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Bowie, David - Hunky Dory (LP) - GOLD VINYL

Bowie, David - Hunky Dory (LP) - GOLD VINYL

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David Bowie's classic fourth album! #107 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums. 2017 reissue on limited gold vinyl!


After the freakish hard rock of The Man Who Sold the World, David Bowie returned to singer/songwriter territory on Hunky Dory. Not only did the album boast more folky songs ("Song for Bob Dylan," "The Bewlay Brothers"), but he again flirted with Anthony Newley-esque dancehall music ("Kooks," "Fill Your Heart"), seemingly leaving heavy metal behind. As a result, Hunky Dory is a kaleidoscopic array of pop styles, tied together only by Bowie's sense of vision: a sweeping, cinematic mélange of high and low art, ambiguous sexuality, kitsch, and class. Mick Ronson's guitar is pushed to the back, leaving Rick Wakeman's cabaret piano to dominate the sound of the album. The subdued support accentuates the depth of Bowie's material, whether it's the revamped Tin Pan Alley of "Changes," the Neil Young homage "Quicksand," the soaring "Life on Mars?," the rolling, vaguely homosexual anthem "Oh! You Pretty Things," or the dark acoustic rocker "Andy Warhol." On the surface, such a wide range of styles and sounds would make an album incoherent, but Bowie's improved songwriting and determined sense of style instead made Hunky Dory a touchstone for reinterpreting pop's traditions into fresh, postmodern pop music.

-All Music


A1 Changes
A2 Oh! You Pretty Things
A3 Eight Line Poem
A4 Life On Mars?
A5 Kooks
A6 Quicksand
B1 Fill Your Heart
B2 Andy Warhol
B3 Song For Bob Dylan
B4 Queen Bitch
B5 The Bewlay Brothers

Original Release Year: 1971

Label: Parlophone

Catalog #:  DB69733

Format: 12" Vinyl LP

Vinyl Color: Gold

Condition: New

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