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Bowie – Lodger (2018 Remastered on 180g Vinyl)
Released on 25 May 1979 Lodger is the 13th studio album by David Bowie. After an eventful year that saw the release of two studio albums, Low and “Heroes”, and many other side projects in 1977, Bowie embarked on the Isolar II world tour in 1978. During a break in the tour, Bowie regrouped with collaborator Brian Eno and producer Tony Visconti to record his next album. The final release of the Berlin Trilogy, the album was recorded mainly at Mountain Studios in Montreux, Switzerland, in September 1978. Most of the same personnel from prior releases returned, and future King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew joined from the tour.
The recording sessions saw the use of techniques inspired by Eno’s Oblique Strategies cards, such as having the musicians swap instruments and play old songs backwards. After the Isolar II world tour, further recording and mixing took place at the Record Plant in New York City in March 1979. The music on Lodger is based in art rock and experimental rock, but lacks the electronic and ambient styles and the song/instrumental split that defined its two predecessors. Instead, it features more conventional song structures and explores styles such as avant-pop, world and new wave music. Pop artist Derek Boshier took the accompanying cover photo, portraying Bowie as an accident victim across the gatefold sleeve.
Lodger was a modest commercial success, peaking at No. 4 on the UK Albums Chart and No. 20 on the US Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart. It produced four singles, including the UK Top 10 hit Boys Keep Swinging. Innovative music videos directed by David Mallet accompanied three of the four singles. The album initially received mixed reviews from music critics, many calling it the weakest of the Berlin Trilogy. Over the years, favourable critical reception has grown and it is now widely considered to be among Bowie’s most underrated albums. Its world music elements have been highlighted as particularly influential.
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