scans and information.
The press kit for the 'hours...' album contains:
- a 8" x 10" black and white photo of David, shaggy haired, in a sweatshirt
with a hood, contemplating the camera with something akin to defiance.
- A 1-page press release on Virgin Records stationery about the
first single, "Thursday's Child," how it was on Bowie Net, info about
the video, and a little bit more.
- A 1-page press release on Virgin Records stationery, double-sided
(total of 2 pages of text) about the new album, how the music is in a
new video game, how Bowie wrote a song with a contest winner, how some
of the music is in the film Stigmata, who appears on the album, songs
on it and more.
- A 1-page press release on Virgin Records stationery, double-sided (total of 2 pages of text) about how the album artwork and some of the songs were on Bowie Net early, and info about Bowie Net.
- A 1-page press release on Virgin Records stationary, double-sided
(total of 2 pages of text) about how the album was the first by a
major artist to be fully downloadable from the net in conjunction with
retail. It tells about the deals, what they expect with it, how Bowie
was an early (1983) pioneer on the Net, and more.
- a 5-page press release on full-color pages decorated like the CD booklet (text over pictures) about Bowie, with in-depth info on his history, his amazing career, movies, and more. There is a lot of info about what he did in the 90s, and a little about this album, but it's mostly about his past.
- 14 pages of lyrics from the album.
All this is kept safe in a beautiful, full-color, large, custom folder made just for this album. Bowie appears in different pictures all over it and inside it. It's a treat all by itself.
Press kits are very special, rare collectibles, because they are not meant for the public. They are sent out to the media for research purposes and are usually saved in a file cabinet for future reference purposes. As a result, few ever get offered to the public, making this an unusual collectible.