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    By far my favorite Bowie album! Wakeman was amazing on piano and IIRC, chose to join Yes after this album. Played Hunky Dory to death in college!
    Read how David Bowie's 1971 American promo tour inspired the singer-songwriter's major artistic breakthrough on 'Hunky Dory.'
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    and Mick Ronson. Did you mention Mick Ronson?
    I don't think of myself as a big Bowie fan, always liked Ziggy, because of -yep, Mick Ronson.
    Man Who Sold the World (album)- it's probably Bowie's hardest rocking album- kinda dirty sounding-great record too.

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    • MylesBAstor
      MylesBAstor commented
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      I always thought The Man Who Sold the World was under rated.

    • Bill Hart
      Bill Hart commented
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      Worth revisiting- it got a bump when Nirvana covered it. Pressings are tough--first UK is very rare- on Mercury, with the so-called "dress" cover- the US one has a cool cover, like a cartoon, but I gather the sonics aren't great. I found a first japanese pressing with the "kick cover" i.e., released after he went to RCA, that sounds good and wasn't crazy money.
      Hunky Dory- i didn't want to spend the money for a UK first, which is pretty hefty these days-- Bobil/Rasputin 3T, but bought a slightly later UK; recently got the EMI Centenary 100, which was mastered from tape--these are rare--it sounds brighter and more modern than the old pressing- haven't been able to compare it to a UK first, but I'm glad I got it. You don't see them very often.

    • MylesBAstor
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      I didn't forget Mick! His son Mark is also a musician and producer.

  • #3
    Have to admit that I think he only did one good album. Ever.
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      I'm not a huge Bowie fan but I probably like a song or two from most of his albums. "Let's Dance" is my favorite because it is has some excellent songs, it's a pretty good recording and it features Stevie Ray Vaughn on guitar before he left to start his solo career.
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      • #5
        My top 5: Hunky Dory, Low, Station to Station, Heroes and The Man Who Sold the World

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        • #6
          I love the unplugged Seles of most artists. The sound on this one is very good as most are. I never was a Bowie fan
          don't know why
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          • #7
            Originally posted by Mortsnets View Post
            My top 5: Hunky Dory, Low, Station to Station, Heroes and The Man Who Sold the World
            What? No Aladdin Sane? That has to be his second best album.
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            • #8
              Bowie had so many different phases to his career that it's nearly impossible to choose his best works. Merely choosing one's favorites is sufficiently challenging. In no particular order, my five current faves are Low, Heroes, Diamond Dogs, Ziggy, Lodger. This list varies day to day.
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              • MylesBAstor
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                Amen to that brother!

            • #9
              You can tell I am a fan of the original Ziggy Stardust!

              My top picks would be:

              The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust
              Hunky Dory
              Aladdin Sane
              Pinups
              Let's Dance

              with a passing nod to:

              Tonight
              Heroes
              Diamond Dogs
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              • jonathanb
                jonathanb commented
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                One's favorite Bowie albums seems to be a strong indicator of when one was in their high school/college years.

              • mkuller
                mkuller commented
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                I'd say that's pretty much the same with any music and where our favorites come from. Some of us never grow up.

              • MylesBAstor
                MylesBAstor commented
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                You hit the nail on the head! :LOL: And maybe the rest of the music too? Mott the Hoople, Lou Reed, Brian Auger, etc?

            • #10
              While I like all the classic Bowie albums from the 70's, my favorite is Ziggy Stardust...
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              • #11
                I to this day hate many high-school and college music from radio over play. Take Fleetwood Mac or even Clapton so over played I have to force myself to play it now . The bowie stuff I like is all,over that map too. The disco error is less than my favorite.
                analog stuff.
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                otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
                sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
                new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
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                thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
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                • mkuller
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                  In the late 1970s and early 1980s I too hated disco as an abomination to rock an roll. But then my wife who loves it came along and I've softened on it a lot. Some of my favorites of the genre now are Earth, Wind an Fire, the Commodores, KC and the Sunshine Band - I can even listen tot he Bee Gees now.

              • #12
                I was a DJ for a while. Tramps ruled. A my man BARRY white
                analog stuff.
                otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
                otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
                sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
                new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
                thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
                thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
                kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
                phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
                speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
                mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
                digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
                Dacs lampi various

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                • mkuller
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                  The Walrus of Love!

              • #13
                Lucky to see the Low/Heroes tour way back in the late 80s. One half was a sort of best of and the other half was Low/Heroes. Pretty much love all his music as it spans so many different genres/. Well, except Lodger. Not a fan. great band too!

                David Bowie – vocals, chamberlin
                Adrian Belew – lead guitar, backing vocals
                Carlos Alomar – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
                George Murray – bass guitar, backing vocals
                Dennis Davis – drums, percussion
                Roger Powell – keyboards, Moog Taurus bass pedals, synthesizer, backing vocals (except 11–14 November 1978)
                Dennis Garcia – keyboards, synthesizer (11–14 November 1978 only)
                Sean Mayes – piano, string ensemble, backing vocals
                Simon House – electric violin
                Dave Clark
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                • #14
                  Few artists have been as consistently innovative as David Bowie, which to me makes it quite impossible to name an absolute favourite. Strange as it may seem to many, the one album I play more than any other is Young Americans. I simply equate it to my love for R&B/Soul. It has great production values and his voice just shines on this release. It's a happy, vibrant, effervescent musical delight.
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                  • #15
                    If you really like Young Americans, you need a copy of The Gouster which probably means buying the "Who Can I Be Now" box set. The Goucher is more pure R&B/Soul than YA.
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                    • Johnny Vinyl
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                      Thanks! Not really interested in buying the boxset though. Will have a listen on YouTube though!
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