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Recording Honky Dory at Trident Studios

come say hi, at: David Bowie recorded his album Honky Dory in 1971 at Trident Studios in London. The album marked a departure from Bowie's previous work, which had been heavily influenced by the blues and hard rock. Instead, Honky Dory showcased a diverse range of musical styles, from folk and pop to cabaret and art rock.

Bowie worked closely with his producer, Ken Scott, during the recording process. Scott had previously worked with The Beatles and Elton John, and brought his expertise to the project. Bowie was known for his meticulous attention to detail, and he spent many hours in the studio perfecting the songs on the album.

The album was recorded on a 16-track tape machine, which allowed Bowie and Scott to layer multiple instruments and vocals. Bowie played many of the instruments on the album himself, including guitar, piano, and saxophone. He also brought in a group of talented musicians to play on the album, including Rick Wakeman on piano and Mick Ronson on guitar.

One of the most famous songs on the album is "Life on Mars?", which was recorded with a full orchestra. Bowie and Scott spent several days working with the orchestra to get the sound just right. The song became a hit in the UK, and helped to establish Bowie as a major artist.

Overall, Honky Dory is considered one of Bowie's finest albums, and a masterpiece of 1970s rock music. Its innovative sound and diverse range of styles influenced many other musicians in the years to come, and cemented Bowie's reputation as a musical icon.


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