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Bowie band members’ post-BRITs tributes

on February 28, 2016

 

“The band was all together”

 

Following the Brit Awards 2016 ceremony at the London O2 Arena on Wednesday, The Bowie band, consisting of (in alphabetical order): Sterling Campbell (drums), Gail Ann Dorsey (bass), Mike Garson (piano), Gerry Leonard (guitar), Catherine Russell (keyboards and guitar) and Earl Slick (guitar), took to social media to express their gratitude for having been involved with the Bowie tribute.

Here they are along with Lorde’s comments. Sterling, Gerry and Slicky’s contributions are new and exclusive to this feature...

 

 

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A Reality Tour vinyl box due in June

on February 27, 2016

 

“Welcome to reality”

 

After the Brit Awards on Wednesday and Gerry Leonard’s birthday yesterday, it’s good to round up this week with details of the Friday Music release of the David Bowie - A Reality Tour 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl box set.

The uniting factor being the band that David Bowie hand-picked for his A Reality Tour of 2003/2004, the mainstay of which he had already been using for several years.

The set, which includes three discs and two posters, is scheduled for a June 3rd release.

Here’s an edited version of the Friday Music press release, with pre-order

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Gerry Leonard’s DB Deep Cut Of The Day

on February 26, 2016

 

“And your prayers they break the sky in two”        

 

Being his birthday today (Feb 26th) we thought it would be great if Gerry 'Spooky Ghost' Leonard (fresh from a triumphant performance with the Bowie band at the Brit Awards), chose a track for DB Deep Cut Of The Day.

Thankfully he obliged and this is what he had to say about his selection, the Reality Tour rendition of Loving The Alien...

 

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One of the special songs for me with David has been "Loving the Alien"

 

I was somewhat aware of the track, but one day I got a call from

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Bowie At The Beeb vinyl box out now

on February 26, 2016

 

“And me I’m on a radio show”

 

Released worldwide today is the vinyl box set of Bowie At The Beeb, originally mooted for release in 2000.

Previously released on CD the same year, this is the vinyl debut of the Best Of David Bowie’s BBC radio sessions from 1968 – 1972.

The 39-track 4-disk set comes in a lift off lid box and features a full colour 20 page booklet. This vinyl version features Oh! You Pretty Things from the Sounds Of The 70s Bob Harris session, broadcast in September 1971, which was previously exclusive to the Japanese release of the CD.

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Starman Remembered opens in LA

on February 25, 2016

 

“Look out your window I can see his light”

 

Following a private view in support of TASCHEN’s beautiful volume of Mick Rock’s photographs, The Rise of David Bowie: 1972-1973, this evening, the accompanying exhibition, Mick Rock: Starman Remembered, opens to the general public tomorrow at the TASCHEN Gallery in Los Angeles.

Unlike the previous Mick Rock show at the gallery, Shooting For Stardust, this exhibition features shots of David Bowie exclusively, with around fifteen new pictures, including the one on the façade of the gallery.

Check out the TASCHEN Publishing FB page here.

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