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Format: CD
Sku: 60360642
UPC: 724352190003
UPC 14: 00724352190003
Release Date: 9/28/1999
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Five Years ~ David Bowie
2. Soul Love ~ David Bowie
3. Moonage Daydream ~ David Bowie
4. Starman ~ David Bowie
5. It Ain't Easy ~ David Bowie
6. Lady Stardust ~ David Bowie
7. Star ~ David Bowie
8. Hang On To Yourself ~ David Bowie
9. Ziggy Stardust ~ David Bowie
10. Suffragette City ~ David Bowie
11. Rock 'N' Roll Suicide ~ David Bowie

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: David Bowie (vocals, guitar, saxophone, piano); Mick Ronson (vocals, guitar, piano); Trevor Bolder (bass); Mick Woodmansey (drums).
Muze PNote Principally recorded at Trident Studios, London, England.
Muze PNote Personnel: David Bowie (vocals, guitar, saxophone, keyboards); David Bowie; Mick Ronson (vocals, guitar, piano, background vocals); Rick Wakeman (harpsichord, keyboards); Trevor Bolder (bass instrument); Mick "Woody" Woodmansey (drums); Dana Gillespie (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Remasterers: Nigel Reeve; Peter Mew.
Muze PNote Recording information: Trident Studio, London, England (09/07/1971-01/18/1972); Trident Studios, London, England (09/07/1971-01/18/1972).
Muze PNote Photographers: Mick Rock ; Brian Ward; Brian Ward .
Muze PNote Arrangers: David Bowie; Mick Ronson.
Muze PNote Every track on ZIGGY STARDUST & THE SPIDERS FROM MARS sounds like it was pulled from the rock 'n' roll bible. The album created a mythology that reached beyond the Chuck Berry folklorisms of the everyday rocker to create a new type of rock star. With ZIGGY, Bowie created a viable alter-ego to descend onto the planet and wreak havoc on rock's fertile soil. In doing so, he created the most original rock creation since the music's inception 20 years before.
Muze PNote Musically, the album was as inspired as Ziggy's persona. Mick Ronson's snarling guitar evoked the triumphant power of the late '60s guitar heroes, but added a flash so dynamic fans knew why the Spiders were labelled "glitter rockers." As an album, ZIGGY STARDUST told the story of rock through the eyes of Ziggy, an alien--with a narrative that was equally sensational and intimate.
Muze PNote Any doubts as to Bowie's intentions to take over rock were displaced on a closer listen to "Star." At the end of the song Bowie (as Ziggy) whispers, "just watch me now," and his determination is eerily obvious. Combining skills as a mime artist and top-rate vocal dramatist, Bowie created Ziggy, the bisexual space man, who sang "songs of darkness and disgrace." The planet was dying, something made evident on the first track "Five Years," and the only way to survive was to "Hang On To Yourself."
Muze PNote In the end, "they had to break up the band," according to the tale told in ZIGGY STARDUST, but the inevitably tragic strains of this "Rock 'N' Roll Suicide" had left their mark on the dying planet. They are still being felt today.

Producer: David Bowie; Ken Scott; David Bowie; Ken Scott

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Mick Ronson

Artist Overview

The mercurial David Bowie is the original pop chameleon. He's been everything from inoffensive pop singer to glam icon to white soul man to art-rocker and more in the course of his long, prolific career. Although Bowie's first hit was 1969's "Space Oddity," he didn't arrive as a full-formed pop sensation until he unveiled his Ziggy Stardust persona in 1972. After retiring Ziggy in 1974, Bowie moved from dystopian rock to Philly soul to cutting-edge experimental pop, all within the span of three years. In the following decades, Bowie has regularly released albums and starred in movies. Perhaps the most startling thing is that he's been at the forefront of so many musical movements, inspiring a slew of genres spearheaded by countless Bowie disciples.
Artist Followers
'Til Tuesday | A Flock of Seagulls | a-ha | ABC | Adam Ant | Adrian Belew | AJ Davila | Alphaville (German) | Bauhaus (UK) | Berlin (Group) | Bj?rk | Bloc Party | Blondie | Blur | Bronski Beat | Calvin Harris (Scotland) | Chris Connelly | Circa Zero | Darren Sylvester | Dead or Alive | Depeche Mode | Duran Duran | Edwyn Collins | Erasure | Eurythmics | Fad Gadget | Falco (Austria) | Felt | Frankie Goes to Hollywood | Franz Ferdinand | Gary Glitter | Gary Numan | George Michael | Grace Jones | Howard Jones | Iggy Pop | Interpol | INXS | Jane's Addiction | Janelle Mon e | Japan (Rock) | Jobriath | Joe Jackson | Joy Division | Julian Cope | Kaiser Chiefs | Kate Bush | Kiss | Klaus Nomi | La Roux | Lady Gaga | Lazer Crystal | Love and Rockets | Luke Haines | Madonna | Magazine | Malcolm McLaren | Manic Street Preachers | Marc Almond | Marilyn Manson | Miguel (R&B) | Moby | Modern English | Momus | Morrissey | Mott the Hoople | Muse | Naked Eyes | New Order (UK) | New York Dolls | Nine Inch Nails | Nirvana (US) | Oingo Boingo | Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (O.M.D.) | Patti Smith | Pet Shop Boys | Peter Hammill | Pixies | Placebo (UK) | Pulp | Queen | Radiohead | Roxy Music | Scissor Sisters | Sigue Sigue Sputnik | Simple Minds | Siouxsie and the Banshees | Smashing Pumpkins | Soft Cell | Steve Harley | Suede | Super Furry Animals | Supergrass | Sweet | Talk Talk | Talking Heads | Television | The Associates | The Breeders | The Chameleons UK | The Church | The Cure | The Feelies | The Human League | The Psychedelic Furs | The Runaways | The Smiths | The Teardrop Explodes | The The | The Tubes | The Undertones | The Verve | Thomas Dolby | Thompson Twins | TV on the Radio | Ultravox | Vampire Weekend | Viet Cong | Wang Chung | Yello | Zolar X

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Cat People
Muze Music Compilations Labyrinth
Muze Music Compilations Pretty Woman
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Hits I & II
Muze Music Compilations Basquiat
Muze Music Compilations Grosse Point Blank
Muze Music Compilations Trainspotting 2
Muze Music Compilations Diamond Dogs
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 Platinum Collection (Greatest Hits I, II & III)
Muze Music Compilations Underworld (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Darkside
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 Bandslam
Muze Music Compilations Pirate Radio (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Perks Of Being A Wallflower (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Isles Of Wonder:opening Ceremony/2012
Muze Music Compilations 20 Feet From Stardom (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Guardians Of The Galaxy:mix V1 (ost)
Muze Music Compilations Guardians Of The Galaxy (ost)
Muze Music Compilations Symphony/british:closing 2012 Olympic
Muze Music Compilations Kids Are Alright (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Dexter Season 4 (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (ost)
Muze Music Compilations Once More With Feeling Singles 95-04
Muze Music Compilations While We're Young (ost)

Associated Artists and Works

Belew, Adrian
Classic Rock String Quartet
Classic Rock String Quartet (Th
Labyrinth [1986] ~ Jones, Trevor (Composer)
Time and Place [Digipak] ~ Martin, Claire (Vocals)
Michael Gaither
Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf ~ Original Soundtrack
Labyrinth [1986] ~ 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 : 1972
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 5219000
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 : 00724352190003

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (7/20/72, p.54)
- "...David Bowie has pulled off his complex task with consummate style, with some great rock & roll...with all the wit and passion required to give it sufficient dimension and with a deep sense of humanity that regularly emerges from behind the star facade...I'd give it at least a 99."

Q (p.108)
- 5 stars out of 5 -- "[E]ach immortally sculpted tune carries a mood of its own."

Q (1/03, p.69)
- Included in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums Ever"

Q (5/97, pp.135-6)
- 5 Stars (out of 5)
- "...Bowie's one true complete masterwork....arguably changed more people's lives in one fell swoop than any before or since."

Q (6/00, p.76)
- Ranked #25 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums" - "...Turned the rock world upside down, a sci-fi psychodrama garnished with the scattergun glam guitar of Bowie's silver-haired foil and sidekick, Mick Ronson....Made in Britain, but concieved in a galaxy far away."

Q (11/99, pp.140-1)
- 5 stars out of 5 - "...sealed Bowie's fate, book-ended by 2 of his finest slowburners, 'Five Years' and 'Rock'n'Roll Suicide'..."

Uncut (8/02, p.98)
- 5 out of 5 - "...redefined not just how pop could sound, but how it could think..."

Mojo (Publisher)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "ZIGGY...remains a pivotal work....With Bowie fired up by a hunger for recognition and sidekick Mick Ronson at his most inspired."

Mojo (Publisher)
(2/02, p.84)
- "...Besides the dazzling conceptual framework - rock'n'roll with such a sense of otherness that it was actually extra-terrestrial - there are somne great songs too..."

NME (Magazine)
(10/2/93, p.29)
- Ranked #40 in NME's list of the 'Greatest Albums Of All Time.'

NME (Magazine)
(9/18/93, p.18)
- Ranked # 7 in NME's list of the 'Greatest Albums Of The '70s' - "...A gloriously manufactured, futuristic rock opera which heads toward its inevitably tragic finale on Mick Ronson's mighty power chords..."

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