David Bowie

David Bowie: Behind The Curtain

  • Released: 2016
  • Label: PSG
  • Genre: Rock

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Large, 160-page hardback coffee table book that details music legend David Bowie and his rise to fame.

Behind The Curtain is a rare, exclusive, intimate and very candid look at David Bowie during the rise of the Thin White Duke, his Station To Station tour and numerous larger-than-life stories along the way.

In 1975, rock 'n' roll photographer Andrew Kent landed the gig of a lifetime. He had been entrusted by Bowie to document - with unfettered access - everything Bowie and his entourage encountered for the next two years. Backstage, on stage, private parties, birthday parties, limos, trains, quiet hotel moments, dressing rooms, Berlin, Paris, New York, London, Helsinki, Moscow. Along for the Station To Station tour was a certain 18 year-old Rolling Stone reporter researching a cover tory on Bowie; a certain Cameron Crowe.

In 1976, Bowie took Iggy Pop, his manager, Pat Gibbons, his personal secretary, Coco, and photographer Kent on an impromptu excursion by train to the Soviet Union. A mistake on the schedule at the train station caused the group to miss their connecting train to Helsinki, leading the press to run the frenzied headline, "Bowie Missing In Soviet Union!"

With his unprecedented access, Kent created a one-of-a-kind travelogue, capturing the spectacular life of one of the most iconic figures in rock 'n' roll history.

"Unguarded and naked, even when fully clothed, the images in this book capture a time that Bowie himself would call "the most difficult time of my life", but Andy Kent's photos bring a humanity, a warmth and a beating heart that can only come from one highly skilled artist rightfully earning the trust of another. Artist creating art, and art creating artist." - Cameron Crowe

"...as important as any set of photographs of any musician who has ever lived. They are beyond iconic, a truly overused word these days. They are highly intimate. surreal portraits and they are more alive now than the day they were shot." - Neal Preston