David Bowie - Bowie In Berlin [DVD]

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Documentary that examines the period David Bowie spent living in Berlin in the 1970s. Overworked and struggling with drug addiction, Bowie headed to Berlin in 1975 for relief from the stresses of LA life. He lived with Iggy Pop, who was in a similarly dishevelled state. Nonetheless, Bowie produced a series of albums in Berlin that arguably rank among his best. The programme makes use of archive interviews and performance footage to bring this period of the musician's career to life.

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Having been driven to the brink of breakdown via a bad drug habit and overwork, in 1975 David Bowie left LA and set up camp in a rundown Berlin apartment with just his buddy Iggy Pop - similarly on the cusp of madness - for company.

While there Bowie created a quite astonishing triumvirate of albums under his own name, and a further two with Pop. In between sessions, he found time to star in David Hemmings' Just A Gigolo and feature as keyboard player on Iggy's Idiot tour.

This film uncovers the full story of this remarkable period of Bowie's life and the records that were created in its midst, as it explores his fascination with the city he now called home and unearths the sources of his inspiration.

Featuring exclusive and archive interviews, rare footage, performance film and a range of other features, this program sheds new light on the most creative and influential period of David Bowie's career.


Artist David Bowie
Title Bowie In Berlin
Label Silver & Gold
Format DVD
Release Date 21st May 2012
Cat Number SGDVD066