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Starman lands 45 years ago tonight

on July 06, 2017

 

“I had to phone someone”

 

UK telephone conversation, Thursday evening, July 7th, 1972...

 

“Hello Ashley, did you see Top Of The Pops tonight?”

 

“Hi Mark, yes, bet you’re calling about Starman.”

 

“Yes I am, incredible! Did you know that’s the same bloke that did Space Oddity, David Bowie?”

 

“No I didn’t, a bit weird...I wonder what colour his hair is? Looks blond*. Do you think he’s gay?”

 

“Who cares? Love the song and the clothes, that guitarist was pretty cool too. It all looked so futuristic. Love it, hope he’s on again next week.”

 

And so began a life of worship for many a

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Limited Labyrinth coloured vinyl due August

on June 28, 2017

 

“You remind me of the babe”

 

David Bowie and Trevor Jones’ soundtrack album to Jim Henson’s enduring fantasy classic, Labyrinth, has long been out of print. Indeed, original UK pressings of the vinyl LP (which didn’t even include the inner sleeve found in other territories), sell for around fifty pounds secondhand, and have sold for as much as £120 (GBP).

 

But now help is at hand in the shape of limited edition green and lavender vinyl editions, due to be released on August 4 via Ume.

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Happy 45th Birthday to Ziggy Stardust

on June 16, 2017

 

“We’ve got forty five years, what a surprise”

 

As previously mentioned, David Bowie’s 1972 classic album, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, was released on June 16th 1972.

 

In the unlikely event that you’ve not heard this timeless recording, you’ve possibly come to the wrong page. Either way, go listen here on Spotify, but please bear in mind that this LP is “TO BE PLAYED AT MAXIMUM VOLUME” by order of Ziggy Stardust himself!

 

 

#ZiggyStardust45  #ZiggyStardust  #BowieVinyl

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New releases round-up

on June 16, 2017

 

“Fill your heart with love today”

 

As if you didn’t already know about them, here’s a round-up of three releases issued by Parlophone today, on this day of the 45th anniversary of The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars album release, and the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Be My Wife 45.

 

 

Cracked Actor 2 x CD

 

Be My Wife picture disc

 

Ziggy Stardust Gold Vinyl

 

 

#CrackedActor  #DBCA74  #ZiggyStardust45  #DBBMW40  #BowieVinyl

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Bowie’s Meltdown is 15 tonight

on June 13, 2017

 

“All things must pass”

 

David Bowie’s Heathen album was released 15 years ago this week in 2002. (June 10 UK/June 11 US)

 

In celebration of that fact, Bowie played a BowieNet only show at The Roseland in NYC on the day of the album’s US release. Not only did he play Heathen from start to finish, but he also performed Low in its entirety.

 

This was considered a bit of a warm up show for the headline performance at David Bowie’s Meltdown Festival on June 29th, even if it felt so much more than a warm up, as those who were there will attest.

 

Bowie’s Meltdown actually kicked off properly

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