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Charles Shaar Murray on THAT Low review

on September 01, 2017

 

“It’s about to be writ again”

 

As we mentioned in our focus on Low last week, it seems everybody was caught on the hop by the release of the album, not least of all RCA. All of the advertising and reviews appeared AFTER Low had been released. There wasn’t even a lead single preceding its release, which was practically unheard of. (Hunky Dory was the only other RCA Bowie album that didn’t have one.)

 

Going by the lateness of the published reviews for Low, it almost seems that preview copies weren’t sent out.

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German Rolling Stone exclusive Bowie vinyl

on August 31, 2017

 

“Und wir sind dann Helden, Für einen Tag...”

 

As we’re focusing on "Heroes" this week, we thought it pertinent to mention that the October 2017 issue of Rolling Stone magazine in Germany, has an exclusive Bowie feature and cover-mounted 7" vinyl single of "Helden"/"Heroes".

 

The magazine/vinyl package is available to pre-order now, but it’s only available to addresses in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

 

Here’s the tracklisting of this future 33 1/3rd collectable.

 

Side 1: "Helden" (’89 remix version)

Side 2: "Heroes" (live version from Stage)

 

Stay tuned for more information

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ANCIANT Album Focus: "Heroes"

on August 30, 2017

 

“They don't walk, they just glide in and out of life”

 

(ANCIANT = A New Career In A New Town)

 

Here’s another instalment of our album focus on "Heroes".

 

This is Tony Visconti’s introduction from another set of very informative notes (from the ANCIANT book), regarding the recording of "Heroes"...

 

 

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‘"Heroes"’ began in Hansa Studios, West Berlin, by the Berlin Wall. The intense and diverse reaction to the experimental album ‘Low’ proved that the best path for

David, at this point in his career, was to continue to break all

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ANCIANT Album Focus: "Heroes"

on August 28, 2017

 

“For ever and ever”

 

In the run up to the September 29th release of the David Bowie: A New Career In A New Town (1977–1982) box set (ANCIANT), the next release in our album focus is "Heroes".

 

If you’ve not listened to this classic from 1977 in a while, pop over to the official David Bowie: A New Career In A New Town playlist and reacquaint yourself.

 

Pre-order ANCIANT here.

 

 

#ANCIANTbox  #ANewCareerInANewTownBox  #BowieHeroes

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Bowie reaches a billion streams on Spotify

on August 28, 2017

 

“A billion dreams, A billion streams”

 

“The absolute transformation of everything that we ever thought about music will take place within 10 years, and nothing is going to be able to stop it. Music itself is going to become like running water or electricity” - David Bowie, June 2002.

 

Last week (Thursday, August 24), the music of David Bowie reached a major milestone with the one billionth stream on Spotify.

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