David Bowie – Spying Through A Keyhole

David Bowie – Spying Through A Keyhole

This new boxset of vinyl singles includes two early versions of Space Oddity to mark the 50th anniversary of Bowie’s debut hit. John Earls sifts through the historical document As thorough as David Bowie’s reissue campaign is, what it hadn’t explored was unreleased songs. You can own every conceivable alternative edit and a wealth of live recordings, but the songs Bowie didn’t deem good enough … Continue reading David Bowie – Spying Through A Keyhole

Keyboardist Mike Garson remembers Bowie ahead of 2019 celebration tour

Ahead of the January 2019 European tour A Bowie Celebration, which looks back on David Bowie’s 2000 Glastonbury performance, legendary keyboard player Mike Garson remembers the historic show.   World-renowned Bowie keyboardist Mike Garson has announced that the January tour dates for A Bowie Celebration will honour David Bowie’s Glastonbury 2000 performance which was described by the NME as “not only the greatest Glastonbury headline … Continue reading Keyboardist Mike Garson remembers Bowie ahead of 2019 celebration tour

David Bowie – Loving The Alien (1983-1988)

The fourth of the now-traditional annual David Bowie boxsets should be the first to make even hardcore Bowie fans pause before forking out £220. The unexpected scale of the success of Let’s Dance undoubtedly spooked Bowie, and he didn’t recover for the rest of the decade. No one, least of all Bowie himself, could pretend Let’s Dance’s successors Tonight and Never Let Me Down are … Continue reading David Bowie – Loving The Alien (1983-1988)

No. 20 — David Bowie 1983-1988 cover story

As the exhaustive new 15-disc David Bowie boxset, Loving The Alien, hits the streets, Long Live Vinyl lifts the lid on the period between 1983-88 when Bowie became a global pop megastar. Through exclusive interviews with Nile Rodgers, Carlos Alomar, Reeves Gabrels and Hugh Padgham, we bring you the inside story behind Bowie’s biggest decade, as well as an in-depth look at the reimagined Never Let … Continue reading No. 20 — David Bowie 1983-1988 cover story

David Bowie's Glastonbury 2000 performance to be released

Bowie’s legendary performance at Glastonbury festival in 2000 is to be released in full for the first time on vinyl, CD, DVD and digital on 30 November 2018. The NME described the show as “Not only the greatest Glastonbury headline performance but the best headline slot at any festival ever”.  Parlophone Records in association with BBC Studios and Glastonbury Festivals Ltd. are proud to announce David … Continue reading David Bowie's Glastonbury 2000 performance to be released

Lost Horizons

Lost Horizons share David Bowie tribute

Lost Horizons have shared a new track inspired by David Bowie, called On The Day You Died. Previously available only via the Rough Trade Album Club on a limited four-track bonus CD, the track, improvised on the morning of Bowie’s death is their simple tribute to his genius. You can stream it here  Lost Horizons’ Simon Raymonde and Richie Thomas almost didn’t make it to studio that … Continue reading Lost Horizons share David Bowie tribute

No. 7 — Bowie In Berlin cover story

On sale now! Issue 7 of Long Live Vinyl celebrates the release of David Bowie’s incredible 13-disc boxset A New Career In A New Town. Gareth Murphy tells the inside story behind the creation of Bowie’s iconic Berlin Trilogy before running the rule over the boxset and speaking to remastering engineer Ray Staff about Tony Visconti’s breathtaking 2017 mix of Lodger. For Bowie fans, it’s essential reading.  … Continue reading No. 7 — Bowie In Berlin cover story

The Essential David Bowie – Part Two

Our exploration of the back catalogue of one of the most pivotal artists in popular music continues with the top 20 David Bowie records. Here’s we’re getting into the really essential territory for those just getting into collecting his work on vinyl… 20: Let’s Dance – 1983 The 1983 Nile Rodgers-produced juggernaut was another successful transition for David Bowie, musically at least, from the edgy … Continue reading The Essential David Bowie – Part Two

who can i be now

David Bowie – Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976)

John Earls reviews Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976), the second instalment in the David Bowie boxset series… PARLOPHONE Before diving into this second instalment in the planned series of Bowie boxsets, which aim to chronicle his extensive career as never before, it’s prudent to first look at the first outing, Five Years, which hit the racks in 2015. That set made one thing abundantly … Continue reading David Bowie – Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976)

The Essential David Bowie – Part One

Since his untimely passing just days after releasing his final album, Blackstar, the music world went into mourning for David Bowie. Andy Price presents the first of our essential vinyl-collecting guides to the key artists in music history – and as far as he’s concerned, no artist is more important than the Thin White Duke… One of the earliest additions to 2016’s regrettably long list … Continue reading The Essential David Bowie – Part One