Man Who Sold the World

Performers David Bowie

Virgin | October 1, 2013 | Compact Disc

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David Bowie's starry career picked up pace with the release of this 1971 album. Bowie began using the press to his advantage, toying with them about his sexuality and image. More importantly, the music on The Man Who Sold the World showed maturity and confidence. Bowie's sassy voice on "The Width of a Circle" coupled with Mick Ronson's guitar work made a potent combination. Easily one of the best song's from Bowie's catalogue, the title track has reached many subsequent generations of listeners, including one Kurt Cobain, who covered it for the Nirvana Unplugged album. This remastered and enhanced disc, which jets listeners to Bowie's and other artists' Web sites, will recharge fans' interest in this artist while introducing new listeners to a rock classic.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 1, 2013

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1999

Label Name: Virgin

UPC: 724352190102

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Man Who Sold the World

Performers David Bowie

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 1, 2013

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1999

Label Name: Virgin

UPC: 724352190102


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Title Track Time
1.Width Of A Circle --
2.All The Madmen --
3.Black Country Rock --
4.After All --
5.Running Gun Blues --
6.Saviour Machine --
7.She Shook Me Cold --
8.The Man Who Sold The World --
9.The Supermen --

Editorial Notes

This is an enhanced audio CD which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files. Personnel: David Bowie (vocals, guitar); Freddi Buretti (vocals); Mick Ronson, Mark Carr Prichard, Tim Renwick (guitar); Ralph Mace (Moog synthesizer); Tony Visconti, Trevor Bolder, Herbie Flowers (bass); Mick Woodmansey, John Cambridge (drums). Principally recorded at Trident Studios and Advision Studios, London, England. Digitally remastered by Dr. Toby Mountain. By 1970 David Bowie was already hinting at his talent as a master pop manipulator. "Space Oddity," released in 1969, showed a performer with a keen sense of cultural detail (we had just put a man on the moon), but THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD signaled Bowie's full entry into the rock domain. The album's eclectic pop stylings proved Bowie to be not only a watchful observer, but also a hip modifier of pop music trends. THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD is a gritty tour through late '60s rockisms. The folky title track is wary and sensitive, while the bombastic "The Supermen" mixes crushing drums and Allman Brothers-esque guitar chimes. "All The Madmen" is Bowie at his vulnerable, evocative best, and "Black Country Rock" stomps along with the best of the White Boy Blues contingent. While it did not yet approach the space-age sci-fi atmosphere of Bowie's future releases, THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD reaffirmed the themes introduced with "Space Oddity" and served as the launching pad for one of rock's most enigmatic and durable performers.
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