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Bowie, David - The Man Who Sold The World (UK) (1971)

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Bowie, David - The Man Who Sold The World (UK)

TOCP-70142 (2007)

Depending on who you believe, this is Bowie's 1st, 2nd or 3rd album.

Chronologically it is his 3rd.

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Release Details
Manufacturer: EMI
Mastering:24bit (1999)
This version released:2007-01-10
Original LP release:1971.04
Obi:Black art deco Bowie obi.

Single sleeve. Matt canvas type texture.

Album designed and photographed by [Marcus] Keef.

Lyrics:Japanese and English on 2 by 5 foldout. The 'front' page is white text on black printed thin paper whereas the rest of the foldout is standard weight black on thin white paper.
Editor Comments

As with Bowie's previous albums (and the next: "Hunky Dory") this album was largely ignored until the release of "Ziggy Stardust" (his 5th chronologically) in 1972. Following that release, this album was regarded as one of those worthy of a listen (his first remaining in obscurity). In this context "The Man Who Sold the World" is regarded as his 2nd album. (This is also how the producers of this release see it - each obi has a number signifying the album and this is number 2.)

Some critics argue that this was the first "true grit" Bowie album (hence his 1st album) but if that's the case you could probably discount "Hunky Dory" as being a Bowie album which to most people is an absurdity (discounting it that is).

It is in a similar vein to "Aladdin Sane" and some of "Ziggy Stardust" being quite dark in parts both lyrically and musically. As such it is cited as an important influence to "Goth Rock".

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