Pin Ups

Performers David Bowie

Virgin | October 1, 2013 | Compact Disc

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Releasing this covers album made 1973 an even bigger year for David Bowie, considering that he's already released his Aladdin Sane. Pin Ups marked two endings: the last time Mick Ronson played guitar and the last time long-standing producer Ken Scott worked on a Bowie album. Paying tribute to the late-'60s legends of London who inspired him, Bowie gives up "See Emily Play" by original Pink Floyd singer Syd Barrett as well as "I Can't Explain" and "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" by The Who. Remastered, the album has a pristine quality, while the enhanced elements allow listeners to jump to the Internet from the disc.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 1, 2013

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1999

Label Name: Virgin

UPC: 724352190300

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Pin Ups

Pin Ups

Performers David Bowie

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 1, 2013

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1999

Label Name: Virgin

UPC: 724352190300


Title Track Time
1.Rosalyn --
2.Here Comes the Night --
3.I Wish You Would --
4.See Emily Play --
5.Everything's Alright --
6.I Can't Explain --
7.Friday on my Mind --
8.Sorrow --
9.Don't Bring me Down --
10.Shape of Things --
11.Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere --
12.Where Have all the Good Time Gone --

Editorial Notes

This is an enhanced audio CD which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files. PIN UPS is an album of songs originally performed by the Pretty Things, Them, the Yardbirds, Pink Floyd, the Mojos, the Who, the Easybeats, the Merseybeats and the Kinks. Personnel: David Bowie (vocals, guitar, saxophone); Ron Wood, Mick Ronson (guitar); Ken Fordham (saxophone); Mike Garson (piano); Trevor Bolder (bass); Aynsley Dunbar (drums); G A MacCormack (background vocals). Recorded at Chateau d'Heurville, France in 1973. Originally released on RCA. Includes liner notes by David Bowie. PIN UPS served as a sort of "how to" guide to David Bowie's career. This all-covers album shed light on his ability to adopt personas and emulate musical genres with amazing speed and diversity. It also showed that Bowie was anticipating a different musical climate for the rest of the decade, signifying a change from what was admired during the 1960s. The psychedelic overtones of Pink Floyd's "See Emily Play" and the garage rock cynicism of the Easybeats' "Friday On My Mind" perfectly display Bowie's ear for melody and eye for pop-culture posturing. He even tips a hat to his more established influences. The Kinks' "Where Have All The Good Times Gone" sparks his interest as a memory-soaked ballad (a Ray Davies specialty), and with The Who's "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" Bowie admits to not having invented the rock 'n' roll ego. PIN UPS served another suitable purpose for the chameleonic performer, down-playing his other-worldly image by betraying his influences. By presenting Bowie as an actual fan--and not just an image/style manipulator--the album portrayed the singer in a different light, allowing him to loosen up his approach to performing and to step outside the multiple characters he had created for himself.
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