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Bowie, David - Hunky Dory (Used LP) - Vinyl Record LP - 1

Bowie, David - Hunky Dory (Used LP)

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David Bowie's classic fourth album! #107 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums. 1971 first press with original printed inner sleeve!


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: RCA

Catalog #:  LSP-4623

Format: 12" Vinyl LP

Vinyl Color: Black

Condition: Used - Cover has very light wear. Light initials and small bit of writing on top left and right corners of front. Vinyl looks like new except for a couple very light scratches which do not effect play. Includes original printed inner sleeve which has a couple large seam splits. Image shown above is the actual item you will receive.

Vinyl: VG+

Cover: VG+

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