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Sony reissues David Bowie’s Peter and the Wolf

on November 25, 2013

 

“Peter met wolf formed a dummy run gang”

 

David Bowie Narrates Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf is reissued via Sony Music Classical on CD today (issued digitally 22nd).

Originally released thirty five years ago in 1978 on the RCA Red Seal label, the music is performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy.

Bowie apparently recorded the Prokofiev favourite as a Christmas present for his seven-year-old son, Duncan, and this reissue comes just in time to brighten up the festive season for the Bowie-loving child in your life.

The release also includes Britten’s Young

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Wiig and Bowie Space Oddity segue In MITTY film

on November 22, 2013

 

“Commencing countdown”

 

News.com.au has published a brief snippet of an interview with Kristen Wiig, star of the new Ben Stiller movie: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

Here’s an excerpt from the piece.

 

Wiig sings Bowie's Space Oddity in the movie, but had no inkling when she recorded her rendition of the song at New York's famed Electric Lady studio that it would be overlaid with Bowie's original - creating the virtual duet.

"I just found that out a couple of weeks ago - I guess they talked to him and it's now a duet on the soundtrack. It's so weird. I have to pinch myself.

"It was

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Love Is Lost white vinyl 12" due December

on November 20, 2013

 

“The return of the thin white vinyl”

 

The vinyl junkies among you will be pleased to learn that a limited edition white vinyl, 33 1/3rd RPM 12" of Love Is Lost will be issued on December 16th. (That’s the UK date, territorial variations apply)

The mock up shown here doesn't do the beautiful die-cut sleeve justice, but we will have a pack shot of the Barnbrook sleeve proper for you shortly.

 

Meanwhile, we’ll leave you with the tracklisting.

 

12" - Side A

1 - Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA)   

 

12" - Side B

1 - I'd Rather Be High (Venetian Mix)   

2 - Love

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TND nominated in South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2014

on November 20, 2013

 

“South Bank Horizon”

 

The nominations for the South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2014 have been announced.

David Bowie, Broadchurch , and Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa are amongst the nominees which is the only awards ceremony to celebrate the UK's achievements across all genres of the arts.

David Bowie’s The Next Day is nominated in the Pop Music category along with AM by Arctic Monkeys and Settle by Disclosure.

As usual, Melyvn Bragg will act as master of ceremonies at the event on Monday 27 January at the Dorchester Hotel in London and the award itself will be designed by the legendary pop artist

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Blah Blah Blah at The ICA on Friday

on November 19, 2013

 

“Buy it right now, Blah blah blah”

 

Former Bowie associates Kevin Armstrong and Erdal Kizilcay are among the musicians who make up The Passengers.

This coming Friday (November 22nd) sees the outfit’s live performance of Iggy Pop’s seminal 1986 electronica/rock crossover album Blah Blah Blah, which was co-written with David Bowie and produced by David Bowie and David Richards.

The show is just one of several events taking place at the ICA’s IggyFest in London this weekend. 

Book tickets and read more about The Passengers’ show here.  FB page here.

 

#IggyFest

 

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