Post by Lord Emsworth on Apr 30, 2020 15:19:24 GMT
David Bowie - Station To Station (1976)
A superb album and all six tracks are stunners.
How did Bowie manage it given his lifestyle choices? Obviously the production is immaculate, and the musicians are on fire but, above all, it’s the songwriting and arrangements that really shine through
It’s also a transitional recording which links the soul and funk of Young Americans to the European influences which were even more obvious on the Berlin Trilogy….
….the European canon is near
Every song is a winner and, of course, all went on to my definitive playlist
Stay and Station To Station are particular favourites
After thinking long and hard I conclude this is my favourite Bowie album ever ever ever
Side one is all killer and no filler. Side two opens with V-2 Schneider and ends with The Secret Life Of Arabia - both excellent and the three ambient pieces in between are even better than those on Low (which are all good too).
The title track is probably the perfect song. It may have been massively overplayed but it never gets tired. It’s got the lot. It might be even better in the German version. Actually the combined English and German version works really well.
And to think that he also released Low in the same year. The man was on fire.
Every song finds it way on the Definitive playlist. Of course.
Favourite tracks Beauty and the Beast, Heroes, Blackout, and The Secret Life of Arabia, but it’s all great