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David BowieThe Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars

Label:RCA Victor – SF 8287, RCA Victor – LSP 4702, RCA Victor – LSP-4702
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Classic Rock, Glam

Tracklist

A1Five Years4:42
A2Soul Love3:34
A3Moonage Daydream4:40
A4Starman4:10
A5It Ain't Easy2:58
B1Lady Stardust3:22
B2Star2:47
B3Hang On To Yourself2:40
B4Ziggy Stardust3:13
B5Suffragette City3:25
B6Rock 'N' Roll Suicide2:58
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Notes

The album was recorded at Trident Studios, London, between November 8th, 1971 and February 4th, 1972, except "It Ain't Easy", recorded July 9th, 1971 during the 'Hunky Dory' sessions.

First UK issue. Inner sleeve includes lyrics and band portraits. Initial copies came with a single sheet insert promoting the then current tour running 2nd through 25th June, 1972. Other identifying features include a Titanic Music publishing credit and no Mainman logo on the back of the sleeve. Later issues have a Mainman publishing credit in place of Titanic and include a Mainman logo on the rear of the sleeve.

The front cover of this issue is derived from the US artwork, with the RCA Victor logo and US catalogue number obscured. (It is possible to discern a rectangle over which the UK details have been placed.) Not to be confused with the second issue cover, where the catalogue number alone has been replaced.

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 label): BGBS 0864
  • Matrix / Runout (B side label): BGBS 0865
  • Matrix / Runout (A side, var 1, stamped): BGBS 0864 - 1E
  • Matrix / Runout (B side, var 1, stamped): BGBS 0865 - 1E
  • Matrix / Runout (A side, var 2, stamped): BGBS 0864 - 1E
  • Matrix / Runout (B side, var 2, stamped): BGBS 0865 - 2E
  • Matrix / Runout (A side, var 3, stamped): BGBS 0864 - 2E
  • Matrix / Runout (B side, var 3, stamped): BGBS 0865 - 2E
  • Matrix / Runout (A side, var 4, stamped, 'A1N' etched): BGBS 0864 - 1E A1N
  • Matrix / Runout (B side, var 4, stamped, 'A1Q' etched): BGBS 0865 - 1E A1Q
  • Matrix / Runout (A side, var 5, stamped, 'A11I' etched): BGBS 0864 - 2E A11I
  • Matrix / Runout (B side, var 5, stamped, 'A8AS' etched): BGBS 0865 - 2E A8AS
  • Matrix / Runout (A side, var 6, stamped, 'B1AL' etched): BGBS 0864 - 1E B1AL
  • Matrix / Runout (B side, var 6, stamped, 'A2R' etched): BGBS 0865 - 2E A2R
  • Matrix / Runout (A side, var 7, stamped, 'A1T' etched): BGBS 0864 - 1E A1T
  • Matrix / Runout (B side, var 7, stamped, 'A1AAI' etched): BGBS 0865 - 1E A1AAI
  • Matrix / Runout (A side, var 8, stamped, ‘B1Y’ etched): BGBS 0864 - 1E B1Y
  • Matrix / Runout (B side, var 8, stamped, ‘A4K’ etched): BGBS 0865 - 1E A4K
  • Matrix / Runout (A side, var 9, stamped, ‘B2Q’ etched): BGBS 0864 - 1E B2Q
  • Matrix / Runout (B side, var 9, stamped, ‘A2I’ etched): BGBS 0865 - 2E A2I
  • Matrix / Runout (A side, var 10, stamped, ‘B5I’ etched): BGBS 0864 - 1E B5I
  • Matrix / Runout (B side, var 10, stamped, ‘A8X’ etched): BGBS 0865 - 2E A8X
  • Matrix / Runout (A side, var 11, stamped, ‘A-A Q’ etched): BGBS 0864 - 1E B2- A A Q
  • Matrix / Runout (B side, var 11, stamped, ‘A6C’ etched): BGBS 0865-2E A 6 C
  • Matrix / Runout (A side, var 12, stamped, ‘B1H’ etched): BGBS 0864 - 1E B1H
  • Matrix / Runout (B side, var 12, stamped, ‘A3C’ etched): BGBS 0865 - 1E A3C
  • Matrix / Runout (A side, var 13, stamped, ‘A A G’ etched): BGBS 0864 - 1E B2- AAG
  • Matrix / Runout (B side, var 13, stamped, ‘A4S’ etched): BGBS 0865-2E A4S
  • Matrix / Runout (A side, var 14, stamped, ‘B1 AAL’ etched): BGBS 0864-1E B1 AAL
  • Matrix / Runout (B side, var 14, stamped, ‘A2AAB’ etched): BGBS 0865-2E A2AAB
  • Matrix / Runout (A side, var 15, stamped, ‘B5H’ etched): BGBS 0864 - 1E B5H
  • Matrix / Runout (B side, var 15, stamped, ‘A8X’ etched): BGBS 0865 - 2E A8X
  • Matrix / Runout (A side, var 16, stamped, ‘A1AM’ etched): A/BGBS 0864-6E A1AM
  • Matrix / Runout (B side, var 16, stamped, ‘A2T’ etched): BGBS 0865-4E A2T
  • Matrix / Runout (A side, var 17, stamped, ‘A1AC’ etched): A/BGBS 0864-6E A1AC
  • Matrix / Runout (B side, var 17, stamped, ‘A2P’ etched): BGBS 0865-4E A2P
  • Matrix / Runout (A side, var 18, stamped, 'B2AAV' etched): BG 0864-1E B2AAV
  • Matrix / Runout (B side,var 18, stamped, 'A6N' etched): BG 0865-2E A6N
  • Matrix / Runout (A side, var 19, stamped, 'B2AE' etched): BGBS 0864-1E B2AE
  • Matrix / Runout (B side,var 19, stamped, 'A2AB' etched): BGBS 0865-2E A2AB

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  • ingerama's avatar
    ingerama
    Hi, I have another version of this release:

    Runout matrix:

    Side 1 - stamped: BGBS 0864 -1E , etched: B2 AA1 (with the "1" being a Roman Numeral "1")
    Side 2 - stamped: BGBS 0865 - 2E, etched: A4S

    No Main Man logo.
    • jtm1967's avatar
      jtm1967
      Ok, so I own a 1E/1E 1st UK and a 4E/6E UK with the main man credit on the label but NOT the sleeve. This is the verdict: Super crisp soundstage on the 6E/4E with a punchy bottom and excellent highs. The cymbals come through very well on this pressing vs the 1E/1E which is more creamy and muted. It’s really in the ear of the beholder to which is better or which you may prefer. The forum chatter primarily rate the 4E/6E vintage early UK press as the best pressing for this landmark lp but the 1st UK is also very good. It’s just very different. Almost as if a light veil is over your speakers when listening to the 1E. Pull off the veil and you have the 4E. That is the best way to describe it.
      • AppleBlossome88's avatar
        My 1E/1E sounds gorgeous.
        Epochal album and outstanding pressing, omg
        10000+ people want this, must be a tough competition for clean copies out there !
        • timeware's avatar
          timeware
          My copy of this 1st release is a transition copy, with the matrix info for this version:

          Side1: BGBS 0864 - 1E
          Side2: BGBS 0865 - 2E A8AB (etched)

          But the sleeve has the Mainman logo. Sounds amazing.
          • zettelhead's avatar
            zettelhead
            Hi, my copy seems to be another version of this release:
            runout matrix:
            side A stamped: BGBS 0864 -1E , etched: B6B
            side 2 - stamped: BGBS 0865 - 2E, etched: A8AAR
            No Main Man logo.
            • hafnarbakki's avatar
              hafnarbakki
              The Bowie Facebook page says it was released June 16, 1972 !?!
              and here it says June 6, 1972.
              which is the correct date?
              • guestking's avatar
                guestking
                Hi all, I own an A1 A1 pressing, but there is no paste over on the front cover. Could this indicate the cover is not original? There is no Mainman logo or credit on the cover, but no Titanic credit either. There is a Titanic credit on the label.
                • flodwrana's avatar
                  flodwrana
                  Tears in my eyes from the first piano chord. Get it.
                  • RoosGold's avatar
                    RoosGold
                    What about a 50th Anniversary edition? I can't believe there's no news about it!
                    • Mpawood's avatar
                      Mpawood
                      David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
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                      David Robert Jones OAL (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie was an English singer-songwriter and actor. A leading figure in the music industry, Bowie is regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He was acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his innovative work during the 1970s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, and his music and stagecraft had a significant impact on popular music.
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                      The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (often shortened to Ziggy Stardust) is the fifth studio album by English musician David Bowie, released on 16 June 1972 in the UK by RCA Records. It was co-produced by Bowie and Ken Scott and features Bowie's backing band the Spiders from Mars, comprising Mick Ronson, Trevor Bolder and Mick Woodmansey. Most of the songs were written around the same time as Bowie's previous album Hunky Dory (1971). After that album was completed, recording for Ziggy Stardust commenced in November 1971 at Trident Studios in London, with further sessions in early February 1972.
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                      A1 Five Years
                      A2 Soul Love
                      A3 Moonage Daydream
                      A4 Starman
                      A5 It Ain't Easy
                      B1 Lady Stardust
                      B2 Star
                      B3 Hang On To Yourself
                      B4 Ziggy Stardust
                      B5 Suffragette City
                      B6 Rock 'N' Roll Suicide
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                      David Bowie's The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (henceforth known as Ziggy Stardust) is a great album for it's songs, with hits like 'Moonage daydream' and 'Starman' it's hard not to like, and I highly recommend listening to it if you haven't already. The Album's songs work amazingly well with it's theme. Ziggy Stardust is my favourite Bowie album and for good reason. This album is one of those that reviews are hard to put into words and you really just have to listen for yourself. Its not for everyone, but definitely give it a listen!
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                      Album Score: 8.5/10

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