David Bowie ‎– ★ (Blackstar)

Label:
ISO Records ‎– 88875173871, Columbia ‎– 88875173871, Sony Music ‎– 88875173871 S1
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Celebrate Pressing, 180 Gram
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A1 ★ (Blackstar)
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – David BowieStrings – Tony Visconti
09:57
A2 'Tis A Pity She Was A Whore
Backing Vocals – Erin Tonkon
04:52
A3 Lazarus
Electric Guitar [Fender Guitar] – David Bowie
06:22
B1 Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)
Music By – Bob Bharma*, Maria Schneider, Paul Bateman (7)Percussion – James Murphy
04:40
B2 Girl Loves Me
Percussion – James Murphy
04:51
B3 Dollar Days 04:44
B4 I Can't Give Everything Away 05:47

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This is the first European release pressed at Celebrate Records. Recognisable by "© & ℗ 2015 ISO Records" on the back cover, Celebrate Records GmbH matrix numbering, and no pressing rings.

Other European First Press version:
- The first European release pressed at MPO is David Bowie - ★ (Blackstar). Recognisable by "© & ℗ 2015 ISO Records" on the back cover, "MPO" in the runout etching, and three concentric pressing rings on the labels.

European Repress versions:
- European repress pressed at Celebrate Records is David Bowie - ★ (Blackstar). Recognisable by "© 2016 ℗ 2015, 2016 ISO Records" on the back cover.
- European repress pressed at MPO is David Bowie - ★ (Blackstar). Recognisable by "© 2016 ℗ 2015, 2016 ISO Records" on the back cover, "MPO" in the runout etching, and three concentric pressing rings on the labels. There is also a weight difference in the sealed package between the first MPO release, 517 gr and the second pressing from MPO, 472 gr.

Album title and track 1 title generally referred to as "Blackstar" but printed as "★"
Released in a gatefold sleeve with clear plastic wallet housing the vinyl, and 16 page 12" x 12" square booklet insert.
Includes a coupon with a download code for a digital copy of the full album.

Paul Bateman and Bob Bharma appear as Plastic Soul.

All songs published by Nipple Music (BMI), administered by RZO Music, Inc.
Except for Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) Nipple Music (BMI) administered by RZO Music, Inc.
MSF Music (ASCAP) administered by Artistshare Music Publishing LLC, Flex Publishing / Sherlock Holmes Music Ltd.
This composition contains elements of 'Brand New Heavy' (Bateman/ Bharma). Used by Permission.

© & ℗ 2015 ISO Records under exclusive license to Columbia Records,
a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
Made in the EU.

Catalogue number on front cover sticker:
88875173871 S1

Front cover has 2 stickers:
"David Bowie
The new album
includes
"Blackstar"
& "Lazarus"
180 gram vinyl
plus digital
download
88875173871 S1"
"Parental advisory explicit content"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (As printed): 8 88751 73871 3
  • Barcode (Scanned): 888751738713
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, etched): 88875-17387-1A RJ 119472
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, etched): 88875-17387-1B RJ 119472
  • Matrix / Runout (A & B sides runout, stamped): STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 centre label, A side matrix #): C-139259/AL88875173871
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 centre label, B side matrix #): C-139259/BL88875173871
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA
  • Label Code: LC00162

Other Versions (5 of 41) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
88875173862 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(CD, Album, Son) ISO Records, Columbia, Sony Music 88875173862 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
none David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(CDr, Album, Promo) Columbia, ISO Records none US 2016 Sell This Version
none David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(Cass, Album, Ltd, S/Edition, 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

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tawilk34

tawilk34

September 21, 2018
anyone get a version that looks like it's all scuffed up with smudges form hands maybe all over it?
leegrace1

leegrace1

September 6, 2017

Bowie's final album; magical yet heartbreaking; I even love the jazz parts and I can't stand jazz normally. The vinyl quality is very robust, heavy and the sound bassy and rich. Love it.
mondie

mondie

September 12, 2016
Anybody know why the Celebrate pressing sells for 2-3x the MPO version, is it simply that less were made? Both are rated identically by Discogers.
PrimaFax

PrimaFax

February 2, 2016
edited over 3 years ago
Apparently here's the one for the vinyl edition with the 2015+2016 copyright information: https://www.discogs.com/David-Bowie--Blackstar/release/8049654
jarsu

jarsu

January 30, 2016
edited over 3 years ago

Who did invent this 'alternative issue?' any real release-notes anywhere ? sellers are selling the 2nd press under this.. in the wrong place.. why don't add matrix variations under that one uk/eu 1st press ? that is the way it has always been done here.. look example neil young albums.. you can find lots of matrix variations under one release.. now this alternative release has a collector value for no reason
royalfox

royalfox

January 27, 2016
The 2nd press is out now in France (indie shop).
The diffferences are at the bottom on the back sleeve (near the barecode):  2016 p2015, 2016 ISO Records...
and 33311Gütersloh, wrote on the 3rd line not on the second line.