Offered for sale is an original Japanese copy of Low by David Bowie, including the original obi and lyric insert.
About this copy: This copy of Low is a 19877 pressing on the RCA label of an album that was originally released in 1977.
The cover is VG++ and close to M- with trace ring wear and slight corner wear. The obi is M-. The lyric insert is M-.
The disc is M- and looks like it may have been played no more than once. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a scarce and rather underrated David Bowie album that’s hard to find as a complete first pressing.
Background: Released in 1977, Low was the 11th studio album by David Bowie.
The album reached #2 on the UK charts and #11 on the U.S. album charts.
Following through with the avant-garde inclinations of Station to Station, yet explicitly breaking with David Bowie’s past, Low is a dense, challenging album that confirmed his place at rock’s cutting edge. Driven by dissonant synthesizers and electronics, Low is divided between brief, angular songs and atmospheric instrumentals. Throughout the record’s first half, the guitars are jagged and the synthesizers drone with a menacing robotic pulse, while Bowie’s vocals are unnaturally layered and overdubbed. During the instrumental half, the electronics turn cool, which is a relief after the intensity of the preceding avant pop.
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