Australian charts: 1974
Sorrow hit no 1 on the Go-Set National Top 40 in February 1974.
“Sorrow” is a song first recorded by the McCoys in 1965.
David Bowie’s remake of “Sorrow”, recorded in July 1973 at Château d’Hérouville, Hérouville, France, was the only single released in the UK from his Pinups covers album, reaching No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart. It was also Bowie’s first number one hit single in Australia, where it topped the charts in February 1974.
The Bowie Bible:
‘Sorrow’ was the only single to be released from Pinups, David Bowie’s seventh studio album.
Pinups was a collection of twelve cover versions, mostly by British groups from from the 1960s mod scene. It was Bowie’s final collaboration with producer Ken Scott.
Bowie said: “Pinups was really my way of shaking off Ziggy completely, while retaining some excitement in the music. It really was treading water, but it happens to be one of my favourite albums. I think there is some terrific stuff on it.”
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