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Five days till DB Is in Barcelona launch party

on May 20, 2017


“You asked for the latest party”


The next leg of the record-breaking David Bowie Is exhibition at Museu Del Disseny De Barcelona (, kicks off with a rather special launch party.


Exhibition Opening Party. Razzmataz 2

May 25th: Official Exhibition Opening Party at Razzmatazz 2 with live concerts and Dj sets.


Go here for more information and to purchase tickets.


Read more about the exclusive limited edition red vinyl of I’m Afraid Of Americans, released exclusively at the exhibition venue only on the same day.



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Hunky Dory gold vinyl UK release date change

on May 20, 2017


“Torn apart in the UK, In the dribble of May”


We recently announced the release next month of two limited edition gold vinyl retail exclusive albums, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars and Hunky Dory.


The albums are being released worldwide via Parlophone on June 16th 2017, the 45th anniversary of the original release of Bowie’s classic 1972 Ziggy Stardust album.


However, the UK will now get Hunky Dory three weeks earlier on May 26th.


As previously stated, both albums will only be available as a strictly limited edition one-off run in ‘bricks and mortar’

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Bowie declared most popular artist of 2016

on May 18, 2017


“Music is sublime”


Hot on the heels of David Bowie being celebrated as the most successful star in Record Store Day's 10-year history in the UK, the BPI has announced today that he has also beaten the likes of Adele and Drake to be named the UK's most popular artist of 2016.


Bowie clocked up 1.65m album equivalent sales, a measurement developed by UK music industry body the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) that combines physical and digital sales of CDs and albums (along with streams), to give the overall sales popularity of an artist.

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The Long Way Home: Bowie and MacCormack

on May 16, 2017


“I'm stuck with a valuable friend”


A signed collection of Geoff MacCormack’s David Bowie photographs are to be offered as part of Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia sale on June 28th, the month which marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Bowie’s debut album, David Bowie. The prints are thought to be among the last items Bowie signed.


Geoff (David’s close friend and travelling companion), shot the images whilst on a worldwide tour with the star in 1973 and while on set for the shooting of The Man Who Fell To Earth.

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BOWIEONTAPE site is live now

on May 13, 2017


“(Ears tell me) turn it around...”


You may have seen John Carroll and Leo Rodia’s Facebook page regarding that most undervalued of Bowie collector formats, the humble cassette tape. They’ve been teasing their new site on the page and at last, it’s ready to view.  


The cassette had fallen from favour since being usurped by the CD, but, like vinyl, it’s a format that is coming back into vogue. After all, as John and Leo point out, Tony Visconti reckons “A well-recorded chrome cassette sounds better than a compressed digital format”.


The BOWIEONTAPE site joins several other collector