David Bowie has scored his first UK Number One in 20 years with his latest album, The New Day. The collection, which Bowie had recorded in secrecy with longtime producer Tony Visconti sold a whopping 94,000 copies, marking Bowie's ninth career chart topper in Britain, which stretched from 1973's Aladdin Sane through 1993's Black Tie White Noise. Billboard reported that Bowie's The New Day easily beat out Bon Jovi's new set, What About Now, which cane in at Number Two with sales of 37,000 units.
Producer Tony Visconti told Mojo, that he and Bowie made a point of touching upon their past works for the new album, explaining, "David and I referenced out old albums. We didn't listen to anything else, the music of today. Our biggest references were Scary Monsters and and Heathen, The we went back to the Berlin trilogy (Low, "Heroes," and Lodger) and there is a little bit of The Man Who Sold The World on this album too."
Despite David Bowie always being tempted to record his favorite songs for a new album, he told us that sadly, there won't be a followup to his classic his 1973 covers set, Pin Ups: "Tony Visconti and I have often thought, 'Wouldn't it be great to do this song, or that song -- or we could do a Pin Ups 2.' Blah-blah-blah. But there again, I keep writing, so that kind of rules out doing another covers album."
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