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Visconti exclusive on co-producing with Bowie

on December 18, 2016

 

“So I, I got to tell you...” *

 

Earlier in the week, musicradar.com awarded David Bowie and Tony Visconti with the best record producers of 2016 for their work on Bowie’s ★ album. This is what the ‘THE NO.1 WEBSITE FOR MUSICIANS’ had to say regarding that final collaboration:

 

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The 10 best record producers of 2016 - Winner: David Bowie/Tony Visconti

 

We lost far too many musicians this year, but few of the losses felt as tough as that of David Bowie, just a few days into 2016.

 

Typically, though, he managed to orchestrate the

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Last chance to win #2 BTC Collectors’ Edition

on December 17, 2016

 

“and Lo! it was midnight, Back o' the kitchen door...”

 

Just a few hours to go for your chance to enter this exclusive contest to win #2 of only 100 numbered copies of the extraordinary Collectors’ Edition of Andrew Kent’s beautiful book, David Bowie : Behind The Curtain, courtesy of the book’s publisher, PSG.

 

The contest closes at midnight tonight (Saturday December 17th), UK time.

 

The three 1976 images here are taken from the book, from whence we’ve taken the following captions, in a clockwise fashion from top left...

 

1 - David looks through a French magazine with a cover story on

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Hunky Dory is 45 today

on December 17, 2016

 

“Oh, look out you rock ’n rollers”

 

David Bowie’s Hunky Dory LP (his first for RCA), was released on this day in the UK in 1971. The album had already been released in the USA at this point, as had the attendant single, Changes.

 

However, despite a decent press campaign and very appreciative reviews, the record didn't enter the UK Top 50 for another ten months and it took several more weeks before it finally entered the Top 20 right at the height of Ziggymania.

 

Hunky Dory eventually peaked at #3, incredible when one considers how valuable a recording the majority of Bowie fans (and

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★ Album of The Year in Les Inrockuptibles

on December 15, 2016

 

“Take your passport and shoes (I'm not a popstar)”

 

The new edition of French magazine, Les Inrockuptibles, has a Bowie cover feature and ★ as Album of The Year.

 

See the top 100 in their special issue BEST OF MUSIQUE 2016.

 

 

#Blackstar  #BlackstarAlbum  #Bowielesinrockuptibles  #lesinrockuptibles

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DAVID BOWIE is exclusive Japanese ★ 12”

on December 15, 2016

 

“I'm a take you home (I'm a blackstar)”

 

Alongside the Lady Stardust/Crystal Japan 7" 45 picture disc produced to coincide with the Japanese opening of DAVID BOWIE is in Tokyo on January 8th, 2017, a limited edition, transparent red vinyl 12" single of ★ will also be made available exclusively through the DAVID BOWIE is exhibition shop at the same time.

 

The 12” vinyl single (Catalogue number: SCJ7 1), features the following 3 tracks from the ★ album...

 

A-side

Blackstar (album version)

 

B-side

Lazarus (radio edit)

I Can’t Give Everything Away (radio edit)

 

This limited edition red

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