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Monday, June 27, 2011

David Bowie - Station to Station (1976)

Station to Station is the tenth studio album by English musician David Bowie, released by RCA Records 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 synthesisers 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". Nietzsche, Aleister Crowley, mythology and religion. With its blend of funk and Krautrock, romantic balladry and occultism, The album’s lyrics, meanwhile, reflected his preoccupations with Station to Station has been described as "simultaneously one of Bowie's most accessible albums and his most impenetrable". - Wikipedia   

David Bowie – Vocals, Guitar, Saxophone, Moog Synthesiser, Mellotron 
Carlos Alomar – Guitar 
Roy Bittan – Piano 
Dennis Davis – Drums 
George Murray – Bass 
Warren Peace – Backing Vocals 
Earl Slick – Guitar

1. Station to Station (10:14)
2. Golden Years (4:00)
3. Word on a Wing (6:03)
4. TVC 15 (5:33)
5. Stay (6:15)
6. Wild Is the Wind (6:02)

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