February 2, 2023

April 2023 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the discharge of David Bowie’s ALADDIN SANE, which was launched solely ten months after his breakthrough album THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS.

The title monitor and songs corresponding to ‘Panic In Detroit,’ ‘Woman Grinning Soul’ and ‘Time’ marked a major musical development from its predecessor, including brass, woodwind, soulful backing vocals and the distinctive piano taking part in of Mike Garson.

On 14th April 2023, one week earlier than its Golden Jubilee ALADDIN SANE will likely be issued as a restricted version fiftieth anniversary half-speed mastered LP and an image disc LP pressed from the identical grasp.

The album was preceded by two singles ‘The Jean Genie’ and ‘Drive-In Saturday’, peaking within the U.Okay. singles chart at numbers 2 and three respectively, and was the primary time he topped the U.Okay. album charts. It additionally marked Bowie’s debut on the U.S. charts reaching the highest 20 album chart there, the place an edited model of ‘Time’ was launched as a single.

Watch the upgraded video for ‘The Jean Genie’ – BELOW:

The duvet of ALADDIN SANE has grow to be one of the crucial placing and memorable pictures in rock n roll historical past and was rumoured to be the costliest produced as much as that time. The duvet {photograph} was taken by Brian Duffy, who would additionally shoot the sleeves for 1979’s LODGER and 1980’s SCARY MONSTERS (AND SUPER CREEPS) and options Bowie with the enduring crimson and blue lightning bolt make-up, a picture which has staked out an indelible spot within the planet’s cultural lexicon.

This new urgent of ALADDIN SANE was minimize on a customized late Neumann VMS80 lathe with absolutely recapped electronics from 192kHz restored masters of the unique grasp tapes, with no extra processing on switch. The half-speed was minimize by John Webber at AIR Studios.

Bowie described ALADDIN SANE as ‘Ziggy Goes To Washington: Ziggy below the affect of America’. The album was to be Ziggy Stardust’s final stand, and the persona was laid to relaxation three months after the album’s launch in July 1973 on the notorious remaining present with the Spiders From Mars at London’s Hammersmith Odeon.

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DAVID BOWIE – ALADDIN SANE TRACKLISTING

SIDE ONE
Watch That Man – 4:30
Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?) – 5:06
Drive-In Saturday – 4:33
Panic In Detroit – 4:25
Cracked Actor – 3:01

SIDE TWO
Time – 5.15
The Prettiest Star – 3:31
Let’s Spend The Night time Collectively – 3:10
The Jean Genie – 4:07
Woman Grinning Soul – 3:45

ALADDIN SANE fiftieth ANNIVERSARY HALF SPEED MASTERED LP
ALADDIN SANE fiftieth ANNIVERSARY PICTURE DISC LP
AVAILABLE 14th APRIL, 2023 ON PARLOPHONE

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