Offered for sale is a still sealed numbered clear vinyl U.S. pressing of Pin Ups by David Bowie, including 2 bonus tracks and a gatefold cover.
This copy is number 1614 of an unknown number of copies.
About this copy: This copy of Pin Ups is a 1990 pressing on the Ryko label, issued as part of their short-lived Ryko Analogue series.
All albums in the series were pressed on clear vinyl and were direct metal mastered (DMM.)
As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.
The wrap is fully intact, with no rips, tears or holes.
A beautiful copy of a rare David Bowie LP, as this album sold poorly on vinyl when first released.
Background: In the late 1980s, the small Ryko label earned the right to release David Bowie’s back catalog on compact disc. The discs, which were well mastered and which included bonus tracks, were well-received by the public, and this inspired Ryko to produce them on vinyl, as well.
The “Ryko Analogue” series didn’t last long, as stores weren’t interested in stocking vinyl LPs at that time, and the David Bowie albums in that short-lived series are quite rare.
Pin Ups includes 2 bonus tracks:
- Growin’ Up (unreleased track from the album sessions
- Point of Amsterdam (the B-side of the “Sorrow” single
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, many of them songs that were then relatively unknown in the United States.
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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