Mastered by Ray Staff at AIR Studios In London!
The Man Who Sold the World is the third studio album by David Bowie. The album was Bowie's first with the nucleus of what would become the "Spiders from Mars", the backing band made famous by The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars in 1972.
When this album was first released in the fall of 1970, the cover used was a much less controversial one. Because it was predicted that 'America wasn't ready for a drag queen rocker,' wrote Michael Fremer of analogplanet.com, a substitute cover featuring a cartoon of a gun-toting cowboy whose hat had been shattered by a bullet was issued instead. The bowie dress cover was used, however, when the UK released the album a few months later.
"...the first 'real' David Bowie album. The music, anchored by monstrously deep bass, is a mix of heavy metal, blues-rock and hard rock produced by Tony Visconti, who also plays that 'monstrously deep bass'. That's what can happen when you give the bass player the producer reins! Visconti didn't abuse the power. Instead he made the metal on this record really heavy!" - analogplanet, Music 10/11, Sound 8/11
180g Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered by Ray Staff at AIR Studios London with input from Nigel Reeve, Ken Scott and Tony Visconti
Replica of original vinyl packaging
1. The Width of A Circle
2. All the Madmen
3. Black Country Rock
4. After All
1. Running Gun Blues
2. Saviour Machine
3. She Shook Me Cold
4. The Man Who Sold the World
5. The Supermen