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( 2002 )2019 EU re-issue 180gram LP - 2002's Heathen reunited David Bowie with producer Tony Visconti (Space Oddity, Heroes, The Man Who Sold The World) for the first time in 20 years ...
Release date 08-12-2017(Originally released in 2002)
2017 EU repressed on 180gram audiophile LP - 2002's Heathen reunited David Bowie with producer Tony Visconti (Space Oddity, Heroes, The Man Who Sold The World) for the first time in 20 years and featured guest appearances by Who legend Pete Townshend and Foo Fighter Dave Grohl. Townshend, who last worked with Bowie on the 1980 Scary Monsters And Super Creeps track "Because You're Young," contributes an incendiary lead guitar line to the track "Slow Burn," which Bowie called "the most eccentric and aggressive guitar I've heard Pete play."
"Slow Burn" also features a performance from The Borneo Horns, who accompanied Bowie on the Serious Moonlight tour while Grohl takes lead guitar duties on the Neil Young cover "I’ve Been Waiting." Other standout tracks on Heathen include the sublime "I Would Be Your Slave," the uptempo "Afraid," the epic "Slip Away" and "Everyone Says Hi," a beautifully melodic tune with a classic Visconti string arrangement.
“Heathenism is a state of mind,” explained Bowie. “You can take it that I’m referring to one who does not see his world. He has no mental light. He destroys almost unwittingly. He cannot feel any God’s presence in his life. He is the 21st Century man. There’s no theme or concept behind Heathen, just a number of songs, but somehow there is a thread that runs through it that is quite as strong as any of my thematic type albums.” Features guest spots for Pete Townshend & Dave Grohl on guitar.
Presented in sealed & stickered met Insert picture sleeve.
A3 Slip Away
A4 Slow Burn
A6 Ive Been Waiting For You
B1 I Would Be Your Slave
B2 I Took A Trip On A Gemini Spaceship
B3 515 The Angels Have Gone
B4 Everyone Says Hi
B5 A Better Future
Coproduced by Tony Visconti who also produced many of Bowies best albums Space Oddity Heroes The Man Who Sold The World and many others Heathen sounds like coming home
It combines the best of Bowie without rehashing what made him big in the first place and effortlessly weaves modern production & electronics into his sound
The original vinyls of this release can go for up to 200 online so it was an easy decision for Music On Vinyl to make this highlight of Bowies work available again to those with smaller budgets
Label: Sony Legacy
Originally released: 2002
This release: 2017