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David Live released 40 years ago today, probably

on October 29, 2014


“And he was alright, the band was altogether” 


According to the flyer reproduced here, David Live was released on October 29, 1974.

October 29 was a Tuesday back in 1974, a highly unusual day to release an LP in the 70s as the great majority were issued on a Friday.

Given the other information available, we can deduce that the true release date would normally have been Friday November 1.

Whatever the truth, the date didn't hinder its success as David Live entered the official UK album chart at #2 on November 16, 1974, and remained in the Top 20 for another six weeks till the end of the

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NHC world release schedule and variations

on October 28, 2014


“I’ve got Friday on my mind”


As you can see from the press advert accompanying this piece, Germany is among nine countries releasing Nothing Has Changed – The Very Best of Bowie on Friday November 14.

The digital and physical versions for each territory will be released at the same time, aside from the three highlighted below.  

Scroll the images here to view the pack shots of the 3CD and vinyl versions of Nothing Has Changed.

With a little over a fortnight to go these dates are accurate, but we will let you know if we hear of any changes before then.


Friday 14th



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Last Chance to see Michael Clark at the MCA

on October 27, 2014


“Well she’s come, been and gone”


Tonight’s performance of the Michael Clark Company’s extraordinary come, been and gone is the third and final chance you have to see it during David Bowie is at the MCA.

There are still tickets left so if you are able to make it, you really should try to get along.

There are still plenty more exciting Bowie related events to come at the MCA, so don't forget to keep an eye on the events page.

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Bowie soundtrack for Angels In America

on October 23, 2014


““You know who I am,” he said”


Vanity Fair posted a piece by Michelle Memran today, titled: Tony Kushner Gives Rave Review of Stripped-Down, David Bowie-ized Production of Angels in America.

That pretty much explains the angle of the article, but here’s the intro to further expand.


Tonight Tony Kushner will be seated in BAM Harvey Theater, at the Next Wave Festival, watching a radical restaging of his Pulitzer Prize–winning play, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, by the innovative Belgian director Ivo van Hove.

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CAS presents Hunky Dory with Ken Scott

on October 23, 2014


“Listen to me, don’t listen to me”


November 17 is turning out to be a busy day for Bowie fans, particularly for those in London on the day.

Aside from the release of Nothing Has Changed – The Very Best of Bowie and the single Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime), there’s also the do at Curzon Soho we told you about yesterday. (See previous item)

And now Classic Album Sundays presents (on a Monday), David Bowie’s Hunky Dory with the album’s producer Ken Scott at Brilliant Corners on the same evening as the Curzon presentation.

It’s the second time CAS has featured Hunky Dory, but this time around