Monday, May 30, 2022

David Bowie to release Ziggy Stardust 50th anniversary vinyl editions

David Bowie will release two very special 50th anniversary vinyl editions of his 1972 album classic, “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars”, on June 17.

Originally introduced with the hit lead single, “Starman”, the record introduced the world to the singer’s iconic, gender-bending stage persona Ziggy Stardust.

The project reached No. 5 on the UK album charts and went on to become regarded as a groundbreaking and influential project that was added to the National Recording Registry in 2016 by the US Library of Congress.

To mark its 50th anniversary, “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust…” will be issued as a limited edition half-speed mastered LP and a picture disc, featuring the same master and a replica promotional poster for the album.

This new pressing was cut on a customised late Neumann VMS80 lathe with fully recapped electronics from 192kHz restored masters of the original Trident Studios master tapes, with no additional processing on transfer; the half speed was cut by John Webber at AIR Studios.

Bowie laid to rest the Ziggy Stardust persona in July 1973 at his infamous last show with the Spiders From Mars at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, but Ziggy’s impact reverberates to this day.

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