Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (Soundtrack, Bonus Tracks)
by David Bowie
Released: Oct 1983
Label: Parlophone UK
Though this Ziggy is a live set released a decade after it was recorded (1973), the music sounded perfect alongside all the new wave and post-punk dominating youth culture in the early '80s. Rock critics were actually dismissive of the fact that Bowie and longtime producer Tony Visconti chose to touch up the original recordings, but apparently they were in rough shape. Either way, if you want a snapshot of the singer's stage show during his Ziggy years, this will do the trick quite nicely. All the classics are here: "Oh! You Pretty Things," "Space Oddity," "Suffragette City" and so on.