David Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust’ to get 50th-anniversary re-release

“Just turn on with me and you’re not alone…”

On the day that we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of the Starman 45, it is with pleasure that we can announce the issue of two 50th anniversary vinyl versions of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust album via Parlophone, on 17th June 2022.

These are the formats with pre-order links…

ZIGGY STARDUST 50th ANNIVERSARY HALF SPEED MASTERED LP

ZIGGY STARDUST 50th ANNIVERSARY PICTURE DISC LP

Keep reading for the full press release.

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TWO SPECIAL DAVID BOWIE VINYL RELEASES TO CELEBRATE THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS – TO BE RELEASED 17th JUNE, 2022

THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS 50th ANNIVERSARY HALF SPEED MASTERED LP

THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS 50th ANNIVERSARY PICTURE DISC LP

28th April, 2022 — 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 release details for two very special vinyl releases to mark the album’s Golden Jubilee.

On 17th June, 2022, 50 years and one day after the original U.K. release date, THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS will be issued as a limited edition 50th anniversary half speed mastered LP and a picture disc, featuring the same master and a replica promotional poster for the album.

This new pressing of THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS 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.

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 touchstone record, growing in stature with each passing year. It is now ingrained in popular culture, its undeniable influence spanning musicians from Arcade Fire to Lady Gaga, to Harry Styles’s androgynous fashion sense to Noel Fielding’s shirts on The Great British Bake-Off to Ziggy make-up challenges on Tik-Tok.

David 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.

DAVID BOWIE – THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS TRACKLISTING

SIDE ONE

Five Years – 4:42

Soul Love – 3:34

Moonage Daydream – 4:40

Starman – 4:10

It Ain’t Easy – 2:58

SIDE TWO

Lady Stardust – 3:22

Star – 2:47

Hang On To Yourself – 2:40

Ziggy Stardust – 3:13

Suffragette City – 3:25

Rock ’n’ Roll Suicide – 2.58

 

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