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Old 08-01-2013, 14:00
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Having listened to the whole song again, his singing ability has almost certainly gone, at least on this evidence. Either the song was too high for him, or he can't sing anymore. The sad thing is, Bowie will be in danger of being remembered for this song in future years. .his big comeback song after years of being in the musical wilderness, not for all the really quite good stuff he did in the 70s and 80s.

The whole album will of course be the judge, not on his ability to compose songs, but on his current ability to sing.
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Old 08-01-2013, 14:08
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Having listened to the whole song again, his singing ability has almost certainly gone, at least on this evidence. Either the song was too high for him, or he can't sing anymore. The sad thing is, Bowie will be in danger of being remembered for this song in future years. .his big comeback song after years of being in the musical wilderness, not for all the really quite good stuff he did in the 70s and 80s.

The whole album will of course be the judge, not on his ability to compose songs, but on his current ability to sing.
I think, if a voice is almost gone it can be in bad way(Bob Dylan)

or in a good way (Jonny Cash)

By David, I tend to the second.
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Old 08-01-2013, 14:46
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What has happened to change his mind, we were told at the olympic games david would never sing again

so now are we going to see a world tour £££££££ mega big buck for david, if he does tour
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Old 08-01-2013, 14:54
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What has happened to change his mind, we were told at the olympic games david would never sing again

so now are we going to see a world tour £££££££ mega big buck for david, if he does tour
Although I would love to see him tour (again) I'm just happy that he's releasing new music

The new song is growing on me
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Old 08-01-2013, 14:57
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I'm not sure we will get another tour, the last one almost killed him. I do have hope however and if he announced a tour I would go crazy just trying to secure tickets!
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Old 08-01-2013, 15:02
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I'm not sure we will get another tour, the last one almost killed him. I do have hope however and if he announced a tour I would go crazy just trying to secure tickets!

You and me both - haven't missed one yet and would hate to miss a new one
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Old 08-01-2013, 15:24
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I didn't like it i'm afraid. It's ok but its missing something. But then, I've never been a fan of the Berlin albums personally
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Old 08-01-2013, 15:40
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I think Radio Two have played it in every show, although I only heard it once and didn't think much of it. A case of...if it wasn't him doing it, it wouldn't make the playlist.

Lets hope the rest of the album is better!
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Old 08-01-2013, 15:44
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What has happened to change his mind, we were told at the olympic games david would never sing again

so now are we going to see a world tour £££££££ mega big buck for david, if he does tour
The retirement thing was never actually stated, his management have always maintained that he would release music when he chose to.
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Old 08-01-2013, 15:47
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I've always admired David Bowie but more as a fashion and gay/bisexual icon. I know this is kind of sacrireligious but his actual music has never really grabbed me that much. Maybe it's not my thing.
This song isn't going to change my mind too much. It's very tasteful but kind of dull. I know a lot of people love those kind of raw raspy aged vocals, but I really don't like that kind of thing. It hurts my ears.
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Old 08-01-2013, 16:00
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I think Radio Two have played it in every show, although I only heard it once and didn't think much of it. A case of...if it wasn't him doing it, it wouldn't make the playlist.

Lets hope the rest of the album is better!
Yep, Chris Evans, Ken Bruce, Jeremy Vine and Steve Wright all played it today.

Heard it 4 times now and im not keen on it, i consider myself quite a bit Bowie fan and this is just ..... wrong?
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Old 08-01-2013, 16:01
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He's a god. I've been out walking today and have loads of music to listen to and the ones I always go back to are Bowie.

A local radio presenter today was saying he had lost his voice, his appeal, was too old etc. What the hell does he know? Bowie and Sting are the only 2 older stars who have aged well, they are timeless.
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Old 08-01-2013, 16:06
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He's a god. I've been out walking today and have loads of music to listen to and the ones I always go back to are Bowie.

A local radio presenter today was saying he had lost his voice, his appeal, was too old etc. What the hell does he know? Bowie and Sting are the only 2 older stars who have aged well, they are timeless.
Tom Jones?
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Old 08-01-2013, 16:58
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Bowie is one of my favourite artists, but I don't like this new single at all. Far too depressing.
I hope some of the album tracks are better.
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Old 08-01-2013, 17:26
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Apparently the woman sharing the puppet in the video is Bjork!!
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Old 08-01-2013, 17:41
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Will we see him back doing some gigs, promos and stuff for TV and Radio?.
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Old 08-01-2013, 18:00
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No Dave! leave it now!
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Old 08-01-2013, 18:07
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I think it's lovely. Great surprise to start the day, too.
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Old 08-01-2013, 18:13
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The video is not my cup of tea but the song is undeniably a good song. The trouble is, it's just too depressing for me so I don't think I'd actually want to listen to it again. I like deeper and darker music, but Where Are We Now? would make me worry for the person's mental state if it was any other singer - it's that much of a downer.
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Old 08-01-2013, 18:21
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The video is not my cup of tea but the song is undeniably a good song. The trouble is, it's just too depressing for me so I don't think I'd actually want to listen to it again. I like deeper and darker music, but Where Are We Now? would make me worry for the person's mental state if it was any other singer - it's that much of a downer.
It's taken this song to get you to worry about Bowie's mental state?

So, Ziggy Stardust was normal?
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Old 08-01-2013, 18:29
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It's taken this song to get you to worry about Bowie's mental state?

So, Ziggy Stardust was normal?
*cough* The Laughing Gnome *cough*
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Old 08-01-2013, 18:54
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I hate to say this but the song and tracklisting for the new record makes it look like Bowie's "divorce album". Could be wrong though and I hope I am.
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Old 08-01-2013, 19:03
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I hope the rumours are untrue that he's not ill..
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Old 08-01-2013, 19:07
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*cough* The Laughing Gnome *cough*
Lol the laughing gnome was at least a happy little ditty, wasn't bowie 17 when he wrote that?

I'm not keen on this new song, it's very boring and down sounding to me just now. The style of it seems too similar to heathen and reality, I couldn't really get into those albums. I'll no doubt listen to it anyway when it comes out, might be pleasantly surprised.
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Old 08-01-2013, 19:09
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I think it's lovely. Great surprise to start the day, too.
I heard it on R4 too which was a total surprise, so rushed to listen to it. It is a slow burner, I agree but I love it - and those raspy vocals! I take it some don't agree with the Telegraph's review, then?

"Lush, stately, beautifully strange, weaving resonant piano chords, decaying synths and echoing drums around a simple chord progression and a weary, tenderly understated, quietly defiant vocal, David Bowie’s elegiac new single may be the most surprising, perfect and welcome comeback in rock history."
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