The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars

Release date
21 Aug 2006
Running length
11 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Five Years (1999 Digital Remaster) 4:42 1,283
2 Soul Love (1999 Digital Remaster) 3:33 1,845
3 Moonage Daydream (1999 Digital Remaster) 4:37 1,323
4 Starman (1999 Digital Remaster) 4:13 1,444
5 It Ain't Easy (1999 Digital Remaster) 2:57 1,068
6 Lady Stardust (1999 Digital Remaster) 3:20 1,081
7 Star (1999 Digital Remaster) 2:46 976
8 Hang On To Yourself (1999 Digital Remaster) 2:36 1,091
9 Ziggy Stardust (1999 Digital Remaster) 3:12 1,392
10 Suffragette City (1999 Digital Remaster) 3:23 1,173
11 Rock 'N' Roll Suicide (1999 Digital Remaster) 2:58 1,203

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The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is a 1972 concept album by English rock musician David Bowie. It peaked at number five in the United Kingdom and number 75 in the United States on the Billboard Music Charts. A concert film of the same name directed by D.A. Pennebaker was released in 1973.

Upon its release on 6 June 1972, Ziggy Stardust reached number five in the UK and number seventy-five in the US. The album was eventually certified platinum and gold in the UK and US respectively. The only single from the record, “Starman”, charted at number ten in the UK while peaking at the sixty-fifth spot in the US.

In 1997, Ziggy Stardust was named the 20th greatest album of all time in a Music of the Millennium poll conducted in the United Kingdom by HMV Group, Channel 4, The Guardian and Classic FM. In 1998, Q magazine readers placed it at number 24 and Virgin All-time Top 1000 Albums ranked it at number 11, while in 2003 the TV network VH1 placed it at number 48. It was named the 35th best album ever made by Rolling Stone on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In 2000 Q placed it at number 25 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever. In 2004 it was placed at number 81 in Pitchfork Media’s Top 100 Albums of the 1970s. In his 1995 book, “The Alternative Music Almanac,” Alan Cross placed the album in the #3 spot on the list of ‘10 Classic Alternative Albums’. In 2006, the album was chosen by TIME magazine as one of the 100 best albums of all time.

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  • DevoidPlain

    An unbelievable masterpiece [4]

    21 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Angel_Blue-

    An unbelievable masterpiece [3]

    18 Dec 2014 Reply
  • FairestNoun

    Hi everyone, can you please listen to my cover of Ziggy Stardust? Thank you.

    27 Nov 2014 Reply
  • mickolaj

    "Two words: Kanye West" please, leave this planet ffs

    19 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Kecksohn

    Two words: Kanye West

    18 Sep 2014 Reply
  • WickedProphet

    An unbelievable masterpiece [2]

    25 Aug 2014 Reply
  • sophiewilder

    I'm now on my fourth copy of this. Or maybe the fifth.

    20 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Robesko

    An unbelievable masterpiece

    16 Jul 2014 Reply
  • sunedeisis

    Two words: animal grace.

    2 Jul 2014 Reply
  • mordwyr

    One of the first albums to really show me the possibilities of music. He really takes roleplay to an artistic level here, what with all the different points of view. If you haven't heard the deluxe version of the album with the demos at the end, check it out! Bowie and piano doing Lady Stardust is to die for!

    2 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Fabio001

    David Bowie’s top 5 albums

    24 Apr 2014 Reply
  • at_sunrise

    great album that stands the test of time

    21 Nov 2013 Reply
  • dAdriano


    11 Nov 2013 Reply
  • cmon_chemicals

    i do quite enjoy this

    16 Sep 2013 Reply
  • GothicBowie666

    Classic album, no doubts about that, but it's not my personal favorite of Bowie, from the ''Ziggy Stardust'' years i prefer ''Hunky Dory'' more but my favoriete albums are the berlin trilogie ''Low'' ''Lodger'' and ''Heroes''.. but , it's a great album!! still after all this years , indeed a masterpiece

    28 Jul 2013 Reply
  • TheLibrarian_

    I guess I can understand the subjectivity in musical taste, but it really is difficult to believe that there are people who don't like this. This album is truly a masterpiece.

    11 Jul 2013 Reply
  • maccrash

    definitely one of the greatest albums ever

    10 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Estranged_Ann

    Skazohnik, блеешь тут только один ты, а не Боуи.

    1 May 2013 Reply
  • XDRory

    "I feel sorry for people of the time, because this is awful." And I feel sorry for you, because you're awful.

    21 Mar 2013 Reply
  • begemotik228

    This made me think that Bowie was overrated for quite a long while, until I heard Hunky Dory. The latter, while overshadowed by Ziggy at its time, aged way better. There's a quality to really good old music that it doesn't sound old at all. That said, Hunky Dory doesn't sound old to me and Ziggy Stardust does. Still has its moments though, I guess.

    19 Mar 2013 Reply
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