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★ Blackstar win at MTV VMAs

on August 29, 2016


“In the centre of it all, Your eyes”


Congratulations are due to Jan Houllevigue for winning Best Art Direction at the @MTV VMAs last night.


If you’ve somehow managed to miss seeing Jan’s work on the ★ Blackstar video, join the 28,743,578 who have viewed it, here.


For those of you who aren’t a fan of the math, that’s almost 29 million views!


We’ll leave you with a reminder of exactly what ★ Blackstar was up against.




Presented by Orbit® Gum



Winner: David Bowie – “Blackstar” (Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue)

Beyoncé – “Hold Up”

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WCIBN? Album Focus: David Live - Day 4

on August 28, 2016


“Well, ain’t that poster love?”


For our final look at David Live (from the upcoming David Bowie - Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976) we’ve reproduced a few Diamond Dog tour items.


Clockwise from top left are the following:


Diamond Dogs tour programme #1 (with the legend ALIVE instead of BOWIE)

Diamond Dogs tour programme #2 (there were three variations in total)

Madison Square Garden programme/sheet

Madison Square Garden poster

Diamond Dogs press advert with tour dates

Diamond Dogs Record/Tour Coming Soon poster


As previously mentioned, David Live was recorded at the Tower Theatre,

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TMWFTE 40th anni book on sale now

on August 27, 2016


“Five, four, three, two, one, lift off”


The limited edition 40th anniversary The Man Who Fell To Earth book is now available to purchase.


Limited to just 1,000 numbered copies, the lower numbers will go first.


The book has an introductory price of £100 but that cost will rise to £150 after publication.


Go here to secure your copy now.



FOOTNOTE: Today’s exclusive picture from the book is of David and Zowie (Duncan Jones) relaxing off set during filming of The Man Who Fell To Earth. Good to see that the young lad is in command of the remote-controlled plane.




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WCIBN? Album Focus: David Live - Day 3

on August 26, 2016


“Like that sailor leaves, come back again”


For today’s look at David Live (from the upcoming David Bowie - Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976) we’re revisiting a part of Tony Visconti's sleeve notes from the revitalised 2005 issue of the album. Over to Tony...



“After all was said and done David and I were reunited on Diamond Dogs as a mixing project. I also contributed a string arrangement to “1984,” a track on that album.

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30-page Bowie feature in Wax Poetics

on August 25, 2016


“Me, I'm fresh on your pages”


Wax Poetics Issue 65 has a 30-page cover feature, the main feature being a well-written, 20-page piece by A. D. Amorosi.


The magazine has this description of the Bowie content:



“Wax Poetics Issue 65 explores David Bowie’s time in Philly, recording David Live and much of his R&B masterpiece, Young Americans—at the iconic Sigma Sound Studios used by Gamble & Huff and countless Philly soul acts.