Black­star, 2016

Classic Rock - - David Bowie -

Dave mattheWS

“The song and the al­bum are both un­be­liev­able. I find it al­most in­fu­ri­at­ing that some­body could be such an un­re­lent­ing artist. Star­ing at one’s own mor­tal­ity and calmly pro­duc­ing some­thing of that mag­ni­tude – also do­ing it in se­cret! – is barely con­ceiv­able. I mean, put your­self in the place of his band. When they find out that he was there singing and mak­ing that mu­sic, know­ing his time was dwin­dling… good grief, what kind of a hu­man be­ing could do that?”

carl palmer

“I re­cently bought the Black­star al­bum. The whole thing is tremen­dous, and I love the ti­tle track. Try to for­get about the fact that he knew he was dy­ing when he made it. It’s an un­be­liev­able piece of art. The sparse­ness of the pro­duc­tion and the voice… the videos were chill­ing. You can talk about Space Oddity and Let’s Dance all you like, but this one was just… deep.”

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