Ziggy Stardust and Spiders from Mars Released

The remastered 40th Anniversary Edition of David Bowie’s 1972 album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars, was released Tuesday by EMI Music.

Remastered by original Trident Studios engineer Ray Staff at London’s Air Studios, the album’s commemorative edition is available on CD and digitally, and in a special, limited edition vinyl LP/DVD package, featuring the new 2012 remaster with a 5.1 mix and high resolution audio.

The limited edition’s DVD also features previously unreleased 5.1 and stereo bonus 2003 Ken Scott mixes of “Moonage Daydream” (instrumental), “The Supermen,” “Velvet Goldmine,” and “Sweet Head.”

In celebration of the album’s 40th anniversary, VH1 Classic and Palladia,  MTV Networks’ high-definition music channel, will present D.A. Pennebaker’s ‘Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture.’

The 1973 film documents the final show David Bowie performed in his Ziggy Stardust persona at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on July 3, 1973.  Palladia will air the film on Saturday, June 9 at 12PM ET/PT, and VH1 Classic will air it on Tuesday, June 5 at 1AM ET/PT and Wednesday, June 6 at 3PM ET/PT.

For additional airdates and times check palladia.tv and VH1Classic.com.

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