One of David Bowie’s hit singles is being re-issued as its 40th anniversary is on the horizon! This picture disc, which has no display on the site, is in the pre-order stage still, with the vinyl actually releasing a couple of days after the 40th anniversary. Sadly, the quantity pressed is not mentioned. There’s not much for me to add to this, as neither track featured on the 7″ is available for listening as far as I know, and even then I don’t think I could add anything to the conversation. David Bowie is arguably the king of modern pop music. Below, I’ve linked the original cut of “Life on Mars?” where you can see Bowie in his trademark blue eye make-up, and sporting his poofy auburn mullet. If you’ve never listened to it, beware – you might be humming it randomly after you give it a listen. Tell me what you think of it! Cheers!

The Details

40th anniversary limited edition 7” picture disc of David Bowie’s iconic ‘Life On Mars?’ single.

Originally appearing on the Hunky Dory album, ‘Life On Mars?’ was released as a single on 22nd June, 1973 on RCA – reaching #3 in the UK - when Bowie’s career had gone stratospheric following the huge success of his The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars and Aladdin Sane albums and tours.

This 40th anniversary release features the rare Ken Scott mix, (mixed at Abbey Road Studios in 2003 that created the Ziggy Stardust 5.1 mixes) on the A-side and on the AA-side ‘Life On Mars? (Live)’ taken from a recording at The Music Hall, Boston on 1st October, 1972’, previously only available on the 2 CD 30th Anniversary Edition of Aladdin Sane.

Both sides feature photos from legendary photographer Mick Rock: the A-side, a photo from the era-defining ‘Life On Mars?’ promo film, which the photographer also directed; the AA-side a photo from the Music Hall, Boston concert.

Tracklisting

Side 1
1. Life On Mars? (2003 Ken Scott Mix)
Side 2
1. Life On Mars? (Live) (2013 - Remaster)

Price $10.66



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