素有摇滚变色龙之称的David Bowie，总在音乐中暗藏玄机，大胆且前卫的开啟无限视野，立下20世纪摇滚史上传奇新页，游走於民谣、迷幻、庞克、摇滚、电子派系，结合电影、舞台剧、超现实主意、佛学概念，展现品味独到的穿著打扮抓住镁光灯焦点，更是日后视觉系的宗师。Q杂誌「本世纪最伟大的明星」、NME「史上最具影响力的艺人」、滚石杂誌「史上最伟大摇滚艺人」、BBC「百大英国人」，1996进入「摇滚名人殿堂」、2013年成为「科幻奇幻名人堂」会员！累积全球1亿4000万销售，葛莱美+全英音乐+艾美各奖全数到手。自1968年开始，David录制首张个人专辑《Love You Till Tuesday》，带有朴实的民谣风格，之后学了一段时期的戏剧表演，《The Man Who Sold The World》引起世人瞩目。《The Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars》以科幻与神话为题材的经典之作，同年的巡迴表演中，David把自己装扮成一位身著奇装异服的太空人。伙同John Lennon推出一部经典鉅作《Young American》，并参与Lou Reed的专辑监制，充分将全方位才气展露无遗。接著与先锋音乐大师Brian Eno合作两张含有大量合成配乐的《Low》和《Heroes》，过人的实验性超乎想像。2013年宝刀未老的推出《The Next Day》，赢得每日电讯报和Q杂誌满分力捧，全面入围水星音乐、葛莱美、全英音乐等重要奖项！
在欢度David的69岁大寿之际发行全新大碟《Blackstar》，笼罩一整片黑色烟雾，异常神秘的调性精彩上演。全辑7首歌曲，却长达42分鐘，将延续并且变本加厉的把玩Avant-Garde风格，滚石杂誌背书：「展现艺术家气派、令人坐立难安的新专辑，自70年代以降送上鲍伊最棒的反流行经典」。由伴随David经历各世代的长期合作伙伴，也是幕后混音高手Tony Visconti (T.Rex、Morrissey、Paul McCartney)协力掌控，再度将潜在David内心的疯狂因子勾引出来。原本超过11分鐘的同名曲〈Blackstar〉，最后剪辑成9分57秒，微妙切换两个部分，上半场David传达Avant Jazz风格，挟带Drum and bass以及太空摇滚的元素，下半场转换清亮场景之下，却意外谱入Acid House和Blues的变奏，準备体验这一趟奇幻的音乐旅程；David的外百老匯音乐剧同名曲〈Lazarus〉，想像力延伸的概念运用曲中，掀起虚无混乱的层层波动；早在2014年的精选《Nothing Has Changed》中曝光过，从原7分24秒缩短至4分40秒的〈Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)〉，戏剧化十足的牵连截然不同质地，铺天盖地的迎面袭来，难以招架这位传奇大师诡譎理念与听觉衝突！
艺人 David Bowie (大卫鲍伊)
David Bowie 在日前宣布了他的第 25 张录音室专辑名称为《Blackstar》，并同时公布了发行日期：2016 年 1 月 8 日，也就是他的 69 岁生日。
根据 The Times 的报导，David Bowie 的新专辑《Blackstar》可能是他目前为止「最怪异」的专辑，并且也将它形容为「非常疯狂」，同时，更拿了德国电子音乐先锋团体 Kraftwerk 与其比较。
除了在 2013 年发行了《The Next Day》之外，David Bowie 最近也为电视节目《The Last Panthers》谱写了新歌，这首同名的新歌〈The Last Panthers〉将会成为首支主打单曲。总长度约 45 分鐘的《Blackstar》里头只有「七首歌曲」，而录音则是在纽约市的 The Magic Shop 完成的，据报导指出，《Blackstar》在录制期间有许多爵士音乐人共同参与了专辑的录制。
〈The Last Panthers〉原版歌曲长达 10 分多鐘，David Bowie 预计推出电台的缩减版本，并且释出的时间将会是在 11 月 19 日，David Bowie 的歌迷们，可要好好注意追踪了！
DAVID BOWIE 新专辑《BLACKSTAR》
有望夺得BILLBOARD 200 专辑榜冠军
Posted by shaun on Jan 13, 2016
已故英国传奇音乐人、“摇滚变色龙”David Bowie大卫鲍威的新专辑《Blackstar》有望在截止到1月30日的Billboard 200专辑榜中获得冠军，这也将成为他第一张冠军专辑！
这张专辑是在2016年1月8日，也就是David Bowie 69岁生日的那天发行的。据预测，《Blackstar》有望在1月14日前销售13万张。
在David Bowie的音乐生涯中，他有多张专辑荣登Billboard 200专辑榜中的前10位。他目前成绩最好的专辑是 2013发行的《The Next Day》, 当时排在专辑榜第二名。其他的热门专辑包括：《with Let's Dance》 (1983年，第四名), 《Changes One Bowie》 (1976年，第十名), 《Station to Station》 (1976年，第三名), 《Young Americans》 (1975年，第九名), 《David Live》 (1974，第八名) 和《Diamond Dogs》 (1974，第五名)。
Published on 01/11/2016By 编辑部
David Bowie（大卫．鲍伊）去年底甫推出的新歌 《Lazarus》音乐录影带前些天释出，他眼睛包覆著绷带，在病床上起身，最后消失在暗处。
『我在黑暗中』（I’m in danger）
『我已一无所有』（I’ve got nothing left to lose）
1月8日刚过69 岁生日的David Bowie，生日当日发行推出新专辑★Blackstar之后，网路上零星出现了假的死亡讯息，甚至有R.I.P. David Bowie的Facebook专页出现。
今日稍早（英国当地时间1月10日），David Bowie的官方Facebook却证实这个消息：『David Bowie经历18个月与癌症的搏斗后，今日在他的家人陪伴下安详辞世。』
January 10 2016 – David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with…
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他的存在不仅仅在音乐上极其重要，David Bowie在艺术、时尚圈也颇富盛誉：1972年推出的《Ziggy Stardust》结合日本歌舞伎风格、摇滚与戏剧，华丽浮夸又雌雄同体，却象徵一股视觉效果强烈的音乐呈现。2013年，英国伦敦当代艺术指标V&A博物馆还与Gucci合作推出David Bowie的生涯回顾展览，品牌Louis Vuitton更找过他担任代言人。红白闪电妆容、奇装异服，那是你印象中的他。
◎延伸阅读：大卫鲍伊David Bowie於Victoria and Albert (V&A)特展
『But I hate death.』－这是歌迷给他的深痛悼念。我们失去了一位摇滚英雄。
【延伸阅读】：万位歌迷群聚伦敦街头欢送永远的「Brixton Boy」－David Bowie
David Bowie - 'Blackstar' Review: The NME Verdict
08 Jan, 2016
David Bowie, Tony Visconti
RCA 4 / 5
When David Bowie returned from exile with 2013’s ‘The Next Day’, an album that wistfully referenced his late-‘70s art-rock heyday, it felt like this eternal futurist was starting to look back. Wrong, earthlings! Released on his 69th birthday, 25th album ‘Blackstar’ spins the spaceship back around and points it at the moon. Bowie’s formidable record of reinventing himself with each new album remains intact.
His first unexpected move was to jettison the band of long-serving musicians who backed him on ‘The Next Day’ in favour of a group of New York jazzbos led by versatile sax player Donny McCaslin. That doesn’t mean ‘Blackstar’ is a jazz album, it just broadens the canvas. Warped showtunes, skronking industrial rock, soulful balladeering, airy folk-pop, even hip-hop – it all has a place on this busy, bewildering and occasionally beautiful record.
Lead single ‘Blackstar’, with its doomy elegance, multiple narrators and whiff of the occult, gives you a reasonable idea of what to expect – ie, the unexpected. 2014 oddity ‘Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)’ reappears in radically reworked form, its big band melodrama now welded to a frantic, drum’n’bassy rhythm, its cacophonous climax reflecting the lyric’s murderous intent. ‘Lazarus’ is sung from the perspective of Newton, the homesick alien Bowie played in 1976 film ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’, and who is also the subject of his new musical. Over a thick, skulking groove resembling latter-day Massive Attack, he inhabits the woes of a man out of time, scarred and self-mutilated.
But the most startling thing here is ‘Girl Loves Me’, a menacing, militaristic tattoo that that finds Bowie rapping “Where the [内容被过滤，请注意论坛文明] did Monday go?” in a lazily aggressive, sing-song style. Producer Tony Visconti has cited Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ as an influence on ‘Blackstar’, but is it possible that Bowie’s been listening to Young Thug and Future too?
As we speak, Bowieologists are furiously trying to crack ‘Blackstar’’s code. What could an album that references Norse history, Jacobean drama and Atlanta trap possibly all mean? Tellingly, its final song is a serene, lilting number called ‘I Can’t Give Everything Away’. In other words, even if there is an overarching concept – and it’s hard to see how there could be, given the number of disparate elements in play – then Bowie’s not going to tell you what it is. Because where’s the fun in that?
Is ‘Blackstar’ vintage Bowie? No, but nor is that the intention. Actually, one of the few certainties we can take from this restless, relentlessly intriguing album is that David Bowie is positively allergic to the idea of heritage rock.
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The final mysteries of David Bowie’s Blackstar – Elvis, Crowley and 'the villa of Ormen'
Nearly a fortnight after we were told “Look up here, I’m in heaven”, we’re still obsessing over David Bowie’s death. Pop detectives have been finding more cryptic clues about his demise from his last album, Blackstar, as well as discovering a tumblr that the man himself may have written. Here’s our handy, Illuminati-grade guide to the biggest work of death-art ever to hit the internet, to stop you swirling down a rabbit-hole of Bowie-sized proportions.
1 That album title
Yes, it’s a name for a cancer lesion, although one usually associated with breast cancer, so its meaning in outer-space terminology is likely to have been far more significant for the Starman. As well as being the name of a “hidden planet” that the apocalyptically inclined think will crash into the Earth (“Guys! He knew it was coming!”) and another name for Saturn (“He won a Saturn acting award once!”), it’s also the term for the transitional state between a collapsed star and a singularity (a state of infinite value) in physics – which makes sense if Bowie is placing himself as the collapsed star, and the singularity the state he will enter after his death.
Maybe Bowie was also winking at his good friend, Mos Def, who had a collective with the same name, plus Black Star is the name of a little-known Elvis song that has being doing the rounds. It’s about death. “When a man sees his black star,” Presley sings, “he knows his time … has come.” Bowie was a known Presley nut, telling Q in 1997 that “he was a major hero of mine. And I was probably stupid enough to believe that having the same birthday as him actually meant something.” Which leads us on to …
2 Blackstar’s release date, and cover art
Yes, Bowie shared his birthday with Presley, but 8 January 2016 was also the inception date of the replicant Roy Batty in Blade Runner – and Bowie was a huge fan of the film. On Salon.com, a reader says Bowie paraphrased a well-known line from Batty’s final monologue on a note sent to the funeral of his schizophrenic half-brother, Terry Burns: “All these moments will be lost, like tears washed away by the rain.” (Mentions of porn stars and wandering stars in the title track also reflect the film’s characters.)
Blackstar was the first Bowie album not to feature his image on the cover, perhaps because he knew he would die soon. Furthermore, the vinyl release’s black star is die-cut – ie it features his absence. The graphic alphabet on the bottom of the cover is also rumoured to be a cipher alphabet, spelling Bowie, while @mattround on Twitter has an even wilder theory: “Bowie’s final album’s name isn’t just an Elvis reference. The Unicode black star character ★ is U+2605. 26 May is Mick Ronson’s birthday.”
3 The lyrics and videos for Blackstar and Lazarus
The song Blackstar begins in “the villa of Ormen”. This is also the name of a tumblr set up on 20 November 2015, a day after the song’s video was released, which last featured a post on 10 December. This timescale suggests that it could have been created by fans, were it not for some posts that hint towards images from the Lazarus video, released six weeks later: a woman emerging from the right-hand side of a wardrobe (Bowie ends the Lazarus video going back into it on the left, like he’s entering a coffin), plus a skull on a desk.
Ormen is also a village in Norway, the country where Bowie’s old girlfriend, Hermione Farthingale, went in 1969 to appear in the film Song of Norway about the composer Edvard Grieg – and from the musical play by someone going by the name Milton Lazarus. Bowie wore a T-shirt bearing the film’s name in the video to 2013’s similarly reflective Where We Are Now?. Others think Bowie is playing with language: one Reddit poster says “in the villa of Ormen” sounds like “the revealer of all men”, ie death.
Ormen also means serpent in Norwegian, a creature mentioned in the writings of the occultist Aleister Crowley, with whom Bowie was obsessed in the 1970s. This isn’t as spurious as it sounds: in Blackstar, the lyric “at the centre of it all”, reflects a famous line in a Crowley ritual called the Star Sapphire. Also, the black and silver outfit Bowie wears in the Lazarus video is like one he wears on the sleeve of Station to Station, in which he is drawing a Crowley-inspired Tree of Life. “The Station to Station track itself … is the nearest album to a magick treatise that I’ve written,” Bowie said, again to Q, in 1997. “I’ve never read a review that really sussed it. It’s an extremely dark album.” Something warmer to finish, though: the smiley-face badge on the astronaut’s jacket in the Blackstar video is the face of Gerty, the robot companion in Bowie’s son Duncan Jones’ film, Moon, a lovely last message from father to son.
4 Other lyrics on the album
First released as a single in late 2014 – as we know now, after Bowie’s cancer diagnosis – Sue (in a Season Of Crime) features the line: “The clinic called/ The X-ray’s fine/ I brought you home.” The album track Dollar Days (again a nod to Mos Def’s Dollar Day, perhaps) also has a telling lyric: “Don’t believe for just one second I’m forgetting you/ I’m trying to/I’m dying to.” Or “dying too?” The title of the final track, I Can’t Give Everything Away, also now sounds deliberately playful – I’m giving you so many clues, but I’m not telling you the whole story, dammit – and it also samples the harmonica solo from A New Career in a New Town as it kicks. A new career in a new town for Bowie indeed, online, in the stars, everywhere, always.
David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known as David Bowie, was an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, painter, and actor.
1. Blackstar 9:57
2. Tis a Pity She Was a Whore 4:52
3. Lazarus 6:22
4. Sue (Or in a Season of Crime) 4:40
5. Girl Loves Me 4:51
6. Dollar Days 4:44
7. I Can't Give Everything Away 5:47
Total length: 41:13