Bowie* ‎– Pinups

RCA Victor ‎– RS 1003
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Rosalyn
Written-By – Farley*, Duncan*
A2 Here Comes The Night
Written-By – Berns*
A3 I Wish You Would
Written-By – Billy Boy Arnold
A4 See Emily Play
Written-By – S.Barrett*
A5 Everything's Alright
Written-By – Konrad*, Karlson*, Crouch*, Stavely*, James*
A6 I Can't Explain
Written-By – Townshend*
B1 Friday On My Mind
Written-By – Young-Vanda*
B2 Sorrow
Written-By – Feldman*, Goldstein*, Gottehrer*
B3 Don't Bring Me Down
Written-By – Johnnie Dee
B4 Shapes Of Things
Written-By – McCarthy*, Samwell Smith*
B5 Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
Written-By – Townshend*, Daltrey*
B6 Where Have All The Good Times Gone!
Written-By – Ray Davies

Companies, etc.



A MainMan Production
℗1973 RCA Records

RCA and MainMan logos on back cover, MainMan logo on insert.

A1 & B3: Originally performed by The Pretty Things
A2: Originally performed by Them
A3 & B4: Originally performed by The Yardbirds
A4: Originally performed by Pink Floyd
A5: Originally performed by The Mojos
A6 & B5: Originally performed by The Who
B1: Originally performed by The Easybeats
B2: Originally performed by The Merseys
B6: Originally performed by The Kinks

The spine, cover, and insert call this album Pinups but the orange label has it spelled as Pin-Ups.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side A): RS 1003-A-IT A1AC K
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side B): RS 1003-B-IT A2AE K
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched -Variant 1): RS1003A-2E KEV A5L
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched -Variant 1): RS1003-B-1T A2AA K
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched -Variant 2): RS-1003-A-3E 'W'
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched -Variant 2): RS-1003-B-3E 'W'

Other Versions (5 of 211) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
YK 14653 Bowie* Pinups(Cass, Album) RCA Victor YK 14653 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
APL1-0291 Bowie* Pinups(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor APL1-0291 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
64 7947671 Bowie* Pinups(LP, Album, RM, Gat) EMI 64 7947671 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
AYK1-4653 David Bowie Pin Ups(Cass, Album, RE) RCA AYK1-4653 US Unknown Sell This Version
LPVS-1437 David Bowie Pinups(LP, Album) RCA Victor LPVS-1437 Venezuela 1973 Sell This Version


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March 16, 2017
Hi. I have a cassette printed Pins Up. Is it a collectable?


August 6, 2016
By 1973, Bowie could do no wrong. When it meant dedicating a full album to his heroes (the Kinks, Pink Floyd, Them, Yardbirds) fans weren't fully receptive as it was hard to digest after 1972's 'Ziggy Stardust' and it's follow-up, 'Aladdin Sane'. However after hearing the album numerous times the cover versions offer a slice of glam punk heaven. Bowie's remakes 'of 'Here Comes The Night', 'Friday On My Mind' and the Kinks classic 'Where Have All The Good Times Gone' are standouts but Bowie's blue-eyed tinged version of 'Sorrow' showcase his impressive vocal range as well as his underrated sax playing. The band is yet led again by Mick Ronson with Aynsley Dunbar providing the back beat.


July 11, 2015
Can´t found my issue here? It must be an early german issue. Catalouge Number is APL1- 0291, 26.21294 AS
and on label is a writing mistake, instead of See Emily Play is there written See Emtly Play. Does anybody konw something about this press?


April 22, 2014
I have UK RS1003 1973 (orange label). On the spine is written RS1003 (APLI-0214).
Matrix: RS-1003-A-3E 'W' A2Y // RS-1003-B-3E 'W' ALAN (the "L" could also be "1" or a "/" and the "N" could also be "H".

Is there any detailed information somewhere about the album/matrix differences?


January 29, 2014
I have the UK RS 1003 with slightly different matrix numbers and the matt labels. Can't find it here.


March 16, 2010
I too have INTS 5236. It was a 1981 (or thereabouts) issue in the Lifetimes series. All Bowie LPs were re-released then. I've added this to the database, without finding this particular master release and am now struggling to combine the two.


January 2, 2010
I've got this with catalog# INTS 5236 on RCA. Is this known to anyone? Thanks!


June 1, 2009
edited over 11 years ago
An album of coverversions. Half of the tracks containing weird vocal arrangements are worth listening. "I Wish You Would" and "Friday On My Mind" will work on any party any time. A strange and great record. I would like to add that best listening results (the drive/speed of the time when the record was made) are reached when slightly pitched up with 5% more bass - for the vinylists :-)