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Changes Update

on November 16, 1999

The Chris Welch book, Changes, mentioned in yesterday's news is released in the US with a completely different title and cover. 'We Could Be Heroes', (not to be confused with Sean Mayes' charming '78 tour diaries 'We Can Be Heroes' released in the UK in July of this year, see below.) is published in the US next month. I've not yet seen this version of the book, but it appears to have an extra 60 pages when compared to the UK copy.



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Milan Show

on November 16, 1999

The show in Milan at The Alcatraz is now the 4th of December and not the 5th.

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Conan

on November 16, 1999

Conan O'Brien is funny (that's why he has a TV show). BUT, his songwriting skills (and his interviewing skills) leave a bit to be desired. After the tight, yet smooth 'Thursday's Child', David (who was sporting the red long-sleeve shirt and shiny black pants) was in good humour about everything (of course), and played along with Conan's shenanigans, including Conan's song entry for 'What's Really Happening'.

Conan whipped out an acoustic guitar and played while Bowie sang Conan's "I Am The Greatest Talk Show Host" song, which conspicuously ended with Bowie's ever-famous Space Oddity lyric.

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Queen + Greatest Hits Iii

on November 15, 1999

A new entry at number five on the UK album chart this week, (all the best albums go in at five these days, remember 'hours...'?) is a 17-track compilation called 'Queen + Greatest Hits III'. As the more astute among you will have realized this is the third greatest hits album from Queen to date, and in fact the second to include the number one hit song 'Under Pressure'. 'Greatest Hits II' contained a slight edit of the original version, but as I'm sure most of you already know the track has been radically re-mixed for this latest hits compilation, and for a single release in December.

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Sensation

on November 15, 1999

We have updated the SENSATION site with a new Matt Collings' critique.

Here is an excerpt:

'Sensation' wasn't known about when I wrote Blimey! I remember the subject coming up just after the book was published in 1997 and thinking how boring it sounded. It would just be the same old faces with the same old gags and the usual old nonsense in the papers.

The same old rhetorics being spouted. Everybody awkwardly occupying positions in an unconvincing way. But then when the show came on at the Royal Academy later that year it was exciting. It was a very uneven grouping.


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