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Thread: Album Club, August 2018: David Bowie - 'Aladdin Sane'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    When I played this album through last month and it came to 'that piano', Mrs. P got up and left the room quickly, saying 'this is crap', and the cat looked at me as if to say 'you bastard', before also leaving the room. IT'S THAT GOOD.

    I assume Monk is a band. I should check that out.
    I guess " that solo " is rather Marmite, you either love it or hate it and Mrs P voted with her feet. However as cats eat mice and lick their own bottoms I think their tastes are dubious to say the least. My Mia has a particular dislike of reggae or maybe it's just the bass going up her backside is enough to dislodge her from her perch on top of a speaker.
    Anyway it's good to have music that can clear the room of unbelievers without having to resort to getting the Slipknot albums out
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    I agree 100% Ian, it's nice to have something that we can call our own. And as for Alice (the cat), I only need to put some dreamies in her mouse, and all is forgiven.
    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    I am a huge fan of Bowie, love everything he has done & seen him live many times, so it is hard for me to be critical of any of his music, & I am not going to start now. Aladdin Sane is a superb album, one of his very best, I have 6 versions, all vinyl & play them often. So many high points, the title track is a masterpiece & Garsons piano is wonderful, Lady Grinning Soul is a beautiful song, so emotional, Drive-In Saturday, a great single that I never tire of hearing, the great theatre of Cracked Actor, really I could go on about this all day, every track deserves a mention, but I will spare you.
    I did of course vote 10/10.

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    Yes one of his best, I generally like most of Bowie's output. In fact naughtily I have just ordered , Ziggy, Low, Heroes and Scary Monsters on 180gm vinyl even thoughI have them on CD they are not the best. I am looking forward to hearing them on vinyl again, I hope they are good masterings/pressings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    This era Bowie for me will always be 10/10 so that's what I have voted. I still have my vinyl edition I bought the day it was released, the price label on it is £7.99 which is incredible really when you think what we pay for music now, it's almost too cheap but people still don't want to buy it!

    Great choice
    Surely it would've been about £1.99 in 1973 !? That sounds more like a late 80s price.

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    might have been an early 80's reissue. was one about 81. 73 was a long time ago, but guessing 2 to 5 quid. another way to guess would be a barcode. a 73 release wouldnt have one as they didnt start coming out til 74, and were not instantly on everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian7633 View Post
    I find myself going through his different incarnations and feeling the characters he becomes, their style and emotion......sorry, bit gushy there. From the very early material, Ziggy and the American period, Berlin and the Glass Spider phase, the 90's and later through to Black Star which sends a shiver down my spine now, his last gift to us. Yes, I'm a Bowie fan no doubt
    Me too.

    I gave Aladdin Sane 8/10. It's one of my faves but I prefer Hunky Dory and obviously the faultless Ziggy album.

    Aladdin Sane, Drive In Saturday, the cover of Let's Spend The Night Together and the awesome Lady Grinning Soul are my faves on " A Ladd Insane"

    Does anyone else like the 1995 "Outside" album? It's a personal favourite, although I don't think it's highly regarded in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    might have been an early 80's reissue. was one about 81. 73 was a long time ago, but guessing 2 to 5 quid. another way to guess would be a barcode. a 73 release wouldnt have one as they didnt start coming out til 74, and were not instantly on everything.
    According to Discogs Aladdin Sane was re-released in UK in 1976, 1981, 1984, 1990, 1999(180gm), 2016 (unofficial), and thats vinyl only and there are several with others catalogued as UK releases but with no date. It was obviously a good earner for the record company and presumably Bowie as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJSki2fly View Post
    According to Discogs Aladdin Sane was re-released in UK in 1976, 1981, 1984, 1990, 1999(180gm), 2016 (unofficial), and thats vinyl only and there are several with others catalogued as UK releases but with no date. It was obviously a good earner for the record company and presumably Bowie as well.
    been thinking re barcodes and betting the 76 one wont be coded. 81 probably will. think it was late 70's before they kinda filtered to majority of things
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    The first albums I bought, which were the back end of '72 all cost less than 3 quid, and that included 'Billion Dollar Babies' which was one of the dearer single albums at the time. IIRC, I bought 'Aladdin Sane' about April the following year so would have been also under £3. Bearing in mind that in my trade the average wage was £30 per week, so that's 10 albums per wage. The current equivalent pay would probably buy about 30 vinyl albums or about 50 CD's.

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