“Politics and all”
Just for the hell of it, here’s a fine new Jimmy King portrait of David Bowie utilising another mirror. Turns out it was just a Reflektor.
And, as if that wasn’t enough, we are also more than excited to announce a new visual for I’d Rather Be High (Venetian Mix) directed by Tom Hingston and viewable here and in the Vision section of DavidBowie.com.
Mr Hingston has created the perfect visual accompaniment to the song lyric, though we should point out that the picture here has no connection to the video.
I’d Rather Be High (Venetian Mix) features on the December 16th release of the limited edition white vinyl (33 1/3rd RPM) 12" of Love Is Lost that we told you about recently. Here’s a reminder of the tracklisting.
12" - Side A
1 - Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA)
12" - Side B
1 - I'd Rather Be High (Venetian Mix)
2 - Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA - Edit)
Keep reading for the press release issued today.
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DAVID BOWIE 'I'D RATHER BE HIGH' (VENETIAN MIX) http://smarturl.it/irbh_video
AS FEATURED IN THE LOUIS VUITTON FILM 'L'INVITATION AU VOYAGE' VIEWED OVER 32 MILLION TIMES ON YOUTUBE http://www.smarturl.it/LinvitationAuVoyage
I'D RATHER BE HIGH (VENETIAN MIX) was directed by Tom Hingston the London based graphic designer and director.
I'D RATHER BE HIGH is taken from the best-selling, critically acclaimed THE NEXT DAY 'The greatest comeback album in rock 'n' roll history' (The Independent) which upon its release reached #1 in 15 countries.
The album is also riding high in the end of 2013 polls;
Q 'This joyful and fearless outing ranks alongside Bowie's best'
Mojo 'Delivered with a zeal more customary to artists less than half Bowie's age'
Uncut 'Hard to envisage how Bowie could have handled his comeback more elegantly'
The Quietus 'It's not just good, it's great'
NME 'Sheer breath-taking pop brilliance.....Bowie is still unmatched as a songwriter'
THE NEXT DAY has proved the adage 'There's old wave, there's new wave and there's David Bowie' by not only being one of the best-selling vinyl albums of the year but also producing a top ten DMC Buzz and Music Week Cool Cuts hit.
I'D RATHER BE HIGH (VENETIAN MIX) features on the December 16th release of a special white vinyl 12" of the aforementioned club hit, the James Murphy mix LOVE IS LOST, housed in a unique die cut sleeve designed by Jonathan Barnbrook (images below).
Side A LOVE IS LOST (HELLO STEVE REICH MIX BY JAMES MURPHY FOR THE DFA)
Side B I'D RATHER BE HIGH (VENETIAN MIX), LOVE IS LOST (HELLO STEVE REICH MIX EDIT BY JAMES MURPHY FOR THE DFA)
The remixes are taken from THE NEXT DAY EXTRA three disc set which features the original 14 song album featuring WHERE ARE WE NOW?, THE STARS (ARE OUT TONIGHT), THE NEXT DAY, VALENTINE'S DAY and the original versions of LOVE IS LOST and I'D RATHER BE HIGH as well as a 10 track companion album with five unheard songs, the two new remixes and a DVD featuring four videos from THE NEXT DAY.