“David Bowie” The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (vinyl edition/DVD unreleased cuts)

       I remember buying this record from our local music store at its first release, placing the spinning plastic disc on the turntable with anticipation, and loving it to tiny bits. And now once again, history and the love for the warm sound produced by vinyl has placed the digital revolution on the sidelines. This 40th anniversary edition in full vinyl bloom is once again searching for that turntable with willing spin doctors to boot. This time around, the album cover opens up with a Bowie barrage of photos from the day, with the feature falling upon the audio DVD of the whole album in its entirety, plus a collectors bootleg of sorts, four previously unreleased cuts from the Ziggy sessions. The sound is great as we hear an instrumental version of “Moonage Daydream”, an acoustic version of “The Supermen”, and two more tunes for Bowie brigands and backlashers at large. Oh…and you better hang onto yourselves…

       (For the complete story about this concept album, please see my “Ziggy Stardust CD” article).