David Bowie's 'The Next Day' Streaming In Its Entirety Exclusively on iTunes Starting Now 'The Next Day,' Bowie's First New Album In 10 Years, To Be Released on Iso/Columbia Records on March 12 in North America

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- David Bowie's much anticipated new album The Next Day is now available to stream as a worldwide exclusive on the iTunes Store (iTunes.com/DavidBowie). The album stream will remain available until release day on March 12.

David Bowie surprised the world on January 8th (his birthday) by releasing a haunting video, directed by Tony Oursler, for a new song entitled "Where Are We Now," after being dormant for 10 years.  'Where Are We Now' was written by Bowie and co-produced with long term collaborator Tony Visconti, and though it was recorded in New York, the song references Bowie's time in Berlin.

The Next Day was available immediately for pre-order, and news spread amongst fans and across every major news outlet like wildfire.  Pre-orders for the album put it at #1 on iTunes charts in 34 countries, with a Top 5 debut in the United States.

The album's 2nd single, "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)," was released this week, along with an accompanying video.  The video was directed by Floria Sigismondi, who also worked with Bowie on 1996's "Little Wonder" and 1997's "Dead Man Walking," and was shot by Jeff Cronenweth.  Bowie stars in the video alongside Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton, and the pair play a happily married couple whose world is disturbed and then re-arranged by the intrusion of a celebrity couple played by Andrej Pejic and Saskia De Brauw. 

"The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" will be available alongside "Where Are We Now" on a special white vinyl 7" single for Record Store Day on April 20.

Critical plaudits for The Next Day:

Q *****
"Start arguing for its merits as an equal to Low or a Heroes."

The Guardian ****
"The Next Day makes you hope it's not a one-off, that his return continues apace: no mean feat, given that listening to a new album by most of his peers makes you wish they'd stick to playing the greatest hits."

The Independent *****
"The greatest comeback album ever."

The Telegraph *****
"An absolute wonder: urgent, sharp-edged, bold, beautiful and baffling."

The Times ****
"A great album and something that is rare in an age when everything is explained and revealed: a sense of mystery."

Rolling Stone ****
"'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)' is one of the greatest songs the man has ever written... a triumphant moment on a triumphant album."

NME 8/10
"Bright and poppy, these songs feel like stories that insisted on being told."

Billboard 91/100
"[Bowie and producer Tony Visconti] have struck gold in creating a work that is modern and well-connected to the artist's fabled sonic-past."

The Quietus
"David Bowie, then. History, but still happening. And the next day, and the next. Greatness. It can't go on. It goes on."

The Next Day tracklisting

Standard Version:

01. The Next Day 3:51
02. Dirty Boys 2:58
03. The Stars (Are Out Tonight) 3:56
04. Love Is Lost 3:57
05. Where Are We Now? 4:08
06. Valentine's Day 3:01
07. If You Can See Me 3:16
08. I'd Rather Be High 3:53
09. Boss Of Me 4:09
10. Dancing Out In Space 3:24
11. How Does The Grass Grow 4:33
12. (You Will) Set The World On Fire 3:30
13. You Feel So Lonely You Could Die 4:41
14. Heat 4:25

Total (Approximately) 53:14

Deluxe Version

01. The Next Day 3:51
02. Dirty Boys 2:58
03. The Stars (Are Out Tonight) 3:56
04. Love Is Lost 3:57
05. Where Are We Now? 4:08
06. Valentine's Day 3:01
07. If You Can See Me 3:16
08. I'd Rather Be High 3:53
09. Boss Of Me 4:09
10. Dancing Out In Space 3:24
11. How Does The Grass Grow 4:33
12. (You Will) Set The World On Fire 3:30
13. You Feel So Lonely You Could Die 4:41
14. Heat 4:25

Bonus tracks:
15. So She 2:31
16. Plan 2:34 
17. Take You There 2:44
Total (Approximately): 61:03 

SOURCE Columbia Records



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