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Yep, you read that right:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/jan/08/david-bowie-new-album-single

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20943160

Nice Tweet by Duncan Jones:

"Would be lovely if all of you could spread the word about da's new album. First in ten years, and it's a good 'un!"

 

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Heard the single twice this

Heard the single twice this morning. It certainly grows on you.

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RE: Heard the single twice this

plastic penguin wrote:

Heard the single twice this morning. It certainly grows on you.

 

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RE: Heard the single twice this

Sounds to me as if he is running out of money living in New York..............

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If it's as good as Heathen, then I'll be a happy chappy.

Who's the parrot on his shoulder in the video ?

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RE: Heard the single twice this

Sospri wrote:

Sounds to me as if he is running out of money living in New York..............

 

rolling on the floor laughing

 

I think not.

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Sospri wrote:

Sounds to me as if he is running out of money living in New York..............

Gosh, what a stunningly witty, perceptive and pertinent comment.

 

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Underwhelming is how I would describe the song.  I'm a fan of Bowie, but I hope the rest of the album is better than this single.

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RE: Heard the single twice this

plastic penguin wrote:

Heard the single twice this morning. It certainly grows on you.

On the second 'news' excerpt it seemed familiar, like I had heard it many times before not just once.

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What do you expect from a 66-year-old?  ohhh sure

No, it doesn't jump-up and grab you by the Suffragette 'Cities' - it's more of a Heathen- / Reality-style piece. Thank Gawd for some dignity.

But in the current era... it's good to hear a vocal with a bit of emotion but sans any showboating.

Good to hear a vocal with decent diction - no "Sky-foals" or "crum-bawls" here.

Liking the overall slow build to an understated crescendo.

Liking the drumming.

Liking the keyboards. 

Definitely a grower.

And at the last count, It's number-one in the iTunes UK chart.

Oh, and happy birthday DB - ta for the 'present'. (He's always scanning this forum, don'tcha know.)

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Nice song, bit of a Slow Burn feel about it.

What a daft video.  I wonder who the woman is.

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Bowie has always perplexed me somewhat. To draw on a line from 'Trainspotting'; a bit like Clapton and Lou Reed, in your heart you want their stuff to be great and it should be, but alas it usually ends up sounding a bit pants. Nevertheless I'm optimistically intrigued as to what the new album has in store!

 

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From the snippets that I heard, I was immediately reminded of the Blue Nile.

As they are growers, this is no bad thing.

I doubt all the tracks will be similar though.

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Reminded me of 'Loving the Alien' which I liked and  which also had a very strange video. Lyrics are a bit of an A-Z of Berlin but the music's good and he seems to have said goodbye to Reeves Gabrels.

PS isn't there a music forum here?

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I actually love it , bowie at 66 still uber cool

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RE: Heard the single twice this

whoam1 wrote:

Sospri wrote:

Sounds to me as if he is running out of money living in New York..............

 

rolling on the floor laughing

 

I think not.

OH, your privvy to his bank account and expenditure are you ?

My point is that a lot of acts try to reserect a career when they have not been around for some time, a lot of old bands and acts try this when they have not been in the headlines for a while.

I find it a tad embarrasing to see a load of old pensioners trying to be modern..........