Brit Music: You can listen to David Bowie’s “The Next Day” now!

Here's your nightmare fuel for this week, kids!

Here’s your nightmare fuel for this week, kids!

All right, here are the facts: David Bowie’s going to release his first album in a decade, “The Next Day,” on the eleventh of the month. All signs point to the fact that the album is being universally acclaimed. And by universally acclaimed, I mean that the lowest score I’ve seen of the album was the equivalent of four stars out of five. And now, it’s streaming on iTunes and will do so until March 11. On April 20, Record Store Day, a special 7″ single of “Where are We Now?” will be released. Hopefully NME will be around by then.

And now that it looks like this is currently too short an article, I’ll say that, in fact, it could very well be the beginning of a new phase in Bowie’s career. Granted, it looks like Bowie won’t be touring anytime soon, but, according to Visconti, he may perform live again. “He doesn’t want to tour any more. He’s had enough of it. But he hasn’t ruled out that he might do a show. It was a relief to me to hear that he was open to that.”

But, not only that, but there might actually be more records, and we won’t have to wait ten more years to get them. Quoth Tony Visconti: “We recorded 29 titles. We have at least four finished songs that could start the next album. If all goes well, we will be back in the studio by the end of the year. He’s back. Bowie has found out what he wants to do: he wants to make records. Nothing else.” Okay, show of hands. Who wants to hear the other 15 songs that didn’t make it on the next album, possibly for a companion piece to this album? I thought so.

The full tracklisting for ‘The Next Day’ is as follows:

‘The Next Day’
‘Dirty Boys’
‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’
‘Love Is Lost’
‘Where Are We Now?’
‘Valentine’s Day’
‘If You Can See Me’
‘I’d Rather Be High’
‘Boss Of Me’
‘Dancing Out In Space’
‘How Does The Grass Grow’
‘(You Will) Set The World On Fire’
‘You Feel So Lonely You Could Die’
‘Heat’

Deluxe Version bonus tracks

‘So She’
‘I’ll Take You There’
‘Plan’

 

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