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Bowie worldwide 7" discography book updated

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on April 14, 2017

 

“The solid book we wrote, can now be found again”

 

Continuing on from fan-produced Bowie items we mentioned last week, we thought we’d mark today’s 50th anniversary of the original 1967 release of The Laughing Gnome 7", with a look at something relevant to that.

 

Back in 1994 Marshall Jarman self-published the brilliantly researched DAVID BOWIE WORLD 7” RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY 1964 – 1981. More than a labour of love, this king of Bowie collectors actually ended up out of pocket, as he explains...

 

“When I published this book way back in 1994, it cost me £12,000 and I took back £10,500 in sales, so my own copy was rather expensive. A project such as this isn't exactly Harry Potter! Then lots of people were angry 'cos they expected a free copy for sending me a photocopy. This didn't encourage me to update it.

 

The CEO of Swiss company Atheris, who is a huge Bowie fan and collector himself, offered to sponsor this long overdue update. In other words, his company provided the money, the technical layout work and the handling, all I had to do was the updating, they’ve done the rest.”

 

Here’s the blurb for the update...

 

DAVID BOWIE WORLD 7” RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY 1964 – 1981 by Marshall Jarman and Reto Stocklin

 

SPECIAL DELUXE EDITION

 

A completely updated edition of Marshall Jarman’s landmark discography, including:

 

- Addendums with dozens of records that weren’t in the first edition, including many previously unseen acetates

- Most records now photographed in colour

- 1st printing in a strictly limited deluxe edition

- A4 - 180 pages - hard cover - gloss finish plus jacket - heavy paper

- Each copy is numbered and signed by the authors with a personalised dedication

 

Our montage shows a handful of the rarer featured items, from among the hundreds pictured in the book.

 

Left to right from top left...

 

01 - Space Oddity Japan promo label (issue is blue) (Philips 1970)

02 - Drive-In Saturday Netherlands test pressing (RCA 1973)

03 - The Laughing Gnome UK acetate version #3 (Decca 1967)

04 - Space Oddity Japan picture sleeve (accompanies 01) (Philips 1970)

05 - Draft cover of DAVID BOWIE WORLD 7” RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY 1964 – 1981 (2017)

06 - Liza Jane UK stock copy (Vocalion 1964)

07 - 1984/Dodo US unofficial 'Fan Club' only release (1974)

08 - Time US picture sleeve (not widely distributed) (RCA 1973)

09 - Sorrow Mexico picture sleeve (RCA 1973)

10 - Changes UK test pressing (RCA 1972)

11 - Fame Columbia picture sleeve (RCA 1975)

 

You can own this new updated edition for less than the typical cost of a second-hand original copy on eBay.

 

Email here for more information and ordering details: db7@matoxine.com

 

Also, check out this dedicated FaceBook page.

 

 

#BowieVinyl  #WorldBowie7s

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    14 April 2017
    Bowie worldwide 7" discography book updated

     

    “The solid book we wrote, can now be found again”

     

    Continuing on from fan-produced Bowie items we mentioned last week, we thought we’d mark today’s 50th anniversary of the original 1967 release of The Laughing Gnome 7", with a look at something relevant to that.

     

    Back in 1994 Marshall Jarman self-published the brilliantly researched DAVID BOWIE WORLD 7” RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY 1964 – 1981. More than a labour of love, this king of Bowie collectors actually ended up out of pocket, as he explains...

     

    “When I published this book way back in 1994, it cost me £12,000 and I took back £10,500 in sales, so my own copy was rather expensive. A project such as this isn't exactly Harry Potter! Then lots of people were angry 'cos they expected a free copy for sending me a photocopy. This didn't encourage me to update it.

     

    The CEO of Swiss company Atheris, who is a huge Bowie fan and collector himself, offered to sponsor this long overdue update. In other words, his company provided the money, the technical layout work and the handling, all I had to do was the updating, they’ve done the rest.”

     

    Here’s the blurb for the update...

     

    DAVID BOWIE WORLD 7” RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY 1964 – 1981 by Marshall Jarman and Reto Stocklin

     

    SPECIAL DELUXE EDITION

     

    A completely updated edition of Marshall Jarman’s landmark discography, including:

     

    - Addendums with dozens of records that weren’t in the first edition, including many previously unseen acetates

    - Most records now photographed in colour

    - 1st printing in a strictly limited deluxe edition

    - A4 - 180 pages - hard cover - gloss finish plus jacket - heavy paper

    - Each copy is numbered and signed by the authors with a personalised dedication

     

    Our montage shows a handful of the rarer featured items, from among the hundreds pictured in the book.

     

    Left to right from top left...

     

    01 - Space Oddity Japan promo label (issue is blue) (Philips 1970)

    02 - Drive-In Saturday Netherlands test pressing (RCA 1973)

    03 - The Laughing Gnome UK acetate version #3 (Decca 1967)

    04 - Space Oddity Japan picture sleeve (accompanies 01) (Philips 1970)

    05 - Draft cover of DAVID BOWIE WORLD 7” RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY 1964 – 1981 (2017)

    06 - Liza Jane UK stock copy (Vocalion 1964)

    07 - 1984/Dodo US unofficial 'Fan Club' only release (1974)

    08 - Time US picture sleeve (not widely distributed) (RCA 1973)

    09 - Sorrow Mexico picture sleeve (RCA 1973)

    10 - Changes UK test pressing (RCA 1972)

    11 - Fame Columbia picture sleeve (RCA 1975)

     

    You can own this new updated edition for less than the typical cost of a second-hand original copy on eBay.

     

    Email here for more information and ordering details: db7@matoxine.com

     

    Also, check out this dedicated FaceBook page.

     

     

    #BowieVinyl  #WorldBowie7s