Pin Ups

Pin Ups

Infobox Album
Name = Pin Ups
Type = cover
Artist = David Bowie

Released = start date|1973|10|19|df=yes
Recorded = July 1973, Château d'Hérouville, Pontoise, France
Genre = Rock, glam rock
Length = 33:42
Label = RCA Rykodisc/EMI Reissue start date|1990|7|13|df=yes EMI/Virgin Reissue start date|1999|9|28|df=yes
Producer = Ken Scott, David Bowie
Reviews = show
1=Allmusic Rating|3|5
2=Review by Bruce Eder
Publication date: unknown [ link] cite web |url= |title=allmusic ((( Pin Ups > Review ))) |date= |author=Eder, Bruce |accessdate=2008-07-15 |work=allmusic ]
1="Blender" Rating|1|5
Publication date: unknown [ link] cite web |url= |title=Pin Ups |date= |author= |accessdate=2008-07-15 |publisher="Blender" ]
1=Robert Christgau (B-)
2=Review by Robert Christgau in "Creem"
Publication date: [ 1973] cite web |url= |title=David Bowie |date= |author=Christgau, Robert |accessdate=2008-07-15 |publisher="Creem" ]
1="Rolling Stone" (not rated)
2=Review by Greg Shaw
Publication date: start date|1973|12|20 [ link] cite web |url= |title=Pin Ups |date=start date|1973|7|19|df=yes |author=Shaw, Greg |accessdate=2008-07-15 |publisher="Rolling Stone" ]

Last album = "Aladdin Sane" (1973)
This album = "Pin Ups" (1973)
Next album = "Diamond Dogs" (1974)
Misc = Singles
Name = Pin Ups
Type = cover
Single 1 = Sorrow
Single 1 date = start date|1973|10

"Pin Ups" is a 1973 covers album by David Bowie, released by RCA (see 1973 in music). It was his last studio album with the bulk of 'The Spiders From Mars', his backing band throughout his Ziggy Stardust phase; Mick Woodmansey was replaced on drums by Aynsley Dunbar.

"Pin Ups" entered the UK chart on start date|1973|11|3 (coincidentally the same day as Bryan Ferry's covers album "These Foolish Things") and stayed there for 21 weeks, peaking at #1. It re-entered the chart on start date|1983|4|30|df=yes, this time for 15 weeks, peaking at #57. In start date|1990|7 it again entered the chart, for one week, at #52.

A version of The Velvet Underground's "White Light/White Heat" was recorded during the sessions. It was never released; Bowie donated the backing track to Mick Ronson for his 1975 album "Play Don't Worry".

The woman on the cover with Bowie is 1960s supermodel Twiggy.

Track listing

# "Rosalyn" (Jimmy Duncan, Bill Farley) – 2:27
# "Here Comes the Night" (Bert Berns) – 3:09
# "I Wish You Would" (Billy Boy Arnold) – 2:40
# "See Emily Play" (Syd Barrett) – 4:03
# "Everything's Alright" (Nickey Crouch, John Konrad, Simon Stavely, Stuart James, Keith Karlson) – 2:26
# "I Can't Explain" (Pete Townshend) – 2:07
# "Friday on My Mind" (George Young, Harry Vanda) – 3:18
# "Sorrow" (Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein, Richard Gottehrer) – 2:48
# "Don't Bring Me Down" (Johnnie Dee) – 2:01
# "Shapes of Things" (Paul Samwell-Smith, Jim McCarty, Keith Relf) – 2:47
# "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" (Townshend, Roger Daltrey) – 3:04
# "Where Have All the Good Times Gone" (Ray Davies) – 2:35

"Track listing note:" On the original LP album release, side one was comprised of tracks 1-6; side two of tracks 7-12. David Bowie. "Pin Ups" (RCA Records, 1973).]

Bonus tracks (1990 Rykodisc/EMI)


  • "Growin' Up" (Bruce Springsteen) (previously unreleased; from the early "Diamond Dogs" sessions) – 3:26
    # "Amsterdam" (Jacques Brel, Mort Shuman) (from "Sorrow" single B-side, 1973) – 3:19

    ong notes

    * "Rosalyn" – cover of a song by The Pretty Things (1964)
    * "Here Comes the Night" – cover of a song by Them (1965)
    * "I Wish You Would" – cover of The Yardbirds' arrangement of a song by Billy Boy Arnold (1955)
    * "See Emily Play" – cover of a song by Pink Floyd (1967)
    * "Everything's Alright" – cover of a song by The Mojos (1964)
    * "I Can't Explain" – cover of a song by The Who (1965)
    * "Friday on My Mind" – cover of a song by The Easybeats (1967)
    * "Sorrow" – cover of a song by The Merseys (1966)
    * "Don't Bring Me Down" – cover of a song by The Pretty Things (1965)
    * "Shapes of Things" – cover of a song by The Yardbirds (1965)
    * "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" – cover of a song by The Who (1965)
    * "Where Have All The Good Times Gone" – cover of a song by The Kinks (1965)
    * "Growin' Up" – cover of a song by Bruce Springsteen (1973)
    * "Amsterdam" – cover of a song by Jacques Brel, English translation by Mort Shuman (1959)

    Compact disc releases

    "Pin Ups" has been remastered twice; the first time in 1990 by Rykodisc/EMI, with two bonus tracks and again in 1999 by EMI/Virgin Records (without bonus tracks).


    * David Bowie – vocals, guitar, tenor and alto sax, harmonica, arrangements, backing vocals, Moog synthesizer cite web |url= |title=allmusic ((( Pin Ups > Credits ))) |date= |author= |accessdate=2008-07-15 |work=allmusic ]
    * Mick Ronson – guitar, piano, vocals, arrangements
    * Trevor Bolderbass
    * Aynsley Dunbardrums

    Additional personnel

    * Mike Garson – piano, organ, harpsichord, electric piano
    * Ken Fordham – baritone sax
    * G.A. MacCormack – backing vocals
    * Ron Wood – guitar on "Growin' Up"

    Production personnel

    * David Bowie – producer
    * Ken Scott – producer
    * Dr. Toby Mountain – mastering engineer (1990)
    * Jonathan Wyner – mastering assistant (1990)
    * Peter Mew – mastering engineer (1999)
    * Nigel Reeve – mastering engineer (1999)



    External links

    * [ "Pin Ups" at The Ziggy Stardust Companion]


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