Ashes to Ashes" is a song written and recorded by David Bowie. It was the lead single from the 1980 album Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) and became Bowie's second UK No. 1 single. It is also known for its innovative video, directed by Bowie and David Mallet, which at the time was the most expensive music video ever made. The lyrics revisit Bowie's Major Tom character from 1969's "Space Oddity" in a darker theme, which he referenced once again in 1995 with "Hallo Spaceboy"
Ashes to Ashes is a follow up to Space Oddity, and in this song, Major Tom is revealed to be a drug addict. This song is also about David Bowie’s own experiences with drug addiction. In 1977, David Bowie’s friend and producer Brian Eno brought David Bowie to Berlin to kick his drug addiction. This journey resulted in three seminal David Bowie albums: Low, Heroes, and Lodger. They are known as The Berlin Trilogy, also called his Berlin Period. Ashes to Ashes" Track Info. Written By David Bowie.
Written-By – David Bowie. Ashes To Ashes" from the album "Scary Monsters" ℗ 1980 RCA Records "Move On" from the album "Lodger" ℗ 1979 RCA Records. Matrix, Runout (Runout side A, etched): CR PB-9575-A\45107-1-Y Rss.
David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes (1980). Songs in album David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes (1980). 1. Ashes To Ashes (Single Version).
Ashes to Ashes (оригинал David Bowie). Прах к праху (перевод Роман). Do you remember a guy that's been. Помните парня, который был. In such an early song. В такой старой песне? I've heard a rumour from Ground Control. Ashes to ashes, funk to funky. Прах к праху, страх пугливым. We know Major Tom's a junkie. Мы знаем, что Майор Том – наркоман, Strung out in heaven's high. Пристрастился к райскому кайфу, Hitting an all-time low.
Features Song Lyrics for David Bowie's Ashes to Ashes album. Ashes to Ashes Lyrics. David Bowie Lyrics provided by SongLyrics. Lyricapsule: The Surfaris Drop ‘Wipe Out’; June 22, 1963. RIFF’d: Nas’ ‘Nasir’. Lyricapsule: The Byrds Drop ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’; June 21, 1965.
Ashes to Ashes was at the time the most expensive music video ever made and remains one of the most costly of all time. It incorporated scenes both in solarised colour and a new black sky effect, used by Mallet for the first time. Though what it actually was, was a recreation of the old lady with Pierrot as depicted in George Underwood’s painting on the back of the David Bowie Phillips album (AKA, Space Oddity). Watch the full Ashes To Ashes video here.