"I'd come on like a regular superstar..."
EMI are excited to announce the release of a 40th anniversary edition of David Bowie’s truly groundbreaking and hugely influential album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars. Due on June 4th (June 5th U.S.) – to mark the 40th anniversary of Ziggy, the formats will include the following...
CD: A new 2012 remaster of the original album. Digitally remastered by Ray Staff, original mastering engineer for Ziggy at Trident Studios, and Ken Scott – original co-producer.
LP: A new 2012 remaster of the original album on heavyweight 180g vinyl. Digitally remastered by Ray Staff.
DVD: 2012 remaster (96/24 PCM stereo) Digitally remastered by Ray Staff. Ken Scott 2003 5.1 mixes (DTS 48/24 & Dolby Digital) and stereo fold downs (48/24 PCM) – original album plus the following 5.1 previously unreleased bonus tracks: Moonage Daydream (instrumental) and The Supermen Velvet Goldmine Sweet Head. There will also be a digital download of the new 2012 remaster.
This is great news for those of you that have been after a copy of the 2003 Ziggy SACD which featured the 5.1 mixes, as you would be hard-pushed to get change from sixty quid for a copy these days. Somebody is even asking for £175 for a copy on a popular marketplace site right now! Stay tuned for more details and related news.