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Where is David Bowie?

In the early morning hours of Tuesday the 8th January, Iso/Columbia Records released a new single by David Bowie titled 'Where Are We Now?' exclusively launching in the iTunes Store in 119 countries. David Bowie's first new album in ten years and his 30th studio recording, THE NEXT DAY is also available as a pre-order on iTunes with a wide release scheduled for March. January the 8th is of course David Bowie's birthday, a timely moment for such a treasure to appear as if out of nowhere.

Throwing shadows and avoiding the industry treadmill is very David Bowie despite his extraordinary track record that includes album sales in excess of 130 million not to mention his massive contributions in the area of art, fashion, style, sexual exploration and social commentary. It goes without saying that he has sold out stadiums and broken ticket records throughout the world during this most influential of careers.

In recent years radio silence has been broken only by endless speculation, rumor and wishful thinking ....a new record...who would have ever thought it, who'd have ever dreamed it! After all David is the kind of artist who writes and performs what he wants when he wants...when he has something to say as opposed to something to sell. Today he definitely has something to say.

Produced by long term collaborator Tony Visconti, 'Where Are We Now?' was written by Bowie, and was recorded in New York. The single is accompanied by a haunting video directed by Tony Oursler which harks back to David's time in Berlin. He is seen looking in on footage of the auto repair shop beneath the apartment he lived in along with stark images of the city at the time and a lyric constantly raising the question Where Are We Now?

"The moment you know, you know you know" resonates from the new single's lyric. Now we all know...David Bowie has been in the recording studio...just when we least expected it!!

WHO CAN I BE NOW? BREAK OUTS DUE FEBRUARY

“I know all the best ways to break out of here...”

For those of you that don’t subscribe to the David Bowie newsletter, you may have missed that following the release of last year’s acclaimed ‘Who Can I Be Now? 1974-1976’ box set, break outs of five selected albums from the set as stand-alone releases will be released on February 10 and are now available for pre-order:

Diamond Dogs - https://parlopho.ne/dbowieddlp
David Live (2005 mix) - https://parlopho.ne/dbowielivelp
Young Americans - https://parlopho.ne/dbowieyalp
Station To Station - https://parlopho.ne/dbowiesslp
Live Nassau Coliseum '76 - https://parlopho.ne/dbowienasslp

#WCIBNBox #WCIBNBreakouts #WhoCanIBeNowBox #BowieVinyl

MOBY ON THE IMPORTANCE OF LOW

“There’ll be others on the line filing past, who’ll whisper Low...”

Among the various celebrations of Low’s 40th birthday (http://smarturl.it/Low40BNet) was a sweet piece by Moby on Billboard, well worth a look for those that missed it.

Here’s a bit from the intro...

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Forty years ago today, Jan. 14, 1977, David Bowie released Low, one of his several masterpieces and the first album of his "Berlin trilogy." The heavily electronic, Krautrock-indebted art rock album signaled a new creative period for Bowie. It peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 (a bit of a miracle given how experimental it is), but its impact on the next wave of synth-based and electronic musicians far outstretches its commercial performance.

To help contextualize and honor the album's massive impact, techno legend Moby shared with Billboard his memories of discovering Low, the lesson it taught him, and a few stories about his friendship with the late icon. As told to Joe Lynch.

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And here’s Moby’s conlusion...

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Bowie was the patron saint of every new wave artist. Every person who bought a synthesizer was obsessed with David Bowie -- Depeche Mode, New Order. The bands who helped birth electronic music, deep down, wanted to be David Bowie.

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Read the full thing over on billboard: http://smarturl.it/BillboardMobyLow

#BowieLow #BowieMoby #Bowiebillboard

DAVID BOWIE AND ★ NOMINATED FOR BRITS

“Battle For BRITs...”

We’re very pleased to announce that David Bowie has received two nominations for this year’s BRIT Awards.

He is nominated for both British Male Solo Artist and Mastercard British Album Of The Year for ★.

BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST
Craig David
David Bowie
Kano
Michael Kiwanuka
Skepta

MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The 1975 - i like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it
David Bowie - Blackstar
Kano - Made In The Manor
Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate
Skepta - Konnichiwa

Bowie won the best male category in 1984 and also went on to receive an “outstanding contribution” award in 1996.

He won British Male Solo Artist in 2014, for which Kate Moss collected the statuette, while also delivering a particularly memorable message from Bowie: http://smarturl.it/BNetBRITS2014

In 2016, following moving spoken word tributes from singer Annie Lennox and actor Gary Oldman, Oldman accepted the BRITs Icon Award on Bowie’s behalf. Lorde then joined David Bowie’s touring band for a beautiful and heartfelt rendition of Life On Mars? http://smarturl.it/BNetBRITS2016

The BRIT Awards 2017 take place at London’s O2 Arena on 22 February and will be broadcast live on ITV.

You can see all the nominations here: http://smarturl.it/BRITsNominees

#BRITs #BRITs2017 #BowieBRITs #Blackstar #BlackstarAlbum

LAZARUS FILMING START TIME CHANGE

“On Sunday evening 'bout, half eight NOT nine...”

PLEASE NOTE: The show is now scheduled to start at 8.30pm NOT 9:00pm - Tickets will be allocated and ready for pick up from the box office from 7.30pm. Please be on time. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

There are still a VERY LIMITED number of tickets left: http://smarturl.it/LazarusLondonTix

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LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS ON SALE FOR A SPECIAL FILMED PERFORMANCE OF LAZARUS THIS SUNDAY 15TH JANUARY AT 8:30PM*

GENERAL ADMISSION – ALL SEATS £25 (plus a £1.75 ticketing fee)

TICKETS NOW ON SALE – book online at http://smarturl.it/LazarusLondonTix

If you want to relive it or if you haven’t had a chance to see it, we are pleased to announce that on Sunday evening there will be an extra performance of Lazarus. The show is being filmed for future screenings and the producers are making a limited number of seats available to buy. Tickets will all be at a flat rate of £25 plus £1.75 booking fee and seats will be allocated by the box office before the show on Sunday. Tickets for collection only - no print at home option available on tickets.

* PLEASE NOTE THE PERFORMANCE MAY RUN OVER AND MAY START LATE. ALL SEATS WILL BE LABELLED RESTRICTED VIEW AS THERE WILL BE CAMERA CREWS AND TECHNICIANS MOVING AROUND DURING THE SHOW. YOUR PATIENCE APPRECIATED ON THE NIGHT!

#LazarusMusical #LazarusLondon #LazarusFilming #Lazarus #TMWFTE #TJNewton

DAVID BOWIE - NO PLAN

“I'm lost in streams of sound...”

DAVID BOWIE - NO PLAN
VIDEO DIRECTED BY TOM HINGSTON: http://smarturl.it/noplanvideo
FOUR-SONG EP OUT NOW: http://smarturl.it/noplanep

One minute past midnight on January 8th, the day that would have been David Bowie’s 70th birthday, a subtly stunning video for the song “No Plan" surfaced quietly at http://smarturl.it/noplanvideo.

The “No Plan” clip was directed by Tom Hingston, whose previous collaborations with Bowie include the award-winning visual interpretation of the original version of “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)" from the Nothing Has Changed compilation. The “No Plan” video features a sparse, compelling narrative that reinforces the hypnotic pull of the ballad hailed by Rolling Stone—who ranked it #4 in their 50 Best Songs of 2016--as "a magnificent coda… one last transmission from the Bowie universe.”

Recorded during the sessions for David Bowie's 28th and final album, ★, “No Plan” is one of three final Bowie studio recordings held in the vault until the October 21, 2016 release of the Lazarus Cast Album. Previously available only with full album purchase of the Lazarus Cast Album, those songs--“No Plan,” “Killing A Little Time” and “When I Met You”—have been released along with ★ single and Cast Album title track “Lazarus" as the No Plan digital EP, issued January 8 on ISO/Columbia. In addition, the three songs are now available for the first time on streaming services and as a la carte downloads.

Despite the complete lack of fanfare around their reveal, the “No Plan” video amassed over 500,000 views in its first 24 hours online, while the No Plan EP reached #1 on the iTunes charts of 11 countries including the UK, Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Finland and Sweden, and broke the Top 20 in more than 30 territories.

January 8, 2017 also marked the one-year anniversary of the release of ★. In the 12 months since the release of ★, the album has only grown in stature, establishing itself as a critical and commercial high point of David Bowie’s peerless catalogue. Having hit #1 in more than 20 countries (including Bowie's first #1 in the U.S.), ★ closed out 2016 with five Grammy nominations—Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, Best Alternative Music Album, Best Recording Package, and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical—and top honors in critics' best of 2016 lists including #1 positions in the AV Club, Flavorwire, The Los Angeles Times, MOJO, Newsweek, Now, Paste, Q, The Wire, Uncut and more, #2 spots including the BBC, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, NPR and Rolling Stone, ultimately placing in the year-end lists of more major publications than any album released in 2016.

#BowieNoPlan

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