By: Catherine Mitchell
Tremble like a flower at the news of the 40th anniversary re-release of David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane.
Bowie, while in his Ziggy Stardust persona, originally released Aladdin Sane on April 13, 1973 as a follow up to 1972’s The Spiders From Mars and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust. Writing the majority of the songs while tour in the U.S., Aladdin Sane is the last album which featured the original members of his back-up band, the Spiders from Mars.
Sampling sounds form other artist such as the Rolling Stones and Muddy Waters, this album constituted a change in Bowie’s music from the glam-rock sound, made famous by Ziggy, to the more rock-heavy sound of later albums. Finding success with songs such as “Watch That Man,” “Let’s Spend the Night Together” and “Cracked Actor,” Aladdin Sane was Bowie’s first #1 album in the U.K.
According to Noise 11, the 40th anniversary edition, which is due out on April 13th, has been remastered at London’s AIR Studios. Anticipation for the LP is astounding, with 100,000 pre-orders already made in the U.K. alone.
And if April is too long to wait, enthusiasts worldwide should brace themselves for the return of Bowie in just a few short weeks with his new album The Next Day set to drop on March 12th.
Read more on this story at Noise11.com and head to David Bowie’s official website for further updates on the artist.