IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Our four lucky winners are… dognamedblue, Emiel, Pawel and Thorsten.
Congratulations to you all. We’ve got your addresses, so keep an eye on the postman next week.
ANOTHER IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: ‘ARNOLD LAYNE’ TASTERS
We’ll have the video of David Bowie singing ‘Arnold Layne’ on the site later tonight, with one-minute audio snippets of all three tracks from the forthcoming ‘Arnold Layne’ single (that’s the David Bowie version, the Richard Wright version, as well as ‘Dark Globe’) coming shortly.
For more, keep an eye on the Latest News page.
The audio will be available from 6PM and the video from midnight (UK time).
If you can’t wait that long, you can also see the video on the BBC Radio 2 site from 6PM (UK time).
You can hear the very first play of the ‘Arnold Layne’ single this morning on BBC Radio 2’s Ken Bruce show between 9.30AM and 12 noon (UK time).
Don’t worry if you can’t physically tune in because you can all listen live online, or later via the BBC’s ‘Listen Again’ feature. Look out for the great big purple buttons on their website.
Do let us know what you think of the track and, if you like it, let your favourite radio station know that you want them to play it.
The single has been added to Radio 2’s B list. This means that you can expect to hear it about ten times during the course of the week. The more requests it receives, however, the more chance the single has of making it on to the A list, which means it will be played more often. Tracks on the A list receive the most plays (about 20 a week) compared to the B list’s ten and the C list’s five.
We can also report that the tracks will be available to download from iTunes, as well as other digital media.
There will be a limited press of 7" ‘Arnold Layne’ singles in Europe and 10" singles in North America. There will also be a CD single available in Europe only. These will be available from 26 December.
The three tracks, all recorded live, are: ‘Arnold Layne’ featuring David Bowie on vocals, ‘Arnold Layne’ featuring Richard Wright on vocals and a beautiful acoustic rendition of Syd Barrett’s haunting ‘Dark Globe’.
You can download the single from Christmas Day.