9th January, 2023 - April 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie's Aladdin Sane, which was released only ten months after his breakthrough album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars.
On 14th April, 2023, one week before its Golden Jubilee Aladdin Sane will be issued as a limited edition 50th anniversary half-speed mastered LP and a picture disc LP pressed from the same master.
The album was preceded by two singles 'The Jean Genie' and 'Drive-In Saturday', peaking in the U.K. singles chart at numbers 2 and 3 respectively, and was the first time he topped the U.K. album charts. It also marked his debut on the U.S. charts reaching the top 20 album chart there, where an edited version of 'Time' was released as a single.
The cover artwork has become one of the most famous sleeves of all time and was rumoured to be the most expensive produced up to that point.
This new pressing of Aladdin Sane was cut on a customised late Neumann VMS80 lathe with fully recapped electronics from 192kHz restored masters of the original master tapes, with no additional processing on transfer. The half-speed was cut by John Webber at AIR Studios.
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The Prettiest Star
Let's Spend The Night Together
The Jean Genie
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