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Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust gold vinyl due

on May 11, 2017

 

“Sound of thunder, sound of gold”

 

Next month‪ sees the release of two very strictly limited edition gold vinyl retail exclusive albums, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars and Hunky Dory.

 

The albums are being released via Parlophone on 16th June 2017, the 45th anniversary of the original release of Bowie’s classic 1972 Ziggy Stardust album.

 

They will only be available as a strictly limited edition one-off run in ‘bricks and mortar’ stores and their online storefronts, but will not be available from online only retailers.

 

 

#ZiggyStardust45  #HunkyZiggyGold 

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David Bowie: Glamour fanzine - get involved

on May 09, 2017

 

“Me, I’m fresh on your pages”

 

Many of you will have already been enjoying Issue #1 of Andy Jones and Nick Smart’s David Bowie: Glamour fanzine*, with its striking Helen Green cover based on one of Sukita’s delicious 1973 Bowie portraits.

 

The fanzine is beautifully designed by Milky Cereal and the equally delightful Issue #2, is due any day now.

 

The publication boasts exclusive and original content contributed by Bowie fans and collaborators...

 

ISSUE 1:  Contributors include:

Carlos Alomar, Sophia Anne Caruso, Mike Garson, Mark Paytress, Suzi Ronson, Martin Samuel, James Stevenson,

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Be My Wife 40th anniversary picture disc

on May 03, 2017

 

“Sometimes you get so lonely”

 

For those that follow these releases, it will be no surprise that Be My Wife is the latest in Parlophone’s series of 40th-anniversary Bowie 7" picture discs.

 

Originally released in the UK on June 17th 1977, Be My Wife was the 2nd and final single from the ground-breaking album Low, the first of the so-called Berlin Trilogy. Despite a promotional video, the single didn’t chart, not helped by the fact that it was almost impossible to view it anywhere in the UK back in 1977.

 

With echoes of Life On Mars?, the Stanley Dorfman-directed promo was shot in an

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Barcelona exclusive vinyl due

on May 03, 2017

 

“Johnny looks up at the stars”

 

To celebrate the next leg of the record-breaking David Bowie Is exhibition at Museu Del Disseny De Barcelona, a limited edition red vinyl of I’m Afraid Of Americans will be making its 7” debut exclusively at the venue only, on May 25th.

 

The Trent Reznor remixed V1 edit of the track is the A-side, while the AA-side is an acoustic version of "Heroes", recorded live at The Bridge School Benefit in 1996, where DB was backed by Reeves Gabrels and Gail Ann Dorsey.

 

The artwork for the single features two photographs by renowned Mexican photographer, Fernando

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Starman 45 is 45 today

on April 28, 2017

 

“If we can sparkle he may land tonight”

 

David Bowie’s game-starting single, Starman, was released in the UK on April 28th 1972.

 

It eventually peaked at #10, helped in no small measure by THAT appearance on Top Of The Pops.

 

In case you can’t read it in our montage, the text in the 1972 US “David Bowie Is The Starman” advert reads thus...

 

“He's thin and he’s English. He's got orange hair and he sings and plays electric guitar. He's got a hit record called “Starman” which is from his new album called “The Rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.” David Bowie.

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