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Bowie’s first RCA 45 is 45 today

on January 07, 2017


“Oh, look out you rock ’n rollers...”


On January 7th 1972, the day before David Bowie's 25th birthday, RCA in the UK issued their first ever David Bowie single in the shape of Changes/Andy Warhol. (North America got it the month before)


The track was the first to be lifted from Hunky Dory, an album these days considered by most (with a full set of working ears), to be one of the very best of all time.


However, despite being a Tony Blackburn Record Of The Week on BBC Radio 1 (a big deal back then), neither album nor single worried the UK charts upon release.


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BBC’s Celebrating David Bowie MiniSite

on January 06, 2017


“Come see, come see, remember me”


While you’re waiting to see Francis Whately’s superb and emotionally charged DAVID BOWIE: THE LAST FIVE YEARS on BBC TWO at 21:00 on Saturday evening, check out the BBC’s Celebrating David Bowie MiniSite. (Sorry, content is UK only.)


It’s populated with outtakes from the documentary, plus the fascinating companion piece, The Last Supper, and much more besides.



#BowieLastFiveYears  #BowieAtTheBBC  #BowieAtTheBEEB  #BowieBBC  

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Bowie - Legacy vinyl out today

on January 06, 2017


Bowie - Legacy is out now on 2 x 180g audiophile gatefold vinyl. A limited edition versions include two 12” prints of Bowie. The album features 20 of Bowie’s finest tracks and a previously unreleased 2016 mix of Life On Mars? by Ken Scott.


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Sound And Vision is next 40th anniversary picture disc

on January 02, 2017


“Don’t you wonder sometimes”


Originally released on Friday February 11th 1977 in the UK, Friday February 10th 2017 sees the release of the next David Bowie limited edition 40th anniversary picture disc on Parlophone, Sound And Vision.


A #3 UK hit for Bowie in 1977 when it was released as the first single from the timeless classic Low, Sound And Vision was unorthodox in that the lead vocal didn’t appear until half way through the song.

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★ album dominates end of year polls

on January 01, 2017


“The toppest top of all the tops”


On this first day of January last year, we reminded you of the imminent release of David Bowie’s ★ album.


Exactly a year later, as we begin 2017, here’s a list of just how well ★ fared in end-of-year polls. Each group is listed alphabetically.



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★#1 = 23 placings


#1 - A.V. Club's 20 Best Albums of 2016 - A.V. Club

#1 - Double J's 50 Best Albums of 2016 - Double J

#1 - Drowned in Sound's 16 Favorite Albums of 2016 - Drowned in Sound

#1 - Gigwise's 51 Best Albums of 2016 - Gigwise

#1 - Les