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Diamond Dogs album is 41 today

on May 24, 2015

 

“It’s all I ever wanted”

 

David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs album was unleashed on a very expectant public in the UK on May 24, 1974.

Anticipation was high because the album had already been delayed for a month and images of the human/dog hybrid on the cover had featured heavily in the music press.

Preceded by the Top 5 single Rebel Rebel, Diamond Dogs entered the UK album chart at #1 where it remained for three weeks.

In North America (where it also went Top 5), the publicity was even more intense ahead of the ambitious Diamond Dogs Tour extravaganza.

Along with the scene-setting opener, Future

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Tin Machine’s first album is 26 today

on May 22, 2015

 

“Are you sure that it really was him?”

 

The first Tin Machine album was released on this day in 1989. Criminally overlooked, a reappraisal is long overdue.

If it’s a release you've avoided to date, have a taste via these promos on YouTube, you may be pleasantly surprised.

And if that whets your appetite, listen to the full album on Spotify now.

More than a quarter of a century later, we hope you’ll agree that Tin Machine mainly still kicks bottom somewhat.

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Mick Rock’s TASCHEN Bowie book available to pre-order

on May 20, 2015

 

“Oh! You pretty thing”

 

We mentioned this one back in September of last year, it’s TASCHEN’s beautiful volume of Mick Rock’s photographs: The Rise of David Bowie. 1972-1973.

TASCHEN are known for their limited edition high-end art books and this one, which includes approximately 50% previously unpublished photographs, continues their great tradition of quality and exclusivity.

With texts by Barney Hoskyns and Michael Bracewell, The Rise of David Bowie. 1972-1973, is published in September and is available to pre-order now in three different versions.

Limited to a total of 1,972 numbered

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MOV to issue 'hours...' on limited vinyl next month

on May 19, 2015

 

“Waiting so long, I've been waiting so, waiting so”

 

It is with much pleasure that we can exclusively announce a release that many of you have been waiting to get your ears on for the past sixteen years.

On June 15th, Music On Vinyl (@musiconvinyl) will issue David Bowie’s 'hours...', the first time the album has received an official release on vinyl.

We'll leave you with the details, but you can read more about the release here.

 

DAVID BOWIE - HOURS

MOVLP1400

8718469538898

1LP, 180 GRAM

3mm sleeve

 

• 180 gram audiophile vinyl

• 20-page booklet

• Available on vinyl for the first time!

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Let’s Dance limited edition yellow vinyl 7" for ACMI

on May 18, 2015

 

“And the discs were small and yellow”

 

July 16th 2015 sees the release of a limited edition yellow vinyl Let’s Dance 7" to celebrate the opening of David Bowie is at the Australian Centre For The Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne.

Originally released in March 1983, Let’s Dance (the video of which was famously shot in Australia), is the title track of the worldwide smash hit album. The A side is the single edit, while the AA side is a previously unavailable on vinyl live version of the track recorded in Vancouver in Canada in September 1983, during the Serious Moonlight tour.

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