David Bowie

Metrobolist (aka The Man Who Sold The World)

£22.99
  • David Bowie - Metrobolist (aka The Man Who Sold The World)
November 6th 2020 / LP / Parlophone

David Bowie

Metrobolist (aka The Man Who Sold The World)

£22.99

The Man Who Sold The World looking and sounding reliably handsome at fifty.

This release is listed for pre order, with a scheduled release date of November 6th 2020. It is also listed at a special discounted pre order price that will revert to full price during week of release. Please note, if you purchase any item that is a pre order, your order will ship once all of the items in that order are in stock. You can read more about our shipping policies here.
November 2020 sees the 50th Anniversary of the release of David Bowie’s The Man Who Sold The World in North America. The album marks the beginning of a collaboration with guitarist Mick Ronson that would last through classic works including Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane—as well as the first in a 10-year series of indispensable albums stretching through 1980’s Scary Monsters

Originally titled Metrobolist, the album's name was changed at the last minute to The Man Who Sold The World. The 2020 re-release of the album under its Metrobolist moniker has been remixed by original producer Tony Visconti, with the exception of the track ‘After All’ which Tony considered perfect as is, and is featured in its 2015 remaster incarnation.

The Metrobolist 50th anniversary artwork has been created by Mike Weller who was behind the historically controversial “dress” cover which Mercury Records refused to release.

As with the Space Oddity 50th anniversary release; Metrobolist is released on a pot luck pressing. Mostly on 180g black vinyl, it will also however appear on 2020 limited edition handwritten numbered copies on gold vinyl (# 1971 - 2020) and on white vinyl (# 1 - 1970)... Guys, they are all randomly distributed.

Side A
The Width Of A Circle
All The Madmen
Black Country Rock
After All

Side B
Running Gun Blues
Saviour Machine
She Shook Me Cold
The Man Who Sold The World
The Supermen

A bit more about the colour vinyl thing. It's really good fun, but we totally have no way of knowing which edition we'll get. They are in effect blind packaged, we can't pick out any specific colour.
Format /LP
Released /November 6th 2020
Catalogue / 0190295198787
Barcode / 0190295198787
Artist / David Bowie
Label /Parlophone
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