He probably won't.
Heathen then Reality was a good a way as any to bow out.
But what if he did a low key, arty album exploring his more eclectic interests?
Lou Reed's gone in the quieter arty direction here and there, so even has Iggy of late.
I have been listening to the Baal EP a bit lately.
It's got some great textures to the sound - even though it's relatively simple by Bowie standards - unusual but very interesting melodies, and is reasonably adventurous (if you could call it that) lyrically (cf The Drowned Girl).
He had already recorded Alabama Song.
The late Robert Palmer also dug up some more eclectic older songs here and there in his career (Riptide being one of the more well known ones).
Bowie could do an album made up of Brecht / Weill and other more unusual songs - sure, it wouldn't be a huge hit, but Bowie has done art for art's sake / for his own satisfaction before, just a thought that occurred to me...
The next EMI Expanded Editions:
* What are your hopes for these releases?
* Let's have The Man Who Sold The World
with the complete
Paris Cinema Studios, Feb 5, 1970 radio concert, and the complete April 1970 radio session. Hunky Dory
- add the complete Paris Cinema Studios concert, June 1971 in stereo
, from the BBC Stereo Transcription LP if the master is lost!
* Any future live 1974 release MUST include a recording of Drive In Saturday from the early part of the tour, it's classic!
The next DVD release?
* Cracked Actor / Omnibus documentary must be released on DVD!
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