Recording: Moonage Daydream, Soul Love, The Supermen, Lady Stardust

The fourth recording session for David Bowie’s The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars took place at London’s Trident Studios on 12 November 1971.

Bowie and the Spiders From Mars recorded two takes of ‘Moonage Daydream’, one of ‘Soul Love’, two of ‘The Supermen’, and two of ‘Lady Stardust’.

The basics took about four or five days and were virtually the same for every track. It was only the nuances in each song that would vary. What’s more, nothing was recorded 100% live. There were overdubs on every track, and as is usually the case, some more than others.
Ken Scott
Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust

One of the takes of ‘The Supermen’, a track originally on The Man Who Sold The World, was released in 1972 on the triple LP Revelations: A Musical Anthology For Glastonbury Fayre. The album retailed at £3.99, but subsequently became a collector’s item.

Last updated: 7 April 2023
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