David Bowie - Aladdin Sane - 12" Vinyl LP Album

Best Buy Series: Italian release of Aladdin Sane

Explore the 1973 masterpiece "Aladdin Sane" by David Bowie, a sonic journey embodying the eclectic spirit of the '70s. Produced by Bowie and K. Scott, the album features Mick Ronson, Trevor Bolder, and Mick Woody Woodmansey. The 1981 Italian release, part of the Best Buy Series, enhances its allure. A timeless classic, the album's unique charm and European flair continue to captivate music enthusiasts worldwide.


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"Aladdin Sane" Album Description:

In the vibrant tapestry of David Bowie's illustrious career, the 1973 release of "Aladdin Sane" stands as a pivotal moment. This article delves into the intricacies of this iconic album, its production, and the unique Italian release that adds an extra layer of allure to Bowie's musical legacy.

The Timeless Aura of 1973

"Aladdin Sane" emerged during the early 1970s, a period marked by artistic experimentation and cultural evolution. The '70s witnessed a fusion of various musical genres, giving birth to the glam rock movement, of which Bowie was an iconic figure. Released on April 13, 1973, the album perfectly encapsulates the zeitgeist of the era, reflecting the societal shifts and artistic exploration prevalent during that time.

The Maestros Behind the Music

Produced by David Bowie himself, alongside K. Scott for Mainman, "Aladdin Sane" showcases Bowie's multifaceted talent as a musician and a visionary. The collaborative effort with K. Scott resulted in a sonic landscape that pushed the boundaries of conventional rock music, incorporating avant-garde elements and flamboyant aesthetics.

The band lineup for this masterpiece included Mick Ronson on guitar and piano, Trevor Bolder on bass, and Mick Woody Woodmansey on drums. Their collective synergy brought a dynamic energy to the album, contributing to its eclectic sound that transcended traditional rock norms.

Italian Rendition: A Best Buy Series Gem

The 1981 Italian release of "Aladdin Sane" as a 12" Vinyl LP Album adds an intriguing chapter to the album's history. This edition, part of the Best Buy Series, boasts a distinctive charm with its Made in Italy stamp. Italian releases often carry a unique allure, and this version of Bowie's classic is no exception.

The Italian edition not only preserves the original magic of the album but also adds a touch of European flair to the overall experience for collectors and enthusiasts. The craftsmanship and attention to detail in the production of this release further elevate its status among Bowie aficionados.

The Sonic Odyssey

"Aladdin Sane" is a sonic journey that takes listeners through a kaleidoscope of emotions and musical landscapes. Bowie's vocals, coupled with Ronson's guitar prowess and the tight rhythm section, create a symphony that resonates with listeners across generations. The album's enduring popularity is a testament to its timelessness and the innovative spirit of its creators.

Music Genre:

English Progressive Rock 

Album Production Information:

The album: "Aladdin Sane" was produced by: David Bowie and K. Scott for Mainman

Record Label Information:

RCA YL 13890

Media Format:

12" Vinyl Full-Length Stereo LP  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 230 gram 

Year & Country:

1973, 1981 Made in Italy
Band Members and Musicians on: David Bowie Aladdin Sane
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • David Bowie guitar, harmonica, keyboards, saxophone, vocals
  • Mick Ronson guitar, piano, vocals
  • Trevor Bolder bass
  • Mick Woody Woodmansey drums
Track Listing of: "Aladdin Sane"

The Song/tracks on "Aladdin Sane" are

  • Watch That Man 4:25
  • Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?) 5:06
  • Drive-In Saturday 4:29
  • Panic in Detroit 4:25
  • Cracked Actor 2:56
  • Time 5:09
  • The Prettiest Star 3:26
  • Let's Spend the Night Together (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) 3:03
  • The Jean Genie 4:02
  • Lady Grinning Soul 3:46
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Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash.


DAVID BOWIE - Vinyl Discography and Biography

David Bowie Biography

  David Bowie, born David Robert Jones, was a British singer, songwriter, and actor who is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in the history of popular music. With a career that spanned over five decades, Bowie continuously reinvented himself, pushing the boundaries of musical genres and styles.

  Bowie was born in 1947, in Brixton, London, England. As a child, he showed an interest in music and began playing the saxophone at a young age. He later learned to play the guitar, piano, and other instruments, and began performing in bands as a teenager.

  In 1969, Bowie released his first hit single, "Space Oddity," which tells the story of an astronaut named Major Tom who becomes lost in space. The song became an instant classic and launched Bowie's career as a solo artist. Over the next few years, Bowie released a series of albums that showcased his ability to blend rock, pop, and other musical styles into a unique and innovative sound.

  In the mid-1970s, Bowie began to experiment with theatricality and gender ambiguity, adopting the persona of Ziggy Stardust, a flamboyant androgynous rock star. This period of his career, which included the albums "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" and "Aladdin Sane," cemented Bowie's reputation as a visionary artist who was unafraid to take risks and push boundaries.

  Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Bowie continued to innovate, incorporating elements of electronic and dance music into his sound. He collaborated with other artists, including Queen, Tina Turner, and Mick Jagger, and released a string of hit albums and singles, including "Let's Dance," "Modern Love," and "Under Pressure."

  In addition to his music, Bowie was also an accomplished actor, appearing in films such as "The Man Who Fell to Earth," "Labyrinth," and "The Prestige." He was also a fashion icon, known for his unique sense of style and his ability to blend different fashion elements into a cohesive whole.

  Bowie's impact on popular culture cannot be overstated. He inspired generations of musicians and artists with his fearlessness, creativity, and willingness to experiment. He was a true original, and his influence can be seen in everything from fashion to film to music.

  Tragically, Bowie passed away in 2016, just two days after his 69th birthday. His death was a shock to the music world and to his legions of fans, who mourned the loss of one of the greatest and most innovative artists of all time.

David Bowie Personal Life:

 David Robert Jones was born in Brixton, Lambeth, London, England, United Kingdom on 08/01/1947. He was the second child of Haywood Stenton "John" Jones 21/11/1912 and Margaret Mary "Peggy" Burns 2/10/1913. His only brother was Terence Guy Adair Burns 05/11/1937./p>

 When he was 22 years old, his father Haywood Stenton "John" Jones died (5/8/1969). When he was 54 years old, his mother Margaret Mary "Peggy" Burns died (2/4/2001)./p>

 He married Iman Mohamed "Iman" Abdulmajid in Lausanne, District de Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland. His partner was Lindsay Kemp. His partner was Hermione Farthingale. On 19/3/1970, he married Mary Angela Barnett. He was 23 years old when he married Mary Angela Barnett. He got seperated from Lindsay Kemp in 1968. He got seperated from Hermione Farthingale in 1969. He got divorced from Mary Angela Barnett in Switzerland on 8/2/1980. He had one son with Mary Angela Barnett: Duncan Jones 30/5/1971. He had one daughter with Iman Mohamed "Iman" Abdulmajid: Alexandria "Lexi" Zahra Jones 2000./p>

 On 10/1/2016, he died in New York City, New York County, New York, United States when he was 69 years old.