David Bowie - ★

Blackstar CD Release with Tri-Fold Digipak

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 (pronounced Blackstar) is David Bowie’s 28th studio album and his first since stunning the world in 2013 with the critically acclaimed The Next Day.

The release date for  coincided with David Bowie's 69th birthday on 8 January 216. It was released worldwide through Bowie's ISO Records label.

Bowie died two days after its release. Co-producer Tony Visconti described the album as Bowie's intended swan song and a "parting gift" for his fans before his death.

Blackstar was met with critical acclaim and commercial success, reaching the number one spot in a number of countries in the wake of Bowie's death, and becoming Bowie's first and only album to reach number one on the Billboard 200 album chart in the U.S. The album remained at the number one position in the UK charts for three weeks before being replaced by one of Bowie's compilation albums, Best of Bowie.

The album’s title track is the first single, and is accompanied by a short film visual directed by the acclaimed Johan Renck. Music from the ★ single has been featured in the opening title credits and trailers for the new TV series The Last Panthers. The series, also directed by Johan Renck, began airing across Europe in late-October and will premiere in the U.S. on SundanceTV in Spring 2016.

Bowie recorded the album in the midst of an ongoing battle with cancer. His illness was only known by those very close to him and that remained so until the news of his death became public, two days after the album's release.

It became apparent immediately after that many lyrics seem to come from a man who knows death is near. Like The Next Day, recording of this album took place in secret at The Magic Shop and Human Worldwide Studios in New York City.  

Bowie began writing and making demos for songs that appear on Blackstar as soon as sessions for The Next Day concluded. The two songs that appear on Blackstar that were previously released, Sue (Or in a Season of Crime) and 'Tis a Pity She Was a Whore, were re-recorded for Blackstar, including new saxophone parts.

The song Lazarus was included in Bowie's Off-Broadway musical of the same name.

This CD is pressed in Australia and housed in a special 6 panel digipak design with 16 page colour booklet with special varnish. 




★ (Blackstar)



'Tis A Pity She Was A Whore






Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)                   



Girl Loves Me



Dollar Days



I Can't Give Everything Away


SKU 0888751738621
Record Label ISO Records
Label / Model # Sony
Catalogue Number 88875173862
Country AU - Australia
Release Date (Year) 08 January 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 08 January 2016
Barcode # 0888751738621
Shipping Weight 0.0900kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.125m
Shipping Length 0.140m
Shipping Cubic 0.000175000m3
Type New
Format CD Release with Tri-Fold Digipak and Booklet
Format CD
Genre Rock
Genre Rock & Popular

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