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★ Bowie profile in The Sunday Times

on December 27, 2015


“Born the wrong way round”


The Sunday Times has a half page profile of Bowie, including mentions of Lazarus the stage presentation and some quotations from an as yet unpublished review of the ★ album by Dan Cairns. Here are some excerpts from the piece.


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“Now comes Blackstar, an extraordinary new album, to be released in early January, to coincide with Bowie’s 69th birthday.


At a time when most people are slowing down, the Thin White Duke is having a surge of creative energy.

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★ is Mail on Sunday Album Of The Week

on December 27, 2015


“We were born upside down”


The Mail on Sunday has made ★ Album Of The Week in the EVENT magazine supplement.

Here are a few edited excerpts from the full-page review by Tim de Lisle...


“At some point in the past 20 years, rock turned upside down. Young singers discovered that it was hip to be square, and the task of delivering the shock of the new fell into the hands of the old. The boldest single released by a big name in 2015 comes from a gentleman who qualified for his pension in 2012.”


“The David Bowie song Blackstar is very long, very dark and very strange, lasting ten minutes,

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Lazarus video picture exclusive

on December 25, 2015


“Look up here, I’m in heaven”


Happy Holidays!



#LazarusSingle  #LazarusVideo  #LazarusBowie  #Imablackstar  #Blackstar  

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US and German Rolling Stone ★ feature

on December 22, 2015


“And tomorrows of rich surprise”


The current issue (December 17-31, 2015) of Rolling Stone magazine in the US, has a two-page feature by Andy Greene titled: Bowie’s Newest Surprise, which is subtitled: “Secret meetings, jazz musicians and lots of Kendrik Lamar: Inside the sessions for Bowie’s adventurous new LP, Blackstar”.

Rolling Stone Deutschland has translated Andy’s piece for its German audience and put Bowie on the cover for good measure. (The US cover has characters from a film about an interplanetary war among the stars that seems a bit far-fetched.) 

There is also a four star

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Bowie At The Beeb vinyl box due February

on December 21, 2015


“Strange, mad celebration”


Out on February 26th 2016 is the vinyl box set of Bowie At The Beeb, originally mooted for release in 2000.

Previously released on CD the same year, this is the debut of the Best Of David Bowie’s BBC radio sessions from 1968 – 1972 on vinyl.

The 39-track 4-disk set comes in a lift off lid box and features a full colour 20 page booklet. This vinyl version features Oh! You Pretty Things from the Sounds Of The 70s Bob Harris session, broadcast in September 1971, which was previously exclusive to the Japanese release of the CD.