Became the special man...
The EMI release of 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars' 30th Anniversary Special Edition double CD, has entered the French album chart at #45.
As is often the way with that very independent nation, they have produced their own promo for Ziggy in the shape of a conveniently sized 7" square 24-page glossy brochure (see above) that fits nicely into your singles box, along with your recently acquired 7" orange vinyl 'Slow Burn' single! (Thanx H)
The brochure is beautifully designed, with pictures from the Ziggy booklet and a track-by-track analysis of the album by Bowie expert Jerome Soligny, who also happens to be Assistant Editor (hope I got that right) over at the very Bowie-friendly French magazine, Rock & Folk.
If there's any French speaking, English writing BowieNetter out there with too much time on their hands, who also has a copy of this little beauty, I'd love a translation of Jerome's writings.
Meanwhile, here in the UK (and possibly the rest of the world for all I know) EMI have produced four excellent new press adverts for the 30th Anniversary Ziggy Stardust CD. The three colour ads (see above) and the mono ad (see the
The four ads each feature a different lyric quote from Ziggy, including one that says: "People stared at the make-up on his face" that accompanies a rear shot of a young Bowie look-a-like looking at a whole row of Ziggy ads on a tube/metro/subway escalator.
The other three ads include: a street scene with Ziggy graffiti and posters with the lyric "Ziggy played guitar"; a young girl looking out of a floodlit window suggesting the arrival of extraterrestrials with the lyric "There's a starman waiting in the sky"; and the mono ad features two young lovers having a snog, and uses the lyric (you guessed it) "I kiss you, you're beautiful."
The series is also accompanied by the legends "Whether you know it or not this album changed your life" and, "Your CD collection is not complete without it." Who could disagree with either of those two facts! };-)