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David Bowie World 7″ Records Discography 1964 — 1981 (Softback)

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By Marshall Jarman and Reto Stöcklin

Published by Marmot Publishing, Switzerland
Copyright: Marshall Jarman & Reto Stöcklin © 2018
ISBN 978-2-8399-2188-6

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29 reviews for David Bowie World 7″ Records Discography 1964 — 1981 (Softback)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Reto Stöcklin

    As co-author, I just want to say that this book is a huge achievement for me and I am extremely proud. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all my friends who contributed with their devotion and passion. What an amazing adventure!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul Kinder

    The 1994 original book was my go-to Bowie vinyl bible for the past twenty-three years.

    Its well-thumbed pages now see it placed in the bottom-drawer of a filing cabinet. It’s a little sad, but now everything has changed.

    Helping produce this brand new edition of the book has been one hell of an experience to say the least.

    I freely admit, working on this book was genuinely frustrating at times, but some things are just worth it. This is one of them.

    To see the amount of encouragement, input, help and advice from ‘Bowie Ultras’ was quite immense. Everyone involved should be really proud.

    The softcover preview version arrived the other day. I don’t need to read it. Not just yet. I can literally recite it word for word!

    Thank you to Marshall and Reto. Wasn’t that a blast! Now I’ve aged another ten years, where’s my Bowie spider venom instant anti-aging cream!!!

    Oh! I nearly forgot… review of the book… ‘Yeah. Just buy it.’

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Heather E. Pottle

    Marshall and Reto’s book ‘David Bowie World 7” Records Discography’ is visually stunning and a delight just to hold, peruse like an art book. The comprehensive scope and meticulous detail with which each 7” record is presented will no doubt be invaluable to a collector at any level.

    Not to be mistaken with a mere catalog, however, the book examines many topics related to 7” records, such as the production and distribution of acetates, specifically with regard to David Bowie’s use of them, and the political and cultural influences on the content, production, and distribution of records in various geographic regions.

    It is the definitive David Bowie reference for any collector and I am very proud to have been part of the process.

    Now buy the book!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christoph Heid

    I was very happy to contribute to the new edition of Marshall’s fantastic 1994 bible. In addition to all the good information on the web I have still been using Marshall’s 1994 book as reference when it came to find details about Bowie 7″ records.

    The new edition is an amazing piece of work by Reto and Marshall and I was very happy to be able to contribute and cross check the book with my collection.

    The combination of extremely useful information – much of it new to most collectors – with wonderful photos of desirable and interesting rare items makes the book a pleasure to look at, to read – and to use as reference.

    It is a must for everyone interested in David Bowie 7″ records and I can only suggest to buy this wonderful book as long as it is available for sale.

    Thanks so much for Reto and Marshall for all the work and to all the many contributors around the world for their valuable input.

    Christoph Heid

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Des Bradley

    Most of us who love records, hold a special place in our hearts for the 7″ single, and there are few enduring artists over the decades that have produced such a mammoth 7″ catalogue as David Bowie.

    Unfortunately, I never had the privilege of owning a copy of the original Marshall Jarman book, but I had long envied those that did. Therefore, when a preview copy of the updated version by Marshall and Reto landed in my lap this week, I have to confess, it felt like a childhood Christmas morning.

    The sheer volume of research involved in pulling together a book of this scale is mind- boggling. Plaudits to Marshall and Reto and the many other extreme fans that have assisted them on the project. The result is an impressive testament to their love of the Man and his Music.

    It goes without saying that the book is utterly essential to everyone with more than a passing interest in Bowie and should be purchased pronto!

    Treat yourself…every page is a joy.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Martin Jones

    Having purchased the new book I can confirm that this is Gold for any Bowie/Record collector. The printing of the images is top quality and this revised bible is not to be missed.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Peter Gooren

    Being a Bowie fan for more than 45 years and relying on the first edition of the book since 1994 there is only one word that tells it all: ASTONISHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reto and Marshall….Love On Ya! What a great tribute to our MAINMAN. David would have loved it and probably will right just now.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike Meehan

    For rating, there aren’t enough stars, man. What can one say except it is sublime beyond the paradigms of what is and shall ever be: indeed, Satori must be something just the same. Look down here David, we’re in heaven XXX

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gianni (verified owner)

    I am a small collector of David Bowie and I want to thank Reto and Marshall for what has been done.
    The book is a true work of art for collectors of EP 7″ but also for fans of live concerts as the writer. I must say that the long wait was rewarded by the result.
    Ciao to all.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fred Smith

    I have orbited ‘Planet Bowie’ since 1972 as a young 11 year old boy.I thought i knew everything about my hero;i was wrong.This fantastic,well realized book is stunning with beautiful pictures.An absolute ESSENTIAL purchase for any Bowie aficionado.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Craig Wilkinson

    Marshall/Reto and all involved, Thank you for such a fantastic publication. The images are excellent, the information invaluable…I now have a collection to be proud of all under the cover of this beautiful book!!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul Osborne

    As a Bowie collector since 1972 my early years of gathering information on releases was by word and mouth and whatever information I could glean. Fast forward years I don’t want to count and I have what I can only describe as a Bowie singles bible. The set out, information and photographic images are second to none. I can’t imagine the work and effort that went into producing this masterpiece. An absolute brilliant read and a mine of information. As a Bowie fan I cannot recommend this high enough,Reto and Marshall take a bow chaps you deserve it.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Daniel Achedjian

    A “must have”, between the numerous books about Bowie, great work from Jarman & Stöcklin!!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Georges (verified owner)

    Achat essentiel. Précis et très bien documenté.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gary Wallace

    To Marshall, Reto and all of the other devoted contributors involved in bringing to fruition, this UNBELIEVABLY SUPERB updated version of Mr Jarman’s 1994 ‘Bible’ ……You’re Heroes, For Ever and Ever!!!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael Tobin

    Absolutely over the moon this amazing book has finally arrived (A year in waiting) The attention to detail and information is unbelievable. A Bowie world 7″ record discography for all #bowie vinyl collectors. I can’t describe how great this really is. Reto and Marshall have produced a benchmark which will take some beating.
    AS a huge huge Bowie fan from 72 onwards my mind boggles at the thought of one day owning an Indian, South African or a Thai rarity. I know these exist because this book informs you of the fact. Just an amazingly brilliant product.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5


    I had the 1st edition of this book & mislaid it. Every time one came up i was outbid. I couldn’t believe it when it was being reprinted i had to have one. Marshall & Reto have excelled in every department just can’t stop picking it up & reading it. Many thanks you guys you truly are Star Men.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Peter davis

    Can only agree with the other comments. Great work chaps.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steven Price

    When the news of this updated version of Marshall Jarman’s book David Bowie world 7″ records discography 1964-1981 broke,it was a hotly anticipated release amongst the Bowie fraternity and the deluxe hardback version swiftly sold out on preorder,in fact there was so much interest in this book that a soft cover version has been released to satisfy the demand.Marshall Jarman, the renown authority and prolific dealer of Bowie records along with Reto Stocklin,arguably the premier collector set about on this mammoth task compiling this wonderful book,backed by an army of serious Bowie collectors who also contributed.This book took an enormous amount of time to produce as they gathered all the information they needed to make it complete but boy was it worth it!!!!, beautifully presented,packed with information and all in glorious colour.If you collect David Bowie 7″ singles then this is THE Bowie bible for you!!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Williams (verified owner)

    i have many Bowie books in my collection this work of Art surpasses them all…We are forever thankful to Marshall and Reto…not forgetting all the contributors.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dirk Slegers

    A beautiful masterpiece about beautiful masterpieces, these 2 guys and all that collaborated rock!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul Manson (verified owner)

    Fantastic tribute to our hero, a massive thanks to all the people behind this wonderful compiled masterpiece. My bank balance is going to take a hit. How much more is there still to be unearthed. How about all the footage that must be in the hands of non bowie fans!!!!

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul Woods (verified owner)

    Proud to be a member of the fellowship and contributor to this superb tome. These boys know their Bowie and this incredible labour of love stands out above all the books of this type as the gold standard.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Malcolm Forbes (verified owner)

    This is an excellently produced book and an essential reference.
    it is an absolute must buy, if you are a David Bowie fan.
    Many thanks to Marshall and Reto, and all the contributors.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicolas Sellem

    I’m not even collecting DB singles, but LP’s, and I must say this edition is a masterpiece and can be enjoyed as a simple beautiful bowie ‘picture’ book, a interesting bowie history book, a fascinating bowie collector book…all in one.
    Just fantastic! what a beautiful idea and work to have decided to update Jarman’s bible (I once had too…).
    Felicitations Reto and Jarman.
    Ah, I forgot, one negative point: sometimes you feel depressed seeing all these magnificent collector items you will never have. Will just buy more DB records to ease the pain.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Newman (verified owner)

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Maureen Fletcher

    On 19 February 2017 I made a brief entry in the little notebook I keep to track my online purchases. It reads: ‘ 7” Discography, Reto Stocklin / Marshall Jarman’. I got to tick that entry off on 8 May 2018. And now, having had it for five days, I would like to share my impressions.

    This book was eagerly anticipated as evidenced by the regular 7” collectors Facebook group discussions ‘where’s the book?’ ‘Does anyone know when the book arrives?’ or messages from those living in the dark ‘what book? Where can I get it?’ I didn’t worry because I knew it was a mammoth task and deserved care and attention to detail. Any mistakes would be pounced on and omissions would be met with howls of outrage.

    The wait was well worth it – what an outcome! The detail and layout of releases covering everything from 1964 to 1981. David Jones/Bowie records were released across continents from Australia to North and South America, Africa and every corner of Asia and Europe. In countries from Angola to Peru to Yugoslavia. Mr Jones’ music was pressed on multiple labels both obscure and mainstream. Records were found pressed by Dick James Music; the King Bees at Vocalion, the Mannish Boys with Parlophone. Then Jones became Bowie David and we find him on more labels like Deram through to RCA and EMI. The discography tracks a thrilling musical ride through Bowie’s history and, I’m happy to say, my memories from the 1970s and more recently the 2010’s as I rebuild a collection I enjoy every day.

    I’ve loved David Bowie’s music since 1978 when I was mesmerised at his concert performance in Brisbane. Like many other fans, I tuned out during the 1980’s but his influence never died. So in 2015 I found myself joining Facebook groups to find out what David Bowie was doing after hearing about a new album Blackstar. I wish I hadn’t left it so long but I’m glad I came back to collecting the records I’d sold so long ago. This book will make the hunt and organising my collection a little bit easier.

    Thank you Reto, Marshall, Christoph, Bert, Paul and Heather who put in the hard work to get this book into my hands. Also thanks go to the list of contributors acknowledged in the book who gave their knowledge and input to this work. I love it! Do yourself a favour and buy it!

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adrian Torson

    This fantastically researched, produced and superlative (art?) book by Marshall and Reto is one of the two Bowie books that every Bowie fan should own (the other being Nicholas Pegg’s). It was well worth the wait and so pleased I have the hard back version. A pat on the back to everyone involved in the creation of this Bible. Thank you.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5


    Essential reference tome.

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