Why yes, that is the classic album Heroes defaced above, which serves as the official album art for David Bowie’s new record, The Next Day.
A billion questions spring to mind. Why recycle an iconic image? Why Heroes of all albums? What does this mean for the album’s sound?
Fortunately for us, Barnbrook, the design firm who collaborated with Bowie on the album art has answered those questions and more on their blog.
As a side note; here’s to hoping that we get some sort of tour out of this album cycle, but only if its medically possible. Bowie, you may remember, suffered a heart attack backstage immediately after a performance in Germany back in 2004.
I’m ready to drop top dollar if it actually happens…