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Aladdin Sane (40th Anniversary Edition)

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Digitally remastered 40th Anniversary edition of this classic 1973 album. This release has been remastered by Ray Staff at London's AIR Studios. Ray cut the original LP during his time at Trident Studios and has received plaudits for his remastering of the Ziggy Stardust 40th anniversary edition last year. Described by Bowie as "Ziggy goes to America," Aladdin Sane saw him create a rockier, more frenetic album than its predecessor, with The Rolling Stones a possible influence on album opener 'Watch That Man' and a transgressive cover of their song, 'Let's Spend The Night Together'. Elsewhere, Muddy Waters' influence could be heard in the riff of the UK #2 single, 'The Jean Genie' and the "futuristic nostalgia" of 'Drive-In Saturday' - which charted at #3 in the UK - was inspired by 1950s doo-wop. 'Cracked Actor', possibly David's most decadent moment, was written after he had toured Hollywood Boulevard, translating the images and environment into raw rock 'n' roll.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 16, 2013)
  • 40th Anniversary Edition edition
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00BFPX1B4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews)
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88 of 93 people found the following review helpful By Marc Lahn on July 26, 2003
Format: Audio CD
David Bowie's Aladdin sane is a 70's masterpiece and I've loved it since I bought with my allowance it at age 7, in 1973.
The album is riddled with great songs, including all out classics:
The song ALADDIN SANE has remained nothing but amazing to me for 30 years now; beautiful, bizarre, engaging, fragile, excellent! Also includes a wildly imaginitive "insane" piano solo by one of the best...Mike Garson
One more thing...the track LADY GRINNING SOUL is one of the more underrated tracks of Bowie's career. Few songs in the world of rock emote as much raw passion, extravagance and beauty.
Also, lead guitarist Mick Ronson couldn't be better than he is on this album. The guitar is pushed up in the mix and drives it's way right into your soul
Bowie himself is totally on top of his game here. The ultimate rock star in full throttle. One thing that makes Bowie GREAT is his willingness to be completely original and different from the norm, without concern for the danger of such action. His lyrics are otherworldly and fantastic. Highly intelligent and very witty. One of the great songwriters (storytellers) of our time, as well as an amazing performer, with a penchant for the "larger than life"
Aladdin Sane really is a perfect rock album and one of the very best from 1973.
I've actually been a Bowie fan since age 6 (found my older sister's Ziggy Lp and that was that). My childhood was greatly enhanced by such magnificent music, imagery and exciting mystery that the 70's provided so well. Bowie was the Ultimate Rock star and I wouldn't trade that time of my life for anything. Totally inspiring and magical ....
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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful By P. Nicholas Keppler on December 1, 2001
Format: Audio CD
His earlier albums, Hunky Dory and the Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, inexplicably receive more acclaimed, but Aladdin Sane is the peak of David Bowie's heavily influential glam rock phase. With a fantastic back-up band, a keen knowledge of many pop structures (doo-wop, jazz, blues and rock all play integral parts in the album) and a sleek, sexy sound, the androgynous, charismatic, make-up clad singer struts through the glam rock's world of raucous partying ("Watch That Man" "Drive-In Saturday"), trashy decadence ("Cracked Actor," "Time") and champagne-scented romance ("Lady Grinning Soul," the title track) as if he owned it all. The album is one of Bowie's best, as well as a practical bible for all the young dudes whom would follow him into the weird, wonderful world of glitzy artrock.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Wayne Klein HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 19, 1999
Format: Audio CD
The differences between this version of AS and the earlier issue on Rykodisc are mostly cosmetic. The use of the Sonic Solutions No Noise program and 24 bit mastering has sweeted the sound giving it a bit more depth and warmth. Since this one of the few reissues that didn't have bonus tracks to begin with little is lost in the transition to EMI.
I'd much rather have commentary from Bowie about the making of the album (much as Elvis Costello did with his reissued catalog)to give the listener a sense of what went on during the recording of this classic album. Always regarded as a poor cousin to Ziggy by most critics, what this album lacks in "concept" it more than makes up for in ambitious song writing and lyrical depth. In many respects, this is a step forward from that classic album showing further development in Bowie's songwriting.
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Kim Fletcher on July 13, 2004
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David Bowie had already been written off as a one-hit-wonder after he failed to follow up his hit single `Space Oddity' (1969) with any commercial success. His first full length album was just a hotch-potch of songs he had collected over the years, and certainly gave no clue as to what was to come. By 1970 David Bowie had hitched up with guitarist/arranger Mick Ronson, who was to become the perfect foil during Bowie's rise to fame.
The next album, 'The Man Who Sold The World' (1971), although a good album, suffered from too many long guitar solos, repetitive themes, and lack of direction from the man himself. 'Hunky Dory' (1972) was a concerted effort of Bowie to catch up with his friends like Marc Bolan, who was riding high in the charts. Even though it was brilliant, it just failed to spark the public's imagination, or perhaps too much imagination as on the cover Bowie wore his hair long - and worse - a long dress, too.
A quick re-think, a sharpening of the sound, a haircut and dye, the stage act re-shaped, the band `The Spiders From Mars' solidified into the perfect little hard rockin' outfit of the blonde haired bombshell Mick Ronson on guitar; the impossibly side burned bassist Trevor Bolder; Mick Woodmansey on drums looking like a reject from the Bay City Rollers; and avant-garde keyboard player Mike Garson. Then came the startling appearance on Top of the Pops with the new single `Starman', and David Bowie was the most famous pop star in the world. Easy when you know how.
The Album `The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars' was a massive hit around the world. But could they follow it up? Could David Bowie turn himself into a proper musician and not just some pop star here today, gone tomorrow?
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