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Low album released 38 years ago today

on January 14, 2015


“There’ll be others on the line filing past, who’ll whisper Low”


January 14 1977 saw the release of the first instalment of what came to be known as Bowie’s Berlin trilogy. That album was the Bowie/Visconti produced Low and it was followed later the same year by "Heroes" with the trilogy completed in 1979 by the arrival of Lodger.

Most of the music across the three albums wasn't even recorded in Berlin, the unifying factor actually being Bowie, Visconti and Eno.

Much has been written about the brilliance and braveness of the music on Low, and rightly so.

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Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) RC review

on January 12, 2015


“Man, she punched me like a dude”


The January 2015 issue of Record Collector magazine has a review of the Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) backed by ’Tis A Pity She Was A Whore, limited edition 10" single.

Sue (already listed in NME’s best fifty tracks of 2014), has her equally compelling flipside, ’Tis A Pity She Was A Whore, at #38 in MOJO’s 100 greatest Bowie songs special, currently in stores.

Here’s the conclusion from that MOJO review: “’Tis A Pity She Was A Whore finds us (and Bowie too) with most of the map references of the last fifty years gone - exhilaratingly.”

Though you should

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Lulu looking and sounding great at 41!

on January 11, 2015


“He said I was his friend...”


Forty one years ago today a 25-year-old Lulu released the first of a few career resurrections in the shape of the Bowie-penned Polydor 45, The Man Who Sold The World/Watch That Man.

Produced and arranged by David Bowie and Mick Ronson the track reached #3 on the official UK singles chart, Lulu's first top ten hit for five years.

The unlikely coupling created lots of press for the release, the Daily Mirror article in our montage being just one such item.

The success of the record prompted RCA to take full page adverts for the Bowie album of the same name with

Total Blam Blam's picture Birthday Party in Berlin

on January 10, 2015


“It’s happening now”


We’ve only just received details of this one, but if you happen to be in Berlin right now and you fancy celebrating David Bowie’s 68th birthday in the very bar the man used to frequent when he lived a few doors away, then it’s your lucky night.

All are welcome to join a very hospitable crowd of friendly and fun Bowie fans for what will no doubt be a very memorable evening.

Go here for further details or just get yourself here pronto!

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17th annual Italian David Bowie Bash on Saturday

on January 10, 2015


“Waiting for the gift”


Daniele from Sound & Vision has been in touch with details of what looks like a jolly good evening to be had if you’re in Italy today. (Saturday)

The 17th annual Italian David Bowie Bash, (Yes, that’s right, seventeenth!) has moved from Bassano del Grappa to Vicenza and the event organisers have promised this year’s event is going to be bigger and more exciting than ever!

Find out more on the Sound and Vision page, or keep reading for more details.


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Sound and Vision presents: The 17th annual Italian