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Aladdin Sane

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Aladdin Sane

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
David Bowie
Producers:
Rykodisc, Virgin
genre:
Reissues

We gave it a B

The chronological resurrection of Bowie’s catalog reaches 1973, with the enigmatic album and persona that succeeded Ziggy Stardust. An ambitious but uneven guitar-rock record about sex and fame, this stylistically diverse program mixes Bowie classics (”Watch That Man,” ”Drive In Saturday,” ”Panic in Detroit,” ”The Jean Genie”) with less-enduring efforts (”Cracked Actor,” the melodramatic ”Time,” ”Lady Grinning Soul,” and a loopy take on the Stones’ ”Let’s Spend the Night Together”). Significant but not quite essential.

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