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Tin Machine’s first album is 26 today

on May 22, 2015


“Are you sure that it really was him?”


The first Tin Machine album was released on this day in 1989. Criminally overlooked, a reappraisal is long overdue.

If it’s a release you've avoided to date, have a taste via these promos on YouTube, you may be pleasantly surprised.

And if that whets your appetite, listen to the full album on Spotify now.

More than a quarter of a century later, we hope you’ll agree that Tin Machine mainly still kicks bottom somewhat.

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Mick Rock’s TASCHEN Bowie book available to pre-order

on May 20, 2015


“Oh! You pretty thing”


We mentioned this one back in September of last year, it’s TASCHEN’s beautiful volume of Mick Rock’s photographs: The Rise of David Bowie. 1972-1973.

TASCHEN are known for their limited edition high-end art books and this one, which includes approximately 50% previously unpublished photographs, continues their great tradition of quality and exclusivity.

With texts by Barney Hoskyns and Michael Bracewell, The Rise of David Bowie. 1972-1973, is published in September and is available to pre-order now in three different versions.

Limited to a total of 1,972 numbered

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MOV to issue 'hours...' on limited vinyl next month

on May 19, 2015


“Waiting so long, I've been waiting so, waiting so”


It is with much pleasure that we can exclusively announce a release that many of you have been waiting to get your ears on for the past sixteen years.

On June 15th, Music On Vinyl (@musiconvinyl) will issue David Bowie’s 'hours...', the first time the album has received an official release on vinyl.

We'll leave you with the details, but you can read more about the release here.





1LP, 180 GRAM

3mm sleeve


• 180 gram audiophile vinyl

• 20-page booklet

• Available on vinyl for the first time!

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Let’s Dance limited edition yellow vinyl 7" for ACMI

on May 18, 2015


“And the discs were small and yellow”


July 16th 2015 sees the release of a limited edition yellow vinyl Let’s Dance 7" to celebrate the opening of David Bowie is at the Australian Centre For The Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne.

Originally released in March 1983, Let’s Dance (the video of which was famously shot in Australia), is the title track of the worldwide smash hit album. The A side is the single edit, while the AA side is a previously unavailable on vinyl live version of the track recorded in Vancouver in Canada in September 1983, during the Serious Moonlight tour.

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Lodger album is 36, listen again now

on May 18, 2015


“And it won’t be forgotten”


Though a Top 5 album, Lodger is frequently referred to by many as underrated or overlooked. But surely this 1979 release is now appreciated by a much wider audience than it was when it was first released 36 years ago. (May 18th in the UK)

Packed with absolute gems, this Bowie/Visconti-produced LP is a true Bowie classic and is the final release in the so-called (albeit misleading), Berlin Trilogy.

If you’re not familiar with Lodger, you really should be and here’s the brilliant evidence why on Spotify


FOOTNOTE: It seems the Bowie/Boshier designed gatefold