Commonly regarded as one of his most significant works, Station to Station was the vehicle for his performance persona, the Thin White Duke. Last Beach Party - Surfin Lungs - Let Em Eat Surf album was recorded after he completed shooting Nicolas Roeg 's The Man Who Fell to Earthand the cover artwork featured a still from the movie.
During the sessions, Bowie was heavily dependent on drugs, especially cocaineand later claimed that he recalled 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 Americanswhile presenting a new direction towards synthesisers and motorik rhythms that was Station To Station - David Bowie - Station To Station by German electronic bands such as Neu!
This trend would culminate in some of his most acclaimed work with the " Berlin Trilogy ", recorded with Brian Eno in — Bowie himself said that Station to Station was "a plea to come back to Europe for me". Blending Station To Station - David Bowie - Station To Station and krautrockromantic balladry and occultismStation to Station has been described as "simultaneously one of Bowie's most accessible albums and his most impenetrable".
Inthe album was ranked No. According to biographer David Buckley, the Los Chicago Waitress - Trio Nine - Incandescent Cinema Bowie, fuelled by an "astronomic" cocaine habit and subsisting on a diet of peppers and milk, spent much of —76 "in a state of psychic terror".
At Bowie's recommendation, John Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas would write and produce all the original music for the film instead. With Roeg's agreement, Bowie developed his own look for the film, and this carried through to his public image and onto two album covers over the next twelve months, as did Newton's air of fragility and aloofness.
The Thin White Duke became the mouthpiece for Station to Station and, often during the next six months, for Bowie himself. Impeccably dressed in white shirt, black trousers and waistcoat, the Duke was a hollow man who sang songs of romance with an agonised intensity, yet felt nothing—"ice masquerading as fire".
Tony Viscontiwho after a three-year absence had recently returned to the Pot Experts - Adam Bugaj - Wave Of Tears fold mixing Diamond Dogs and co-producing David Live and Young Americanswas not involved due to competing schedules. The recording process developed with this team set the pattern for Bowie's albums up to and including Scary Monsters And Super Creeps in backing tracks laid down by Murray, Davis and Alomar; saxophone, keyboard and lead guitar overdubs here by Bowie, Roy Bittan and Earl Slickrespectively ; lead vocals; and finally various production tricks to complete the song.
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We experimented so much on it". Bowie himself remembered almost nothing of the album's production, not even the studio, later admitting, "I know it was in LA because I've read it was". We were in the studio and it was nuts—a lot of hours, a lot of late nights. The sleeve front cover used a black-and-white still from The Man Who Fell to Earthin which Bowie, as the character Thomas Jerome Newton, steps into the space capsule that will return him to his home planet.
The back cover showed Bowie sketching the Kabbalah Sephirot with chalk—something he had been doing on the set of the film. Station to Station is often cited as a transitional album in Bowie's career. It ties off the era of Ziggy Stardust and plastic soul, and introduces the first taste of the new music that was to follow with Low. More recently Bowie had begun to soak up the influence of krautrock and electronic music by bands like Neu! Writer David Sheppard described the music of Station to Station as "glacial, synthesized funk-rock.
The musical style of "Golden Years", the first track recorded for the album, built on the funk and soul of Young Americans but with a harsher, grinding edge.
It has been Station To Station - David Bowie - Station To Station as carrying with it "an air of regret for missed opportunities and past pleasures". The Christian element of the album was most obvious in the hymn-like "Word on a Wing", though for some commentators religion, like love, was simply another way for the Duke to "test his numbness". I'm sure that it was a call for help". The title track has been described as heralding "a new era of experimentalism" for Bowie. Speaking to Creem magazine inBowie proclaimed that Station to Station was "devoid of spirit Even the love songs are detached, but I think it's fascinating.
Every song on Station to Station eventually appeared on a single. Bowie allegedly got drunk to perform it on TV for the American show Soul Train resulting in the film clip seen on music video programmes. The title track was released as a promo 7-inch single in January The single was exclusively released in France and featured a shortened version of the track, lasting just over three-and-a-half minutes, on the a-side as well as the album version of "TVC 15" on the b-side.
Backed with "Word on a Wing" and accompanied by a video shot especially for the release, it made No. Harry Maslin and Carlos Alomar have claimed that they never recorded the song during the Cherokee sessions, while Tony Visconti believes that the song most likely consisted of overdubs to a track originally cut at Olympic and Station To Station - David Bowie - Station To Station Studios during the Diamond Dogs sessions, with Aynsley Station To Station - David Bowie - Station To Station on drums, Herbie Flowers on bass and Mike Garson on keyboards.
Station to Station was released in January and reached No. In a contemporary review, Billboard considered that Bowie had "found his musical niche" following songs like " Fame " and "Golden Years" but that "the minute title cut drags", while NME called it "one of the most significant albums released in the last five years", later naming it the second greatest album of Way Down - Elvis Presley - ELV1S - 30 #1 Hits year.
I was so furious, I'd put so much work into it. The singer eventually collapsed, admitting later, "There were pieces of me laying all over the floor". After abandoning the soundtrack album, Bowie went on tour in support of Station to Stationcommencing 2 February and completing on 18 May A black-and-white movies look, but with an intensity that was sort of aggressive.
I think for me, personally, theatrically, that was the most successful tour I've ever done. Bowie drew criticism during the tour for his alleged pro-fascist views.
In a interview he had declared, " Adolf Hitler was one of the first rock stars He staged a country",  but managed to avoid condemnation. On the Isolar Tour, however, a series of incidents attracted publicity, starting in April with his detention by customs in Eastern Europe for possession of Nazi memorabilia. The same month he was quoted in Stockholm as saying that "Britain could benefit from a Fascist leader".
Bowie claimed that the photographer simply caught him in mid-wave,  a contention backed by a young Gary Numan who was among the crowd that day: "Think about it. If a photographer takes a whole motor-driven film of someone doing a wave, you will get a Nazi salute at the end of each arm-sweep. All you need is some dickhead at a music paper or whatever to make an issue out it Station to Station was a milestone in Bowie's transition to his late s ' Berlin Trilogy '.
Bowie himself has said of the album, "As far as the music goes, Low and its siblings were a direct follow-on from the title track",  while Brian Eno opined that Low was "very much a continuation from Station to Station ".
More than twenty years after its release, Bowie considered both Station to Station and Low "great, damn good" albums, but due to his disconnected state during its recording, listened to Station to Station "as a piece of work by an entirely different person".
First, there's the content, which nobody's actually been terribly clear about. The "Station to Station" track itself is very much concerned with the stations of the cross. All the references within the piece are to do with the Kabbalah. It's the nearest album to a magick treatise that I've written. I've never read a review that really sussed it.
It's an extremely dark album. Miserable time to live through, I must say. Inmusic biographer David Buckley described Station to Station as a "masterpiece of invention" that "some critics would argue, perhaps unfashionably, is his finest record".
The album has been released several times on CD, the first being in by RCAwith the original black-and-white cover art. The album was released again in by Rykodiscwith two, live bonus tracks; a rerelease by EMI featured bit digitally remastered sound, but lacks bonus tracks. This modified artwork would be standard for CD issues of the album untilwhen EMI Japan reused the original black-and-white artwork on a mini-LP release.
The album was re-released by EMI in Special and Deluxe Editions inboth of which presented the album in a mini-LP replica sleeve, within a larger box. The Deluxe Edition included stereo and surround sound remixes of the album by coproducer Harry Maslin. The box set includes both the original mix and the stereo remix of Station to Stationindividually packaged in mini LP sleeves.
The mix uses the original cover art, while the mix uses a color-corrected version of the front cover art; the back cover of the mix's sleeve is a variant of the back cover, with burgundy text in place of bright red. The original cover art is also used for the standalone CD release of the album, which only includes the mix. All songs written by David Bowieexcept where noted. A special edition and deluxe edition of the album were released inincluding the entire Nassau Coliseum show on two CDs on both versions and a Dolby 5.
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The digital download edition includes the same audio content and a bonus track. The deluxe edition features five CDs, one DVD and three 12" LPs in a sturdy box lined with studio-style acoustic foam reminiscent of the sleeve photo background.
It also includes a page booklet, a poster and two folders of replica collectible material. LP 1: heavyweight 12" of Station to Station from the original stereo analogue master in replica sleeve.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the David Bowie album. For the album's title track, see Station to Station song. For other uses, see Station to Station disambiguation. David Bowie. David Bowie Harry Maslin. Rolling Stone. NME : 32— Mojo Classic 60 Years of Bowie : Morrison Trajectories of the fantastic: selected essays from the Fourteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.
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