David Bowie - Pinups

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Pin Ups is the seventh studio album by English musician David Bowie, released in October 1973 via RCA records.

David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), better known by his stage name David Bowie, was an English singer, songwriter and actor. For over five decades, he was regarded by critics and musicians as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, his music and stagecraft significantly influencing popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million worldwide, made him one of the world’s best selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded nine platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, releasing eleven number on albums. In the US, he received five platinum and seven gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1996.

Pin Ups was a tour through Bowies taste in 60’s music and confused fans who after enjoying a string of fiercely original albums couldn't figure where a bunch of new recordings of a brace of '60s British hits fit. An album of covers didn't make any sense and was especially confusing for American fans who’d had limited exposure to the English centric choice of material. To add to the confusion, apart from The Easybeats' Friday On My Mind and The YardbirdsShapes Of Things, little here was among the biggest hits of their respective artists' careers, and The Who’s I Can't Explain and Anyway Anyhow Anywhere were the only ones whose original versions were easily available or played very often on the radio.

Opening with The Pretty Things' Rosalyn and segueing directly into a hard, surging rendition of Them's version of Here Comes The Night, filled with crunchy guitars. I Wish You Would and Shapes Of Things were both showcases for Bowie's and Mick Ronson's guitars, while See Emily Play emphasised the punkish (as opposed to the psychedelic) side of the song.

Sorrow, which benefited from a new saxophone break, was actually a distinct improvement over the original, managing to be edgier and more elegant all at once, and Bowie's slow version of I Can't Explain was distinctly different from The Who’s original.

Pin Ups was an artistic statement, of sorts, with some thought behind it, rather than just a quick album of oldies covers to buy some time, as it was often dismissed as being. It was effectively a bridge between breaking from his glam rock phase and going off in new directions.

This limited edition LP on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl with reproduced original artwork is pressed in Europe.

 

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Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Original Artist

Time

A1

Rosalyn

The Pretty Things

2:27

A2

Here Comes The Night

Them

3:09

A3

I Wish You Would

The Yardbirds

2:40

A4

See Emily Play

Pink Floyd

4:03

A5

Everything’s Alright

The Moos

2:26

A6

I Can’t Explain

The Who

2:07

B1

Friday On My Mind

The Easybeats

3:18

B2

Sorrow

The Merseys

2:48

B3

Don’t Bring Me Down

The Pretty Things

2:01

B4

Shapes Of Things

The Yardbirds

2:47

B5

Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere

The Who

3:04

B6

Where Have All The Good Times Gone

The Kinks

2:35

SKU 0825646289424
Record Label Parlophone Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number DB69736
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 26 February 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 19 October 1973
Barcode # 0825646289424
Shipping Weight 0.3050kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Remastered, Inner Sleeve, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Glam Rock
Format VINYL LP

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