Virgin publish David Bowie’s twentieth album : ‘Earthling’ (1997)

David Bowie‘s ‘Earthling’ is his twentieth studio album recorded in New-York City and released on February 3, 1997 by Virgin Records.


Virgin publish David Bowie’s twentieth album : ‘Earthling’ (1997)

Track Listing : 1.Little Wonder (David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels, Mark Plati) – 06:02 . 2.Looking For Satellites (David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels, Mark Plati) – 05:21 . 3.Battle For Britain (The Letter) (David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels, Mark Plati) – 04:48 . 4.Seven Years In Tibet (David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels) – 06:22 . 5.Dead Man Walking (David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels) – 06:50 . 6.Telling Lies (David Bowie) – 04:49 . 7.The Last Thing You Should Do (David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels, Mark Plati) – 04:57 . 8.I’M Afraid Of Americans (David Bowie, Brian Eno) – 05:00 . 9.Law (Earthlings On Fire) (David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels) – 04:48

Frank Ockenfels III

Musicians : David Bowie – Vocals, Guitar, Alto Saxophone, Samples, Keyboards . Reeves Gabrels – Programming, Synthesisers, Guitars, Vocals . Mark Plati – Programming, Loops, Samples, Keyboards . Gail Ann Dorsey – Bass, Vocals . Zachary Alford – Drum Loops, Acoustic Drums, Electronic Percussion . Mike Garson – Keyboards, Piano

Floria Sigismondi

Production : Produced By David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels, Mark Plati . Bob Ludwig – Mastering . Mark Plati – Engineer . Dante De Sole – Assistant Engineer . Matt Curry – Assistant Engineer

Package : Frank Ockenfels III asterisques RVM – Photography . Helene Andersson – Make-Up . David Bowie – Art Direction . Alexander Mcqueen – Cover Art, Wardrobe

Recorded March – August 1996 At The Looking Glass Studios, Manhattan; Right Track Recording, Manhattan.

Released On February 3, 1997 By .

Video Director(s) : Floria Sigismondi asterisques RVM for “Little Wonder”

(Source David Bowie – Earthling | Official Site)


If Young Americans was the ultimate plastic soul, Earthling bows down only to U2’s Pop as the champion of synthetic drum ‘n’ bass (U2 gets the nod, by a snare). […]

Rolling Stone
It’s not until the last two songs that Bowie’s sound and vision begin to lose steam. “I’m Afraid of Americans” is a stuttering rocker about a paranoid Brit (named Johnny, of course) that seems detached from the other songs. […]

In a genre as frequently dull as dance, Earthling’s approach of blending traditional and electronic instruments and utilising said tools in interesting ways is more refreshing and satisfying than most of the genres artists. […]


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