David Bowie's groundbreaking and influential album "The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars" is re-released in different configurations on the occasion of the 40th anniversary. "Ziggy Stardust" David Bowie's fifth album, was originally released in June 1972 under the label RCA Victor. The joint production of Bowie and Ken Scott has already planned a year earlier, when the artist was still working on recordings for the album "Hunky Dory". The recordings for "Ziggy Stardust" began a few months before the release of the previous album in Trident Studios in London. The LP was between 11/08/1971 and 02/04/1972 by David Bowie (vocals, acoustic guitar and Cemablo), Mick Ronson (guitar, piano, backing vocals, string arrangements), Trevor Bolder (bass) Mick Woodmansey (drums), Rick Wakeman (keyboards) and Dana Gillespie at the microphone for the song "It Is not Easy '" recorded. After the album on 1 July was entered at number 15 on the charts, it reached # 5 on the 07/22/1972 at the UK Albums Chart. The resounding success of the album chart was not insignificant at two TV presentations of "Starman", once at Granada TV (Lift Off With Ayshea) and in the BBC's "Top Of The Pops". The influence exerted the album was enormous. The music was an expression of the time spirit and had a lasting effect on the next generation of musicians, artists and designers from, especially to those who were involved in the punk rock movement. Legendary is the appearance on 03.07.1973 in London "Hammersmith Odeon ", as his character Bowie" Ziggy Stardust "at the peak of his former success, then put an abrupt end. Nevertheless, was the fictional character "Ziggy Stardust" is a central fixture in the artistic and visual change David Bowie. The remastered edition on the occasion of the 40th anniversary has been edited by Ray Staff at London's Air Studios. The album is available as well as a CD and as a limited edition in vinyl format with the new Master of 2012 at the 5.1 mix and a "high-resolution" audio DVD. This DVD-Audio contains previously unreleased 5.1 and stereo bonus mixes that the original producer Ken Scott in 2003 by the song "Moonage Daydream" (instrumental), "The Supermen," "Velvet Goldmine" and "Sweet Head" had made.