David Bowie ‎- Hunky Dory (1971) [UK MainMan Reissue, 1972] {Vinyl Rip 24Bit/96khz}

David Bowie ‎– Hunky Dory (1971)
Vinyl rip in 24 bit/96 kHz | FLAC tracks | Artwork | 936 Mb
RCA Victor ‎– SF 8244, RCA Victor ‎– LSP 4623 (UK, First MainMan Reissue) (1972) | Rock

After the freakish hard rock of The Man Who Sold the World, David Bowie returned to singer/songwriter territory on Hunky Dory. Not only did the album boast more folky songs (“Song for Bob Dylan,” “The Bewlay Brothers”), but he again flirted with Anthony Newley-esque dancehall music (“Kooks,” “Fill Your Heart”), seemingly leaving heavy metal behind. As a result, Hunky Dory is a kaleidoscopic array of pop styles, tied together only by Bowie’s sense of vision: a sweeping, cinematic mélange of high and low art, ambiguous sexuality, kitsch, and class. Mick Ronson’s guitar is pushed to the back, leaving Rick Wakeman’s cabaret piano to dominate the sound of the album. The subdued support accentuates the depth of Bowie’s material, whether it’s the revamped Tin Pan Alley of “Changes,” the Neil Young homage “Quicksand,” the soaring “Life on Mars?,” the rolling, vaguely homosexual anthem “Oh! You Pretty Things,” or the dark acoustic rocker “Andy Warhol.” On the surface, such a wide range of styles and sounds would make an album incoherent, but Bowie’s improved songwriting and determined sense of style instead made Hunky Dory a touchstone for reinterpreting pop’s traditions into fresh, postmodern pop music.

Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com

A1 Changes
A2a Oh! You Pretty Things
A2b Eight Line Poem
A3 Life On Mars?
A4 Kooks
A5 Quicksand
B1a Fill Your Heart
B1b Andy Warhol
B2 Song For Bob Dylan
B3 Queen Bitch
B4 The Bewlay Brothers

Bass, Trumpet – Trevor Bolder
Drums – Woody Woodmansey
Guitar – Mick Ronson
Guitar, Saxophone, Piano [Less Complicated Parts] – David Bowie
Piano – Richard Wakeman

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