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Record Details

Artist: David Bowie
Title: Aladdin Sane
Format: 12"
Label: RCA Victor
Cat No: LSP-4852
Released: 1973
Genres: Classic RockGlam
Status Want
Added To List 13th September 2023
Disc 1 | 12"
Indianapolis Pressing, Gatefold 
A Matrix:
B Matrix:

Additional Information

Comments [l406973] Dynaflex pressing, identified by stamped capital "I" in runouts.

Gatefold sleeve.
The first sleeves for 'Aladdin' were custom printed in 7 colors, including the silver ink used on the inside. These can be identified from the blue of the front lettering and back outline, which appear in a true ("royal") blue on the original, while subsequent printings used a standard 4-color CMYK process and have a distinctly greenish (cyan) color to the blue lettering and outline, while the shoulders are less silver.

Issued with printed inner sleeve.
May include David Bowie Fan Club Application Blank insert.

Promotional copies have a white 4"x5.75" sticker on the first printing front sleeve with track-list and timings (different from those shown above) and the notation, "PLEASE AUDITION BEFORE RADIO AIRPLAY" (see Images).

There are also promotional copies with text: NOT FOR SALE promotion use only etched in the top left corner of the back of the cover. (see photo).

Back cover gives locations in parentheses after the track titles (except for B3):
A1 (New York)
A2 (Ellinis)
A3 (Seattle-Phoenix)
A4 (Detroit)
A5 (Los Angeles)
B1 (New Orleans)
B2 (Gloucester Road)
B4 (Detroit and New York)
B5 (London)

Recorded at Trident Studios, London.
Produced for MainMan
Album Cover designed ... for the Kitchen Tool Shop.

A MainMan Production.

Linda Lewis appears by courtesy of Reprise Records.

© 1973, RCA Records, New York, N.Y. • Printed in U.S.A.

A1 to B1 & B5: © 1973 MainMan (ASCAP)
B2: © 1973 Design Music Ltd. All rights administered by Hill and Range Songs, Inc. (BMI)
B4: © 1972, Vaudeville Music Ltd. (BMI)

℗ 1973 RCA Records

Runouts are stamped except "/-" is etched in Variant 1.
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