DAVID BOWIE: LOW (Ltd.Ed.45th Ann.Orange German Import)(Parlo2022)*

Parlophone Records

$47.99 $49.99

*Minor bottom-left cover corner imperfection.

Limited Edition 45th Anniversary Orange German Import.

The 11th studio album, released on January 14, 1977 through RCA Records.
Grounded in art rock and experimental rock and influenced by German bands such as Tangerine Dream, Neu!, Harmonia and Kraftwerk, Low features Bowie's first explorations in electronic and ambient styles. Side one consists primarily of short, direct avant-pop song-fragments, with mostly downbeat lyrics reflecting Bowie's state of mind, and side two comprises longer, mostly instrumental tracks, conveying musical observations of Berlin. Visconti created the distinctive drum sound using an Eventide H910 Harmonizer, a pitch-shifting device. The cover artwork, a profile of Bowie from the film The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), was intended as a visual pun, meaning "low profile".

RCA refused to issue Low for 3 months, fearing it would be a commercial failure. Upon release, it divided critical opinion and received little promotion from RCA or Bowie, who opted to tour as Pop's keyboardist. Nevertheless, it reached number two on the UK Albums Chart and number 11 on the US Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart. Two singles were released: "Sound and Vision", which peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart, and "Be My Wife". The success prompted RCA to release The Idiot in March 1977. In mid-1977, Bowie played on Pop's follow-up album Lust for Life before recording his album "Heroes", which expanded on Low's musical approach and features a similar mix of songs and instrumentals.

Tracks include:

A1 Speed of Life
A2 Breaking Glass
A3 What in the World
A4 Sound & Vision
A5 Always Crashing in the Same Car
A6 Be My Wife
A7 A New Career in a New Town
B1 Warszawa
B2 Art Decade
B3 Weeping Wall
B4 Subterraneans


*LP remains unopened & unused.
*Non-returnable/Non-refundable if opened.
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UPC: 190296726798