11 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Embracing a coy blend of folk, pop, and cabaret, this album puts Bowie's talents as a singer/songwriter front and center. Each track draws us in with a catchy melody, like the jaunty piano on the music-hall inspired "Kooks" and the stripped-down guitar on the rocker "Song for Bob Dylan." We love picking out the examples of Bowie's trademark wit that weave throughout the songs, like references to Nietzsche and Carl Jung. The standout dramatic ballads "Changes" and "Life on Mars" still sound remarkably powerful.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Embracing a coy blend of folk, pop, and cabaret, this album puts Bowie's talents as a singer/songwriter front and center. Each track draws us in with a catchy melody, like the jaunty piano on the music-hall inspired "Kooks" and the stripped-down guitar on the rocker "Song for Bob Dylan." We love picking out the examples of Bowie's trademark wit that weave throughout the songs, like references to Nietzsche and Carl Jung. The standout dramatic ballads "Changes" and "Life on Mars" still sound remarkably powerful.

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3:54
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About David Bowie

Everyone has a David Bowie that they fell in love with first—the otherworldly outsider Ziggy Stardust, the electronic adventurer, the wild-eyed glam pioneer, the enigmatic storyteller. But it was Bowie's ability to reinvent himself so vividly that captivated us again and again. Driven by boundless imagination, David Bowie was a multifaceted music icon, a social provocateur, a force in fashion, and a gifted actor whose unique personas and perspectives traveled with him through the decades. From the moment his homesick astronaut captured the spotlight in the late ‘60s to his exploratory, jazz-influenced Blackstar almost 50 years later, he excelled and innovated with turns in pop, glam, punk, soul, hard rock, and electronic music. And even though Bowie released vital albums throughout his life—and will forever embody the most artful edge of rock ’n’ roll—he was more than just the music he made. Bowie's fearlessness inspired us to celebrate the complexity and beauty of being completely ourselves.

  • ORIGIN
    Brixton, London, England
  • GENRE
    Rock
  • BORN
    January 8, 1947

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