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WCIBN? Album Focus: Station To Station

on September 05, 2016

 

“Such is the stuff from where dreams are woven”

 

This week Station To Station is the selected album from the upcoming David Bowie - Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976) box set.

 

Station To Station celebrated its 40th birthday earlier this year (January 23rd 1976). Considered a classic among fans and critics alike, the record was unusual for a Bowie album in that it contained just six tracks, even though it still clocked in at a little over thirty eight minutes.

 

For the first time ever, a David Bowie album was a bigger commercial success Stateside than in the UK.

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WCIBN? Album Focus: Gouster/YA - Part 2

on September 03, 2016

 

“Fame, makes a man take things over”

 

We’re looking at The Gouster and Young Americans from the upcoming David Bowie - Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976) box set (smarturl.it/Bowie7476AZ), before we move on to Station To Station next week.

 

One of the more obvious differences between The Gouster and Young Americans is that the latter contained Bowie’s first ever #1 single. (Compare tracklisitings here.)

 

Fame was the second 45 released from the Young Americans album (the title track was the first), and it reached the top spot on the American Billboard Hot 100 in October, 1975.

 

1975 was a

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WCIBN? Album Focus: Gouster/YA

on August 30, 2016

 

“All right, You want the young American”

 

This week we’re focusing on The Gouster and Young Americans from the upcoming David Bowie - Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976) box set.

 

We’ve lumped them together because, in a nutshell, The Gouster is the previously unreleased album (a kind of Young Americans v1), on its way to being the final version of Young Americans, which was actually released in March 1975.

 

To kick us off, and in an attempt to try and make things less confusing, we’ve posted the tracklisting for each album below...

 

The Gouster tracklisting:

 

1 John, I’m Only Dancing

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★ Blackstar win at MTV VMAs

on August 29, 2016

 

“In the centre of it all, Your eyes”

 

Congratulations are due to Jan Houllevigue for winning Best Art Direction at the @MTV VMAs last night.

 

If you’ve somehow managed to miss seeing Jan’s work on the ★ Blackstar video, join the 28,743,578 who have viewed it, here.

 

For those of you who aren’t a fan of the math, that’s almost 29 million views!

 

We’ll leave you with a reminder of exactly what ★ Blackstar was up against.

 

 

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BEST ART DIRECTION

Winner: David Bowie – “Blackstar” (Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue)

Beyoncé – “Hold Up”

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WCIBN? Album Focus: David Live - Day 4

on August 28, 2016

 

“Well, ain’t that poster love?”

 

For our final look at David Live (from the upcoming David Bowie - Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976) we’ve reproduced a few Diamond Dog tour items.

 

Clockwise from top left are the following:

 

Diamond Dogs tour programme #1 (with the legend ALIVE instead of BOWIE)

Diamond Dogs tour programme #2 (there were three variations in total)

Madison Square Garden programme/sheet

Madison Square Garden poster

Diamond Dogs press advert with tour dates

Diamond Dogs Record/Tour Coming Soon poster

 

As previously mentioned, David Live was recorded at the Tower Theatre,

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