David Bowie ‎– ★ (Blackstar)

Label:
ISO Records ‎– 88875173871, Columbia ‎– 88875173871, Sony Music ‎– 88875173871 S1
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress, MPO 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 second European repress pressed at MPO. 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.

Other European First Press versions:
- 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.
- The first European release pressed at Celebrate Records is David Bowie - ★ (Blackstar). Recognisable by "© & ℗ 2015 ISO Records" on the back cover, Celebrate Records GmbH matrix numbering, and no pressing rings.

Other European Repress version:
- European repress pressed at Celebrate Records is David Bowie - ★ (Blackstar). Recognisable by "© 2016 ℗ 2015, 2016 ISO Records" on the back cover.

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, variant 1): MPO 15-0736 A 88875-17387-1A RJ
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, etched, variant 2): MPO** 15-0736 A 88875-17387-1A RJ
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, etched, variant 3): MPO* 15-0736 A 88875-17387-1A RJ
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, etched, variant 1): MPO 15-0736 B 88875-17387-1B RJ
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, etched, variant 2): MPO** 15-0736 B 88875-17387-1B RJ
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, etched, variant 3): MPO* 15-0736 B 88875-17387-1B RJ
  • 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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Axlinscotland

Axlinscotland

March 4, 2016

I have great issues on the right channel on side A, a lot of IGD. However, sound is pretty dynamic and clear. IGD is unbearable though. Cheers
Plattensammler

Plattensammler

February 11, 2016
I own two 2nd pressings:
The "MPO pressing" has a soft plastic inner cover like the outer protective dust covers for LPs.
The "Celebrate pressing" has a clear hard plastic inner cover.

For me the MPO sounds cleaner. Celebrate has some cracks and slightly more noise in the blank grove.
PascalB28

PascalB28

February 9, 2016
"This is the second European repress pressed at MPO. Recognisable by "© & ℗ 2015 ISO Records" on the back cover, "MPO" in the runout etching, and three concentric pressing rings on the labels."

"The first European release pressed at MPO. Recognisable by "© & ℗ 2015 ISO Records" on the back cover, "MPO" in the runout etching, and three concentric pressing rings on the labels."

Both descriptions are identicals, that means, that the only one difference is there :
"There is also a weight difference in the sealed package between the first and second pressing from MPO, first 517 gr and second 472 gr."

It is a joke, isn't it ?
tuffy1

tuffy1

February 9, 2016
How does this press sound? Are there any issues with it, like the other reissue?
tuffy1

tuffy1

February 9, 2016
Does it not say "2016 and 2015" on the back of this?