From the ultimate David Bowie expert comes an exploration of the final four decades of his musical career, covering every song he wrote, performed or produced.
From the ultimate David Bowie expert comes this exploration of the final four decades of the popstar's musical career, covering every song he wrote, performed or produced from 1976 to 2016.
Starting with Low, the first of Bowie's Berlin albums, and finishing with Blackstar, his final masterpiece released just days before his death in 2016, each song is annotated in depth and explored in essays that touch upon the song's creation, production, influences and impact.
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.10(d)|
About the Author
Chris O'Leary is a writer, editor and journalist based in western Massachusetts. His interviewees range from Richard Fuld, former head of Lehman Brothers, to actor Kiefer Sutherland. He writes for Entertainment Weekly, as well as the Encyclopaedia Britannica. He's the author of Rebel Rebel: All the Songs of David Bowie 1964 - 1976.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 New People (The Idiot, Low) 18
Chapter 2 Berliners (Lust for Life, "Heroes") 64
Chapter 3 Somebody Else's Horizon (Lodger) 102
Chapter 4 A Society of One (Scary Monsters, Baal) 136
Chapter 5 The Strike Price (Let's Dance, Tonight, Labyrinth) 180
Chapter 6 The Man on the Spider (Blah-Blah-Blah, Never Let Me Down) 236
Chapter 7 The Battle of the Wilderness (Tin Machine, Tin Machine II) 274
Chapter 8 Family Albums (Black Tie White Noise, The Buddha of Suburbia) 332
Chapter 9 In the Realms of the Unreal (I. Outside) 368
Chapter 10 The Bottle Imp (Earthling) 408
Chapter 11 Tomorrow Isn't Promised ('hours…', Toy) 440
Chapter 12 Forward Into Remove (Heathen) 490
Chapter 13 Inauthentic Reality (Reality) 524
Chapter 14 Agent Jeffries Reports In (The Next Day) 568
Chapter 15 Noewhomoe (Blackstar) 612
Appendix: The Unheard Music 666
List of Songs 669
Partial Discography 679