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★ album dominates end of year polls

on January 01, 2017

 

“The toppest top of all the tops”

 

On this first day of January last year, we reminded you of the imminent release of David Bowie’s ★ album.

 

Exactly a year later, as we begin 2017, here’s a list of just how well ★ fared in end-of-year polls. Each group is listed alphabetically.

 

 

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★#1 = 23 placings

 

#1 - A.V. Club's 20 Best Albums of 2016 - A.V. Club

#1 - Double J's 50 Best Albums of 2016 - Double J

#1 - Drowned in Sound's 16 Favorite Albums of 2016 - Drowned in Sound

#1 - Gigwise's 51 Best Albums of 2016 - Gigwise

#1 - Les

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Lazarus video picture exclusive...One year ago today

on December 25, 2016

 

Hard to grasp that we posted this exclusive Lazarus video still a whole year ago today...

 

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Lazarus video picture exclusive

 

“Look up here, I’m in heaven”

 

Happy Holidays!

 

 

#LazarusSingle  #LazarusVideo  #LazarusBowie  #Imablackstar  #Blackstar  

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"Heroes" on Bing Crosby's 1977 Christmas special

on December 24, 2016

 

“Just for one day”

 

Inspired by Iman’s “Happy Holidays!” message yesterday, we needed no other encouragement to celebrate once more, David Bowie’s appearance on Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas TV Special.

 

Broadcast 39 years ago today in the UK (Christmas Eve 1977, November 30th 1977 in the US), the show was recorded in Elstree just outside London in the UK on September 11th, 1977.

 

Notable for the wonderfully bizarre, but nevertheless beautiful David Bowie and Bing Crosby duet of Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy, the TV special also contained an oft-overlooked performance of

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Full BBC Bowie schedule for January

on December 22, 2016

 

“Waiting for the gift of sound and vision”

 

We told you all about the upcoming Bowie coverage on the BBC back on November 4 (http://smarturl.it/2017BowieBlitzBBC).

 

Now we have full details of eleven different Bowie-related broadcasts on BBC TV and Radio, and it’s possible that list may increase nearer the time.

 

Hopefully we’ll have some exclusive content ahead of the dates listed below, along with links to the individual broadcasts.

 

Here follows the dates for your diary, keep reading for more detail regarding each programme.

 

 

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Thursday 5 January

1.00-4.00pm

BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC

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Sotheby's catalogues now in BowieStore

on December 18, 2016

 

“Had to cram so many things to store everything in there...”

 

The Official BowieStore is stocking a limited quantity of the three volume Bowie Collector catalogue set, previously only available at Sotheby's in London, during the Bowie Collector auctions there, last month.

 

Currently selling on auction sites for up to £300 GBP (approx. $375 USD), they are priced in the BowieStore at the same rate they were selling for at Sotheby's.

 

This three volume set is sold in the original outer wraparound cover, as pictured here.

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