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Life On Mars? Yesterday and Tomorrow

on June 23, 2014

 

“Mars happy nation”

 

David Bowie’s Life On Mars? 45 was released forty one years ago yesterday in the UK. The 40th anniversary picture disc was released a year ago tomorrow.

The track was taken from the 1971 album, Hunky Dory, but was released as a single in 1973 in the UK to capitalise on its popularity as a live number during the Aladdin Sane Tour of the same year. It reached #3 on the UK singles chart.

In an article that accompanied the June 2008 issue of The Mail on Sunday’s free cover-mount CD, iSELECTBOWIE, Bowie described the creation of the song:

 

“This song was so easy.

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Berlin Loves Bowie

on June 22, 2014

 

“Somebody plays my song in tune”

 

Extraordinary amount of press covering the current run of David Bowie is in Berlin. Pictured here are a few of the front covers, and as you’ve no doubt noticed our headline is the translation of the zittyBERLIN exclamation.

An interesting item came with the May issue of German Rolling Stone (http://smarturl.it/GermanRS) in the shape of a cover-mount CD accompanying the 8-page feature inside..

The CD features ten exclusive Bowie covers and very good it is too. Here’s the tracklisting...

 

DAVID BOWIE - RECOVERED

 

01 - Lambert – Art Decade

02 - King Khan &

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Diamond Dogs picture disc out tomorrow

on June 22, 2014

 

“It’s a dog’s tomorrow”

 

Forty years ago today, David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs 45 entered the UK singles chart at #37 (eventually climbing to #21), to give him his eleventh Top 30 hit to that date. (Those eleven hits included seven which made the Top 10.)

So that’s pretty good timing to remind you of tomorrow’s very tasty limited edition 7" picture disc release of the 40th anniversary issue of Diamond Dogs. (Regional variations apply)

See the original news item and press release here.

 

FOOTNOTE: For those of you that don’t recognise today’s lyric quotation, it’s from I Pray, Olé, a bonus

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Knock On Wood is next 40th Anniversary Picture Disc

on June 11, 2014

 

“You got me spinning, baby”

 

September 22nd sees the release of another very special limited DAVID BOWIE 7" picture disc release, the 40th anniversary edition of 'KNOCK ON WOOD (LIVE) / ROCK 'N' ROLL WITH ME (LIVE)'

Originally released in Autumn 1974 and taken from DAVID LIVE, these two 2005 mixes by Tony Visconti are making their vinyl debut. The original DAVID LIVE single mix of KNOCK ON WOOD was a UK top 10, however the US went with ROCK 'N' ROLL WITH ME also from DAVID LIVE in response to Donovan’s recent cover version there.

 

DAVID BOWIE - KNOCK ON WOOD (LIVE) / ROCK 'N' ROLL WITH ME

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Happy Birthday Heathen

on June 11, 2014

 

“But I I I and my heathen heart”

 

David Bowie’s Heathen album was released on this day in 2002. (June 11 US/June 10 UK)

The advertising campaign utilised the legend: CLASSIC DAVID BOWIE CIRCA 2002.

Remind yourself of just how accurate that statement is here.

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