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See David Bowie's Career With New Interactive Timeline

Sync with Spotify to hear standout cuts from over the years

March 20, 2013 12:30 PM ET

To help celebrate the recent release of David Bowie's first album in a decade,  The Next Day, Castle Cover has created an interactive timeline that tracks Bowie's nearly 50-year career.

Listen to David Bowie's New Album 'The Next Day'

You can sync the timeline up with your Spotify account to hear songs from every phase of the chameleonic pop star's career, complete with animations tracking Bowie's myriad styles from Halloween Jack to Ziggy Stardust to his prolific Berlin days and beyond.

Be sure to check out longtime producer Tony Visconti's track-by-track preview of Bowie's triumphant return, as well as the stunning video for album cut "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)," featuring Tilda Swinton.

The Rise and Rise of David Bowie Timeline

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