David Bowie is often referred to as `pop's great chameleon'. In fact he was more like a house-of-fun mirror, who always reflected what was in front of him, twisting it, enlarging it, turning the ordinary into something altogether extraordinary. He was quite simply the most influential, enigmatic and exciting recording artist in modern music. Written by music industry authority Paolo Hewitt, with world-leading Bowie expert Kevin Cann as consultant editor, each of Bowie's 29 albums is considered in detail in conjunction with commentaries and quotes from those who worked on the records, including musicians and engineers, as well as using many of Bowie's own perceptive quotes from throughout the years. Opening with an introduction by broadcaster and writer Robert Elms, and updated to include reflections on Bowie's stage show Lazarus and his astonishingly pertinent last album Blackstar following its release in January 2016. It is an essential companion to an incomparable catalogue of music and a fitting celebration of a cultural icon of our times.