Bowie, David - Man Who Sold The World

Vendor: RCA
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Released: 1982

RARE/2HAND VINYL LP ON RCA 1971

RCA LSP 4816 made in UK.

Vinyl NM. Cover VG+.

Even though it contained no hits, The Man Who Sold the World, for most intents and purposes, was the beginning of David Bowie's classic period. Working with guitarist Mick Ronson and producer Tony Visconti for the first time, Bowie developed a tight, twisted heavy guitar rock that appears simple on the surface but sounds more gnarled upon each listen. The mix is off-center, with the fuzz-bass dominating the compressed, razor-thin guitars and Bowie's strangled, affected voice. The sound of The Man Who Sold the World is odd, but the music itself is bizarre, with Bowie's weird, paranoid futuristic tales melded to Ronson's riffing and the band's relentless attack. Musically, there isn't much innovation on The Man Who Sold the World -- it is almost all hard blues-rock or psychedelic folk-rock -- but there's an unsettling edge to the band's performance, which makes the record one of Bowie's best albums.

Tracklist

The Width Of A Circle     8:07
All The Madmen     5:38
Black Country Rock     3:33
After All     3:52
Running Gun Blues     3:12
Saviour Machine     4:27
She Shook Me Cold     4:13
The Man Who Sold The World     3:58
The Supermen     3:39

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