You've really made the grade..
Due to their particularly stringent quality control, Simply Vinyl's Bowie re-issue campaign is slightly behind schedule. But the good news is that the first in the series, Space Oddity, is finally in the shops. This classic album, originally released in 1969, will be followed by The Man Who Sold The World and Hunky Dory sometime in January. All of the releases will be limited to an incredible 1,000 pressings on the label's trademark 180g vinyl with mostly original sleeve packaging. Having said that, Space Oddity isn't gatefold, but I have been reliably informed that Aladdin Sane, Diamond Dogs and Lodger will be issued in their full original glory.
Here's a bit from Simply Vinyl's Space Oddity page where you can order the album online (free p&p in the UK) just in time for 2001, the year of the film that inspired the song!
"Well it gives us great pleasure after several years of trying to finally start unleashing the vinyl re-issues of the brilliant David Bowie catalogue. This time, in contrast to what we usually do, we?ve decided to do the albums in strict chronological order (excepting his very first album ?Love You ?Til Tuesday? (sic) which we?ll leave for now!)"
I am not on commission here, but if you seriously want these records, I suggest you get your order in now, as I know from bitter experience that these limited pressings always vanish faster than one expects them to. I'm still after the limited Hunky Dory pressing from a couple of years back...anybody got a spare?
Total Blam Blam - (European Correspondent)