David Bowie The Man Who Sold The World 2015 remaster
180-gram LP breakout from the David Bowie Five Years 1969 – 1973 box set
The Man Who Sold the World is the third studio album by English rock artist David Bowie. It was originally released in the United States by Mercury Records in November 1970, and in April 1971 in the United Kingdom. The album was Bowie's first with the nucleus of what would become the "Spiders from Mars," the backing band made famous by The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars in 1972.
Although author David Buckley has described Bowie's previous record David Bowie (Space Oddity) as "the first Bowie album proper", NME critics Roy Carr and Charles Shaar Murray have said of The Man Who Sold the World, "this is where the story really starts." Departing from the folk music of Bowie's second album, The Man Who Sold the World is a hard rock and heavy metal album. It has been claimed that this album's release marks the birth of glam rock.