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ANCIANT Video Focus: Be My Wife

on September 22, 2017

 

“Share my life”

 

(ANCIANT = A New Career In A New Town)

 

With just one week to go till the September 29th release of the David Bowie: A New Career In A New Town (1977–1982) box set, we thought we’d take a daily look at the promotional videos Bowie made in the period covered by ANCIANT.

 

Originally released in the UK on June 17th 1977, Be My Wife was the 2nd and final single from Low. Despite a promotional video, the single didn’t chart, not helped by the fact that it was almost impossible to view it anywhere in the UK back in 1977.

 

Filmed in Paris in June 1977, Be My Wife was Bowie's

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New "Heroes" remixes at NME and BEAT

on September 21, 2017

 

“We can be Heroes, for ever and ever, What d'you say?”

 

In addition to tomorrow’s "Heroes" 7" picture disc release, Friday 22nd also sees the digital release of two new mixes of the song by Klax and Filburt especially commissioned for the 40th anniversary of the original single release.

 

These new 40th anniversary mixes see Leipzig’s Filburt and Brighton trio KLAX take the track into uncharted territory...

 

KLAX: “Bowie has been in our collective consciousness since birth and has undoubtedly been a huge influence on our musical development.

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16-page Berlin Bowie cover feature in MOJO

on September 21, 2017

 

“And it won't be forgotten”

 

The November 2017 issue of MOJO has a generous 15 pages (plus cover), dedicated to “The Berlin Trilogy”. Here’s their blurb from the MOJO site...

 

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DAVID BOWIE ALWAYS HAD a problem with Lodger. “We both felt the mix sounded thin and muddy,” producer Tony Visconti tells MOJO’s Mark Paytress in the new MOJO magazine, in UK stores from Tuesday, September 26. “David and I always said we’d remix it one day. But like a thousand other projects, it never manifested.”

 

But during the spring of 2015, between

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9/10 ANCIANT review in November UNCUT

on September 20, 2017

 

“Listen to tracks by Sam Therapy and King Dice”

 

The November 2017 issue of Uncut magazine has a 9/10 review of David Bowie: A New Career In A New Town (1977–1982) by John Robinson. Here’s his concluding paragraph to give you a flavour of the thing...

 

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Much as the idea of ‘the 1960s’ meant more than the strict confinement of a decade, Bowie’s Berlin is more about a state of mind, a population and it’s thinking than actual place.

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ANCIANT launch event at HANSA next week

on September 19, 2017

 

“Questioning saint-like and fantastic "Heroes"”

 

The upcoming release of the David Bowie 'A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982)' box set will be celebrated with an event at the world-famous Hansa Studios, Berlin, on Tuesday 26th September which will be live-streamed via www.facebook.com/davidbowie.

 

The live event will feature a Q&A session with guests including Carlos Alomar (Bowie’s guitarist from 1974 to 1987), Eduard Meyer (the former sound engineer at Hansa Studios) and Chris Duffy (son of photographer Brian Duffy, and director of the Duffy Archive) who will be discussing Bowie’s

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