(Login argyleg) BW Member from IP address 184.108.40.206
Why do we all assume that Bowies back catologue will available in 2012 under new deals. If memory serves me right it was largly unavailable after the RCA lapse in the mid - late eighties, if David Bowie has disappeard who says his catologue wont go the same way. If any Company want some sort of Bowie involvement I dont think they will get it so he might just let it disappear altogether until Duncan or Lexi are in a position to work it . Just a thought
I'd be quite happy with a reissue programme that just made all the 2 disc editions available again in standard jewel cases - SO40, ZS30, AS30, DD30 YAwhateveritwas, STSspesh, BTWN 2 disc (ignoring the DVD) etc. The other ones of course would benefit from the same treatment, but if they are preparing special editions of Low and HD that could be the flagship releases of the programme. This way would need minimal effort, but at least we'd be getting something. Those card special editions are looking a bit dog eared these days.
I don't think we'll se him back on stage, and good for him making the call - whatever I think of the Reality stuff, he left on MUCH better terms than whatever I think he'd be capable of now. I think he has the sense to not be onstage looking old.