From the ultimate David Bowie expert comes this exploration of the final four decades of the popstar’s musical career, covering every song he wrote, performed or produced from 1976 to 2016.
Starting with Low, the first of Bowie’s Berlin albums, and finishing with Blackstar, his final masterpiece released just days before his death in 2016, each song is annotated in depth and explored in essays that touch upon the song’s creation, production, influences and impact.
Praise for Ashes to Ashes:
“The best David Bowie writing bar none.” – Bob Stanley
“O’Leary is interested in anything the magpie genius squeezed into his songs… and he can nail a song’s mysterious power in a line.” – Dorian Lynskey, Q
“Catnip for Bowie fans… all you need and want to know about the last three decades of Bowie’s output is here.” – Irish Times
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On the third anniversary of the death of one of the world's most influential musicians, we're giving away three copies of Ashes to Ashes: The Songs of David Bowie 1976–2016 , by Chris O'Leary. The book hits everything from “Heroes” to the Labyrinth soundtrack, from his 1985 camp duet with Mick Jagger on “Dancing In the Street” to “Where Are We Now,” his comeback single in...