There's a Starman in a tin in the sky...
In conjunction with EMI and Loud Distribution, Mick Rock will be issuing the above STARMAN tin in a series of four which also includes, Syd Barrett, Iggy Pop and Glam!
The Bowie tin will house a 128-page, 45-sized, book, jam-packed with Mick's iconic Bowie images from the thirty years between 1972 and 2002, along with a 7" coloured vinyl 45...as pictured below.
The book features a full introduction, new insights and captions by Mick along with quotations from David, while the images inside are reproduced in stunning high quality from files that have been digitally remastered by Mick.
The exclusive 45 is a translucent red vinyl pressing of Starman/Suffragette City in a picture sleeve, as shown below.
The tins are limited to 5,000 copies and they will be available from September 26th. Here follows details of the 45s contained within the other three boxes...
Iggy Pop tin - Success/The Passenger on blue vinyl
Syd Barrett tin - Octopus/Golden Hair on yellow vinyl
Glam! tin - Virginia Plain/The Numberer by Roxy Music on clear vinyl
Stay tuned for purchase details and hopefully for a contest to win a handful of copies of the Bowie tin signed by Mick Rock.
I'll leave you with a quotation from Mick regarding Mr B, taken from the promotional blurb...
“I experienced David Bowie above all as a piece of living artwork, constantly modulating and mutating like a series of startling reflections in a cracked mirror.
He was fascinating; Ziggy Stardust was a new breed of rock n roll operative, a rogue hitman with his own agenda, a postmodern heartthrob with destiny on his mind, a dreamer of Dada with glitter in his soul.”