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NHC enters official Australian top 20

on July 21, 2015


“He’s in the best-selling show”


Following the recent release of the single CD version of Nothing Has Changed (The Very Best Of David Bowie) in Australia, the album has now entered their official Top 20 album chart at #14. 

NHC charted at #38 the previous week and it’s been boosted by publicity surrounding the success of David Bowie is at ACMI and TV advertising.

Speaking of ACMI, their special limited edition yellow vinyl 45 pressing of Let’s Dance has now completely sold out, though copies of the limited edition red vinyl iSelect album are still available there.



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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.


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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.

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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