David Bowie - Space Oddity: 40th Anniversary Edition on Limited Edition Picture Disc 7" Vinyl (Awaiting Repress)
David Bowie Space Oddity: 40th Anniversary Edition on Limited Edition Picture Disc 7" Vinyl
"Space Oddity" is the next installment in the series of special David Bowie 40th anniversary limited edition 7" picture disc releases. Of course, we're not talking about the anniversary of the original 1969 issue on Philips, which gave Bowie his first Top 5 hit on the UK singles chart, or even the 1973 US release which reached #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1973.
No, we're celebrating the 1975 RCA re-issue which furnished Bowie with his first ever UK #1 single. Originally issued in the UK on Friday September 26th 1975, the single followed hot on the heels of Bowie's first #1 hit in the US with "Fame." This 40th anniversary disc of "Space Oddity" is scheduled to be released forty years and 5 days on from that original 1975 release date, and it will be available on Friday October 2nd, 2015.
The A-side features the "Space Oddity" (UK single edit) and an image the David Bowie Archive, originally used for the 1969 Philips French picture sleeve while the AA-side features "Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud" (single B-side with spoken introduction) and a photo by Vernon Dewhurst. Both tracks are in stereo and were produced by Gus Dudgeon and arranged by David Bowie and Paul Buckmaster.
David Bowie Space Oddity Track Listing:
1. Space Oddity (UK single edit)
2. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (single B-side with spoken introduction) (2003 Remastered Version)
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