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Low 1977

February 28th, 2014 | by admin
Low 1977

The first of the so-called Berlin Trilogy, Low was produced by Tony Visconti and Bowie. A number of the songs on Low were recorded originally as a soundtrack to The Man Who Fell To Earth (like Station to Station, Low uses a still from the film as its cover) but when the songs were deemed unsuitable by Roeg, became the nub of Low. Despite the association with Berlin (where it was mixed), the album was mostly recorded in France. The first side consists of short, spiky songs – containing what Bowie reported – not surprising on album called ‘Low’ – as ‘an awful lot of pain’ as he struggled to give up cocaine. Side two was longer, almost entirely instrumental pieces. Released to a mixed reception from critics, it was nonetheless a commercial success.

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