David Bowie ‎– Reality

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1-1 New Killer Star 4:41
1-2 Pablo Picasso
Written-By – Jonathan Richman
4:06
1-3 Never Get Old 4:25
1-4 The Loneliest Guy
Recorded By [Acoustic Piano] – Bill Jenkins (3)
4:12
1-5 Looking For Water 3:28
1-6 She'll Drive The Big Car 4:35
1-7 Days 3:19
1-8 Fall Dog Bombs The Moon
Percussion [Additional], Drums – Mario J. McNulty
4:04
1-9 Try Some, Buy Some
Words By, Music By – George Harrison
4:25
1-10 Reality 4:24
1-11 Bring Me The Disco King
Drums – Matt Chamberlain
7:45
2-1 Fly
Drums – Matt ChamberlainGuitar – Carlos AlomarWritten-By – David Bowie
4:10
2-2 Queen Of All The Tarts (Overture)
Written-By – David Bowie
2:53
2-3 Rebel Rebel
Written-By – David Bowie
3:11

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Lyrics printed by permission
Published by Modern Love Songs (ASCAP)

Acoustic piano on The Loneliest Guy recorded at The Hitching Post Studio
Recorded at Looking Glass Studios, New York
Mastered at The Lodge, New York, NY
Many thanks to Brandon Mason, Allaire Studios, Shokan, New York, for additional recording

All songs published by Nipple Music (BMI) administred by RZO Music, Inc. except "Pablo Picasso" published by Modern Love Songs (ASCAP), "Try Some, Buy Some" © 1971 Harrisongs Ltd (PRS/ASCAP). Copyright renewed. International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Published by Harrisongs Ltd (PRS) , and "Bring Me The Disco King" published by Tintoretto Music (BMI) administred by RZO Music, Inc.
"Fly" Publisher: North America - Nipple Music (BMI) admin by RZO Music, Inc. Rest of world - Nipple Music/RZO Music Ltd.
"Queen Of All The Tarts (Overture)" Publisher: North America - Nipple Music (BMI) admin by RZO Music, Inc. Rest of world - Nipple Music/RZO Music Ltd.
"Rebel Rebel" Publisher: North America - Jones Music America (ASCAP) administered by ARZO Publishing, Colgems-EMI Music, Inc. (ASCAP) o/b/o EMI Music Publishing Ltd., Chrysalis Songs (BMI). Rest of world - Jones Music America/RZO Music Ltd., EMI Music Publishing Ltd., Chrysalis Music Ltd.
Originally recorded for Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Soundtrack. ℗ 2003 ISO Records/Risky Folio, Inc. Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd. and Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax. Lyrics reprinted with permission.

℗ & © 2003 ISO Records made under license to Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

© 2003 ISO Records made under license to Sony Music Entertainment Inc. / ℗ 2003 ISO Records made under license to Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

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Made in Austria

DIGIPAK® Manufactured by Van de Steeg, Holland, under license from AGI, USA

Special Edition Of "Reality" featuring bonus disc of unreleased material available for a limited time only.
Deluxe triple Digipak card package.

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  • Barcode: 5 099751 255598
  • Rights Society: SACEM SACD SDRM SGDL BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 00162
  • Other (Catalog# CD1): 5125559000/1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 Variant 1): Sony Music S5125552000-0101 15 A7
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 Variant 2): Sony Music S5125552000-0101 15 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 Variant 3): Sony Music S5125552000-0101 15 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 Variant 4): Sony Music S5125552000-0101 15 A4
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 Variant 5): Sony Music S5125552000-0101 15 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 Variant 6): Sony Music S5125552000-0101 15 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 Variant 7): Sony Music S5125552000-0101 15 B2
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 Variant 8): Sony Music S5125552000-0101 15 A1
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1 Variants 1 to 8): IFPI L555
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 Variants 1 to 6): IFPI 94U2
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 Variant 7): IFPI 94Z7
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 Variant 8): IFPI 94Z6
  • Other (Catalog# CD2): 5125559000/2
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 Variant 1): Sony Music S5125559000-0202 23 A2
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 Variant 2): Sony Music S5125559000-0202 23 A2
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 Variant 3): Sony Music S5125559000-0202 23 A0
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 Variant 4): Sony Music S5125559000-0202 23 A0
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 Variant 5): Sony Music S5125559000-0202 23 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 Variant 6): Sony Music S5125559000-0202 23 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 Variant 7): Sony Music S5125559000-0202 23 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 Variant 8): Sony Music S5125559000-0202 23 A1
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2 Variants 1 to 8): IFPI L553
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 Variants 1 to 4): IFPI 94V2
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 Variant 5): IFPI 94V5
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 Variant 6): IFPI 94X4
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 Variant 7): IFPI 94X4
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 Variant 8): IFPI 94X4

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
512555.4 David Bowie Reality(Cass, Album) Columbia 512555.4 Indonesia 2003 Sell This Version
SICP 544~5 David Bowie = デヴィッド・ボウイ* David Bowie = デヴィッド・ボウイ* - Reality = リアリティ スペシャル・エディション(CD, Album, RE + DVD-V, NTSC + Ltd, Promo, S/Editio) Sony Records Int'l, ISO Records SICP 544~5 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
CDCOL6713 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album, Dig) ISO Records CDCOL6713 South Africa 2003 Sell This Version
CK 90660 David Bowie Reality(2xCD, Album, Ltd, S/Edition) Columbia, ISO Records CK 90660 US 2003 Sell This Version
COL 512555 2, 512555 2, 5125552000 David Bowie Reality(CD, Album) Columbia, ISO Records, Columbia, ISO Records, Columbia, ISO Records COL 512555 2, 512555 2, 5125552000 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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puppyrevenge-2009

puppyrevenge-2009

March 2, 2014
Wow, 2 vastly different reviews/opinions below. i have to say i'm in the middle. While this LP is by no means as bad as "dghkfhldfdhlfa" feels it is it is also not worthy of the huge amount of nonsense "guybahir" feels the need to write about it. Its a good solid effort. Some awesome songs (the title track-disco king-pablo picasso-days) and some less efforts but NONE poor. It grew on me a lot and although i think technically and commercially successfully, HEATHEN is a better album i somehow prefer REALITY. With less "silly songs" and covers REALITY hasnt aged or got boring for me yet. Now THE NEXT DAY has been released i think its safe to say this is a much better effort. Although, don't get me wrong, for a God a short time away from 70, THE NEXT DAY is still admirable and i like it very much. Anyway, REALITY, if you like Bowie, you like this.
guybahir

guybahir

September 29, 2013

(Found this lying around... wrote it when the album came out)

Let me start you off with a warning: I am the last person on Earth to take a Bowie recommendation from. I am what you’d probably call a Bowie fanboy; when I saw him live I hit an emotional meltdown as soon as he opened his mouth. Not that I think all Bowie material is on the same level of greatness, some of his work is, infact, pretty bad. But Tin Machine aside - well, let’s just say I love the albums nobody seems to until 20 years after their release, when they suddenly realize that yes, once again, Dave was blissfully walking ahead, whistling his cleverly camouflaged trailblazer tunes to a world populated by deaf mutants.
Also, unlike way too many music connoisseurs and other wankers, I think that Bowie’s output of the last 15 years has pretty much been the best in his career, a couple of pre - Let’s Dance albums aside.
So I went and finally bought ‘Reality’.
Let’s put it this way: imagine the best DJ in the world playing 8 different records at once, divinely mixing them together into one album and then cutting it into tracks and remixing; and then Bowie supplies all the vocals. Ok? No? Ok.
Imagine visiting a parallel Earth, and opening the radio. You seem to sort of recognize all the songs you hear, but you also know full well that you’ve never heard them before; besides, the pitch mechanism back at the station seems to have somehow malfunctioned, as none of the songs follow a strictly ‘correct’ harmonic pattern, but they still all make perfect pop sense.
See, Bowie recognizes the value of grit and distortion, and here is what he does: he doesn’t get influenced by musicians like the rest of us; being a true pop genius (and - unlike all those instrument-whacking zitfaced morons who make up 99% of any music scene in these sad times - a MUSICIAN), he understands what his favorite people do, and simply assimilates them. Resistance is futile, the Bowrg is here. THEN, you see, he processes them, and out the other end they come, fully Bowieized, to be incorporated into his own material and according to his sensibilities. He is the most convincing form of musical parasite that ever existed, a human sampler, a walking musical collage, and everyone from Your Favorite Crooner through Tricky & Co., Bird, Sting, the Beatles and Angelo Badalamenti to Sonic Youth, Bowie himself and Bowie-only-knows who else, is effortlessly featured in this album - reflected through his internal hall of mirrors.
That much being the first stage is obvious.
Then, I would imagine, he composes and arranges 20-30 straight pop tunes, cuts them up into pieces like he says he does his lyrics, throws everything into a cylinder-hat, turns it on a table and pastes them back together pretty much accidentally.
Having done the basic research, he cleans up the residue and visible seams, plays around with whatever it is he has there, and distorts some of the resulting harmonies so as to not be too confident with the end result. Now that the structure is clear, he’ll insert the lyrics into his musical hybrids and bring it to his (phenomenal) band and producer to play with, and when everyone’s had their fun and the song is recorded, he’ll just create some more internal soundscapes, noise layers and time-machine substructures you can barely notice and plant them in there, carefully layered in order to disorient you just a bit without any real damage to your brain.

Yup.

So, this is Reality.

Seeya.