David Bowie - Station to Station


David Bowie - Station to Station

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  "Station to Station" is the tenth studio album by English musician David Bowie, released by RCA records in January 1976. Commonly regarded as one of his most significent works, "Station to Station" was the vehicle for his last great "character", the Thin White Duke. The album was recorded after he completed shooting Nicholas Roeg's "The Man Who Fell to Earth", and the cover artwork features a still from the movie.

Musically, "Station to Station" was a transitional album for Bowie, developing the funk and soul music of his previous release, "Young Americans", while presenting a new direction towards synthesisers and motorik rhythms that was influenced by German electronic bands such as Neu! and Kraftwerk. This trend culminated in some of his most acclaimed work, the so-called "Berlin Trilogy", recorded with Brian Eno in 1977-79. Bowie himself has said that "Station to Station" was "a plea to come back to Europe for me". The album's lyrics reflected his preoccupations with Nietzsche, Aleister Crowley, mythology and religion.

Blending funk and krautrock, romantic balladry and occultism, "Station to Station" has been described as "simultaneously one of Bowie's most accessible albums and his most impenetrable". Preceded by the single "Golden Years", it made the top 5 in both the UK and U.S. charts. In 2003, the album was ranked #323 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

 

David Bowie - Station to Station

UK RCA APL 1 1327 (1976)

Album produced by David Bowie and Harry Maslin.

The vinyl record has remained in excellent condition.

Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.

Both record labels are clean and unmarked.

The album cover is in excellent condition, displaying only minor age discolouring.

For full track listing see Own tab.

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