Pin Ups [Japanese Import]
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This is a collection of the songs David Bowie heard being done by the early Sixties beat groups in the clubs and dives aound London. The kind of places where the ambience and atmosphere was so intense that it condensed on the ceiling and dripped down upon your head. The Man obviously has a great love and regard for this material, it just gushes out of every groove. The hit single from this album was Sorrow, the sole hit for The Merseys in 1966, and it is, in truth, the weakest song of the set.
This was David Bowie on top form, following on from Aladdin Sane. He carefully selected some milestone songs from ten years earlier, and gave them some welly. Much to the fore was his own driving saxophony. These were Who tracks, Pretty Things tracks, Mojo tracks, but now they are very much David Bowie tracks.
Back in 1973, this was a remarkable crossroads album. It was brash and contemporary at the same time as being a bit nostalgic and retrospective. It still has that same thrill, and still sounds contemporary.
At the time, there was a race between Bryan Ferry and David Bowie to get their album of covers out first. Ferry hit the streets in the lead but it is David Bowie who is out in front artistically.
For some reason this is not regarded as a "fashionable" record, but that is injustice. It is David Bowie's most accessible work, and it is also among his most accomplished.Read more ›
Excellent production and energetic arrangements give familiar songs a new feel. Good to hear a bit of Bowie's sax, and there's chance for Ronno to show off a bit too.
Was this Ziggy's covers set? Could be, and a bargain at the price.
Well worth a punt for Bowie fans and sixties pop lovers.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is my least favourite Bowie album but I'll still give it 3 stars because it's Bowie and he is a genius.Published 20 days ago by Ellie
Sounds amazing as do all the re issues.
Great underrated album
sleep tight starman. your legacy will live on forever, through your music. i couldn't recommend this vinyl more highly.Published 2 months ago by thesammiejayne
Music great but cd useless as protected so a waste of money as cant copy onto iphonePublished 4 months ago by threequarterslifecrisis
Remastered 2015. Would have preferred 24 bit digitally remastered version from EMI. Also to compliment my other Bowie DVDs in my collection , why don't you leave music how it was... Read morePublished 4 months ago by gsd
Worth having for the Kinks cover alone, if like me you enjoyed the 60's music scene, but generally a poor album for die hard Bowie fans only.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer