David Bowie – Lodger (1979/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 34:58 minutes | 1,37 GB | Genre: Rock
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“Lodger” is the 13th studio album by English singer-songwriter David Bowie, the last of the Berlin Trilogy. It was recorded in Switzerland and New York City with collaborator Brian Eno and producer Tony Visconti. Unlike Bowie’s previous two albums, Lodger contained no instrumentals and a somewhat more pop-oriented style while experimenting with elements of world music and recording techniques inspired by Eno’s Oblique Strategies cards.
On the surface, Lodger is the most accessible of the three Berlin-era records David Bowie made with Brian Eno, simply because there are no instrumentals and there are a handful of concise pop songs. Nevertheless, Lodger is still gnarled and twisted avant pop; what makes it different is how it incorporates such experimental tendencies into genuine songs, something that Low and Heroes purposely avoided. “D.J.,” “Look Back in Anger,” and “Boys Keep Swinging” have strong melodic hooks that are subverted and strengthened by the layered, dissonant productions, while the remainder of the record is divided between similarly effective avant pop and ambient instrumentals. Lodger has an edgier, more minimalistic bent than its two predecessors, which makes it more accessible for rock fans, as well as giving it a more immediate, emotional impact. It might not stretch the boundaries of rock like Low and Heroes, but it arguably utilizes those ideas in a more effective fashion.
01 – Fantastic Voyage
02 – African Night Flight
03 – Move On
04 – Yassassin (Turkish for: Long Live)
05 – Red Sails
06 – D.J.
07 – Look Back in Anger
08 – Boys Keep Swinging
09 – Repetition
10 – Red Money
Produced by David Bowie Tony Visconti.
Recorded in September 1978 – March 1979 at Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland & Record Plant Studios, NYC.
Remastered in 2017.
David Bowie – lead and background vocals; guitar; synthesizer; Chamberlin; piano
Brian Eno – synthesizers; ambient drone; prepared piano; cricket menace; guitar treatments; horse trumpet; eroica horn; piano; backing vocals
Tony Visconti – guitar; mandolin; bass guitar; backing vocals
Adrian Belew – guitar; mandolin
Carlos Alomar – guitar; drums on “Boys Keep Swinging”
Dennis Davis – drums; percussion; bass guitar on “Boys Keep Swinging”
George Murray – bass guitar
Sean Mayes – piano
Simon House – violin; mandolin
Roger Powell – synthesizer
Stan Harrison – saxophone