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Sue: The players, the sound file, the RSD sleeve

on October 13, 2014


“Just playing (on) that latest record”


Many of you have expressed an interest in who the musicians on Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) might be. Well, we aim to please, so here they are.


David Bowie: Vocals


Maria Schneider Orchestra:


Maria Schneider: Arranger, Conductor

Donny McCaslin: Tenor Soloist

Ryan Keberle: Trombone Soloist


Jesse Han: Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute

David Pietro: Alto Flute, Clarinet, Soprano Sax

Rich Perry: Tenor Sax

Donny McCaslin: Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax 

Scott Robinson: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet


Tony Kadleck: Trumpet, Fluegelhorn


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So, what did you make of Sue?

on October 12, 2014


“And it was stalking time for the Moonboys”


For those able to access it, you will have just heard Guy Garvey’s worldwide exclusive, uninterrupted play of the full-length version of David Bowie’s next single release, Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime), on his BBC Radio 6 Music show; Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour. (

Kicking off the programme with Life On Mars?, and describing today as David Bowie Day, Guy followed the classic 1971 Hunky Dory track with a fine spoken tribute to Bowie and his contribution to music.

Mr Garvey’s contagious excitement in anticipation of Sue (Or In

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Guy Garvey on Sunday’s 6 Music Bowie exclusive

on October 11, 2014


“Garvey is a singer with a band”


For those that hadn’t made the connection, BBC Radio 6 Music presenter, Guy Garvey, has a little side project; a band for whom he is the quite brilliant frontman, Elbow.

And though we wish him the very best of luck with that venture, it’s his DJ hat that we concern ourselves with today.

As you well know, Guy has the exclusive scoop on the full length version of Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) between 14:00 and 16:00 on Sunday afternoon in the UK, on his BBC Radio 6 Music show; Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour.

And Guy himself seems rather pleased about that, as you

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BuzzFeed’s six things about Life On Mars?

on October 11, 2014


“He’s in the best-selling show”


Following Wednesday’s broadcast of the season premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show in the US (which featured Jessica Lange’s Character, Elsa Mars, singing Life On Mars), online interest in the original Bowie version has greatly increased.

In recognition of that fact, BuzzFeed had this to say; “Although it’s long since earned its status as a classic rock track, David Bowie’s 1973 single “Life on Mars?” - taken belatedly from his 1971 album, Hunky Dory - has suddenly received a boost in popularity thanks to its inclusion in the first episode of FX’s