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Low - David Bowie

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Low is the eleventh studio album by English musician David Bowie, released on RCA Records in January 1977. Recorded following Bowie’s move to West Berlin after a period of drug addiction and personal instability, Low became the first of three collaborations with musician Brian Eno and producer Tony Visconti later termed the “Berlin Trilogy”. The album was in fact recorded largely in France, and marked a shift in Bowie’s musical style toward an electronic and avant-garde approach that would be further explored on subsequent albums “Heroes” (1977) and Lodger (1979).

Though it was initially met with mixed critical reviews, Low has since become widely acclaimed as one of Bowie’s best and most influential works. Pitchfork placed it at number 1 in its list of the Top 100 Albums of the 1970s, while Q placed it at number 14 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever. In 2013, NME listed the album as the 14th greatest of all time.

Released: 14 January 1977

Recorded: September – October 1976 (except “Subterraneans”, originally recorded December 1975, Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles) at Château d’Hérouville(Hérouville, France), Hansa Studio by the Wall(West Berlin, Germany)

Genre: Art rock, Experimental rock, Ambient, Avant-pop, Electronic

Length: 38:26

Label: RCA Records

Producers: David Bowie and Tony Visconti

Singles released from the Album

Sound and Vision” b/w “A New Career in a New Town” Released in February 1977

Be My Wife” b/w “Speed of Life” Released in June 1977

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