Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 70% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now Shop now
Customer Review

18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ZIGGY 30 years young!, 4 July 2002
This review is from: The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (30th Anniversary 2CD Edition) (Audio CD)
Although I don't feel that this is Bowie's best album (for me, that award would have to go to Hunky Dory or Low) this is certainly his most important, given that it broke his career after struggling for mainstream success for nearly a decade! This album has been released several times on LP and CD, this edition is probably most worthwhile to relative newcomers. Collectors like myself will be disappointed as almost all of the bonus tracks appeared during the 1990 'Sound + Vision' reissue series, either on "Ziggy" or the US box set. Of these "Round and Round" has been the least repeated (only previously collected in the UK on "Bowie Rare"), and "Sweet Head" is the most obscure. Not that it matters, if you're a completist you'll buy it anyway, and we can now own all the 1972 recordings under one roof. This album is not as glam-styled as others of the period, acoustic guitar and piano predominate (a la HUNKY DORY) with the exception of a few rockers in the second half. "starman" is still a perfect pop single, with snatches of "Over the Rainbow" and "You keep me hanging on" (listen to the 'morse code' riff closely!). Other subtle bits of referencing includes "Soul Love" following the melody line of "Stand by Me" (a la Life On Mars/My Way). But it is still an original sounding album. Mick Ronson's arrangements are truly beautiful, and Ken Scott's masterful production is economical yet effective, with a few nice mixing touches, such as the yelp bouncing between the speakers at the beginning of It Aint Easy, the 1-2 intro to Hang On, and the way the first three songs segue together seamlessly! If you don't already own it, this is probably a nice package to get.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]