Album artwork for Pin Ups 50th Anniversary (Half-Speed Master) by David Bowie
Album artwork for Pin Ups 50th Anniversary (Half-Speed Master) by David Bowie

October 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie’s classic collection of cover songs, Pin Ups, originally released 19th October 1973 - a mere six months after the legendary Aladdin Sane and three months after the infamous final Ziggy Stardust show at Hammersmith Odeon, where he put the Ziggy persona to rest along with The Spiders From Mars. On 20th October 2023, one day after its Golden Jubilee Pin Ups is issued as a limited edition 50th anniversary half-speed mastered LP. 

This new pressing of Pin Ups was cut on a customised late Neumann VMS80 lathe with fully recapped electronics from 192kHz restored masters of the original master tapes, with no additional processing on transfer. John Webber cut the half-speed at AIR Studios.

Recorded at Château d’Hérouville in France, where Bowie would later return to record the masterpiece Low, Pin Ups was a collection of cover songs paying tribute to bands and artists that had inspired him and that he had seen at clubs such as The Marquee in London in the mid to late 60s. Artists he covered for the album included The Yardbirds, The Kinks, Pink Floyd, The Who, Pretty Things, The Easybeats and more. 

David Bowie

Pin Ups 50th Anniversary (Half-Speed Master)

Parlophone
Album artwork for Pin Ups 50th Anniversary (Half-Speed Master) by David Bowie
LP

£32.99

180 Gram Vinyl. Half Speed Master

Black
Released 20/10/2023Catalogue Number

5054197409950

David Bowie

Pin Ups 50th Anniversary (Half-Speed Master)

Parlophone
Album artwork for Pin Ups 50th Anniversary (Half-Speed Master) by David Bowie
LP

£32.99

180 Gram Vinyl. Half Speed Master

Black
Released 20/10/2023Catalogue Number

5054197409950

October 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie’s classic collection of cover songs, Pin Ups, originally released 19th October 1973 - a mere six months after the legendary Aladdin Sane and three months after the infamous final Ziggy Stardust show at Hammersmith Odeon, where he put the Ziggy persona to rest along with The Spiders From Mars. On 20th October 2023, one day after its Golden Jubilee Pin Ups is issued as a limited edition 50th anniversary half-speed mastered LP. 

This new pressing of Pin Ups was cut on a customised late Neumann VMS80 lathe with fully recapped electronics from 192kHz restored masters of the original master tapes, with no additional processing on transfer. John Webber cut the half-speed at AIR Studios.

Recorded at Château d’Hérouville in France, where Bowie would later return to record the masterpiece Low, Pin Ups was a collection of cover songs paying tribute to bands and artists that had inspired him and that he had seen at clubs such as The Marquee in London in the mid to late 60s. Artists he covered for the album included The Yardbirds, The Kinks, Pink Floyd, The Who, Pretty Things, The Easybeats and more.