Following on from 1976’s Isolar 1 (found here David Bowie Isolar I 1976 US tour programmes ) this was Bowie’s World Tour in support of the LPs Low & Heroes.
Unlike Isolar I, there was only one size. : 72cm x 58cm 6 sheets of newsprint that folded down to form a 29cm x 36cm programme.Again, somewhat unusually, it was originally folded into two sections of 3 pages each. I’ve often seen miscellaneous pages being sold separately on eBay, while the same seller is selling the 1st 3 pages as a complete programme. Like Isolar I the contents are purely photographic.
Copies sold in the USA have a US address on the back cover to send off all additional copies for $3, whereas UK copies are £1.50 from a London address. US copies the title is slightly pink , while the UK is bold red.
Although less scarce than Isolar I, it’s hard to find copies that have aged well. Either they have discoloured or worn at the folds. Most copies, due to the size, were clearly folded on the way home from gigs.
The front cover artwork is a self portrait by Bowie from the Heroes LP cover. Since I’ve been asked a 1,000 times, the “blue scribble” on the cover is printed and part of the drawing by Bowie, not some random fan scribbling or colouring in….
Priced according to condition and whether they have an accompanying ticket.
Programme for the final ‘Australasian Leg of the tour’ : David Bowie Australasian Tour 1978 ( Isolar II) tour programme.
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