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"Heroes" released on this day in 1977

on October 14, 2017

 

“In the world of today, for tomorrow’s man”

 

The advertising strapline ran with the legend: “Tomorrow Belongs To Those Who Can Hear It Coming”, appropriate considering how much more appreciated "Heroes" seems to be by a wider audience now than it was forty years ago.

 

Having said that, the Bowie/Visconti-produced LP peaked at #3 in the UK album chart in November 1977, a year in which it was also named Album Of The Year in both NME and Melody Maker.

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"Heroes" album update

on October 11, 2017

 

While attempts were made to maintain the integrity of the issue that existed on the original master tape of the "Heroes" album, fans’ concerns have been listened to and a new master is being created to replace the current one.

 

As soon as the new file is available, the digital versions will be updated and those of you who would like a replacement "Heroes" album will be eligible for one. Further details on how to obtain your replacement CD and/or vinyl will follow in due course. In the meantime please retain your proof of purchase.

 

Thank you for your continued patience and sincere

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My Bowie Story - fans remember their Bowie

on October 07, 2017

 

“FANtastic Voyage”

 

My Bowie Story - Memories of David Bowie By Dale K. Perry (ISBN: 9781532030116), is a remarkable selection of stories told by sixty Bowie fans and collected together by Dale K. Perry.

 

The 316-page book is available now via the publisher, iUniverse and other online book emporiums. Here’s the blurb from the back cover...

 

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Dale K. Perry can still picture herself at a shopping center at age twelve, pooling her money with her best friend so they could buy the album with that “Space Oddity” song.

A few years

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BBC radio celebrates "Heroes" 40th anniversary

on October 06, 2017

 

“It's a twenty-four hour world service”

 

The BBC is marking the 40th anniversary of the release of the "Heroes" LP with a 53-minute documentary presented by Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine. Florence is a big Bowie fan and she doesn't mind who knows how much she loves Tin Machine either. (See inset picture proof)

 

With contributions from Iggy Pop, Brian Eno and Tony Visconti, the show airs three times on the BBC World Service on Saturday, Oct 7, with the first broadcast at 14:06 and it’s repeated on BBC Radio 2 on Tuesday, Oct 10, at 22:00.

 

We’ll leave you with the BEEB’s

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ANCIANT debut chart positions

on October 06, 2017

 

(ANCIANT = A New Career In A New Town)

 

The ANCIANT box set issued via Parlophone last Friday (29th) has entered various charts around the globe. Here are a few where it charted in the top 30.

 

UK: #2 (vinyl chart) / #19 (album chart)

Denmark: #13 (vinyl chart) / #24 (album chart)

France: #4 (catalogue album chart)

Germany: #24

Italy: #10 (vinyl chart)

 

ANCIANT charted the highest of the Bowie box sets so far. Here are the three titles’ comparable debut weeks:

 

Five Years - #45 - (Oct 15)

Who Can I Be Now? - #21 - (Sept 16)

A New Career In A New Town - #19 - (Oct 17)

 

Thanks to all

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