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Hunky Dory (2015

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Scott would retain the role of co-producer for Bowie's next three records: Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and Pin Ups. a] Before the sessions ended, Bowie asked Wakeman if he wanted to be a part of the Spiders from Mars. Hunky Dory' is the fourth studio album by David Bowie, originally released on 17 December 1971 by RCA Records. Following its release on compact disc in the mid-1980s, [96] Hunky Dory was rereleased by Rykodisc/ EMI in 1990 with bonus tracks, including the outtake "Bombers".

The album closer, "The Bewlay Brothers", was a late addition and the only track that was not demoed. The RCA limited stamp on bottom rear left of cover has the ghosting behind it, as does RCA logo bottom right. To summarize, it's a nice collectible souvenir, but for practical high quality playback, I'll stick to the CD. An early idea was for Bowie to dress as a pharaoh, partly inspired by the media's infatuation with the British Museum's new Tutankhamun exhibit. Originally written for Bowie's friend Dana Gillespie, [49] the song is based around a riff played on two acoustic guitars that heavily resembles the intro of Ron Davies' "Silent Song Across the Land".

Album credits per the Hunky Dory liner notes and biographer Nicholas Pegg, [3] [115] except where noted.

Designed to sound like a "continuation" of the previous track, [22] "Eight Line Poem" is described by Pegg as the album's most "overlooked" song. His continued collaboration with guitarist Mick Ronson gels on tracks like “Life on Mars,” where the use of Ronson’s cinematic string arrangement proves particularly evocative. In The Village Voice, Robert Christgau hailed Bowie as "a singer-composer with brains, imagination, and a good idea of how to use a recording console", and the album "a quick change tour de force that is both catchy and deeply felt". Certain items can take longer to source than the estimated week, particularly during busy trading periods and may take longer to arrive at our warehouse.Boosting the volume of Staff’s remaster reveals more heft and brings it a bit closer to the original’s more aggressive sound. Schrieber stated: " Hunky Dory marked the true start of what would be one of the most successful careers in rock music, spawning millions of scarily obsessive fans.

The album's cover artwork, photographed in monochrome and subsequently recoloured, features Bowie in a pose inspired by actresses of the Hollywood Golden Age.This one was also plain white but without a liner and I think must be meant to represent the original RCA one, however it does not have the RCA records print on it.

Release [ edit ] Left to right: Dana Gillespie, Tony Defries and David Bowie at Andy Warhol's Pork at London's Roundhouse in 1971. My mam often talks about the time she went to see David Bowie live in concert when he was touring the Hunky Dory album and about how she waited around the back of the venue with her friend Collette and they got to meet David when he came out after the show finished. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Scott accepted the position as a way to gain experience, although at the time he didn't believe Bowie would become a huge star.Products labelled '*item fulfilled by Exertis on behalf of hmv' will be supplied to you directly by Exertis via their approved couriers. The song is described by Jon Savage of The Guardian as glam rock and by Joe Lynch of Billboard as proto-punk.

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