Parlophone reissued a range of David Bowie albums in the Five Years boxset in 2015: now these nice 180g vinyl versions are being released individually too. Pin Ups, released in 1973, finds Bowie covering a number of his 60’s favourites, including tracks by The Who and Pink Floyd. This LP release uses the 2015 remasters.
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7/10 Jack Customer review, 13th February 2016Bowie's tribute to the sixties contains familiar and obscure covers from The Kinks, The Merseys, Yardbirds and Pink Floyd among others. The band is tight, the selection is interesting, but the sound is very 'samey' throughout. More variety in instrumentation and arrangement would have lifted this album above the ordinary. The overall style is not dissimilar from his cover on "Let's Spend The Night Together" on the Aladdin Sane album. Having said that, I still find it enjoyable to listen to and definitely more rewarding than some later albums.
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