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Aladdin Sane - David Bowie

Released: 13 April 1973

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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

Length: 40:47

Label: RCA Records

Producers: Ken Scott and 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.


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

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