David Bowie‘s 1973 covers collection Pin Ups will be reissued as a vinyl picture disc for Record Store Day on Saturday, April 13.
The 12-track album featured renditions of some of the rock legend’s favorite songs from the British Invasion era, including The Who‘s “I Can’t Explain” and “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere,” The Kinks‘ “Where Have All the Good Times Gone?,” Pink Floyd‘s “See Emily Play,” The Yardbirds‘ “Shapes of Things,” and The Easybeats‘ “Friday on My Mind.”
Pin Ups topped the U.K. albums chart while peaking at #23 in the U.S. The cover features a colorful photo of Bowie and British supermodel Twiggy posing together in theatrical makeup. The pic was taken by Twiggy’s then-manager, Justin de Villeneuve, for Vogue magazine, but David convinced Justin to let him use it for the album cover.
The picture disc features the album cover photo on side one, with a side two photo of Bowie holding a saxophone, taken by famed photographer Mick Rock. The latter image was from the same session that yielded similar photos used for the original album’s back cover insert.
Bowie co-produced Pin Ups with Ken Scott, with contributing musicians including three former Spiders from Mars members — guitarist Mick Ronson, bassist Trevor Bolder and keyboardist Mike Garson — as well as drummer Aynsley Dunbar.
Here’s the Pin Ups track list, along with the British Invasion-era artists who’d previously recorded the songs:
“Rosalyn” (The Pretty Things)
“Here Comes the Night” (Them)
“I Wish You Would” (The Yardbirds)
“See Emily Play” (Pink Floyd)
“Everything’s Alright” (The Mojos)
“I Can’t Explain” (The Who)
“Friday on My Mind” (The Easybeats)
“Sorrow” (The Merseys)
“Don’t Bring Me Down” (The Pretty Things)
“Shapes of Things” (The Yardbirds)
“Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere” (The Who)
“Where Have All the Good Times Gone?” (The Kinks)
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