Bowie - Pinups (LP) - Limited Edition Picture Disc

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Rock, Classic Rock, Glam, Glam Rock, proto-Punk
Artist: Bowie
Album: Pinups
Released: UK, Europe & US, 13 Apr 2019


A2Here Comes The Night
A3I Wish You Would
A4See Emily Play
A5Everything's All Right
A6I Can't Explain
B1Friday On My Mind
B3Don't Bring Me Down
B4Shapes Of Things
B5Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
B6Where Have All The Good Times Gone?

Pin Ups' was the seventh album by David Bowie. Released in 1973 via RCA Records, the album was a collection of cover songs. 'Pin Ups' was Bowie's last studio album with the bulk of "The Spiders from Mars," his backing band throughout his Ziggy Stardust phase. The album entered the UK chart on 3 November 1973 (coincidentally the same day as Bryan Ferry's covers album These Foolish Things) and stayed there for 21 weeks, peaking at No. 1.

"Pin Ups (also referred to as Pinups and Pin-Ups) is the seventh studio album by English musician David Bowie, released on 19 October 1973 by RCA Records. Devised as a "stop-gap" album to appease his record label, it is a covers album, featuring songs by British bands from the 1960s that were influential to Bowie as a teenager, including the Pretty Things, the Who, the Yardbirds and Pink Floyd. The tracks mostly stay true to their original counterparts, albeit performed in glam rock and proto-punk styles. The album was recorded from July to August 1973 at the Château d'Hérouville in Hérouville, France following the completion of the Ziggy Stardust Tour. It was co-produced by Bowie and Ken Scott, marking the final collaboration between the two. Two members of Bowie's backing band the Spiders from Mars contributed, guitarist Mick Ronson and bassist Trevor Bolder, while Mick Woodmansey was replaced by Aynsley Dunbar on drums. Following a surprise announcement at the end of the tour that the Spiders were breaking up, tensions were high during the sessions, which was reflected in the tracks. The album cover, featuring Bowie and 1960s supermodel Twiggy, was taken in Paris midway through the sessions and originally intended for Vogue magazine. Pin Ups' release came only six months after Aladdin Sane and coincided with Bryan Ferry's covers album These Foolish Things. Preceded by a cover of the Merseys' song "Sorrow" as the lead single, Pin Ups was a commercial success, peaking at number one on the UK Albums Chart, bringing the total number of Bowie albums concurrently on the UK chart to six. However, it received mainly negative reviews from music critics, with many criticising the songs as generally inferior to the originals. Retrospectively, Pin Ups has continued to receive mixed reactions. Some have described it as uneven, while others believe it had a good premise, but suffered from poor execution. Bowie's biographers have noted it as an experiment in nostalgia. Nevertheless, some publications have regarded it as one of the best covers albums. It has been reissued numerous times and was remastered in 2015 as part of the box set Five Years (1969–1973)." - Wikipedia