David Bowie ‎– ★ (Blackstar)

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ISO Records ‎– 88875173871, Columbia ‎– 88875173871, Sony Music ‎– 88875173871
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Clear, 180g
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A1 ★ (Blackstar)
Strings – Tony ViscontiWritten-By, Arranged By [Strings] – David Bowie
09:57
A2 'Tis A Pity She Was A Whore
Backing Vocals – Erin TonkonWritten-By – David Bowie
04:52
A3 Lazarus
Written-By, Guitar [Fender] – David Bowie
06:22
B1 Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)
Lyrics By – David BowieMusic By – Bob Bharma, David Bowie, Maria Schneider, Paul Bateman (7)Percussion – James Murphy
04:40
B2 Girl Loves Me
Percussion – James MurphyWritten-By – David Bowie
04:51
B3 Dollar Days
Written-By – David Bowie
04:44
B4 I Can't Give Everything Away
Written-By – David Bowie
05:47

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Limited edition on 180g clear vinyl, limited to 5000 copies worldwide. See David Bowie - ★ (Blackstar) for the US issue.

Die cut gatefold plus digital download and 16 pages booklet with lyrics, credtis and artwork.

Album title and track 1 title generally referred to as "Blackstar" but printed as "★"

It is a designated retailer exclusive available from FNAC in France, JPC in Germany and JB Hi-Fi in Australia.

New copies come shrink wrapped, and include the following stickers:

PARENTAL
ADVISORY
EXPLICIT CONTENT

DAVID BOWIE
THE NEW ALBUM
INCLUDES
"BLACKSTAR"
& "LAZARUS"
180 GRAM CLEAR VINYL
PLUS
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
88875187181 S1

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 888751738713
  • Barcode (On sticker): 8 88751 87181 6
  • Label Code: LC00162
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side label): C-139259/AL88875173871
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side label): - black label is completely blank -
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, etched): MPO 15-0736 A 88875-17387-1A RJ
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, etched): MPO 15-0736 B 88875-17387-1B RJ
  • Matrix / Runout (A & B sides runout, stamped): STERLING
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA
  • Other (Sticker number): 88875173871 S1

Other Versions (5 of 36) View All

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)(Cass, Album, Ltd, Unofficial, Ext) Blackstar none Italy 2017 Sell This Version
88875173871 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(LP, Album, RP, MPO) ISO Records, Columbia 88875173871 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

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bucko73

bucko73

January 23, 2017
cant believe the price the flippers are asking or a £20 vinyl at release
cino23

cino23

June 26, 2016
Hello everybody! I bought two clear lp with 3 lithographs direct from Bowie store after 2 week its exit. Lithographs Was arrived late in december, the lps late in january. Seald Both cover presents a cut on the bottom of the 1 wing,in corrispondence of the vinyl maybe a production defect(does anyone had the same damned problem?). Warner music refund me the money without ask me back nothing. I'd just opened and listened one copy,put on the wall the 1set of lithos. The Seconds lp &lithos for my 3yo doughter when i'll r.i.p. Sorry for my very bad english! P.s. Amazing masterpiece timeless priceless,our brightest Blackstar goodbye
Krokodebil

Krokodebil

May 8, 2016

I should have bought two, had I known. I've had two different copies, but I returned the first one because the cover was slightly damaged. But I don't care, I don't plan to sell it anyway.
ttrigg19

ttrigg19

May 5, 2016
Is the EU clear vinyl press more desirable than the US clear vinyl version? or are they both the same?
spiritmonger465

spiritmonger465

February 18, 2016
Oh my god, Martin Shkreli also sells vinyls now ?

quadratrix

quadratrix

February 13, 2016
The clear vinyl is symbolic-a bright, clear star, David Bowie shining in the sky. This is why the clear vinyl is so special. I haven't opened my clear copy. I have a 5yo daughter. I plan to hand it down to her when she's ready
I-Spick

I-Spick

February 7, 2016

In the Fnac shop of Grenoble ''Grand Place''-France, the 1st purchaser of vinyl clear Blackstar was presented with the advertisement poster.
postblueink

postblueink

February 7, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
There are so many haters about white vinyl sellers, but let's be honest: the album is good, but not so much so that Blackstar sales exceed sales of the penultimate albums. All this is simply due to the death of Bowie. And in this we are not honest: and those who are so eager to buy any vinyl, or who so crave white or sells it.

Unfortunately, I also became the same, though i was planning to buy it, but not so fast.
thekremlin

thekremlin

January 24, 2016
Bought it, opened it, playing it, keeping it. Not sure I like the idea of people profiting from Bowie's death... prices will drop though. You're mad if you buy it now.
hrobb

hrobb

January 19, 2016

So apparently people are recommending to not open this because it's rare. RARE. You bought this goddamn album, and while it's always up to the person who owns it to do what they want with it, I'd say you sure as hell should listen to the music which you bought with your money. 5000 isn't even that rare. I own plenty of albums that would be considered rare, even one album that went for 300 pressings (City of the Sun by Seven Impale, really good modern prog), and they don't sell for $500. This is just stupid price gouging, plain and simple. If you legitimately think this will be worth the price it is right now in a few years you are bullshitting yourself. Vinyl's as good as an "investment" as baseball cards and beanie babies were.