Aladdin Sane - David Bowie
Aladdin Sane is the sixth album by David Bowie, released by RCA Records in 1973. The follow-up to his breakthrough The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, it was the first album he wrote and released from a position of stardom.
NME editors Roy Carr and Charles Shaar Murray called the album “oddly unsatisfying, considerably less than the sum of the parts”, while Bowie encyclopedist Nicholas Pegg describes it as “one of the most urgent, compelling and essential” of his releases. The Rolling Stone review by Ben Gerson pronounced it “less manic than The Man Who Sold The World, and less intimate than Hunky Dory, with none of its attacks of self-doubt.”
In 2003, the album was ranked among six Bowie entries on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time (at #277) and was later ranked No. 77 on Pitchfork Media’s list of the top 100 albums of the 1970s.
Released: 13 April 1973
Recorded: 6 October 1972, 4–11 December 1972, c. 18–24 January 1973 at Trident Studios, London and RCA Studios, New York and Nashville
Genre: Glam rock, Hard rock
Label: RCA Records
Producers: Ken Scott and David Bowie
Singles released from the Album:
“The Jean Genie” Released in November 1972
“Drive-In Saturday” Released in April 1973
“Time” Released in April 1973
“Let’s Spend the Night Together” Released in July 1973