David Bowie releases his twenty-sixth and final album : ‘Blackstar’ (2016)

David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ is his twenty-sixth and final studio album co-produced with Tony Visconti and released on January 8, 2016 by Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Blackstar (David Bowie) – 09:57 . 2.’Tis A Pity She Was A Whore (David Bowie) – 04:52 . 3.Lazarus (David Bowie) – 06:22 . 4.Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) (David Bowie) – 04:40 . 5.Girl Loves Me (David Bowie) – 04:51 . 6.Dollar Days (David Bowie) – 04:44 . 7.I Can’T Give Everything Away (David Bowie) – 05:47

Johan Renck

Musicians : David Bowie – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar . Donny Mccaslin – Flute, Saxophone, Woodwinds . Ben Monder – Guitar . Jason Lindner – Piano, Organ, Keyboards . Tim Lefebvre – Bass . Mark Guiliana – Drums, Percussion . James Murphy – Percussion

Jonathan Barnbrook

Production : Produced By David Bowie, Tony Visconti . . Kevin Killen – Engineer . Erin Tonkon – Assistant Engineer . Joe Visciano – Mixing Assistant . Kabir Hermon – Assistant Engineer . Joe Laporta – Mastering . Tom Elmhirst – Mixing

Arrangements : David Bowie

Recorded In 2014 & 2015 At The Magic Shop (New York, New York).

Released On January 8, 2016 By Columbia.

Package : NASA – Artwork . Jonathan Barnbrook asterisques RVM – Design . Jimmy King – Photography . Johan Renck asterisques RVM – Photography .

Video Director(s) : Johan Renck asterisques RVM for “★” and “Lazarus” . Jonathan Barnbrook asterisques RVM for “I Can’t Give Everything Away” .


The Guardian
But it’s lent a curious, slippery uncertainty at odds with the bullish lyrical pronouncements (“If I never see the English evergreens I’m running to, it’s nothing to me”) by Mark Guiliana’s drumming, the emphasis never quite landing where rock-trained ears might expect it to. […]

Bowie’s first proper instrument was a saxophone, after all, and as a preteen he looked up to his older half-brother Terry Burns, who exposed him to John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, and Beat Generation ideals. The links connecting Bowie, his brother, and jazz feel significant. […]

But when three-note fuzz guitar blasts answer each lyric in “Lazarus,” or Bowie harmonizes with himself on the nonsense lyric of “Girl Loves Me,” it’s hard to resist 40 years’ worth of craft resulting in so intriguing a record. […]


David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]


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