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David BowieAladdin Sane

Label:RCA Victor – RS 1001, RCA Victor – LSP 4852
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Glam

Tracklist

A1Watch That Man4:30
A2Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?)5:15
A3Drive-In Saturday4:38
A4Panic In Detroit4:30
A5Cracked Actor3:01
B1Time5:10
B2The Prettiest Star3:28
B3Let's Spend The Night Together3:10
B4The Jean Genie4:06
B5Lady Grinning Soul3:53
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Credits

Notes

Recorded at Trident Studios, London.
A MainMan Production

Linda Lewis appears by courtesy of Reprise Records.
Bowie's harmonica playing is uncredited on the LP.

This album comes in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeve containing lyrics for the songs except for the cover version "Let's Spend The Night Together". Initial copies included a David Bowie Fan Club application card.

The record label has the following in brackets for the tracks being the locations where the songs were composed:
A1 Watch That Man (New York)
A2 Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?) (R.H.M.S. "Ellinis")
A3 Drive-In Saturday (Seattle - Phoenix)
A4 Panic In Detroit (Detroit)
A5 Cracked Actor (Los Angeles)
B1 Time (New Orleans)
B2 The Prettiest Star (Gloucester Road)
B4 The Jean Genie (Detroit and New York)
B5 Lady Grinning Soul (London)

Interpak by Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd., England

[Publishers:]
A1 to B1, B5: © 1973 MainMan
B2: © 1970 Design Music Ltd.
B3: Essex Music International
B4: © 1972 Titanic/Chrysalis

℗ 1973 RCA Records
Manufactured by RCA Limited, England from master recordings of RCA Records.

Matrix / Runout: 'CPRY 4543-3T' and 'CPRY 4544-3T' stamped, everything else etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix on side A label): C PRS 4543
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix on side B label): C PRS 4544
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): CPRY 4543-3T A2AD
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): CPRY 4544-3T A2AF
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): CPRY 4543-3T A6AAA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): CPRY 4544-3T A2AAAF
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 3): CPRY 4543-3T A2F
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 3): CPRY 4544-3T A2F
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 4): CPRY 4543-3T A1AAV
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 4): CPRY 4544-3T A5AAR
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 5): CPRY 4543-3T A1N
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 5): CPRY 4544-3T A1S
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 6): CPRY 4543-3T A2P
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 6): CPRY 4544-3T A1AF
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 7): CPRY 4543-3T A2J
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 7): CPRY 4544-3T A2N
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 8): CPRY 4543-3T A1Y
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 8): CPRY 4544-3T A# GB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 9): CPRY 4543-3T A2AA AF
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 9): CPRY 4544-3T A7R
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 10): CPRY 4543-3T A/A,D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 10): CPRY 4544-3T A5 I-I
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 11): CPRY 4543-3T A2AG
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 11): CPRY 4544-3T A2AG
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 12): CPRY 4543-3T A2AAX
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 12): CPRY 4544-3T A4J
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 13): CPRY 4543-3T A1AF
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 13): CPRY 4544-3T A#6 AE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 14): CPRY 4543-3T A2AAK
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 14): CPRY 4544-3T A# 6AN
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 15): CPRY 4543-3T A5AN
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 15): CPRY 4544-3T A5AAU
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 16): CPRY 4543-3T A2AN
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 16): CPRY 4544-3T A5S
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 17): CPRY 4543-3T A5J
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 17): CPRY 4544-3T A4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 18): CPRY 4543-3T A2AAD
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 18): CPRY 4544-3T A5AZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 19): CPRY 4543-3T A1AAAH
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 19): CPRY 4544-3T A5AAM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 20): CPRY 4543-3T A1E
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 20): CPRY 4543-3T A1F
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 21): CPRY 4543-3T A1AT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 21): CPRY 4544-3T A5U
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 22): CPRY 4543-3T A1E
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 22): CPRY 4544-3T A2A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 23): CPRY 4543-3T A1E
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 23): CPRY 4544-3T A1G
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 24): CPRY 4543-3T A1X
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 24): CPRY 4544-3T A1AH
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 25): CPRY 4543-3T A5P
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 25): CPRY 4544-3T A4Y
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 26): CPRY 4543-3T A2R
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 26): CPRY 4543-3T A1AG

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Aladdin Sane (LP, Album, Stereo, Indianapolis Pressing, Gatefold)RCA VictorLSP-4852US1973
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Aladdin Sane (LP, Album, Gatefold)RCA VictorLSP 4852Germany1973
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Aladdin Sane (LP, Album, Gatefold)RCA VictorLSP-4852Australia1973
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Aladdin Sane (LP, Album, Gatefold / Dynaflex)RCA Victor, RCA VictorRS 1001, RS-1001UK1973
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  • Frayedknot8's avatar
    Frayedknot8
    Edited 21 days ago
    My copy doesn't seem to be here, but this one &
    https://www.discogs.com/release/6479606-David-Bowie-Aladdin-Sane
    are the closest. My copy is a gatefold with inner sleeve, and has published by mainman/chrysalis on side 1 label, which no other copies seem to have. Can anyone help?
    • DavidRBarnes's avatar
      DavidRBarnes
      Edited 4 months ago
      Got this in 1973. One of the first albums I bought. It changed my life. My mum nearly threw it out of the house because of the language used. I bought a remastered version but it doesn’t compare ….. this is the real deal, it sounds wild. I couldn’t live without this…and I might have it buried with me when I go.
      • papeso's avatar
        papeso
        Edited one year ago
        Mine:
        SIDE A: CPRY 4543-3T(stamped) A5 Y (manual)
        SIDE B: CPRY 4544-3T(stamped) A#bAC (manual)
        • Ubangistomp's avatar
          Ubangistomp
          More Variants Side 1 A1 G Side 2 A2 H
          • Daron1973's avatar
            Daron1973
            Hi I have one of these can anyone tell me how much it is worth?
            • sgtbilko0400's avatar
              sgtbilko0400
              My original was a Dynaflex bought in 74, and then bought a UK original which sounds so much better and clearer.
              A beautiful sound.
              • Hawkeye1i1's avatar
                Hawkeye1i1
                I have a version with A2A and A1E in the runout on Side 1 and 2 respectively.

                Inside the sleeve is the fan card (badly torn - looks like the owner filled it out to join the fan club).

                Also inside is a photo of Bowie on a page from the Melody Maker dated 21st April 1973.
                • kinkafro123's avatar
                  kinkafro123
                  Have this first uk pressing.but rca West German cd from 84 is close second.
                  • krudster's avatar
                    krudster
                    The attack on the guitar intro to Watch That Man is thrilling. The 2015 repressing is too smooth and polite, I got rid of it once I A/B'd them. Some of the 2015 pressings were fantastic (like The Man Who Sold the World), but Aladdin Sane was not one of them. Track down the original. Ronson sounds like he's wielding a chainsaw.
                    • prezervation's avatar
                      prezervation
                      Aladdin Sane is probably one of the best David Bowie albums.
                      The original UK pressing sounds great. Definitely give it a listen.

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