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Holy Holy Live album and Japanese shows info

on April 23, 2015


“And they were alright, the band was altogether”


Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey’s Holy Holy with Glenn Gregory and Steve Norman are set to release a live double CD version of the entire The Man Who Sold The World album and a set of other live Bowie favourites.

Special guests on the album include Marc Almond singing After All and Watch That Man - the latter as a duet with Glenn Gregory - Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, drummer Dylan Howe and style icon Daphne Guinness.

The album was recorded live at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in September 2014 and was produced and mixed by Tony Visconti

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David Bowie praises Lou Reed’s masterpiece

on April 20, 2015


“Just about the best you can hear“


Lulu, the 2011 collaboration between Lou Reed and Metallica, certainly had more than its fair share of detractors. However, it transpires that the album does have a particularly enthusiastic fan in David Bowie.

This information was shared with the audience at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday night (April 18), when Lou Reed’s widow, Laurie Anderson, gave a speech in tribute of her late husband.

Here’s an excerpt from it...


“One of his last projects was his album with Metallica, and this was really challenging, and I have a hard time with it.

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Changes straight in at #1 - Kingdom Come in at #4

on April 20, 2015


“Oh, look out you rock 'n rollers“


Congratulations are due to David Bowie with the news that both his RSD single releases have entered the Top Five in the latest UK Official Vinyl Singles Chart.

Changes has gone straight in at #1, while Kingdome come has also entered the chart at #4.

This news is hot on the heels of last week’s announcement that Life On Mars? has been recognised as the best-selling vinyl single of the decade so far by The Official Charts Company (OCC) in the UK.

Despite being a BBC Radio1 Single Of The Week, Changes didn’t enter the UK singles chart at all on its original

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Record Store Day 2015 is here...don’t panic!

on April 18, 2015


“But let’s face it, things are so much easier today“


RSD 2015 is finally upon us and the message to Bowie fans hoping to pick up the two limited 45s released today is, do not panic buy!

Apparently, 15,000 copies of each disc have been pressed which should be more than enough to meet the demand.

If your favoured emporium is out of stock, don't pay silly prices via online auction sites, be patient and you should easily pick up a reasonably priced copy of both vinyls.

If news of these releases passed you by, read more about both via the links below.


Changes / Eight Line Poem (GEM promo

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20% off TMWFTE cards for users

on April 17, 2015


“I’ll say I came from Earth“


We are very pleased to be able to pass on a most generous 20% discount to users for the beautiful The Man Who Fell To Earth trading card sets produced by Unstoppable Cards.

If you're not familiar with the cards, scroll/swipe the images accompanying this piece (or click on the little dots at the bottom of the picture) to get a taste of just a few of the images that make up the sets.

As you’ll notice, among other things there are two separate cards of Bowie as TJ Newton (with and without hat) signed by Bowie in 2013 and limited to just 50 of each.