Lodger

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
On the surface, Lodger is the most accessible of the three Berlin-era records David Bowie made with Brian Eno, simply because there are no instrumentals and there are a handful of concise pop songs. Nevertheless, Lodger is still gnarled and twisted avant pop; what makes it different is how it incorporates such experimental tendencies into genuine songs, something that Low and Heroes purposely avoided. "D.J.," "Look Back in Anger," and "Boys Keep Swinging" have strong melodic hooks that are subverted and strengthened by the layered, dissonant productions, while the remainder of the record is divided between similarly effective avant pop and ambient instrumentals....
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
On the surface, Lodger is the most accessible of the three Berlin-era records David Bowie made with Brian Eno, simply because there are no instrumentals and there are a handful of concise pop songs. Nevertheless, Lodger is still gnarled and twisted avant pop; what makes it different is how it incorporates such experimental tendencies into genuine songs, something that Low and Heroes purposely avoided. "D.J.," "Look Back in Anger," and "Boys Keep Swinging" have strong melodic hooks that are subverted and strengthened by the layered, dissonant productions, while the remainder of the record is divided between similarly effective avant pop and ambient instrumentals. Lodger has an edgier, more minimalistic bent than its two predecessors, which makes it more accessible for rock fans, as well as giving it a more immediate, emotional impact. It might not stretch the boundaries of rock like Low and Heroes, but it arguably utilizes those ideas in a more effective fashion.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/1999
  • Label: Parlophone (Wea)
  • UPC: 724352190904
  • Catalog Number: 219099
  • Sales rank: 47,711

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fantastic Voyage (2:54)
  2. 2 African Night Flight (2:55)
  3. 3 Move On (3:18)
  4. 4 Yassassin (Turkish for: Long Live) (4:11)
  5. 5 Red Sails (3:44)
  6. 6 D.J. (4:00)
  7. 7 Look Back in Anger (3:06)
  8. 8 Boys Keep Swinging (3:18)
  9. 9 Repetition (2:59)
  10. 10 Red Money (6:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Bowie Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Vocals, Background Vocals, chamberlain
Adrian Belew Guitar, Mandolin, Rhythm Guitar
Roger Powell Synthesizer
Carlos Alomar Guitar, Drums, Rhythm Guitar
Dennis Davis Bass, Percussion, Drums
Brian Eno Synthesizer, Guitar, Piano, Trumpet, Horn, Ambience
Reeves Gabrels Guitar
Simon House Mandolin, Violin
Erdal Kizilgay Bass, Drums
Sean Mayes Piano, Keyboards
George Murray Bass, Bass Guitar
Tony Visconti Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
Erdal Kizilcay Bass, Drums
Technical Credits
David Bowie Composer, Lyricist, Producer
Carlos Alomar Composer
Greg Calbi Engineer
Brian Eno Composer
Peter Mew Remastering
Toby Mountain Mastering
Rod O'Brien Engineer
Tony Visconti Producer, Engineer
David Richards Engineer
Nigel Reeve Remastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    one of bowies best albums a classic

    lodger marks the begining of the end of the seventy's for david bowie. Three main tracks on the album stick out to me.They are the following: 1." look back in anger 2." boys keep swinging 3." DJ At a time when disco was burning up the charts david bowie went against what was popular at the time and made a timeless rock album.Highly reccomended.!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Underrated record

    Since the day it was released,Lodger has always "fight" against Low and Heroes. The most say that is the worst album of the "Berlin Trilogy". It could be true, but Lodger is a great album too! Boys keep swinging, DJ and Look back in anger: three lost gems of Bowie's catalog.

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