David Bowie ‎– Aladdin Sane

RCA Victor ‎– DLSP 4852
Vinyl, LP, Album, Pre-release


A1 Watch That Man 4:30
A2 Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?) 5:15
A3 Drive - In Saturday 4:38
A4 Panic In Detroit 4:30
A5 Cracked Actor 3:01
B1 Time 5:10
B2 The Prettiest Star 3:28
B3 Let's Spend The Night Together 3:10
B4 The Jean Genie 4:06
B5 Lady Grinning Soul 3:53

Companies, etc.



Extremely rare pre-release with temporary sleeve.
Plain white sleeve with the name of the artist and album title as well as "RCA Victor Stereo DLSP 4852" written on the front.
The back cover features a hand-written text saying: "Per anticipare al massimo l'uscita, il nuovo Long-Playing di David Bowie viene momentaneamente fornito in busta provvisoria. In aprile sarà disponibile la busta definitiva che potrete richiedere gratuitamente ai vostri fornitori".
RCA wanted to release the record before the album art was ready so in order to speed up the release as much as possible it issued the record with a temporary sleeve which could be traded in for the final one. Obviously anyone eager enough to buy the pre-release was eager enough to trade it in for the proper sleeve so extremely few of these remain in existence.

Wikipedia Italy article mentioning this edition:

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): CKAY 18592 1S 1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): CKAY 18593 1S 1A 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): CKAY 18592
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): CKAY 18593
  • Rights Society: SIAE

Other Versions (5 of 219) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RS 1001, LSP-4852 David Bowie Aladdin Sane(LP, Album, Gat) RCA Victor, RCA Victor RS 1001, LSP-4852 UK 1973 Sell This Version
LSP-4852 David Bowie Aladdin Sane(LP, Album, RP, Gat) RCA Victor LSP-4852 US 1975 Sell This Version
NL-13890 David Bowie Aladdin Sane(LP, Album, Unofficial, Gre) RCA International (2) NL-13890 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
PL 13890 David Bowie Aladdin Sane(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor PL 13890 Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
PK 2134 David Bowie Aladdin Sane(Cass, Album, Gre) RCA PK 2134 Italy 1973 Sell This Version