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Bowie’s love letter to Berlin followed hot on the heels of Low, towards the end of one of the most prolific years in any artist’s life. Andy Price can’t say no to “Heroes”…
Masayoshi Sukita’s memorable cover photo was inspired by German artist Erich Heckel’s Roquairol

Though Low’s later instrumentals referenced various facets of Bowie’s newly adopted home of Berlin, as a whole, it was a much more internalised affair which, for at least half its running time, served as an exercise in self-reflection through music. “Heroes”, released in October 1977, would be a much more comprehensive study of the city that had given him succour, and Berlin had certainly done that for Bowie: socially culturally and musically. Bowie regarded Berlin as “the centre of everything that is happening and will happen in Europe over the next few years”, a sentiment he shared with Vogue in 1978. For him, Berlin wasn’tjust an environment on this record. It was a character in its own right, brought to life as vividly as Ziggy, Aladdin Sane or the Thin White Duke.

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The David Bowie Vinyl Buyer's Bible is the complete guide to building the ultimate Bowie collection on vinyl. Brought to you by the team behind Long Live Vinyl magazine, this 132-page collector's special features in-depth articles on each of Bowie's 27 studio albums - from his self-titled debut via Ziggy and the Berlin Trilogy to Blackstar. The Buyer's Bible also packs in expert guides to collecting the key albums, written by seasoned record-dealing pros and Bowie fanatics, which will help you spot valuable rarities and priceless curiosities in the minefield that is the second-hand Bowie vinyl market. If that's not enough, you'll find an exhaustive Essential feature, which ranks every one of the great man's albums and our Choice Cuts pieces, in which our collecting experts dig out the rare hidden gems that you need to own. Whether you're a Bowie completist looking to value your precious collection or new to vinyl and seeking advice on how to kick off your Bowie collecting career, everything you need is inside the pages of the David Bowie Vinyl Buyer's Bible.