Album artwork for Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture Soundtrack (50th Anniversary Edition) by David Bowie
Album artwork for Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture Soundtrack (50th Anniversary Edition) by David Bowie
Album artwork for Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture Soundtrack (50th Anniversary Edition) by David Bowie
Album artwork for Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture Soundtrack (50th Anniversary Edition) by David Bowie

David Bowie retired Ziggy Stardust, his most famous alter-ego, in front of 5000 stunned fans at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. Now, the fully restored film and soundtrack is released for the first time for the 50th anniversary of the show. Renowned filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker (Monterey Pop, Bob Dylan - Don’t Look Back, Depeche Mode - 101) captured the momentous event by filming Bowie and The Spiders From Mars backstage and onstage.

Although filmed 50 years ago, the film was not widely seen for over a decade. However, the film and its soundtrack have been newly remastered with the medley of ‘The Jean Genie/Love Me Do’ medley and ‘Round And Round’ featuring the late legendary Jeff Beck reinstated - the latter track making its very first appearance anywhere. Both performances were newly mixed by long-time Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti.

The show featured Bowie’s famous speech just before the final encore, ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide’, where he revealed that he was retiring the Ziggy Stardust persona. The shocking announcement came as a surprise to all in attendance – including members of his band and was the first proclamation of its kind in rock and roll.

3CD

Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – 48kHz/24bit, PCM Stereo – 48kHz/24bit, Aspect Ratio – 4:3. All Regions. Exempt from classification.

5.1 Surround sound music mix by Tony Visconti, assisted by Rich Tozzoli/Gizmo Enterprises. Stereo mix by Tony Visconti.

‘The Jean Genie/Love Me Do’ medley and ‘Round And Round’ stereo: mixed and engineered by Tony Visconti, 5.1: mixed by Tony Visconti, engineered by Jannek Zechner

David Bowie

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture Soundtrack (50th Anniversary Edition)

Parlophone
Album artwork for Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture Soundtrack (50th Anniversary Edition) by David Bowie
LPx2

£59.99

Gold
Released 11/08/2023Catalogue Number

5054197561153

Album artwork for Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture Soundtrack (50th Anniversary Edition) by David Bowie
CDx2

£19.99

Released 11/08/2023Catalogue Number

5054197561139

David Bowie

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture Soundtrack (50th Anniversary Edition)

Parlophone
Album artwork for Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture Soundtrack (50th Anniversary Edition) by David Bowie
LPx2

£59.99

Gold
Released 11/08/2023Catalogue Number

5054197561153

Album artwork for Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture Soundtrack (50th Anniversary Edition) by David Bowie
CDx2

£19.99

Released 11/08/2023Catalogue Number

5054197561139

David Bowie retired Ziggy Stardust, his most famous alter-ego, in front of 5000 stunned fans at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. Now, the fully restored film and soundtrack is released for the first time for the 50th anniversary of the show. Renowned filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker (Monterey Pop, Bob Dylan - Don’t Look Back, Depeche Mode - 101) captured the momentous event by filming Bowie and The Spiders From Mars backstage and onstage.

Although filmed 50 years ago, the film was not widely seen for over a decade. However, the film and its soundtrack have been newly remastered with the medley of ‘The Jean Genie/Love Me Do’ medley and ‘Round And Round’ featuring the late legendary Jeff Beck reinstated - the latter track making its very first appearance anywhere. Both performances were newly mixed by long-time Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti.

The show featured Bowie’s famous speech just before the final encore, ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide’, where he revealed that he was retiring the Ziggy Stardust persona. The shocking announcement came as a surprise to all in attendance – including members of his band and was the first proclamation of its kind in rock and roll.

3CD

Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – 48kHz/24bit, PCM Stereo – 48kHz/24bit, Aspect Ratio – 4:3. All Regions. Exempt from classification.

5.1 Surround sound music mix by Tony Visconti, assisted by Rich Tozzoli/Gizmo Enterprises. Stereo mix by Tony Visconti.

‘The Jean Genie/Love Me Do’ medley and ‘Round And Round’ stereo: mixed and engineered by Tony Visconti, 5.1: mixed by Tony Visconti, engineered by Jannek Zechner