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David Bowie
Author: Gareth Thomas

ISBN: 9781566490931
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 223
Published: 16 January 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 25.0 x 1.7
David Bowie returns to the top of the charts after 20 years. The release of The Next Day, David Bowie s first album in ten years, has catapulted him back to the top of the charts in what Andy Gill has called the greatest comeback in rock n roll history in his 5-star review in the Independent.

Born David Jones in Brixton, South London in 1947, David Bowie as been a major figure in popular music for some five decades, during which time his name has become synonymous with experimentation and reinvention.

Both musical magpipe and innovator, all too often Bowie has been described as "The Chameleon of Pop," but while he has presented us with a variety of striking onstage personas and musical styles, Bowie's exploration of themes such as existential angst, spirituality and otherness remain constant throughout his song writing. In this light, Bowie's career could be seen as a continued quest for authenticity through artifice, rather than a succession of self-reinventions. He has successfully incorporated a degree of theatricality in his performances rarely encountered in rock, and his inventive approach in the studio has also seen him carve out a successful c...

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