David Bowie ‎– ★ (Blackstar)

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25th and final studio album. Released worldwide through Bowie's ISO Records label on 8 January 2016, Bowie's 69th birthday and two days before his death.

At the 2017 59th Grammy Awards "Blackstar" took home 5 awards. The title track won the Best Rock Performance and the Best Rock Song categories and the album won the Best Alternative Music Album, the Best Recording Package as well as the Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical categories.

The versions of "Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)" and "Tis A Pity She Was A Whore" on ★ are totally different recordings to that of the single David Bowie - Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) which was released in late 2014.

Tracklist

★ (Blackstar) 09:57
'Tis A Pity She Was A Whore 04:52
Lazarus 06:22
Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) 04:40
Girl Loves Me 04:51
Dollar Days 04:44
I Can't Give Everything Away 05:47

Versions (37)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
88875173862 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(CD, Album) ISO Records, Columbia, Sony Music 88875173862 UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
none David Bowie Blackstar(7xFile, AAC, 226 + File, MPEG-4 Video + Album) Columbia none USA & Canada 2016 Sell This Version
9787799451923 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar) - ★ (黑暗之星)(CD, Album) ISO Records, Columbia, Sony Music 9787799451923 China 2016 Sell This Version
none David Bowie ★ (Blackstar) (8xFile, AAC, Album) Columbia none 2016
none David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(7xFile, FLAC, Album, 96k) Columbia none US 2016
88875173862 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(7xFile, MP3, Album, VBR) Columbia 88875173862 US 2016
88875173862 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(Box, Ltd + CD, Album, Dig) ISO Records, Columbia, Sony Music 88875173862 Italy 2016 Sell This Version
88875173862 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(CD, Album) ISO Records, Columbia, Sony Music 88875173862 Indonesia 2016 Sell This Version
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88875173862 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(CD, Album) Sony Music, Columbia, ISO Records 88875173862 Mexico 2016 Sell This Version
8887 517386-2 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(CD, Album) ISO Records, Columbia, Sony Music 8887 517386-2 Argentina 2016 Sell This Version
88875173862 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(CD, Album) ISO Records, Columbia 88875173862 Hong Kong 2016 Sell This Version
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88875173862 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(CD, Album) Columbia, ISO Records 88875173862 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
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88875173862 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(CD, Album) Columbia, ISO Records 88875173862 US 2016 Sell This Version
88875188762 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(CD, Album + Box, S/Edition, MSD) ISO Records, Columbia 88875188762 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
SICP-30918 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(CD, Album, Blu) ISO Records, Sony Records Int'l SICP-30918 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
88875194622 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(CD, Album, Jew) ISO Records, Columbia, Sony Music, Warner Music Russia 88875194622 Russia 2016 Sell This Version
SICP-30918 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(CD, Album, Ltd, Blu) ISO Records, Sony Records Int'l SICP-30918 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
88875173862 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(CD, Album, Unofficial) ISO Records (2), Columbia (2), Sony Music (2) 88875173862 Russia 2016 Sell This Version
88875173862 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(CD, Album, Unofficial, Jew) ISO Records (2), Columbia (2), Sony Music (2) 88875173862 Russia 2016 Sell This Version
none David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(Cass, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) Not On Label none Italy 2016 Sell This Version
88875173871, 88875173871 S1 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(LP, Album, Cel) ISO Records, Columbia, Sony Music 88875173871, 88875173871 S1 UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
88875173871 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(LP, Album, Ltd, Cle) ISO Records, Columbia 88875173871 US 2016 Sell This Version
88875173871 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(LP, Album, Ltd, Cle) ISO Records, Columbia, Sony Music 88875173871 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
88875173871, 88875173871 S1 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(LP, Album, MPO) ISO Records, Columbia, Sony Music 88875173871, 88875173871 S1 UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
88875173871, 88875173871 S1 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(LP, Album, MPO) ISO Records, Columbia, ISO Records 88875173871, 88875173871 S1 US 2016 Sell This Version
88875173871 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(LP, Album, RE, RTI) ISO Records, Columbia 88875173871 US 2016 Sell This Version
88875173871, 88875173871 S1 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(LP, Album, RP, Cel) ISO Records, Columbia, Sony Music 88875173871, 88875173871 S1 UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
88875173871, 88875173871 S1 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(LP, Album, RP, Cel) ISO Records, Columbia, Sony Music 88875173871, 88875173871 S1 UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
88875173871 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(LP, Album, RP, MPO) ISO Records, Columbia 88875173871 US 2016 Sell This Version
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adi.tanase

adi.tanase

May 9, 2017
referencing ★ (Blackstar), LP, Album, MPO, 88875173871, 88875173871 S1

Love the album, sounds great but record was warped really bad on opening.
Will try to return it.
Tbyfmi92

Tbyfmi92

March 11, 2017
referencing ★ (Blackstar), LP, Album, RP, Cel, 88875173871, 88875173871 S1
I was only able to access the weblink for the enclosed download card by using a US proxy server, is it therefore only available for USA customers, despite the total lack of information, terms of use etc. (on the download card or anywhere else) to this effect?
rahbical

rahbical

February 16, 2017
referencing ★ (Blackstar), LP, Album, RTI, 88875173871
gorgeous pressing, although there is the smallest bit of surface noise on side one and some loud crackling at the end of Lazarus, but besides that, it's beyond perfect
zgabet06

zgabet06

January 31, 2017
referencing ★ (Blackstar), CD, Album, 88875173862
Equal parts eulogy and memorialization, Rob Sheffield's succinct On Bowie covers the icon who passed away in early 2016. Sheffield originally wrote a eulogy for Rolling Stone, and then was asked to expand it into a book by an editor. The resulting work tells the story of the life of someone who constantly changed personas, and despite his immense popularity, somehow kept his life private enough that no one knew he was battling cancer until after he died. It is here that the book hits on emotional chords, as the narrative recalls the how quickly things changed: Sheffield discusses how Bowie's final album, Blackstar, was hailed by his fans and the critics alike for the first two days after its release on January 8th, 2015, only to then be completely reevaluated two days later when we all realized it was meant to be his swan song. But far from just striking a mournful tone, On Bowie does of course pay tribute to Bowie's greatness as an artist in both music and film, though it does not shy away from his failures either. Those moments help the narrative from becoming just another story heaping nothing but praise for a glorified rock star, as do the stories from Sheffield's own life which are entwined into the timeline. Simply put, I cannot imagine a Bowie fan would want to skip this book.
bucko73

bucko73

January 23, 2017
referencing ★ (Blackstar), LP, Album, Ltd, Cle, 88875173871
cant believe the price the flippers are asking or a £20 vinyl at release
Doorchaser

Doorchaser

January 9, 2017
referencing ★ (Blackstar), CD, Album, 88875173862
David Bowies Last album could be an episode of the fantastic TV-Series Black Mirror. How else can you explain the fact David Bowie predicted his death on the most accurate way in his music. The whole album bathes in a haunting beauty never-before heard in pop music! It’s just plain briiliant! Is it his best work No, will it allways be remembered YES IT WILL. David Bowie is a story teller and he kept doing that until his last seconds on earth.
sodapapa

sodapapa

December 31, 2016
referencing ★ (Blackstar), LP, Album, RTI, 88875173871

I'm still laughing at everyone that ran out and spent shitloads of money on this. They were already shipping 2nd pressings when he died.
Kittysafe

Kittysafe

November 30, 2016
edited 5 months ago
referencing ★ (Blackstar), LP, Album, RTI, 88875173871

Thoughts on David Bowie's BLACKSTAR...

First of all, all love to Bowie, praises be upon his name...

The aesthetics are beautiful of course, with great attention to detail... and the imagery of the photography both visceral and evocative, stylistically, it's perfect.

I seem to be the only person who has anything critical to say about the album... I think the album is overly praised. The title track is amazing for sure, but the rest feels a bit like he's trying too hard to say something without knowing quite what he wants to say... as if he knows he's dying and just wants to get all of something out there he can't quite put his finger on... grasping at sand a bit... I love Bowie, but I think overall the album isn't as great as people claim.

TabloidWeasel

TabloidWeasel

November 26, 2016
referencing ★ (Blackstar), CD, Album, 88875173862

I find it fascinating that instead of going back to basics for his final album, the dying David Bowie went experimental with Blackstar. It's almost a year old and I still find it to be an emotional and captivating listen and I don't mean that out of sympathy. I really do think it's up there among his best works and a stellar end to a legendary career.
enakki

enakki

November 4, 2016
referencing ★ (Blackstar), LP, Album, RP, Cel, 88875173871, 88875173871 S1

I've got the press in hard plastic inner sleeve. Sound is ok, even on mentioned Lazarus track, but it is quite noisy, lots of pops during more silent parts. I did a wet cleaning but no difference. a bit dissapoitment.