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David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World
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The Man Who Sold the World is the third studio album by David Bowie. The album was Bowie's first with the nucleus of what would become the “Spiders from Mars”, the backing band made famous by The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars in 1972.

Even though it contained no hits, The Man Who Sold the World, for most intents and purposes, was the beginning of David Bowie's classic period. Working with guitarist Mick Ronson and producer Tony Visconti for the first time, Bowie developed a tight, twisted heavy guitar rock that appears simple on the surface but sounds more gnarled upon each listen. The mix is off-center, with the fuzz-bass dominating the compressed, razor-thin guitars and Bowie's strangled, affected voice. The sound of The Man Who Sold the World is odd, but the music itself is bizarre, with Bowie's weird, paranoid futuristic tales melded to Ronson's riffing and the band's relentless attack. Musically, there isn't much innovation on The Man Who Sold the World – it is almost all hard blues-rock or psychedelic folk-rock – but there's an unsettling edge to the band's performance, which makes the record one of Bowie's best albums.


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Reissue released: February 26th, 2016. Originally released on 4 November 1970.

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