The list of David Bowie’s favourite albums

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It has been shared some months ago and, of course, it spread over internet instantaneously. It’s the list of the 25 best albums of all time, selected by David Bowie under Vanity Fair request, which asked him to pick 25 vinyls among the over 2500 of his personal collection.

The list is interesting for its particular mix of classical, historical and modern works: you can find inside Velvet Underground, Syd Barrett, James Brown, even Stravinsky, Steve Reich, Charles Mingus.

You can find the complete list below:

  • The Last Poets – The Last Poets
  • Robert Wyatt – Shipbuilding

  • Little Richard – The Fabulous Little Richard
  • Steve Reich – Music for 18 Musicians
  • The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico

  • John Lee Hooker – Tupelo Blues
  • Koerner, Ray and Glover – Blues, Rags and Hollers
  • James Brown – The Apollo Theatre Presents: In Person! The James Brown Show
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – Forces of Victory

  • Various Artists – The Red Flower of Tachai Blossoms Everywhere: Music Played on National Instruments
  • Daevid Allen – Banana Moon
  • Cast Album – Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
  • Tom Dissevelt – The Electrosoniks: Electronic Music

  • The Incredible String Band – The 5000 Spirits of the Layers of the Onion
  • Tucker Zimmerman – Ten Songs by Tucker Zimmerman
  • Gundula Janowitz – Four Last Songs (Strauss)
  • Glenn Branca – The Ascension
  • Syd Barrett – The Madcap Laughs

  • George Crumb – Black Angels
  • Toots & The Maytals – Funky Kingston
  • Harry Partch – Delusion of the Fury
  • Charles Mingus – Oh Yeah

  • Igor Stravinsky – Le Sacre du Printemps
  • The Fugs – The Fugs
  • Florence Foster Jenkins – The Glory of the Human Voice
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