David Bowie ‎– Low

RCA Victor ‎– CPL1-2030
Vinyl, LP, Album, Indianapolis Pressing

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Speed Of Life
Bass – George MurrayPiano – Roy YoungRhythm Guitar – Carlos AlomarSynthesizer [Arp], Tape [Tape Horn And Brass], Synthesizer [Synthetic Strings] – David Bowie
A2 Breaking Glass
Bass – George MurrayGuitar – Carlos AlomarPercussion – Dennis DavisRhythm Guitar – Ricky GardinerSynthesizer [Splinter Mini-moog] – Brian EnoVocals – David Bowie
A3 What In The World
Bass – George MurrayGuitar – Ricky GardinerPercussion – Dennis DavisPiano, Organ [Farfisa] – Roy YoungRhythm Guitar – Carlos AlomarSynthesizer [Report Arp, Rimmer E.m.i.] – Brian EnoVocals – David Bowie, Iggy Pop
A4 Sound And Vision
Bass – Ricky GardinerPercussion – Dennis DavisPiano – Roy YoungRhythm Guitar – Carlos AlomarSynthesizer [Synthetic Strings], Vocals, Saxophone – David BowieVocals – Brian Eno, Mary Visconti
A5 Always Crashing In The Same Car
Bass – George MurrayEffects [Guitar Treatments], Synthesizer [E.m.i.] – Brian EnoGuitar – Ricky GardinerPercussion – Dennis DavisPiano, Organ – Roy YoungRhythm Guitar – Carlos AlomarTape [Tape Cellos] – David Bowie
A6 Be My Wife
Bass – George MurrayGuitar – David Bowie, Ricky GardinerPiano – Roy YoungRhythm Guitar – Carlos AlomarVocals, Bass [Pump Bass] – David Bowie
A7 A New Career In A New Town
Bass – George MurrayElectronics [Other Synthetics] – Brian EnoGuitar – Ricky GardinerPercussion – Dennis DavisPiano – Brian Eno, Roy YoungRhythm Guitar – Carlos AlomarTape [Tape Sax And Section], Harmonica, Piano – David Bowie
B1 Warszawa
Synthesizer [E.m.i., Mini-moog], Piano, Chamberlin [Chamberlain] – Brian EnoVocals – David Bowie
B2 Art Decade
Cello – Eduard MeyerChamberlin [Chamberlain] – Brian Eno, David BowieSynthesizer [E.m.i., Mini-moog], Piano – Brian EnoSynthesizer [Synthetic Strings], Guitar, Piano, Percussion [Pre-arranged] – David Bowie
B3 Weeping Wall
Synthesizer [Arp], Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Vibraphone, Xylophone – David Bowie
B4 Subterraneans
Bass – George MurrayGuitar – Carlos Alomar, David BowiePiano – David Bowie, Peter And PaulSynthesizer [Arp] – Peter And PaulVocals – David Bowie

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RCA, Indianapolis pressing denoted by an "I" stamped in the runout areas.
(The "I" is usually rotated 90 degrees so it appears sideways
in comparison to the rest of the characters in the runouts.)

© 1977, RCA Records, New York, N.Y. • Printed in U.S.A.

Recorded at The Chateau and Hansa By The Wall.
Mixed At Hansa By The Wall.

Public Performance Clearance—BMI
Cover Photo from "The Man Who Fell To Earth," a Cinema 5 release.

℗ 1977 RCA Records

This US edition is the original first edition of Low. All other issues worldwide derive from this edition.

Issued with printed inner sleeve with credits.

Included a 'David Bowie Official International Fan Club' mail order insert
Some copies have a track list sticker on the rear cover.
The current (9/2017) image of the US rear cover shows a shrink wrapper sticker that has been attached at a later date to the cover, sealed copies had the sticker positioned in the lower half, centered left to right.

A very limited quantity (unknown) of this version (1st pressing) also included
a 20"x20" folded color poster of the front sleeve with the catalog # CPL1-2030
printed in the lower right hand corner of the poster.

Some copies were designated as promotional by a gold embossed
"For Demonstration Only" stamp on the back sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Price Code (On spine): 0798
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): CPL1-2030-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): CPL1-2030-B
  • Matrix / Runout (All Sides, All Variants, Stamped Runout): STERLING I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout (Variant 1)): CA̶PL12030A-1 gc.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout (Variant 1)): CA̶PL12030B-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout (Variant 2)): CPL1 2030A-2 gc W AJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout (Variant 2)): CPL1 2030B-2 AC L
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout (Variant 3)): CA̶PL12030A-2 gc AC D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout (Variant 3)): CA̶PL12030B-1 ACA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout (Variant 4)): CA̶PL12030A-2 gc. A1 P
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout (Variant 4)): CA̶PL12030B-2 A5 H
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout (Variant 5)): CA̶PL 1 2030A-2 gc. AC /\1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout (Variant 5)): CA̶PL 1 2030B-2 /\ 7 D̶ D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout (Variant 6)): CAPL1 2030A-1 gc M A7
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout (Variant 6)): CAPL1 2030B-1 A4 N
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout (Variant 7)): C ̷A̷ PL1 2030A-1 gc A5 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout (Variant 7)): C ̷A̷ PL1 2030B-2 A7 O
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout (Variant 8)): C ̷A̷ PL1 2030A-1 gc /\ 7 ②
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout (Variant 8)): C ̷A̷ PL1 2030B-2 /\4 A

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PL 12030 David Bowie Low(LP, Album) RCA Victor PL 12030 UK 1977 Sell This Version
CPL1-2030 David Bowie Low(LP, Album) RCA CPL1-2030 Israel 1977 Sell This Version
NL-13856 David Bowie Low(LP, Album, RE) RCA International NL-13856 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
WPCR-17975 David Bowie Low(CD, Album, RM) Parlophone WPCR-17975 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
RCD 10142 David Bowie Low(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10142 US Unknown Sell This Version