‘Ziggy Stardust’ Re-Released to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

The David Bowie classic, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, will be reissued in June in celebration of the album’s 40th year, it has been revealed.

To be re-released on CD and vinyl, all eleven original tracks will be remastered and the vinyl format will include an audio DVD that features unreleased mixes.

In related news, a plaque to honor the creation of Ziggy Stardust has been approved by the City of Westmister council. Being a somewhat an unusual honour, the plaque will be a different colour than the normal green color that’s normally reserved to commemorate the dead.

Westminster council said:

“The proposal to commemorate Ziggy Stardust and Heddon Street with a form of commemorative plaque is considered to be an imaginative and worthwhile one, and it is recommended that the nomination be approved, but that a different colour be chosen for the plaque, so that it is distinctive from the green plaques, and not listed within the green plaques scheme.”

The 40th anniversary edition of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars will be released on Monday 5th June (U.K.).

Watch a video of David Bowie performing ‘Ziggy Stardust’ live in 2002, below:



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