Low is the 11th studio album by the English musician David Bowie,
released on 14 January 1977 by RCA Records. Grounded in art rock and
experimental rock, Low features Bowie's first explorations in electronic
and ambient styles. Recording sessions began at Château d'Hérouville
in northern France in September 1976 and ended in October at Hansa
Studios in West Berlin. The cover artwork, a profile of Bowie from the
film The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), was intended as a visual pun,
meaning "low profile". RCA refused to issue Low for three months,
fearing it would be a commercial failure. Upon release, it divided
critical opinion and received little promotion from either RCA or Bowie.
Nevertheless, the album reached number two in the UK and number eleven
in the US. Two singles were released: "Sound and Vision" and "Be My
Wife". In later decades, critics have rated Low one of Bowie's best
works, and it has appeared on several lists of the greatest albums of
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