The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is the fifth studio album by English musician David Bowie. It was released on 16 June 1972 under RCA records.


Track listing

  1. Five Years
  2. Soul Love
  3. Moonage Daydream
  4. Starman
  5. It Ain't Easy
  6. Lady Stardust
  7. Star
  8. Hang On to Yourself
  9. Ziggy Stardust
  10. Suffragette City
  11. Rock 'n' Roll Suicide

30th Anniversary Edition bonus disc

  1. Moonage Daydream (Arnold Corns Version)
  2. Hang On to Yourself (Arnold Corns Version)
  3. Lady Stardust (demo)
  4. Ziggy Stardust (demo)
  5. John, I'm Only Dancing
  6. Velvet Goldmine
  7. Holy Holy
  8. Amsterdam
  9. The Supermen
  10. Round and Round
  11. Sweet Head (Outtake - Take 4)
  12. Moonage Daydream (Alan Moulder mix)

Development

In 1971, he visited america, where he wrote roughly 30 songs influenced by american artists. Half of these songs went into it's predecessor Hunky Dory, where half went into this album. It is considered to be his best/ one of his best by many.

Personnel

  • David Bowie – vocals, acoustic guitar, saxophone, arrangements
  • Mick Ronson – electric guitar, piano, backing vocals, organ, synthesiser, string arrangements
  • Trevor Bolder – bass guitar, trumpet
  • Mick Woodmansey – drums
  • Rick Wakeman – harpsichord ("It Ain't Easy") (uncredited)
  • Dana Gillespie – backing vocals ("It Ain't Easy") (uncredited)

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Albums (ve)
Studio albums: David Bowie (1967) • David Bowie (1969) • The Man Who Sold the World (1970) • Hunky Dory (1971) • The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972) • Aladdin Sane (1973) • Pin Ups (1973) • Diamond Dogs (1974) • Young Americans (1975) • Station to Station (1976) • Low (1977) • "Heroes" (1977) • Lodger (1979) • Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) (1980) • Let's Dance (1983) • Tonight (1984) • Never Let Me Down (1987) • Black Tie White Noise (1993) • 1. Outside (1995) • Earthling (1997) • 'hours...' (1999) • Heathen (2002) • Reality (2003) • The Next Day (2013) • Blackstar (2016)
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (ve)
"Five Years" • "Soul Love" • "Moonage Daydream" • "Starman" • "It Ain't Easy" • "Lady Stardust" • "Star" • "Hang On to Yourself" • "Ziggy Stardust" • "Suffragette City" • "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide"

30th Anniversary Edition bonus disc: "Moonage Daydream (Arnold Corns Version)" • "Hang On to Yourself (Arnold Corns Version)" • "Lady Stardust" (demo) • "Ziggy Stardust" (demo) • "John, I'm Only Dancing" • "Velvet Goldmine" • "Holy Holy" • "Amsterdam" • "The Supermen" • "Round and Round" • "Sweet Head" (Outtake - Take 4) • "Moonage Daydream" (Alan Moulder mix)

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