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UNCUT awards Five Years box 9/10

on August 25, 2015


“Then we were Ziggy’s band”


Another big thumbs up for the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set in the new issue of UNCUT.

There's a nine out of ten review of the release by Bud Scoppa, not to mention a rather tasty double page picture spread of the boy Ziggy and his gang in a short piece about the box contents by Michael Bonner.

The October issue of UNCUT is available in all the usual formats and places now.


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Four Stars for Five Years box in MOJO

on August 24, 2015


“MOJO the lion, yeah yeah”


Jim Irvin reviews the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set in the new issue of MOJO (, which also has a full page advert for the September 25 release.

The magazine has awarded the set 4 out of 5 stars and we’ll leave you with Mr Irvin’s conclusion to the piece.


“In these five years he was pouring out everything he had, pop music that was funny, sexy, chilling and other things that others weren't attempting.

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Five Years gets Five Stars in Q magazine

on August 22, 2015


“We've got five stars, what a surprise”


In the latest issue of Q magazine, David Quantick has given the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set top marks.

Here’s an edited excerpt from his review with a bit from both the intro and the conclusion.


The past, in David Bowie's case, is not so much a foreign country as an entire solar system of extraordinary planets...the albums Bowie made were each a genre in themselves, blueprints for a career and as different as Venus from Mercury.

Here they are, 10 albums – including two lives, a double rarities collection and one covers disc – in a

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You’ve Got A Habit Of Leaving is 50 today

on August 20, 2015


“Sometimes I'm so glad, so glad”


Released this day (August 20th) in 1965 was the Davy Jones 45, You’ve Got A Habit Of Leaving.

Baby Loves That Way was on the flip and both songs were composed by the young Jones before he Bowied-up for his next release the following year.

Produced by Shel Talmy (who was producing The Who and The Kinks at the time), and backed by The Lower Third, the influence of Townshend and his gang is more than apparent on both sides of this disc.

The 18-year-old mod is pictured here around the time of the release, shadowed by his older brother Ziggy who copped the same

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Five Years Box - Album 5: Santa Monica

on August 19, 2015


“And he was alright, the band was altogether”


Following on from last week’s focus on the Ziggy Stardust album, this week we’re looking at, and listening to, the live album that sprang from the first American tour in the autumn/fall of 1972 in support of Ziggy Stardust.

October 20 1972 was the first of two dates at the Civic Auditorium, in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California. The show was broadcast live by local station KMET-FM, and quickly became the first and one of the most popular live Bowie bootlegs of all time.

Santa Monica was released officially by EMI thirty six years later in