11 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Embracing a coy blend of folk, pop, and cabaret, this album puts Bowie's talents as a singer/songwriter front and center. Each track draws us in with a catchy melody, like the jaunty piano on the music-hall inspired "Kooks" and the stripped-down guitar on the rocker "Song for Bob Dylan." We love picking out the examples of Bowie's trademark wit that weave throughout the songs, like references to Nietzsche and Carl Jung. The standout dramatic ballads "Changes" and "Life on Mars" still sound remarkably powerful.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Embracing a coy blend of folk, pop, and cabaret, this album puts Bowie's talents as a singer/songwriter front and center. Each track draws us in with a catchy melody, like the jaunty piano on the music-hall inspired "Kooks" and the stripped-down guitar on the rocker "Song for Bob Dylan." We love picking out the examples of Bowie's trademark wit that weave throughout the songs, like references to Nietzsche and Carl Jung. The standout dramatic ballads "Changes" and "Life on Mars" still sound remarkably powerful.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
69 Ratings
69 Ratings
God Bringer

Cha Cha Changes!

Major Tom we will miss you. This was my favorite David Bowie album. I wore out this album along with his first greatest hits album in the late 70's.

steviegjdphd

The First Great Bowie Record

This is the first of four Bowie records that exemplify his early rock period. "Changes" is one of his best songs. "Life on Mars" and "Oh! You Pretty Things" are two astounding songs that still hold up. "Kooks" is charming and "Andy Warhol" cool. The breadth of Bowie's musical and topical landscape are evident. After this record, Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and Diamond Dogs were all extensions of Hunky Dory.

Biggin 59

A total classic

Simply put David Bowie is one of the best single acts ever in rock and roll and there is an argument that he is is the best single artist. This LP is one of the best LP's of the 70's period! An absolute must own for anyone who has a remotely serious classic rock collection. i have most of his stuff and this is one of my favorites...problem is he reinvented himself so many times his collection is full of must haves!

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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