And the papers want to know...
A press release regarding the Reality tour and album has been issued today. You'll be able to read the whole thing later today by clicking on the album cover above, which links directly to the Press Release section on BowieNet.
Meanwhile, here are a couple of excerpts from the press release to whet your appetite:
Bowie describes the sound of the record as 'Built to play live' and more intriguingly as being 'A bit thrusty'.
Expanding on that, David commented on the themes contained within the album: ?Nothing more complicated than a collection of songs, many written in Downtown New York. It covers a small period of writing at the start of 2003. I write continually and, these days, it's great to be able to release things as I write them.?
And there's also this hint that we should expect some more well-chosen cover versions on future Bowie albums:
The album also includes two cover versions; the first is the track 'Pablo Picasso' which was originally recorded by cult hero Jonathan Richman.
The other cover on 'REALITY' is one of the lesser know songs by the late George Harrison. The song ?Try Some, Buy Some? has been on Bowie's 'to cover' list for years ever since he bought a copy of the version made by ex-Ronette Ronnie Spector in the 70's
Of the two covers Bowie remarked that ?At one time I was compiling a Pin Ups II list and both of these songs were on it. I must have over fifty songs on that list now. As it's very unlikely that I'll do another Pin Ups, I just grab a couple of irresistible favourites from the list every time I go into the studio. I get a real kick from doing covers, I'm such a rock fan at heart.'
This last point is backed up by David's latest journal entry, see story below. As I say, you'll be able to read the whole press release later today here on BowieNet.