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Hunky Dory (2015 Remaster)

David Bowie

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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.
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1
Changes 2015 Remaster
00:03:37

Mick Ronson, String Arranger, Guitar, Vocals - Rick Wakeman, Piano - Ray Staff, Remastering Engineer - David Bowie, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Ken Scott, Producer - The Actor, Assistant Production - Trevor Bolder, Bass Guitar - Woody Woodmansey, Drums

© 2015 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co, LLC ℗ 1971, 2015 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co, LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

2
Oh! You Pretty Things 2015 Remaster
00:03:13

Mick Ronson, Guitar, Vocals - Rick Wakeman, Piano - Ray Staff, Remastering Engineer - David Bowie, Additional Piano, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Ken Scott, Producer - The Actor, Assistant Production - Trevor Bolder, Bass Guitar - Woody Woodmansey, Drums

© 2015 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co, LLC ℗ 1971, 2015 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co, LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

3
Eight Line Poem 2015 Remaster
00:02:55

Mick Ronson, Guitar, Vocals - Ray Staff, Remastering Engineer - David Bowie, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Ken Scott, Producer - The Actor, Assistant Producer - Trevor Bolder, Bass Guitar - Woody Woodmansey, Drums

© 2015 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co, LLC ℗ 2015 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co, LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

4
Life on Mars? 2015 Remaster
00:03:55

Mick Ronson, String Arranger, Guitar, Mellotron - Rick Wakeman, Piano - Ray Staff, Remastering Engineer - David Bowie, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Ken Scott, Producer - The Actor, Assistant Production - Trevor Bolder, Bass Guitar - Woody Woodmansey, Drums

© 2015 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co, LLC ℗ 2015 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co, LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

5
Kooks 2015 Remaster
00:02:53

Mick Ronson, String Arranger, Guitar, Vocals - Rick Wakeman, Piano - Ray Staff, Remastering Engineer - David Bowie, Guitar, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Ken Scott, Producer - The Actor, Assistant Production - Trevor Bolder, Bass Guitar, Trumpet - Woody Woodmansey, Drums

© 2015 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co, LLC ℗ 2015 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co, LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

6
Quicksand 2015 Remaster
00:05:06

Mick Ronson, String Arranger, Guitar - Rick Wakeman, Piano - Ray Staff, Remastering Engineer - David Bowie, Guitar, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Ken Scott, Producer - The Actor, Assistant Production - Trevor Bolder, Bass Guitar - Woody Woodmansey, Drums

© 2015 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co, LLC ℗ 2015 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co, LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

7
Fill Your Heart 2015 Remaster
00:03:10

Mick Ronson, String Arranger - Biff Rose, Writer - Rick Wakeman, Piano - Ray Staff, Remastering Engineer - David Bowie, Saxophone, Vocals, MainArtist - Paul Williams, Writer - Ken Scott, Producer - The Actor, Assistant Production - Trevor Bolder, Bass Guitar - Woody Woodmansey, Miscellaneous

© 2015 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co, LLC ℗ 2015 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co, LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

8
Andy Warhol 2015 Remaster
00:03:54

Mick Ronson, Guitar, Vocals - Ray Staff, Remastering Engineer - David Bowie, Guitar, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Ken Scott, Producer, Synthesizer, Voice - The Actor, Assistant Production

© 2015 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co, LLC ℗ 2015 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co, LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

9
Song for Bob Dylan 2015 Remaster
00:04:13

Mick Ronson, Guitar, Vocals - Rick Wakeman, Piano - Ray Staff, Remastering Engineer - David Bowie, Guitar, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Ken Scott, Producer - The Actor, Assistant Production - Trevor Bolder, Bass Guitar - Woody Woodmansey, Drums

© 2015 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co, LLC ℗ 2015 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co, LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

10
Queen Bitch 2015 Remaster
00:03:20

Mick Ronson, Guitar, Vocals - Ray Staff, Remastering Engineer - David Bowie, Guitar, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Ken Scott, Producer - The Actor, Assistant Production - Trevor Bolder, Bass Guitar - Woody Woodmansey, Drums

© 2015 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co, LLC ℗ 2015 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co, LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

11
The Bewlay Brothers 2015 Remaster
00:05:29

Mick Ronson, Guitar, Vocals - Ray Staff, Remastering Engineer - David Bowie, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Ken Scott, Producer - The Actor, Assistant Production

© 2015 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co, LLC ℗ 2015 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co, LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

Album Description

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.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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