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16 December 2020

David Bowie’s ‘Station To Station’ Gets Limited Edition Reissue

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Originally released on 23rd January 1976, Station To Station was David Bowie‘s 10th studio album, bridging between 1975’s funkified Young Americans and his Berlin Trilogy, which kicked off with 1977’s Low. It was also the musical vehicle for Bowie’s persona of ‘The Thin White Duke’. The iconic cover photo was a still from the film The Man Who Fell To Earth, which Bowie had acted in and which was released the same year.

The first single, Golden Years proved a smash hit, and when the album followed, it went into the Top 10 in the UK and the US, as well as many other territories. Eventually, every song on the album was released as a single, though the title track was only issued in France, while Stay was exclusive to the US. Among its six tracks was one cover version; Wild Is The Wind – a song written by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington for the 1957 film of the same name and originally performed for the movie by Johnny Mathis. Bowie had been inspired to record a version of the song as a homage to Nina Simone’s 1966 rendition.

Station To Station was recorded between September and November 1975 in Los Angeles and saw David Bowie perform on vocals, guitar, saxophone, Moog synthesiser, Mellotron and harmonium. He was accompanied by Carlos Alomar and Earl Slick on guitar, Roy Bittan on piano, George Murray on bass, Dennis Davis on drums, and Warren Peace on backing vocals. Harry Maslin, who provided saxophone, also produced the record alongside Bowie.

Now, to celebrate one of Bowie’s best-loved albums, Parlophone are reissuing it on red-and-white vinyl, which is a ‘bricks-and-mortar’ exclusive and will not be available to purchase online. This limited edition release will be available to buy in shops on 22nd January 2021.

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