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David Bowie

#1 Post by Pandemonium » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:42 pm

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/da ... lam-157423

Good for him.

Bowie is a guy who never embarrassed himself by sticking around doing tour after tour way past his prime. He always struck me as a smart guy. It's a shame he doesn't do more acting though - he was excellent in "The Prestige" a while back. I saw him for the 3rd time on his last tour in 2004 plugging the "Reality" album in the relatively intimate Wiltern Theater in LA. His voice was as good as it always was, he was still making vital music and the show was top-notch.

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Re: David Bowie

#2 Post by SR » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:42 pm

Charming man.

Live at the Philly Tower is still on regular rotation for me. One of the best live recordings ever....for me.

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Re: David Bowie

#3 Post by Romeo » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:09 pm

I saw him on that last tour before the heart "incident". In fact he left for Europe right after the NY date so it was literally a couple of weeks before.
He was just as awesome as when I saw him the first time during the Serious Moonlight tour. (I saw him 2 times during the glass spiders tour)

Plus what stuck in my mind from the Reality tour was his bass player was Gail Ann Dorsey. She sang the Freddie Mercury parts for under pressure and made Freddie proud :rockon:
Cut to this past summer, I went to see Lenny Kravitz at Terminal 5 and guess who is his bass player :banana:

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Re: David Bowie

#4 Post by SR » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:34 pm

Romeo wrote:I saw him on that last tour before the heart "incident". In fact he left for Europe right after the NY date so it was literally a couple of weeks before.
He was just as awesome as when I saw him the first time during the Serious Moonlight tour. (I saw him 2 times during the glass spiders tour)

Plus what stuck in my mind from the Reality tour was his bass player was Gail Ann Dorsey. She sang the Freddie Mercury parts for under pressure and made Freddie proud :rockon:
Cut to this past summer, I went to see Lenny Kravitz at Terminal 5 and guess who is his bass player :banana:
My version of Under Pressure has both Freddy and DB. At the end DB says, "Gail Ann Dorsey...Gail Ann Lovely Dorsey". I always wondered who that was. :thumb: I stretch to that version almost every am before my workout. :nod:

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Re: David Bowie

#5 Post by Essence_Smith » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:19 pm

Bowie gets much props from me for Tin Machine and I loved his work with guitarist Reeves Gabrels... :rockon:

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Re: David Bowie

#6 Post by SR » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:41 pm

Omar Hakim, Carlos Alomar, and David Sanborne too.....some of my respective all time faves. :aoa:

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Re: David Bowie

#7 Post by Matz » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:27 pm

Essence_Smith wrote:Bowie gets much props from me for Tin Machine and I loved his work with guitarist Reeves Gabrels... :rockon:
I used to have this entire Bowie concert with Gabrels on guitar on VHS and I've seen it quite a few times. Really good show. Bowie looks really amazing there as well


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Re: David Bowie

#8 Post by Romeo » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:05 am

SR wrote:
Romeo wrote:I saw him on that last tour before the heart "incident". In fact he left for Europe right after the NY date so it was literally a couple of weeks before.
He was just as awesome as when I saw him the first time during the Serious Moonlight tour. (I saw him 2 times during the glass spiders tour)

Plus what stuck in my mind from the Reality tour was his bass player was Gail Ann Dorsey. She sang the Freddie Mercury parts for under pressure and made Freddie proud :rockon:
Cut to this past summer, I went to see Lenny Kravitz at Terminal 5 and guess who is his bass player :banana:
My version of Under Pressure has both Freddy and DB. At the end DB says, "Gail Ann Dorsey...Gail Ann Lovely Dorsey". I always wondered who that was. :thumb: I stretch to that version almost every am before my workout. :nod:
she has quite the set of pipes beside being a bad ass bass player. She sings backup with Lenny but if he was smart he should let her rip out a few songs.

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Re: David Bowie

#9 Post by CaseyContrarian » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:48 pm

Romeo wrote:
SR wrote:
Romeo wrote:I saw him on that last tour before the heart "incident". In fact he left for Europe right after the NY date so it was literally a couple of weeks before.
He was just as awesome as when I saw him the first time during the Serious Moonlight tour. (I saw him 2 times during the glass spiders tour)

Plus what stuck in my mind from the Reality tour was his bass player was Gail Ann Dorsey. She sang the Freddie Mercury parts for under pressure and made Freddie proud :rockon:
Cut to this past summer, I went to see Lenny Kravitz at Terminal 5 and guess who is his bass player :banana:
My version of Under Pressure has both Freddy and DB. At the end DB says, "Gail Ann Dorsey...Gail Ann Lovely Dorsey". I always wondered who that was. :thumb: I stretch to that version almost every am before my workout. :nod:
she has quite the set of pipes beside being a bad ass bass player. She sings backup with Lenny but if he was smart he should let her rip out a few songs.

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Gail is phenomenal. I, too, am a massive Bowie fan. Truly a legendary artist in every sense of the word.

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Re: David Bowie

#10 Post by Artemis » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:21 am

Good article here...even Jane's Addiction gets a mention near the end of the piece.

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David Bowie with Dana Gillespie - 1971 - Bowpromo1

#11 Post by drifter » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:19 am

i cut an pasted this. hope you dig it

David Bowie with Dana Gillespie - 1971 - Bowpromo1
(Studio FLAC)

Media:
Original UK LP 1st pressing, Gem BOWPROMO1, Matrix A: BOWPROMO 1A-1, Matrix B: BOWPROMO 1B-1

Recording details:
Recorded at Trident Studios, London

Equipment:
Vpi HW-17F Record Cleaning Machine
Heybrook TT2 with Origin Live! power supply and DC motor
Rega RB 300 tonearm (Origin Live! mod)
Lyra Helikon M/C Cartridge
Denon PMA 8500 (M/C phono section)
ESI Systems Juli@ A/D
Adobe Audition 1.5 / 3.0

Method:
- Record cleaned on Vpi machine.
- Audio sampled at 96/32 float.
- Filter to roll-off frequencies below 20 HZ (only below audible frequencies).
Audio restoration:
- 'Younglove' decrackling scripted method throughout.
- Manual declick and deglitch.
- All whole sides normalized to 100% NEVER using compression or limiting.


Side 1: As per David Bowie 'Hunky Dory' LP
David Bowie (vocals, guitar, alto & tenor sax, piano)
Mick Ronson (guitar)
Rick Wakeman (piano)
Trevor Bolder (bass)
Mick Woodmansey (drums)
Side 2: See track details above


01. Oh! You Pretty Things (3:12)
02. Eight Line Poem (2:55)
03. Kooks (2:58)
04. It Ain't Easy (3:01)
05. Queen Bitch (3:17)
06. Quicksand (5:07)
07. Bombers-Andy Warhol intro (3:30)
08. Mother Don't Be Frightened (4:15)
09. Andy Warhol (2:44)
10. Never Knew (3:32)
11. All Cut Up On You (3:23)
12. Lavender Hill (3:22)

Synopsis:
A very clean copy that actually used to belong to Dana Gillespie herself and according to her never got played until I had it briefly in the office whilst putting it on eBay for a friend (it sold for 2400 GBP!!!) In all respects a fine example of a standard EMI 1970's pressing. The restoration work needed to be careful due to the presence of a few large clicks but really nothing to bother complaining about. Artwork: Annoyingly I don't have the original scans anymore (the burglary you know...) so the art I have provided comes from a scan of the CD case I originally made for my DVD-A copy, others from the internet. Never mind, it's the music you're really after isn't it? Enjoy!
Euripides May 2011

Here is a genuine David Bowie rarity! Featured on this UK only promotional LP are 5 songs that were to appear on 'Hunky Dory' but with different mixes plus 2 songs that didn't ever appear on the album. The Dana Gillespie material is also from the Mick Ronson / David Bowie 'Mainman' writing and production team. Sound quality is excellent, from a crisp near mint copy of the LP that belonged to Dana herself!

In August 1971, David Bowie's manager Tony Defries had 500 promo LPs pressed to secure him and other Mainman artist Dana Gillespie a record deal. This promo album, featuring seven songs by David on side A and five by Dana Gillespie on the flip, is often being referred to as the BOWPROMO white-label album. The LP came in generic white outer and inner sleeves and had no printed labels, so its matrix number (BOWPROMO 1A-1/1B-1) is the only way to safely identify it. Most of the Bowie songs on this promo LP would appear four months later on Hunky Dory. However, as the recording and mixing of that album had not yet been finished, it transpired that the BOWPROMO LP contained two songs that would not end up on any official album for the next 20 years (Bowie's 'Bombers' and Gillespie's 'Lavender Hill'). Besides, it features marginally to very different early mixes/versions.
The following is a complete breakdown of the differences and relevant info on the selections:

Oh! You Pretty Things: side A opens with a version of 'Oh! You Pretty Things' that sounds very close to the Hunky Dory version, but with a few subtle differences. Bowie's vocal is slightly more upfront on the Hunky Dory version, while the piano on the BOWPROMO version sounds much more 'spatious'. The only genuine difference that is detectable though is the amount of reverb used on the chorus. The BOWPROMO uses this on both the main and backing vocals, whereas the album version uses much less, if any, for both.

Eight Line Poem: on Hunky Dory, the guitar is more central during the intro, drifts to the left and then back to the centre for the end. On the BOWPROMO version it starts on the right then switches between left and right during the second half, again ending in the centre. On the BOWPROMO, the piano completely natural sounding, whereas on the Hunky Dory it has a flanging effect applied. However, this version is best known for a different vocal take. Bowie sings 'The tactful cactus by your window' vs 'Tactful..' and 'They've opened shops...' vs 'Opened...'. The echo used on 'collision' in the line 'Mobile spins to its collision' is also missing on the BOWPROMO.

Kooks: a different stereo mix that fades two seconds later than the official version. E.g. in the intro, both acoustic guitars are centered in the Hunky Dory version whereas they are clearly present in the left and right channels in the BOWPROMO version. Also note the acoustic guitar throughout the entire song on the BOWPROMO, which has been completely faded in the verses on Hunky Dory.

It Ain't Easy: this song was possibly already recorded before 'Changes' and 'Life On Mars', as the latter two are not included on the BOWPROMO album. Of course they would have been very likely candidates to secure Bowie a record deal. 'It Ain't Easy' ended up in 1972 on Ziggy Stardust, in an identical version.

Queen Bitch: this tribute to The Velvet Underground appeared in slightly different form on Hunky Dory. Compared to the latter, the BOWPROMO lacks any reverb on the vocals but adds some reverb on Mick Ronson's riff. The BOWPROMO version can identified easiest by the very subdued 'Hmmm' at the very end, which apparently later was overdubbed on the Hunky Dory version.

Quicksand: the intro of the Hunky Dory version is in mono and only opens up to stereo at 0'51" ('I'm frightened by the total goal...'); the intro on the BOWPROMO is in full stereo from the very start. Furthermore, some additional strings have been added to the Hunky Dory version at 3'20" ('If I don't explain what you ought to know...').

Bombers-Andy Warhol intro: the version of 'Bombers' that in 1990 ended up as a bonus track on the Rykodisc edition of Hunky Dory is a rather tinny mix, lacking in bass. Besides, at 0'23" ("Seemed a good idea to drop a bomb on the wasteland here") and 1'12" ("So the Pentagon sent a cable and the Queen a telegram") into the Ryko mix, there are extra drum beats that do not sound convincingly intentional. As can be heard in the audio excerpt, these 'jumps' are absent on the BOWPROMO album. Also interesting is that 'Bombers' develops into an alternate version of the intro to 'Andy Warhol', which runs slightly longer, as it includes a strum on the acoustic guitar and a few more laughs of Bowie at the very end. 'Bombers' and part of the intro to 'Andy Warhol' have appeared on the ChangesThreeDavidRobertJones (Grace AZL1-1984) bootleg LP. The 'Andy Warhol' intro is also found on MissingLinksOneZiggy (Icon One), but the sound quality of both recordings is rather poor.

Mother Don't Be Frightened: the first of five Dana Gillespie tracks on side B. This song, which was produced and arranged by David Bowie and Mick Ronson, appeared in 1974 on her Weren't Born A Man album.

Andy Warhol: originally written by David for Dana Gillespie, musically backed by The Spiders and produced by Bowie/Ronson. This is a quite different, shorter version (2'45" vs 3'02"), compared to what appeared on Weren't Born A Man. The intro is faded in and the mix is more direct and less echoey than on that album. The outro on the BOWPROMO also is much shorter and less guitar-heavy. This version has recently been released on Oh! You Pretty Things.

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Re: David Bowie

#12 Post by lollapaloser » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:52 am

Cool thanks!

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Re: David Bowie

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Re: David Bowie

#14 Post by Pandemonium » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:50 am

SR wrote:https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-n ... d590844404

:cool: New album dropping in March
The new single is alright, a bit average musically but evokes a nice sense of melancholy.

http://www.davidbowie.com/vision?videopremiere=true

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Re: David Bowie

#15 Post by guysmiley » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:22 pm

I like the video, but the music is a bit bland. The vocals are good. I hope the rest is better.

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Re: David Bowie

#16 Post by chaos » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:24 pm

http://www.boston.com/ae/radio/blog/201 ... _back.html

David Bowie is back!
Julie Kramer January 8, 2013 10:05 AM

Today David Bowie turns 66 years old, and on this glorious day he announces his first album in 10 years, called 'The Next Day.'

Produced by Tony Visconti--Bowie's longtime collaborator--it will be released on March 12. The album will have 14 tracks and a deluxe edition is available. You can click here to pre-order on iTunes. The first single is titled "Where Are They Now" and is available for download. Here's the video:


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Re: David Bowie

#17 Post by SR » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:48 pm

Vocals remind me a bit of ea on cg.

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Re: David Bowie

#18 Post by Matz » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:16 pm

I think it's a beautiful track, he looks really good too for his age.

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Re: David Bowie

#19 Post by thoreau » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:47 am

Hauntingly beautiful track, imho. Very pleased to see that Mr. Bowie's vocal talents have gone untarnished.

I'm looking forward to getting this album.

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Re: David Bowie

#20 Post by Jasper » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:14 pm

This is the best.

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