By Simon Goddard
Book by book, year by year, the ultimate literary trip through Bowie’s greatest decade.
A MOJO Book of the Year 2023
This special edition is limited to just 500 copies. It is the fourth in a series of Bowie Odyssey collector's editions. It is the only way to acquire the book in hardback and it features a special alternative cover.
‘Goddard’s scintillating series… with its meticulous fact-checking and almost poetic prose, paints a beautifully written portrait that’s almost as otherworldly as its subject… granting us an access-all-areas pass to accompany Bowie to every gig, every engagement and to some of the most important moments in rock’ 4**** Classic Pop
It is 1973. David Bowie is finally a superstar. All he has to do to remain there is to keep pretending he’s Ziggy Stardust, keep playing to thousands, keep selling to millions and keep on staying relatively sane …
As glam rock crashes and burns in a sleazy scandal-ridden Britain, a world tour convinces David to make radical changes with devastating consequences for Ziggy, his fans and his band. However, his planned ‘retirement’ is anything but quiet – now a friend of the Jaggers, with more lovers than he can count on one hand, more appetites than he can satisfy with one nose and still more success. But at what cost?
Continuing his vivid real-time journey through the decade David changed pop forever, the fourth volume of the Bowie Odyssey series sees Simon Goddard mainline to the dark heart of Seventies sex, drugs and debauched rock’n’roll – a gripping, unsentimental portrait of inspiration, insanity and the thin line that divides.
'Goddard's book-per-year series is so devotional and healthily delirious you can smell the greasepaint and hormones... Fantastic.' Record Collector, 5*
'It's as if we were there.' 4**** MOJO
'The project's ambition is matched only by the sumptuousness of Goddard's writing... At times as I read Bowie Odyssey 73 I felt like his shadow.' Chris Charlesworth
'Absolutely unputdownable. You'll read it in one florid gulp' 9/10 Everett True, Classic Rock
PRAISE FOR THE BOWIE ODYSSEY SERIES
'My god, it’s brilliant. A delicious romp.'
MIKE SCOTT, THE WATERBOYS
'The best book written about its subject… Stupendous.'
'The wonderful Bowie Odyssey series … Goddard’s prose is like an all-seeing eye.'
'A full-on sensory immersion in Bowie’s universe.'
You can browse the full series here.
Publication Date: 25.05.23
Extent: 176 pages