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Following Ziggy wasn’t an issue for Bowie, who by 1973 had begun to live as the glam-rock messiah. Aladdin Sane reflected this new outlook. Meanwhile, Andy Price is waiting in the wings…
Bowie asks the crowd: Who’ll love Aladdin Sane? He already knows the answer

At what point did Bowie stop being Ziggy and start being Aladdin? Are we still in Ziggy’s world, or are we back with ‘David’ now? Listening to the fractured, tormented Aladdin Sane provides no real answers. In fact, the distinction of truth and crafted character is more blurred than ever before. Whereas on the preceding record, ‘Ziggy’ was very much a protagonist that had a (albeit chronologically messy) narrative, here ‘Aladdin Sane’ doesn’t seem to refer to any one character, with the album populated by a series of paranoid, skittish and occasionally doom-fearing narrators, presumably some of these perspectives are shared with Bowie himself.

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About Long Live Vinyl

The David Bowie Vinyl Buyer's Bible is the complete guide to building the ultimate Bowie collection on vinyl. Brought to you by the team behind Long Live Vinyl magazine, this 132-page collector's special features in-depth articles on each of Bowie's 27 studio albums - from his self-titled debut via Ziggy and the Berlin Trilogy to Blackstar. The Buyer's Bible also packs in expert guides to collecting the key albums, written by seasoned record-dealing pros and Bowie fanatics, which will help you spot valuable rarities and priceless curiosities in the minefield that is the second-hand Bowie vinyl market. If that's not enough, you'll find an exhaustive Essential feature, which ranks every one of the great man's albums and our Choice Cuts pieces, in which our collecting experts dig out the rare hidden gems that you need to own. Whether you're a Bowie completist looking to value your precious collection or new to vinyl and seeking advice on how to kick off your Bowie collecting career, everything you need is inside the pages of the David Bowie Vinyl Buyer's Bible.