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Golden Years 40th anniversary disc due November

on August 17, 2015

 

“Nothing’s gonna touch you in these golden years”

 

Golden Years will be the last of the 40th anniversary 7" picture discs for 2015. Originally released on November 21 1975, the single had a lot to live up to.

As we said in our previous item, 1975 was a good year for Bowie chart action. Fame had given Bowie his first #1 Stateside and the Space Oddity rerelease became Bowie’s first UK #1.

The UK press advert for Golden Years reflected this success while making the following bold prediction:

 

October No. 1...Fame...USA

November No. 1...Space Oddity...UK

December No.

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Space Oddity is next 40th Anniversary Picture Disc

on August 17, 2015

 

“Commencing countdown, engines on”

 

No prizes for guessing the next limited David Bowie 7" picture disc will be the 40th anniversary edition of Space Oddity.

Of course, we’re not talking about the anniversary of the original 1969 issue on Philips, which gave Bowie his first Top 5 hit on the UK singles chart, or even the 1973 US release which reached #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1973. No, we’re celebrating the 1975 RCA re-issue which furnished Bowie with his first ever UK #1 single.

Originally issued in the UK on Friday September 26th 1975, the single followed hot on the heels of Bowie’s

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Two Bowie vinyl exclusives for Groninger

on August 17, 2015

 

“There’s a sailor who sings”

 

A limited edition pressing of David Bowie’s Man Of Words/Man Of Music album is to be issued on blue vinyl, alongside classic versions of Amsterdam and My Death as a limited edition orange vinyl 7" single.

The records are being released via Parlophone to celebrate the opening of the V&A’s David Bowie is at the Groninger Museum, Groningen in the Netherlands, on December 11th, 2015. The records are exclusive to the exhibition. (http://smarturl.it/DavidBowieGoingDutch)

Man Of Words/Man Of Music was the US version of the 1969 David Bowie album on Mercury, aka Space

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Tony Visconti interviewed for MusicTech

on August 17, 2015

 

“My friends talk, of glory, untold dream”

 

Andy Price from Anthem Publishing / MusicTech magazine has been in touch with an exclusive preview of an interview he’s done with Tony Visconti. Here’s a bit from the intro...

 

“Of all the towering figures in music production history, there is no-one quite as innovative (and unpredictable) as Tony Visconti, from his early days working with a young Marc Bolan to the career-defining highs with David Bowie, Visconti has always been keen to push the boundaries of what is possible in the studio.

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Happy Fifteenth Birthday to Lexi

on August 15, 2015

 

“Baby, baby, I’ll never let you down”

 

We’re sure you will all want to join us in wishing many happy returns of the day to Alexandria Zahra Jones…known to her friends and family as Lexi.

She’s pictured here, a new-born in her father’s arms, back in 2000.

Happy Birthday Lexi, love ‘n stuff from everybody here and no doubt anybody else who thinks your father is a top-hole type of chap.

 

#HappyBirthdayLexi  #Lexi15

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