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Metrobolist (aka The Man Who Sold The World) (50th anniversary edition)



Released: 6th Nov 2020


180g black lp ***randomly distributed hand numbered gold or white lp***

Released: 6th Nov 2020


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The album marks the beginning of a collaboration with guitarist Mick Ronson that would last through classic works including 'Hunky Dory', 'Ziggy Stardust' and 'Aladdin Sane'—as well as the first in a 10-year series of indispensable albums stretching through 1980’s ‘Scary Monsters’… Originally titled ‘Metrobolist’, the album's name was changed at the last minute to ‘The Man Who Sold The World’.

The 2020 re-release of the album under its ‘Metrobolist’ moniker has been remixed by original producer Tony Visconti, with the exception of the track ‘After All’ which Tony considered perfect as is, and is featured in its 2015 remaster incarnation. The ‘Metrobolist’ 50th anniversary artwork has been created by Mike Weller who was behind the historically controversial “dress” cover which Mercury Records refused to release.

***As with the Space Oddity 50th anniversary vinyl, as well as a 180g black vinyl edition, it will come in 2020 limited edition handwritten numbered copies on gold vinyl (# 1971 - 2020) and on white vinyl (# 1 - 1970) all randomly distributed. We have no way of telling what colour any of these are and cannot guarantee a colour version. ***

Metrobolist (aka The Man Who Sold The World) (50th anniversary edition)


  1. The Width Of A Circle
  2. All The Madmen
  3. Black Country Rock
  4. After All
  5. Running Gun Blues
  6. Saviour Machine
  7. she Shook Me Cold
  8. The Man Who Sold The World
  9. The Supermen