10 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The hippie folk-rock sound of David Bowie's second album (like his 1967 debut, it was just called David Bowie on its original UK release) may come as a surprise at first. But underneath the pealing 12-string acoustic guitars and often lavish arrangements, the title track's chilling alienation and the doomy epic "Cygnet Committee" forecast Bowie's sometimes apocalyptic '70s lyrics. Elsewhere, the touching breakup ballad "Letter to Hermione" and the dreamily communal "Memory of a Free Festival" showcase a gentler side.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The hippie folk-rock sound of David Bowie's second album (like his 1967 debut, it was just called David Bowie on its original UK release) may come as a surprise at first. But underneath the pealing 12-string acoustic guitars and often lavish arrangements, the title track's chilling alienation and the doomy epic "Cygnet Committee" forecast Bowie's sometimes apocalyptic '70s lyrics. Elsewhere, the touching breakup ballad "Letter to Hermione" and the dreamily communal "Memory of a Free Festival" showcase a gentler side.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

wantonness ,

A masterpiece

Cygnet Committee, Memory of A Free Festival — enough said. This album is a work of art. We love and miss you.

Stormcreator777 ,

Epic!!

This is probably my favorite Bowie album along with Scary monsters, Station to Station & Aladdin Sane. I never gave any thought to the album (besides Space oddity) because of what I heard people say about it in videos & stuff. When I finally listened to the album fully through, I loved it especially tracks 2,4,8 & 9. Give it a full listen through, it’s worth the $9.99 you have on you iTunes account.

Old BOWIE fan ,

Bowie’s Best

For those of you who are just radio fans of Bowie. All I, being a very early fan, have to say is listen, really listen to Cygnet Committee and then you will get Bowie

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