These are David Bowie’s favorite albums of all-time

The rock icon's favorite albums might surprise you

Justin Carissimo
New York
Wednesday 12 October 2016 21:59 BST
David Bowie performs on stage at the Forum in Copenhagen October 7. 2003.
David Bowie performs on stage at the Forum in Copenhagen October 7. 2003. (Nils Meilvang/AFP/Getty )

A list of David Bowie’s 25 favorite records has emerged from Vanity Fair’s archives, thanks to Open Vulture.

In the 2003 interview, the late music icon told the publication that revealing his favorite albums could change his reputation.

Bowie obviously had amazing taste and his list includes greats Little Richard, The Velvet Underground, and Richard Wyatt.

The Last Poets — The Last Poets
Shipbuilding — Robert Wyatt
The Fabulous Little Richard — Little Richard
Music for 18 Musicians — Steve Reich
The Velvet Underground & Nico — The Velvet Underground
Tupelo Blues — John Lee Hooker
Blues, Rags and Hollers — Koerner, Ray and Glover
The Apollo Theatre Presents: In Person! The James Brown Show — James Brown
Forces of Victory — Linton Kwesi Johnson
The Red Flower of Tachai Blossoms Everywhere: Music Played on National Instruments — Various Artists

Banana Moon — Daevid Allen
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris — Cast Album
The Electrosoniks: Electronic Music — Tom Dissevelt
The 5000 Spirits of the Layers of the Onion — The Incredible String Band
Ten Songs by Tucker Zimmerman — Tucker Zimmerman
Four Last Songs (Strauss) — Gundula Janowitz
The Ascension — Glenn Branca
The Madcap Laughs — Syd Barrett
Black Angels — George Crumb
Funky Kingston — Toots & The Maytals
Delusion of the Fury — Harry Partch

Oh Yeah — Charles Mingus
Le Sacre du Printemps — Igor Stravinsky
The Fugs — The Fugs
The Glory of the Human Voice — Florence Foster Jenkins

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