Ashes to Ashes : The Songs of David Bowie, 1976-2016


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Author(s): O'Leary, Chris

Ashes to Ashes covers every single Bowie song, whether it was sung, written, or produced by him, from 1976, when he first recorded with Iggy Pop on "The Idiot," to his last masterpiece "Blackstar," released just days before his death in 2016. Each song is annotated in depth and explored in essays that touch upon the song's creation, production, influences and impact. It hits everything from "Heroes" to the Labyrinth soundtrack, from his 1985 camp duet with Mick Jagger on "Dancing In the Street" to "Where Are We Now," his comeback single in 2013.

Along the way we encounter a vast cast of characters, weaving in and out of Bowie's life and his music- Brian Eno, John Cale, Nile Rodgers, Lou Reed, Freddie Mercury, Scott Walker, Marc Bolan, Arcade Fire, John Lennon, Mickey Rourke, Gary Oldman, Iman, Hanif Kureishi, Julien Temple, Giorgio Moroder, Neil Young and many others. And we range across the globe from Bowie's years in divided Berlin to his "exile" years in Switzerland through his final years as a New Yorker, recording within walking distance of his home.

About the author:

Chris O'Leary is a writer, editor and journalist based in western Massachusetts. His interviewees range from Richard Fuld, former head of Lehman Brothers, to actor Kiefer Sutherland. He writes for Entertainment Weekly, as well as the Encyclopaedia Britannica. He's the author of Rebel Rebel- All the Songs of David Bowie 1964 - 1976.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912248308

Audience: General/trade

Language: English

Number of Pages: 710

Publication Date: 20190212

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE US

Product Form: Paperback / softback

Dimensions (LxWxH): 231 mm156 mm50 mm 

Weight: 930 gr

 

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