David Bowie ‎– Hunky Dory

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


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.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Run-out): APRS 5947 - 3T - BOBIL
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Run-out): APRS 5948 - 3T - RASPUTIN

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
INTS 5064 A, INTS 5064 B David Bowie Hunky Dory(LP, Album) RCA International, RCA International INTS 5064 A, INTS 5064 B Ireland 1980 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
LSP-4623 David Bowie Hunky Dory(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor LSP-4623 US Unknown Sell This Version
CL 13844 David Bowie Hunky Dory(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor CL 13844 Germany 1983 Sell This Version


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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.


February 5, 2016

Question: My copy of Hunky Dory seems to be a 1st pressing: except for "blue letters on inner sleeve" mine says "made in great Britain" Not England. The LP cover has a green/blue hue. I dont know what "Laminate front an spine mean, but the cover is thin. Judging from the pictures where the two covers are compared above mine is exactly like the one on the left which looks like the 1st pressing but on the back it does have "A Gem Production" Logo . Can anyone help me? I'm new at collecting records well sort of new, Ive always had records/vinyl/Lp etc.. Any whoooany advice would be nice thank you. Truly it really doesn't mean much to me on this particular record because Id never let it go...its IMO top 3 Bowie releases and will always be in my collection... :)


January 12, 2016
I can't find this issue here, any clues?
SF 8244, LSP 4623
aprs 5948 3E A4 AAC - Side 2, aprs 5947 4E A2V


January 12, 2016
Wow... the record collector vultures... this is a $20 record at most. Thousands upon thousands of copies were pressed.


January 12, 2016
Wow the price of this has skyrocketed.... Don't feed the idiot money grubbers


January 11, 2016
HUNKY DORY - I have a vinyl RCA INTS 5064 still with the price of £2.99 the track listings on the record are incorrect both sides being marked thus :- RCA NL83844 The King of New Orleans jazz, Jelly Roll Morton and his Red Hot Peppers , track lists are listed for songs 1 to 8. Has any one else heard of this? Is it rare?


December 12, 2015
edited 8 months ago

I suspect the printers at RCA were running low on ink at the time. The earlier the copy you have, the greener the cover image and the more orange the insert will be. If you ever get to hold more than two next to each other at the same time, no two are the same. They all differ in green tinge but first pressings definitely hold a stronger/brighter green than later copies.