David Bowie Hunky Dory (180 Gram Vinyl)
Rolling Stone: Ranked #107 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "[W]ith a new pop sound that seems just as modern today as it was then."
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Format: Vinyl LP
sku: PRH 2189991
Vinyl LP Details
- Released: February 26, 2016
- Originally Released: 2016
- Label: Rhino / Parlophone
Rolling Stone - 12/11/03, p.120Ranked #107 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "[W]ith a new pop sound that seems just as modern today as it was then."
Rolling Stone - 1/6/72, pp.63-64"...HUNKY DORY not only represents Bowie's most engaging album musically, but also finds him once more writing literally enough to let the listener examine his ideas comfortably..."
Q - 1/03, p.64Included in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums Ever"
NME (Magazine) - 10/2/93, p.29Ranked #38 in NME's list of the 'Greatest Albums Of All Time.'
NME (Magazine) - 9/18/93, p.19Ranked #12 in NME's list of The Greatest Albums Of The '70s.
- 1.Changes (2015 Remastered Version)
- 2.Oh! You Pretty Things (2015 Remastered Version)
- 3.Eight Line Poem (2015 Remastered Version)
- 4.Life On Mars? (2015 Remastered Version)
- 5.Kooks (2015 Remastered Version)
- 6.Quicksand (2015 Remastered Version)
- 7.Fill Your Heart (2015 Remastered Version)
- 8.Andy Warhol (2015 Remastered Version)
- 9.Song For Bob Dylan (2015 Remastered Version)
- 10.Queen Bitch (2015 Remastered Version)
- 11.The Bewlay Brothers (2015 Remastered Version)
Personnel: David Bowie (vocals, guitar, saxophone, piano); Mick Ronson (guitar); Rick Wakeman (piano); Trevor Bolder (bass); Mick Woodmansey (drums).
Producers: Ken Scott, Ken Scott, David Bowie
It seems hard to believe, given the career full of revolutionary and hugely influential stylistic shifts that followed, that this superb record was only David Bowie's fourth. Yet HUNKY DORY ranks alongside ZIGGY STARDUST, LOW, and SCARY MONSTERS as one of Bowie's finest and most consistent albums. Ironically, it is one of the artist's least rock-oriented efforts, bearing little relation to what came before or after in his discography. Instead, HUNKY DORY covers a wide range of styles from operatic pop ("Life on Mars?") to low-key folk ("Quicksand") to English music hall ditties ("Kooks").
There are standout tracks, most notably the glam-rock anthem "Oh, You Pretty Things!" and the chugging, life-affirming "Changes," which went on to become one of Bowie's all-time signature songs. But HUNKY DORY is solid from beginning to end, thanks to the fine musicians, Bowie's excellent songwriting, and the artist's now-mature sense of performance. These qualities fold such wild cards as the tongue-in-cheek celebrity send-up "Andy Warhol," the psychedelic folk of "The Bewlay Brothers," and exuberant jam of "Queen Bitch," the album's only overt rocker, neatly into the deck, making for the first of Bowie's truly indisputable masterpieces.
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