The first (Heroes and Lodger would follow) of David Bowie’s three Berlin albums. Living there as a semi-recluse for three years, he worked with svengali/producer Brian Eno and the results of their collaborations helped change the face of the European mainstream. Artists such as Gary Numan, Ultravox and OMD were indebted to the sound Bowie had created with the synthesizer to build a somewhat terse wall of sound. It was critically acclaimed, but a relative commercial failure, apart from the surprise ‘Sound And Vision’ hit single. It remains as a pertinent reminder of Bowie’s ability to surprise and enlighten, and gains popularity with age.
Tracks: Speed Of Life; Breaking Glass; What In The World; Sound And Vision; Always Crashing In The Same Car; Be My Wife; A New Career In A New Town; Warszawa; Art Decade; Weeping Wall; Subterraneans....