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David Bowie - "Rock 'n' Roll Star!", LP, [2024] [Record Review]

David Bowie - "Rock 'n' Roll Star!", LP, [2024]

After the partially disappointing "Waiting In The Sky" [2024] Record Store Day release earlier this year, here comes another "Ziggy" release. This one has the title "Rock 'N' Roll Star!" and this time they have hit bull's-eye. Where "Waiting In The Sky" was an earlier version of "Ziggy Stardust" with some different tracks compared to the final release, this new album "Rock 'N' Roll Star!" is much more interesting. 

It is a "Ziggy" compilation of alternate takes and versions of the final album tracks, and also a lot of tracks that never made it to the final version of the "Ziggy" album. Some of them are well-known like "Velvet Goldmine", "Sweet Head", "John, I'm Only Dancing", but there are also lots of rare tracks that you may never have heard before. Just see the track listing below.

The most important thing here is that all tracks are musically great, the sound quality is excellent, the mixes are done well, and the flow is fantastic. It is simply a brilliant companion "Ziggy" album. This is an album you will actually want to put on again and again, exactly as is the case with the original "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" [1972] album that remains one of the best rock 'n roll albums ever made.

If you can't get enough of "Ziggy" (and who really can?) then I really recommend this one!

"Someone has to blow down Wall Street
Someone has to kill the man
I can make it all worthwhile
As a rock 'n' roll star"

Rating: 5

Band: David Bowie

Record Title: Rock 'n' Roll Star!

This Release: 2024

Record Format: LP

Record Label: Parlophone


  • Hang On To Yourself (Early Ziggy Session Take)
  • Star (Take 5 Alternative Version)
  • Lady Stardust (Take 1 Alternative Version)
  • Shadow Man (Ziggy Session Version)
  • The Supermen (Ziggy Session Version 2023 Mix)
  • Holy Holy (Ziggy Session Version Alternative Mix)
  • Round And Round (Alternative Mix)
  • Velvet Goldmine (Ziggy Sessions Outtake 2022 Mix)
  • Looking For A Friend (Ziggy Session Version)
  • It's Gonna Rain Again (Ziggy Sessions Outtake)
  • Sweet Head (Ziggy Sessions Outtake 2022 Mix)
  • Starman (Top Of The Pops Version 2022 Mix)
  • John, I'm Only Dancing (Alternative Trident Studios Version)
  • I Can't Explain (Trident Studios Version)

Content Type: Record Review

Language: EN

Updated: 2024-06-21 22:15

Created: 2024-06-21 22:05

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