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David BowieLow

Label:Parlophone – DB 77821, Parlophone – 0190295842918
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, Profile Leaflet, 180g
Country:UK, Europe & US
Genre:Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style:Art Rock, Avantgarde, Experimental, Pop Rock, Downtempo


A1Speed Of Life
BassGeorge Murray
PercussionDennis Davis
PianoRoy Young
Rhythm Guitar [Rhythm Guitars]Carlos Alomar
Synthesizer [ARP], Tape [Horn And Brass], Synthesizer [Synthetic Strings]David Bowie
Written-ByDavid Bowie
A2Breaking Glass
BassGeorge Murray
GuitarCarlos Alomar
PercussionDennis Davis
Rhythm GuitarRicky Gardiner
Synthesizer [Splinter Mini-Moog]Eno*
VocalsDavid Bowie
A3What In The World
BassGeorge Murray
Guitar [Guitars]Ricky Gardiner
PercussionDennis Davis
Piano, Organ [Farfisa Organ]Roy Young
Rhythm GuitarCarlos Alomar
Synthesizer [Report ARP, Rimmer E.M.I.]Eno*
VocalsDavid Bowie, Iggy Pop
Written-ByDavid Bowie
A4Sound And Vision
BassGeorge Murray
Guitar [Guitars]Ricky Gardiner
PercussionDennis Davis
PianoRoy Young
Rhythm GuitarCarlos Alomar
Synthesizer [Synthetic Strings], Saxophone [Saxophones], VocalsDavid Bowie
VocalsEno*, Mary Visconti
Written-ByDavid Bowie
A5Always Crashing In The Same Car
BassGeorge Murray
Effects [Guitar Treatments], Synthesizer [E.M.I. Synthesizer]Eno*
GuitarRicky Gardiner
PercussionDennis Davis
Piano, OrganRoy Young
Rhythm GuitarCarlos Alomar
Tape [Tape Cellos], VocalsDavid Bowie
Written-ByDavid Bowie
A6Be My Wife
BassGeorge Murray
GuitarRicky Gardiner
Guitar, Bass [Pump Bass], VocalsDavid Bowie
PercussionDennis Davis
Piano [Pianos]Roy Young
Rhythm GuitarCarlos Alomar
Written-ByDavid Bowie
A7A New Career In A New Town
BassGeorge Murray
GuitarRicky Gardiner
PercussionDennis Davis
PianoRoy Young
Piano, Synthesizer [All Synthetics]Eno*
Rhythm GuitarCarlos Alomar
Tape [Tape Sax Section], Harmonica, PianoDavid Bowie
Written-ByDavid Bowie
Arranged ByBrian Eno, David Bowie
Piano, Synthesizer [Mini-Moog, E.M.I.], Chamberlin [Chamberlain]Eno*
VocalsDavid Bowie
Written-ByBrian Eno, David Bowie
B2Art Decade
Cello [Cellos]Eduard Meyer
Percussion [Pre-arranged Percussion], Piano, Chamberlin [Chamberlain], Guitar, Synthesizer [Synthetic Strings]David Bowie
Piano, Synthesizer [Mini-Moog, E.M.I.], Chamberlin [Chamberlain]Eno*
Written-ByDavid Bowie
B3Weeping Wall
Piano [Pianos], Guitar, Vocals, Synthesizer [Synthetic Strings, ARP], Vibraphone [Vibraphones], Xylophone [Xylophones]David Bowie
Written-ByDavid Bowie
BassGeorge Murray
GuitarCarlos Alomar
Piano [Pianos], Synthesizer [ARP]Peter And Paul
Piano, Guitar, Vocals, Saxophone [Sax]David Bowie
Written-ByDavid Bowie

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Includes insert with publishing details and credits, a facsimile of the original fan club leaflet, and a facsimile of the original UK RCA edition die-cut inner sleeve with the text "Made in England R.S. 12-76". The track list on the rear sleeve is printed on an orange sticker, similar to the original UK edition.

This Parlophone DB 77821 2018 reissue was released with reproductions of the original 1977 fan club leaflets, including at least two different design and artwork versions of the bi-fold "Official International Fan Club" leaflet. In order to differentiate the artwork variations refer to the images or text below:

1. This version - cover profile image of David Bowie with his left arm raised. "Official International Fan Club" text on four separate lines of print, "Keep Up With David's Changes" interior with album covers on both sides.
2. Low - cover portrait image of David Bowie facing forward and smoking a cigarette. "Official International Fan Club" text on two separate lines of print, "The Many Sides Of David Bowie" interior with a fan club application on the left side and album covers on the right, back page with additional album covers.

The back of both versions of the fan club leaflet read in small text along the bottom edge "This is a replica of the original issued in 1977 and is no longer valid."

First catalog number appears on the spine, back cover and labels. Second catalog number appears at the end of the rim text string on both labels and in parentheses on the spine.

Some copies may include a "Made In Germany" on back sleeve.

On the labels:
℗ 1977
Made in the EU

On the rear cover:
Originally ℗1977 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd.
Remaster ℗2017 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd. ©2017 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC.
©2017 Parlophone Records Ltd. A Warner Music Group Company.

Recorded at The Chateau and Hansa By The Wall
Mixed at Hansa By The Wall
Cover photo from "The Man Who Fell to Earth," a Cinema 5 release.

Runouts are etched. In runouts, all Optimal plating symbols may be inverted (e.g., “⊥” vs “T”) and/or mirrored (e.g., “1△” vs “△↾”). For example, in variant 3, side A: "5+" is mirrored; side B: "+T" is mirrored.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (On sticker, scanned): 190295842918
  • Barcode (On sticker, text): 0 190295 842918
  • Label Code: LC30419
  • Rights Society: GEMA/MCPS
  • Rights Society (Publishing): BMI
  • Rights Society (Publishing): ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): DB 77821 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): DB 77821 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - side A runout): BH69481-01A3 0190295842918 VIS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - side B runout): BH69481-01B1 0190295842918 TIS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - side A runout): BH69481-01A3 0190295842918
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - side B runout): BH69481-01B1 0190295842918 5=T
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 - side A runout): 0190295842918 BH69481-01 A3 5+
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 - side B runout): BH69481-01 B1 0190295842918 +T
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 - side A runout): BH69481-01 A3 T=4 0190295842918
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 - side B runout): BH69481-01 B1 0190295842918

Other Versions (5 of 188)

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Low (LP, Album, Stereo)RCA VictorCPL1-2030US1977
Low (LP, Album)RCA VictorPL 12030UK1977
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Low (LP, Album, Stereo)RCA VictorPL 12030Germany1977
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Low (LP, Album)RCARVP-6154Japan1977
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Low (LP, Album, Misprint )RCA VictorPL 12030Netherlands1977
  • Scrade's avatar
    Yeah, this is absolutely fantastic. This pressing truly shines in the second half, the mastering providing a new layer to the haunting production present in the instrumentals. Must buy.
    • jabeoo1's avatar
      I am actually surprised by this pressing. Bought from shop & thought well if its not good will just take back (like I have done with quite a few remastered new pressings lately !). However this is a keeper, the soundstage is not colossal but it is not exactly boxed in either. The clarity and separation is very good, the pressing is flat & there are no pops or clicks & between passages it is dead silent. I am still tempted to grab an old pressing just to see how they compare, I imagine some added static pops & clicks & a superior soundstage would be the result. Very happy with the punchy synths & nice deep bass, separation from bottom up is excellent !
      • mikeSF_'s avatar
        Edited 6 months ago
        From '77, a very fine piece of experimental/art rock from maestro Bowie. Guitars by Carlos Alomar and some ambient work(side B) by Mr Eno. ;)

        David Bowie is utterly full of music, and his albums from this era demonstrate a seeming endless stream of original ideas.

        His self-produced works are always of very high quality. This contrasts nicely with the deliberate low budget artwork and sleeve, with sticker to indicate songs.

        I'm unable to compare this reissue with an original press, but this one seems quite engaging and reasonable. The vinyl is dead silent, and mastering seems quite nice.

        • FastWorker's avatar
          My Side B pops throughout Warszawa and gets louder on Art Decade, not sure if everybody else got the same problem, this sucks. It's the best side of the album :( Gonna have to rebuy it!
          • clauses's avatar
            This remaster and pressing sounds completely different from the period pressing I own. A much more detail rich sound, but with some digititis causing the soundstage to sound flatter relative to my period pressing.
            • LukaszFranz's avatar
              I am so impressed with the detail level of this reissue, or should I say reproduction. Even the original inner sleeve enclosed additionally? Serioulsy? Even the sticker on the back… The quality of this pressing also leaves no doubts. All feels really special.
              • FartFartMcGeesAxe's avatar
                Genuinely one of the best sounding records I own. Must-have if you enjoy Low.
                • possvox's avatar
                  Edited one year ago
                  Absolutely fantastic reissue. Completely silent flat pressing. Prefer this to my original!
                  • ealdorman's avatar
                    These Bowie re issues are all benchmark releases well done parlophone
                    • greenbrown's avatar
                      I prefer the sound of this to my 70s pressing