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Five Years Box album 1: Space Oddity

on July 07, 2015

 

“Can you hear me Major Tom?”

 

As we said yesterday, in the run up to the release of the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set (due September 25th), we’re taking a look at each of the LPs contained within.

This week we’re looking at the first album in the set, Space Oddity. Though actually, today we’re listening to it...right here.

Stay tuned for more Space Oddity celebrations throughout the week.

 

#FiveYearsBox  #SpaceOddity  

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Five Years Box album 1: Space Oddity

on July 06, 2015

 

“Commencing countdown, engines on”

 

In the run up to the release of the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set (due September 25th), we’re going to be taking a look at each of the albums contained within the collection. So this week we’ll be focusing on the first album in the set, Space Oddity, kicking off with a brief fact file...

 

Originally issued as David Bowie on Philips in the UK, the album was released as Man Of Words/Man Of Music on Mercury in the US.

Though released hot on the heels of the top five single, Space Oddity, the album didn't chart upon release in either the UK

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Holy Holy in London pictures and reviews

on July 06, 2015

 

“We played his songs and felt the London sky”

 

Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey’s Holy Holy with Glenn Gregory play the last date of their current tour in Tokyo tomorrow.

The team here at DBHQ were blown away by last week’s show at London’s SBE on Tuesday, and we weren't the only ones.

Keep reading for reviews of the London show from various BowieNetters (in alphabetical order) who were in attendance.

Scroll/swipe the images on this page for some wonderful shots from Natalie Loera, Michelle Robek, Gaz de Vere and Chris Youd.

Meanwhile here’s a link to three of the songs on YouTube for

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Bowie photo feature in NME

on July 02, 2015

 

“Look out my window and what do I see”

 

The current issue of NME magazine (July 4) has a cool double page spread announcing the upcoming David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set.

In the shot they used, David is standing in front of a billboard advertising the debut single from Peter Noone (Formerly of Herman's Hermits), Oh! You Pretty Things.

David played piano on the track and even appeared with Noone on Top Of The Pops to promote the single, which eventually reached #12 on the official UK singles chart.

View the piece here.

 

#Oh!YouPrettyThings  #FiveYearsBox  #NME 

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Bowie Day at Skopje Cinema City film festival

on June 25, 2015

 

“Hooked to the silver screen”

 

Photographer Brian Rasic has been in touch with details of a Bowie Day and an exhibition of his Bowie photographs in Skopje, Macedonia.

Here’s the official blurb.

 

The first edition of Skopje Cinema City film festival for music documentaries in Skopje, Macedonia, will welcome a wide range of documentaries that will explore the lives of people who make music, express themselves through music and the creativity behind the music. The festival will open with a tribute to one of the greatest heroes of popular music and culture in general, David Bowie.

Onits first

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