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10 out of 10 for BAAL in UNCUT

on June 30, 2016


“Ziggy played...banjo”


We told you about the release of Dissent & Disruption: The Complete Alan Clarke at the BBC, earlier in the year.

Contained within the set is the BBC adaptation of Baal starring David Bowie, which was first broadcast in 1982.

Damien Love has posted his ten out of ten review of BAAL over on UNCUT and here follows an excerpt from it.


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“When Clarke first conceived of filming the play, in collaboration with Brecht scholar John Willet, he considered Steven Berkoff for the role.

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Two live Ziggy albums reissued today

on June 17, 2016


“You're the blessed, we're The Spiders From Mars”


We told you about these releases back in April, but to recap: the two live albums that were housed in the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set (Live Santa Monica ’72 & Ziggy Stardust Motion Picture Soundtrack), are issued via Parlophone today as heavyweight 180g vinyl editions.

This is to accommodate fans who want these classic live albums but that didn't get the Five Years box set or the original limited editions when EMI issued them.

The vinyl that was exclusive to the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set, The Rise And

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Three days left for charity auction

on June 16, 2016


“I said be careful, his bowtie is really a camera”


On the 44th anniversary of the release of The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, it seems somehow appropriate to mention an event taking place in Heddon Street, the site of the album’s iconic cover shoot.

There has been a plethora of David Bowie photographic exhibitions since January, and you’ve no doubt heard about them all, including this one: David Bowie: Fame, Fashion, Photography.

However, aside from celebrating the life and career of David Bowie via rare and previously unpublished photographs, the primary

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Tilda Swinton’s CFDA tribute to Bowie

on June 07, 2016


“And so the story goes, they wore the clothes...”


Last night at the CFDA Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, actress Tilda Swinton paid emotional tribute to David Bowie while collecting the statuette for the BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ TRIBUTE to David Bowie.

Star of Lazarus, Michael C. Hall, performed a visually exciting rendition of Changes with a trio of Ziggyettes...more of which, later.

Tilda read the moving letter to Bowie, introducing it by explaining she was there on behalf of his wife, Iman: “Tonight is David and Iman's 24th wedding anniversary,” She said.

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Wedding anniversary post from Iman

on June 06, 2016


June 6th...., 24th wedding anniversary ‪