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NHC back up to #32 plus BBC Music Award tributes

on December 14, 2014

 

“Look at him climb“

 

The Official Charts Company in the UK has announced that Nothing Has Changed - The Very Best of David Bowie has gone back up the album chart seven places to #32.

No doubt people are realising the album is a hard-to-beat, quality Christmas gift.

Meanwhile, if you missed the inaugural BBC Music Awards on Thursday, you can watch the whole thing on the BBC iPlayer.

Though our man didn't pick up the gong for British Artist of the Year (cynical cries of “Don’t attend, don’t win!“), there was a lovely collection of tributes for him from the likes of Gary Barlow, Sarah-Jane

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Nine out of Ten for NHC in Classic Rock Mag

on December 08, 2014

 

“Classic Rock ’n’ roll star, Just watch me now“

 

The January 2015 issue of Classic Rock magazine has a two-page, nine out of ten review of Nothing Has Changed - The Very Best Of Bowie. (An album which still resides in the UK Top 40)

The review is by David Quantick and here’s an excerpt:

 

“But the real fun lies in the triple CD, the one with the very forbidding, more recent photo of Bowie looking through a glass darkly.

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Young Americans is next 40th Anniversary Picture Disc

on December 07, 2014

 

“One damn song that can make me, break down and cry”

 

As you’ve no doubt already worked out, the next limited David Bowie 7" picture disc will be the 40th anniversary edition of Young Americans.

Originally issued in the UK on February 21st 1975, this 40th anniversary disc of Young Americans is scheduled to be released 40 years and 2 days on from that date.

Young Americans was the lead single from the album of the same name, and it gave Bowie another Top 20 45 in the UK.

The A-Side of this 40th anniversary edition features Tony Visconti’s 2007 Young Americans single mix, which makes its

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Bowie nominated in first BBC Music Awards

on December 07, 2014

 

“Battle For Britain“

 

The BBC has revealed the shortlist for British Artist of the Year in the inaugural BBC Music Awards.

The winners, as voted for by a BBC Music panel as well as leading music journalists, will be announced at the event being held at London’s Earl’s Court on Thursday December 11.

The shortlist was selected from the most played British artists of the year on BBC radio.

 

The nominees (in alphabetical order) for British Artist of the Year are:

 

David Bowie

Ed Sheeran

Elbow

Jungle

Royal Blood

Sam Smith

 

Hosted by Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton, the awards show will take

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Dick Cavett Show broadcast 40 years ago today

on December 05, 2014

 

“Gee my life’s a funny thing“

 

Taped in New York for ABC TV, David Bowie’s appearance on The Dick Cavett Show was first broadcast on December 5th 1974.

Following Cavett’s introduction to a very appreciative audience, Bowie performed 1984 and Young Americans. This was followed by the interview, which, if you’ve never seen it, is not going to be done justice by trying to describe it here. The show ended with a performance of Footstompin'. Can You Hear Me was also taped but not broadcast.

It’s a wonderful bit of TV and a much-loved snapshot of a transitional period for Bowie (wasn't every

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