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★ wins all five nominated GRAMMYs

on February 12, 2017

 

“Ladies and gentlemen...and others”

 

Congratulations are due to all involved with the creation of David Bowie’s ★ album, after the news that the release enjoyed a clean sweep at the Grammy Awards tonight, with all five nominations winning the gongs in the following categories...

 

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12. Best Rock Performance

(Accepted by Donny McCaslin)

Blackstar

David Bowie

Track from: Blackstar

Label: ISO/Columbia Records

 

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14. Best Rock Song

(Accepted by the presenters)

Blackstar

David

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Sound And Vision is forty today

on February 11, 2017

 

“And I will sing”

 

Originally released on Friday February 11th 1977 in the UK, Sound And Vision became a #3 hit when it was released as the lead single from the  extraordinary Low LP.

 

It was unusual for a single not to precede an album release, and considering this and the fact that RCA didn’t really promote either the album or the single in the UK, it’s surprising Sound And Vision performed so well on the chart.

 

This lack of promotion for Low was probably meant as a bit of a rap across the knuckles for Bowie from RCA.

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No Plan EP clear blue vinyl 12"

on February 08, 2017

 

“Distorted view, see through baby blue”

 

Aside from the formats of the No Plan EP we announced a couple of days ago, (CD and two vinyl 12" versions) there will now be a clear blue vinyl 12" produced exclusively for independent record shops.

 

This numbered limited edition (one-run only), also features the laser etching on the B-side of the vinyl. It will be released internationally on April 21st.

 

Here’s a recap of the different configurations of the physical No Plan EP.

 

~ CD - FEBRUARY 24 (available via all usual outlets)

~ BLACK VINYL 12" - APRIL 21 (available via all usual outlets)

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Last chance to hear Exploring 'Life On Mars?'

on February 08, 2017

 

“To the seat with the clearest view”

 

Another final chance to hear one of the many excellent BBC Bowie tributes from last month. This time it’s Tris Penna’s fascinating Exploring 'Life On Mars?', presented by Martin Kemp and originally broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on January 9th.

 

If you have access to the BBC, you really have to listen to this very well-researched documentary while you still can...and that’s not only for the reveal of the hilarious dialogue at the end of the recording of Life On Mars?

 

Go here within the next eight hours to catch it.

 

We’ll leave you with the blurb from

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UK MOJO Ziggy souvenir for March 7 only

on February 07, 2017

 

 

“It’s the last show that we’ll ever do”

 

CinEvents and MOJO have given us the exclusive reveal of the Ziggy souvenir cover that will only be available to attendees of the March 7th Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars screenings in UK cinemas. Every attendee will receive a copy of the magazine which will fully document the Ziggy-era.

 

This is a special limited edition cover for the April 2017 issue (281) and it is set to be one of the rarest covers ever produced by the award-winning MOJO team. It will not be available in the shops or at screenings outside of the UK on March 7th.

 

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