David Bowie ‎– The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars

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RCA Victor ‎– SF 8287, RCA Victor ‎– LSP 4702, RCA Victor ‎– LSP-4702
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Tracklist

A1 Five Years 4:42
A2 Soul Love 3:34
A3 Moonage Daydream 4:40
A4 Starman 4:10
A5 It Ain't Easy 2:58
B1 Lady Stardust 3:22
B2 Star 2:47
B3 Hang On To Yourself 2:40
B4 Ziggy Stardust 3:13
B5 Suffragette City 3:25
B6 Rock 'N' Roll Suicide 2:58

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The album was recorded at Trident Studios, London, 9 July 1971 - 4 February 1972 using material from the sessions for the previous album 'Hunky Dory' ('It Ain't Easy', July 9, 1971), all other tracks being recorded between November 8, 1971 and February 4, 1972.

First UK issue. Includes printed lyric inner. Initial copies came with a single sheet insert promoting the current tour which started on 2 June 1972 running through until 25th June 1972. Identifying features include Titanic Music publishing credit and no Mainman logo on the back of the sleeve. Later issues have a Mainman publishing credit instead of Titanic and include a Mainman logo on the rear of the sleeve.

Front cover of this issue has derived from US artwork, and the RCA Victor logo and US catalogue number have been pasted over. It is possible to discern a large rectangular cover over, on which the UK details are placed on top of. Look for lines that break./ not continuous. (Not to be confused with second issue cover, where JUST the catalogue number has been covered over and changed.)

First and second cat# on cover and label, third on inner sleeve.

[Label]
A1 to A4, B1 to B6 - Titanic Music/Chrysalis Music
A5 - Rondor Music
A Gem Production
Ⓟ 1972 RCA Records
Manufactured by RCA Limited, England

[Cover]
ⓒ 1972 RCA Limited
Printed in England by Robert Stace
RCA Limited, Record Division, RCA House, Curzon Street, London W1

[Inner sleeve]
All songs ⓒ copyright 1971, 1972 by Titanic Music Limited/Chrysalis Music Limited.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side, variation 1): BGBS 0864 - 1E
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side, variation 1): BGBS 0865 - 1E
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side, variation 2): BGBS 0864 - 1E
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side, variation 2): BGBS 0865 - 2E
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side, variation 3,): BGBS 0864 - 2E
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side, variation 3): BGBS 0865 - 2E
  • Matrix / Runout (A side label): BGBS 0864
  • Matrix / Runout (B side label): BGBS 0865
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, A11I is etched): BGBS 0864 - 2E A11I
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, A8AS is etched): BGBS 0865 - 2E A8AS

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andy11nolan

andy11nolan

June 28, 2019
Ive done a lot of reading about this album... if your copy skips on five years or star... its not your player,i picked up a copy yesterday and mine skips on star. Super dissaplinted this is such a great album. If you are going to buy this album make sure its from somewhere with good return policies.
addercakes

addercakes

February 15, 2019
Looking for a sleeve for this if anyone has a spare, or sleeve with a beat up copy inside for sale?
jrsmusic

jrsmusic

February 12, 2019
I own 9 pressings of this, one being an OG 1E 2E UK copy. I can't imagine a 1E 1E sounding any better to any given set of ears. As long as the vinyl is clean and the grooves undamaged, a 2E copy should melt your ears.
JameyB

JameyB

February 1, 2018

"Front cover of this issue has derived from US artwork, and the RCA Victor logo and US catalogue number have been pasted over. It is possible to discern a large rectangular cover over, on which the UK details are placed on top of. Look for lines that break./ not continuous. (Not to be confused with second issue cover, where JUST the catalogue number has been covered over and changed.)"
Logic would suggest this to be true, and I for one believe this also to be true as it does make sense. However I am yet to find a genuine 2nd press (1E/2E) with the "second issue cover, where JUST the catalogue number has been covered over and changed". 1E/2E always seem to be housed in what this page calls the first issue cover.
So many sites debate this fact and just wondered if anyone has a definitive answer to this age old question?
The best answer I have found is that the 1st batch of covers which have the full paste over, wasn't issued with 1st press (1E/1E) as it was deemed inferior and replaced with a more subtle past over (just the catalogue number) which went on to house the first issued 1E/1E. The first batch covers finally got used up with 2nd pressings as it would have been a waste as so many were made.
Thoughts anyone?
HangTheDJayRecords

HangTheDJayRecords

December 12, 2016
Releases should not be allowed to be published without photos of the labels.
Rick_Mayer

Rick_Mayer

March 27, 2016
Putting this on a turntable instead of playing it through an IPOD or on CD is a must to get a real appreciation of the 'White Duke' at his very best. The title track and 'Suffragette City' may warrant all the airplay they garner however the two best tracks on the album are the trippy 'Moonage Daydream' and the raucous Beatle-esque 'It Ain't Easy'. Bowie's best work has been what he's put out with Mick Ronson in the fold and this is just a gem of an album.
Excrementor_84

Excrementor_84

February 16, 2016
I have a cassette version with the label number PK 1932, however different from any other versions I've seen on here the band at the top with the "RCA / Stereo / Victor" print is blue instead of red like on the other versions. The cassette itself is the orange background with black text which is found on other versions. The interior is slightly different and doesn't have the photo of Bowie on the reverse side. Can anyone point me to which version this is?
Funkbeatss

Funkbeatss

January 17, 2016
Hi
Just bought one copy and the vinyl is white, no run out matrix writing no infos.
Anyone know anything about it?
Thanks
maxjoehansen

maxjoehansen

January 11, 2016
RIP ZIGGY STARDUST
backondown

backondown

January 9, 2016
I have a 4e/6e no main man with label side 2 on both sides of the Vinyl.Any suggestions ?