9 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Moving away from the psychedelic folk of 1969's Space Oddity, David Bowie fronted a hard-rocking power trio featuring guitarist Mick Ronson and drummer Woody Woodmansey, which would soon morph into The Spiders from Mars. The heavier, more aggressive sound suits the darker tone of songs like "All the Madmen," which features a chilling spoken-word section, and the foreboding majesty of the title track. The apocalyptic mood is lightened by the sludgy grind of "She Shook Me Cold" and the lighthearted boogie "Black Country Rock."

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Moving away from the psychedelic folk of 1969's Space Oddity, David Bowie fronted a hard-rocking power trio featuring guitarist Mick Ronson and drummer Woody Woodmansey, which would soon morph into The Spiders from Mars. The heavier, more aggressive sound suits the darker tone of songs like "All the Madmen," which features a chilling spoken-word section, and the foreboding majesty of the title track. The apocalyptic mood is lightened by the sludgy grind of "She Shook Me Cold" and the lighthearted boogie "Black Country Rock."

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5

27 Ratings
27 Ratings

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LizardKing72

I like it, Bowie has always been a top artist and lead the way with new music and trends. Good CD

Amazing album horrible mastering

Proxyart

Skip the 2015 remaster and stick with the 1999 instead. Way too muddy for modern electronics.
As for the actual album it's fantastic. Gave it two stars so review would stick out and help people avoid this remaster.

Man who sold the world?

Kyle R. Ferguson

The remastered version of this is horrendous. Sidenote: if, like me, you're searching for the version featured in Metal gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, it's a cover done by Midge Ure

About David Bowie

Everyone has a David Bowie that they fell in love with first—the otherworldly outsider Ziggy Stardust, the electronic adventurer, the wild-eyed glam pioneer, the enigmatic storyteller. But it was Bowie's ability to reinvent himself so vividly that captivated us again and again. Driven by boundless imagination, David Bowie was a multifaceted music icon, a social provocateur, a force in fashion, and a gifted actor whose unique personas and perspectives traveled with him through the decades. From the moment his homesick astronaut captured the spotlight in the late ‘60s to his exploratory, jazz-influenced Blackstar almost 50 years later, he excelled and innovated with turns in pop, glam, punk, soul, hard rock, and electronic music. And even though Bowie released vital albums throughout his life—and will forever embody the most artful edge of rock ’n’ roll—he was more than just the music he made. Bowie's fearlessness inspired us to celebrate the complexity and beauty of being completely ourselves.

HOMETOWN
Brixton, London, England
GENRE
Rock
BORN
January 8, 1947

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