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Albarn selects Bowie for iTunes album favourites

on April 06, 2015

 

“Here are we, one Magic Whip moment“

 

Back in February, Blur announced the April 27 release of their new album, The Magic Whip. Damon Albarn talked about the influence of studio surroundings on the band’s work:

 

“There’s something about the studio we recorded it in, it was really different. I've recorded in a lot of places around the world and every place has its own spirit, so it was really interesting to make that decision it was going to be about Hong Kong. There’s points on the record where I think it really sounds like the stuff that David Bowie did in Berlin.

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NYTW announces world premiere of LAZARUS

on April 02, 2015

 

“There’s a starman waiting in the sky“

 

It is with much pleasure and great excitement that we can confirm the Winter 2015 New York production of LAZARUS by David Bowie and Enda Walsh.

LAZARUS is inspired by the 1963 novel, The Man Who Fell To Earth by Walter Tevis, and centres on the character of Thomas Jerome Newton, famously portrayed by Bowie in the 1976 screen adaptation directed by Nicolas Roeg.

LAZARUS features songs specially composed by Bowie for this production as well as new arrangements of previously recorded songs.

 

Read the full press release below.

 

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National 8-Track Tape Day is almost upon us

on April 01, 2015

 

“Strange tapes they would play then“

 

Following a recent feature in Record Collector magazine, it is apparent that the once neglected and much maligned 8-track cartridge has now become popular among collectors. So much so that there is now a National 8 Track Tape Day in the USA scheduled for April 11th.

Naturally Bowie figures highly among the most collectable artists and you can view a small selection of some of the more desirable tapes from around the world by scrolling/swiping the images accompanying this item.

Pictured are the impossibly rare 1967 US Deram stereo cartridge through to

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Hyrtis creates epic stop-motion Life On Mars? video

on March 26, 2015

 

“Oh man! Wonder if he'll ever know“

 

The Creators Project has posted a piece about a wonderful tribute to David Bowie in the shape of a stop-motion animation of Life On Mars?, by French artist and musician, Gladys Hulot, a.k.a. Hyrtis.

The work that has gone into this piece is remarkable and it's worth exploring the video almost frame by frame, such is the quality of the art.

The visual is accompanied by a haunting instrumental version of the song, also created by Hyrtis, where the vocal melody is played on a saw. Hyrtis told Emerson Rosenthal of The Creators Project:

 

“I made the

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Bowie item on Vivement Dimanche with Michel Drucker

on March 22, 2015

 

“It’s happening now“

 

Don’t know exactly what the format will be here, but our French friend, Jérôme Soligny, has been in touch with details of a TV programme about to air on France 2.

Over to Jérôme...

 

Chevallier and Laspalès are a duet of humourists and one of the most popular acts on the French comic scene since 1981. They are also art connoisseurs and Philippe (Chevallier) is a respected photographer. Régis (Laspalès) is a great admirer of David Bowie and without being an expert he knows a lot about his work.

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