On June 16th, 2022, exactly 50 years to the date of the classic original LP »The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars« by David Bowie, Pale Wizard Records released tribute album »Ziggy Stardust: 50 Years Later«. The entire album, recreated by some of the most exciting underground hard rock, psych and stoner bands of today, such as Raging Speedhorn, Mother Vulture, Sergeant Thunderhoof, Sail, Tony Reed (Mos Generator, Big Scenic Nowhere, Stone Axe, Hot Spring Water) and more.
01. Sail – Five Years
02. Son Of Boar – Soul Love
03. Tony Reed – Moonage Daydream
04. Mother Vulture – Starman
05. Deltanaut – It Ain’t Easy
06. The Lunar Effect – Lady Stardust
07. Suns Of Thunder – Star
08. Possessor – Hang On To Yourself
09. Redshift – Ziggy Stardust
10. Raging Speedhorn – Suffragette City
11. Kong Social – Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide
12. Bitter Kisses – Ashes To Ashes (Bonus Track)
13. Sergeant Thunderhoof – The Jean Genie (Bonus Track)
14. Tony Reed – Sweet Thing (Bonus Track)
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Pale Wizard Records take on David Bowie’s »Ziggy Stardust: 50 Years Later«! Raging Speedhorn, Mother Vulture, Sail and more collaborate on the project.
June 16th 2022, 50 Years Later. To the day. The second installment in the exciting series from Pale Wizard Records pays tribute to the monumental classic »The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars« by David Bowie.
David Bowie’s 5th album, more commonly referred to as simply »Ziggy Stardust«, was released on June 16th 1972. This album catapulted Bowie from a fringe cult hero to a worldwide mega star. A cohesive, conceptual and sweeping masterwork, the record is seen as one of the most important landmark releases of the seventies. With its huge musical scope, Ziggy influenced entire generations of rockers, goths, popstars, new romantics and everything else in between.
With the 50 Years Later series, Pale Wizard Records brings you an exciting line up featuring some of the most renowned bands in the underground scene today paying homage to »Ziggy Stardust« in their own contemporary styles.
Not just any tribute record, 50 Years Later artists are handpicked by the staff at Pale Wizard Records to get the utmost out of each classic track. The 11 original songs are brought to life here by 11 of the absolute best the modern hard rock, stoner and psych underground scene has to offer.
The lead single for this release is the UK’s very own Raging Speedhorn tackling »Suffragette City« in a raucous and yet faithful fashion; a fantastic contemporary, hard rocking version of an all time classic.
Other highlights on the album include Mother Vulture’s take on »Starman«, Sergeant Thunderhoof’s version of the classic »The Jean Genie« and Sail tackling album opener »Five Years«.
»Ziggy Stardust: 50 Years Later« is a loving homage to the original classic, following last year’s debut in the series which was a very well-received tribute to the great »Killer« LP by Alice Cooper, championed by the likes of Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and BBC Radio 2’s Johnnie Walker.
»Ziggy Stardust: 50 Years Later« is released June 16th 2022 and will be available on CD, Vinyl and all major platforms.
The CD and digital versions come with three additional bonus tracks. The 12” vinyl comes in two variants:
• “The Prettiest Star” edition, transparent blue, limited to 600 copies worldwide
• “Black Country Rock” edition, classic black, limited to 200 copies worldwide.
Order your copy here: palewizardrecords.bandcamp.com