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Heathen and Reality audiophile vinyl due via Friday Music

on May 14, 2015


“Blue, blue, translucent blue”


Due via Friday Music on June 23 is a translucent blue 180g audiophile vinyl pressing of Heathen, to be followed shortly thereafter by a clear vinyl issue of Reality.

Both albums were mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and pressed at RTI. They will be presented in beautiful tri-fold sleeves featuring elements from the original artwork.

Due to the overwhelming global demand for vinyl, that June 23 date for Heathen may be adjusted. We will give you the definite date for Reality as soon as we have it.

You can pre-order Heathen here now.

Stay tuned

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See painting of Fame on RCA at the RCA now

on May 13, 2015


“Is it any wonder?”


Ahead of the 40th anniversary of David Bowie’s Fame single release on RCA in July 1975, artist Morgan Howell is showing his SuperSizeArt painting of the Bowie classic at the prestigious 20|21 INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR at the Royal College of Art (RCA), in Kensington Gore, London SW7, from 14 – 17 May 2015.

If you’re able to get along, it’s worth a visit to see this thing in the flesh.

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Glenn Gregory: I can't be David Bowie

on May 11, 2015


“Somebody sings my song in tune”


Ahead of the upcoming tour by Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey’s Holy Holy with Glenn Gregory and Marc Almond, The Huffington Post has published a great piece written by Glenn about how he got the gig singing the songs of his hero.

Typically self-effacing, Glenn explained that while he knows he could never fill David Bowie’s shoes, he’s nevertheless having a blast singing the songs from The Man Who Sold The World and other Bowie classics from the period 1969 to 1973.

Here’s the introduction from the piece where Glenn recounts the moment he was offered

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Paul Weller selects Bowie album for Quietus feature

on May 11, 2015


 “A connection named Paul, Holy low on money”


The Quietus film editor, Mat Colegate, recently interviewed Paul Weller and heard about his baker’s dozen favourite albums while he was about it.

Among the thirteen albums selected, Weller chose the Bowie/Visconti produced 1977 classic, Low. Here’s an excerpt from the item...

The Quietus: I was surprised by this being one of your choices. It's one of those albums that you tend to hear of as an influence from more electronic contemporaries of yours. People like OMD or The Human League.


Paul Weller: They fucking wish, man! I fucking love Low.

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Space Oddity at The Ivors 45 years ago today

on May 10, 2015


“You’ve really made the grade”


On May 10th 1970 David Bowie performed Space Oddity live for an audience at The Talk Of The Town in London.

The event was the Ivor Novello Awards and Bowie received the Special Merit Award for Originality.

Perhaps he was just very happy to be there, but it did seem at times like our man was rather amused by the whole affair.

And we’re not suggesting for one second that it was the musical contribution of the Les Reed Orchestra that may have tickled, he was clearly just overwhelmed by the occasion, probably.

Watch the performance, complete with