Heddon Street (1972)

There’s no denying that David Bowie is totally individual.  A Bowie-album is like no other, and all his offerings so far have been entertaining.  Though I find the opening track the weakest as far as the vocal is concerned, the subject is handled cleverly, giving a new dimension to the revelation that the World has only five years more to go. 

David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, Heddon Street, Westminster, W1B

“Soul Love” is a total piece of brilliance with far away vocal phrases, an insistent drum rhythm and smooth Bowie sax – it would make a strong single, though the chosen track “Starman” should have been gobbled up by the public.  “It Ain’t Easy” – the lyrics are missing from the inner sleeve for some reason – is a big vocal builder, with a nice guitar and piano ending.

From record Mirror’s review of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (1972)

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