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Aladdin Sane is July’s featured album! Check back regularly for new content…

July 1st, 2014 | by admin
Aladdin Sane is July’s featured album! Check back regularly for new content…

With its iconic lightning bolt and puntastic title, Aladdin Sane introduces a new character or, perhaps more precisely, an evolved Ziggy. David described it as ‘Ziggy goes to America’. Another Bowie/Ken Scott co-production, it is rockier than Ziggy, though still very ‘glam’, with jazz elements and the extraordinary keyboard skills of Mike Garson hitting you right between the eyes. This record showcases a confident Bowie, now established as huge star, and was successful on both sides of the Atlantic.


david-bowie-aladdin-saneRead Rolling Stone’s review from 1973:


220px-JeanGenie7Watch the video for the lead single from Aladdin Sane, ‘The Jean Genie’ which was released on 24th November 1972  and spent 13 weeks in the UK charts. It peaked at No. 2, making it Bowie’s biggest hit to date. In the US, it reached No. 71:


Aladdin Sane outtakes DuffyAladdin Sane Cover Shoot: The Outtakes! By Brian Duffy.


Read Classic Album: David Bowie – Aladdin Sane via


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Watch ‘Drive-In Saturday’ live on the Russell Harty Show in 1973:


Legendary producer/engineer Ken Scott answers your questions about Aladdin Sane:


db loreley 96Watch Aladdin Sane performed live in Loreley on 22nd June ’96:


1973_drive_aladdin_sane_1000hRCA poster for Aladdin Sane © David Bowie Archive.


watch that man live 73 ‘Watch That Man’ live at Hammersmith Odeon, July 3rd 1973:


Aladdin neg b duffyAladdin Sane negative © Brian Duffy


cracked actor 74Watch Cracked Actor live in 1974:


imageListen to the sax version of John, I’m Only Dancing taken from the 30th Anniversary 2cd edition of Aladdin Sane:


Aladdin Sane Full Length Album Centre FoldAladdin Sane Full Length Album Centre Fold by Brian Duffy:


aladdin tour programaladdin backFront and back covers of the Aladdin Sane tour program:


time live 74Watch ‘Time’ live on the Diamond Dogs tour:


panic in detroit live 1990Watch ‘Panic In Detroit’ live in Tokyo in 1990:


let's spend the night together live 73Watch ‘Let’s Spend The Night Together’ Live in London 1973:


AS outtakeAladdin Sane album cover outtake © Brian Duffy and the cover of the excellent new book, Duffy Bowie | Five Sessions:


jean genie 83 rehearsalsListen to the rehearsal of  ‘The Jean Genie’ for the Serious Moonlight Tour in 1983 with Stevie Ray Vaughan:


More pictures from the Aladdin Sane album cover shoot, © Brian Duffy: as 1 as2 as3

prettiest star sleeveListen to an early version of ‘The Prettiest Star’ with Marc Bolan on guitar:


m garsonRead Mike Garson’s memories of recording Aladdin Sane:


wikipedia-logoAladdin Sane Wikipedia:
















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