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No PlanFeatures The Single 'Lazarus' From Blackstar, As Well As The Three Final David Bowie Studio Recordings From That Album's Sessions
Pressed On 180-Gram Vinyl
Side B Features A Special Lazer Etching (No Music)
The No Plan EP was originally released digitally on January 8th, 2017 the day after would have been David Bowie's 70th Birthday. The release 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. The No Plan EP is now being pressed on heavyweight 180g black vinyl that includes a special laser etching on side B and is housed in new artwork designed by longtime collaborator Jonathan Barnbrook.
The No Plan EP features the single 'Lazarus' from, and the three final David Bowie studio recordings during the sessions for his 28th and final album - No Plan, Killing A Little Time and When I Met You. The track No Plan was hailed by Rolling Stone who ranked it at #4 in their 50 Best Songs of 2016 as a magnificent coda... one last transmission from the Bowie universe.1. Lazarus
2. No Plan
3. Killing a Little Time
4. When I Met You$16.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl EP - Sealed Buy Now
The Next DayDavid Bowie's First New Album in Ten Years and his 30th Studio Recording.
On 2 LP with CD and Bonus Tracks
The Next Day was produced by long-term collaborator Tony Visconti and was recorded in New York. In the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 8, David's birthday, Iso/Columbia Records released his new single titled 'Where Are We Now?' 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. Now we all know, David Bowie has been in the recording studio-just when we least expected it.
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.LP 1
1. The Next Day
2. Dirty Boys
3. The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
4. Love Is Lost
5. Where Are We Now?
6. Valentine's Day
7. If You Can See Me
8. I'd Rather Be High
1. Boss Of Me
2. Dancing Out In Space
3. How Does The Grass Grow?
4. (You Will) Set The World On Fire
1. You Feel So Lonely You Could Die
3. So She (Bonus Track)
4. Plan (Bonus Track)
5. I'll Take You There (Bonus Track)$33.99Vinyl LP + CD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
David Bowie AKA Space OddityDavid Bowie is the second studio album by David Bowie, Space Oddity was the name used for CD releases of the album in 1984, 1990 and 1999, but it reverted to the original, eponymous title for a 2009 reissue.
Breakout from the David Bowie 'Five Years: 1969-1973' box. Now available on 1 LP 180g Audiophile vinyl.1. Space Oddity (2015 Remastered Version)
2. Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed (2015 Remastered Version)
3. Letter To Hermione (2015 Remastered Version)
4. Cygnet Committee (2015 Remastered Version)
5. Janine (2015 Remastered Version)
6. An Occasional Dream (2015 Remastered Version)
7. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (2015 Remastered Version)
8. God Knows I'm Good (2015 Remastered Version)
9. Memory Of A Free Festival (2015 Remastered Version)$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bowie At The Beeb: The Best Of The BBC Radio Sessions '68-'72 (Awaiting Repress)Previously released on CD, this is the debut of the Best Of David Bowie's BBC radio sessions from 1968 - 1972 on vinyl. The 39-track 4 LP set comes in a lift off lid box and features a full color 20 page booklet.
This vinyl version features Oh! You Pretty Things from the Sounds Of The 70s Bob Harris session, broadcast in September 1971, which was previously exclusive to the Japanese release of the CD.
This performance features just David and Mick Ronson as a duo.Completely exclusive to this collection, and therefore making its debut, is the once lost The Supermen from the Sounds Of The 70s Andy Ferris session, broadcast in March 1970, and performed by The Hype. This recording was only rediscovered during the research for the original CD set and remained unreleased until now.LP 1
1. In The Heat Of The Morning (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Orchestra
2. London Bye, Ta-Ta (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Orchestra
3. Karma Man (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Orchestra
4. Silly Boy Blue (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Orchestra
5. Let Me Sleep Beside You (2000 Remastered Version)
6. Janine (2000 Remastered Version)
7. Amsterdam (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Trio
8. God Knows I'm Good (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Trio
9. The Width Of A Circle (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Trio
10. Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Trio
1. Cygnet Committee (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Trio
2. Memory Of A Free Festival (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Tony Visconti Trio
3. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Hype
4. The Supermen (2016 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Hype
5. Bombers (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & Friends
6. Looking For A Friend (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & Friends
7. Almost Grown (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & Friends
8. Kooks (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & Friends
9. It Ain't Easy (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & Friends
1. The Supermen (with Mick Ronson) [2000 Remastered Version]
2. Oh! You Pretty Things (with Mick Ronson) [2000 Remastered Version]
3. Eight Line Poem (2000 Remastered Version)
4. Hang On To Yourself (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
5. Ziggy Stardust (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
6. Queen Bitch (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
7. Waiting For The Man (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
8. Five Years (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
9. White Light/White Heat (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
10. Moonage Daydream (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
1. Hang On To Yourself (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
2. Suffragette City (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
3. Ziggy Stardust (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
4. Starman (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
5. Space Oddity (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
6. Changes (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
7. Oh! You Pretty Things (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
8. Andy Warhol (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
9. Lady Stardust (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
10. Rock 'N' Roll Suicide (2000 Remastered Version) - By David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars$79.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 4 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Diamond DogsBreakout from David Bowie's Who Can I Be Now? 1974-1976 Box Set. Originally released on RCA APLI 0576 (U.K.) / CPLI 0576 (U.S.) on 31st May, 1974.1. Future Legend (2016 Remastered Version)
2. Diamond Dogs (2016 Remastered Version)
3. Sweet Thing (2016 Remastered Version)
4. Candidate (2016 Remastered Version)
5. Sweet Thing (Reprise) [2016 Remastered Version]
6. Rebel Rebel (2016 Remastered Version)
7. Rock 'N' Roll With Me (2016 Remastered Version)
8. We Are The Dead (2016 Remastered Version)
9. 1984 (2016 Remastered Version)
10. Big Brother (2016 Remastered Version)
11. Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family (2016 Remastered Version)$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Station To StationBreakout from David Bowie's Who Can I Be Now? 1974-1976 Box Set. Originally released on RCA APL1 1327 on 23rd January, 1976.1. Station To Station (2016 Remastered Version)
2. Golden Years (2016 Remastered Version)
3. Word On A Wing (2016 Remastered Version)
4. TVC15 (2016 Remastered Version)
5. Stay (2016 Remastered Version)
6. Wild Is The Wind (2016 Remastered Version)$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Young AmericansBreakout from David Bowie's Who Can I Be Now? 1974-1976 Box Set. Originally released on RCA RS 1006 (U.K.) / AQL1-0998 (U.S.) on 7th March, 1975.1. Young Americans (2016 Remastered Version)
2. Win (2016 Remastered Version)
3. Fascination (2016 Remastered Version)
4. Right (2016 Remastered Version)
5. Somebody Up There Likes Me (2016 Remastered Version)
6. Across The Universe (2016 Remastered Version)
7. Can You Hear Me (2016 Remastered Version)
8. Fame (2016 Remastered Version)$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
David LiveBreakout from David Bowie's Who Can I Be Now? 1974-1976 Box Set. David Live was culled from performances on the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of July, 1974 at the Tower Theater, Philadelphia.LP 1
1. 1984 (Live) [2005 Mix] [2016 Remastered Version]
2. Rebel Rebel (Live) [2005 Mix] [2016 Remastered Version]
3. Moonage Daydream (Live) [2005 Mix] [2016 Remastered Version]
4. Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (Live) [2005 Mix] [2016 Remastered Version]
5. Changes (Live) [2005 Mix] [2016 Remastered Version]
6. Suffragette City (Live) [2005 Mix] [2016 Remastered Version]
7. Aladdin Sane (Live) [2005 Mix] [2016 Remastered Version]
8. All The Young Dudes (Live) [2005 Mix] [2016 Remastered Version]
1. Cracked Actor (Live) [2005 Mix] [2016 Remastered Version]
2. Rock 'N' Roll With Me (Live) [2005 Mix] [2016 Remastered Version]
3. Watch That Man (Live) [2005 Mix] [2016 Remastered Version]
4. Knock On Wood (Live) [2005 Mix] [2016 Remastered Version]
5. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (Live) [2005 Mix] [2016 Remastered Version]
6. Space Oddity (Live) [2005 Mix] [2016 Remastered Version]
7. Diamond Dogs (Live) [2005 Mix] [2016 Remastered Version]
1. Panic In Detroit (Live) [2005 Mix] [2016 Remastered Version]
2. Big Brother (Live) [2005 Mix] [2016 Remastered Version]
3. Time (Live) [2005 Mix] [2016 Remastered Version]
4. The Width Of A Circle (Live) [2005 Mix] [2016 Remastered Version]
5. The Jean Genie (Live) [2005 Mix] [2016 Remastered Version]
6. Rock 'N' Roll Suicide (Live) [2005 Mix] [2016 Remastered Version]$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Who Can I Be Now? (1974 to 1976) (Box Set)9 Albums on 13 LPs
Features The Gouster, Previously Unreleased As An Album
Includes 84 Page Book With Rarely Seen Photos And Various Ephemera
Parlophone Records are proud to announce DAVID BOWIE 'WHO CAN I BE NOW? (1974 - 1976)' the second in a series of box sets spanning his career from 1969.
The follow up to the awarding winning and critically acclaimed DAVID BOWIE 'FIVE YEARS (1969 - 1973)' will contain the previously unreleased album from 1974 called 'THE GOUSTER'.
The thirteen-piece vinyl set features all of the material officially released by Bowie during the so-called 'American' phase of his career from 1974 to 1976.
The box set, which is named after a track recorded in 1974 but not officially released until the 1990's, includes 'DIAMOND DOGS', 'DAVID LIVE' (in original and 2005 mixes), 'YOUNG AMERICANS' and 'STATION TO STATION' (in original and 2010 mixes) as well as 'THE GOUSTER', 'LIVE NASSAU COLISEUM 76' and a new compilation entitled 'RE:CALL 2' which is a collection of single versions and non-album b-sides.
This release includes tracks that have never before appeared on CD/vinyl/digital as well as new remasters.
Exclusive to the box set is 'THE GOUSTER'. Previously unreleased as a complete album, it was recorded at Sigma Sound, Philadelphia in 1974 and produced by Tony Visconti. The album was mixed and mastered before David decamped to New York to work with John Lennon and Harry Maslin on what became the 'YOUNG AMERICANS' album. 'THE GOUSTER' contains three previously unreleased mixes of 'Right', 'Can You Hear Me' and 'Somebody Up There Likes Me'.
For the 2016 release, Tony Visconti has overseen the mastering from the original tapes and photos taken by Eric Stephen Jacobs have been put together for the sleeve based around one of David's original concepts for the album.
Also exclusive to the CD, vinyl, standard digital and MFiT box sets will be the remastered 'DAVID LIVE (original mix)', the 2010 Harry Maslin mix of 'STATION TO STATION' (previously only available on an audio only DVD in 5.1 and stereo as part of the 'STATION TO STATION' Deluxe box set in 2010) and 'RE:CALL 2'.
'RE:CALL 2' features the original single mix of 'Rebel Rebel', which has only featured on a 40th anniversary picture disc in 2014 since its original release on single in 1974.
'RE:CALL 2' features newly originated artwork with 1975 in-studio images from the 'STATION TO STATION' recording sessions by David's friend and backing vocalist Geoff MacCormack aka Warren Peace.
The alternative cover for the 2010 mix of 'STATION TO STATION' by Harry Maslin, features the originally intended colour sleeve for the album that never got further than a few colour proofs and was replaced by the more familiar black and white image.
The vinyl box set is pressed on audiophile quality 180g vinyl.
The box sets' accompanying book, 84 pages in the vinyl set, will feature rarely seen and previously unpublished photos by photographers including Eric Stephen Jacobs, Tom Kelley, Geoff MacCormack, Terry O'Neill, Steve Schapiro, and many others as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums from producers Tony Visconti and Harry Maslin.David Bowie: Who Can I Be Now? (1974 - 1976)
Diamond Dogs (Remastered) (1 LP)
David Live (Original Mix) (Remastered) (2 LP) *
David Live (2005 Mix) (Remastered) (3 LP)
The Gouster (Previously Unreleased As An Album) (1 LP) *
Young Americans (Remastered) (1 LP)
Station To Station (Remastered) (1 LP)
Station To Station (Harry Maslin 2010 Mix) (1 LP) *
Live Nassau Coliseum '76 (2 Lp)
Re:call 2 (Single Versions And Non Album B-sides) (Remastered) (1 LP) *
* Exclusive to 'Who Can I Be Now? (1974 - 1976)'
LP 1: Diamond Dogs (Remastered)
1. Future Legend
2. Diamond Dogs
3. Sweet Thing
5. Sweet Thing (Reprise)
6. Rebel Rebel
7. Rock 'n' Roll With Me
8. We Are The Dead
10. Big Brother
11. Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family
LP 2: David Live (Original Mix) (Remastered)
2. Rebel Rebel
3. Moonage Daydream
4. Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (reprise)
6. Suffragette City
7. Aladdin Sane
8. All The Young Dudes
9. Cracked Actor
1. Rock 'n' Roll With Me
2. Watch That Man
3. Knock On Wood
4. Diamond Dogs
5. Big Brother
6. The Width Of A Circle
7. The Jean Genie
8. Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
LP 3: David Live (2005 Mix) (Remastered)
2. Rebel Rebel
3. Moonage Daydream
4. Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (reprise)
6. Suffragette City
7. Aladdin Sane
8. All The Young Dudes
1. Cracked Actor
2. Rock 'n' Roll With Me
3. Watch That Man
4. Knock On Wood
5. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
6. Space Oddity
7. Diamond Dogs
1. Panic In Detroit
2. Big Brother
4. The Width Of A Circle
5. The Jean Genie
6. Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
LP 4: The Gouster (Previously Unreleased As A Complete Album)
1. John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) - not on 'Young Americans', first released as a single in 1979 to promote the 'Changestwobowie' compilation.
2. Somebody Up There Likes Me - alternative early previously unreleased mix
3. It's Gonna Be Me - not on 'Young Americans', first released as a bonus track on the EMI/Ryko edition of 'Young Americans' in 1990. An alternative mix with strings was released on the 2007 EMI edition of 'Young Americans'.
4. Who Can I Be Now? - not on 'Young Americans', first released as a bonus track on the EMI/Ryko edition of 'Young Americans' in 1990.
5. Can You Hear Me - alternative early previously unreleased version.
6. Young Americans - same version that ended up on 'Young Americans'.
7. Right - alternative early previously unreleased version.
LP 5: Young Americans (Remastered)
1. Young Americans
5. Somebody Up There Likes Me
6. Across The Universe
7. Can You Hear Me
LP 6: Station To Station (Remastered)
1. Station To Station
2. Golden Years
3. Word On A Wing
4. TVC 15
6. Wild Is The Wind
LP 7: Station To Station (2010 Harry Maslin Mix)
1. Station To Station
2. Golden Years
3. Word On A Wing
4. TVC 15
6. Wild Is The Wind
LP 8: Live Nassau Coliseum '76
1. Station To Station
2. Suffragette City
4. Word On A Wing
6. Waiting For The Man
7. Queen Bitch
1. Life On Mars?
2. Five Years
3. Panic In Detroit
5. TVC 15
6. Diamond Dogs
7. Rebel Rebel
8. The Jean Genie
LP 9: RE:CALL 2 (Non Album Singles, Single Versions and B-Sides) (Remastered)
1. Rebel Rebel (original single mix)
2. Diamond Dogs (Australian single edit)
3. Rebel Rebel (U.S. single version)
4. Rock 'n' Roll With Me (live - promotional single edit)
5. Panic In Detroit (live)
6. Young Americans (original single edit)
7. Fame (original single edit)
8. Golden Years (original single version)
9. Station To Station (original single edit)
10. TVC 15 (original single edit)
11. Stay (original single edit)
12. Word On A Wing (original single edit)
13. John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) (1975) (single version)$249.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 13 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Aladdin SaneBreakout from the David Bowie 'Five Years: 1969-1973' box. Now available on 1 LP 180g Audiophile vinyl. Aladdin Sane is the sixth album by David Bowie. The follow-up to his break through The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, it was the first album he wrote and released as a bona fide rock star.1. Watch That Man (2013 Remastered Version)
2. Aladdin Sane (2013 Remastered Version)
3. Drive-In Saturday (2013 Remastered Version)
4. Panic in Detroit (2013 Remastered Version)
5. Cracked Actor (2013 Remastered Version)
6. Time (2013 Remastered Version)
7. The Prettiest Star (2013 Remastered Version)
8. Let's Spend the Night Together (2013 Remastered Version)
9. The Jean Genie (2013 Remastered Version)
10. Lady Grinning Soul (2013 Remastered Version)$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live Nassau Coliseum '76Breakout from David Bowie's Who Can I Be Now? 1974-1976 Box Set. Recorded live at the Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY, U.S.A., 23rd March, 1976. Originally released on EMI BOWSTSD 2010 within the Station To Station deluxe set on 20th September, 2010.LP 1
1. Station To Station (Live Nassau Coliseum '76)
2. Suffragette City (Live Nassau Coliseum '76)
3. Fame (Live Nassau Coliseum '76)
4. Word On A Wing (Live Nassau Coliseum '76)
5. Stay (Live Nassau Coliseum '76)
6. Waiting For The Man (Live Nassau Coliseum '76)
7. Queen Bitch (Live Nassau Coliseum '76)
1. Life On Mars? (Live Nassau Coliseum '76)
2. Five Years (Live Nassau Coliseum '76)
3. Panic In Detroit (Live Nassau Coliseum '76)
4. Changes (Live Nassau Coliseum '76)
5. TVC15 (Live Nassau Coliseum '76)
6. Diamond Dogs (Live Nassau Coliseum '76)
7. Rebel Rebel (Live Nassau Coliseum '76)
8. The Jean Genie (Live Nassau Coliseum '76)$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982) (Box Set)
DAVID BOWIE 'A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN (1977 - 1982)' is the third in a series of box sets spanning his career from 1969 and the follow-up to the awarding winning and critically acclaimed DAVID BOWIE 'FIVE YEARS (1969 - 1973)' and DAVID BOWIE 'WHO CAN I BE NOW? (1974 - 1976)'.
This 13 LP, 180g audiophile vinyl box set features all of the material officially released by David Bowie between 1977 and 1982 including all four studio albums, his 1978 live album 'STAGE' in both original and expanded tracklistings, the newly compiled HEROES E.P., collecting together both the German and French long and single versions of Heroes, and the exclusive new compilation of single versions, non-album singles and B-sides, 'RE:CALL 3'. Also included exclusively is a brand new remix of the 1979 album 'LODGER' by long time Bowie producer/collaborator Tony Visconti.
- 84 Page hardback book
- Low (remastered) (1 LP)
- Heroes (remastered) (1LP)
- Heroes E.P. (remastered) (12 Single)*
- Stage (remastered) (2 LP Yellow Vinyl) *
- Stage (2017) (remastered) (3 LP)
- Lodger (remastered) (1 LP)
- Lodger (Tony Visconti 2017 Mix) (1 LP)*
- Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1 LP)
- Re:Call 3 (single versions, non-album singles and B-sides) (remastered) (2LP)*
The box set's accompanying 84 page book features rarely seen and previously unpublished photos by photographers including Anton Corbijn, Helmut Newton, Andrew Kent, Steve Schapiro, Duffy and many others as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums from producer Tony Visconti.Low (remastered) (1 LP)
1. Speed Of Life
2. Breaking Glass
3. What In The World
4. Sound And Vision
5. Always Crashing In The Same Car
6. Be My Wife
7. A New Career In A New Town
9. Art Decade
10. Weeping Wall
"Heroes" (remastered) (1 LP)
1. Beauty And The Beast
2. Joe The Lion
4. Sons Of The Silent Age
6. V-2 Schneider
7. Sense Of Doubt
8. Moss Garden
10. The Secret Life Of Arabia
"Heroes" E.P. (remastered) (12" Single)
1. "Heroes"/"Helden" (German album version)
2. "Helden" (German single version)
3. "Heroes"/"HÉros" (French album version)
4. "HÉros" (French single version)
Stage (remastered) (2 LP Yellow Vinyl)
1. Hang On To Yourself
2. Ziggy Stardust
3. Five Years
4. Soul Love
6. Station To Station
8. TVC 15
2. Speed Of Life
3. Art Decade
4. Sense Of Doubt
5. Breaking Glass
7. What In The World
9. Beauty And The Beast
Stage (2017) (remastered) (3 LP)
3. What In The World
4. Be My Wife
5. The Jean Genie *
7. Sense Of Doubt
1. Speed Of Life
2. Breaking Glass
3. Beauty And The Beast
1. Five Years
2. Soul Love
4. Hang On To Yourself
5. Ziggy Stardust
6. Suffragette City *
1. Art Decade
2. Alabama Song
3. Station To Station
5. TVC 15
* Previously unreleased
Lodger (remastered) (1 LP)
LODGER (2017 Tony Visconti mix)
1. Fantastic Voyage
2. African Night Flight
3. Move On
4. Yassassin (Turkish for: Long Live)
5. Red Sails
7. Look Back In Anger
8. Boys Keep Swinging
10. Red Money
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1 LP)
1. It's No Game (Part 1)
2. Up The Hill Backwards
3. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
4. Ashes To Ashes
6. Teenage Wildlife
7. Scream Like A Baby
8. Kingdom Come
9. Because You're Young
10. It's No Game (Part 2)
Re:Call 3 (non-album singles, single versions and b-sides) (remastered) (2 LP)
1. "Heroes" (single version)
2. Beauty And The Beast (extended version)
3. Breaking Glass (Australian single version)
4. Yassassin (single version)
5. D.J. (single version)
6. Alabama Song
7. Space Oddity (1979 version)
8. Ashes To Ashes (single version)
9. Fashion (single version)
10. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (single version)
1. Crystal Japan
2. Under Pressure (single version) - Queen and David Bowie
3. Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (soundtrack album version)
4. Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy * - David Bowie and Bing Crosby * mono
Bertolt Brecht's Baal
5. Baal's Hymn
6. Remembering Marie A.
7. Ballad Of The Adventurers
8. The Drowned Girl
9. The Dirty Song$249.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 13 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The David Bowie/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Begins!
David Bowie's 2002 Masterwork Album!
Produced By David Bowie & Tony Visconti
Mastered By Joe Reagoso - Pressed At R.T.I.
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl & Tri-Fold Cover Presentation
Featuring Pete Townsend, Dave Grohl Tony Levin, & Carlos Alomar
David Bowie is truly a gift to rock music fans everywhere. There will
never be another David Bowie, an artistic genius who has enthralled
generations of aspiring musicians and music lovers the world over with
the many fine recordings and concert tours he's created seamlessly for
Celebrating over four decades in the music business, this English
native initially captivated millions of kids in the 70's with his Ziggy Stardust
persona. He drove the rockers mad with his stellar concerts and dynamic
presence on the stage. As David moved on and started venturing into other
fields of music, film and art, he soon emerged as one of the early founders
of alternative and ambient music with albums like Low and Heroes. At the
turn of the millennium, Bowie scored a new legion of fans with more harder
edged recordings like his 2002 multi-platinum masterwork Heathen.
Heathen kicks things off with the hard rock guitar sounds on Sunday.
This radio and fan favorite graced the alternative and college radio stations
and helped bolster even further the rest of the Lp with follow up hits like
the tour de force Slow Burn featuring the legendary Pete Townsend, and a
stellar revisit of Neil Young's I've Been Waiting For You featuring the guitar
work of Dave Grohl. All in all, a truly remarkable album which paved the
way to a whole new level of fans as David Bowie continues to be a major
force in the music of now and forever.
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary David Bowie,
as we've been releasing his fine recordings on our label. That is why
we are so very proud to announce another first installment in The David
Bowie/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his legendary
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (David Bowie/Jeff Beck/Deep
Purple) for the first time on audiophile vinyl, David Bowie's Heathen will
truly become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile
Vinyl titles in quite some time.
To celebrate David Bowie's amazing career, we further enhance this
limited anniversary edition with a stunning tri-fold cover featuring the
original artwork elements as well as being pressed by R.T.I on translucent
Everyone Says Hi!1. Sunday
3. Slip Away
4. Slow Burn
6. I've Been Waiting For You
7. I Would Be Your Slave
8. I Took A Trip In A Gemini Spaceship
9. 5:15 The Angel's Have Gone
10. Everyone Says 'Hi'
11. A Better Future
12. Heathen (The Rays)$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The NamesVampire Weekend's Chris Baio makes dance music under the name Baio. Back in April, he announced that a debut album would be coming soon via Glassnote, and that it would contain Bowie and Ferry-influenced pop songs and dumbsmart arena techno. Now, he's detailed The Names.
The album takes its title from Don DeLillo's 1982 novel. The Names is a record that has reverberated through my mind for much of the last five years, Baio said in a press release. Its themes began to take shape when I moved from New York to London in 2013. Today I'm delighted to share the first track of a record that I think is pretty tight!1. Brainwash yyrr Face
2. The Names
3. Sister of Pearl
4. I Was Born in a Marathon
6. All the Idiots
8. Endless Rhythm
9. Scarlett$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Iggy Pop / Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl + Gatefold LP Artwork
Features David Bowie, Simple Minds, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) & Ivan Kral (Patti Smith Group) & Barry Andrews (XTC)
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Capitol Records & Manufactured At R.T.I.
A Definitive "Rock Of The 80's" Classic Album
Iggy Pop continues to be known as one of the original pioneers of
the punk rock and underground rock movement of the late sixties and
seventies. Thrilling audiences with The Stooges or with his own innovative
solo projects, Iggy's iconic history shows a plethora of amazing albums
over the last 4 decades, truly creating some of the coolest music ever
waxed for the classic rock era.
In 1980, Iggy Pop delivered his hard hitting 80's alternative classic
Soldier for Arista Records. Featuring the David Bowie collaboration Play
It Safe, Solider was a solid effort which continues to be one of his most
revered albums to this day. This stunning release featured a good amount
of staple Iggy Pop classics like I'm A Conservative, Mr. Dynamite, Dog
Food and the hard rockin' Take Care Of Me. Augmented with powerhouse
musicians like Ivan Kral (Patti Smith Group), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols),
Barry Andrews (XTC) and uncredited support from David Bowie and
Simple Minds, this amazing 80's power punk classic hasn't been available
on vinyl for many decades... that is until now!
As another installment in our Iggy Pop series, Friday Music is
very proud to announce for the first time ever the stunning 180 Gram
Audiophile Vinyl presentation of Soldier by the legendary Iggy Pop.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (David Bowie/Iggy Pop/Alice
Cooper) at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood and
manufactured at R.T.I., this original Arista Records classic truly reaches
great sonic heights in the audiophile vinyl domain. For a limited time, we
have also included the colorful artwork elements in a first time gatefold
cover, featuring the rare lyric insert art - now a part of the inside LP cover
Knocking 'Em Down In The City1. Loco Mosquito
3. Knocking 'em Down (In The City)
4. Play It Safe
5. Get Up And Get Out
6. Mr. Dynamite
7. Dog Food
8. I Need More
9. Take Care Of Me
10. I'm A Conservative
11. I Snub You$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Heaven & HullImport
Available On Vinyl For The First Time
Heaven And Hull was the final solo album by David Bowie alumnus and Rock guitarist Mick Ronson, released in 1994, following Ronson's death the previous year. The album features collaborations by long time friends of Ronson including David Bowie, Joe Elliott, and Ian Hunter. Other artists on this first-ever LP include Peter Noone, Martin Chambers and Chrissie Hynde, Phil Collen and John Mellencamp.
The All The Young Dudes track on Heaven And Hull is from the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, where Ronson himself was suffering from cancer. On screen, he appears very thin, while still playing blistering guitar. It proved to be his last concert.
Sham Morris, one of the album's producers: During the making of Heaven And Hull, (working title To Hull And Back) I asked Mick to visualize a characteristic from his home town of Hull. His first thought was the Humber Bridge. The Bridge became very symbolic for those of us working on the album and it was his wish to incorporate it in the artwork. Mick has crossed the Bridge now and left us this swan song.1. Don't Look Down
2. Like A Rolling Stone
3. When The World Falls Down
4. Trouble With Me
5. Life's A River
6. You And Me
7. Colour Me
8. Take A Long Line
9. Midnight Love
10. All The Young Dudes$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Your BluesYour Blues is a stunning collection of songs and craftsmanship. Bombastic and bold at times, quiet and
soothing at others, Your Blues has an almost theatrical quality that informs the compositions. Originally released on CD in 2004, Destroyer's sixth studio album is now widely available on vinyl, as the December installment in the Merge25 reissue series.
Recorded with the production duo JC/DC (aka David Carswell and John Collins) -- who aided in the creation of
Destroyer's first three discs -- Dan Bejar ditches the band format he used for 2002's This Night with tremendous results. Fusing a dramatic vocal style akin to that of David Bowie in the 1970s with 1980s studio achievers like Microdisney and Prefab Sprout, Your Blues is regularly breathtaking.1. Notorious Lightning
2. It's Gonna Take an Airplane
3. An Actor's Revenge
4. The Music Lovers
5. From Oakland to Warsaw
6. Your Blues
7. New Ways of Living
8. Don't Become the Thing You Hated
9. Mad Foxes
10. The Fox and the Hound
11. What Road
12. Certain Things You Ought to Know$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Human Menagerie is the debut studio album by Cockney Rebel. Produced by Neil Harrison, it was released in November 1973. Cockney Rebel's debut album is like waking up from a really weird dream, and discovering that reality is weirder still.
It's remarkable to recall the impact that Cockney Rebel had when they arrived on the scene in 1973 with The Human Menagerie. Wide-eyed British teenagers who had been too young to succumb to early Bolan 'n' Bowie had a hero of their own: Steve Harley.
Harley might not have been the first cultural genius of his age, he was the first who wasn't content to simply zap the prevailing zeitgeist. He very much succeeded. Cockney Rebel's debut has weathered well - it's now considered an art-glam masterpiece.1. Hideaway
2. What Ruthy Said
3. Loretta's Tale
4. Crazy Raver
6. Mirror Freak
7. My Only Vice
8. Muriel The Actor
10. Death Trip$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bury Me In My RingsAs of the Spring of 2010, Blake Sennett, had quit music. Abandoned it completely. No more Rilo Kiley, no more The Elected. The former guitarist and songwriter focused his efforts elsewhere, writing and directing a short film, moving out of his house of 12 years and taking in a rescue dog. Music was a thing of the past, an afterthought.
So why is there a new record by The Elected, titled Bury Me in My Rings. Did Blake struggle in his new endeavors, find failure in the harsh realm of the film industry? Is he making his return to the world of music defeated, tail between his legs, scratching at the back door of his past successes? The answer, one simply finds, is no. It was simply the interest of friend and colleague Jason Cupp that culled Blake from the depths and had him writing again. Jason, the man that mixed The Elected's previous effort, Sun, Sun, Sun, suggested an impromptu recording session. Blake had no material, no songs to explore, but Cupp insisted. Pressure free, no expectations.
The results stand as a singular vision, in what is The Elected's strongest work to date. For longtime listeners, there are new sounds to enjoy, such as the mid '70s Bowie bounce of Go For The Throat, or the calculated Miss You era Stones cum Early Talking Heads groove of Babyface. Signature tones remain, and can be found on the island sunset serenade Trip Round the World, with the melodic slide of the lap steel, the comforting pluck of a ukulele, offering new ears a sense of what's come before.
More than a mere dalliance, this former side project now begs the attention reserved for one's main focus. As the ghosts of Rilo Kiley fade into the ether, Bury Me in My Rings presents the man responsible an opportunity to further himself from the past, and to continue to develop his artistic identity.1. Born To Love You
3. Look At Me Now
5. Go For The Throat
6. This Will Be Worth It
7. Trip Round The World
8. When Im Gone
9. Who Are You
10. Have You Been Cheated
11. See The Light
12. Time Is Coming$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDI-INN-0789xHanni El Khatib
Engine-revving dose of filthy, leather-clad blues.
A shit-kicking garage greaser with badass hooks.
Stripped- down garage rock with crunching guitars
and kiss-off cockiness.
This is desert-burned blues rock boosted by punk,
soul and hip-hop
- ROLLING STONE
On his 2011 debut Will The Guns Come Out, Hanni El Khatib tried
something he'd never tried before-making a bedroom-style
recording of his then stripped-to-the-skeleton guitar-and-drums
rock 'n' roll mostly for the sheer joy of making it. For his ferocious
2013 follow-up Head In The Dirt, he tried something new again,
showing up at producer Dan Auerbach's analog-dreamland
Nashville studio with nothing but the clothes on his back and an
But after Head In The Dirt's release and almost a year of relentless
touring, Hanni knew he needed to go past 'unpredictable' all the
way to 'unprecedented.' He needed isolation, time and the chance
to experiment. So after 30 days locked in hand-picked L.A. studio
The Lair, the result is the album Moonlight-the rarest and most
welcome kind of album, made at that perfect point in life where
confidence, experience, and technique unite to help an artist do
anything they want.
That's why it starts with a song that sounds like a Mobb Deep beat
under a Suicide-style synth drone and ends with an
ESG-meets-LCD Soundsystem gone italo-disco song about life and
death. That's why it collides crushing crate-digger drumbeats
that'd be right at home on a Can LP or an Eddie Bo 45 with
bleeding distorto guitar, bent and broken barroom piano and
hallucinatory analog flourishes. (In fact, some smart producer is
going to sample the drums from this album and complete the circle
of life.) And that's also why Moonlight feels like the album he's
always wanted to make: "What would it sound like if RZA got in the
studio with Iggy Pop and Tom Waits?" he asks. "I don't know! That
was my approach on everything."
It's a personal album in the most primal sense, put together in any
way that worked. Iggy Pop and David Bowie did this kind of thing
on The Idiot, the Wu-Tang Clan did it on 36 Chambers and the
Clash did it three times over on Sandinista. And now it's Hanni's
turn, across 11 new lightning-struck songs, each written and
recorded in its own flash of inspiration. It sounds like an album
made by an endless list of collaborators, but really Moonlight was
more like the first do-it-almost-all-yourself music Hanni ever made,
except after six years recording and touring, he'd learned to do so
much more.1. Moonlight
2. Melt Me
3. The Teeth
5. Worship Song (No 2)
8. All Black
10. Dance Hall
11. Two Brothers$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Dolls of HighlandKyle Craft grew up in a tiny Louisiana town on the
banks of the Mississippi, where he spent most of his
time catching alligators and rattlesnakes instead of
playing football or picking up the guitar. He's not the
product of a musical family, and bands never came
through town. It was only a chance trip to K-Mart that
gave him his first album, a David Bowie hits compilation
that helped inspire him eventually to channel his
innate feral energy into songwriting and rock and roll.
That self-made talent drives every note of Dolls of
Highland, Craft's exhilarating, fearless solo debut.
"This album is the dark corner of a bar," he says. "It's
that feeling at the end of the night when you're
confronted with 'now what?'"
Craft knows the feeling well--Dolls began to take shape
when everything he took for granted was suddenly over,
including an eight-year relationship. "All of a sudden I
was left with just me for the first time in my adult
life," he says. He ventured far away from the ghosts of
his home in Shreveport, Louisiana to make a new life
for himself in Portland, Oregon, living under a friend's
pool table while he demoed new songs and tried to
determine what came next.
The album was tracked at a home studio in Shreveport,
where Craft briefly returned for an intensely-productive
reckoning with his past. "I dedicated the album to
Shreveport and called it Dolls of Highland for all the
girls and ghosts in town who influenced it so strongly."
Craft then returned to Portland, where Brandon
Summers and Benjamin Weikel of The Helio Sequence
helped move the album from its DIY beginnings to a
more fully realized work. Craft played most of the
instruments on the album, and the record captures the
power of his live performance.
And then there's Craft's unforgettable voice - "I'm
fully aware that I have a very abrasive, very loud voice,
but Bob Dylan is the one that taught me to embrace
that," says Craft. Craft's talent and singular creativity
move the conversation into new and unpredictable
places. And this album is very much about moving
forward. "After everything fell apart, it didn't take very
long for me to learn who I was and what I should be
doing," says Craft, who is walking out on the other side
with Dolls of Highland.1. Eye of a Hurricane
4. Lady of the Ark
5. Gloom Girl
6. Trinidad Beach (Before I Ride)
7. Future Midcity Massacre
8. Black Mary
10. Dolls of Highland
11. Jane Beat the Reaper
12. Three Candles$18.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
At Best CuckoldEmbarking upon a sophomore effort can be a daunting task for any young upstart, and there's no denying Avi Buffalo's own bar was set quite high with 2010's celebrated eponymous debut. Fear not, there's nothing in this tale about The Second Album-a.k.a. At Best Cuckold, due September 8th in Europe and September 9th in North America on Sub
Pop-that even remotely resembles a slump; in fact, it would be entirely appropriate to say that this Long Beach, California, enterprise is getting better with age.
Ah, yes, age-much was made of it when Avi Buffalo's first album hit, and for good reason: While their Millikan High School classmates were preoccupied with quaint and youthful pursuits, the musicians behind Avi Buffalo were busy making an off-kilter pop gem that eventually bowled over NME, The AV Club, Pitchfork, the BBC, and numerous other outlets on both sides of the Atlantic.
The creation of At Best Cuckold turned out to be a three-year journey; a stretch of time that resembles its predecessor. While transitioning from teenager to twentysomething and traversing the interpersonal wilds which accompany that age, Avi kept playing music, collaborated with and produced several friends (including Kevin Litrow's N.O.W. project and
Douglas James Sweeney's Arjuna Genome), and even started DJing. He also wrote new songs, and by the time 2013 rolled around, it was time to begin capturing his latest sparks-with that, the band headed into the studio on New Year's Day.
At Best Cuckold was recorded at Tiny Telephone, the analog-friendly San Francisco studio run by John Vanderslice (whose Bowie tribute Avi contributed to), and engineered by Jay Pellicci (The Dodos, Deerhoof, Sleater-Kinney). Avi then built on the "clean and tight" recordings from Tiny Telephone with analog and digital overdubs, and completed the
record with Nicolas Vernhes at Rare Book Room studio in Brooklyn. The result is a quirky yet comforting set of songs driven by refined pop songcraft and sneaky moments of grandeur that stick in the brain. Classic-sounding melodies are delivered with a modern sensibility, creating an album that's equal parts timely and timeless. Well-placed piano, sax, clarinet, French horn, and cornet further enhance the proceedings with a glorious orch-pop sheen.
At the ripe old age of 23, Avi Buffalo is ready to take on the world (again), armed with all of the experience he's compiled over the past few years. And he's made sure the second time around will be just as memorable as the first.1. So What
2. Memories of You
3. Can't Be Too Responsible
4. Two Cherished Understandings
5. Overwhelmed with Pride
6. Found Blind
7. She Is Seventeen
8. Think It's Gonna Happen Again
9. Oxygen Tank
10. Won't Be Around No More$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Turn Ons (Awaiting Repress)On Colored Vinyl
What began as Gaz and Danny taking a little time out from their Supergrass commitments for a studio lark has now resulted in a modern day psychedelic punk descendant of Bowies Pin Ups: often irreverent and sometimes initially unrecognizable but always loving and respectful re-imaginings of 12 classics spanning 40 years of rock, punk and even hip hop. Icons receiving the celebratory HotRats treatment range from the Kinks, Velvet Underground and Pink Floyd to the Sex Pistols, Beastie Boys and more.1. I Can't Stand It
2. Big Sky
3. The Crystal Ship
4. (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)
5. Damaged Goods
6. Love Is The Drug
8. Pump It Up
9. The Lovecats
10. Queen Bitch
12. Up The Junction$16.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
The Journey Man"In my music," says Goldie, "is everything I've learned, everyone I've met, everything I've experienced." And it's been an incredible trip. The maverick innovator - who rewrote the future of the jungle scene with landmark releases that still sound like they were kidnapped from tomorrow - has a unique story to tell. From children's homes in the West Midlands through stints in New York and Miami as one of the UK's most celebrated exponents of graffiti art to rubbing shoulders with an exceptional list of musical collaborators including David Bowie, Noel Gallagher and KRS-One, Goldie has defiantly, definitively, done it his own way. "I'm an alchemist," he likes to insist. "I practice the dark arts of messing with the form of something solid."
Though marriage and his passion for bikram yoga have, he says, proved a calming influence, these days he's just as full of inspired, out-there ideas as he was back in 1993 when he did his first cover interview for the rave magazine Generator. "My music is about fallout," he said then, "about the damage that has been done to the system." Today, in the office of one of his London-based contacts, the ideas are still sparking. "Drum'n'bass has done to electronic music what graffiti has done to the art world," he muses, before launching into a rapid-fire synthesis of art history, dancefloor evolution and his own hyperactive brand of self-actualization, which loosely translates as: "Why do something ordinary when you can do something extraordinary?"
It sums up the reason why, in 1994, music critic Simon Reynolds famously observed: "Goldie revolutionized jungle not once but three times. First, there was Terminator (pioneering the use of time stretching), then Angel (fusing Diane Charlemagne's live vocal with David Byrne/Brian Eno samples to prove that hardcore could be more conventionally musical), now there's Timeless, a 22-minute hardcore symphony." Each of these were moments that shaped the musical fabric of the decade and beyond, presaging Goldie's transition from the underground rave scene into the world of bona fide A- list superstars.
But it didn't start out like that. The boy who would become Goldie was born Clifford Price on 19 September 1965, just as The Rolling Stones hit the top of the charts with Satisfaction. His dad Clement, originally from Jamaica, had been plying his trade as a foundryman in Leeds. His mum Margaret, who had been born in Glasgow, was a popular singer in the pubs and clubs of the West Midlands. Barely more than a toddler, Goldie was just three when she placed him into foster care (though she kept his younger brother Melvin). He still remembers, he says, the day the social workers came to take him away.
Over the next 15 years, he bounced between a series of foster homes and local government institutions around the Walsall area. His eclectic musical taste was forged, he reckons, in those same local authority homes listening to the sonic tangle of other teenagers' record collections. "In one room," he says, "a kid would be playing Steel Pulse while through the wall someone else had a Japan record on and another guy would be spinning Human League." On rare visits to see his dad, he'd lie sprawled over the living room couch, listening to Jazz FM, marveling at the lavishly-tooled '80s productions of Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, David Sanborn and Michael Franks, adding further layers to his complex musicography.
Already developing the irresistible urge to excel that has marked his inimitable musical career, Goldie's first love was roller-hockey. He earned a place as goalkeeper in England's national squad before the lure of music overtook the lure of sport. After discovering electro and hip hop, he grew his hair - the "goldilocks" that won him his nickname - and joined a breakdance crew called the B-Boys in nearby Wolverhampton. He also discovered graffiti. "They called me 'the spray can king of the Midlands'," he says proudly. His talent was undeniable, bringing him to the attention not only of Britain's Arts Council but to Dick Fontaine, producer of a Channel 4 TV documentary on graffiti. Fontaine's 1987 film Bombin' captured a visit to the UK by New York artist Brim Fuentes. Brim met Goldie and his B-Boys crew in Wolverhampton's Heathtown before heading a dozen miles away to Birmingham's Handsworth, where the producer filmed the aftermath of rioting that had left four dead, 35 injured and dozens of stores burned out. Several months later, Fontaine reversed the process and took Goldie to New York, introducing him to hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa. For Goldie, on his first trip abroad, never mind his first trip over the Atlantic, the Big Apple was love at first sight. Back in Britain, he begged, borrowed and saved until he had enough to fund a return trip to the Bronx.
"I started painting the trains and getting involved on the streets," he says, remembering his total immersion in what was still, at that point, an emerging culture. Art and music as symbiotic technologies. Rubbing shoulders with the Big Apple's best graffiti artists, his own distinctive style was accelerated and enriched. A move to Miami followed. He worked in the flea markets, he says, "painting trucks for drug dealers" and developing a sideline in gold jewelry that included the distinctive grills that became a trademark on his return to the UK. The magical properties of shaping, working and bending precious metals to his will - as close to alchemy as the modern world gets - became an analogue for the way he prefers to operate in the studio, chasing quicksilver dreams, mercury-fast rivulets of imagination into impossibly lush, breakbeat concertos. Back in Britain, Goldie found himself seduced by the sweetheart of the rave. Though it took him eight attempts to get entry into the club, at London's Rage in 1991 he marveled at the alternate sonic worlds being forged by Fabio and Grooverider behind the decks. "It really flipped me out," he remembers. Soon he found himself in the orbit of Dego McFarlane and Mark Clair. Their label Reinforced was in the vanguard of breakbeat, issuing astonishing records that stripped out boundaries and limits while setting the tone for the scene's sense of adventure. At first, he helped out doing artwork and a bit of A&R. But soon he was in Reinforced's Internal Affairs studio watching intently as Mark and Dego recorded tracks like Cookin' Up Ya Brain and Journey From The Light. "I was watching what they could do," says Goldie, "trying to gauge the possibilities of the technology." Soon he was getting involved. "I remember one session we did that lasted over three days," he says, "just experimenting, pushing the technology to its limits. We'd come up with mad ideas and then try to create them. We were sampling from ourselves and then resampling, twisting sounds around and pushing them into all sorts of places."
What followed was a series of inspired break-driven releases such as Killa Muffin, Dark Rider and Menace. Then Terminator, with its writhing drum loop, dropped and suddenly Goldie's name was on everyone's lips. He followed up with the equally revolutionary Angel, tilting the axis towards the lush, trippy textures that made 1995's debut album Timeless the drum'n'bass scene's first platinum album. Incredibly, given what was happening elsewhere in the scene at the time, the recording of the album's epic title track began as far back as 1993, when most other producers were still focused on the original sonic tropes of hardcore rave.
Timeless was a masterpiece - of production, of songwriting, of sonic perfection and breakbeat futurism. Even today, it still sounds as astonishingly new and inspired as it did back on those early pre-release cassettes circulated by London Records in the early months of 1995 when Goldie was still living on the 18th floor of a North London tower block.
By then, Goldie had already set up his own record label - Metalheadz - with his friends the DJ duo Kemistry and Storm. Along with studio collaborator, Rob Playford's Moving Shadow and LTJ Bukem's Looking Good imprint, Metalheadz helped to define drum'n'bass as a distinct musical format with singles by J Majik, Asylum and Goldie himself. Still bursting with energy, he then launched a legendary club night, Metalheadz Sunday Sessions, at London's Blue Note. The scene's best producers - among them revolutionary artists like Photek, Source Direct, Peshay and Dillinja - would compete to have their latest recordings debuted at the club and the scene's faithful came from far and wide to hear the best tunes before anyone else. "Those nights at the Blue Note were magical," he recalls. "It was an underground phenomenon that became an institution." David Bowie, who was making the drum'n'bass-influenced album Earthling at the time, fell in love with the place. "I remember popping out to take a break from all the madness inside the club," says Goldie. "He was outside having a cigarette, a bit of a breather. We chatted for a bit, looked at each other, grinned and then plunged back into it all. It was just that kind of place."
Goldie is one of only a handful of artists ever to co-write with Bowie - on the track Truth from the drum'n'bass pioneer's second album Saturnz Return. Released in 1998, the album also saw his vision become more expansive (the opening track, Mother, clocked in at just over an hour). The album's collaborative approach included guest spots from rap legend KRS-One, Sex Pistols manager and all-around provocateur Malcolm McLaren, super-producer Trevor Horn and Oasis main man Noel Gallagher (on the single Temper Temper).
Fuelled by the limitless creativity that has been the hallmark of his career to date, Goldie next turned to acting. He reunited with Bowie in Andrew Goth's 1999 thriller Everybody Loves Sunshine then took the part of Bullion in the 1999 James Bond movie The World Is Not Enough. Other box office smashes - including Guy Ritchie's crime heist caper Snatch - followed before he joined the cast of BBC1 soap opera EastEnders, playing the gangster Angel Hudson.
A series of blockbuster TV appearances - on shows such as Maestro (where he learned to conduct an orchestra), Classic Goldie (which saw him perform his own orchestral composition at the Royal Albert Hall in the summer of 2009) and Goldie's Band: By Royal Appointment.
The orchestral training proved useful. In 2014, he translated his original vision for Timeless into the stunning Timeless (Sine Tempore). Performed live with the Heritage Orchestra at the Wilderness Festival to suitably rapturous acclaim, the performance was repeated the following year as part of the Meltdown Festival at London's Royal Festival Hall. In between, he found time to unveil Fragments Of Gold, a piece inspired by medieval chants that he performed live in Glasgow Cathedral.
Drum'n'bass, of course, has remained a consistent passion, both through his Metalheadz label and his releases under the Rufige Kru moniker (2007's Malice In Wonderland and 2009's Memoirs Of An Afterlife). "Technologically," he says, "breakbeat has managed to surpass all other forms of music to date. There isn't a recording engineer alive who can tell me there's any other form of music that is more complex than the music we make." Goldie has also recently announced he will be releasing a brand new double album 'The Journey Man' this year. The album comprises two parts, 16 brand new tracks in total, all written and produced by Goldie. It also features a host of collaborators handpicked by Goldie to help realize his vision for the album.
"I often look at music not so much as a producer but like a director. You're drawing together engineers, performers and arrangers to create something special, something magical. It's like alchemy. The notes, the music, the lyrics, they're all in my head and each element has to be communicated and brought to life to create the finished track. I'm always inspired by great movie directors - people like Stanley Kubrick and PT Anderson - and, if you think about it, it's quite a similar approach. They start off with a vision and then they use that vision to deploy the actors and the cameramen and the editors in order to create the finished film."
Collaborators on 'The Journey Man' album include vocalist and songwriter Natalie Duncan, who was discovered when chosen in the three-part BBC series 'Goldie's Band By Royal Appointment' and later provided the vocals for Goldie's 2012 single 'Freedom'. Other featured vocalists on the album include Terri Walker, Tyler Lee Daly, Natalie Williams, JosÉ James, Naomi Pryor as well as Goldie's wife, Mika Wassenaar Price.
'The Journey Man' will be released through Cooking Vinyl and Goldie's own record label, Metalheadz.
Goldie's love affair with painting has remained consistent too and he continues to exhibit visual work that's just as dazzling as his sonic output. Beginning with Night Writers, the 1986 exhibition at Wolverhampton's art gallery that introduced Goldie and his Supreme Graffiti Team to the British Arts Council, his shows have defined a unique aesthetic that's all his own. And through them all, from 1987's Rockin' The City in Birmingham (where he exhibited alongside Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja) and the 1988 Crucial Creators exhibition in Walsall to more recent gallery events like 2007's Love Over Gold and 2012's Athleticizm collection (including portraits of London Olympics stars such as Victoria Pendleton, Tom Daley and Jessica Ennis), runs a consistent thread of energy, experimentalism and boundary-pushing. His 2013 collection, Lost Tribes, an innovative series of pieces fusing Goldie's style with the artistic expression of the ancient peoples of Africa, Asia and America was, he says, "my most important breakthrough".
And for the kid who lay awake, gazing at the stars, through the window of a children's home, growing up has brought some surprises. In 2012, he was selected as one of the BBC's New Elizabethans, 60 people - ranging from David Hockney to Roald Dahl, David Bowie and Tim Berners-Lee - who have helped shape British culture during the reign of Elizabeth II. Four years later, he was awarded the MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours. It's acceptance, of course, on a grand scale. But at heart, he's still the gatecrasher, amped-up on ideas, buzzing on nothing but love, hope and the certainty that, while his way might not be the easy way, it's very definitely the path of a true artist.
- Tim Barr, 2017LP 1
1. Horizons (feat. Terri Walker & Swindle)
5. The Mirrored River
1. I Adore You (w/ Ulterior Motive)
2. I Think of You
3. Truth (feat. Jose James)
1. Tu Viens Avec Moi?
2. The Ballad Celeste
3. This Is Not A Love Song
4. The River Mirrored (feat. Terri Walker)
6. Tomorrow's Not Today
7. Run Run Run$35.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now