David Bowie ‎– Hunky Dory

RCA Victor ‎– SF 8244, RCA Victor ‎– LSP 4623
Vinyl, LP, Album, Laminated


A1 Changes 3:33
A2 Oh! You Pretty Things 3:12
A3 Eight Line Poem 2:53
A4 Life On Mars? 3:48
A5 Kooks 2:49
A6 Quicksand 5:03
B1 Fill Your Heart 3:07
B2 Andy Warhol 3:53
B3 Song For Bob Dylan 4:12
B4 Queen Bitch 3:13
B5 The Bewlay Brothers 5:21

Companies, etc.



Original UK issue, 1st pressing with laminated front cover & spine, un-laminated back.
Cover has a colour variation differing from represses. in which this release is green in tinge. A repress will not have this rich green colour to the front image.

Sepia-print liner with lyrics. Rice-paper inner sleeve has blue text with Patent No. and "Made In England".
(All later issues of this have print-finish cover)

All titles published by Chrysalis Music Ltd./Titanic Music ℗ 1971
Printed in England by Robert Stace.

RCA Limited, Record Division
RCA House, Curzon Street, London W1.

When preparing the UK edition cover art from the US supplied artwork (David Bowie - Hunky Dory) RCA mistakenly removed the GEM logo from the rear sleeve. Close examination of the cover shows it has been artworked out. It was subsequently restored on the next UK edition, though in slightly different position. (David Bowie - Hunky Dory)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, etched): APRS 5947 3T A2AF BOBIL
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, etched): APRS 5948 3T A1AG RASPUTIN

Other Versions (5 of 204) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LSP-4623 David Bowie Hunky Dory (A Pedir De Boca)(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor LSP-4623 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
LSP-4623 David Bowie Hunky Dory(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor LSP-4623 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
RCD 10133 David Bowie Hunky Dory(CD, Album, RE, RM, Gre) Rykodisc RCD 10133 USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version
7243 521899 0 8, 724 3 521899 0 8 David Bowie Hunky Dory(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin 7243 521899 0 8, 724 3 521899 0 8 US 1999 Sell This Version
AFL1-4623 David Bowie Hunky Dory(LP, Album) RCA Victor AFL1-4623 US 1977 Sell This Version


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September 6, 2017

A slight hiss in this version but a strong Bowie album regardless. Shame the sleeve is quite badly damaged.


July 28, 2017
Anyone any idea which pressing is better than the others? I was thinking about getting the Canadian first pressing? maybe Japanese. please let me know.


July 9, 2017
hola , tengo la edición LSP - 4623 APRS - 5947 (CARA A ) LSP - 4623 APRS - 5948 ( CARA B ) en galleta de color naranja , Matrix / Runout (Side A) LSP - 4623-A- IN´ Matrix / Runout (Side B) LSP - 4623-B- IN´ . no la encuentro y mi duda es si es edición nueva o ya esta ( algunas ediciones publicadas carecen de matrix y no las puedo comprobar . un saludo --- Hello, I have the edition LSP - 4623 APRS - 5947 (FACING) LSP - 4623 APRS - 5948 (FACE B) in cookie of orange color, Matrix / Runout (Side A) LSP - 4623-A-IN ' Matrix / Runout (Side B) LSP - 4623-B-IN '. I do not find her and my doubt is if it is a new or already this edition (some published editions lack of matrix and I cannot verify them. A greeting


February 13, 2017
A 2nd edition was printed quite soon after the first. .same matrix number etc. .with rasputin and bobit etc...but not laminated and with gem logo..i think theyre were more copies printed of this version in england and the one a few of these posts are alluding to...i hope im correct and helped some of you.


September 25, 2016

Is somebody can help me, which edition is "APRS-5947-6E (SF-8244) A1B" i can't find it anywhere, thanks!


March 20, 2016
Can anybody help me out. I have a copy with SF- 8244 (APRS 5947/8) codes. Seems to be original release but codes are different?? Thanks


March 15, 2016
Somebody knows this pressing
I've got an:
Side 1 APRS 5947 3T A2V BOBIL
Side 2 APRS 5948 3T A1AX or A1A7 RASPUTIN


March 2, 2016
I have just obtained a copy with catalogue number SF8244, printed in England. The front cover has "VICTOR" in white letters top right but nothing underneath it ( no SF8244 (LSP4623)). It's a 3T Bobil / Rasputin with extra marks A2AAK (side A) and A1AS (side B). Shall I list it as a new variant or am I missing something?


February 23, 2016
Can anyone identify which pressing I have? Doesn't quite match any of the pressings listed here, although some later represses are lacking in matrix detail.

Side 1 reads 'Bobil' 'APRS 5947 3T' as well as 'A2' which is crossed out.
Side 2 reads 'Rasputin APRS5948 3T' and further along 'A1AZ'

Almost matches some of the early pressings but not quite.

Thanks in advance.