David Bowie’s ‘Low’

David Bowie’s ‘Low’ is his eleventh studio album released on RCA Records on January 14, 1977 as part of what was subsequently called ‘the Berlin Trilogy’

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Track Listing : 1.Speed Of Life (David Bowie) – 02:46 . 2.Breaking Glass (David Bowie, Dennis Davis, George Murray) – 01:51 . 3.What In The World (David Bowie) – 02:23 . 4.Sound And Vision (David Bowie) – 03:03 . 5.Always Crashing In The Same Car (David Bowie) – 03:29 . 6.Be My Wife (David Bowie) – 02:55 . 7.A New Career In A New Town (David Bowie) – 02:51 . 8.Warszawa (David Bowie, Brian Eno) – 06:20 . 9.Art Decade (David Bowie) – 03:43 . 10.Weeping Wall (David Bowie) – 03:26 . 11.Subterraneans (David Bowie) – 05:39

Musicians : David Bowie – Vocals, Saxophones On (4 – 11), Guitar On (6 – 9 -10 – 11), Pump Bass On (6), Harmonica On (7), Vibraphone On (9 -10 -11), Xylophone On (10), Chamberlin, Pre-Arranged Percussion On (10), Arp Synthesiser On (1 – 10 – 11), Tape Horn And Brass On (1), Synthetic Strings On (1 – 4 – 9 -10 -11), Tape Cellos On (5), Tape Sax Section On (7), Piano On (7 – 9 – 10 – 11) . Brian Eno – Minimoog On (2 – 8–9), Arp On (3 – 11), Ems Synthi Aks On (3 – 5), Piano On (7 – 8 – 9 – 11), Chamberlin On (8–9), Vocals On (4 – 14), Guitar Treatments On (5), Synthetics On (7) . Carlos Alomar – Rhythm Guitars On (1 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7), Guitar On (2) . Dennis Davis – Percussion On (1 – 2 -3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7) . George Murray – Bass On (1 – 2 -3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 11) . Ricky Gardiner – Rhythm Guitar On (2), Guitar On (3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7) . Roy Young – Pianos On (1 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7), Farfisa Organ On (3 – 5) . Iggy Pop – Backing Vocals On (3) . Mary Visconti – Backing Vocals On (4) . Eduard Meyer – Cellos On (9) . Peter And Paul – Pianos And Arp On (11)

Production : Produced By David Bowie, Tony Visconti . Brian Eno – Engineer . Jonathan Wyner – Assistant Engineer . David Richards – Mixing . Toby Mountain – Mastering

Package : Clive Anderson – Photography . Kevin Cann – Design . Steve Shapiro – Photography . Christian Simonpietri – Photography

Recorded In December 1975 At Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles; In September – October 1976 At Studio Château D’Hérouville (Hérouville, France); Hansa Studio By The Wall (West Berlin, Germany).

Released On January 14, 1977 By Rca Records.

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BBC
Over the years I’ve come to appreciate the Eno atmosphere that was laid down and can see how Low with its sonic scapes might have begun life as part of the soundtrack to the film The Man Who Fell to Earth. […]

PunkNews
These opening tunes are all condensed, poppy, yet otherworldly. The flipside explores more ethereal territory, like the lengthy Warszawa. Art Decade is another solid, searching tune. Weeping Wall is deliciously weird. […]

PopMatters
Counterbalance No. 89 David Bowie’s ‘Low’ So many songs are either instrumentals that sound like they’re waiting for lyrics (“Speed of Life”) or solid pop songs that Bowie seems to give up on just as they’re getting going (“Breaking Glass”). Then there are all those tone poems on side two that drift from one into the next. […]

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