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David Bowie - "'Tis a Pity She Was a Whore"

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With upcoming 10" single "Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)/'Tis a Pity She Was a Whore," David Bowie ventures deeper into avant-garde territory. The B-side, streamable above, is a chaotic big band experiment that evokes an Elizabethan incest tragedy - quite a leap from the mild experimentation of last year's The Next Day. Bowie really takes his perpetual literacy and expressionism to a new height with this track; I'm hoping (and excited) to see him continue on this path in the future.

"Sue (Or in a Season of Crime/'Tis a Pity She Was a Whore" is out in the States November 28 (for Record Store Day's Black Friday) via Columbia/Legacy. The A-side will also kick off Bowie's upcoming anthology Nothing has changed., due out November 18. Below, find our review of The Next Day: