David Bowie - Reality

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Release date: 30 November 2002

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David Bowie - Reality: Wikipedia Album Entry

Reality is an album by the British singer-songwriter David Bowie, released in 2003. The album was well received by fans and critics and was one of Bowie's most critically acclaimed albums since Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), alongside Heathen. It is his latest album to date.

Some of the lyrics found in Reality deal with Bowie's perception of himself as an old person, as in the songs "The Loneliest Guy", "Days", the ironic "Never Get Old", and especially on the nostalgic "Bring Me The Disco King". The album also makes reference to the 9/11 attacks in "New Killer Star" and the concept of Reality as subjective.

Over the promotional period, the album was released in a variety of formats. The standard release was a single jewel case CD version, followed by the CD with a three track bonus CD in digipak format. The album was then released as a multichannel hybrid SACD, and then reissued with a bonus live DVD recorded in London.

Track listing

All songs written by David Bowie except where noted.

1. "New Killer Star" – 4:40
2. "Pablo Picasso" (John Cale/Jonathan Richman) – 4:06
3. "Never Get Old" – 4:25
4. "The Loneliest Guy" – 4:11
5. "Looking for Water" – 3:28
6. "She'll Drive the Big Car" – 4:35
7. "Days" – 3:19
8. "Fall Dog Bombs the Moon" – 4:04
9. "Try Some, Buy Some" (George Harrison) – 4:24
10. "Reality" – 4:23
11. "Bring Me the Disco King" – 7:45

Limited Edition Bonus Disc

1. "Fly" – 4:10
2. "Queen of All the Tarts (Overture)" – 2:53
3. "Rebel Rebel" (2002 re-recording) – 3:10


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