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Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)

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Released  12 November 2014
Genre  Jazz-pop
Format  10" digital download
B-side  "'Tis a Pity She Was a Whore" Radio edit
Length  7:24 (Nothing Has Changed version) 4:01 (Nothing Has Changed radio edit) 4:40 (Blackstar version)
Label  Parlophone (UK) Columbia (US) Legacy (US)

"Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)" is a song by English rock musician David Bowie. It was released as the lead single from his compilation album Nothing Has Changed (2014). The track was premiered on 12 October 2014, by BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Guy Garvey and features the Maria Schneider Orchestra. Re-recorded versions of both the song and its B-side, "'Tis a Pity She Was a Whore", appear on Bowie's twenty-fifth studio album, Blackstar.


At the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, "Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)" won the Grammy Award for Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals for bandleader Maria Schneider.


The single was released as a 10" single and a digital download on 17 November 2014 in the United Kingdom, and 28 November 2014 in the United States.

Music video

A music video to promote the song and compilation album was released in November 2014. Directed by Tom Hingston and Jimmy King, it is a black-and-white film with shots of Bowie on the New York Subway System and song lyrics projected onto a wall.

Track listing

  • Parlophone – 10RDB2014
  • Personnel

    Personnel adapted from David Bowie's official website.

  • David Bowie – vocals
  • Maria Schneider orchestra

  • Maria Schneider – arranger, conductor
  • Donny McCaslin – tenor soloist
  • Ryan Keberle – trombone soloist
  • Jesse Han – flute, alto flute, bass flute
  • David Pietro – alto flute, clarinet, soprano sax
  • Rich Perry – tenor sax
  • Donny McCaslin – soprano sax, tenor sax
  • Scott Robinson – clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet
  • Tony Kadleck – trumpet, fluegelhorn
  • Greg Gisbert – trumpet, fluegelhorn
  • Augie Haas – trumpet, fluegelhorn
  • Mike Rodriguez – trumpet, fluegelhorn
  • Keith O'Quinn – trombone
  • Ryan Keberle – trombone
  • Marshall Gilkes – trombone
  • George Flynn – bass trombone, contrabass trombone
  • Ben Monder – guitar
  • Frank Kimbrough – piano
  • Jay Anderson – bass
  • Mark Guiliana – drums
  • References

    Sue (Or in a Season of Crime) Wikipedia

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