'Bring Me The Disco King' (2003)
A year after their reunion effort Heathen, Bowie and Visconti teamed up again for Reality. It's a more rocking effort that the previous disc, and in many ways the songs are even stronger. Sadly, even fewer people cared about new Bowie songs in 2003 than they did in 2002. Bowie did launch an epic world tour in support of the disc that featured songs from every single era of his career. It was maybe his finest outing since the Ziggy Stardust days. The tour ended a few weeks early when Bowie suffered a massive heart attack before a show. Little did we know that his illness marked a key turning point in Bowie's professional career. It's now seven years later, and he has yet to release another album or go on another tour. Listening back to "Bring Me The Disco King" (the final song on "Reality") it's almost possible to hear Bowie saying goodbye. "Close me in the dark, let me disappear," Bowie sings. "Soon there'll be nothing left of me."