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Old 01-08-2013, 09:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool New Bowie single released + album announced

What a surprise, I thought he had retired. Here is the single, Where Are We Now?


David Bowie: Where Are We Now? - YouTube

Album is called The Next Day and will be released March 12th. Tracklist:

01. The Next Day
02. Dirty Boys
03. The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
04. Love Is Lost
05. Where Are We Now?
06. Valentine’s Day
07. If You Can See Me
08. I’d Rather Be High
09. Boss Of Me
10. Dancing Out In Space
11. How Does The Grass Grow
12. (You Will) Set The World On Fire
13. You Feel So Lonely You Could Die
14. Heat
Deluxe Tracks:
15. So She
16. I’ll Take You There
17. Plan
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ah, the man still has it! What is he now, 65? And still sounds as young as ever! Can't wait for that album. Great single.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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66 now...apparently he announced the album on his birthday.

I'll be happy to listen to it, but I've been satisfied with Bowie being the enigmatic legend who doesn't have to make more music. His past work was enough to keep up his coolness until he died. I always felt that's like the perfect rock star life...he even had his crazy drugged out days but now he can live it up as someone no one will question...immune to the calls of cashing it in.

Not sure if this counts as cashing it in, but it's still unexpected.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I know it's nitpicky, put I can't get over how bad the album cover is

"Alright guys, we need an album cover"

"I got an idea. You know heroes?"

"Sure."

"Let's take that album cover , go into paint, use the cut tool to cut out a square in the middle of it, and then we'll use the text tool to type the album cover name."

"****ing brilliant, Jim."
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I know it's nitpicky, put I can't get over how bad the album cover is

"Alright guys, we need an album cover"

"I got an idea. You know heroes?"

"Sure."

"Let's take that album cover , go into paint, use the cut tool to cut out a square in the middle of it, and then we'll use the text tool to type the album cover name."

"****ing brilliant, Jim."
I've seen the pic you're referring to but I'm pretty sure that's not the cover, this is:

Not much better I know, but still.....

As far as the song goes, it would be a good album track, but the fact that they are releasing it as the teaser doesn't give me much hope that the album will be great.
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So apparently I'm wrong, the guy who "Made" the cover has a blog explaining his choice.

david bowie the next day that album cover design/
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I added it to the Albums of 2013 thread.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:06 AM   #8 (permalink)
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It's been 10 years so hopefully this is a great album from him
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So apparently I'm wrong, the guy who "Made" the cover has a blog explaining his choice.

david bowie the next day that album cover design/
No fhucking way is that the cover

That's got to be a joke surely?

EDIT - No, read the link. To be fair I can understand why they did it:

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Why not a new image for the cover?
We wanted to do something different with it – very difficult in an area where everything has been done before – but we dare to think this is something new.
Seems fair enough.
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I pretty much still hate the cover, but I give the designer massive respect for explaining their vision behind it, even if I don't get it or agree with it.

Wonder if anyone would be interested in throwing ideas around for what they think they should have done with the cover, taking into account all that was said in that piece? I personally think this:

Several images of Bowie, going through his past, so say from the debut through classics like "Heroes", "Low", "Ziggy", "Alladdin" and so on, up to the more recent stuff with TM and so on, each image larger than the last so that it seems they're in a line going from back to front and getting larger as you watch, a progression if you will, with the final picture a cut-out/shadow with a big question mark over it.

Whaddyaz think?
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