The Secret Message Hidden in David Bowie’s Blackstar Album

David Bowie knew he was dying when Blackstar was released on January 8. Hidden within the artwork is a secret message that celebrates the vastness and mysterious of the cosmos. Here’s how to find it.

Here’s the cover of the vinyl edition.

David Bowie - Blackstar vinyl

Take the record out of the jacket and place the sleeve in the sun.  Give it a bit and…


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Take it out of the sun and the stars and galaxies fade away. Try that with an MP3.

Read more about the artwork at The Telegraph.

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