David Bowie ‎– Station To Station - 1976 Eclectic Funky Rock - 180 Grm LP

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David Bowie ‎– Station To Station

Label:
Parlophone ‎– DB 74766
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180 Gram
Country:
Europe
Released:
Feb 2017
Genre:
Rock, Funk / Soul
Style:
Classic Rock, Soul, Funk, Art Rock

Tracklist:

A1 Station To Station (10:08)
A2 Golden Years (4:03)
A3 Word On A Wing (6:00)

B1 TVC 15 (5:29)
B2 Stay (6:08)
B3 Wild Is The Wind (5:58)

 

The European Cannon is here
The mid-1970's were a stressful time for David Bowie. His marriage to the obnoxious Angela Bowie was disintegrating, he had become a top-notch coke freak, and was convinced that practitioners of black magic were out to get him. He had laid his Ziggy Stardust persona to rest, in favor of a white-boy soul man character, which was not as well-received as he had hoped. While his "Young Americans" album was a bold step in a new direction, it did not receive the kind of adoration that Bowie had become accustomed to. Somehow, while fighting with dictatorial manager Tony Defries, sorcerers, and the homosexual image he had created for himself, David managed to come up with an absolutely brilliant album that retains the disco-funk of "Americans", but pushes it into a whole new direction. The persona that dominates this album is that of the Thin White Duke, an aristocratic European fellow who likes to cruise around in limos, binged out on cocaine, his head swimming in fascist paranoid fantasies (someone once told me that "Station To Station"-era Bowie was one of the people Pink Floyd based "The Wall" on. I cannot verify this but it seems plausible). So self-absorbed was David during this era that he actually made his band play behind a backdrop during concerts, so that he could be the one and only center of the audience's attention. The songs themselves are the antithesis of the shallow yet groovy preceding album; the hooks are there, but not as contrived sounding. The title track starts off slow and menacing, then builds to a disco crescendo that could take the Bee Gees on anyday. "Stay" is fast and funky, "Word On A Wing" is very heartfelt and seeminly religious, "Golden Years" (the closest thing to a hit here) is a doo-woppy dance tune that Dave supposedly wrote about Angela (who was also the inspiration behind the Rolling Stones' "Angie"). "TVC 15" seems to be the favorite of most, dealing as it does with a carnivorous television. And finally, "Wild Is The Wind", while not written by Bowie, has to be one of his most heartfelt performances. This album was the transition into a more experimental phase of Bowie's career, and I strongly recommend it.

 

Notes

Contains insert with credits and facsimile inner sleeve UK RCA edition Made in England R.S. 1-76

On rear cover:
Originally ℗ 1976 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co., LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd.
Remaster ℗ 2016 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co., LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd.
© 2016 Jones Tintoretto Entertainment Co., LLC.
© 2016 Parlophone Records Ltd.
A Warner Music Group company

This version is differentiated from Station To Station which is only available to buy as part of the' Who Can I Be Now' box set.

 

David Bowie - Golden Years & Interview on Soul Train 1975

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David Bowie - Word On a Wing + Stay - 1976 Rehearsal

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David Bowie - TVC15

The Thin White Duke, is my favorite look
for Bowie.
Live at the Empire Pool, Wembley, London 8th May 1976

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David Bowie - Golden Years
with many pictures of david bowie and a few video clips in there to. Done for David bowie birthday!!! (1-8-1947)

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David Bowie -- Golden years 1975
Interview Russell Harty Show

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More Information
Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Label Parlophone
Artist David Bowie
Color Black