RATINGS: A = must own B = buy it C= average D = yawn F = puke

David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

Rating: A

It has been four decades since David Bowie released one of the best albums in the Glam Rock genre. This is, to many, the definitive release by Bowie. While on the surface there are not many of his greatest hits on the album, only “Suffragette City” and maybe “Ziggy Stardust” could be considered hits, still, the album is pure rock and roll heaven.

The remastered disc sounds amazing. Bowie, along with guitarist Mick Ronson, bassist Trevor Bolder and drummer Mick Woodmansey created a masterpiece.

The album begins with “Five Years,” which sets the tone for the bizarre album. Other notable, yet not mainstream amazing tunes include “Soul Love,” “Moonage Daydream,” “Starman,” “It Ain’t Easy” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide.”

This one is a total winner from beginning to end. It sounds amazing four decades down the road and I, for one, think it will sound just as good one hundred years from now. If you don’t own this album, then shame on you.

By Jeb Wright