 17th birthday to Lexi

on August 15, 2017

 

“You’re only seventeen”

 

We’re sure you will all want to join us in wishing many happy returns of the day to Alexandria Zahra Jones on her 17th birthday.

 

Lexi is 16 in this picture, which was posted by her mother, Iman, last year.

 

The colour pic (by DEZO HOFFMANN) is of her father, Davie Jones, in 1964, an ambitious 17-year-old King Bee himself with a very bright future ahead of him.

 

Happy Birthday Lexi, here’s wishing you a similarly bright future with love ‘n stuff from everybody here.

 

 

FOOTNOTE: Congratulations are also due to Iman on becoming a grandmother, with the arrival of

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