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Five Years Box album 3: Hunky Dory

on July 20, 2015

 

“Oh, look out you rock 'n rollers”

 

This week we’re looking at 1971’s Hunky Dory album ahead of the release of the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set (due September 25th).

This is the record that many Bowie fans have at the top of their favourite Bowie albums list, and with good reason.

We will be posting bits and bobs including pictures and reviews of this classic throughout the week, but meanwhile, go listen to Hunky Dory here now.

 

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Five Years Box album 2: TMWSTW

on July 17, 2015

 

“We spoke of was and when...”

 

This week we’re looking at The Man Who Sold The World ahead of the release of the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set (due September 25th).

Just unearthed from The David Bowie Archive ® is the advert, bottom right in our montage, for the original 1970 US release of TMWSTW.

Top left is the 1974 advert we mentioned previously, which was placed by RCA following the success of Lulu’s version of the song when it reached #3 on the official UK singles chart.

Top right are various adverts for the RCA issues of both TMWSTW and Space Oddity in 1972.

However,

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Sue wins at TDC61 for director Hingston

on July 16, 2015

 

“Why too dark to speak the words?”

 

Tom Hingston’s wonderfully atmospheric video for David Bowie’s Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime), won ‘Best in Show’ at the 61st Type Directors Club awards in New York on Tuesday evening. That’s Tom on the right in our picture, with TDC President Matteo Bologna. (Photo by Catalina Kulczar)

The TDC award recognises craft in typography and though there is a clever and stylish use of projected type throughout the film, historically the award often goes to a piece of work that’s print based. So that makes this accolade for a video or the more special.

View the

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Two-day David Bowie Symposium at ACMI

on July 15, 2015

 

“She had an horror of rooms she was tired”

 

The Stardom and Celebrity of David Bowie is a two-day (17/18 July) multi-discipline symposium at ACMI that brings together artists, academics and cultural commentators to reflect upon the influences of and on David Bowie in rock, pop, film, art, fashion and performance.

Among the speakers is BowieNetter, Dr Leah Kardos, who kindly supplied the following regarding her contributions to the symposium

 

My involvement is on the first of the two days, which kicks off with a keynote from Professor Will Brooker, with whom I work with at Kingston

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Five Years Box album 2: TMWSTW

on July 15, 2015

 

“He said I was his friend”

 

The Man Who Sold The World, has sounded pretty good in the hands of others. Regular visitors to this page will know Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey’s Holy Holy with Glenn Gregory have been faithfully reproducing the album live over the past year to very enthusiastic audiences.

Possibly one of the better known renditions of the title track was Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged in New York version (recorded in November 1993), which introduced the song to a whole new audience. And then there was Midge Ure’s version.

Forty one years ago a 25-year-old Lulu released the

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