The David Bowie Years – 75th Birthday Special Vol 4.

The fourth and final volume of the newly refreshed Bowie Years, From Outsider To Blackstar, explores the creative, experimental brilliance of Bowie’s later period. We pick up almost immediately where we left of in volume 3, when Bowie, his creative spark restored by The Buddha Of Suburbia soundtrack, reunited with Brian Eno to record the remarkable, challenging 1. Outside in 1995. It set the experimental, avant garde template for the following two decades of his recording life, whether it was the electronica of Earthling, the brooding art-rock of Heathen, the startling nostalgia of The Next Day and of course, the wonderful jazz-tinged coda to everything that is Blackstar.

Inside this 132-page collector’s edition, our experts chart the varied and polarising work David Bowie did between 1994 and 2016, analysing each diverse album of the period on a track by track basis, while also pulling out a playlist of lesser known gems for you to get your ears round. We also explore Bowie’s relationship with his varied collaborators in this era – including brand new interviews with long-time pianist Mike Garson, producer Mark Plati, composer Maria Schneider and Blackstar bandleader Donny McCaslin.

From Outsider To Blackstar is the final bittersweet chapter of The Bowie Years, which goes in-depth with the remarkable music that Bowie was creating right until his sad passing. It’s a must-own for all true Bowie fans, so be sure to make it part of your collection today.

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