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David Bowie LP/CD: "Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture"

Sleeve and track listing

Parlophone. (4.5 stars!)

  1. Introduction
  2. Hang On To Yourself
  3. Ziggy Stardust
  4. Watch That Man
  5. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud
  6. All The Young Dudes/Oh! You Pretty Things
  7. Moonage Daydream
  8. Changes
  9. Space Oddity
  10. My Death
  11. Cracked Actor
  12. Time
  13. The Width Of A Circle
  14. Let's Spend The Night Together
  15. Suffragette City
  16. White Light White Heat
  17. The Jean Genie/Love Me Do1
  18. Round And Round1
  19. Farewell speech
  20. Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
  21. Finale

1 featuring Jeff Beck


At the end of the tour to promote Aladdin Sane, Bowie played a show at London's Hammersmith Odeon theatre. It was recorded and filmed by DA Pennebaker, and captures a sparkling performance by a band honed to perfection by years of touring. This is the famous "retirement" show, where Bowie announced his retirement onstage, a secret he had kept from all involved including the rest of the band.

The audio was remixed in 2003 which was a major improvement (Mick Ronson higher in the mix), and finally in 2023 the video (on Blu-Ray) has been remastered and again is a major improvement on what went before. The picture is now pin-sharp and the colours more vibrant. Added to which we finally get all the encores, including Jeff Beck on Jean Genie and Round And Round. What an atmosphere! What a gig!