David Bowie-ALADDIN SANE
A reissue of David Bowie’s sixth album ALADDIN SANE will be released on April 14th – to mark the 50th anniversary of the record. It is to be released as a Half Speed Master LP and Picture Disc LP to be published. A 4K remastered version of the music video for “The Jean Genie” was also released to coincide with the release.
On 14th April 2023, one week before its Golden Jubilee, ALADDIN SANE will be issued as a limited edition 50th anniversary half-speed mastered LP and a picture disc LP pressed from the same master. Pre-order here: https://t.co/vtWIpFxo9f Press release here https://t.co/mS1RCkGFvw pic.twitter.com/KZLkvzBz9P
— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) January 9, 2023
New edition: All the facts
According to a press release, the new pressing “was cut on a custom-built Neumann VMS80 lathe. Featuring fully remastered electronics from the restored 192kHz masters of the original master tapes. Without additional processing during transfer”.
The half-speed recording was edited by John Webber at London’s AIR Studios.
4K Remastered Version of The Jean Genie Music Video
“Aladdin Sane”: More about the album
The album is the follow-up to 1972’s THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS and was released in April 1973. The work was produced and written during Bowie’s post-Ziggy years while traveling in the United States.
The record was originally co-produced by Bowie and Ken Scott and recorded at Trident Studios in London and RCA Studios in New York. It would be the last to feature the line-up of Mick Ronson (guitar, piano, backing vocals), Trevor Bolder (bass) and Mick “Woody” Woodmansey (drums), and also feature avant-jazz pianist Mike Garson .
2022 became Bowie’s fourth Studio album HUNKY DORY released as a deluxe reissue containing unreleased demos, live recordings and other rarities from the period.