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BOWIEONTAPE site is live now

on May 13, 2017

 

“(Ears tell me) turn it around...”

 

You may have seen John Carroll and Leo Rodia’s Facebook page regarding that most undervalued of Bowie collector formats, the humble cassette tape. They’ve been teasing their new site on the page and at last, it’s ready to view.  

 

The cassette had fallen from favour since being usurped by the CD, but, like vinyl, it’s a format that is coming back into vogue. After all, as John and Leo point out, Tony Visconti reckons “A well-recorded chrome cassette sounds better than a compressed digital format”.

 

The BOWIEONTAPE site joins several other collector

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Gerald Fearnley’s Bowie Unseen due July

on May 12, 2017

 

“Takes me right back...when you were young”

 

As we look ahead to the 50th anniversary of the debut David Bowie album, the man responsible for the images that graced the cover has a book of the sessions released via ACC Editions on July 14th.

 

Here’s an exclusive edited excerpt from Bowie Unseen. Take it away Gerald...

 

 

 

“My brother, Derek, known as ‘Dek’, was a musician. He always had his bass guitar with him and played gigs up until he passed away in 2008. But in the 1960s, we were all just starting out with our lives. Dek would often use my place to stay before or after gigs.

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Rare Davy Jones picture unearthed

on May 11, 2017

 

“I’d like to blow on your horn”

 

A wonderful picture of Davy Jones playing his white Grafton saxophone with the first line-up of The Kon-rads has surfaced.

 

The young Jones (later to become a solo singer in his own right under the name of David Bowie), is pictured next to George Underwood (later to become a solo singer in his own right under the name of Calvin James), who took vocal duties on this occasion.

 

In his early teens Bowie became keen on the jazz of John Coltrane. For Christmas 1961 his father bought him this white acrylic Grafton alto sax.

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Cracked Actor CD and hi-res download

on May 11, 2017

 

“For you’re dancing where the dogs decay”

 

Along with aforementioned gold vinyl releases, 16th June 2017‪ also sees the release on CD and download of the best-selling vinyl album of last month’s Record Store Day (RSD) 2017, David Bowie Cracked Actor - Live Los Angeles '74. This follows public demand for formats of the album alongside the triple vinyl.

 

‪Cracked Actor will now be made available as a limited edition 2CD digipak, with a twelve page booklet featuring notes from the original LA Amphitheatre show programme and a piece about the LA ‘Philly Dogs’ shows by Rolling Stone’s Richard

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Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust gold vinyl due

on May 11, 2017

 

“Sound of thunder, sound of gold”

 

Next month‪ sees the release of two very strictly limited edition gold vinyl retail exclusive albums, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars and Hunky Dory.

 

The albums are being released via Parlophone on 16th June 2017, the 45th anniversary of the original release of Bowie’s classic 1972 Ziggy Stardust album.

 

They will only be available as a strictly limited edition one-off run in ‘bricks and mortar’ stores and their online storefronts, but will not be available from online only retailers.

 

 

#ZiggyStardust45  #HunkyZiggyGold 

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