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Friday Music Bowie vinyl release schedule

on August 26, 2015


“You've gotta have a plan, In the world of today”


Back in May we mentioned that Friday Music would be releasing a translucent blue 180g audiophile vinyl pressing of Heathen, to be followed shortly thereafter by a clear vinyl issue of Reality.

Well, now a translucent blue 'hours...' joins the line-up, along with the aforementioned (see previous item) translucent green Earthling, Black Friday/RSD release.

These releases are 180g audiophile single albums in tri-fold sleeves.

Here are the release dates, all of which are 2015:


Heathen (translucent blue) - August 7

Reality (transparent) -

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Friday Music to issue Earthling for Black Friday

on August 26, 2015


“I’ve got Friday on my mind”


Friday Music will release their fourth Bowie 180g audiophile coloured vinyl for RSD/Black Friday on November 27th.

Housed in their trademark tri-fold sleeve, Earthling will be pressed on translucent green vinyl.

Originally released in February 1997, the nine-track album was a Top 10 hit in many European countries, also spurning five great singles in the shape of: Telling Lies, Little Wonder, Dead Man Walking, I'm Afraid of Americans and Seven Years In Tibet.

Keep an eye on the RSD site for participating stores in your area.

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UNCUT awards Five Years box 9/10

on August 25, 2015


“Then we were Ziggy’s band”


Another big thumbs up for the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set in the new issue of UNCUT.

There's a nine out of ten review of the release by Bud Scoppa, not to mention a rather tasty double page picture spread of the boy Ziggy and his gang in a short piece about the box contents by Michael Bonner.

The October issue of UNCUT is available in all the usual formats and places now.


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Four Stars for Five Years box in MOJO

on August 24, 2015


“MOJO the lion, yeah yeah”


Jim Irvin reviews the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set in the new issue of MOJO (, which also has a full page advert for the September 25 release.

The magazine has awarded the set 4 out of 5 stars and we’ll leave you with Mr Irvin’s conclusion to the piece.


“In these five years he was pouring out everything he had, pop music that was funny, sexy, chilling and other things that others weren't attempting.

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Five Years gets Five Stars in Q magazine

on August 22, 2015


“We've got five stars, what a surprise”


In the latest issue of Q magazine, David Quantick has given the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set top marks.

Here’s an edited excerpt from his review with a bit from both the intro and the conclusion.


The past, in David Bowie's case, is not so much a foreign country as an entire solar system of extraordinary planets...the albums Bowie made were each a genre in themselves, blueprints for a career and as different as Venus from Mercury.

Here they are, 10 albums – including two lives, a double rarities collection and one covers disc – in a