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TMWSTW round cover RSD 2016 picture disc

on March 07, 2016


“You're face to face, With The Man Who Sold The World”


Record Store Day, 16th April, 2016, brings two very special limited edition Bowie picture disc releases. The German sleeve of the original Mercury The Man Who Sold The World round cover being one, and the 40th anniversary edition of TVC 15 being the other. (See separate post for that.)

This picture disc features the original German LP fold out round cover with artwork designed by Witt of Hamburg. The sleeve originally unfolded to reveal two foot wide circular images of those featured here on the picture disc.

The original version of

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Bowie vinyl floods Official UK top 20

on March 04, 2016


“...stiffly waxed and one foot wide”


As you may remember, last Friday (February 26th), Parlophone issued both the Bowie At The Beeb vinyl box set and the first six Bowie studio albums (excluding the Deram album), as heavyweight 180g vinyl editions.

All seven of the albums have entered the new UK Official Vinyl Albums Chart Top 20, where they join the Platinum status ★ album (#6).

Nothing Has Changed - The Very Best Of David Bowie hovers just outside the Top 20 at #22.

The Bowie albums in the UK Official Vinyl Albums Chart Top 20 are as follows...



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Bowie In Memoriam at Oscars Awards

on February 29, 2016


"I believe, I might be of service"


Dave Grohl presented a touching and sensitive version of The Beatles's song Blackbird for the "In Memoriam" section at the Oscars Awards 2016 on Sunday evening.

As he performed, footage of those being remembered played onscreen behind him, with a snippet of Bowie's stylish Zoolander appearance providing today's lyric quotation.

Watch this beautiful tribute here.


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Bowie band members’ post-BRITs tributes

on February 28, 2016


“The band was all together”


Following the Brit Awards 2016 ceremony at the London O2 Arena on Wednesday, The Bowie band, consisting of (in alphabetical order): Sterling Campbell (drums), Gail Ann Dorsey (bass), Mike Garson (piano), Gerry Leonard (guitar), Catherine Russell (keyboards and guitar) and Earl Slick (guitar), took to social media to express their gratitude for having been involved with the Bowie tribute.

Here they are along with Lorde’s comments. Sterling, Gerry and Slicky’s contributions are new and exclusive to this feature...



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A Reality Tour vinyl box due in June

on February 27, 2016


“Welcome to reality”


After the Brit Awards on Wednesday and Gerry Leonard’s birthday yesterday, it’s good to round up this week with details of the Friday Music release of the David Bowie - A Reality Tour 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl box set.

The uniting factor being the band that David Bowie hand-picked for his A Reality Tour of 2003/2004, the mainstay of which he had already been using for several years.

The set, which includes three discs and two posters, is scheduled for a June 3rd release.

Here’s an edited version of the Friday Music press release, with pre-order