The US edition of The Singles has the 7" versions of "Heroes"/DJ/Ashes To Ashes/Fashion/Let's Dance/China Girl/Modern Love/Absolute Beginners/Jump They Say and a unique edits of Space Oddity/TVC 15/Loving The Alien/Day-In Day-Out. The first 40.000 pressings came with a bonus CD-single containing 'Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy' (duet with Bing Crosby).
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music
WHAM BAM THANK YOU MAM
Deeply inspired by the rise and fall of Vince Taylor (whom Bowie incidentally met in 1971). David/Ziggy will mix this story with science-fiction themes, the atmosphere of the star rock system mixing the whole stuff with his androgynous look. Ziggy will appear as such on stage. Intelligent glam rock? Probably.
Borrowing heavily from Marc Bolan's glam rock and the future shock of A Clockwork Orange, David Bowie reached back to the heavy rock of The Man Who Sold the World for The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars…
40th Anniversary Heavyweight Vinyl & Hi Res Audio Edition. Here's the edition of Ziggy Stardust everyone has been waiting for since David Bowie executed the character onstage nearly 40 years ago. Originally released through RCA Victor on June 6, 1972, Ziggy Stardust was Bowie’s fifth album, co-produced by Bowie and Ken Scott. The album eventually peaked at #5 on the UK Album Chart. Its influence is immeasurable, as it converted legions of fans, becoming the zeitgeist and a major influence on the next generation, particularly to those involved in the punk movement. Famously, Bowie killed Ziggy at his peak at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, on July 3rd, 1973. Pop music was never the same again.
The rumors of retirement weren't true. While it's nearly impossible to keep anything a secret in the 21st century, David Bowie managed to accomplish the feat, recording The Next Day during a period many believed he had sung his last note. Once you hear the album, Bowie's first in ten years and 30th studio effort of his career, you'll be thankful he's come back for more.