David Bowie‘s Aladdin Sane will be reissued on April 14, 2023, one week before its Golden Jubilee.
The album will be issued as a limited edition 50th anniversary half-speed mastered LP and a picture disc LP pressed from the same master.
The album was preceded by two singles “The Jean Genie” and “Drive-In Saturday,” peaking on the U.K. singles chart at Nos. 2 and 3 respectively, and was the first time Bowie topped the U.K. album charts. It also marked his debut on the U.S. top 20 album chart, where “Time” and “Let’s Spend The Night Together” were follow ups to the “The Jean Genie.”
This new pressing of Aladdin Sane was cut on a customized late Neumann VMS80 lathe with fully recapped electronics from 192kHz restored masters of the original master tapes, with no additional processing on transfer. The half-speed was cut by John Webber at AIR Studios.
Bowie described Aladdin Sane as “Ziggy Goes To Washington: Ziggy under the influence of America.” The album was to be Ziggy Stardust’s last stand, and the persona was laid to rest three months after the album’s release in July 1973 at the infamous final show with the Spiders From Mars at London’s Hammersmith Odeon.
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