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MOV to issue Heaven And Hull on audiophile vinyl

on April 29, 2015


“The Pretty Things Are Going To Hull“


The sad passing of Mick Ronson is commemorated on this day. It’s 22 years since Ronno succumbed to liver cancer on 29 April 1993 at the age of 46.

Music On Vinyl (MOV) are remembering Mick with the release of his final solo album, Heaven And Hull (1994), on 180 gram audiophile vinyl on May 18th.

This will be the first time the album has appeared as a quality pressing, the original vinyl was only ever released as a picture disc.

David Bowie’s contributions to the album are: lead vocal on Like A Rolling Stone, backing vocals on Colour Me and backing

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Starman 45 is 43 today

on April 28, 2015


“If we can sparkle he may land tonight”


David Bowie’s game-starting single, Starman, was released in the UK on April 28th 1972.

In case you can’t read it in our montage, the text in the 1972 US “David Bowie Is The Starman” advert reads thus...

“He's thin and he’s English. He's got orange hair and he sings and plays electric guitar. He's got a hit record called “Starman” which is from his new album called “The Rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.” David Bowie. He’s Ziggy Stardust and he is beautiful.”

Remind yourself of that last statement here.

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Boys continue to swing with style

on April 27, 2015


“They’ll never clone ya“


One of the very best 45s of all time and another Top Ten hit for David Bowie was released this day in 1979, accompanied by an equally brilliant video.

The Bowie/Visconti produced Boys Keep Swinging was a breath of fresh air in a musical landscape dominated by folk taking themselves a little too seriously.

Both the humour and the role reversal of the recording (Guitarist Carlos Alomar played drums and drummer Dennis Davis played bass), transferred perfectly to the David Mallet video, with Bowie taking on the guise of his own female backing singers.

If you’ve not

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Fame is next 40th Anniversary Picture Disc

on April 26, 2015


“Fame, What's your name?”


You must be getting the hang of this by now and will have realised some time ago that the next limited David Bowie 7" picture disc will be the 40th anniversary edition of Fame.

Originally issued in the UK on Friday July 18th 1975, this 40th anniversary disc will be released 40 years and 6 days on from that date, on Friday July 24th 2015.

Fame was the second 45 released from the Young Americans album and it gave Bowie his first #1 single when it reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

Here follows the full details.


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Changes stays at #1 - Kingdom Come up to #3

on April 26, 2015


“Time may change me, But I can't trace time“


Great to hear the news that you people have kept both of David Bowie’s RSD single releases in the Top Three of the latest UK Official Vinyl Singles Chart.

Changes remains at #1 for a second week after entering the chart at the top spot upon release, while Kingdom Come has moved up one place to #3.

Thanks folks, it’s appreciated.