Offered for sale is a UK limited edition picture disc pressing of Pin Ups by David Bowie.
Pin Ups was one of five different David Bowie LPs to be issued as limited edition picture discs in the UK in 1984.
About this copy: This copy of Pin Ups is a 1984 pressing on the RCA label of an album that was originally released in 1973.
The cover is M-, with a tiny corner dent. An insert, indicating this copy is number 8928 (of an unknown number of copies), is M-.
The disc is M- and looks unplayed. Beautiful disc!
A nice copy of a terrific and somewhat underrated David Bowie LP.
Background: Released in 1973, Pin Ups was the seventh studio album by David Bowie and was unusual in that it was an entire album of covering songs by other artists.
The album reached #1 in the UK and #23 on the U.S. charts.
Pin Ups was an artistic statement, of sorts, with some thought behind it, rather than just a quick album of oldies covers to buy some time, as it was often dismissed as being. In the broader context of Bowie’s career, Pin Ups was more than an anomaly — it marked the swan song for the Spiders from Mars and something of an interlude between the first and second phases of his international career; the next, beginning with Diamond Dogs, would be a break from his glam rock phase, going off in new directions. It’s not a bad bridge between the two, and it has endured across the decades.
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