David Bowie – Station to Station (2016 Remaster) (1976/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 38:18 minutes | 1,45 GB | Genre: Rock
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Station to Station is the 10th studio album by English musician David Bowie, released on 23 January 1976 by RCA Records. Commonly regarded as one of his most significant works, Station to Station was the vehicle for his performance persona, the Thin White Duke. Co-produced by Bowie and Harry Maslin, the album was recorded at Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles, California, in the latter half of 1975 after he completed shooting Nicolas Roeg’s The Man Who Fell to Earth; the cover artwork featured a still from the film. During the sessions, Bowie was heavily dependent on drugs, especially cocaine, and 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 Americans, while presenting a new direction influenced by German bands such as Neu! and Kraftwerk. The album’s lyrics reflected his preoccupations with Friedrich Nietzsche, Aleister Crowley, mythology and religion. Drawing on funk and krautrock, romantic balladry and occultism, Station to Station has been described as “simultaneously one of Bowie’s most accessible albums and his most impenetrable”. Bowie himself said that Station to Station was “a plea to come back to Europe for me”.
Preceded by the single “Golden Years”, Station to Station made the top five in both the UK and US charts. Following its release, Bowie supported the album on the Isolar tour, where he often performed in character as the Thin White Duke. Upon its completion, Bowie moved to Berlin in order to escape the drug culture of Los Angeles. The musical styles explored on Station to Station would culminate in some of Bowie’s most acclaimed work with the “Berlin Trilogy” over the next three years. In 2020, the album was ranked No. 52 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. It has since been reissued multiple times and was remastered in 2016 as part of the Who Can I Be Now? (1974–1976) box set.
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