David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust (The Motion Picture) 1983, Germany

David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust (The Motion Picture)

(RCA PL:84862(2))

Released 1983, RCA label, manufactured in Germany.

Double album with gatefold sleeve.


Track Listing

Side 1

Track 1: Hang On To Yourself - 2:56

Track 2: Ziggy Stardust - 3:09

Track 3: Watch That Man - 4.10

Track 4 Medley: Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud, All The Young Dudes, Oh! You Pretty Things - 6.37

Side 2

Track 5: Moonage Daydream - 6:17

Track 6: Space Oddity - 4:51

Track 7: My Death - 6:01

Side 3

Track 8: Cracked Actor - 2:52

Track 9: Time - 5:20

Track 10: Width Of A Circle - 9:39

Side 4

Track 11: Changests - 5:35

Track 12: Let's Spend The Night Together - 3:10

Track 13: Suffragette City - 3:06

Track 14: White Light/White Heat - 4:01

Track 15: Rock 'N' Roll Suicide - 4.30



Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture is a live album by David Bowie, corresponding to the film of the same name. The music was recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on 3 July 1973, although the album was not issued by RCA Records until 1983. Prior to that it had existed in bootleg form, notably His Masters Voice – Bowie and the Spiders From Mars' Last Stand.

The album documents the final show which Bowie performed in his Ziggy Stardust persona. Just before the final track, he announces, "Of all the shows on this tour, this particular show will remain with us the longest, because not only is it the last show of the tour, but it's the last show that we'll ever do. Thank you." Many in the audience believed that Bowie himself was retiring.

D. A. Pennebaker filmed the concert and RCA recorded it with the intention of releasing a live album. However the project was shelved for several reasons, rumoured to include Bowie's desire to leave Ziggy behind, and the poor quality of the recordings. Reasoning that RCA would most likely issue the material sooner or later regardless, Bowie and producer Tony Visconti mixed the recordings in 1981. This mix has been heavily criticised, although Visconti describes it as "more of a salvage job than an artistic endeavor" considering the state of the source material.

The album was eventually released in October 1983 as a double LP soundtrack to Pennebaker's documentary. Partly due to the limitations of the LP record format, the release omitted, shortened or reordered several items from the original tapes. "White Light/White Heat" was issued as a single in November.


(information sourced from wikipedia)

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David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust (The Motion Picture) 1983, Germany

SKU: 19
  • Artist: David Bowie

    Album: Ziggy Stardust, The Motion Picture (double album, gatefold sleeve)

    Label: RCA, PL84862(2)

    Year: 1983

    Country: Germany

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  • Used.

    Gatfold Sleeve in very good condtion.

    Internal sleeves Generic and in very good condition.

    Both vinyls in very good condition, play tested, no jumps etc, usual crackling, but nothing to affect listening pleasure.

    Sleeve and records have been well looked after and are overall in very good condition. Very good copy.

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