Label: Virgin - TCV 2900,Virgin - 7243 8 48157 4 5 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: Poland • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Synth-pop, Ambient
Hours stylised as 'hours It was released on 4 October on Virgin Records. This was Bowie's final album for the EMI sub-label. It was the first complete album by a major artist available to download over the Internet, preceding the physical release by two weeks.
According to Gabrels, they set up special writing sessions to write the music for these projects, then recorded demos in studios in Bermuda and Paris. Gabrels himself wrote over 3 hours of instrumental songs for the game on top of the songs which he and Bowie had written together. Gabrels described these tracks as "more electronic and aggressive in nature than the Hours album" and suggested there Dogbox - Untitled be an Omikron, The Nomad Soul instrumental album released the next year.
Hours was thought Brilliant Adventure - David Bowie - Hours. as the soundtrack CD for Omikron as late as June In the game, released by Eidos Interactive about a month later than the album, Bowie played the role of a character called Boz, while his wife Brilliant Adventure - David Bowie - Hours. appeared as an "incarnable" who introduced "virtual reincarnation". Characters in the game could also buy a virtual album that they could listen to in their apartments.
At an E3 press conference Bowie said "I moved right away from the stereotypical industrial game-music sound. My priority in writing music for Omikron was to give it an emotional subtext. It feels to me as though Reeves and I have achieved that. We both worked really close with Quantic Dream to come up with eight new songs for the game. The game also included 34 "Instrumental Songs", of which 26 were written and performed by Gabrels and 8 by Bowie and Gabrels.
Half of the tracks by Bowie and Gabrels were "easy listening versions" of some of the vocal songs. Gabrels remembered how originally, "we did a different version of the Hours record, and I had played bass on that, and we let it sit and then we listened to it, and David said it was too raw. I thought it had a certain Diamond Dogs quality, but he wanted it to be more slick and polished and have fretless bass. It was a very dark track.
To drum up interest in the impending album, a "Cyber Song" contest was held on Bowie's personal website BowieNet to compose lyrics to an early instrumental version of the song "What's Really Happening". The winning lyrics would be featured on Hours. There, Grant contributed backing vocals to the song, along with a friend who accompanied him. The original title for the album was Cry To Me - Solomon Burke - Solomon Burkes Greatest Hits to be "The Dreamers", after the album's closing track.
The album cover, designed by Rex Ray with photography by Tim Bret Day and Frank Ockenfels, depicts the short-haired Bowie persona Brilliant Adventure - David Bowie - Hours. the intensely energetic previous album Earthling exhausted, resting in the arms of a long-haired, more youthful version of Bowie.
Indeed, Hours is a much mellower album than its predecessor, and features numerous references to earlier parts of Bowie's musical career particularly the early s. For the album's initial release, a number of copies featured a lenticular version of the cover, lending a three-dimensional effect to the image. AllMusic 's senior critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote: "it may not be one of Bowie's classics, but it's the work of a masterful musician who has begun to enjoy his Brilliant Adventure - David Bowie - Hours.
again and isn't afraid to let things develop naturally. Ryan Schreiber of Pitchfork criticised the album, saying: " Hours opts for a spacy, but nonetheless adult-contemporary sound that comes across with all the vitality and energy of a rotting log.
An edition with additional tracks was released in Bowie took the album on the road for the 3-month Hours Tour in late Adapted from AllMusic. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Brilliant Adventure.
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