Hunky Dory voted 6 Music listeners’ favourite David Bowie album of all time
It's got to be done properly so I'll be playing it off vinyl. Side one, then turn over after Quicksand and play side two. I'll try to make the transition a smooth one.Gideon Coe
To mark the first anniversary of Bowie's death on 10 January 2016 and what would have been his 70th birthday on 8 January 2017, 6 Music presenters selected their ten favourite David Bowie albums for the listeners to vote for. Launched in Shaun Keaveny’s 6 Music Breakfast Show last week, the poll was open from Tuesday 3 to Friday 6 January.
The favourite album, Hunky Dory, will be played out on vinyl by Gideon Coe tonight (Monday 9 January) in his show from 11pm, followed by audience reaction.
Gideon Coe says: "It's got to be done properly so I'll be playing it off vinyl. Side one, then turn over after Quicksand and play side two. I'll try to make the transition a smooth one. Really looking forward to it. It's a lovely record and the whole vote has been a reminder of just how many great albums Bowie made."
Released in December 1971, Hunky Dory was Bowie’s fourth studio album, and was the first production featuring all the members of the band that would become known the following year as Ziggy Stardust's The Spiders from Mars . The album reached Number 3 in the UK charts, remaining there for 69 weeks, and contains some of Bowie’s greatest songs, including Life on Mars?, Changes, and Oh! You Pretty Things.
The ten albums chosen by the 6 Music presenters and voted for by listeners were:
- Black Sta
- Diamond Dogs
- Hunky Dory
- Scary Monsters
- Station to Station
- Young Americans
- Ziggy Stardust
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