Rock n’ Roll Star!

This is the one we have been waiting for - the Ziggy Boxset - tracklist eagerly awaited.

6 disc set (5cds + 1 blu ray)

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Wow, what can they possibly put on 5 CD’s and 1 Blu-Ray🤷🏻‍♂️
The book looks nice though🤔

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Maybe…

A remixed album
Demos
Alternative takes
Ziggy Kingston show live

There is a lot of stuff unreleased from the Ziggy period.

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I wish they’d do that with Low

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I’m not sure I’ll live long enough to see Low given that we are only at 1972.

It would be interesting to hear what they have for that era - the work Bowie and Buckmaster did on The Man Who Fell To Earth soundtrack.

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I have 3 Vinyl copies including the 50th Anniversary Half Speed Remaster and an Original 1st Press, plus the 50th Anniversary Live CD & Blu Ray. That’s a lot of investment in one 38 minute and 29 seconds album…:man_shrugging:t2:

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Where’s that from Andy?

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I was hoping that this thread would be about the Byrds track, with screaming Beatles (?) fans included in the mix.

Can’t imagine there will be another remaster - after all we had the half speed remaster last year and the Five Years box set (2012 remaster) in 2015 so maybe one of those might be included.

There is also the “Waiting in the Sky” version that is coming out on Record Store Day in April so maybe that will be be added too - and while they are at it why not throw in the Motion Picture Soundtrack as well!!

Unless Visconti has done a remix? There is usually a live gig included as well. Intriguing!!

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Looks like the announcement is on 21 March.

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Probably gonna have to get it.

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Someone seems to have the inside track over on the Hoffman forum.

The Byrds track is “ So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star”.

From what I can see from the vinyl label some of the tracks are - alternative 2023 mixes.

You’re correct, but any Byrds fan will know the song and will know what I meant, so I feel no need to correct or amend anything at all.

But your attention to detail is truly astounding!

@QuickSticks here you go

Disque : 1
1 So Long 60s (San Francisco Hotel Recording)
2 Hang On To Yourself (Demo)
3 Lady Stardust (Demo) [2024 Remaster]
4 Ziggy Stardust (Demo) [2024 Remaster]
5 Star (aka ‘Stars’) [Demo]
6 Soul Love (Demo and DB Spoken Notes)
7 Starman (Demo 1 Excerpt)
8 Starman (Demo 2)
9 Moonage Daydream (Arnold Corns Version) [2024 Remaster]
10 Hang On To Yourself (Arnold Corns Version) [2024 Remaster]
11 Looking For A Friend (Arnold Corns Version - Rough Mix)
12 Haddon Hall Rehearsals Segue: Ziggy Stardust / Holy Holy / Soul Love
13 Star (aka ‘Stars’) [Haddon Hall Rehearsal]
14 Sweet Head (Haddon Hall Rehearsal)
Disque : 2
1 ZIGGY STARDUST SOUNDS OF THE 70S JOHN PEEL - RECORDED 11TH JANUARY 1972
2 QUEEN BITCH SOUNDS OF THE 70S JOHN PEEL - RECORDED 11TH JANUARY 1972
3 WAITING FOR THE MAN SOUNDS OF THE 70S JOHN PEEL - RECORDED 11TH JANUARY 1972
4 LADY STARDUST SOUNDS OF THE 70S JOHN PEEL - RECORDED 11TH JANUARY 1972
5 HANG ON TO YOURSELF SOUNDS OF THE 70S BOB HARRIS - RECORDED 18TH JANUARY 1972
6 ZIGGY STARDUST SOUNDS OF THE 70S BOB HARRIS - RECORDED 18TH JANUARY 1972
7 QUEEN BITCH SOUNDS OF THE 70S BOB HARRIS - RECORDED 18TH JANUARY 1972
8 WAITING FOR THE MAN SOUNDS OF THE 70S BOB HARRIS - RECORDED 18TH JANUARY 1972
9 FIVE YEARS SOUNDS OF THE 70S BOB HARRIS - RECORDED 18TH JANUARY 1972
10 OH YOU PRETTY THINGS TAKE 1 OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST U BROADCAST 1982
11 QUEEN BITCH OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST U BROADCAST 8TH FEBRUARY 1972
12 FIVE YEARS OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST U BROADCAST 8TH FEBRUARY 1972
Disque : 3
1 WHITE LIGHT / WHITE HEAT SOUNDS OF THE 70S JOHN PEEL - RECORDED 16TH MAY 1972
2 MOONAGE DAYDREAM SOUNDS OF THE 70S JOHN PEEL - RECORDED 16TH MAY 1972
3 HANG ON TO YOURSELFT SOUNDS OF THE 70S JOHN PEEL - RECORDED 16TH MAY 1972
4 SUFFRAGETTE CITY SOUNDS OF THE 70S JOHN PEEL - RECORDED 16TH MAY 1972
5 ZIGGY STARDUST SOUNDS OF THE 70S JOHN PEEL - RECORDED 16TH MAY 1972
6 STARMAN JOHNNIE WALKER LUNCHTIME SHOW - RECORDED 22ND MAY 1972
7 SPACE ODDITY JOHNNIE WALKER LUNCHTIME SHOW - RECORDED 22ND MAY 1972
8 CHANGES JOHNNIE WALKER LUNCHTIME SHOW - RECORDED 22ND MAY 1972
9 OH YOU PRETTY THINGS JOHNNIE WALKER LUNCHTIME SHOW - RECORDED 22ND MAY 1972
10 ANDY WARHOL SOUNDS OF THE 70S BOB HARRIS - RECORDED 23RD MAY 1972
11 LADY STARDUST SOUNDS OF THE 70S BOB HARRIS - RECORDED 23RD MAY 1972
12 WHITE LIGHT / WHITE HEAT SOUNDS OF THE 70S BOB HARRIS - RECORDED 23RD MAY 1972
13 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL SUICIDE SOUNDS OF THE 70S BOB HARRIS - RECORDED 23RD MAY 1972
14 STARMAN TOP OF THE POPS PERFORMANCE - BROADCAST 6TH JULY 1972
Disque : 4
1 Round And Round (2024 Remaster)
2 The Supermen (Ziggy Session Version) [2024 Remaster]
3 Holy Holy (Ziggy Session Version) [2024 Remaster]
4 Velvet Goldmine (Ziggy Session Outtake) [2024 Remaster]
5 Starman (Original Single Mix) [2024 Remaster]
6 John, I’m Only Dancing (Original Single Version) [2024 Remaster]
7 The Supermen (Recorded live at the Music Hall, Boston 1st October 1972)
8 Changes (Recorded live at the Music Hall, Boston 1st October 1972)
9 Life On Mars? (Recorded live at the Music Hall, Boston 1st October 1972)
10 My Death (Recorded live at the Music Hall, Boston, 1st October, 1972)
11 John, I’m Only Dancing (Recorded live at the Music Hall, Boston 1st October 1972)
Disque : 5
1 Looking For A Friend (Arnold Corns Version - 2022 Mix)
2 Hang On To Yourself (Early Ziggy Session Take)
3 Star (aka ‘Stars’) [Alternative Version - Take 5]
4 Lady Stardust (Alternative Version - Take 1)
5 Shadow Man (Ziggy Session Version)
6 The Supermen (Ziggy Session Version - 2023 Mix)
7 Holy Holy (Ziggy Session Version - Alternative Mix)
8 Round And Round (Alternative Mix) [2024 Remaster]
9 It’s Gonna Rain Again (Ziggy Sessions Outtake)
10 Looking For A Friend (Ziggy Session Version)
11 Velvet Goldmine (Ziggy Sessions Outtake - 2022 Mix)
12 Sweet Head (Ziggy Session Outtake - 2022 Mix)
13 Starman (Top Of The Pops Version - 2022 Mix)
14 John, I’m Only Dancing (Alternative Trident Studios Version)
15 I Can’t Explain (Trident Studios Version)
16 Moonage Daydream (2003 Instrumental Mix) [2024 Remaster]
Disque : 6
1 Five Years (2012 Remaster)
2 Soul Love (2012 Remaster)
3 Moonage Daydream (2012 Remaster)
4 Starman (2012 Remaster)
5 It Ain’t Easy (2012 Remaster)
6 Lady Stardust (2012 Remaster)
7 Star (2012 Remaster)
8 Hang on to Yourself (2012 Remaster)
9 Ziggy Stardust (2012 Remaster)
10 SUFFRAGETTE CITY 2012 REMASTER
11 Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide (2012 Remaster)
12 FIVE YEARS 2003 5 1 MIX 2024 REMASTER
13 SOUL LOVE 2003 5 1 MIX 2024 REMASTER
14 MOONAGE DAYDREAM 2003 5 1 MIX 2024 REMASTER
15 STARMAN 2003 5 1 MIX 2024 REMASTER
16 IT AIN’T EASY 2003 5 1 MIX 2024 REMASTER
17 LADY STARDUST 2003 5 1 MIX 2024 REMASTER
18 STAR 2003 5 1 MIX 2024 REMASTER
19 HANG ON TO YOURSELF 2003 5 1 MIX 2024 REMASTER
20 ZIGGY STARDUST 2003 5 1 MIX 2024 REMASTER
21 SUFFRAGETTE CITY 2003 5 1 MIX 2024 REMASTER
22 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL SUICIDE 2003 5 1 MIX 2024 REMASTER
23 THE SUPERMEN 2003 5 1 MIXES
24 VELVET GOLDMINE 2003 5 1 MIXES
25 SWEET HEAD 2003 5 1 MIXES
26 Five Years (2012 Remaster)
27 Soul Love (2012 Remaster)
28 Moonage Daydream (2012 Remaster)
29 ROUND AND ROUND 2024 REMASTER
30 AMSTERDAM 2022 REMASTER
31 Hang on to Yourself (2012 Remaster)
32 Ziggy Stardust (2012 Remaster)
33 VELVET GOLDMINE ZIGGY SESSION OUTTAKE 2024 REMASTER
34 HOLY HOLY ZIGGY SESSION VERSION 2024 REMASTER
35 Star (2012 Remaster)
36 Lady Stardust (2012 Remaster)
37 STARMAN ORIGINAL SINGLE MIX 2024 REMASTER
38 JOHN I’M ONLY DANCING ORIGINAL SINGLE VERSION 2024 REMASTER
39 LOOKING FOR A FRIEND ARNOLD CORNS VERSION - 2022 MIX
40 HANG ON TO YOURSELF EARLY ZIGGY SESSION TAKE
41 STAR AKA ‘STARS’ ALTERNATIVE VERSION - TAKE 5
42 Lady Stardust (Alternative Version - Take 1)
43 SHADOW MAN ZIGGY SESSION VERSION
44 THE SUPERMEN ZIGGY SESSION VERSION 2023 MIX
45 HOLY HOLY ZIGGY SESSION VERSION ALTERNATIVE MIX
46 ROUND AND ROUND ALTERNATIVE MIX 2024 REMASTER
47 IT’S GONNA RAIN AGAIN ZIGGY SESSION OUTTAKE
48 LOOKING FOR A FRIEND ZIGGY SESSION VERSION
49 VELVET GOLDMINE ZIGGY SESSION OUTTAKE - 2022 MIX
50 SWEET HEAD ZIGGY SESSION OUTTAKE - 2022 MIX
51 Starman (Top Of The Pops Version - 2022 Mix)
52 JOHN I’M ONLY DANCING ALTERNATIVE TRIDENT STUDIOS VERSION
53 I Can’t Explain (Trident Studios Version)
54 MOONAGE DAYDREAM 2003 INSTRUMENTAL MIX 2024 REMASTER

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WOW :open_mouth:!
That’s a lot of stuff😳

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Background info from the Bowie official website - tracklist as above from Andy - @Richard.Dane I assume it’s ok to post this background info, can’t see anything in the forum rules preventing it, if there is then my apologies.

"Parlophone Records proudly announces DAVID BOWIE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL STAR!, a 5CD and 1 Blu-Ray Audio set that explores David Bowie’s journey from February 1971 through the creation of the Ziggy Stardust character, the recording of the iconic THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS album, and captures the international mania that surrounded the Ziggy phenomenon in the form of UK radio sessions and TV performances, as well as live tracks from Ziggy and the Spiders’ 1st October 1972 show at the Boston Music Hall.

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL STAR!, containing 29 unreleased tracks, covers early songwriting demos, recordings from David’s studio creation, The Arnold Corns, rehearsals at Bowie’s then-home, Haddon Hall, BBC sessions, singles, live performances, plus outtakes and alternative versions from the original album recording sessions, which have been newly mixed by original album producer, Ken Scott.

Unreleased highlights include an alternative version of ‘Lady Stardust’, a version of the deep-cut classic ‘Shadow Man’ and an up-tempo take of The Who’s ‘I Can’t Explain’, which he would later slow down and cover for the PIN UPS album.

The audio-only Blu-Ray disc features the definitive 2012 remaster of the original Ziggy Stardust album in 96kHz/24bit PCM stereo, plus the album and additional mixes from 2003 in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 as well as the singles, outtakes and alternative versions in 96kHz/24 bit PCM stereo.

The Blu-Ray also includes a version of the ZIGGY STARDUST album called WAITING IN THE SKY (BEFORE THE STARMAN CAME TO EARTH) taken from Trident Studio tapes dated 15th December 1971, which features an alternative running order and four songs that didn’t make the final album. This will also be available as a limited vinyl LP on 20th April, 2024 for Record Store Day. In addition, there is a 1-LP version of ROCK ‘N’ ROLL STAR! compiling the alternative takes and mixes.

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL STAR! also contains two books. The first is an extensive 112-page book with detailed liner notes, memorabilia, contemporary reviews and articles, rare photographs from Barrie Wentzel, Michael Putland, Mick Rock, Sukita and Alec Byrne, as well as brand-new notes and interviews with Ken Scott, Mark Carr Pritchett and David’s plugger from the time, Anya Wilson. Accompanying the main book is a 36-page compiled reproduction of David’s personal Ziggy Stardust era notebooks.

The first track taken from ROCK ‘N’ ROLL STAR! is ‘ZIGGY STARDUST’ (DEMO)’ recorded by Bowie on vocal and acoustic guitar in 1971 at Haddon Hall in Beckenham.

DAVID BOWIE - ROCK ‘N’ ROLL STAR!"

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It’s a bit ‘meh’, most stuff available before, albeit as bootlegs.
What hardcore fans wanted was a new full concert recording, RCA recorded gigs across the states and whilst some audience recordings exist they’re not perfect, Boston etc.
Even so. I will be purchasing it once the silly price drops. The vinyl is a no brainer at £25, hopefully it’ll sound ok🤞
Agree @TheKevster , Low, StS etc period is whats needed as well as the full Earls Court ‘78 concert in bluray!

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All this Record Store Day stuff what a load of old tosh.