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WCIBN? Album Focus: Gouster/YA

on August 30, 2016

 

“All right, You want the young American”

 

This week we’re focusing on The Gouster and Young Americans from the upcoming David Bowie - Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976) box set.

 

We’ve lumped them together because, in a nutshell, The Gouster is the previously unreleased album (a kind of Young Americans v1), on its way to being the final version of Young Americans, which was actually released in March 1975.

 

To kick us off, and in an attempt to try and make things less confusing, we’ve posted the tracklisting for each album below...

 

The Gouster tracklisting:

 

1 John, I’m Only Dancing

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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.

 

 

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BEST ART DIRECTION

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.

 

 

#TMWFTEbook 

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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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