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Ten Copies Of Bowie Umg Up For Grabs

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on September 01, 2011

The past it almost shimmers now...

No doubt those of you who spotted the above full-page ad in the current UNCUT (October issue) and a similar half-page ad in this week's NME (September 3rd) have already snaffled up a copy from your local magazine bloke.

For it is this first day of September that the makers of UNCUT have published the David Bowie Ultimate Music Guide in all its 180-page Technicolor glory.

As if that wasn't enough, they've also bumged us ten copies so that those of you in the uncivilised parts of the world might get your hands on a copy too. But first, here's the official blurby stuff with a short description of the contents...

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Uncut presents David Bowie: The Ultimate Music Guide – a stellar 180-page exploration of the Man Who Fell To Earth, tracing his orbit from Beckenham to Berlin, from Wild-Eyed Space Oddity to Ziggy Stardust, Thin White Duke and beyond. You’ll discover a series of rare, revealing interviews from the bountiful archives of NME, Melody Maker and Uncut, as well as page after page of stunning photography, new in-depth reviews of every single Bowie album (even Tin Machine!) and much, much more!

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And they're not lying...those archives are a treasure trove indeed, with interviews from the two most important UK music weeklies published during the years from which these interviews are taken, between 1967 and 1995.

The re-evaluations of the whole of the Bowie back catalogue are presented here by a host of guest reviewers whose names you will be generally familiar with. The reviews seem generally well-considered (not had a chance to read them all yet though) and so they should be with the benefit of many years of familiarity and the understanding of their place in rock history. Obviously these luxuries weren't afforded to the reviewers who judged them as they were released.

This is all punctuated by a feast of glorious pictures, some of which I know you won't have seen before. Here's just a random selection of four spreads from the ninety or so that fill the magazine.


There will be even more content in the iPad version of David Bowie: The Ultimate Music Guide and we'll let you know exactly what that content is once we have seen the final version.

Anyway, on to the reason that the majority of you are still lingering at the bottom of this item for...your chance to win one of ten copies of David Bowie: The Ultimate Music Guide, kindly donated by UNCUT.

It's one of those 'keep an eye out but don't do anything just yet' contests, like the ongoing TMWFTE poster contest below.

As you know, UNCUT have called this publication David Bowie: The Ultimate Music Guide...or, David Bowie: The UMG as we know it in the biz!

So, over the next week or so I'm going to be slipping the three letters umg in to my news items here on BowieNet in the form of incorrectly spelt words.

An example would be: And red mutant eyes gazed down on Humger City.

The letters umg will always be in that order and obviously all used within one badly-spelled word, with no spaces.

I'll let you know when it's time to start counting them up and how many in total you need to look for.

For those of you that simply can not wait for the results of this contest, you can order David Bowie: The Ultimate Music Guide online here.

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    1 September 2011
    Ten Copies Of Bowie Umg Up For Grabs

    The past it almost shimmers now...

    No doubt those of you who spotted the above full-page ad in the current UNCUT (October issue) and a similar half-page ad in this week's NME (September 3rd) have already snaffled up a copy from your local magazine bloke.

    For it is this first day of September that the makers of UNCUT have published the David Bowie Ultimate Music Guide in all its 180-page Technicolor glory.

    As if that wasn't enough, they've also bumged us ten copies so that those of you in the uncivilised parts of the world might get your hands on a copy too. But first, here's the official blurby stuff with a short description of the contents...

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Uncut presents David Bowie: The Ultimate Music Guide – a stellar 180-page exploration of the Man Who Fell To Earth, tracing his orbit from Beckenham to Berlin, from Wild-Eyed Space Oddity to Ziggy Stardust, Thin White Duke and beyond. You’ll discover a series of rare, revealing interviews from the bountiful archives of NME, Melody Maker and Uncut, as well as page after page of stunning photography, new in-depth reviews of every single Bowie album (even Tin Machine!) and much, much more!

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    And they're not lying...those archives are a treasure trove indeed, with interviews from the two most important UK music weeklies published during the years from which these interviews are taken, between 1967 and 1995.

    The re-evaluations of the whole of the Bowie back catalogue are presented here by a host of guest reviewers whose names you will be generally familiar with. The reviews seem generally well-considered (not had a chance to read them all yet though) and so they should be with the benefit of many years of familiarity and the understanding of their place in rock history. Obviously these luxuries weren't afforded to the reviewers who judged them as they were released.

    This is all punctuated by a feast of glorious pictures, some of which I know you won't have seen before. Here's just a random selection of four spreads from the ninety or so that fill the magazine.


    There will be even more content in the iPad version of David Bowie: The Ultimate Music Guide and we'll let you know exactly what that content is once we have seen the final version.

    Anyway, on to the reason that the majority of you are still lingering at the bottom of this item for...your chance to win one of ten copies of David Bowie: The Ultimate Music Guide, kindly donated by UNCUT.

    It's one of those 'keep an eye out but don't do anything just yet' contests, like the ongoing TMWFTE poster contest below.

    As you know, UNCUT have called this publication David Bowie: The Ultimate Music Guide...or, David Bowie: The UMG as we know it in the biz!

    So, over the next week or so I'm going to be slipping the three letters umg in to my news items here on BowieNet in the form of incorrectly spelt words.

    An example would be: And red mutant eyes gazed down on Humger City.

    The letters umg will always be in that order and obviously all used within one badly-spelled word, with no spaces.

    I'll let you know when it's time to start counting them up and how many in total you need to look for.

    For those of you that simply can not wait for the results of this contest, you can order David Bowie: The Ultimate Music Guide online here.