Special 50th Anniversary Vinyl Editions Of David Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust’ To Be Released June 17
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie’s STARMAN, the first single from THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS. To celebrate, Parlophone Records is proud to announce the release details of two very special vinyl releases to mark the album’s golden jubilee.
On June 17, 2022, 50 years and one day after the original UK release date, THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS will be released as a 50th anniversary half-speed mastered LP in limited edition and a photo disc, with the same master and a replica of the promotional poster of the album.
This new pressing of THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS was engraved on a custom Neumann VMS80 lathe with fully recapped electronics from restored 192kHz masters of the original Trident Studios master tapes, with no further processing during of the transfer. Half speed was cut by John Webber at AIR studios.
THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS is the breakthrough album that catapulted David Bowie into the international spotlight. Over the past 50 years, it has remained a benchmark record, growing year by year. It is now entrenched in popular culture, its undeniable influence stretching from the musicians of Arcade Fire to Lady Gaga, the androgynous fashion sense of Harry Styles, the shirts of Noel Fielding on The Great British Bake-Off and Ziggy’s makeup challenges on Tik-Tok.
David Bowie put Ziggy Stardust’s character to rest in July 1973 during his infamous last show with the Spiders From Mars at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, but Ziggy’s impact reverberates to this day.
DAVID BOWIE – THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE MARS SPIDERS
Five Years – 4:42
Soul Love – 3:34
Lunar Reverie – 4:40
Starman – 4:10
It’s Not Easy – 2:58
Lady Stardust – 3:22
Star – 2:47
Hold On to Yourself – 2:40
Ziggy Stardust – 3:13
City of the Suffragettes – 3h25
Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide – 2.58