Lookin' Back Part 2, in which Murray looks at Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust
Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 24 February 1973
AFTER MAN Who Sold The World came Hunky Dory (RCASF 8244), with its Garbo cover-pose and its extraordinary range of mood and sound. The hard rock of Man Who Sold The World was still there, but once again, there were arrangements and additional instrumentation. This time, however, the orchestral arrangements were by Mick Ronson, and so were infinitely more appropriate, though in the aftermath of Ziggy, numbers like 'Changes' and 'Life On Mars' seem to have been somewhat over-arranged.
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