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Posté le: Jeu 2 Juil - 10:54 (2015) Sujet du message: FIVE YEARS 1969 – 1973 box set due September
culturedujeudi 02 Juilletà 10H00
Découvrez "Holy Holy" de David Bowie
Le 25 septembre prochain sortira le coffret David Bowie Five Years 1969 - 1973. Le coffret sera disponible en cd ou en vinyles et comprendra tous les titres officiels parus durant cette période, ainsi que des raretés. À cette occasion, découvrez en exclusivité la version originale de Holy Holy.
Holy Holy Enregistrée en 1971 au lendemain de la sortie de l’album The Man Who Sold The World, la version originale de Holy Holy est plus lente et bénéficie d’arrangements vocaux plus amples que celle qu’on retrouvera trois ans plus tard en face-B du single Diamond Dogs. Uniquement disponible sur le single sorti en 1971, cette version est restée inédite sur tout support depuis.
Posté le: Jeu 2 Juil - 11:47 (2015) Sujet du message: FIVE YEARS 1969 – 1973 box set due September
2 JULY 2015
The Guardian posts Bowie's original Holy Holy 45
“Such a holy place to be...”
Forty four years after its original release, Bowie fans finally get the chance to listen to a crackle-and-pop-free sound file of the original January 1971 Mercury issue of Holy Holy via The Guardian. (http://smarturl.it/GuardianHolyHoly)
Taken from the upcoming David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set, this original version of Holy Holy has never been given an official digital release.
Produced by Herbie Flowers the track featured Herbie on bass, Barry Morgan on drums, Alan Parker on guitar (all three were members of Blue Mink at the time) and David Bowie on vocals and guitar.
This was the last of the Bowie releases on Mercury and it was clear the label weren't really giving the record the promotion it had given the preceding Bowie singles in terms of picture sleeves and press adverts.
Holy Holy received a positive response from the music press generally and it’s likely DB welcomed the Syd Barrett comparison made in a Melody Maker review.
Despite the favourable reviews and a performance by Bowie of the song on UK TV in one of his men's dresses, Holy Holy didn't perform well on any singles chart. It would take more than another year and another label before that kind of success arrived.
FOOTNOTE: Bowie re-recorded a far more urgent version of the song with The Spiders in 1972 that ended up as the B-side to the Diamond Dogs single release in June 1974. The Spiders’ version has been used erroneously on both the RCA Rare album release in 1982 and the 1990 Ryko reissue of The Man Who Sold The World, where it was listed as the original Mercury version in both instances.
Posté le: Mar 7 Juil - 09:02 (2015) Sujet du message: Five Years Box album 1: Space Oddity
6 JULY 2015
Five Years Box album 1: Space Oddity
“Commencing countdown, engines on”
In the run up to the release of the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set (due September 25th), we’re going to be taking a look at each of the albums contained within the collection. So this week we’ll be focusing on the first album in the set, Space Oddity, kicking off with a brief fact file...
Originally issued as David Bowie on Philips in the UK, the album was released as Man Of Words/Man Of Music on Mercury in the US. Though released hot on the heels of the top five single, Space Oddity, the album didn't chart upon release in either the UK or the US. Three years later in 1972, it was reissued worldwide on RCA retitled Space Oddity with a Mick Rock Ziggy-era portrait on the cover. This version, which omitted the unlisted track, Don't Sit Down, made it to #17 on the UK album chart.
Design: David Bowie/CML33 - Design concept Vernon Dewhurst - Front cover photograph and artwork based on 'CTA 25 Neg' by Victor Vasarely George Underwood: Back cover illustration Width Of A Circle
Released: November 1969 Label: Philips UK, Mercury US Producers: Tony Visconti, except Space Oddity. Gus Dudgeon, Space Oddity only
Original tracklisting 01 Space Oddity 02 Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed 03 Don't Sit Down (Deleted from the album when it was rereleased as Space Oddity) 04 Letter To Hermione (2:30) 05 Cygnet Committee (9:30) 06 Janine (3:19) 07 An Occasional Dream (2:56) 08 Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (4:47) 09 God Knows I'm Good (3:16) 10 Memory Of A Free Festival (7:07)
Stay tuned for more Space Oddity celebrations throughout the week.