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"Slow Burn" is a song written by David Bowie for the album Heathen. The recording features Pete Townshend on guitar. It was released as a single in June 2002 and earned Bowie a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Male Vocal Performance.

ContentsEdit

 [hide*1 Track listing

Track listing[edit]Edit

CD: ISO-Columbia / 672744 1 (Austria)[edit]Edit

  1. "Slow Burn" – 4:43
  2. "Wood Jackson" – 4:48
  3. "Shadow Man" – 4:46

CD: ISO-Columbia / COL 672744 2 (Austria)[edit]Edit

  1. "Slow Burn" – 4:43
  2. "Wood Jackson" – 4:48
  3. "Shadow Man" – 4:46
  4. "When the Boys Come Marching Home" – 4:46
  5. "You've Got a Habit of Leaving" – 4:51

CD: Sony / SICP-162 (Japan)[edit]Edit

  1. "Slow Burn" (edit) – 3:55
  2. "Shadow Man" – 4:46
  3. "When the Boys Come Marching Home" – 4:46
  4. "You've Got a Habit of Leaving" – 4:51
  5. "Baby Loves That Way" – 4:44

Production credits[edit]Edit

  • Producers
  • Musicians
    • David Bowie – Vocals, Keyboards, Synths, Guitars, Sax, Stylophone, Drums
    • Pete Townshend – Guitar
    • Tony Visconti – Bass guitar, Guitars, Recorders, B-vox, String arrangements
    • Matt Chamberlain – Drums, Loop programming, Percussion
    • David Torn – Guitars, Guitar loops, Omnichord
    • Jordan Rudess – Piano and Hammond organ.
    • Gail Ann Dorsey – Bass on "Shadow Man"
    • Earl Slick – Ambient guitar on "Shadow Man", Acoustic and electric guitar on "You've Got a Habit of Leaving"
    • Mark Plati – Acoustic guitar on "Shadow Man", Acoustic and electric guitar on "You've Got a Habit of Leaving"
    • Lisa Germano – Violin on "Shadow Man" and "You've Got a Habit of Leaving"
    • Carlos Alomar – Guitar on "When the Boys Come Marching Home".
    • Mike Garson – Piano on "You've Got a Habit of Leaving"
    • Sterling Campbell – Drums on "You've Got a Habit of Leaving"
    • Emm Gryner – Backing vocals on "You've Got a Habit of Leaving"
    • Holly Palmer – Backing vocals on "You've Got a Habit of Leaving"
    • The Scorchio Quartet
      • Greg Kitzis – 1st violin
      • Meg Okura – 2nd violin
      • Martha Mooke – Viola
      • Mary Wooten – Cello

Charts[edit]Edit

Chart Peak position
Austria 69[1]
Holland 69[1]
Italy 16[1]
Switzerland 80[1]

Live versions[edit]Edit

  • The song was performed live on several TV shows in 2002 and the Heathen Tour.

Other releases[edit]Edit

  • A longer version (5:04) was released exclusively on the Heathen SACD.
  • A radio edit (3:55) is included on the compilation album Best of Bowie.

Cover version[edit]Edit

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