Gina Florio
May 04, 2016 9:48 am
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For those of us still sorely missing David Bowie and listening incessantly to his last album Blackstar, which was released days before his death, you can find something special left behind on the vinyl-edition cover of the CD.

The cover to anyone’s eyes is a simple black star set against a white backdrop.

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But who would David Bowie be if he didn’t intentionally leave behind a little secret for his beloved fans to discover? If you take the sleeve out into direct sunlight, you can see clearly that the inside of the star is transformed into a galaxy dotted with bright stars. (Just be sure to take the actual CD out of the case before you go outside.)

It’s sure to warm the heart of anyone who still aches over David Bowie’s death.

Bowie’s producer, Tony Visconti, said that Blackstar was a “parting gift” to his fans, and there’s no doubt this little sunlight trick was yet another gesture of love to those who always supported his music. Visconti said, “He always did what he wanted to do. And he wanted to do it his way and he wanted to do it the best way.”

Duncan Jones, Bowie’s son, tweeted about the Blackstar star illusion, saying, “Leaving us surprises even now.”

It sure doesn’t take the sting away from losing a musical genius — and a forward-thinking activist — but seeing all those gold stars is a reminder that there is still some of Bowie’s magic left in the world.

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