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5.0 out of 5 stars Is this insane?...., 22 Nov. 2002
This review is from: Aladdin Sane: Remastered (Audio CD)
Being the follow up album to hugely successful one is never easy, so the pressure was on "Bowie" to repeat the magic that he had created on "Ziggy".

With that in mind the songs here sound like first drafts with the arrangements and lyrics not quite polished off. But what the artist has come up with is even more insane than the last character. The biggest change to the sound that "Bowie" was using was the addition of "New York" jazz man "Mike Garson" which gave the tracks on the album more of a filled out sound. Here this 24bit version sounds better but has loads of faults, such as the last part of the title track being clipped off! On the original vinyl at the end of the track you could hear quite plainly "David Bowie and "Mick Ronson" laughing and a little keyboard burst from "Garson" which added to the track.

Forgetting this and other faults for me is quite difficult having bought the albums as they came out from 1973, but the improvement in the sound kinda of makes up for it. So until the men in charge of the music we listen too get this, and other pieces of music history right, we the music buying public will have to smile sweetly. Don't get me wrong I love this album and if you haven't heard the original release it sounds fab, but please for us old guys get it right!!!This is music history and should be treated with respect.....
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