11 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Having spent years trying to fit into various genres, Bowie decides music’s styles should actually be bowing to his sideways vision. So we get lush, swooping pop (“Changes”), grimy art-glam (“Queen Bitch”), a cabaret lullaby (“Kooks”) and a cosmic take on “My Way” (“Life on Mars?”). For all the ambition, mysticism and theatre, Hunky Dory is cloaked in brilliantly straightforward tunes that make it difficult to resist “Changes”’ command that we “turn and face the strange”.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Having spent years trying to fit into various genres, Bowie decides music’s styles should actually be bowing to his sideways vision. So we get lush, swooping pop (“Changes”), grimy art-glam (“Queen Bitch”), a cabaret lullaby (“Kooks”) and a cosmic take on “My Way” (“Life on Mars?”). For all the ambition, mysticism and theatre, Hunky Dory is cloaked in brilliantly straightforward tunes that make it difficult to resist “Changes”’ command that we “turn and face the strange”.

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3:55
2:53
5:06
3:10
3:54
4:13
3:20
5:29

About David Bowie

Everyone has a David Bowie that they fell in love with first—the otherworldly outsider Ziggy Stardust, the electronic adventurer, the wild-eyed glam pioneer, the enigmatic storyteller. But it was Bowie's ability to reinvent himself so vividly that captivated us again and again. Driven by boundless imagination, David Bowie was a multifaceted music icon, a social provocateur, a force in fashion, and a gifted actor whose unique personas and perspectives traveled with him through the decades. From the moment his homesick astronaut captured the spotlight in the late ‘60s to his exploratory, jazz-influenced Blackstar almost 50 years later, he excelled and innovated with turns in pop, glam, punk, soul, hard rock, and electronic music. And even though Bowie released vital albums throughout his life—and will forever embody the most artful edge of rock ’n’ roll—he was more than just the music he made. Bowie's fearlessness inspired us to celebrate the complexity and beauty of being completely ourselves.

  • ORIGIN
    Brixton, London, England
  • GENRE
    Rock
  • BORN
    08 January 1947

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