David Bowie releases ‘Heathen,’ his twenty-second album (2002)

David Bowie’s ‘Heathen’ is his twenty-second studio album co-produced with Tony Visconti and released on June 11, 2002 by ISO / Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Sunday (David Bowie) – 04:45 . 2.Cactus (Black Francis) – 02:54 . 3.Slip Away (David Bowie) – 06:05 . 4.Slow Burn (David Bowie) – 04:41 . 5.Afraid (David Bowie) – 03:28 . 6.I’Ve Been Waiting For You (Neil Young) – 03:00 . 7.I Would Be Your Slave (David Bowie) – 05:14 . 8.I Took A Trip On A Gemini Spaceship (Norman Carl Odam) – 04:04 . 9.5:15 The Angels Have Gone (David Bowie) – 05:00 . 10.Everyone Says ‘Hi’ (David Bowie) – 03:59 . 11.A Better Future (David Bowie) – 04:11 . 12.Heathen [The Rays] (David Bowie) – 04:16


Markus Klinko & Indrani

Musicians : David Bowie – Vocals, Keyboards, Guitars, Saxophone, Stylophone, Backing Vocals, Drums . Tony Visconti – Bass Guitar, Guitars, Recorders, String Arrangements, Backing Vocals . Matt Chamberlain – Drums, Drum Loop Programming, Percussion . David Torn – Guitars, Guitar Loops, Omnichord . The Scorchio Quartet: – Strings . Greg Kitzis – 1St Violin . Meg Okura – 2Nd Violin . Martha Mooke – Viola . Mary Wooten – Cello . Carlos Alomar – Guitar . Sterling Campbell – Drums, Percussion . Lisa Germano – Violin . Gerry Leonard – Guitar . Tony Levin – Fretless Bass On (3) . Mark Plati – Guitar, Bass Guitar . Jordan Rudess – Keyboards . The Borneo Horns – Horns . Lenny Pickett – Horns . Stan Harrison – Horns . Steve Elson – Horns . Kristeen Young – Vocals, Piano . Pete Townshend – Guitar On (4) . Dave Grohl – Guitar On (6)

Production : Produced By David Bowie, Tony Visconti, Mark Plati, Gary Miller, Brian Rawling .

Package : Jonathan Barnbrook – Design . Markus Klinko & Indrani asterisques RVM Pal-Chaudhuri – Photography . Gk Reid – Styling

Recorded October 2000 – January 2002.

Released On June 11, 2002 By Iso / Columbia.

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Stereogum
Stripped down arrangements with quirky guitars on top, it comes off simplistic rather than simple, watery melodies adrift over stiff, stock rhythms. […]

Pitchfork
The youthful urgency of his early work is long gone. But that hasn’t stopped him from making an album that is easily his best work since the halcyon days of faux-cockney accents and gender bending theatrics a la Scary Monsters, and that’s good news. […]

The Guardian
A star is rebornBut those were records made by a decadent gay saxophone-playing cokehead alien pierrot with an interest in fascism and the oc cult. Heathen is the work of a multi-millionaire 55-year-old father of two. […]

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David Bowie’s ‘Heathen’

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