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‘Changes’ by DAVID BOWIE
Forty-five years ago today – on 7 January 1972 – DAVID BOWIE released CHANGES as a
single in the UK, with acoustic song ‘Andy Warhol‘ as B-side. Both tracks were on his 4th album Hunky Dory. Despite only reaching No 49 on the charts, this is one of The Thin White Duke‘s best known and highly praised songs. The late legend said at the time:
“it started out as a parody of a nightclub song, a kind of throwaway”. A compositional diamond about artistic development it became! With Mick Ronson on strings, Rick
Wakeman (once a Yes man) on keyboards, some sultry saxophone in the end by the
man himself and an overall passionate vocal performance. Intriguing and hypnotizing.
A true classic…