David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust” Turns 40
Ground control to Major Bowie. The days of Jareth the Goblin King dancing a magic dance and sporting a mullet, are over. “All the young dudes” can experience Bowie’s alter ego, with a 40th anniversary release of The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. So where were the spiders?
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David Bowie has been a hermit in recent years, but his record label has mined his catalog with a plethora of deluxe reissues. The latest archival release will be a 40th anniversary edition of his 1972 classic The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, on June 5. The band on the album featured legendary guitarist Mick Ronson, bassist Trevor Bolder, drummer Mick Woodmansey and on keyboards, Rick Wakeman of Yes.
The 40th anniversary edition has been newly remastered and will be available on CD and limited on vinyl. The reissue won’t feature any previously unreleased tracks, but there are going to be some new 5.1 mixes.
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Other recently upgraded Bowie albums include 1967’s David Bowie and 1976’s Station To Station, while the bootleg Live In Santa Monica ’72 (recorded at the beginning of the Ziggy Stardust tour) recently got an official release.