Lodger

Performers David Bowie

Virgin | October 1, 2013 | Compact Disc

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David Bowie travelled the Far East and Indonesia from his new home base in Switzerland after his Berlin exile ended. He eventually made it back to Europe to record Lodger, his 1979 release. Thus the album became a travelogue for the artist with songs like "Fantastic Voyage" and "African Night Flight" starting things off. "DJ" is a great dance number and one of the earliest acknowledgements of the DJ's importance as musical figure. "Boys Keep Swinging" is a cheeky rocker that adds to Bowie's mystery. Besides bringing Brian Eno onboard again, Bowie had the talents of another King Crimson player, Adrian Belew, to play various stringed instruments. All tracks sound great thanks to a remastered format, while enhanced elements let listeners find the story of this album on the Internet.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 1, 2013

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1999

Label Name: Virgin

UPC: 724352190904

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Lodger

Performers David Bowie

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 1, 2013

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1999

Label Name: Virgin

UPC: 724352190904


Title Track Time
1.Fantastic Voyage --
2.African Night Flight --
3.Move On --
4.Yassassin --
5.Red Sails --
6.D.J. --
7.Look Back in Anger --
8.Boys Keep Swinging --
9.Repetition --
10.Red Money --

Editorial Notes

This is an enhanced audio CD which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files. Personnel: David Bowie (vocals, piano); Tony Visconti (guitar, mandolin, background vocals); Adrian Belew (guitar, mandolin); Brian Eno (guitar, keyboards); Carlos Alomar (guitar); Simon House (mandolin, violin); Stan (saxophone); Sean Mays (piano); Roger Powell (synthesizer); George Murray (bass); Dennis Davis (drums, percussion). Recorded at Mountain Studios, Montreaux, Switzerland. LODGER (1979) was third in Bowie's Berlin trilogy, his collaboration with legendary producer/experimentalist Brian Eno, which began with HEROES and LOW (both released in 1977). While those dark records were heavy on alien-sounding instrumentals, LODGER had none, and even contained songs that seemed relatively straightforward. Considered inaccessible at the time, LODGER now sounds like a classic, transitional Bowie album, if only for its rich spirit of experimentation. From the Middle Eastern strains of "Yassassin" to the bizarre wordplay of "African Night Flight," LODGER feels like a journey through strange lands. Songs like "Boys Keep Swinging" (later covered by ex-Bangle Susanna Hoffs) and "DJ" have the structure of traditional rock songs, but the odd textures, rough edges and dissonant elements make them into something richer and stranger. "Look Back in Anger," with fierce guitar playing by Adrian Belew, became a staple of Bowie's live concerts for years to come. "Red Money" is Bowie's adaptation of Iggy Pop's decadent, futuristic "Sister Midnight" from THE IDIOT. The anthemic "Red Sails" (co-written with Eno) has a majestic sense of forward motion, its glorious crescendo and fadeout providing the record's most spine-tingling moments.
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