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Bowie Tracks On V&a Postmodernism Soundtrack

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on September 09, 2011

Guess I'll put all my eggs in a postmodern song...

The upcoming London V&A exhibition, Postmodernism: Style and Subversion in 1970-1990 has two David Bowie tracks on the accompanying CD/DVD set and double vinyl album.

The exhibition runs from 24th September 2011 to 15th January 2012 and the audio sets are available to pre-order now...here's a little bit of blurb...

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Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990 will be the first in-depth survey of art, design and architecture of the 1970s and 1980s, examining one of the most contentious phenomena in recent art and design history: Postmodernism.

Postmodernism challenged the utopian ideal of Modernism favouring bold colours and patterns, historical quotation, wit and a new found freedom in design. The V&A Shop's Postmodernism-inspired range features fashion, jewellery, accessories, design classics, ceramics and a definitive music collection on CD and Vinyl exclusive to the V&A Shop

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Both the vinyl and the CD kick off with a Bowie track. Though surprisingly, for such a visual artist of the era, there is no DB on the DVD.

The two audio formats have completely different tracks on each, with the limited edition vinyl (500 only) featuring the single edit of Ashes To Ashes and the CD featumging the single edit of Fashion.

Click on the advert below to pre-order now and to view the full tracklisting for both formats.

As for the exhibition itself, as fascinating and as rich in visual feasts as it is, the only link to Bowie among the exhibits is the clobber worn for the Saturday Night Live performance of The Man Who Sold The World with Klaus Nomi in 1979. And even then I think it may be just the outfit Klaus himself wore. I'll update you on that when I find out more.

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    9 September 2011
    Bowie Tracks On V&a Postmodernism Soundtrack

    Guess I'll put all my eggs in a postmodern song...

    The upcoming London V&A exhibition, Postmodernism: Style and Subversion in 1970-1990 has two David Bowie tracks on the accompanying CD/DVD set and double vinyl album.

    The exhibition runs from 24th September 2011 to 15th January 2012 and the audio sets are available to pre-order now...here's a little bit of blurb...

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    Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990 will be the first in-depth survey of art, design and architecture of the 1970s and 1980s, examining one of the most contentious phenomena in recent art and design history: Postmodernism.

    Postmodernism challenged the utopian ideal of Modernism favouring bold colours and patterns, historical quotation, wit and a new found freedom in design. The V&A Shop's Postmodernism-inspired range features fashion, jewellery, accessories, design classics, ceramics and a definitive music collection on CD and Vinyl exclusive to the V&A Shop

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    Both the vinyl and the CD kick off with a Bowie track. Though surprisingly, for such a visual artist of the era, there is no DB on the DVD.

    The two audio formats have completely different tracks on each, with the limited edition vinyl (500 only) featuring the single edit of Ashes To Ashes and the CD featumging the single edit of Fashion.

    Click on the advert below to pre-order now and to view the full tracklisting for both formats.

    As for the exhibition itself, as fascinating and as rich in visual feasts as it is, the only link to Bowie among the exhibits is the clobber worn for the Saturday Night Live performance of The Man Who Sold The World with Klaus Nomi in 1979. And even then I think it may be just the outfit Klaus himself wore. I'll update you on that when I find out more.