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NHC at #1 on Official UK Vinyl Album Chart

on November 28, 2014

 

“You got me spinning, baby“

 

David Bowie fans in the UK created the perfect thanksgiving gift for their man yesterday, with the news from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) that Nothing has changed - The Very Best of David Bowie is at #1 on the Official UK Vinyl Album Chart.

Here’s a bit from the BPI press release:

 

“The best-selling vinyl album of the year to date is ‘AM’ by Arctic Monkeys, although the current Official Vinyl Chart No.1 for this landmark week is, perhaps fittingly, the David Bowie best of – ‘Nothing Has Changed’, just ahead of Pink Floyd’s first album in 20 years,

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Bowie/Sukita TIME exhibition in Tokyo next week

on November 27, 2014

 

“Time, is waiting in the wings”

 

Tomoya Kumagai has been in touch with details of a short run exhibition launching in Tokyo next Thursday (December 4): TIME - David Bowie by Masayoshi Sukita.

The exhibition runs till the following Tuesday (December 9) and it is free to attend.

Here’s the official announcement from Tomoya with links to both English and Japanese versions of the TIME website.

 

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TIME - David Bowie by Masayoshi Sukita

 

Photographer Masayoshi Sukita, who has shot photographs of David Bowie for more than 40 years,

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Mike Garson biography due in December

on November 26, 2014

 

“They tell me, “Garson, we want you...””

 

The long-awaited Bowie’s Piano Man: The Life Of Mike Garson By Clifford Slapper, is published by Fantom Books in the UK on December 8, 2014.

 

• First-ever biography of Mike Garson, long-term pianist with David Bowie, who has played on 19 Bowie albums. If you take account of number of live appearances, number of recordings and length of time from first until most recent work with Bowie, then Garson is easily Bowie's most prolific band member.

• Book contains interviews with many fellow Bowie musicians and producers, including Tony Visconti, Earl

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David Bowie is doc in Spain Thursday

on November 26, 2014

 

“Al Alba, Al Anochecer” *

 

Hamish Hamilton’s David Bowie is documentary will be shown in various cinemas across Spain tomorrow (Thursday).

So if you’re a Bowie fan in Spain who has not yet managed to get to the David Bowie is exhibition, get a flavour of what gave the Victoria & Albert Museum their most successful exhibition to date by catching the film on the 27th at one of the many Spanish screenings.

Look for your nearest participating cinema here.

 

* Today’s tenuous lyric quotation is from the Spanish version of Day-In, Day-Out: Al Alba. Listen to it here.

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Limited Edition Sue 10" released on Black Friday for RSD

on November 26, 2014

 

“Black struck the kiss”

 

As previously mentioned on these pages, Columbia have created a rather desirable Record Store Day exclusive for this coming Black Friday in North America.

On November 28th participating indie record stores in the US and Canada will be offering Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) backed by ’Tis A Pity She Was A Whore as a limited edition 10" black vinyl single, as pictured here.

Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) is taken from Nothing has changed - The Very Best of David Bowie and it’s in NME’s best fifty tracks of 2014 this week.

As with all previous David Bowie RSD releases,

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