David Bowie ‎– ★ (Blackstar)

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25th and final studio album. Released worldwide through Bowie's ISO Records label on 8 January 2016, Bowie's 69th birthday and two days before his death.

At the 2017 59th Grammy Awards "Blackstar" took home 5 awards. The title track won the Best Rock Performance and the Best Rock Song categories and the album won the Best Alternative Music Album, the Best Recording Package as well as the Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical categories.

The versions of "Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)" and "Tis A Pity She Was A Whore" on ★ are totally different recordings to that of the single David Bowie - Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) which was released in late 2014.

Tracklist

★ (Blackstar) 09:57
'Tis A Pity She Was A Whore 04:52
Lazarus 06:22
Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) 04:40
Girl Loves Me 04:51
Dollar Days 04:44
I Can't Give Everything Away 05:47

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88875173862 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(CD, Album) ISO Records, Columbia, Sony Music 88875173862 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
none David Bowie Blackstar(7xFile, AAC, 256 + File, MPEG-4 Video + Album) Columbia none 2016
8887 5173862-2 David Bowie Blackstar(CD, Album) ISO Records, Columbia 8887 5173862-2 Argentina 2016 Sell This Version
88875173862 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar) = ★ (黑暗之星)(CD, Album) Sony Music, ISO Records, Columbia 88875173862 China 2016 Sell This Version
88875173862 David Bowie = 大衛鮑伊* David Bowie = 大衛鮑伊* - ★ (Blackstar) = 黯黑秘星(CD, Album) ISO Records, Columbia 88875173862 Taiwan 2016 Sell This Version
none David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(7xFile, FLAC, Album, 96k) Columbia none US 2016
88875173862 David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(7xFile, MP3, Album, VBR) Columbia 88875173862 US 2016
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none David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(Cass, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) Not On Label (David Bowie) none Italy 2016 Sell This Version
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none David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(Cass, Album, Ltd, S/Edition, Unofficial, Ext) Blackstar none Italy 2017 Sell This Version
none David Bowie ★ (Blackstar)(Cass, Album, Ltd, S/Edition, Unofficial, Ext) Blackstar none Italy 2017 Sell This Version
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simonlynn

simonlynn

August 15, 2020
referencing ★ (Blackstar), LP, Album, RE, RTI, 88875173871
Noisy enough to call it VG+ when brand new. Certainly tolerable but not a clean, high quality pressing.
JSL0bsession

JSL0bsession

July 23, 2020
referencing ★ (Blackstar), LP, Album, RTI, 88875173871

One of Bowie's many masterpieces, this LP has gotten better over time and I think it will continue to do so. This guy was so diverse in his music that if you're not a fan of one style he did, you probably are a fan of another. Many times throughout his career he would release a new album and I would think: "Oh, this is OK" then months or years later I would think: "Wow! This is amazing!". It was because he was a trendsetter and it sometimes took me a while to catch up. Not so with this LP. I liked it right away. Happy listening everyone!
mikebierbrewing

mikebierbrewing

July 15, 2020
referencing ★ (Blackstar), LP, Album, RP, Cel, 88875173871, 88875173871 I1
Mine came with a download code. Maybe I have a different copy
SongAndDanceMan9

SongAndDanceMan9

July 9, 2020
edited 2 months ago
referencing ★ (Blackstar), LP, Album, RE, RTI, 88875173871
My is visually NM that sounds like a VG record through the first half of Side 1. Pops and crackles throughout. Absolute trash quality control
fborrull

fborrull

July 9, 2020
referencing ★ (Blackstar), LP, Album, RTI, 88875173871

Blackstar, and specially Lazarus, are worth the price of entrance here ... So moving, more so considering he died two days after this album was released. The musical video that accompanies Lazarus is visually very compelling, and in the line of breakthrough artistry David had us accustomed to.
Viril666

Viril666

May 27, 2020
referencing ★ (Blackstar), LP, Album, RP, Cel, 88875173871, 88875173871 I1
Got my record today. No download code here and only the "Parental advisory explicit content" sticker on the front.
daviddgrant

daviddgrant

March 25, 2020
referencing ★ (Blackstar), LP, Album, Cel, 88875173871

I stopped buying Bowie album after Lets Dance and regret that purchase. There is a lot of good Bowie but the quality of releases dropped after Scary Monsters. Lets Dance has 3-4 great songs but a weak album. I know all the subsequent albums but never felt they should be a vinyl purchase (I pick and choose a handful of songs). However Blackstar has some amazing songs on it and was this goodbye to the world. Not a great album but his last album with some great tunes. Blackstar and Lazarus are pure genius.
Cass_Lyris

Cass_Lyris

February 1, 2020
referencing ★ (Blackstar), LP, Album, RTI, 88875173871

I would normally hesitate to call something an "instant classic" but I have no such reservations for "Black Star". Moving from start to finish, it's an overt examination of death acceptance. I mitigated the problem with the hard plastic sleeve with a smaller Nagaoka anitstatic sleeve and have had no problem with it, other than making it un-displayable, but I don't do that anyways.
geilemaria

geilemaria

December 22, 2019
referencing ★ (Blackstar), LP, Album, RP, MPO, 88875173871, 88875173871
I have one with clear inner bag ... no issues, silent pressing, great sound.
lovemusiclife

lovemusiclife

September 22, 2019
referencing ★ (Blackstar), LP, Album, RTI, 88875173871
According to what I find written on Discogs, there are two RTI versions on US vinyl. A first print and a reprint. Please can someone explain to me how to recognize them?