Slow Burn (David Bowie song)

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"Slow Burn"
Bowie Slow burn.jpg
Single by David Bowie
from the album Heathen
B-side"Wood Jackson" (7")
Released3 June 2002 (2002-06-03)
Format
Recorded
Genre
Length4:43 (album version)
3:55 (single edit)
Label
Songwriter(s)David Bowie
Producer(s)
David Bowie singles chronology
"Seven"
(2000)
"Slow Burn"
(2002)
"Everyone Says 'Hi'"
(2002)
Music video
"Slow Burn" on YouTube

"Slow Burn" is a song by English singer David Bowie. It was released as the lead single from his 22nd studio album, Heathen, on 3 June 2002. The song was not released as a single in the UK. There was no British single from Heathen released until September, with Everyone Says 'Hi'.[1] The recording features Pete Townshend on guitar. The song earned Bowie a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Male Vocal Performance.

Cover Art[edit]

The cover photograph by Markus Klinko, featuring Bowie striding forward with a baby in his arms, is a composite of two images. Bowie's head is grafted onto the body of a male model photographed separately.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video of "Slow Burn" was directed by Gary Koepke, and released in 2002.[3] A music video for "Slow Burn" was uploaded to the official DavidBowieVEVO YouTube channel on 23 March 2011. The video shows Bowie dressed in white performing the vocals to the song in a recording studio booth, with a young girl wandering around the darkened control room and occasionally touching the equipment and mixing desk. Slow Burn features Pete Townshend on guitar. It was released as a single in June 2002 and earned David a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Male Vocal Performance. The video is an edited version of the song and no directing or other credits are given.[4]

Live versions[edit]

The song was performed live on several TV shows in 2002, although was only performed during the first two dates of the Heathen Tour [5] and during a promotional performance at Sony Music Studios in New York between those two dates.

Track listing[edit]

CDs[edit]

  1. "Slow Burn" – 4:43
  2. "Wood Jackson" – 4:48
  3. "Shadow Man" – 4:46
  • ISO-Columbia / COL 672744 2 (Austria)
  1. "Slow Burn" – 4:43
  2. "Wood Jackson" – 4:48
  3. "Shadow Man" – 4:46
  4. "When the Boys Come Marching Home" – 4:46
  5. "You've Got a Habit of Leaving" – 4:51
  • Sony / SICP-162 (Japan)
  1. "Slow Burn" (edit) – 3:55
  2. "Shadow Man" – 4:46
  3. "When the Boys Come Marching Home" – 4:46
  4. "You've Got a Habit of Leaving" – 4:51
  5. "Baby Loves That Way" – 4:44

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[6] 69
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan)[7] 33
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 69
Italy (FIMI)[9] 16
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 80

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Heathen: 2002 - Pushing Ahead of the Dame".
  2. ^ Klinko, Markus (2012). Icons. Running Press. ISBN 978-0762446766.
  3. ^ "David Bowie - Slow Burn". David Bowie News. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  4. ^ DavidBowieVEVO channel - Slow Burn www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDoLjW4YmHs
  5. ^ "David Bowie Tour Statistics: Heathen Tour - setlist.fm". www.setlist.fm.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – David Bowie – Slow Burn" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Canadian Digital Song Sales". Billboard. 28 June 2003. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – David Bowie – Slow Burn" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Italiancharts.com – David Bowie – Slow Burn". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  10. ^ "Swisscharts.com – David Bowie – Slow Burn". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 6 February 2016.

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