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“We had almost completed work on our David Bowie retrospective when the shocking news of his death from cancer grimly greeted the dawn of 11 January,” writes Q’s Features Editor Ted Kessler, introducing the 35-page celebration of David Bowie in our new issue, on sale from Friday (22 January).
“Our original mission was to tell the story behind each of his albums, designed to lend context and perspective to his latest – and last – recording, the magnificent ★ (Blackstar). While we proceeded to add and adjust some pieces accordingly, a detailed map of all his recorded output seemed a fitting epitaph. Because that’s what will remain after we are all dust: Bowie’s era-defining, genre-straddling, imitation-defying back catalogue. While the world mourns one of its brightest lights going out, David Bowie’s immortality is assured by the music he left behind for us all. Not only did he design our lives. He offered something for future generations to aim for as well.”
Get Q for the inside story of each of his albums – plus print editions of the magazine come with posters* (pictured, right) featuring Bowie and Motörhead’s Lemmy, the other passing musical giant we salute this month.
Our new issue also includes a world exclusive interview with The Last Shadow Puppets, as Miles Kane and Alex Turner regroup for their second joint album.
We meet an upbeat and excited Steve Mason as the former Beta Band alpha is ready to “have it” with his new record, rifle through Courtney Barnett's personal record collection and watch The Vaccines fend off your enquires... and food in Cash For Questions.
The Courteeners muse on life as a band that people seem to either love or hate with equal passion, Animal Collective invite us into their number in this month’s Q Maverick interview and a solo Guy Garvey has the Last Word on breakdancing, Frank Sinatra and more.
We also review Noel Gallagher live, join Primal Scream in the studio for an update on their next album and enjoy lunch with Kurt Vile.
With the most comprehensive review section around offering definitive reviews of albums heading your way, plus much more, Q is the only music magazine you need for the month ahead. Get your copy in print or on digital from Friday, 22 January, 2016.
*Not available with value pack editions.