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David Bowie is at ACMI in Australia now

on July 15, 2015

 

“It’s happening now” 

 

After what seems an extraordinarily long build up (we first mentioned it almost a year ago), the people of Australia are now savouring the audio/visual feast that is David Bowie is at The Australian Centre for the Moving Image. (http://smarturl.it/acmiBOWIE)

Pre-sales for the exhibition, part of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces program, have set a new record at ACMI and reactions from yesterday’s preview day have been very enthusiastic.

Our montage shows related images to the exhibition (which runs from July 16 to November 1, 2015), borrowed from the ACMI Instagram

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Five Years Box album 2: TMWSTW

on July 14, 2015

 

“I gazed a gazely stare”

 

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).

You’re probably familiar with the ‘dress’ sleeve for this album which originally only made it to the UK and Australia. But that’s a whole other story.

Pictured here is an alternative shot from the session by Keef (Keith MacMillan) which we’ve mocked up to a finished sleeve.

We also made another one with David wearing his other less flamboyant ‘man’s dress’, which you can view by swiping/scrolling the picture here.

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Five Years Box album 2: TMWSTW

on July 13, 2015

 

“You’re face to face with”

 

In the run up to the release of the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set (due September 25th), we’re taking a look at each of the LPs contained within. This week we’ll be focusing on the second album in the set, The Man Who Sold The World.

This Tony Visconti-produced LP was David Bowie’s third studio album and it was released in April 1971 in the UK and the previous November in the US.

Pictured here (clockwise from top left) are the original US and UK versions, the German round cover, and the standard worldwide 1972 RCA reissue.

Four great sleeves, one

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Five Years Box album 1: Space Oddity

on July 12, 2015

 

“You’ve really made the grade”

 

We’ve been looking at Space Oddity this past week, the first album in the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set (due September 25th).

Why not have another listen to the album here.

Stay tuned for a look at The Man Who Sold The World starting tomorrow.

 

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Space Oddity 45 released this day in 1969

on July 11, 2015

 

“…five, four, three, two, one, lift off...”

 

As you’ve no doubt noticed, we’ve been looking at Space Oddity this week, the first album in the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set (due September 25th).

Today is 46 years since the release in the UK of the title track that put David Bowie’s name firmly in the public arena with his first top five hit.

One of his most popular songs, Space Oddity still sounds amazing today. But, if you think you could improve on the original mix, don’t forget you can create your own version via the iklax Space Oddity iPhone app.

Stay tuned for our final

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