David Bowie ‎– ★ (Blackstar)

ISO Records ‎– 88875173871, Columbia ‎– 88875173871
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Clear, 180 gram

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 ★ (Blackstar)
Written-By – David Bowie
A2 'Tis A Pity She Was A Whore
Written-By – David Bowie
A3 Lazarus
Written-By – David Bowie
B1 Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)
Lyrics By – David BowieMusic By – David Bowie, Maria Schneider, Paul Bateman & Bob Bharma*
B2 Girl Loves Me
Written-By – David Bowie
B3 Dollar Days
Written-By – David Bowie
B4 I Can't Give Everything Away
Written-By – David Bowie

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Album title and track A1 title generally referred to as "Blackstar" but printed as "★".

This listing is for the U.S. version. Label Code and Rights Societies are NOT PRESENT on the label. Sony Music and its logo DO NOT appear on the label as they do on the EU version. The EU version with Label Code and Rights Societies can be found here: David Bowie - ★ (Blackstar).

Release is housed in a matte-finish die-cut gatefold jacket with tone-on-tone overlays, LP pressed on 180 gram clear vinyl (advertised and sold as "clear", but is, in actuality, clear opaque) within a clear plastic wallet sleeve, 16-page 12"x12" square booklet insert with tone-on-tone overlays, lyrics and photos, and a coupon with a download code for a digital copy of the full album.

Limited to 5000 worldwide, per the David Bowie website. It was not stated how that number was divided among different regions; however links to purchase in UK, EU and U.S. were provided.

This version includes those sold from Bowie's website and Barnes and Noble "exclusives" which are differentiated by unique barcode stickers placed over the shrinkwrap. Barcode printed on rear jacket: 8 88751 73871 3.

Through Bowie's website, records were sold individually or as a pre-order "bundle" package with add-on options:
• Limited edition clear vinyl + choice of 1 (of 3) lithographs
• Limited edition clear vinyl + all 3 lithographs
Individual records or bundle options from Bowie's website have only one sticker on front: "Parental Advisory Explicit Content" and a barcode sticker on rear outside of shrinkwrap: 8 88751 88851 7.

Records sold at Barnes and Noble have a hype sticker on front that states "Barnes and Noble Exclusive" and a barcode sticker on rear outside of shrinkwrap: 8 88751 88851 6.

Track B1 contains elements from Brand New Heavy. Used by permission.

© & ℗ 2015 ISO Records, under exclusive license to Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
Manufactured and Distributed by Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
550 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022-3211

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 88751 73871 3
  • Barcode (Scanned): 888751738713
  • Barcode (On Barnes and Noble sticker): 8 88751 88851 6
  • Barcode (On Litho "bundle" sticker): 8 88751 88851 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A; etched): MPO 15-0736 A 88875-17387-1A RJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B; etched): MPO 15-0736 B 88875-17387-1B RJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Sides A & B; stamped): STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A; label (also states info for Side B -- referred to as "Other Side (Side 2)"): Side 1 C-139259/AL88875173871 Other Side (Side 2) C-139259/BL88875173871
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 46) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
88875173871 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(LP, Album, Ltd, Cle) ISO Records, Columbia, Sony Music 88875173871 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
88875173862 David Bowie = 大衛鮑伊* David Bowie = 大衛鮑伊* - ★ (Blackstar) = 黯黑秘星(CD, Album) ISO Records, Columbia 88875173862 Taiwan 2016 Sell This Version
88875173871 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(LP, Album, Cel) ISO Records, Columbia, Sony Music 88875173871 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
8887 517386-2 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(CD, Album) ISO Records, Columbia, Sony Music 8887 517386-2 Chile 2016 Sell This Version
none David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(Cass, Album, Ltd, S/Edition, Unofficial, Ext) Blackstar none Italy 2017 Sell This Version


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January 7, 2019
Clear vinyl is noisey like a picture disc. I got the pre release with litho's and was quite disappointed with the clear vinyl. I sold into the frenzy and got the black version instead which is just fine.


August 14, 2016
Lolol y'all thinking this is "limited"? If you manage to get 250 quid for this you're quite the businessman


July 30, 2016

Pre-ordered the limited clear after reading Tony talk about how they were listening to Kendrick Lamar and going for a Krautrock vibe. No way I'm missing out on that. Received the package after getting home from a late night working, so excited to be able to listen to it the next day. Woke up the next day to the news of his passing, listened to it all day. A beautiful final gift he gave us all. Holding on to it forever.


February 18, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
Same old story....5000 units (not 100!) on clear vinyl are selling for 250+ euro....the only I can say is that here we have a masterpiece album & black vinyl (last reissue) sounds also fantastic!


January 20, 2016

After all the lithographs were sold out from the David Bowie website this release was sold by itself, not including any lithographs.