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★ album review in The Telegraph

on December 18, 2015

 

“This way or no way”

 

Great review of ★ in The Telegraph by Neil McCormick today.

The piece is headed “With his new album, rock’s oldest futurist returns to his first love”, and here’s the concluding paragraph...

 

“Lazarus is currently the hottest theatre ticket in New York. How wonderful if all of this actually represents an entirely new phase in Bowie’s extraordinary career. How fantastic to have an album as rich and strange as Blackstar that refuses to yield in a few listens. It suggests that, like a modern day Lazarus of pop, Bowie is well and truly back from beyond.”

 

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David Bowie is Michael C. Hall

on December 18, 2015

 

“Now ain’t that just like me”

 

An amusing ad for the aforementioned appearance by Michael C. Hall on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert was posted ahead of the broadcast yesterday.

To make sense of our headline, go watch it here.

Don’t forget, if you’re in the US you can watch the full broadcast here.  

Otherwise view Hall’s version of Lazarus here on YouTube.

David Bowie’s new single Lazarus is released globally in the digital format today.

 

FOOTNOTE: Alongside the shot of Michael C. Hall last night is a picture of David Bowie from almost 40 years ago on the DINAH! show in February 1976.

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Michael C. Hall sings new Bowie single

on December 18, 2015

 

“By the time I got to New York, I was living like a king”

 

As you surely know by now, David Bowie’s new single Lazarus (released globally in the digital format today), was performed by Michael C. Hall and the Lazarus cast and musicians on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City.

Those who have access can watch the full broadcast here.

Otherwise you can view Michael C. Hall’s performance of Lazarus here on YouTube.

 

#LazarusSingle  #LazarusBowie  #Imablackstar  #Blackstar  

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NPR ★ album interview with Tony and Donny

on December 17, 2015

 

“Everybody knows me now”

 

If you didn’t catch the NPR Music All Songs Considered broadcast earlier today, you can now listen to the podcast online.

Aside from the US premiere of Lazarus, Tony Visconti and Donny McCaslin were also in conversation with Bob Boilen regarding working on the ★ album.

It’s a fascinating insight into Bowie’s recent working methods, albeit far too brief.

Here's a quotation each from both Tony and Donny.

 

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Tony Visconti: "He had one key jazz player in his band for well over a decade, maybe two decades and

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Lazarus video next month - hear audio now

on December 17, 2015

 

“Look up here, man, I’m in danger”

 

The video for David Bowie’s new single Lazarus will be premiered on January 7th, the day before David’s birthday and the release of the ★ album.

If you didn’t manage to catch either the BBC Radio 6 Music or the NPR Music premiere of the Lazarus audio, you can listen here now.

 

#‎LazarusSingle ‪ #‎LazarusBowie  ‪#‎Imablackstar  ‪#‎Blackstar

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