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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Adelita (25 Nov. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0955201772
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955201776
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 22.9 x 28.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 331,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The insight the superb photographs... make [it] music book of the year.... it may well be music book of decade.
-- Daily Express, 26 November 2010

An illustrated record of Bowie's long and giddy rise to stardom, it is a goldmine of information peppered with quotes. --The Guardian, 18 December 2010

The insight the superb photographs... make [it] music book of the year.... it may well be music book of decade.
--Daily Express, 26 November 2010

The insight the superb photographs... make [it] music book of the year.... it may well be music book of decade. --Daily Express, 26 November 2010

"A brilliant new book by author Kevin Cann lifts the lid on Bowie's early attempts to find fame." --News Of The World, 9 January

"A Bowie fan's dream book.... the photographs alone are extraordinary..." --The Observer, 13 March

"... Sumptuous... beautiful. The photographic content alone is a delight. Bulging with countless previously unseen images. The text is also riveting."
--Classic Rock, April issue

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Kevin Cann is regarded as the number one biographer of David Bowie. He has worked as a designer and writer for the last 30 years and in 1983 wrote his first book, David Bowie: A Chronology for Vermilion. In 1988 he co-authored Kate Bush: A Visual Documentary with the late Sean Mayes. In 1994 he worked with Mick Ronson's family to stage Mick Ronson's Memorial concerts. Also in 1994, Kevin worked with David Bowie for the first time, the following year working as an assistant on his first solo art exhibition in Cork Street London. In 1999 Kevin researched and coordinated the reissue of Bowie's back catalogue with EMI (17 albums), and has contributed chronologies for various David Bowie 30th anniversary releases, including Ziggy Stardust and Diamond Dogs. He acted as consultant on Bowie's and Mick Rock s Genesis Publications book Moonage Daydream (2002) and Geoff MacCormack's From Station To Station (2007). He has also worked with many musicians including Bill Nelson, Adam Ant and Brian Eno. He has most recently collaborated with the Victoria and Albert Museum for their exhibition "David Bowie is". He lives in Kent.

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Stefano G. on 10 Dec. 2010
Format: Paperback
I can understand why the previous reviews were not of great help: lack of description.

You should know before buying this book that it is a chronology, therefore you cannot expect massive entries on (all) the various subjects considered; but the one about the "Ziggy album" cover is definitely extended.

This having been said, the older ones among Bowie fans will remember that Cann wrote a chronology almost thirty years ago which, for those times, was very helpful.
What you get today is an improved version of the above, with an abundance of pictures (of memorabilia as well), which will probably have a follow up for the years from 1974 onwards.
At the end of the book you also find a listing of live shows, televisions appearances, and an essential bibliography.

I think it will become, together with the acclaimed Nicholas Pegg's The Complete David Bowie the standard, and essential, reference text for bowiephiles.

For a proper biography you will have to look somewhere else (by using Cann and Pegg bibliographies, by the way).

Worth the buy, and you might also try to have one copy of the limited edition as well (because there is a limited edition).
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By pernil on 7 Dec. 2010
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Cann has created an absolutely fantastic book on Bowie. I have more or less all books written on Bowie and I rate Cann's book as the best, together with Pegg's book! Cann has unearthed a wealth of new information. What I particularly like is his information on early recordings of songs like "Diamond Dogs", "1984" (during Aladdin Sane sessions), which gives an indication of how projects and ideas developed over time. I'm also fascinated with information on many songs I was not even aware of. I'm also impressed by his ability to trace influences for album covers, song lyrics, music, etc. Having written a few books on Prince, including The Vault (which used an approach similar to Pegg's The Complete David Bowie), I have an idea of how much research and work has gone into Cann's book.

Pernil
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ren D. on 7 Jan. 2012
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There's nothing much I can add, other than another 5 star review. I'm loving this book - the very early part of Bowie's career has rarely been given this much attention, and the detail is enthralling for fans. It's not just lists and dates - the anecdotes and clippings are priceless.

Beautifully presented too, with lots of rare photos.

I hope some follow ups detailing Bowie's US and European years are in the pipeline!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By lazysunbathers on 3 Nov. 2011
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Packed with exhaustively-researched detail and decorated with countless rare photos and other ephemera, Kevin Cann's flawless Bowie book will delight both the hardcore fan and the fairweather friend. You need no other Bowie books than this and Nicholas Pegg's COMPLETE DAVID BOWIE. I only hope Kevin Cann is now working on the next volume, picking up the story after Bowie moves to America.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By L. Din on 26 Dec. 2010
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WOW !!! Having been a Bowie Fan for 40 years !!!This is the BEST Bowie Book..so many unseen pics and memorabilia.I spent most of Xmas Day engrossed...it even beats the IPAD as my fave 2010 Christmas pressie.The Author deserves a HUGE GOLD Star for all his hard work putting this together.Hope we get 1974 to ??? next..that would definately go on the 2011 Santa List..You will not be dissapointed...
Now, can someone out there do a MARC BOLAN version for all us middle aged Rex Children.. that really would be the Bees Knees !!!!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Siggy on 5 Jan. 2011
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Wow! This has to be the best-ever book about David Bowie's early years that's ever been published.

For anyone who became a fan back in the early days and thinks they've seen it all, think again! Packed with rare photos and press clippings, the book is a fantastic record of Bowie's life up to 1974.

I didn't think there could be many Bowie photos from the 60s and 70s that I'd not seen before but boy was I wrong!

The chronological presentation of the details (and there's lots of 'em) makes for a compelling read.

All the facts are here, with details of all the tours and radio/TV appearances.

A brilliant book and I look forward to any follow-up covering the later years.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David Bentley Newman on 21 Feb. 2014
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I bought Any Day Now around 6 months after its release. Why I didn't buy it sooner is beyond me!

From the opening pages you are left astounded at the quality and brilliance of the writing, documentation and images within. Even the most ardent Bowie fans will learn something, no, many new things from reading through Any Day Now.

Don't miss the opportunity to read over the early years of Bowie's career in sublime detail.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Infoman on 23 Jan. 2011
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Kevin Cann's Any Day Now is simply the best Bowie book if have ever come across - and I have read quite a few. It is extremely well researched with loads of great photos and memorablia. The text shows great insight and knowledge and you have a clear feeling that no stone has been left unturned. I very much hope Kevin Cann will write another book about the next Bowie era.
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