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MOV to reissue David Bowie’s Peter and the Wolf

on September 17, 2014


“And Peter tried to climb aboard”


David Bowie narrates Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf is reissued as a numbered limited edition red/gold mixed vinyl (illustration here is a guide only) via RCA/Music On Vinyl on October 23rd.

Originally released thirty six years ago in 1978 on the RCA Red Seal label, the music is performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy.

Bowie apparently recorded the Prokofiev favourite as a Christmas present for his seven-year-old son, Zowie (AKA film director Duncan Jones), and this reissue comes in good time to brighten up the festive season

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September 23rd is David Bowie Day in Chicago

on September 16, 2014


“Coming Tuesday I feel better, even Mayor Rahm looks good”


Kudos to Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago, for declaring Tuesday, September 23rd (the opening day of David Bowie Is at the MCA), David Bowie Day in the Windy City.

Emanuel describes Bowie as “an undisputed global icon boasting a catalogue of 26* critically acclaimed studio albums,” whose “remarkable half-century career has bridged cultures and faiths while both transcending and fortifying the music, art, fashion & design, and theatrical canons.”.

Hopefully this accolade will catch on and in the future every day of the year will be

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More dates added for David Bowie is documentary

on September 16, 2014


“Seven days to see my life”


In just seven days (September 23) the documentary film about the blockbuster exhibition, David Bowie is, will be screened in theatres across the US. Canada from September 25 and then worldwide from November 5.

View a clip from the film over on and check ticket availability at your nearest participating cinema here.

Stay tuned for details of further screenings as they happen.

Meanwhile, here’s an interview about the film with director Hamish Hamilton on

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Mick Rock Exposed paperback edition and exhibition

on September 15, 2014


“Till there was Rock”


The current issue of NME celebrates the reissue of Mick Rock’s 256-page Exposed paperback book in the shape of three posters, including the iconic double-page shot of Ziggy and Ronno ’enjoying’ British Rail nosh on their way to Scotland for shows in 1973.

The original hardback (bottom left in montage) featured Bowie on the cover, but the new paperback (published by Palazzo, September 25), sports a 1973 shot of DB on Kate Moss’s chest, not to mention a foreword by Tom Stoppard and an afterword by Andrew Loog Oldham. 

The attendant exhibition at SUMO in NY, opens to

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Bowie writes sleeve notes for Kinks retrospective

on September 11, 2014


“In my life I've never stopped to worry about a thing”


Due next month (October 14th) via Legacy Recordings in North America, is the 48-track compilation, The Essential Kinks, released in celebration of 50 years of Kinkdom.

David Bowie has written the sleeve notes for the 2 CD set and here’s an excerpt from them.


“Of course, from their noisy and brash beginnings, the Kinks have come to stand for some of the most enduring and heart-clutching pop of all time. They are in the gut of every British song-writer who followed them and are indisputably a cornerstone of everything pop and rock.