Slow Burn (David Bowie song)

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"Slow Burn"
Single by David Bowie
from the album Heathen
B-side "Wood Jackson" (7")
Released 3 June 2002 (2002-06-03)
Format
Recorded
Genre
Length 4:43
Label
Writer(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 musician David Bowie. It was released as the lead single from his twenty-second 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.

Music video[edit]

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. The video is an edited version of the song and no directing or other credits are given.[2]

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 [3] 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]

  • Producers
  • Musicians
    • David Bowie – Vocals, Horns
    • Pete Townshend – Guitar
    • Tony Visconti – Bass guitar, Recorders, B-vox, String arrangements
    • Matt Chamberlain – Drums, Loop programming, Percussion
    • David Torn – Guitars, Guitar loops, Omnichord
    • Jordan Rudess – Piano and Hammond organ.
    • Gail Ann Dorsey – Bass on "Shadow Man"
    • Earl Slick – Ambient guitar on "Shadow Man", Acoustic and electric guitar on "You've Got a Habit of Leaving"
    • Mark Plati – Acoustic guitar on "Shadow Man", Acoustic and electric guitar on "You've Got a Habit of Leaving"
    • Lisa Germano – Violin on "Shadow Man" and "You've Got a Habit of Leaving"
    • Carlos Alomar – Guitar on "When the Boys Come Marching Home".
    • Mike Garson – Piano on "You've Got a Habit of Leaving"
    • Sterling Campbell – Drums on "You've Got a Habit of Leaving"
    • Emm Gryner – Backing vocals on "You've Got a Habit of Leaving"
    • Holly Palmer – Backing vocals on "You've Got a Habit of Leaving"
    • The Scorchio Quartet
      • Greg Kitzis – 1st violin
      • Meg Okura – 2nd violin
      • Martha Mooke – Viola
      • Mary Wooten – Cello

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 69
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[5] 69
Italy (FIMI)[6] 16
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 80

References[edit]

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