41 Songs, 1 Hour 8 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Smack of the middle of his wild Berlin period, Bowie took time out from party-hopping with Lou and Iggy to make, of all things, a children's album. Peter and the Wolf is a straightforward rendition of Prokofiev's classic, conducted by the legendary Eugene Ormandy. Bowie's narration starts out fairly reserved, but he becomes more playful with the characters as he goes along. By the time the story gets to the squabble between Bird and Wolf, he's clearly having as much fun as we are.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Smack of the middle of his wild Berlin period, Bowie took time out from party-hopping with Lou and Iggy to make, of all things, a children's album. Peter and the Wolf is a straightforward rendition of Prokofiev's classic, conducted by the legendary Eugene Ormandy. Bowie's narration starts out fairly reserved, but he becomes more playful with the characters as he goes along. By the time the story gets to the squabble between Bird and Wolf, he's clearly having as much fun as we are.

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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.

HOMETOWN
Brixton, London, England
GENRE
Rock
BORN
January 8, 1947

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