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Format: CD
Sku: 60360633
UPC: 724352190102
UPC 14: 00724352190102
Release Date: 9/28/1999
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Width Of A Circle, The ~ David Bowie
2. All The Madmen ~ David Bowie
3. Black Country Rock ~ David Bowie
4. After All ~ David Bowie
5. Running Gun Blues ~ David Bowie
6. Saviour Machine ~ David Bowie
7. She Shook Me Cold ~ David Bowie
8. Man Who Sold The World, The ~ David Bowie
9. Supermen, The ~ David Bowie
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: David Bowie (vocals, guitar); Freddi Buretti (vocals); Mick Ronson, Mark Carr Prichard, Tim Renwick (guitar); Ralph Mace (Moog synthesizer); Tony Visconti, Trevor Bolder, Herbie Flowers (bass); Mick Woodmansey, John Cambridge (drums).
Muze PNote Producers: Tony Visconti, Herbie Flowers, David Bowie.
Muze PNote Principally recorded at Trident Studios and Advision Studios, London, England.
Muze PNote Composer: David Bowie.
Muze PNote Personnel: David Bowie (vocals, guitar, saxophone, keyboards); David Bowie; Mick Ronson (vocals, guitar, background vocals); Freddi Buretti (vocals); Tony Visconti (guitar, piano, bass instrument, electric bass, bass guitar); Mark Carr Prichard, Tim Renwick (guitar); John Cambridge (drums); Ralph Mace (synthesizer, Moog synthesizer); Mick "Woody" Woodmansey (drums, percussion).
Muze PNote Audio Remasterers: Nigel Reeve; Peter Mew.
Muze PNote Audio Remixer: Tony Visconti.
Muze PNote Recording information: Advision Studios, London, England (04/18/1970-05/22/1970); Advsion Studios, London, England (04/18/1970-05/22/1970); Trident Studios, London, England (04/18/1970-05/22/1970).
Muze PNote Photographers: Mick Rock ; Brian Ward .
Muze PNote By 1970 David Bowie was already hinting at his talent as a master pop manipulator. "Space Oddity," released in 1969, showed a performer with a keen sense of cultural detail (we had just put a man on the moon), but THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD signaled Bowie's full entry into the rock domain. The album's eclectic pop stylings proved Bowie to be not only a watchful observer, but also a hip modifier of pop music trends.
Muze PNote THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD is a gritty tour through late '60s rockisms. The folky title track is wary and sensitive, while the bombastic "The Supermen" mixes crushing drums and Allman Brothers-esque guitar chimes. "All The Madmen" is Bowie at his vulnerable, evocative best, and "Black Country Rock" stomps along with the best of the White Boy Blues contingent. While it did not yet approach the space-age sci-fi atmosphere of Bowie's future releases, THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD reaffirmed the themes introduced with "Space Oddity" and served as the launching pad for one of rock's most enigmatic and durable performers.

Engineer: Ken Scott; Ken Scott

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Mick Ronson

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Cat People
Muze Music Compilations Falcon & The Snowman
Muze Music Compilations Pretty Woman
Muze Music Compilations Live In Europe
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Hits I & II
Muze Music Compilations Basquiat
Muze Music Compilations Lost Highway
Muze Music Compilations Grosse Point Blank
Muze Music Compilations Trainspotting 2
Muze Music Compilations Diamond Dogs
Muze Music Compilations Darkside
Muze Music Compilations Detroit Rock City
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 3-Greatest Hits
Muze Music Compilations Almost Famous
Muze Music Compilations Training Day (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Christmas!
Muze Music Compilations Platinum Collection (Greatest Hits I, II & III)
Muze Music Compilations Underworld (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Shrek 2
Muze Music Compilations The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Music: 80's
Muze Music Compilations Now: Classic Rock
Muze Music Compilations Christmas Classics
Muze Music Compilations Rachel Ray:how Cool Is That Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Toolroom Knights
Muze Music Compilations Bandslam
Muze Music Compilations Pirate Radio (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Dexter Season 4 (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Kids Are Alright (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Martha Stewart Living Music:tradition
Muze Music Compilations Perks Of Being A Wallflower (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Isles Of Wonder:opening Ceremony/2012
Muze Music Compilations Symphony/british:closing 2012 Olympic
Muze Music Compilations 20 Feet From Stardom (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (ost)
Muze Music Compilations Christmas With Bing
Muze Music Compilations Guardians Of The Galaxy (ost)
Muze Music Compilations Guardians Of The Galaxy:mix V1 (ost)
Muze Music Compilations Once More With Feeling Singles 95-04

Associated Artists and Works

Belew, Adrian
Classic Rock String Quartet
Classic Rock String Quartet (Th
Jones, Trevor (Composer)
Time and Place [Digipak] ~ Martin, Claire (Vocals)
Michael Gaither
Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf ~ Original Soundtrack
Scumfrog (The)
Scumfrog Vs. David Bowie
Vitamin String Quartet

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/06/1999
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1970
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 5219010
Music Label Name Label : Virgin
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00724352190102

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (2/18/71, p.51)
- "...a weird and supernatural tone....uniformly excellent....Bowie's music offers an experience that is as intriguing as it is chilling..."

Q (11/99, pp.140-1)
- 3 stars out of 5 - "...a robust, sexually charged affair, thanks to a band comprising two-thirds of the future Spiders From Mars, ace guitarist Mick Ronson and drummer Mick 'Woody' Woodmansey, plus a hint of Moog..."

Mojo (Publisher)
(2/02, p.84)
- "...A robust set that spins with dizzying disorientation....Bowie's armoury was being hastily assembled, though it was never deployed with such thrilling abandon again."

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