ISO Records – 88875173871, Columbia – 88875173871, Sony Music – 88875173871 S1
Vinyl, LP, Album, MPO pressing, 180 Gram
UK & Europe
08 Jan 2016
Electronic, Jazz, Rock
Art Rock, Experimental, Jazz-Rock, Prog Rock, Glam
A1 ★ (Blackstar)
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – David Bowie
Strings – Tony Visconti
A2 'Tis A Pity She Was A Whore
Backing Vocals – Erin Tonkon
Electric Guitar [Fender Guitar] – David Bowie
B1 Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)
Music By – Bob Bharma*, Maria Schneider, Paul Bateman (7)
Percussion – James Murphy
B2 Girl Loves Me
Percussion – James Murphy
B3 Dollar Days 4:44
B4 I Can't Give Everything Away 5:47
Record Company – Sony Music Entertainment
Record Company – Sony Music Entertainment International Services GmbH
Phonographic Copyright (p) – ISO Records
Copyright (c) – ISO Records
Licensed To – Columbia Records
Published By – Nipple Music
Published By – RZO Music, Inc.
Published By – MSF Music
Published By – ArtistShare Music Publishing LLC.
Published By – Flex Publishing (2)
Published By – Sherlock Holmes Music Ltd.
Recorded At – The Magic Shop
Recorded At – Human Worldwide Studios
Mixed At – Electric Lady Studios
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Pressed By – MPO
Manufactured By – Columbia Records
Distributed By – Columbia Records
Artwork [Star Image] – NASA (10)
Bass – Tim Lefebvre
Design [Album Design By] – Barnbrook
Drums, Percussion – Mark Guiliana
Engineer [Assistant Engineer At Human Worldwide] – Erin Tonkon
Engineer [Assistant Engineer At Magic Shop] – Kabir Hermon
Engineer [Assistant To Tom Elmhirst] – Joe Visciano
Engineer [Engineer At Human Worldwide] – Tony Visconti
Engineer [Engineer At Magic Shop] – Kevin Killen
Guitar – Ben Monder
Lacquer Cut By – RJ*
Mastered By – Joe LaPorta
Mixed By – David Bowie, Tony Visconti
Mixed By [Final Master Mix] – Tom Elmhirst
Photography By – Jimmy King (6), Johan Renck
Piano, Organ [Wurlitzer Organ], Keyboards – Jason Lindner
Producer – David Bowie, Tony Visconti
Saxophone, Flute, Woodwind – Donny McCaslin
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – David Bowie
Words By, Music By – David Bowie
This is the first European release pressed at MPO. Recognisable by "© & ℗ 2015 ISO Records" on the back cover, "MPO" in the runout etching, and three concentric pressing rings on the labels.
Other European First Press version:
- The first European release pressed at Celebrate Records is David Bowie - ★ (Blackstar). Recognisable by "© & ℗ 2015 ISO Records" on the back cover, Celebrate Records GmbH matrix numbering, and no pressing rings.
Other European Repress versions:
- European repress pressed at MPO is David Bowie - ★ (Blackstar). Recognisable by "© 2016 ℗ 2015, 2016 ISO Records" on the back cover, "MPO" in the runout etching, and three concentric pressing rings on the labels. There is also a weight difference in the sealed package between the first MPO release, 517 gr and the second pressing from MPO, 472 gr.
- European repress pressed at Celebrate Records is David Bowie - ★ (Blackstar). Recognisable by "© 2016 ℗ 2015, 2016 ISO Records" on the back cover.
Album title and track 1 title generally referred to as "Blackstar" but printed as "★"
Released in a gatefold sleeve with clear plastic wallet housing the vinyl, and 16 page 12" x 12" square booklet insert.
Includes a coupon with a download code for a digital copy of the full album.
Paul Bateman and Bob Bharma appear as Plastic Soul.
All songs published by Nipple Music (BMI), administered by RZO Music, Inc.
Except for Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) Nipple Music (BMI) administered by RZO Music, Inc.
MSF Music (ASCAP) administered by Artistshare Music Publishing LLC, Flex Publishing / Sherlock Holmes Music Ltd.
This composition contains elements of 'Brand New Heavy' (Bateman/ Bharma). Used by Permission.
© & ℗ 2015 ISO Records under exclusive license to Columbia Records,
a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
Made in the EU.
Catalogue number on front cover sticker:
Front cover has 2 stickers:
The new album
180 gram vinyl
"Parental advisory explicit content"
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode (As printed): 8 88751 73871 3
Barcode (Scanned): 888751738713
Matrix / Runout (A side runout, etched): MPO 15-0736 A 88875-17387-1A RJ
Matrix / Runout (B side runout, etched): MPO 15-0736 B 88875-17387-1B RJ
Matrix / Runout (A & B sides runout, stamped): STERLING
Matrix / Runout (Side 1 centre label, A side matrix #): C-139259/AL88875173871
Matrix / Runout (Side 1 centre label, B side matrix #): C-139259/BL88875173871
Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA
Label Code: LC00162