DAVID BOWIE - ALADDIN SANE 12" LP Vinyl Album

- Original UK 1st Pressing with thick card custom innersleeve, Matrix/stamper codes: CPRY 4543T / CPRY 4544 3T

David Bowie's 1973 album "Aladdin Sane" epitomizes the glam rock era, following his Ziggy Stardust success. Produced by Ken Scott and Bowie at Trident Studios, London, the album reflects the extravagant spirit of the '70s. Its iconic lightning bolt cover design by Duffy and Celia Philo symbolizes the collision of the extraordinary, encapsulating Bowie's evolution as a rock star and the pioneering sound of the era.

 

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"Aladdin Sane" Album Description:

In the kaleidoscopic landscape of 1970s music, David Bowie's "Aladdin Sane" stands as a pivotal masterpiece that not only solidified his status as a rock icon but also marked a sonic departure from his earlier Ziggy Stardust persona. Released in 1973 by RCA Records, this album remains a testament to Bowie's artistic evolution and the glam rock movement that swept through the music scene during that time.

Time Period: The Glamorous 1970s

The early 1970s was an era of musical exploration, where artists pushed the boundaries of conventional sound and image. Bowie, a chameleon of the music industry, embraced this spirit wholeheartedly. "Aladdin Sane" emerged in the aftermath of Bowie's Ziggy Stardust era, which catapulted him to stardom. The album arrived in a musical landscape defined by glitter, flamboyance, and a rebellion against established norms.

The year 1973 witnessed the zenith of glam rock, with artists like T. Rex, Roxy Music, and Bowie himself leading the charge. The glam aesthetic, characterized by extravagant costumes, theatrical performances, and androgynous personas, found its embodiment in Bowie. "Aladdin Sane" epitomized this era, reflecting the zeitgeist of the 1970s through its eclectic blend of rock, soul, and avant-garde influences.

Production: The Alchemy of Ken Scott and David Bowie

At the helm of "Aladdin Sane's" production were two formidable figures: Ken Scott and David Bowie himself. Ken Scott, renowned for his work with The Beatles and Elton John, brought technical prowess to the studio. Bowie, on the other hand, infused the album with his visionary creativity. The result was a sonic tapestry that pushed the boundaries of rock and hinted at the forthcoming experiments in Bowie's later works.

Recorded at Trident Studios in London, the album benefited from the cutting-edge technology of the time. The studio environment allowed for innovative sound engineering, contributing to the album's distinct sonic palette. The meticulous production of "Aladdin Sane" not only showcased Bowie's growth as an artist but also set a standard for the evolving landscape of rock music production.

Album Cover Design: Duffy and Celia Philo's Visual Symphony

A visual feast awaited listeners even before they placed the needle on the vinyl. The album cover, designed by Duffy and Celia Philo for Duffy Design Concepts, captured the essence of "Aladdin Sane." The iconic lightning bolt across Bowie's face became an emblematic symbol of the album and, by extension, the glam rock movement. The cover art perfectly encapsulated the dichotomy within the music – the collision of the extraordinary and the enigmatic.

Music Genre:

 British 70s Glam Rock, Pop 

Album Production Information:

The album: "DAVID BOWIE - Aladdin Sane UK" was produced by: Ken Scott, David Bowie

This album was recorded at: Trident Studios, London

Album cover design: Duffy and Celia Philo for Duffy Design Concepts

Record Label Information:

 Orange RCA Victor RS 1001 / CPRS 4543
Packaging:Gatefold (FOC) cover design with artwork and lyrics of all the songs by David Bowie on the inside cover pages

Media Format:

 12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 280 gram  

Year & Country:

 1973 Made in England
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: DAVID BOWIE - Aladdin Sane UK
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • David Bowie - guitar, harmonica, keyboards, saxophone, vocals
  • Mick Ronson - guitar, piano, vocals
  • Trevor Bolder - bass
  • Mick "Woody" Woodmansey - drums
  • Mike Garson - piano
  • Ken Fordham - saxophone
  • Brian "Bux" Wilshaw - saxophone, flute
  • Linda Lewis - backing vocals
  • Juanita "Honey" Franklin - backing vocals
  • G.A. MacCormack - backing vocals
Complete Track-listing of the album "DAVID BOWIE - Aladdin Sane UK"

The detailed tracklist of this record "DAVID BOWIE - Aladdin Sane UK" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. 1. "Watch That Man" 4:30
  2. 2. "Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?)" 5:06
  3. 3. "Drive-In Saturday" 4:33
  4. 4. "Panic in Detroit" 4:25
  5. 5. "Cracked Actor" 3:01
    Side Two:
  1. No. Title Length
  2. 6. "Time" 5:15
  3. 7. "The Prettiest Star" 3:31
  4. 8. "Let's Spend the Night Together" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) 3:10
  5. 9. "The Jean Genie" 4:07
  6. 10. "Lady Grinning Soul" 3:54

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