David Bowie - Station To Station
NME.COM feature on David Bowie - Station To Station album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 21 August 2006
He might have floated himself on the stock market recently, but there was a time when David Bowie was close to the zeitgeist.
HE MIGHT HAVE FLOATED himself on the stock market recently, but there was a time when David Bowie was close to the zeitgeist. In 1976, he introduced himself as The Thin White Duke and managed somehow, unlike his peers, not to totally alienate the outrageous, safety-pinned and body-scarred punk youth. As a rock star who personified otherness and inspired clones by the thousand, Bowie...
- Aug 11, 1998
Tracklisting click track to read more
- Station To Station (1999 Digital Remaster)
- Golden Years (1999 Digital Remaster)
- Word On A Wing (1999 Digital Remaster)
- TVC15 (1999 Digital Remaster)
- Stay (1999 Digital Remaster)
- Wild Is The Wind (1999 Digital Remaster)
Rather than reinventing Bowie, it absorbs his past and moves it on, hungry for more
- Mar 4, 2013
Downbeat lead track from 'The Next Day', his first album in 10 years
- Jan 8, 2013
Live Santa Monica ’72
- Jul 1, 2008
New visuals use found footage from World War 1
The version of 'Space Oddity' features in new film 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'
The video features a naked couple embracing and kissing
David Bowie - Station To Station: Wikipedia Album Entry
"Station to Station" is the tenth studio album by English musician David Bowie, released by record label rca in 1976.
Commonly regarded as one of his most significant works, "Station to Station" is also notable as the vehicle for Bowie's last great 'character', The Thin White Duke. The album was recorded after he completed shooting Nicolas Roeg's "The Man Who Fell to Earth", and the cover featured a still from the movie. During the sessions Bowie was heavily dependent on drugs, especially cocaine, and recalls almost nothing of the production.
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 synthesizers and motorik rhythms that was influenced by German electronic bands such as "Kraftwerk" and "Neu!". This trend would culminate 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, meanwhile, reflected his preoccupations with Nietzsche, Aleister Crowley, mythology and religion.
With its blend of 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". Featuring the single "Golden Years", it made the Top 5 in both the UK and US charts. In 2003, the album was ranked number 323 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
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