"Putting on the black tie, cranking out the white noise"
The David Bowie album Black Tie White Noise was released this day in 1993. (April 6th in the US)
The LP not only reunited Bowie with producer Nile Rodgers but also with the #1 album spot in the UK, which had evaded him for the release of a studio album since 1984’s Tonight.
If you’ve not listened for a while, it really is worth revisiting. Aside from a clutch of great singles: Black Tie White Noise (Featuring Al B. Sure!), Jump They Say and Miracle Goodnight, the album also featured the Scott Walkeresque You’ve Been Around, Nite Flights (a Scott Walker original) the charming Don’t Let Me Down & Down and the closing track, the vocal version of The Wedding Song, a romantic tribute to Iman.