TAGS: David Bowie David’s Bowie‘s early development is the subject of a five CD box set and digital equivalent due from Parlophone on November 15. David Bowie Conversation Piece covers Bowie’s 1968 and 1969, via his home demos, BBC radio sessions, studio recordings with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson and the experimental music and mime group, Feathers. The collection also celebrates the 50th anniversaries of the release of the “Space Oddity” single and Bowie’s second album, David Bowie (aka Space Oddity). The contains twelve previously unreleased tracks/demos from the period as well as a brand new mix of the Space Oddity album by Tony Visconti. The new mix of the album now features the title track of the boxset “Conversation Piece”, restored to the tracklisting in its initially intended position before it was originally dropped due to time constraints of vinyl. Of the 2019 Space Oddity album mix Visconti says “It was so … [Read more...] about Unreleased tracks revealed for David Bowie’s 1968/’69 box set
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TAGS: David Bowie Following the recent Spying Through A Keyhole and Clareville Grove Demos collections, Parlophone is releasing a further set of David Bowie’s 1969 recordings known as The ‘Mercury’ Demos on June 28. These 10 early Bowie recordings were captured live in one take to a Revox reel-to-reel tape machine in David’s flat in spring 1969, with accompaniment from John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson on guitar and vocals. Order the latest issue of Uncut online and have it sent to your home! The version of “Space Oddity”, originally released with edits on the Sound & Vision boxset, is presented here in its true context for the first time. The other nine recordings on the album are all previously unreleased. In addition to Bowie originals, the session also includes the Roger Bunn composition “Life Is A Circus” and the Lesley Duncan composition “Love Song” later recorded by Elton John for Tumbleweed Connection. The … [Read more...] about New David Bowie demo collection to include nine unreleased tracks
Video PUBLISHED: 19:14 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke David Bowie - one of the many great musicians we lost too soon Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire Archant This month marks 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash. He is one of many brilliant musicians who have gone too soon. Elvis, Michael Jackson, Prince, Amy Winehouse and Billie Holiday all died too young, along with George Michael, Kurt Cobain and David Bowie. You can only wonder at what music they still had to make.John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix were both making new albums at the time of their deaths and nearly all of them were haunted by demons and by the pressures of fame which pushed them towards addiction. It frightening to see so many lives cut tragically short. Here are 15 great music stars who died before their time. Buddy Holly (aircrash) – February 3 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that … [Read more...] about How old were stars like David Bowie when they died?
Peter Ormerod interviews Mick 'Woody' Woodmansey about life as Ziggy's drummer and doing justice to Bowie's legacy It's Friday January 8, 2016. Woody Woodmansey is in New York and it's David Bowie's birthday. Woody is drumming with Holy Holy, the band he's formed with Bowie's long-time producer Tony Visconti. During the show, Visconti calls Bowie. The crowd sing him Happy Birthday; Bowie thanks them and asks for their verdict on Blackstar, the album he's released that day. Their response is rapturous. Bowie wishes the band good luck and says he'll catch them later on the tour. Within two days, Bowie has died. "That was pretty surreal," says Woody now. "And we had to decide how we'd continue - out of respect, do we pull off the road? But Tony had said 'look, he worked right to the end - he didn't give up'. And I said it was the same even on the early Ziggy tours - he wasn't always eating properly, and he'd get flu, and we'd go 'we can't play tonight - you can hardly talk', and he'd … [Read more...] about The last Spider from Mars: Woody Woodmansey on life and work with Bowie ahead of Leamington gig
THE legendary David Bowie would have celebrated his 72nd birthday this month (January 8, 2019). We take a look at his inspiring lifetime full of achievements including his hit songs and family life. Who was David Bowie? David Bowie, born David Robert Jones, was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. The English singer and songwriter was born in Brixton, London on January 8, 1947. His career has expanded the industry's understanding of visuals, stagecraft, and artistry. Having sold around 140 million albums worldwide throughout his career, he is one of the world's bestselling music artists. Throughout his decades-long time in the industry, he released 27 studio albums and countless hit songs. From winning 6 Grammy Awards and 4 Brit Awards to having numerous songs in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll, it is an undoubted fact that David led a life full of jaw-dropping achievements. David was also an actor having taken on roles in … [Read more...] about Who was David Bowie and what were his biggest hits and did he have any children? A look at the star’s life