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Aladdin Sane

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Aladdin Sane (i.e. "A Lad Insane") is a 1973 (see 1973 in music) album by British glam rocker David Bowie. Widely regarded as one of Bowie's best, perhaps second only to The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972, see 1972 in music), Aladdin Sane is an inaccessible album, filled with jazzy breaks and avant-garde dissonance, much because of the influence of Mike Garson, the pianist who worked with Bowie on the album. This is regarded as his "On the Road" album, in that most of the songs were written while traveling across America on the Ziggy Stardust Tour.

"The Jean Genie," the lead single of the album, peaked at #71 on Billboard's (North America) Pop Singles chart, while Aladdin Sane hit #17 on the Pop Albums chart.

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Track listing

All tracks written by David Bowie, except where noted.

  1. "Watch That Man" (New York) - 4:25
  2. "Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?)" (Ellinis) - 5:06
  3. "Drive-In Saturday" (Seattle-Phoenix) - 4:29
  4. "Panic in Detroit" (Detroit) - 4:25
  5. "Cracked Actor" (Los Angeles) - 2:56
  6. "Time" (New Orleans) - 5:09
  7. "The Prettiest Star" (Gloucester Road) - 3:26
  8. "Let's Spend the Night Together" (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards) - 3:03
  9. "The Jean Genie" (Detroit and New York) - 4:02
  10. "Lady Grinning Soul" (London) - 3:46

Rerelease

In 2003, "Aladdin Sane - 30th Anniversary" was released on CD. The first CD contained the original album, while the second CD contained 10 more tracks. Live tracks were recorded at Boston, Music Hall, October 1, 1972 (Changes, The Supermen, Life On Mars? and John, I'm Only Dancing); Santa Monica, Civic Hall, October 20, 1972 (The Jean Genie) and Cleveland, Public Hall, November 25, 1972 (Drive-In Saturday).

Track listing of "Aladdin Sane - 30th Anniversary" bonus disc

  1. "John, I'm Only Dancing (Sax Version)" - 2:45
  2. "The Jean Genie (Original Single Mix)" - 4:07
  3. "Time (Single Edit)" - 3:43
  4. "All The Young Dudes" - 4:12
  5. "Changes (Live)" - 3:20
  6. "The Supermen (Live)" - 2:42
  7. "Life On Mars? (Live)" - 3:25
  8. "John, I'm Only Dancing (Live)" - 2:40
  9. "The Jean Genie (Live)" - 4:10
  10. "Drive-In Saturday (Live)" - 4:53

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