David Bowie “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#238 in the Series) is David Bowie, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (aka Ziggy Stardust) was David Bowie’s epic, 1972 release.  There was also a concert film of the same name a year later.

It only reached #75 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart. I fared much better in his home UK were it reached #5.

‘Starman’ was the only US single, peaking at 65.

Accolades

  • #35 Best Album on the Rolling Stone Top 500 Best Albums of All Time
  • #20 Best Album of time in a ‘Music of the Millenium’ poll conducted in the UK.
  • #81 Best Album of the 70s by Pitchfork Media.
  • #48 Best Album of All Time by VH1
  • ‘One of the Best 100 Albums of All Time by Time Magazine.

Personnel

  • David Bowie – vocals, acoustic guitar, saxophone, piano, harpsichord
  • Mick Ronson – guitars, piano, backing vocals, string arrangement
  • Trevor Bolder – bass
  • Mick Woodmansey – drums

Additional personnel

  • Dana Gillespie – backing vocals on “It Ain’t Easy”
  • Rick Wakeman – harpsichord, keyboards

Tracking List

All tracks written by David Bowie except as noted.

Side one

  1. “Five Years” – 4:43
  2. “Soul Love” – 3:33
  3. “Moonage Daydream” – 4:35
  4. “Starman” – 4:16
  5. “It Ain’t Easy” (Ron Davies) – 2:56

Side two

  1. “Lady Stardust” – 3:20
  2. “Star” – 2:47
  3. “Hang on to Yourself” – 2:37
  4. “Ziggy Stardust” – 3:13
  5. “Suffragette City” – 3:19
  6. “Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide” – 2:57

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Posted by Larry Carta


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