Offered for sale is an original white label promotional Japanese pressing of Aladdin Sane by David Bowie, including the original obi and lyric insert.
This album was issued multiple times in Japan in the 1970s; this is the original release.
About this copy: This copy of Aladdin Sane is a 1973 pressing on the RCA label, featuring the original pink “Glam Rock” obi.
The cover is VG+, with slight general wear. The obi is VG, with a few wrinkles on the back and a couple of small repaired tears.
The lyric insert is VG++ and close to M- with faint fading.
The white label promo disc is M- and looks like it may have been played once. Beautiful disc!
A nice copy of a terrific record that is difficult to find as a first pressing.
Background: Aladdin Sane was the sixth studio LP by David Bowie, released in 1973. The album reached #1 in the UK and #17 on the U.S. album charts, helped by the single “Jean Jeanie.”
Allmusic.com gave Aladdin Sane a 4 1/2 star review:
Ziggy Stardust wrote the blueprint for David Bowie’s hard-rocking glam, and Aladdin Sane essentially follows the pattern, for both better and worse. A lighter affair than Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane is actually a stranger album than its predecessor, buoyed by bizarre lounge-jazz flourishes from pianist Mick Garson and a handful of winding, vaguely experimental songs.
You can listen to the title track, “Aladdin Sane,” here:
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1973|