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on 9 June 2012
So, yet another re-issue of one of the most iconic British rock albums ever. Is it worth investing in again? Well, yes it is. After the total debacle that was the 30th Anniversary edition (marred by poor re-mastering and bad editing, although the bonus tracks were a slight saving grace) we have the 40th Anniversary. Newly re-mastered, it's a big improvement in sound, although still not perfect.(And has no bonus tracks - Boo!) It might sound like nit-picking but why have they persisted with the USA album mix of 'Starman'? To answer the question posed by another reviewer the original mix as it appeared on the UK vinyl and single had a much louder and drier piano build-up before the choruses, devoid of the phasing applied to the mix of the track on the American pressings of the album. All subsequent CD releases have used the US mix, depriving those of us who treasure our original UK vinyl a chance to own the track in digital format. Unfortunately, this re-issue is no different so the wait goes on. That aside, if you don't own this album already (and let's face it, if you're a fan of proper music you really should) then this is the one to go for. I won't go into detail about each track - suffice to say there's many high points here - but it contains some of Bowies' finest moments. Opening track 'Five Years' 'Moonage Daydream' 'Starman' 'Suffragette City' not to mention the closing song 'Rock N Roll Suicide'. A magnificent example of how to build a track from simple to grandiose in just three minutes. It's not Bowies' greatest album but it IS his most important and for that reason alone you cannot call yourself a David Bowie fan and NOT own it. 50th Anniversary anyone?
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on 3 March 2017
Probably one of the most iconic Bowie albums - surely there is no one alive who wouldn't recognise that front cover photo!

This kicks off with the spine-tingling 'Five Years' and continues in a similarly strong vein throughout. So many amazing tracks are crammed into the album ('Suffragette City', 'Star Man', 'Lady Stardust'...) - there's something for everyone. This was the first Bowie album I ever bought (back in the day, on vinyl natch) and my love for it hasn't diminished one iota over the years.

This should be in every self-respecting music lover's collection.
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on 19 July 2017
I had the original Ziggy Stardust album on vinyl, due to its age it was showing signs of wear, hearing a new and remastered copy was like a breath of fresh air.
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on 2 April 2017
Great remaster, very revealing.
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on 27 April 2017
classic album
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on 2 June 2017
Always great
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on 26 March 2017
Good quality CD version.
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on 13 June 2017
fab
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on 29 March 2017
Great
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on 30 May 2017
Well Happy.
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