The Man Who Sold the World

The Man Who Sold the World

by David Bowie


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Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2015
Label: Rhino / Parlophone
UPC: 0825646283446
catalogNumber: 219011
Rank: 3856

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Bowie   Primary Artist,Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals,Stylophone
Mick Ronson   Guitar,Vocals,Moog Synthesizer
Ralph Mace   Moog Synthesizer
Tony Visconti   Guitar,Piano,Electric Bass
Mick "Woody" Woodmansey   Drums

Technical Credits

David Bowie   Composer
Mick Ronson   Engineer
Ken Scott   Engineer
Gerald Chevin   Engineer
Eddy Offord   Engineer
Tony Visconti   Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Aisha Cohen   Associate Project Coordinator
Keith McMillan   Inside Photo
Michael J. Weller   Artwork

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The Man Who Sold the World [Remastered] 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Undoubtedly his best work!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm pretty sure this is an error in the listing- the tracklist is for the Rykodisc edition, while the info is for the Virgin ECD remaster. Hopefully it's the Virgin reissue.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like its predecessor Space Oddity, The Man Who Sold the World is often unfairly overlooked in light of Bowie's later output. But, as with his debut, one should listen to this record on its own terms. Whereas Space Oddity foreshadowed Bowie's future talent as a songwriter, The Man Who Sold the World foreshadows Bowie as performer. Not that the songwriting is neglected. One listen to "Width of A Circle," "All the Madmen," "After All" or the title track proves that Bowie has matured significantly as a songwriter from his debut. But, on the Man Who Sold the World, Bowie began to emerge as the showman who would create unforgettable characters as Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke. Many of the tracks on this album became staples of his early live shows, especially "Width of a Circle" and the title track. The cover also foreshadows his role as the king of early 70s glam rock as he is posing in a dress. His fascination with existentialism and nihilism, explored so effectively on Space Oddity, continues on this album as especially heard on "All the Madmen" and "After All." His future fascination with Nietzschean style fascism can also be heard here: on "Saviour Machine," a tighter, darker rewrite of "Cygnet Committee" from Space Oddity and on "The Supermen." Give this early Bowie classic a spin before you check out Hunky Dory or Ziggy Stardust. It all begins here and on Space Oddity.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Black Country Rock RULES!!!! She shook me cold, awesome tune! Get this and Ziggy Stardust!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
An absolute freak hard-rock album. A lot of classics are included in this underrated and album: title track, Black country rock, She shoke me cold, The width of a circle, etc. Isn't as good as Ziggy Stardust or Hunky Dory, but it was the beginnig of the glory days of the 70's glammy Bowie's era.
JohnQ More than 1 year ago
All the songs here are good and the album holds together well, just slightly below classic.
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