D E S C R I P T I O N :
ARTIST: DAVID BOWIE
TITLE: MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD
LABEL DESCRIPTION: -
GRADE & DESCRIPTION (COVER): VG -
LIGHT EDGE WEAR MOSTLY ON THE SPINE, SMALL 1" TEAR (SEE PICTURE 12), OTHER THAN THESE ISSUES THIS COVER IS IN VERY NICE SHAPE, CLEAN WITH NO SERIOUS MARKS OR
GRADE & DESCRIPTION (RECORD): VG
+ - LIGHT BACKGROUND NOISE AUDIBLE MOSTLY AT THE LOW PARTS AND SOME LIGHT
SCRATCHES BUT OVERALL PLAYS VERY WELL.
The Man Who Sold The World
MEGA TOP RARE COLLECTORS ITEM!
Original LP with dress cover!
Released on Mercury 1971.
Cat number 6338041.
This is a genuine, original 1971 UK
Mercury pressing of The Man who sold the world.
Textured sleeve with Bowie's boot
well away from the edge
Circled P (not an R) in front of the
date on the labels
No gap in the word BROADCASTING on
1st press STAMPED matrix numbers:
Matrix numbers - side 1 - 6338041
1Y//1 v420 1 14 side 2 - 6338041 2Y//1 v420 1 1 1
This 1971 album is one of the rarest David Bowie collectables. When the album
was released it was the sleeve that attracted most attention as it featured
Bowie in a dress, to the extent that some collectors now refer to it as the
‘transvestite cover’. While it sold in insufficient numbers to enter the charts
in 1971 it did attract a good deal of airplay on radio, particularly on the
John Peel Show.
When Bowie made his big breakthrough the following year, in 1972, his new
record label, RCA Victor, re-issued his earlier Phillips and Mercury albums. In
the case of ‘The Man Who Sold the World’, the ‘dress’ cover was ditched in
favour of a new sleeve. The re-issued RCA album made number 26 in the chart and
the original Mercury album become a collectors’ item overnight.
You Are Bidding For A Once In A
Life TimeOpportunityTo Purchase A Very Sought After Collectors Item!!
1.THE WIDTH OF A CIRCLE
2.ALL THE MADMEN
3.BLACK COUNTRY ROCK
1.RUNNING GUN BLUES
3.SHE SHOOK ME COLD
4.THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD
On 22-Oct-15 at 09:44:47 BST, seller added the following information:
Additional information - On the record label, 'Tony Visconti' is misspelled as 'Tonny Visconti' which indicates that this LP is a very early pressing.