Wednesday, 30 May 2012

LISTEN: David Bowie - 'The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust...' 2012 Remaster

David Bowie is streaming the reissued version of his seminal 1972 album 'The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars' online in full, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to listen to it. You can also watch a TV documentary about the making of the album, which is divided into six parts and watchable via the YouTube players at the bottom of this page.

The record, which is 40 years old this summer, will be re-released on Monday (June 4) on both CD and vinyl, but you can hear it now. The re-release will contain remastered audio of all 11 of the album's tracks. In addition, the vinyl includes an audio DVD featuring previously unreleased mixes of some of the album's tracks. 

'The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars' is a concept album based around a character named Ziggy Stardust, an alien who arrives on Planet Earth in its dying years and attempts to convey a message of hope via a career as a rock'n'roll star. It regularly appears in lists of the best albums of all time.

The tracklisting for the new reissues of 'The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars' are as follows:

CD Version 

'Five Years'
'Soul Love'
'Moonage Daydream'
'Starman'
'It Ain't Easy'
'Lady Stardust'
'Star'
'Hang On To Yourself'
'Ziggy Stardust'
'Suffragette City'
'Rock 'N' Roll Suicide'

180-gram vinyl and DVD package

Side 1

'Five Years'
'Soul Love'
'Moonage Daydream'
'Starman'
'It Ain't Easy'

Side 2

'Lady Stardust'
'Star'
'Hang On To Yourself'
'Ziggy Stardust'
'Suffragette City'
'Rock 'N' Roll Suicide'


DVD [audio only]

'Five Years'
'Soul Love'
'Moonage Daydream'
'Starman'
'It Ain't Easy'
'Lady Stardust'
'Star'
'Hang On To Yourself'
'Ziggy Stardust'
'Suffragette City'
'Rock 'N' Roll Suicide'
'Five Years
'Soul Love' 
'Moonage Daydream'
'Starman'
'It Ain't Easy' 
'Lady Stardust' 
'Star' 
'Hang On To Yourself' 
'Ziggy Stardust' 
'Suffragette City' 
'Rock 'N' Roll Suicide'
'Moonage Daydream' (Instrumental) *
'The Supermen' *
'Velvet Goldmine' *
'Sweet Head'*

* = Previously unreleased mixes



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