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Joined: October 1st, 2010, 10:23 pm

November 15th, 2016, 5:25 pm #1

mid week chart update. currently at no 13
blackstar has reentered at no 91
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November 15th, 2016, 6:29 pm #2

Always nice to see Mr B in the charts but has anybody on here bought this CD I was in HMV today looking at the 2cd version but did'nt buy it i was surprised however to see the space oddity 1983 serious moonlight rehearsals CD and the day in day out live glass spider tour CD for sale i thought these were bootlegs
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November 16th, 2016, 8:45 am #3

I've seen unofficial stuff in HMV before as well.
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November 16th, 2016, 10:28 am #4

yeah i've seen russian pirates for sale in hmv and bootlegs. these two I would say fit in the "semi-official" category...they may not have been authorized by any of dbs companies but there is a loophole that allows them to use the material.
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November 16th, 2016, 7:20 pm #5

I noticed the Stevie Ray Vaughan rehearsals last week also.
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Joined: April 9th, 2005, 12:53 am

November 16th, 2016, 8:18 pm #6

I saw Legacy today for the first time and it's a weird price. 21 euros for the single CD and 22 euros for the double CD. One euro difference between a CD.

Mist.
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November 17th, 2016, 9:03 am #7

I'll have a looksee in tescos on the way back home (well they sell blackstar). as to the price...well there's a cunning trick.
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Joined: October 1st, 2010, 10:23 pm

November 18th, 2016, 9:56 pm #8

confirmed.
legacy made no 13 on the official UK album chart. not bad for another so soon run-of-the-mill style compilation.
it charted higher than stings first new album in how many years?

blackstar is a real entry confirmed at no 90.
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November 18th, 2016, 10:49 pm #9

A nice little earner. Just like the pictures discs and the coloured vinyl.

DON'T ASK JUST BUY IT!
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November 19th, 2016, 2:45 am #10

Who is actually buying this? demographically speaking it would interesting to know wouldn't it?
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November 19th, 2016, 4:49 am #11

Would they admit it?
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November 19th, 2016, 6:04 am #12

well if they are willing to admit we bought Club Bowie....
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November 19th, 2016, 7:35 pm #13

yeah, but didn't your club bowie get wrapped in fancy tin foil...who'd admit to actually listening to let's dance club bollie mix...unless you actually lived in Bollyvood?
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Joined: October 1st, 2010, 10:23 pm

December 2nd, 2016, 6:48 pm #14

this past few weeks blackstar has continued to rise back up the uk album charts.
quite a nice leap this week it's now at no. 75.
it's spent 25 weeks in the official UK album chart.

legacy falls from 21 to 29. after 3 weeks.
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December 13th, 2016, 10:11 am #15

last week legacy climbed 10 places to 19. blackstar 3 places to 72.

interesting that mid week chart update blackstar has climbed a massive 30 places.
why the surge in sales this weekend?
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December 13th, 2016, 12:09 pm #16

"Why the surge in sales this weekend?"

Not so sure, but what I do see is that Blackstar has thus far been voted album of 2016 in several magazine and online music websites. Which is nice to see. Noticed, too, that in a recent issue of Shortlist magazine that Professor Brian Cox waxed lyrical about it (and Bowie) calling the album " a work of genius."

Which, of course, it is IMHO.
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December 13th, 2016, 12:11 pm #17

last week legacy climbed 10 places to 19. blackstar 3 places to 72.

interesting that mid week chart update blackstar has climbed a massive 30 places.
why the surge in sales this weekend?
All the grown up magazines placing it high in their end of year charts.

And now we know there is a hidden track under the label, people are buying a second vinyl copy.
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December 13th, 2016, 1:18 pm #18

snubbed by the bbc though.
well what do they know.

a hidden track?
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December 13th, 2016, 3:27 pm #19

A hidden track? First I've heard about this. Sounds like a wind up to me. Might be one on the CD though, like the Pin Ups radio ad.

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December 15th, 2016, 5:18 pm #20

Imagine there was really a hidden track under the label... The internet may explode.
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December 15th, 2016, 8:11 pm #21

Ummmm hang_man...you better tell us more about this "hidden track" please

Or am I missing some obvious joke here and letting my hopes blindly get too high again?
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December 16th, 2016, 1:10 am #22

i'm presuming there's no hidden track tyler...this has to be the most tasteless compilation ever...having said that bonus points for dancing in the streets...
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December 16th, 2016, 6:56 am #23

Peeled the labels off and it's there on side 2 but my record player arm auto lifts after ICGEA so I can't play it.
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December 16th, 2016, 4:50 pm #24

I was assuming hang_man meant a hidden track on Blackstar...but now I see I was being too naïve and letting myself get blinded with emotions. To be fair though, yesterday was really not a good day for me so I was indeed looking for any sort of sliver of light
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December 16th, 2016, 7:08 pm #25

blackstars black star continues to rise this week with a healthy jump of 23 places up from 72 to 49.
it's now spent a total of 27 weeks in the official UK album chart so far.

legacy is still in the top 20 just after 5 weeks.


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December 17th, 2016, 12:54 am #26

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December 17th, 2016, 8:55 am #27

I like that Bender
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December 17th, 2016, 9:56 am #28

there could be a better album cover in there fo sho. oh well...just varnished the coffee table so legacy may come in handy for hot toddies...
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December 17th, 2016, 10:22 am #29

i think they should have gone all out droll and called it "it's loud and it's tasteless and i've heard it before" i don't have a cd printer but i could get those stickers that somone here said screw up your player photoshop up a cover complete with fake bar code and then give it in to nearest charity shop...i guarantee it would be snapped up:

i'm thinking 1987 photo of bowie on the front, perhaps a picture of his shclong on the back (mwfte or jared). in fact i could just put hoggle on the back:

tracklisting

The Laughing Gnome
Day In Day Out (Spanish Version)
Dancing In the Streets
Wishful Beginnings
Never Let Me Down
Let's Dance
Seven (Beck Mix)
Blue Jean
China Girl
Rebel Never Gets Old
Segue: Algeria Touchsriek
Peace On Earth
This Is Not America
Let's Dance (Club Bolly Version)
A Small Plot of Land
Blackstar
Sell Me A Coat


i'm seriously thinking about doing this...thing is it will sell the same day i put it in...I may change the title to the more sedate: Golden Bowie. Heck It could even be a 2 or 3 CD extravaganza.
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December 17th, 2016, 11:07 am #30

A hidden track eh?

Still not enough to make me want to buy this bollox 💤
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December 17th, 2016, 3:02 pm #31

i agree trev...the average person on here could do a better cover and track list. even collectors on here will pass (even though the odd wife or husband may buy it anyway, better than socks, right?)
having said that what is the bonus track, only on vinyl edition? probably another single edit that someone randomly fades out...this is a marvelously tacky release...then again calling a compilation nothing has changed may not make for such a festive season...
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December 18th, 2016, 4:37 am #32

Always nice to see Mr B in the charts but has anybody on here bought this CD I was in HMV today looking at the 2cd version but did'nt buy it i was surprised however to see the space oddity 1983 serious moonlight rehearsals CD and the day in day out live glass spider tour CD for sale i thought these were bootlegs
Of course I bought it
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December 18th, 2016, 10:46 pm #33

sparkina couldya please make a blingy about how it made you feel?
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December 19th, 2016, 7:39 pm #34

midweek

legacy up to 15

blackstar up to 45

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December 20th, 2016, 9:14 am #35

There will be some very happy 12 year old girls this Christmas receiving their first Bowie album.
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December 23rd, 2016, 7:27 pm #36

legacy up 4 places to no 16
6 weeks in.

blackstar up 8 places to no 41
28 weeks in.

going well.

with January 8th fast approaching and all the TV and radio exposure they could continue to do well over the next few weeks or so.
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December 23rd, 2016, 11:58 pm #37

Even the tracklisting for the vinyl version of Legacy is inferior to NHC's.
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December 25th, 2016, 11:12 pm #38

I've stopped buying compilations when Best of Bowie came out, and I didn't buy either 5 Years or WCIBN , its overkill now, and what about counterfeit vinyl , they all over the place different colours , its bonkers. Lets hope 2017 offers something new, the Blackstar bonus tracks were nice, lets see some more of that please.
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January 9th, 2017, 9:26 pm #39

legacy has jumped up to no 5 from no 18. beating it's highest position on debut week of no 13.
it's surprisingly faring well after 9 weeks it's not dropped out of the top 20.
come Friday let's hope it holds its position with further bowie activity to come it's looking good.

blackstar also has vaulted a massive 48 places up to midweek place of no 28.

the next day has recently entered at 72 and ziggy and hunky dory have also crept back inside the top 100 at 77 and 83.

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January 9th, 2017, 10:58 pm #40

There will be some very happy 12 year old girls this Christmas receiving their first Bowie album.
Whatever it being just 12 year old girls, I personally think that people here (not yourself) complaining about new repackaging of Bowie's hits are missing the point a little.
To expand on this, it is now like complaining about Beethoven's sonatas being endlessly repackaged to the public- cds of the "hits" available for a small amount of money at garage forecourts, airports etc.- same as Elvis, Sinatra and so on. In ten years time, or a hundred years time, people will be hearing his music for the first time in whatever format* and for some of them, this will be a gateway to discovering more of his genius- it is where the fans of the future are going to come from.
I myself came to Bowie through a bootleg tape of the K Tel Best of Bowie album in early '81 (a 12 year old boy!).
There is no need to disparage "Best Ofs"- the issue for most here is the continuing absence of all the interesting archive stuff- a smaller market, so less well looked after. Having said that, the double cd of the Nassau concert in WCIBN is the first time I have heard it on anything other than poor quality bootleg tapes (the only accessible format for me growing up). So the reference point for "rarity" is not the same for all on here either.

*Assuming none of DB's many dystopian futures come to fruition!
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January 10th, 2017, 4:10 am #41

well written candidate
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January 10th, 2017, 6:31 am #42

Whatever it being just 12 year old girls, I personally think that people here (not yourself) complaining about new repackaging of Bowie's hits are missing the point a little.
To expand on this, it is now like complaining about Beethoven's sonatas being endlessly repackaged to the public- cds of the "hits" available for a small amount of money at garage forecourts, airports etc.- same as Elvis, Sinatra and so on. In ten years time, or a hundred years time, people will be hearing his music for the first time in whatever format* and for some of them, this will be a gateway to discovering more of his genius- it is where the fans of the future are going to come from.
I myself came to Bowie through a bootleg tape of the K Tel Best of Bowie album in early '81 (a 12 year old boy!).
There is no need to disparage "Best Ofs"- the issue for most here is the continuing absence of all the interesting archive stuff- a smaller market, so less well looked after. Having said that, the double cd of the Nassau concert in WCIBN is the first time I have heard it on anything other than poor quality bootleg tapes (the only accessible format for me growing up). So the reference point for "rarity" is not the same for all on here either.

*Assuming none of DB's many dystopian futures come to fruition!
No one is slanging off Bowie compilations. I'm sure we all started on this ride with a borrowed / stolen / found copy of ChangesTwo or KTel. We are slagging off THIS particular compilation. I don't get the comparison with Beethoven and the rest of your post is weird.
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January 10th, 2017, 6:48 pm #43

It's fair to say it is A bowie compilation and that it is generally disparaged on this forum- including by yourself just there. But my question is how does it differ from any other standard compilations made in the past- I don't think it does, so it merely becomes the K-Tel compilation of it's day. So no problem with it in my book. As Bowie has now entered history (a.k.a.the past), this particular compilation is as likely to hook a new fan as any other. The comparison with Beethoven, Elvis etc. is that they all now dead musical guys and their works will be forever rehashed and put out as compilations- so again, what is wrong with THIS compilation? (genuine question- I'm not trying to be antagonistic).

Maybe the phrasing in the rest of my post is...lacking clarity?!? The point was really a general one (and maybe viewed though the filter of this site) that "better" compilations (such as WCIBN) are frequently also dismissed as being lightweight or a missed opportunity by not including certain songs etc.- but in my case, something that is very familiar to some fans here (the '76 Nassau gig)- I was only able to access it as a really bad quality cassette back in the day.

So, for me, WCIBN was brilliant for including that gig all spruced up, as well as the Gouster obviously. So there will always be different levels of interest in his work by the public- a lot less want to hear the early workings of Fascination than want to hear Heroes, and the market will always reflect. IMHO.
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