A Deluxe Reissue of ‘Ziggy Stardust,’ David Bowie’s Best Known Album Is on Its Way

Set for release on June 14, 2024

Rock masterpiece and one of David Bowie’s best-known albums The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972) is getting a deluxe 5CD reissue (and 1 Blu-Ray Audio set). Titled Rock ‘n’ Roll Star! it will be released on June 14, 2024.

The set contains 29 unreleased tracks, covers early songwriting demos, recordings from The Arnold Corns, rehearsals at Haddon Hall, BBC sessions, singles, live performances, plus outtakes and alternative versions from the original album recording sessions, which have been newly mixed by original album producer, Ken Scott.

The audio-only Blu-Ray disc features the definitive 2012 remaster of the original Ziggy Stardust album in 96kHz/24bit PCM stereo, plus the album and additional mixes from 2003 in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 as well as the singles, outtakes, and alternative versions in 96kHz/24 bit PCM stereo.

The Blu-Ray also includes a version of the Ziggy album called Waiting In The Sky (Before The Starman Come To Earth), taken from Trident Studio tapes dated December 15, 1971, which features an alternative running order and four songs that didn’t make the final album.

The Blu-Ray set will also be available as a limited vinyl LP on April 20, 2024 for Record Store Day. In addition, there is a 1-LP version of Rock ‘n’ Roll Star! compiling the alternative takes and mixes.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Star! also contains two books. The first is an extensive 112-page book with detailed liner notes, memorabilia, contemporary reviews and articles, rare photographs, as well as brand-new notes and interviews. Accompanying the main book is a 36-page compiled reproduction of Bowie’s personal Ziggy-era notebooks

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