THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS 50th ANNIVERSARY

Artist Name
David Bowie
Release Date

DAVID BOWIE

THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS
 
50th ANNIVERSARY
HALF-SPEED MASTERED LP AND PICTURE DISC LP

TWO SPECIAL VINYL RELEASES TO CELEBRATE THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS
 
AVAILABLE JUNE 17, 2022

 

April 28, 2022 — Today marks the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie’s “Starman,” the first single from THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS. To celebrate, Parlophone Records is proud to announce release details for two very special vinyl releases to mark the album’s Golden Jubilee.

 

On June 17, 2022, 50 years and one day after the original U.K. release date, THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS will be issued as a limited edition 50th anniversary half-speed mastered LP and a picture disc, featuring the same master and a replica promotional poster for the album.

 

This new pressing of THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS was cut on a customized late Neumann VMS80 lathe with fully recapped electronics from 192kHz restored masters of the original Trident Studios master tapes, with no additional processing on transfer. The half-speed was cut by John Webber at AIR Studios.


 
THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS is the breakthrough album that catapulted Bowie into the international spotlight. Over the past 50 years, it has remained a touchstone record, growing in stature with each passing year. The album is now ingrained in popular culture, its undeniable influence spanning musicians from Arcade Fire to Lady Gaga, to Harry Styles’s androgynous fashion sense to Noel Fielding’s shirts on The Great British Bake-Off to Ziggy make-up challenges on Tik-Tok.
 
Bowie laid to rest the Ziggy Stardust persona in July 1973 at his infamous last show with the Spiders From Mars at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, but Ziggy’s impact reverberates to this day.