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DB Deep cut of the day

on February 16, 2016

 

“The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty)”    

 

Judging by all of the recent David Bowie chart action, it’s safe to say that there are a lot of people discovering his music for the first time.

There are still two best of compilations currently sitting in the UK Official Albums Chart Top 20, with one of those, Best Of Bowie, at #3.

Some of you reading this may wish to explore further, a move encouraged by Reeves Gabrels, who wrote and recorded with Bowie on several albums, from the first Tin Machine LP in 1989, right up to 'hours...' in 1999.

Here’s a line from an interview with Reeves

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Maria Schneider wins GRAMMY for Sue single

on February 15, 2016

 

“Sue, I got the job”

 

It is with much pleasure that we can report that Maria Schneider has won two gongs at the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

Maria won BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM, for her excellent The Thompson Fields album.

And she also picked up the award for BEST ARRANGEMENT, INSTRUMENTS AND VOCALS for her contribution to the Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) recording.

Tony Visconti (who co-produced the track with Bowie at Avatar Studios), posted this on his FB page...

 

“This just in from pre-broadcast Grammys: Maria Schneider just won the Grammy for best arrangement in the Jazz

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Rebel Rebel and Alabama Song share a birthday

on February 15, 2016

 

“Hey babe, it's time to say goodbye*”

 

Rebel Rebel and Alabama Song are two Bowie 45s which were originally released on this day in 1974 and 1980 respectively. (February 15th)

The former was a Top 5 single on the UK chart while the latter peaked at #23.

Alabama Song was a fan favourite on the 1978 World Tour, so even though the record buying public may have found the unusual tempo and key changes a challenge, fans were glad that a studio version of the song had finally been made available.

The release was coupled with a new stripped back recording of Space Oddity which Bowie performed on

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Tilda Swinton’s Berlinale Bowie tribute

on February 13, 2016

 

“They watch us from behind their shades”

 

Tilda Swinton paid tribute to her friend David Bowie while introducing The Man To Fell To Earth at a Berlinale Special screening on Friday night.

Swinton (co-star with David Bowie in the video for The Stars (Are Out Tonight)), gave a moving speech, from which, this excerpt...

 

“I have an interesting relationship to this film, I come from a family that has no connection to film at all, and when I was 17 I was ill in bed with glandular fever and I had read every book in the house.

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★ reaches Platinum status in the UK

on February 12, 2016

 

“And 300 thousand peoploids”

 

David Bowie’s ★ has officially reached Platinum status in the UK now that it has passed 300 thousand sales.

Though the album has now dropped to #5, it is still among eleven Bowie albums in the UK Official Albums Chart Top 100.

The full list of eleven Bowie albums in this week’s chart appears below:

 

03 - BEST OF BOWIE - PARLOPHONE

05 - BLACKSTAR - RCA

13 - NOTHING HAS CHANGED - THE VERY BEST OF DAVID BOWIE - PARLOPHONE

25 - HUNKY DORY - PARLOPHONE

31 - THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST - PARLOPHONE

47 - ALADDIN SANE - PARLOPHONE

57 - "HEROES" - PARLOPHONE

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