First Album I ever bought. Absolutely brilliant
Gave it another turn today - as good as I first heard it on my brothers hi fi in our bedroom 44 years ago. Soulful, mesmerising and class then and now.
I could listen to every song track on this album over and over. All of the songs have their own personality, yet they all tie together as one. After Rock and Roll suicide, a progressive masterpiece, you want to hear the drum beat of Five Years all over again.
Was at the concert in Manchester. What a beautiful creature he was. Pure genius and his band equally class act.
I had this on vinyl,however,not on CD and the 2012 Remastered Version at this price could not be missed,unlike the artist.
RIP David,you will be sadly missed by myself and other lovers of your creativity.A great auto ego created by Ziggy and the spiders from mars...
This is DB's big one. His Magnificat. This rock opera concept album stunned its teenage listeners in the 70s; and still holds up today as a thing of wonder. The story of an alien who comes to Earth in the guise of a rock star messiah is conveyed through earth shattering songs. Five Years starts off the album: a bolero that builds and builds as it describes the apocalypse. The saviour alien hero's journey to save earthlings from suicidal ennui during our planet's dying years is recounted in stand out songs: Moonage Dream, Starman, Lady Stardust (also reputed to be about DB's great friend Marc Bolan) and, of course piece de resistance Ziggy Stardust. Our Christlike saviour, Ziggy, had to die to save us all: Rock'n'Roll Suicide closes the album in suitably bombastic fashion. Everyone should have this.
Ziggy stardust, a creation of the 70s and still sounding as fresh today as it did back then.
Great sadness today to learn that David B died. Changes was the single that captured me and Ziggy took me on through the Bowie journey. RIP to a great talent. Michael Jackson came and went. Bowie and John Lennon have definitive pop legacy as their epitaph. Their musi and talent will endure in the hearts of the British music lovers.
58 now been playing since 1972 absolute pure class