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David Bowie: Reality (ISO/Columbia)

Andy Gill, Independent, The, 12 September 2003

LIKE BOB DYLAN, David Bowie seems to have been re-invigorated by a lengthy period with a stable band: Reality appears with almost indecent haste a year after Heathen, and features the same line-up of Gail Ann Dorsey, Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Gerry Leonard and Sterling Campbell. Equally importantly, it also extends Bowie's reunion with co-producer Tony Visconti, who brings a satisfying, chunky solidity to songs such as the title track and ‘Looking for Water’.

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