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Hunky Dory is 45 today

on December 17, 2016

 

“Oh, look out you rock ’n rollers”

 

David Bowie’s Hunky Dory LP (his first for RCA), was released on this day in the UK in 1971. The album had already been released in the USA at this point, as had the attendant single, Changes.

 

However, despite a decent press campaign and very appreciative reviews, the record didn't enter the UK Top 50 for another ten months and it took several more weeks before it finally entered the Top 20 right at the height of Ziggymania.

 

Hunky Dory eventually peaked at #3, incredible when one considers how valuable a recording the majority of Bowie fans (and

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★ Album of The Year in Les Inrockuptibles

on December 15, 2016

 

“Take your passport and shoes (I'm not a popstar)”

 

The new edition of French magazine, Les Inrockuptibles, has a Bowie cover feature and ★ as Album of The Year.

 

See the top 100 in their special issue BEST OF MUSIQUE 2016.

 

 

#Blackstar  #BlackstarAlbum  #Bowielesinrockuptibles  #lesinrockuptibles

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DAVID BOWIE is exclusive Japanese ★ 12”

on December 15, 2016

 

“I'm a take you home (I'm a blackstar)”

 

Alongside the Lady Stardust/Crystal Japan 7" 45 picture disc produced to coincide with the Japanese opening of DAVID BOWIE is in Tokyo on January 8th, 2017, a limited edition, transparent red vinyl 12" single of ★ will also be made available exclusively through the DAVID BOWIE is exhibition shop at the same time.

 

The 12” vinyl single (Catalogue number: SCJ7 1), features the following 3 tracks from the ★ album...

 

A-side

Blackstar (album version)

 

B-side

Lazarus (radio edit)

I Can’t Give Everything Away (radio edit)

 

This limited edition red

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Bringing Lazarus to Stage talk at the V&A

on December 14, 2016

 

“Tommy drinks two bottles just before he goes on stage”*

 

Tickets are selling fast for this unmissable V&A event in London, with Michael C Hall and Robert Fox.

 

Go here for yours, now.

 

What : Bringing Lazarus to Stage

When : Monday 9 January 2017, 19.00 - 20.45

Where : The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

 

Written by David Bowie and Enda Walsh, the stage musical Lazarus has been called ‘A surrealistic tour de force’. Inspired by the book The Man Who Fell To Earth by Walter Tevis, the show received widespread critical acclaim and played to sold-out audiences throughout an extended

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★ Album of The Year in Q magazine

on December 13, 2016

 

“We’ve got five years, stuck on my eyes”

 

The February 2017 edition of Q magazine has ★ as Album of The Year. Here are a couple of lines from their appreciation of it…

 

“Blackstar was two things at the same time: a deeply moving rumination on life and death, and a vibrant reinvention on which Donny McCaslin’s jazz-trained band enabled Bowie to explore new shades of terror and wonder. An ending that could have been a new beginning.”

 

And this is Q’s brief description of the Bowie content in this issue...

 

“As part of our coverage of the year, there’s a six-page reminder why the world

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