David Bowie - ★ (Blackstar) download free

David Bowie - ★ (Blackstar) download free

Performer: David Bowie
Album: ★ (Blackstar)
Country: US
Released: 2016
Style: Experimental, Jazz-Rock, Art Rock
MP3 version ZIP size: 1766 mb
FLAC version ZIP size: 1773 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1133 mb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 589

(Blackstar) Q&A. Did David Bowie write the songs on this album? Yes. Bowie wrote the songs over 2014 and 2015, and recorded them with Tony Visconti and their team of musicians in summer 2015. Photography By Johan Renck. Album Design By Barnbrook. Mixing Assistance By Joe Visciano. Assistant Engineering Erin Tonkon & Kabir Hermon. Engineering By Kevin Killen.

50+ видео Воспроизвести все. Воспроизвести. Микс – David Bowie - Blackstar (Video)YouTube. David Gilmour - Shine On You Crazy Diamond feat.

Entertainment icon David Bowie turns his death into an awe-inspiring concept album. Fav tracks: blackstar, lazarus, 'Tis a pity she was a whore, girl loves me, dollar days, I can't give everything away. Least fav track: sue or in a season of crime). if I had to pick one. David bowie - ★, 2016, columbia, art rock, glam rock. Y'all know this is just my opinion, right?

Формируйте собственную коллекцию записей David Bowie. The versions of "Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)" and "Tis A Pity She Was A Whore" on ★ are totally different recordings to that of the single David Bowie - Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) which was released in late 2014. Tis A Pity She Was A Whore.

Blackstar" (stylised as "★") is a song by English rock musician David Bowie. It was released as the lead single from his twenty-fifth and final studio album of the same name on 19 November 2015. Blackstar" peaked at number 61 on the UK Singles Chart, number 70 on the French Singles Chart and number 78 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Blackstar" received both the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song and the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance at the 59th Grammy Awards

The new David Bowie release, Blackstar, begins with an execution, and from there the tidings only get ­grimmer. His 25th studio album features just seven songs, but they serve up a veritable Grand Guignol of dread, death, even dismemberment. Blackstar opens with the sprawling title track, whose scene is laid in a candlelit villa where "On the day of execution/Only women kneel and smile.

David Bowie Blackstar - il nuovo sito italiano dedicato a David Bowie. Il 25 giugno 2000 David Bowie si esibiva al festival di Glastonbury, dopo circa 30 anni dalla sua prima e sola esibizione. Fu un concerto memorabile, che oggi possiamo finalmente godere nella sua interezza grazie al dvd di recente pubblicazione. Ma per molti anni poco ci era concesso di poter vedere, se non qualcuno dei brevi spezzoni all'epoca trasmessi dalla Bbc. E fu una decisione di Bowie stesso iretta tv, così ha scritto recentemente Mark Cooper, produttore della bbc: "Penso che Bowie sapesse e. .

Blackstar is the twenty-fifth and final studio album by English musician David Bowie. It was released worldwide through ISO, RCA, Columbia, and Sony on 8 January 2016, coinciding with Bowie's 69th birthday

With his twenty-fifth studio album, Blackstar, David Bowie continues the monumental energy begun by The Next Day into a darker, experimental discussion of the unknown just beyond the horizon. Blackstar benefits from a two-fold context, one historical, and the other circumstantial. The former is obvious - Blackstar puts Bowie twenty five studio albums deep into a career now spanning over fifty years. Here, David Bowie continues The Next Day's theme of immortality into a more hot-blooded, pagan venture. Where The Next Day coolly questions, Blackstar acts rashly, instinctively, not wanting to get lost in the fray. In the video for the title track, Bowie reverses the plot of The Man Who Fell To Earth. Here, the remains of an astronaut carrying a sacred text are found on a distant planet.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 ★ (Blackstar)
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – David BowieWords By, Music By – David Bowie
2 'Tis A Pity She Was A Whore
Words By, Music By – David Bowie
3 Lazarus
Words By, Music By – David Bowie
4 Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)
Lyrics By – David BowieMusic By – Bob Bharma*, David Bowie, Maria Schneider, Paul Bateman Words By – David BowieWritten-By [Elements From Brand New Heavy] – Bharma*, Bateman*
5 Girl Loves Me
Words By, Music By – David Bowie
6 Dollar Days
Words By, Music By – David Bowie
7 I Can't Give Everything Away
Words By, Music By – David Bowie

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Sony Music Entertainment
  • Made By – Sony Music Entertainment International Services GmbH
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – ISO Records
  • Copyright (c) – ISO Records
  • Licensed To – Columbia Records
  • Published By – Nipple Music
  • Published By – RZO Music, Inc.
  • Published By – MSF Music
  • Published By – ArtistShare Music Publishing LLC.
  • Published By – Flex Publishing
  • Published By – Sherlock Holmes Music Ltd.
  • Recorded At – The Magic Shop
  • Recorded At – Human Worldwide Studios
  • Mixed At – Electric Lady Studios
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound
  • Pressed By – Sony DADC – A0102607650-0101
  • Distributed By – Sony Music Entertainment


  • Artwork [Star Image] – NASA
  • Backing Vocals – Erin Tonkon (tracks: 2)
  • Bass – Tim Lefebvre
  • Design [Album Design By] – Barnbrook
  • Drums, Percussion – Mark Guiliana
  • Electric Guitar [Fender Guitar] – David Bowie (tracks: 3)
  • Engineer [Assistant Engineer At Human Worldwide] – Erin Tonkon
  • Engineer [Assistant Engineer At Magic Shop] – Kabir Hermon
  • Engineer [Assistant To Tom Elmhirst] – Joe Visciano
  • Engineer [Engineer At Human Worldwide] – Tony Visconti
  • Engineer [Engineer At Magic Shop] – Kevin Killen
  • Guitar – Ben Monder
  • Mastered By – Joe LaPorta
  • Mixed By – David Bowie, Tony Visconti
  • Mixed By [Final Master Mix] – Tom Elmhirst
  • Percussion – James Murphy (tracks: 4, 5)
  • Photography By – Jimmy King
  • Photography By [Dollar Days Image] – Johan Renck
  • Piano, Organ [Wurlitzer Organ], Keyboards – Jason Lindner
  • Producer – David Bowie, Tony Visconti
  • Saxophone, Flute, Woodwind – Donny McCaslin
  • Strings – Tony Visconti (tracks: 1)
  • Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – David Bowie
  • Written-By – David Bowie


Album title and track 1 title generally referred to as "Blackstar" but printed as "★".

Released in a spot varnished tri-fold digipak. Only the front cover is not spot varnished. The booklet is also spot varnished throughout.

Paul Bateman and Bob Bharma appear as Plastic Soul.

All songs published by Nipple Music (BMI), administered by RZO Music, Inc.
Except for Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) Nipple Music (BMI) administered by RZO Music, Inc.
MSF Music (ASCAP) administered by Artistshare Music Publishing LLC, Flex Publishing / Sherlock Holmes Music Ltd.
This composition contains elements of 'Brand New Heavy' (Bateman/ Bharma). Used by Permission.

© & ℗ 2015 ISO Records under exclusive license to Columbia Records,
a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
Made in the EU.

Contains CD-Text.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 8 88751 73862 1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 888751738621
  • Matrix / Runout (Variants 1, 9, 14): [Sony DADC logo] A0102607650-0101 15 A03
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  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 17): [Sony DADC logo] A0102607650-0101 15 A08
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 20): [Sony DADC logo] A0102607650-0101 15 A07
  • Mould SID Code (Variants 1, 2): IFPI 942Q
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3, 17): IFPI 94Z6
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4, 19): IFPI 94Z8
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5, 18): IFPI 94W3
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI 94Z4
  • Mould SID Code (Variants 7, 12): IFPI 94W8
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 8): IFPI 948S
  • Mould SID Code (Variants 9, 15): IFPI 941Q
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 10): IFPI 945Q
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 11): IFPI 941S
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 13): IFPI 94W7
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 14): IFPI 94V4
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 16): IFPI 94Y4
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 20): IFPI 94V7
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1 to 20): IFPI L555
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 00162

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
none David Bowie ★ (Blackstar) ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Columbia, ISO Records none US 2016
none David Bowie ★ (Blackstar) ‎(Cass, Album, Ltd, S/Edition, Unofficial, Ext) Blackstar none Italy 2017
88875173871 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar) ‎(LP, Album, RP, MPO) ISO Records, Columbia 88875173871 US 2016
88875188762 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar) ‎(CD, Album + Box, S/Edition, MSD) ISO Records, Columbia 88875188762 Germany 2016
SICP 30918 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar) ‎(CD, Album, Blu) Sony Records Int'l, ISO Records SICP 30918 Japan 2016

i agree with one of the previous posts about the hard plastic sleeve , not cool ! besides that i find the title track to be pretty average once you read the lyrics "i'm a blackstar , i'm not a pornstar" and many other lines is hardly genius songwriting. i ,like everyone else was initially fooled by the incredible video that was made for it and the mixing of jazz/electro genres .the next song sounds great , particularly that snare but again the lyrics fall flat and almost spoil this song for me ,it reminds me of some of zappa's mysoginistic crap like "crew slut" but devoid of any humour. the rest of the songs i think are great with clever songwriting.3/5 overall .

I can't believe that they've used a hard plastic wallet for the vinyl inner sleeve, so that the vinyl is covered with scuffs and markings. Luckily it doesn't sound on my pressing as scratches etc, but you would have thought that 50 years of pressings would indicate that a soft poly lined inner would be the right way to go. This is just rubbish really. Good album.

This is epic. An amazing creation. Every track is a player and then some. For me the physical presentation is just wow and gives me that "ahhhhh" moment on unwrapping it. A beautiful design and it does feel very special - a keeper. As a lifelong Bowie fan who was gutted at his passing, this amazing album blows my mind and moves me at the same time. A unique sound, fragile at times, frantic, dark and aggressive at others, it is just completely amazing and I love it. [Vinyl 8875173871]

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Equal parts eulogy and memorialization, Rob Sheffield's succinct On Bowie covers the icon who passed away in early 2016. Sheffield originally wrote a eulogy for Rolling Stone, and then was asked to expand it into a book by an editor. The resulting work tells the story of the life of someone who constantly changed personas, and despite his immense popularity, somehow kept his life private enough that no one knew he was battling cancer until after he died. It is here that the book hits on emotional chords, as the narrative recalls the how quickly things changed: Sheffield discusses how Bowie's final album, Blackstar, was hailed by his fans and the critics alike for the first two days after its release on January 8th, 2015, only to then be completely reevaluated two days later when we all realized it was meant to be his swan song. But far from just striking a mournful tone, On Bowie does of course pay tribute to Bowie's greatness as an artist in both music and film, though it does not shy away from his failures either. Those moments help the narrative from becoming just another story heaping nothing but praise for a glorified rock star, as do the stories from Sheffield's own life which are entwined into the timeline. Simply put, I cannot imagine a Bowie fan would want to skip this book.

David Bowies Last album could be an episode of the fantastic TV-Series Black Mirror. How else can you explain the fact David Bowie predicted his death on the most accurate way in his music. The whole album bathes in a haunting beauty never-before heard in pop music! It’s just plain briiliant! Is it his best work No, will it allways be remembered YES IT WILL. David Bowie is a story teller and he kept doing that until his last seconds on earth.

Having heard Black Star prior to it’s public release, I felt that I should wait a respectable amount of time before sitting down and consciously attending to both my memories of David Bowie and his music, music that came out at a seminal period of my life. Needless to say, I’ve had an on again off again relationship with Bowie, feeling that nearly every album released by him has been a challenge, other than Ziggy Stardust, where he managed to pull one single thematic idea together, worked around it, and presented the world with an unshakable concept, and brilliant production of pure rock n’ roll at it’s very best.Yet even on Ziggy Stardust, one becomes acutely aware that the nature of the album revolves around tragedy, and as on Black Star is delivered through the narrative by an almost disembodied voice, who may or may not have been the central character, or perhaps is simply a kindred spirit who was privy to the story as it was unfolding. Bowie’s music has always seemed to be filled with rather high contrast black & white imagery, he’s always seemed to be a man who’s constantly viewing himself, and having said that, he seems to be a man who’s always lied to his fans, merely relaying a suggestive undercurrent of whom he actually is, favoring instead to become the characters in his songs, even to the point where here on Black Star, one is left wondering if he’s actually writing about his own death, and the times in which his death will occur, or if he’s even here, created the personification of a caricature who’s standing in for him at this moment in time, connecting his past with his unsure future, while sampling images of the ill fated iconic characters he’s both developed and lived through. Never does it seem that we have ever met the real man, say perhaps on Hunky Dory. We never met him as an actual DJ, nor was he really there as kisses were exchanged under a hail of bullets, he was rejecting fame in the song “Fame,” yet wrapping himself ever more deeply in the cloak of fame, becoming a famous person withdrawn from society and a normal walk to the corner store. There is an unshakable duality to Bowie, one that harkens back to his bicoloured eyes, which was not caused by heterochromia, but from a playground fight, with this duality becoming a central theme for all of his music. This duality cuts deeply into his albums, where after Ziggy Stardust his material became laced with more and deeper experimental concepts, nearly to the point that there was merely one or two pop songs that gained radio attention, as if to capture our imaginations, and once the door was open, we’re face to face with conceptualized music that most people didn’t listen to, preferring to purchase his ‘Hits’ albums. So in effect, this pop star icon was evoking more of a Robert Fripp response, or even the 1963 collaboration John Coltrane did with Johnny Hartman, where the protagonist occupies a private nocturnal world, one filled with his own fantasies of demons, devils and angels, one that he doesn’t seem to truly comprehend, leaving these sketches to his band to translate, then stepping in to tweak, stepping in to install a liner translation.Yes, it’s impossible to consider Black Star without looking back and looking within, both at the man and at ourselves [as listeners]. With that in mind, and seeming for this reviewer, to be the central and insurmountable aspect to this last release, and I must tell you that I find it to be his most disturbing, most uncomfortable, and most unlistenable of albums. Of course I can accept the fact that this is just me not wanting to confront my own mortality, yet I’ve seriously confronted my mortality more times than I care to remember, having nearly died more than once. Black Star is filled with minor chord riffs, where Bowie gives actual weight to each word, while emphasizing both the music and the lyrics with snares of disdain, as if he is attempting to ignore the scratching at his door. Others have said that it was a shrewd move to keep his own company and his silence for so long, and then burst on the scene to deliver this his most scary and tragic outing of all time … because as he was writing he was dying from his own hand, knowing this, angry that he was hungry for more life and not ready to make peace with himself and his death, leaving him to be the proverbial cracked actor.If you love this album then I am very happy for you. If you feel that Bowie is sticking pins in our eyes, then I’m with you, feeling that this is a man, who as in life, is cryptically and melodramatically doling out visions of his life and final days, rather than shedding his skin, celebrating his life, his fans and the wonder of his nature by delivering us a visionary rock n’ roll, even if it is of the unplugged sort, of this final frontier, one that far too few artists have been able to script into verse and song. But then, in all honesty, not believing in heaven or hell, and hating the annoyance of cell phones, I could have, and should have, expected exactly what I found here on Black Star, an ambiguous album filled with scary monsters and no heroes, one that doesn’t see Bowie moving forward, but rather reaching the end of the line, a passenger who will never step off of the train, an album I find too uncomfortable to even keep in my collection.Review by Jenell Kesler

Low (1977), Blackstar (2016), and 1. Outside (1995) are my favorite DB albums.

I really miss him. Such a great artist. Great album.

Just realised that this is the only Bowie album that does not feature "him" as the artwork. Every other studio album has had Bowie as the album artwork. Another way he has said goodbye...

all his studio albums featured him except blackstar. Buddha was a soundtrack album, that not only was deleted for years but also rereleased with his image. Tin Machine was a group he fronted, so not a ''Bowie'' album.

I wasn't counting Tin Machine - but Buddha is a fair point. I had forgotten about that one.

Buddha of Suburbia, Tin machine two also didn't feature him on cover.

This is without doubt a masterpiece album in its own right, however, the whole pomposity - or better, hysteria about it, is quite annoying - especially in the vinyl sales; for an album that's not produced in limited vinyl quantites, but so far repressed several times (be it on clear or regular vinyl), it's a disgrace how expensive it is - especially, taking under consideration that people do complain about the surface noise on brand new copies, which makes it a clumsy job from the pressing plant and some of these pressing editions rather unlistenable. So before you buy, beware and make sure you don't throw away the fortune if your copy suffered the same.

This is a music masterpiece, full of groove & emotions! This album is (..& will be) one of the 20 best albums of the decade. Remember it...

Bought this on vinyl from Amazon. Arrived the other day and it's already been sent back due to the constant surface noise, particularly on side one where it gets worse and worse towards the end of that side. Side two's not as bad but still unacceptable. It had the hard clear plastic inner sleeve, I never took a note of any other info on it. Disappointing.

Same issue here, but when I returned it for replacement at Amazon, the replacement copy had the same matrix #'s as the original pressing, and it sounds fantastic. The dreadful surface hiss from the MPO copy I had is completely absent. Keep trying,'s worth it.

I had the exact same thing. It is also going back. I was just lookimg for some sort of confirmation. Real shame because the packaging, booklet and die cut sleeve are really nice.

On my 3rd copy of the 2nd press. MPO again and still noisy (although quieter than the first 2 I had). Still hearing some distortion on side A (most noticeably during Lazarus). All deadwax info is the same except the MPO etching. I have 1 copy with 'MPO', another with 'MPO*' and another with 'MPO**'. What's that all about?

1 st copy had the MPO**, 2nd copy had nothing

I have had 2 copies of the 2nd press. First one had 3 concentric pressing rings and was in soft vinyl sleeve. 2nd had 1 concentric ring and was in hard plastic sleeve. Both mine had a whoosing noise on the right channel on lazarus. The first copy also had popping at the end of the last track side 2. You could actually see the indent in the vinyl that was causing it. I should receive my 3rd next week, cross fingers.

David Bowie was not only a rock / pop star-singer, as we all "like" to see him. He was a music artist. His choice about his musicians was not random. He was searching...& found Mr. Joey Baron (one of the best modern jazz drummers) for his OUTSIDE album. He also found NOT RANDOMLY for "Blackstar" album, Mark Guiliana & Jason Lindner or Ben Monder, super high class musicians for this recording who maybe they are unknown for some listeners. And many more "A CLASS" musicians (especially for his 90's & after 90's recordings). This message-review goes for some listeners who pay attention only to.....Bowie's vocals.

Got my 2nd press today (has both 2015, 2016 on rear cover) and the LP inside is an MPO press. I'm curious to know from those that have got both how does the inner sleeve compare? I ask because this re-press has a horrible PVC inner which not only is full of static (was difficult to get it off the record surfaces) but has already left marks on the LP surface (cloudy areas). These type of sleeves are notorious for leaving marks on LP's as certain chemicals in the plastic out-gas over time. Is the original also PVC? I would advise those with the PVC inners to chuck them away immediately, otherwise in 1-2 years they will permanently damage the LP surface.

Isn't it funny, he released Sue and Tis A Pity quite a while ago and nobody recognised the genius behind the tracks. Now that he has passed people are reviewing it as revolutionary. Try and source some reviews prior to his passing, an interesting double meaning/take on his great jazz/experimental work.There are so many ways you can read into this stuff, which makes it grand! Try and source some other work from other artists which perhaps doesn't get the limelight it deserves. I think Sue should have been massive in 2014 when it was released but nobody gave it the push it deserved. I especially like Tis A Pity, great catchy little rock one with some great background experimental work. Perfect combination.

¡Attention speculators and swindlers! soon you will see how your Blackstar's vinyls (by Bowie) they are accumulated on their shelves. Already it announced a Blackstar superdeluxe edition at a reasonable price of 23 dollars.Disrespectfully miserably You have used the name and memory of David Bowie... and his corrupt attitude You have just promoted piracy.

I've opened my clear copy and am playing it too. Anyone keeping it sealed is only looking at the monetary value of it which seems like a waste to me. Like buying a Picasso and keeping it locked in a safe. The artistic value is more important to me and records are meant to be played. It looks great on the turntable and the booklet is stunning. I've got no intention of ever selling it, so I'll keep playing it, as he intended.

Well...''as he intended'' was ''black'' vinyl , to fit with the title and concept of the record, transparent versions in such limited quantities and going against the ''blackstar'' idea were definitely pressed with ''monetary'' intentions targeting dealers....

Is there a jewel-cased version yet of this album yet? Perhaps from Russia?

Yes, a pirate one from Russia with 16 pages booklet. But I don't have enough photos, cause I own the original RU Cd.

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