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Be My Wife 40th anniversary picture disc

on May 03, 2017

 

“Sometimes you get so lonely”

 

For those that follow these releases, it will be no surprise that Be My Wife is the latest in Parlophone’s series of 40th-anniversary Bowie 7" picture discs.

 

Originally released in the UK on June 17th 1977, Be My Wife was the 2nd and final single from the ground-breaking album Low, the first of the so-called Berlin Trilogy. 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.

 

With echoes of Life On Mars?, the Stanley Dorfman-directed promo was shot in an

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Barcelona exclusive vinyl due

on May 03, 2017

 

“Johnny looks up at the stars”

 

To celebrate the next leg of the record-breaking David Bowie Is exhibition at Museu Del Disseny De Barcelona, a limited edition red vinyl of I’m Afraid Of Americans will be making its 7” debut exclusively at the venue only, on May 25th.

 

The Trent Reznor remixed V1 edit of the track is the A-side, while the AA-side is an acoustic version of "Heroes", recorded live at The Bridge School Benefit in 1996, where DB was backed by Reeves Gabrels and Gail Ann Dorsey.

 

The artwork for the single features two photographs by renowned Mexican photographer, Fernando

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Starman 45 is 45 today

on April 28, 2017

 

“If we can sparkle he may land tonight”

 

David Bowie’s game-starting single, Starman, was released in the UK on April 28th 1972.

 

It eventually peaked at #10, helped in no small measure by THAT appearance on Top Of The Pops.

 

In case you can’t read it in our montage, the text in the 1972 US “David Bowie Is The Starman” advert reads thus...

 

“He's thin and he’s English. He's got orange hair and he sings and plays electric guitar. He's got a hit record called “Starman” which is from his new album called “The Rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.” David Bowie.

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Iggy and Bowie collaborations vinyl reissued

on April 26, 2017

 

“Here comes Johnny Yen again”

 

UMC celebrates Iggy Pop’s 70th birthday with limited-edition coloured-vinyl editions of the three albums that David Bowie was a major part in the creation of: The Idiot (on orange translucent vinyl), Lust for Life (on clear vinyl) and TV Eye Live (on purple translucent vinyl).

 

The Idiot and Lust For Life are celebrating their 40th anniversaries this year, as is Iggy’s 1977 US tour that was captured on TV Eye Live.

 

The three new coloured-vinyl releases, which are remastered for the first time from the original analogue tapes, will be released on June 2nd.

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Bowie UK’s best-selling RSD album and single

on April 25, 2017

 

“I'm lost in streams of sound”

 

The Official Charts Company (OCC) has announced that David Bowie is the best-selling artist of Record Store Day 2017.

 

Patient Bowie fans queued for hours (some since the previous night), to be first in line to snap up exclusive RSD Bowie vinyl on Saturday morning (22nd).

 

The clear blue vinyl No Plan EP qualified for the Official Singles Chart and when sales of the traditional black variant (released on vinyl 12" on Friday) were included, the EP rounded out the weekend as the biggest selling vinyl single, hitting the Official Singles Chart Update Top 40

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