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"HEROES" released on this day in 1977

on October 14, 2014


“In the world of today, for tomorrow’s man”


The advertising strapline ran with the legend: “Tomorrow Belongs To Those Who Can Hear It Coming”, which is ironic considering it seems like "HEROES" was only released yesterday, not 37 years ago!

The Bowie/Visconti produced "HEROES" peaked at #3 in the UK album chart in November 1977, a year in which it was also named Album Of The Year in both NME and Melody Maker. No mean feat considering the stiff competition it was up against at the time.

With this in mind, it's difficult to understand why the title track, released in September 1977, only

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Ten-page Bowie Best Of cover feature in NME

on October 14, 2014


“Just about the best you can hear”


As we mentioned last week, In celebration of the upcoming release of David Bowie’s Nothing Has Changed Best Of compilation, the new issue of the world’s most popular music weekly has a ten-page cover feature wherein they list Bowie’s greatest hits according to NME. (Issue dated October 18th, on sale October 15th)

The blurb on the front cover, which we can exclusively reveal here, reads thus: “BOWIE -  His real greatest hits as decided by NME - with a little help from Thurston Moore, Wild Beasts, Johnny Marr, St Vincent, Temples, Anna Calvi and more.”


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Sue: The players, the sound file, the RSD sleeve

on October 13, 2014


“Just playing (on) that latest record”


Many of you have expressed an interest in who the musicians on Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) might be. Well, we aim to please, so here they are.


David Bowie: Vocals


Maria Schneider Orchestra:


Maria Schneider: Arranger, Conductor

Donny McCaslin: Tenor Soloist

Ryan Keberle: Trombone Soloist


Jesse Han: Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute

David Pietro: Alto Flute, Clarinet, Soprano Sax

Rich Perry: Tenor Sax

Donny McCaslin: Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax 

Scott Robinson: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet


Tony Kadleck: Trumpet, Fluegelhorn


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So, what did you make of Sue?

on October 12, 2014


“And it was stalking time for the Moonboys”


For those able to access it, you will have just heard Guy Garvey’s worldwide exclusive, uninterrupted play of the full-length version of David Bowie’s next single release, Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime), on his BBC Radio 6 Music show; Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour. (

Kicking off the programme with Life On Mars?, and describing today as David Bowie Day, Guy followed the classic 1971 Hunky Dory track with a fine spoken tribute to Bowie and his contribution to music.

Mr Garvey’s contagious excitement in anticipation of Sue (Or In

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Guy Garvey on Sunday’s 6 Music Bowie exclusive

on October 11, 2014


“Garvey is a singer with a band”


For those that hadn’t made the connection, BBC Radio 6 Music presenter, Guy Garvey, has a little side project; a band for whom he is the quite brilliant frontman, Elbow.

And though we wish him the very best of luck with that venture, it’s his DJ hat that we concern ourselves with today.

As you well know, Guy has the exclusive scoop on the full length version of Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) between 14:00 and 16:00 on Sunday afternoon in the UK, on his BBC Radio 6 Music show; Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour.

And Guy himself seems rather pleased about that, as you