I heard telephones, opera house, favourite melodies...
I'm sure you've all managed to get your hands on a copy of the MOJO "Special Limited Edition" BOWIE special that should have hit most of the UK newsagents today. Though I've not had time to read the thing yet, (It's 148 pages for goodness sake) a quick scan through makes it obvious that it's been put together with love and attention to detail, as is the way with this excellent series of MOJO specials.
Though I can't comment on the editorial content yet, I'm pretty sure this is just the kind of publication that fans love... full of great pictures, including some wonderful unpublished shots, and loads of other stuff which is outlined on the back cover: Exclusive new interviews with Tony Visconti, Ken Pitt, Nile Rodgers and more... The untold stories... The 20 best Bowie songs of all time... Every original album interviewed... Rare books and memorabilia... Plus the chance to win some cool Mick Rock stuff.
Here's what MOJO say about this latest special edition on their site:
MOJO BOWIE HAS FALLEN TO EARTH!
Just in time for his upcoming arena tour, MOJO presents a full-colour glossy special edition celebrating the life and work of David Bowie, rock 'n' roll's most remarkable superstar.
Featuring new interviews, unseen photographs, the untold stories, rare memorabilia, every Bowie album reviewed and The Top 20 Best Bowie Songs Ever... as voted by you. Available in all good newsagents from 14 November.
Well, that "voted by you" translates as over 150 writers and musicians who were asked during September to name their favourite Bowie track, and also fans who voted via Paul Kinder's jolly lovely
MOJO's TOP 20 BEST BOWIE SONGS EVER:
20 Word On A Wing
19 Boys Keep Swinging
17 Rebel Rebel
16 Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
15 The Jean Genie
14 Moonage Daydream
13 Drive-In Saturday
12 Let's Dance
11 Ziggy Stardust
10 Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (Reprise)
08 Five Years
06 Sound And Vision
05 Space Oddity
04 Station To Station
03 Ashes To Ashes
02 Life On Mars?
So there you have it. I have to say I agree with about fifty percent of the choices, which, coincidentally, is just about the same percentage of songs that David has performed from this list (including tonight's show) during the current A Reality Tour.
So, dear BowieNetter, I look forward to reading your thoughts on the