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Old 08-01-2013, 19:15
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This song has really grown on me today. I really like it even if it is depressing. He is a genius in my eyes.
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Old 08-01-2013, 19:31
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Song's OK, nothing special. Pretty mournful ballad for a comeback.
Think it's deliberately meant to be reflective rather than mournful. It's a grower for sure.
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Old 08-01-2013, 20:07
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I think that was really rather wonderful. Just wonderful.....
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Old 08-01-2013, 20:08
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I have to say, I love the new single. What a lovely present David's given to all his fans.
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Old 08-01-2013, 20:24
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It's grown on me more and more after further listens. Now I know some of the meaning behind the lyrics, it puts more heart into the song. I love it. Happy Birthday David!
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Old 08-01-2013, 21:14
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hope there's a vinyl edition
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Old 08-01-2013, 21:57
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Producer talking here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20953094

Album has been two years in the making. "Where are we now?" is a unique song and the rest of the album isn't the same style. Which makes sense. If the entire album was like that it wouldn't work.

I like the song and the video and I agree with others.. it's art. It's someone looking back at a particular time in their life. I really like it. A few people have said it will appeal more to an older audience who can perhaps relate to looking back. So maybe his older fans will appreciate it more.

I don't know why people are so worried the album won't work or will be bad. Why does it even matter? Bowie has nothing to prove. He's 66. He doesn't have to sell millions of albums. Take it for what it is.. a 66 year old artist creating something and sharing it with us. He didn't have to.
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Old 08-01-2013, 22:43
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I hope the rumours are untrue that he's not ill..
If you turn that on its head somewhat and ask the question Does he look well?, it becomes difficult to believe he's in the best of health, something which is of course no one's business but his own. He's 66 years old. He's a human being, not an immortal alien. All people of his age have seen better days.

It would just be a shame that if his voice has gone due to illness or age, that no one close to him says that he should exit stage left and enjoy his retirement. No one wants to see a once great artist at the lowest ebb of their powers.

And as for people getting excited because they hope to see Bowie touring again, they need to grab Major Tom and get him to bring them back to Ground Control. The guy has completely lost his vocal ability.
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Old 08-01-2013, 23:15
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The guy has completely lost his vocal ability.
I think you should have saved that comment until the album is released.

He first tried this world weary looking back remorseful vocal style (circa Johnny Cash - Hurt) back on his Baal EP (1981); and has done it a number of times since notably on Thursday's Child; The Loneliest Guy; Slip Away & Bring Me the Disco King.
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Old 08-01-2013, 23:26
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The copy they have played on the media seemed to be some bad youtube rip of a rip, the HD version on Bowie's site/VEVO, now on youtube sounds better, although s'not my favourite, seems to use some annoying voice processing at times which grates on me.
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Old 08-01-2013, 23:27
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The album cover is both anarchic and disappointing. Did Banksy do it?
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Old 08-01-2013, 23:34
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He first tried this world weary looking back remorseful vocal style (circa Johnny Cash - Hurt) back on his Baal EP (1981); and has done it a number of times since notably on Thursday's Child; The Loneliest Guy; Slip Away & Bring Me the Disco King.
The style suits this song perfectly, and I love it. Tremendously evocative.
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Old 09-01-2013, 00:09
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The album cover is both anarchic and disappointing. Did Banksy do it?
http://virusfonts.com/news/2013/01/d...-cover-design/

Love the song. Love the video. Love the bit where he puffs his lips (made me laugh).

Dave, we've missed you.
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Old 09-01-2013, 00:28
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Finally listened to Where Are We Now (was frightened it would be awful) and I love it.
He sounds so vulnerable and reflective. I think it works wonderfully.
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Dave, we've missed you.
..this.
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:17
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Just gets better and better for me.
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:36
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Bowie has nothing to prove. He's 66. He doesn't have to sell millions of albums. Take it for what it is.. a 66 year old artist creating something and sharing it with us. He didn't have to.
People on this forum are so ridiculously obsessive about sales figures it disappoints me. No one should need to be told what you've just said but apparently they do. I blame things like the X-Factor for this clinical obsession with sales as I'm sure people didn't give a shit before then.
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:38
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I The guy has completely lost his vocal ability.
Wow, do you think? While the song depressed the hell out of me, I thought David's vocals were haunting and lovely. Each to their own but I am really taken aback by this comment.
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:14
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Bowie's the only artist that I can think of that would get not only a mention of the front page of the Times but also a two page spread inside
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:29
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Bowie's the only artist that I can think of that would get not only a mention of the front page of the Times but also a two page spread inside
I was surprised too when it was featured in the scottish news last night on stv.
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:17
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The single is growing on me.

I prefer Bowie when he's singing nice bouncy songs but even at his worst, Bowie is 10 times better than the rubbish that passes for pop music today.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:02
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I might even contemplate rejoining his website - I let my membership lapse a few years ago due to the lack of any news or info
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:41
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I might even contemplate rejoining his website - I let my membership lapse a few years ago due to the lack of any news or info
Bowienet? Looks to have gone. His site has been revamped:
www.davidbowie.com
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:59
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Apparently the woman sharing the puppet in the video is Bjork!!
apparently that's not the case after all. would be amaze if true though, imagine a bowie / bjork collab!
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Old 09-01-2013, 13:23
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Bowienet? Looks to have gone. His site has been revamped:
www.davidbowie.com
Noticed that myself - I wonder what's going to happen to all the old members
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Old 09-01-2013, 18:23
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The song's been in my head for the last day, which means it's achieved 'earworm' status. I like it.

Video isn't my cup of tea, but I like that Bowie is still doing weird experimental art stuff with videos rather than making a video that looks like everyone else's.
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