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Win special signed Ziggy Farewell vinyl 45

on January 03, 2014


“Not only is it the last show of the tour”


So this is the contest we mentioned in our ’David Bowie and the beauty of three’ item recently.

We have a handful of signed, specially pressed single-sided vinyl 45s of David Bowie’s Farwell Speech/Rock ’N’ Roll Suicide, which is pictured top left in our montage.

The audio is from the final date of the Aladdin Sane UK tour which took place at Hammersmith Odeon on July 3rd, 1973, and was immortalised for the Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars Motion Picture.

We’ll be asking three questions on the theme of three over three days.

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TND remains UK’s best-selling indie record store album

on January 02, 2014


“And the next day, And the next, And another day”


Congratulations are due to David Bowie with the news that his The Next Day LP was the most purchased album in the UK’s independent record shops during 2013, according to the Official Charts Company’s year-end sales data.

The chart has had a bit of a shuffle since we posted it back in October, but one thing has remained constant and that’s David Bowie’s position at the top of it.

As well as The Next Day finishing at Number 1 on The Official Record Store Chart Top 40, it also placed at Number 23 on the overall Official Biggest Selling Albums

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Borrowing Bowie and Barnbrook

on January 02, 2014


“But still The Next Day seems the same”


While we’re on the subject of TND cover appropriation, you can see from our illustration that there have been many since the artwork was first revealed almost a year ago, on David’s 66th birthday, January 8th, 2013.

Barnbrook’s design definitely divided people, but nobody could deny the campaign itself was a masterstroke that will be remembered and referenced for a long time to come.

First off the blocks was the brilliant Nicholas Currie’s Momus who not only ran with the sleeve idea by obscuring his own Tender Pervert album, but was the first to

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BowieBall in Chicago tonight

on January 02, 2014


“Come to the show tonight”


For those of you in the Chicago area tonight that can’t wait till September to get your Bowie fix, why not head over to Berlin for a bit of a Bowie bash…that’s Berlin the club, not the German city.

Full details here.

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Happy New Year and Happy 50th to Bowie

on January 01, 2014


“Drink, drink, drain your glass, raise your glass high”


A very happy 2014 to everybody reading this from everybody here at

Thank you for your incredible support over 2013, it has been hugely appreciated.

While we’re in celebratory mood, here’s to David Bowie’s 50th year as a recording artist and here’s to many more. Cheers!

(Apologies to Barnbrook for the crude appropriation of the TND cover)