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WCIBN? Album Focus: Diamond Dogs - Day 3

on August 17, 2016

 

“Hunt you to the ground they will, mannequins with kill appeal”

 

In the run up to the release of the David Bowie - Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976) box set, we’re running a week by week album focus for the LPs contained within it.

 

This week we’re looking at Diamond Dogs and today we’re picking up from yesterday, with a look at another artwork created for the album by Guy Peellaert.

 

The artwork we’re talking about was apparently produced originally for the inner gatefold of the sleeve. In the event a photomontage of a cityscape by Leee Black Childers was used instead.

 

Once again the

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Seu Jorge's Tribute to Bowie American Tour

on August 17, 2016

 

“There’s a sailor who sings”

 

In case you missed the announcement on his FB page last week, Seu Jorge will present THE LIFE AQUATIC TOUR, a tribute to DAVID BOWIE in America in November.

 

Jorge first came to international prominence when he appeared as the enigmatic David Bowie-singing sailor, Pelé dos Santos, in Wes Anderson’s 2004 movie The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou.

 

In his role as dos Santos, Jorge performed several of Bowie’s songs, including Rebel Rebel, Life On Mars? and Starman, albeit in Portuguese while accompanying himself with just an acoustic guitar.

 

His The Life

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WCIBN? Album Focus: Diamond Dogs - Day 2

on August 16, 2016

 

“Bow-wow, woof woof, bow-wow, wow”

 

In the run up to the release of the David Bowie - Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976) box set, we’re running a week by week album focus for the LPs contained within it.

This week we’re looking at Diamond Dogs and today we’re specifically looking at the version of the sleeve that some didn’t want us to see at all.

One of the plaudits received for last year’s Five Years box set was the attention to detail in the reproduction of the album covers.

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TMWFTE soundtrack issued after 40 years

on August 16, 2016

 

“I found my thrill”

 

To celebrate STUDIOCANAL’s 40th Anniversary 4K release, UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) will be releasing for the very first time in any format, the original movie soundtrack containing music by John Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas fame (who composed specifically for the film), and Stomu Yamash’ta.

 

Back in 1976 when the Pan paperback of the Walter Tevis novel The Man Who Fell To Earth was published, the back cover stated: Album available on RCA.

 

The reason that record never came to be is a whole other story, and one that is covered in the beautiful 48-page

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WCIBN? Album Focus: Diamond Dogs - Day 1

on August 15, 2016

 

“Diamond Dogs rule, OK...”

 

In the run up to the release of the David Bowie - Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976) box set, we’ll be running a week by week album focus for the LPs contained within it.

We’re starting with Diamond Dogs today and what better way to kick off proceedings than having a listen to this 1974 masterpiece.

 

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