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Bowie – Aladdin Sane (Remastered on 180g Vinyl)
Released on 13 April 1973 Aladdin Sane is the sixth studio album by David Bowie. The follow-up to his breakthrough The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, it was the first album he wrote and released from a position of stardom. It was produced by Bowie and Ken Scott and features contributions from Bowie’s backing band the Spiders from Mars — comprising Mick Ronson, Trevor Bolder and Mick Woodmansey — as well as pianist Mike Garson, two saxophonists and three backing vocalists.
Bowie wrote most of the tracks on the road in the US between shows. Because of this, many of the tracks are greatly influenced by America and Bowie’s perceptions of the country. Due to the American influence and the fast-paced songwriting, the album features a tougher and raunchier glam rock sound than its predecessor. The lyrics reflect the pros of Bowie’s newfound stardom and the cons of touring, and paint pictures of urban decay, drugs, sex, violence and death.
The album cover, shot by Brian Duffy and featuring a lightning bolt across Bowie’s face, was the most expensive cover ever made at the time and represents the split personality of the Aladdin Sane character and Bowie’s mixed feelings of the tour and stardom. It is regarded as one of his most iconic images.
Preceded by the singles The Jean Genie and Drive-In Saturday, Aladdin Sane was Bowie’s most commercially successful record up to that point, peaking at No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart and No. 17 on the US Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart. The album also received positive reviews from music critics and, although many found it to be inferior to its predecessor, it is regarded by Bowie biographers as one of his essential albums.
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