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Five Years Box album 3: Hunky Dory

on July 24, 2015

 

“Hooked to the silver screen”

 

This week we’re looking at 1971’s Hunky Dory album ahead of the release of the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set (due September 25th).

One of the best-loved songs on the album is Life On Mars? which became a #3 hit when it was released as a single in 1973.

The song is frequently listed among Bowie fans’ favourite songs. In fact, it remains the UK's best-selling vinyl single of the decade so far according to The Official Charts Company.

One of the factors that has no doubt contributed to Life On Mars?

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Five Years Box album 3: Hunky Dory

on July 21, 2015

 

“Strange fascination, fascinating me”

 

This week we’re looking at 1971’s Hunky Dory album ahead of the release of the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set (due September 25th).

Though the public may have been slow to pick up on Hunky Dory, this is the album that united critics in their praise of Bowie and his music.

Here follows a couple of excerpts from reviews published at the time.

 

 

Hunky Dory review for Changes magazine by Henry Edwards, December 15, 1971

 

Mr David Bowie is not just another pretty face.

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NHC enters official Australian top 20

on July 21, 2015

 

“He’s in the best-selling show”

 

Following the recent release of the single CD version of Nothing Has Changed (The Very Best Of David Bowie) in Australia, the album has now entered their official Top 20 album chart at #14. 

NHC charted at #38 the previous week and it’s been boosted by publicity surrounding the success of David Bowie is at ACMI and TV advertising.

Speaking of ACMI, their special limited edition yellow vinyl 45 pressing of Let’s Dance has now completely sold out, though copies of the limited edition red vinyl iSelect album are still available there.

 

#BowieACMI 

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Five Years Box album 3: Hunky Dory

on July 20, 2015

 

“Oh, look out you rock 'n rollers”

 

This week we’re looking at 1971’s Hunky Dory album ahead of the release of the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set (due September 25th).

This is the record that many Bowie fans have at the top of their favourite Bowie albums list, and with good reason.

We will be posting bits and bobs including pictures and reviews of this classic throughout the week, but meanwhile, go listen to Hunky Dory here now.

 

#FiveYearsBox  #DavidBowie  #HunkyDory  

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Five Years Box album 2: TMWSTW

on July 17, 2015

 

“We spoke of was and when...”

 

This week we’re looking at The Man Who Sold The World ahead of the release of the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set (due September 25th).

Just unearthed from The David Bowie Archive ® is the advert, bottom right in our montage, for the original 1970 US release of TMWSTW.

Top left is the 1974 advert we mentioned previously, which was placed by RCA following the success of Lulu’s version of the song when it reached #3 on the official UK singles chart.

Top right are various adverts for the RCA issues of both TMWSTW and Space Oddity in 1972.

However,

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