David Bowie ‎– ★ (Blackstar)

Label:
ISO Records ‎– 88875173871, Columbia ‎– 88875173871
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress, MPO, 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) 04:40
B2 Girl Loves Me 04:51
B3 Dollar Days 04:44
B4 I Can't Give Everything Away 05:47

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MPO Press. 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.

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

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

© & ℗ 2015 ISO Records, under exclusive license to Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 88751 73871 3
  • 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 (Side A & B Stamped): STERLING

Other Versions (5 of 38) 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
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) Sony Records Int'l, ISO Records SICP 30918 Japan 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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themadmonk

themadmonk

May 6, 2016
Has anyone in the US tried the sunlight "trick" to reveal the Stargell hidden in the die-cut jacket? I tried this yesterday with my recently purchased MPO** (side A&B) US purchased edition and nothing happened. Most reports that I've seen come from the UK; is this possibly a UK or EU-only thing? The people who have done it mention the inner jacket paper under the die-cut being thin. My edition has the same weight stock for all of the jacket structure. Has anyone successfully gotten this to work?!?
starheap

starheap

March 21, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
The copy i just purchased has MPO✲ on both side A & B instead of MPO✲✲ on side B anyone have any information on these? Could it be yet another repressing?
SecretRecords

SecretRecords

March 19, 2016
Just got a batch of MPO represses from Alliance Distributors and the one I opened sounds wonderful. Zero noise and some of the nicest vinyl mastering I have heard in a while. Also these copies do not have the "✲✲" in the etching that is supposed to differentiate this from the first pressing so,,,,,, I don't think that is correct.
aju2streets

aju2streets

February 19, 2016
I have the MPO repress and haven't had any of the problems that everyones been saying the repress had. No surface noise, just a few pops between songs on the b-side, which isn't a big deal. Sounds 100% fine to my ears with my table (U-Turn)
oblivion138

oblivion138

February 19, 2016
Had terrible surface noise on my copy...exchanged it at Amazon and received a different pressing. Parental Advisory sticker was much smaller on MPO pressing, and matrix numbers on the replacement copy seem identical to the original pressing. Is this an alternate repress, or did I somehow get a copy of the first pressing? Either way, this copy sounds fantastic.
nectarguru

nectarguru

February 15, 2016
Looks like there's no way to distinguish this repress from the original release by the outer packaging alone.