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Author O'Leary, Chris (Writer), author.

Title Ashes to ashes : the songs of David Bowie, 1976-2016 / Chris O'Leary.

Publication Info. London : Repeater, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Bowie,D OLE    Available
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Description 705 pages ; 24 cm
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Note "A Repeater Books paperback original 2019"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 690-703) and index.
"Partial discography, 1977-2017": pages 679-689.
Summary "From the ultimate David Bowie expert comes this exploration of the final four decades of the icon's musical career, covering every song he wrote, performed or produced from 1976 to 2016. Starting with Low, the first of Bowie's albums, and finishing with Blackstar, his final masterpiece released just days before his death in 2016, each song is annotated in depth and explored in essays that touch upon the song's creation, production, influences and impact"--Page 4 of cover.
Contents Introduction -- Chapter one: New people (The Idiot, Low) -- Chapter two: Berliners (Lust of Life, "Heroes") -- Chapter three: Somebody else's horizon (Lodger) -- Chapter four: A society of one (Scary Monsters, Baal) -- Chapter five: The strike price (Let's Dance, Tonight, Labyrinth) -- Chapter six: The man on the spider (Blah-Blah-Blah, Never Let Me Down) -- Chapter seven: The battle of the wilderness (Tin Machine, Tin Machine II) -- Chapter eight: Family albums (Black Tie White Noise, The Buddha of Suburbia) -- Chapter nine: In the realms of the unreal (1. Outside) -- Chapter ten: The bottle imp (Earthling) -- Chapter eleven: Tomorrow isn't promised ('hours...', Toy) -- Chapter twelve: Forward into remove (Heathen) -- Chapter thirteen: Inauthentic reality (Reality) -- Chapter fourteen: Agent Jeffries reports in (The Next Day) -- Chapter fifteen: Noewhemoe (Blackstar) -- Appendix: the unheard music -- List of songs -- Partial discography -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments.
Subject Bowie, David -- Criticism and interpretation.
Bowie, David -- Discography.
Genre/Form Discographies.
Added Title Songs of David Bowie, 1976-2016
ISBN 9781912248308 (pbk.)
1912248301 (pbk.)

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