David Bowie Low
NME (Magazine): Ranked #24 in NME's list of The Greatest Albums Of The '70s.
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- Released: September 20, 1999
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co. LLC
Rolling Stone - 11/22/01, p.905 stars out of 5 - "...LOW flows together into a lyrical, hallucinatory, miraculously beautiful whole, the music of an overstimulated mind in an exhausted body..."
Q - p.1085 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n album of mournfully sincere synthesizer music."
Q - 10/914 Stars - Excellent - "...the critical acclaim (LOW) received at the time still seems justified....a crucial part of rock history..."
Q - 6/00, p.80Ranked #14 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums"
Mojo (Publisher) - 2/02, p.84"...The first and best of the so-called Berlin trilogy....'Sound And Vision', a remarkable venture into hypno-disco, typifies the approach. Hooks and melodies abound, but listen a little deeper and you'll hear some of the most radically constructed - and produced - 'pop' ever made."
NME (Magazine) - 9/18/93, p.19Ranked #24 in NME's list of The Greatest Albums Of The '70s.
NME (Magazine) - 10/2/93, p.29Ranked #67 in NME's list of the 'Greatest Albums Of All Time.'
- 1.Speed Of Life
- 2.Breaking Glass
- 3.What In The World
- 4.Sound and Vision
- 5.Always Crashing In The Same Car
- 6.Be My Wife
- 7.A New Career In A New Town
- 9.Art Decade
- 10.Weeping Wall (Instrumental)
Personnel: David Bowie (vocals, guitar, cello, harmonica, saxophone, piano, synthesizer, vibraphone, xylophone, pump bass, percussion, tapes, sound effects); Brian Eno (vocals, guitar, piano, Chamberlain, synthesizer); Carlos Alomar, Ricky Gardener (guitar); Eduard Meyer (cello); Roy Young (piano, Farfisa organ); Peter, Paul (piano, Arp synthesizer); George Murray (bass); Dennis Davis (percussion); Iggy Pop, Mary Visconti (background vocals).
Recorded at Chateau d'Herouville, France and Hansa By The Wall, Berlin, Germany.
Personnel: David Bowie (vocals, guitar, cello, strings, harmonica, saxophone, horns, piano, chamberlin, keyboards, ARP synthesizer, vibraphone, xylophone, percussion); David Bowie (various instruments); Iggy Pop (vocals, piano, organ, background vocals); Mary Hopkin (vocals); Eduard Meyer, Eduard Meyerm (cello); Peter Himmelman (piano, ARP synthesizer); George Murray (bass guitar); Brian Eno (vocals, guitar, piano, chamberlin, keyboards, synthesizer, mini-Moog synthesizer, Moog synthesizer); Mary Visconti (vocals, background vocals); Ricky Gardiner, Carlos Alomar (guitar); Roy Young (piano, organ, Farfisa); Dennis Davis (percussion).
Audio Mixers: Brian Eno; David Bowie; David Richards .
Audio Remasterers: Nigel Reeve; Peter Mew.
Recording information: Chƒteau d'Herouville, France (1976); Hansa (1976); Hansa By The Wall, Berlin, Germ (1976).
Photographers: Christian Simonpietri; Steve Shapiro; Clive Anderson.
The first (Heroes and Lodger would follow) of Bowie's three Berlin albums. Living there as a semi-recluse for three years, he worked with Svengali/producer Brian Eno and the results of their collaborations helped change the face of the European mainstream. Artists such as Gary Numan, Ultravox and OMD were indebted to the sound Bowie had created with the synthesizer to build a somewhat terse wall of sound. Critically acclaimed, but a relative commercial failure, apart from the surprise 'Sound And Vision' hit single, it remains as a pertinent reminder of Bowie's ability to surprise and enlighten.
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