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Low is the eleventh studio album by David Bowie.

It is the first of the Berlin Trilogy, the following two being “Heroes” and Lodger.

Tracklist[]

  1. Speed of Life
  2. Breaking Glass
  3. What in the World
  4. Sound and Vision
  5. Always Crashing in the Same Car
  6. Be My Wife
  7. A New Career in a New Town
  8. Warszawa
  9. Art Decade
  10. Weeping Wall
  11. Subterraneans

Personnel[]

  • David Bowie – vocals (2–6, 8, 10–12, 14), saxophones (4, 11), guitar (6, 9–11), pump bass (6), harmonica (7), vibraphone (9–10), xylophone (10), pre-arranged percussion (10), keyboards: ARP synthesiser (1, 10–11), Chamberlin: Credited on the album sleeve notes as "tape horn and brass" (1), "synthetic strings" (1, 4, 9–10), "tape cellos" (5) and "tape sax section" (7), piano (7, 9–11), "instruments" (13)
  • Brian Eno – keyboards: Minimoog (2, 8–9), ARP (3, 11), EMS Synthi AKS (listed as "E.M.I.") (3, 5), piano (7–9, 11), Chamberlin (8–9), other synthesisers, vocals (4, 14), guitar treatments (5), synthetics (7), "instruments" (12–13)
  • Carlos Alomar – rhythm guitars (1, 3–7, 14), lead guitar (1, 2)
  • Dennis Davis – percussion (1–7, 14)
  • George Murray – bass (1–7, 11, 14)
  • Ricky Gardiner – rhythm guitar (2), lead guitar (3–7, 14)
  • Roy Young – pianos (1, 3–7, 14), Farfisa organ (3, 5)

Additional musicians

  • Iggy Pop – backing vocals (3)
  • Mary Visconti – backing vocals (4, 14)
  • Eduard Meyer – cellos (9)
  • Peter and Paul – pianos and ARP (11) (a.k.a. J. Peter Robinson and Paul Buckmaster who had worked with Bowie on The Man Who Fell to Earth soundtrack)
David Bowie studio albums
David Bowie (1967 album), David Bowie (1969 album), The Man Who Sold The World, Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Aladdin Sane, Pin Ups, Diamond Dogs, Young Americans, Station to Station, Low, "Heroes", Lodger, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), Let's Dance, Tonight, Never Let Me Down, Black Tie White Noise, 1.Outside, Earthling, Hours, Heathen, Reality, The Next Day, Blackstar
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