1. Outside album coverWritten by: David Bowie, Brian Eno, Reeves Gabrels, Mike Garson, Erdal Kızılçay, Sterling Campbell
Recorded: May 1994 – February 1995
Producers: David Bowie, Brian Eno, David Richards

Released: 25 September 1995

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David Bowie: vocals, keyboards, synthesizer, treatments
Brian Eno: keyboards, synthesizer, treatments
Reeves Gabrels: guitar
Erdal Kızılçay: bass guitar, keyboards
Mike Garson: piano
Sterling Campbell: drums

‘(Segue) – Baby Grace (A Horrid Cassette)’ is the first of five spoken-word pieces on David Bowie’s 1.Outside album.

In the Outside story, Baby Grace Blue was a 14-year-old murder victim. Her death is being investigated by detective Nathan Adler and his assistant Paddy, who work for Art-Crime Inc.

The murderer is a mysterious artist known as The Minotaur. There are three main suspects: Leon Blank, a former convict and outsider; Ramona A Stone, Blank’s former lover, who may also have been in a relationship with Adler; and Algeria Touchshriek, a septuagenarian man who portrays himself – perhaps falsely – as lonely and frail.


Test, testing, testing.

This, hmmm, Grace is my name, and and I was… um

It was that phot– a fading photograph of a patch, a patchwork quilt.

And they’ve put me on these, Ramona put me on these interest drugs. So I’m thinking very too bit too fast like a brain hatch.

And ah they won’t let me see anybody. If I want to sometimes… and I ask.

I can still hear some pop… popular musics and aftershocks. (Ah-choo)

See I’ve been watching a television of, um, in the homelands.

That’s the new homelands and, um, that’s all I can remember.

And now they just want me to be quiet. And I think something is going to be horrid.

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