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The Berlin Trilogy is a series of David Bowie albums recorded in collaboration with Brian Eno in the 1970s. The three albums are Low, "Heroes" and Lodger.

They became known as the Berlin Trilogy because Bowie was living in West Berlin at the time of their inception, at least part of them was recorded there, and they were influenced by the new music from Germanymarker that was popular at that time; most notably, the sound of electronic pop pioneers Kraftwerk (who, in the song "Trans-Europe Express", mention the lyrics "From station to station / back to Düsseldorfmarker City / Meet Iggy Pop and David Bowie" as a nod to the two artists' work in Berlin). The albums are experimental and the first two in particular rank among the most highly-regarded in the Bowie catalogue. Among the later styles influenced by the albums were New Wave, post-punk and industrial.

The accuracy of the moniker "Berlin Trilogy" is debated, as only "Heroes" was wholly recorded in Berlin, and none of Lodger, but the term has been used by Bowie himself to describe the albums.

Credit for producing the albums is occasionally mistakenly given to Brian Eno because of his extensive involvement with the trilogy and his well-known production work with other artists. Though Eno performed on all three records and co-wrote a number of songs, all three albums were in fact produced by Bowie and Tony Visconti. Lead guitar on the "Heroes" album was handled by Robert Fripp, and lead guitar on the Lodger album was handled by Adrian Belew; these two guitarists later formed a partnership in the band King Crimson that has lasted over a quarter of a century. Their shared experience with Bowie later led to Crimson regularly performing "'Heroes'" on their 2000 tour.


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