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David Bowie - Low Album

  • Performer: David Bowie
  • Title: Low
  • Size MP3 ver: 2871 mb
  • Size FLAC ver: 2168 mb
  • Country: UK
  • Date of release: 14 Jan 1977
  • Style: Art Rock, Ambient, Experimental
  • # Catalog: PL 12030
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Rating: 4.7 of 5
  • Genre: Electronic / Rock
David Bowie - Low Album

Tracklist

1Subterraneans
Saxophone – David Bowie
2Warszawa
Piano – Brian Eno
3Weeping Wall
Vibraphone, Xylophone, Synthesizer – David Bowie
4A New Career In A New Town
Harmonica – David Bowie
5Breaking Glass
6Be My Wife
7Sound And Vision
Backing Vocals – Brian Eno, Mary ViscontiSaxophone – David Bowie
8What In The World
Backing Vocals – Iggy PopOrgan [Farfisa] – Roy Young
9Art Decade
Cello – Eduard MeyerMellotron [Chamberlin] – David Bowie
10Always Crashing In The Same Car
Cello – David BowieGuitar [Treatments] – Brian EnoOrgan – Roy Young
11Speed Of Life

Credits

  • Photography BySteve Schapiro
  • ProducerDavid Bowie, Tony Visconti
  • Arranged ByBrian Eno (tracks: B1), David Bowie
  • BassGeorge Murray (tracks: A1 to A7, B4)
  • Composed ByBrian Eno (tracks: B1), David Bowie, Dennis Davis (tracks: A2), George Murray (tracks: A2)
  • GuitarDavid Bowie (tracks: A6, B2 to B4), Ricky Gardner (tracks: A3 to A7)
  • PercussionDennis Davis (tracks: A1 to A7)
  • PianoDavid Bowie (tracks: A7, B2 to B4), Roy Young (tracks: A1, A3 to A7)
  • ProducerDavid Bowie, Tony Visconti
  • Rhythm GuitarCarlos Alomar (tracks: A1 to A7, B4), Ricky Gardner (tracks: A2)
  • SynthesizerBrian Eno (tracks: A2, A3, A5, B1, B2)
  • Arranged ByBrian Eno (tracks: B1), David Bowie
  • BassGeorge Murray (tracks: A1 to A7, B4)
  • Composed ByBrian Eno (tracks: B1), David Bowie, Dennis Davis (tracks: A2), George Murray (tracks: A2)
  • GuitarDavid Bowie (tracks: A6, B2 to B4), Ricky Gardner (tracks: A3 to A7)
  • PercussionDennis Davis (tracks: A1 to A7)
  • PianoDavid Bowie (tracks: A7, B2 to B4), Roy Young (tracks: A1, A3 to A7)
  • ProducerDavid Bowie, Tony Visconti
  • Rhythm GuitarCarlos Alomar (tracks: A1 to A7, B4), Ricky Gardner (tracks: A2)
  • SynthesizerBrian Eno (tracks: A2, A3, A5, B1, B2)

Notes

This Parlaphone DB 778121 2018 reissue was released with reproductions of the original 1977 fan club leaflets, including at least two different design and artwork versions of the bi-fold "Official International Fan Club" leaflet. In order to differentiate the artwork variations refer to the images or text below:

1. This version - cover portrait image of David Bowie facing forward and smoking a cigarette. "Official International Fan Club" text on two separate lines of print, "The Many Sides Of David Bowie" interior with a fan club application on the left side and album covers on the right, back page with additional album covers.
2. David Bowie - Low - cover profile image of David Bowie with his left arm raised. "Official International Fan Club" text on four separate lines of print, "Keeping Up With David's Changes" interior with album covers on both sides, and a single line of text at the bottom of the back page.

The back of both versions of the fan club leaflet read in small text along the bottom edge "This is a replica of the original issued in 1977 and is no longer valid."

Recorded at The Chateau and Hansa By The Wall
Mixed at Hansa By The Wall
Cover photo from "The Man Who Fell to Earth"

Sticker
Includes Lyric insert plus fanclub leafletSouth African promotional pressing. Laminated flip-back sleeve with "Artone Press" stamp on the bottom right of the back of the sleeve.Issued with a 12" paper insert with credits; most copies with an orange sticker with the track list on rear cover.

Published by:
A1 to A6, B4 Bewlay Bros. S.A.R.L./Fleur Music.
B1 Bewlay Bros. S.A.R.L./Fleur Music/E.G. Music Ltd.
A7, B2, B3 Bewlay Bros. S.A.R.L./Chrysalis Music Ltd./Fleur Music.

Recorded at The Chateau and Hansa By The Wall.
Mixed at Hansa By The Wall.
Cover photo from 'The Man Who Fell to Earth', a Cinema 5 release.

(CPL1 2030) appears as reference on labels only.

Initial copies included a small black and white pamphlet advertising the official David Bowie Fan Club and back catalogue.
Generic white die-cut inner sleeve of the Variant 1 shows printer run date 12/76. Copies also exist with printer run date of 11-76 upon initial release.

Barcodes

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): APL-2030A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): APL-1-2030B
  • Other (Price Code): ZZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Sides A&B, stamped): STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched variant 1): PL 12030-A-1 A̶P̶L̶1̶2̶0̶3̶0̶-̶A̶ R̶S̶1̶1̶0̶8̶A̶-̶1̶ W A2H
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched variant 1): PL 12030-B-1 A̶P̶L̶1̶2̶0̶3̶0̶-̶B̶ R̶S̶ ̶1̶1̶0̶8̶B̶-̶1̶ A1J W
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched variant 2): PL 12030-A-1 A̶P̶L̶1̶2̶0̶3̶0̶-̶A̶ R̶S̶1̶1̶0̶8̶A̶-̶1̶ W A1AK
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched variant 2): PL 12030-B-2 A̶P̶L̶1̶2̶0̶3̶0̶-̶B̶ R̶S̶1̶1̶0̶8̶B̶-̶2̶ A5O W
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched variant 3): PL 12030-A-1 A̶P̶L̶1̶2̶0̶3̶0̶-̶A̶ R̶S̶1̶1̶0̶8̶A̶-̶1̶ W A2N
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched variant 3): PL 12030-B-2 A̶P̶L̶1̶2̶0̶3̶0̶-̶B̶ R̶S̶1̶1̶0̶8̶B̶-̶2̶ A2X W
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched variant 4): PL 12030-A-1 A̶P̶L̶1̶2̶0̶3̶0̶-̶A̶ R̶S̶1̶1̶0̶8̶A̶-̶1̶ W A4W
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched variant 4): PL 12030-B-2 A̶P̶L̶1̶2̶0̶3̶0̶-̶B̶ R̶S̶1̶1̶0̶8̶-̶B̶-̶2̶ A6H W
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched variant 5): PL 12030-A-2 A̶P̶L̶1̶2̶0̶3̶0̶ ̶A̶ R̶S̶ ̶1̶1̶0̶8̶ ̶A̶-̶2̶ W A2AO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched variant 5): PL 12030-B-2 A̶P̶L̶1̶2̶0̶3̶0̶-̶B̶ R̶S̶1̶1̶0̶8̶-̶B̶-̶2̶ A5G W
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched variant 6): PL 12030-A-2 A̶P̶L̶1̶2̶0̶3̶0̶-̶A̶ R̶S̶1̶1̶0̶8̶A̶-̶2 W A3Z
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched variant 6): PL 12030-B-2 A̶P̶L̶1̶2̶0̶3̶0̶-̶B̶ R̶S̶1̶1̶0̶8̶B̶-̶2̶ A4W W
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched variant 7): PL.12030-A-2 A̶P̶L̶1̶2̶0̶3̶0̶ ̶A̶ R̶S̶1̶1̶0̶8̶A̶-̶2̶ W A3B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched variant 7): PL 12030-B-2 A̶P̶L̶1̶2̶0̶3̶0̶-̶B̶ R̶S̶1̶1̶0̶8̶-̶B̶-̶2̶ A6B W
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched variant 8): PL 12030-A-2 A̶P̶L̶1̶2̶0̶3̶0̶ ̶A̶ R̶S̶1̶1̶0̶8̶A̶-ƻ W A3Q
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched variant 8): PL 12030-B-1E A/E M1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched variant 9): PL 12030-A-1 A̶P̶L̶1̶2̶0̶3̶0̶-̶A̶ R̶S̶1̶1̶0̶8̶A̶-̶1̶ A2Z W
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched variant 9): PL 12030-B-2 A̶P̶L̶1̶2̶0̶3̶0̶-̶B R̶S̶1̶1̶0̶8̶B-̶2 A30 W
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched variant 10): PL 12030-A-1 A̶P̶L̶1̶2̶0̶3̶0̶-̶A̶ R̶S̶1̶1̶0̶8̶A̶-̶1̶ A2D W
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched variant 10): PL 12030-B-1 A̶P̶L̶1̶2̶0̶3̶0̶-̶B R̶S̶1̶1̶0̶8̶B-̶1̶ A1L1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched variant 11): PL 12030-A-2 A̶P̶L̶1̶2̶0̶3̶0̶ ̶A̶ R̶S̶1̶1̶0̶8̶A̶-ƻ W A2 P
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched variant 11): PL 12030-B-2 A̶P̶L̶1̶2̶0̶3̶0̶-̶B R̶S̶1̶1̶0̶8̶B-̶2 A2AM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched variant 12): PL 12030-A-1 A̶P̶L̶1̶2̶0̶3̶0̶-̶A̶ R̶S̶1̶1̶0̶8̶A̶-̶1 A4K W
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched variant 12): PL 12030-B-2 A̶P̶L̶1̶2̶0̶3̶0̶-̶B̶ R̶S̶1̶1̶0̶8̶B̶-̶2 A6J W
  • Barcode: 0190295842918
  • Matrix / Runout (Printed on A side label): DB 77821 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Printed on B side label): DB 77821 B
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: GEMA/MCPS
  • Label Code: LC30419
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Etched): BH69481-01A3 0190295842918 VIS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Etched): BH69481-01B1 0190295842918 TIS

Companies

  • Manufactured By – Teal Record Company Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – RCA Records
  • Printed By – Artone Press
  • Recorded At – Studio Hérouville
  • Recorded At – Hansa Tonstudios
  • Mixed At – Hansa Tonstudios
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound
  • Recorded At – Studio Hérouville
  • Recorded At – Hansa Tonstudios
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co., LLC
  • Copyright (c) – Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co., LLC
  • Copyright (c) – Parlophone Records Ltd.
  • Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – BH69481
  • Mixed At – Hansa Tonstudios
  • Published By – Tintoretto Music
  • Published By – RZO Music Ltd.
  • Published By – EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
  • Published By – Somewhat Sane Music Company
  • Published By – Universal Music MGB Ltd.
  • Published By – Chrysalis Music Ltd.
  • Licensed To – Parlophone Records Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – RCA Records
  • Manufactured By – RCA Ltd.
  • Published By – Bewlay Bros. S.A.R.L.
  • Published By – Fleur Music
  • Published By – E.G. Music Ltd.
  • Published By – Chrysalis Music Ltd.
  • Printed By – Garrodprint Ltd.
  • Made By – Garrodprint Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Studio Hérouville
  • Recorded At – Hansa Tonstudios
  • Mixed At – Hansa Tonstudios
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound
  • Pressed By – RCA Records Pressing Plant, Washington, UK

Album

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Comments (24)

Faulkree
wrong fan club leaflet, this one originally came with Heroes
Wanenai
you can handle your copy very careful, after a while it sounds used,surface noise cover an amazing sound !
Jay
You can have this pressing on the cheapest needle, the cheapest turntable, the cheapest speakers, and it will still sound amazing.Incredible pressing, thick, rich, and crisp.
Nawenadet
Is this full analog? I'm always skeptical of modern remasters.
Brannylv
Stunning. This is what people want from a reissue - proper remastering and nice thick 180g vinyl.
Reighbyra
Can’t stand the orange label with the “BOWIE” writing.. it’s awful..Parlophone should ask/pay Sony to allow a beautiful RCA label
Kerdana
I have mixed feelings : it's very different from my previous experience with this album.It's very bass heavy, sometimes even too much. The synthetic "ticklinnes" of the original mastering is nonexistent : you really have to love this overly warm and flat sound, because that's what you get with these recent reissues.I'm not sure if it was a real intention : Visconti or not, it's a radical departure from the trademark sound (and quite a shocking one to be honest).
Gagas
Well, I also have a 1980 UK reissue which sounds on the colder, wider side. Very close to the 1999 CD actually.This remaster sounds drastically different.
Ynap
Was your previous experience with the 1999 remastered CD? I'm asking because I just acquired an original 77 vinyl copy and my impression is the same. The CD has a much more crisp and cold sound.
I_LOVE_228
Awesome quality. Sound is perfect, packaging is just wow. I've never heard the original pressing, but I think this one is really worth buying.
Marilace
i ve never heard the original pressing but this sounds really amazing.....Warszawa is a masterpiece.....
Samutilar
Sound is fantastic on this new edition. Warsaw is a masterpiece !
Barit
Sounded great until about half way through side 1 - Sound & Vision sounds terrible! Seriously flawed pressing or mastering... hopefully a replacement LP will be better - I love this album
Уou ll never walk alone
I exchanged for a new copy and it sounds great!
kinder
Hope you did a proper wet washing. I know mine was pretty filthy with dust and white debris. Paper or fuzz or some kind of junk. All records, including brand new, need a washing. Stylus gets cleaned before each album also. My apologies if you did the same sort of thing already.
Syleazahad
my sound and vision sounds fine, must be your copy
Visonima
Does anyone know if this is a DIFFERENT pressing than the LP of Low found in boxed set A New Career In A New Town?
Fesho
This one sounds really good. Its the best sounding out of the recent Bowie reissues imo. Nice stereo separation with exceptional clarity. Nice deep bass tones and rich guitar. Synths and sax really cut too. Really good presence on Bowie's vocals. Nice dynamics, nice sounding drums, nothing sounds muddy, nice detail. Pressed dead quiet with no apparent flaws. Stoked on this one.
Scream_I LOVE YOU
Great sounding vinyl. Have wanted an original since I started collecting, but this is as close I may ever get. Highly recommended.
Heraly
An original in decent shape is not that hard to come by.
Zahisan
Sounds awesome. Great 180 gram remastered version of a classic.
White_Nigga
This pressing sound wonderful and thankfully doesn't have any surface noise. Happy to finally upgrade my worn original copy of this record without breaking the bank.
Rare
Wow this reissue is excellent! I have the original record as well as the Rykodisc cd and this new Parlophone is better than both by quite a lot. Great dynamics. Absolutely perfect pressing and nice packaging - even a very high quality sleeve. Definitely recommended!
Vut
I am of the opinion that this release is in fact not a South African issue but rather a Rhodesian press. I have a copy of this record, I don’t see any mention of artone on the back as well as the white labels are the same as other Rhodesian RCA Bowie releases. Not sure how to get it changed.

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