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List of David Bowie's favourite vinyl records released

List of David Bowie's favourite vinyl records released

Have you been looking to broaden and deepen your musical tastes for a while now? Seeking more the kind of tastemaker that Nick Hornby romanticised about in High Fidelity, not the robots over at Spotify Discover giving you the "you'll love this 00101110101111"? Well, we have exactly the man to do it for you: David Bowie.

Yes, Vanity Fair have released the Thin White Duke's list of favourite vinyl records that he gave them in 2003.

At the time, he commented: "There is really no way to do a list of my favourite albums with any rationality. I do only have about 2,500 vinyls," Bowie said. "I’ll look through the albums and pull together a list of those I have re-bought or am in the process of re-buying on CD. I have little time, and there are just too many to sort through. So, I’ll keep pulling stuff out blindly, and if it’s too obvious (Sgt. Pepper, Nirvana) I’ll put it back again till I find something more interesting."

"No rules then. I’ll just make ’em up as I go along," he added. "If you can possibly get your hands on any of these, I guarantee you evenings of listening pleasure, and you will encourage a new high-minded circle of friends, although one or two choices will lead some of your old pals to think you completely barmy. So, without chronology, genre, or reason, herewith, in no particular order, 25 albums that could change your reputation."

Read the full list below.

The Last Poets — The Last Poets

Shipbuilding — Robert Wyatt

The Fabulous Little Richard — Little Richard

Music for 18 Musicians — Steve Reich

The Velvet Underground & Nico — The Velvet Underground

Tupelo Blues — John Lee Hooker

Blues, Rags and Hollers — Koerner, Ray and Glover

The Apollo Theatre Presents: In Person! The James Brown Show — James Brown

Forces of Victory — Linton Kwesi Johnson

The Red Flower of Tachai Blossoms Everywhere: Music Played on National Instruments — Various Artists

Banana Moon — Daevid Allen

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris — Cast Album

The Electrosoniks: Electronic Music — Tom Dissevelt

The 5000 Spirits of the Layers of the Onion — The Incredible String Band

Ten Songs by Tucker Zimmerman — Tucker Zimmerman

Four Last Songs (Strauss) — Gundula Janowitz

The Ascension — Glenn Branca

The Madcap Laughs — Syd Barrett

Black Angels — George Crumb

Funky Kingston — Toots & The Maytals

Delusion of the Fury — Harry Partch

Oh Yeah — Charles Mingus

Le Sacre du Printemps — Igor Stravinsky

The Fugs — The Fugs The Glory of the Human Voice — Florence Foster Jenkins

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