Label: ISO/ Columbia
Reissued 2017, originally released 2002
'Heathen', Bowie's 2002 22nd studio album was a comeback album of sorts. It was his highest charting USA album since 1984's 'Tonight' & best received by critics since 1983's 'Let's Dance'. This album marked a reunion with his longtime producer Tony Visconti, after a 22 year absence. Visconti had worked on nine Bowie albums between 1969 & 1980, with 1980's 'Scary Monsters' album being their last previous collaboration. Musicians include Matt Chamberlain, David Torn, Tony Visconti, the Schorchio Quartet along with guest musicians including Pete Townshend, Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Tony Levin (King Crimson, John Lennon), Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) & Kristeen Young (Dave Grohl, Morrissey). There were three singles released from the album:" Slow Burn", "Everyone Says Hi" & "I've Been Waiting for You". The album peaked at #14 on the Billboard Top 200 in the USA & #5 on the UK Album charts.