David Bowie is… Live And Well.com

Bowie vinyl news incoming! 15 January will see Parlophone Records release the third in its series of six live releases from his Nineties era. The suitably-titled LIVEANDWELL.COM (yes, it’s intentionally-capitalised) references the Thin White Duke’s some might say, soothsayer-like obsession with the quaint old concept of “the information superhighway.” Continue reading David Bowie is… Live And Well.com

David Bowie — The Vinyl Buyer’s Bible

The David Bowie Vinyl Buyer’s Bible is your the guide to building the ultimate Bowie collection on vinyl. Brought to you by the team behind Long Live Vinyl magazine, this collector’s special features in-depth articles on each of Bowie’s 27 studio albums – from his self-titled 1967 debut via Ziggy and the Berlin Trilogy to his poignant parting shot, Blackstar. With more than £2 million … Continue reading David Bowie — The Vinyl Buyer’s Bible

Will Brooker – Why Bowie Matters

Die-hard Bowie fans are always likely to be able to recount their ‘lightning bolt’ moment, the time they were first struck by the great man’s music. For Why Bowie Matters author Will Brooker it was an unlikely one, as the initial track that resonated with him deeply was Ricochet from Let’s Dance. In his new book, Brooker explores Bowie’s legacy as a cultural icon from … Continue reading Will Brooker – Why Bowie Matters

John O’Connell – Bowie’s Bookshelf

To coincide with his remarkable retrospective at the V&A in 2013, voracious reader David Bowie released a fascinating list of 100 books that he regarded as the “most important and influential” to him as an artist (as opposed to a catalogue of his personal favourites). Subtitled The Hundred Literary Heroes Who Changed His Life, experienced writer John O’Connell has cleverly run with this list and … Continue reading John O’Connell – Bowie’s Bookshelf

David Bowie – ChangesNowBowie

U2, Bowie & Manics Record Store Day releases for War Child

Three very special Record Store Day releases, from David Bowie, U2 and Manic Street Preachers, will benefit the charity War Child. You can find full details of these three plus over 550 others in the Official Record Store Day Guide, produced by Long Live Vinyl. For every copy of U2’s 11 O’Clock Tick Tock, Bowie’s CHANGESNOWBOWIE and Done & Dusted by Manic Street Preachers sold, … Continue reading U2, Bowie & Manics Record Store Day releases for War Child

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Live David Bowie album to be released for Record Store Day

This album is not the only Bowie announcement of 2020 as Is It Any Wonder? has been released song by song over the past five weeks and ChangesNowBowie is also slated for a Record Store Day release… Parlophone Records have proudly announced that the never before heard recordings of David Bowie in concert circa 1974 is coming to vinyl for Record Store Day (April 18) in … Continue reading Live David Bowie album to be released for Record Store Day

Unreleased David Bowie LP announced for Record Store Day

Parlophone Records has announced that ChangesNowBowie, a nine-track LP of previously unreleased material is to be issue on Record Store Day, Saturday 18 April. The release is to be preceded by David Bowie Is It Any Wonder? — a six track EP of unreleased and rare tracks — to be issued over the next six weeks. On 8 January, the day that would have been … Continue reading Unreleased David Bowie LP announced for Record Store Day

Bowie '69: How everything changed for Bowie

Fifty years ago, everything changed for David Bowie. He went from a singer on the fringes to finally finding success with Space Oddity. After the failure of his debut album two years earlier, just how did Bowie become the Starman? As three new vinyl boxsets explore his transformation, John Earls speaks to his bandmates and former girlfriend Hermione Farthingale. David Bowie was 22 when Space … Continue reading Bowie '69: How everything changed for Bowie

Long Live Vinyl Issue 28

No. 28 — Bowie ’69 cover story

Issue 28 Of Long Live Vinyl is now on sale! 1969 was the year that changed everything for David Bowie, and in our exclusive cover feature we speak to his former girlfriend Hermione Farthingale, plus bandmates John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson and George Underwood to get the inside story. With three new Bowie boxsets out this year, you won’t want to miss these rare interviews with the … Continue reading No. 28 — Bowie ’69 cover story

David Bowie – Clareville Grove Demos

David Bowie, Clareville Grove Demos/The 'Mercury' Demos

1969 was a pivotal year in David Bowie’s development as an artist, as these the new Clareville Grove and The ‘Mercury’ Demos boxsets illustrate… After the 4×7″ boxset Spying Through A Keyhole in April finally offered up official releases for unreleased David Bowie songs, these two new releases are further evidence of the extent of Bowie’s prolific workrate in 1969. As well as being the … Continue reading David Bowie, Clareville Grove Demos/The 'Mercury' Demos