Iconic star comes back with new album announcement and 'Where Are We Now?' single

Fans have reacted with delight to the news that David Bowie will release his first album in nearly 10 years this March.

As reported earlier today, Bowie will release ‘The Next Day’ in March, the album has been produced by Bowie’s longtime collaborator Tony Visconti and will be released in the UK and most countries worldwide on March 11. Australia will get the albums three days earlier on March 8, while American fans will have to wait until March 12.

The return of Bowie became an instant trending topic on Twitter, with fans in jubilant mood over the news. David Bowie has kept a very low profile in the past decade with many suspecting he would never release anything new again. The feeling of surprise and delight is clear to see in the collected messages you can see at the bottom of the page.

‘The Next Day’ standard edition contains 14 tracks with the ‘Deluxe Version’ adding three more. Both are available to pre-order on iTunes now.

To mark the album announcement, which comes on the day of his 66th birthday (January 8 2013), Bowie has released its first single immediately. Titled ‘Where Are We Now?’, the track is available for download on iTunes now. You can watch the single’s video, directed by New York artist Tony Oursler, by scrolling down to the bottom of this article and clicking ‘play’.

The full tracklisting for ‘The Next Day’ is as follows:

‘The Next Day’
‘Dirty Boys’
‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’
‘Love Is Lost’
‘Where Are We Now?’
‘Valentine’s Day’
‘If You Can See Me’
‘I’d Rather Be High’
‘Boss Of Me’
‘Dancing Out In Space’
‘How Does The Grass Grow’
‘(You Will) Set The World On Fire’
‘You Feel So Lonely You Could Die’

Deluxe Version bonus tracks:

‘So She’
‘I’ll Take You There’

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