Electric CD of the Month – April, 2013

April 22 2013, 5:54pm
Categories: CD of the Month

The Next Day by David Bowie.

For his 66th birthday, David Bowie had a gift for the world. “Where Are We Now?” was released to hear & see. Bowie’s first album in 10 years, The Next Day, would come out in the spring. The album had been in the works for 2 years with longtime producer Tony Visconti who also worked on Space Oddity, Young Americans and Scary Monsters.

Expectations for The Next Day are larger than life because David Bowie sets a high bar for music, style & substance. There is immediacy to the production style, with layering that is current, but not flashy. There are shades of his past personas, but, more importantly, solid songs.

“I’d Rather Be High” & “(You Will) Set The World on Fire” set out to rock and tackle social issues. On the funkier side of things, there are “Boss of Me” and the risqué “Dirty Boys”. Slow things down on the Bowie ballad “Heat” and check out the video for “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” with Tilda Swinton as David Bowie’s wife and possible alter ego.

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