Manofmusic Index du Forum

Manofmusic
Espace consacré à David Bowie et à la Culture sous toutes ses formes

 FAQFAQ   RechercherRechercher   MembresMembres   GroupesGroupes   S’enregistrerS’enregistrer 
 ProfilProfil   Se connecter pour vérifier ses messages privésSe connecter pour vérifier ses messages privés   ConnexionConnexion 

Latest volume from Cygnet Committee

 
Poster un nouveau sujet   Répondre au sujet    Manofmusic Index du Forum -> David Bowie -> J'ai entendu un truc sur David Bowie
Sujet précédent :: Sujet suivant  
Auteur Message
lunamagic
Administrateur

Hors ligne

Inscrit le: 09 Mar 2011
Messages: 5 345

MessagePosté le: Mer 5 Avr - 08:49 (2017)    Sujet du message: Latest volume from Cygnet Committee Répondre en citant





4 APRIL 2017

Latest volume from Cygnet Committee

“Just you and your idol singing falsetto...”

This week we’re taking a look at some of the excellent unofficial fan publications out there at the moment. First up is the fourth instalment from the Cygnet Committee team: Andy Barding (Words), Martyn Hammond (Archive and Research), Paul Surridge (Art Direction & Design).

This 40-page, fourth volume is called Soul Love and the focus is on Bowie’s time in Philadelphia in 1974. Here’s the blurb:

+ - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +

Bowie's 'plastic soul' period produced an utter classic album in 'Young Americans', but the short 'Philly Dogs' tour which preceded it remains an enigmatic mystery to all but those who were lucky enough to attend in 1974.

Here, for the first time, is the illustrated story of David Bowie's soul revue as it played out in the City of Brotherly Love... the home of Sigma Sound... Philadelphia PA.

+ - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +

Soul Love has the usual stunning pictorial content (mostly previously unpublished), along with reviews and memorabilia, not to mention a foreword by one, Earl Slick.

There’s also a fascinating interview with original Sigma Kid, Patti Brett, she of the legendary Gouster listening party at Sigma, which she enjoyed with the rest of the Sigma Kids and Bowie himself.

Here’s a bit of Barding:

+ - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +

What the audience got was radically different from the show they had witnessed at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby just four months earlier.

The choreographed and elaborately-staged ‘Year of the Diamond Dogs’ set, its props, costumes and ‘Hunger City’ scenery, had all been dumped in favour of a raw and minimal new look... a barren stage with huge white movie-set lamps which cast giant shadows onto the venue back walls.

Musically, the new act was dripping with soulful reworkings of Bowie classics like ‘Rebel Rebel’, ‘Rock’n’Roll With Me’ and ‘The Jean Genie’, expertly performed by the 13-piece Mike Garson
Band, driven as on the previous tour by Earl Slick on fiery guitar as well as Dave Sanborn on brittle sax.

A few newies were premiered and put to the live test. Songs such as ‘Young Americans’, ‘Somebody Up There Likes Me’ and ‘Dancin’ - recorded in Philadelphia and released five years later as ‘John, I’m Only Dancing (Again)’. A core ingredient of the new band was its sensational wall of backing vocalists: Ava Cherry, Robin Clark, Diane Sumler, Anthony Hinton, Warren Peace and newcomer Luther Vandross brought oodles of soul to the show.

Philly Bowie fan Patrick Diagosto remembers: “They’d sing an opening set which included stuff like The O’Jays’ ‘Love Train’. Then they would all join hands across the stage and sing ‘Memory of a Free Festival’. And that’s when David would enter the stage, breaking through the chain of hands...”

Philadelphia’s devoted Bowie followers loved the new image and David’s take on their home-grown music. A few of the faithful even got to hang out with David and band and hear early versions of ‘Young Americans’ album tracks as they were laid down and mixed at the city’s famous Sigma Sound studios in August of that year.

But it must have seemed odd to the casual local rock fan to have their home-grown Philly Soul returned to them by a thin, white waif with a South London accent! One might even suggest
that David was playing up to this incongruity when he strode out on stage for the first night at the Philadelphia Spectrum wearing equestrian jodhpurs, a silk blouson, cravat and tie pin, with his red hair side-parted, flexing a jockey’s whip...

How ‘English’ can you get?

+ - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +

Check out the Cygnet Committee page for more information: http://smarturl.it/CygnetCommittee

#BowieYoungAmericans #SigmaKids #PhillyBowie #BowieSoul #BowieCygnetCommittee

David Bowie


Revenir en haut
Publicité






MessagePosté le: Mer 5 Avr - 08:49 (2017)    Sujet du message: Publicité

PublicitéSupprimer les publicités ?
Revenir en haut
Soul-Duke


Hors ligne

Inscrit le: 24 Mai 2011
Messages: 369

MessagePosté le: Mer 5 Avr - 23:51 (2017)    Sujet du message: Latest volume from Cygnet Committee Répondre en citant

magnifique ... je vais le commander ... mais as-tu du nouveau concernant le live en 3 vinyles de 74 ? est-ce trop tard ? impossible de trouver un lien ? amazon.italia ne le propose plus !!! merci Luna

Revenir en haut
lunamagic
Administrateur

Hors ligne

Inscrit le: 09 Mar 2011
Messages: 5 345

MessagePosté le: Jeu 6 Avr - 08:52 (2017)    Sujet du message: Latest volume from Cygnet Committee Répondre en citant

Soul-Duke a écrit:
...as-tu du nouveau concernant le live en 3 vinyles de 74 ? est-ce trop tard ? impossible de trouver un lien ? amazon.italia ne le propose plus !!! merci Luna

Skip's Records (Eugene OR)
- Bowpromo ($54.99/51,68 €)
- Cracked Actor ($39.99/37,59 €)

Allegro.pl
- Bowpromo (206,99 zł/48,86 €)
- Cracked Actor (88,99 zł/21,00 €)

Mais quelque chose me dit qu'ils ne vont pas tarder à revenir chez Amazon.


Revenir en haut
Contenu Sponsorisé






MessagePosté le: Aujourd’hui à 14:57 (2017)    Sujet du message: Latest volume from Cygnet Committee

Revenir en haut
Montrer les messages depuis:   
Poster un nouveau sujet   Répondre au sujet    Manofmusic Index du Forum -> David Bowie -> J'ai entendu un truc sur David Bowie Toutes les heures sont au format GMT + 1 Heure
Page 1 sur 1

 
Sauter vers:  

Index | Panneau d’administration | creer un forum gratuit | Forum gratuit d’entraide | Annuaire des forums gratuits | Signaler une violation | Conditions générales d'utilisation
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Traduction par : phpBB-fr.com