David Bowie has announced that he will reissue his classic 1972 album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars in June for its 40th anniversary.
The remastered record will be reissued on June 5 on both CD and vinyl. The re-release will contain remastered audio of all 11 tracks off the album.
Bowie's epic concept album is based on a story of an androgynous alien rock star named Ziggy Stardust, who arrives on Earth to bring a message of hope via rock 'n' roll. After its release, the album peaked at No. 5 in the UK and No. 75 in the U.S. on the Billboard 200 charts.
In a 1974 Rolling Stone interview with William S. Burroughs, Bowie revealed his concept for Ziggy Stardust and his creative process.
"I must have the total image of a stage show," he said. "It has to be total with me. I'm just not content writing songs, I want to make it three-dimensional. Songwriting as an art is a bit archaic now. Just writing a song is not good enough... A song has to take on character, shape, body and influence people to an extent that they use it for their own devices. It must affect them not just as a song, but as a lifestyle."
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