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The Man Who Sold The World – David Bowie

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The album not only marked the beginning of a collaboration with guitarist Mick Ronson that continued with Bowie classics like Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane, but also kicked off a decade-long string of must-have albums that stretched all the way to 1980's Scary Monsters.

Even though it contained no hits, The Man Who Sold the World, for most intents and purposes, was the beginning of David Bowie's classic period. Working with guitarist Mick Ronson and producer Tony Visconti for the second time Bowie developed a tight, twisted heavy guitar rock that appears simple on the surface but sounds more gnarled upon each listen.

The mix is off-center, with the fuzz-bass dominating the compressed, razor-thin guitars and Bowie's strangled, affected voice. The sound of The Man Who Sold the World is odd, but the music itself is bizarre, with Bowie's weird, paranoid futuristic tales melded to Ronson's riffing and the band's relentless attack. Musically, there isn't much innovation on The Man Who Sold the World -- it is almost all hard blues-rock or psychedelic folk-rock -- but there's an unsettling edge to the band's performance, which makes the record one of Bowie's best albums.

- Allmusic


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Release details

Artist: David Bowie
Label: Parlophone
Format: LP
Units: 1
Country: UK, Europe & US
Genre: Rock
Style: Glam


A1 The Width Of A Circle
A2 All The Madmen
A3 Black Country Rock
A4 After All
B1 Running Gun Blues
B2 Saviour Machine
B3 She Shook Me Cold
B4 The Man Who Sold The World
B5 The Supermen