David Bowie - David Bowie - 1969 Iconic Art Rock - Gatefold 180 Grm LP
David Bowie - David Bowie
Label: Parlophone - 0825646287390,
Parlophone - DB69731,
Parlophone - DB 69731
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180 gram.
Gatefold cover. Replica of original die-cut inner sleeve included.
Country: UK & Europe
Originally Released: 1969
Released: Feb 2016
Style: Folk Rock, Glam
A1 Space Oddity 5:13
A2 Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed 6:09
A3 Letter To Hermione 2:30
A4 Cygnet Committee 9:22
B1 Janine 3:22
B2 An Occasional Dream 2:54
B3 The Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud 4:46
B4 God Knows I'm Good 3:17
B5 Memory Of A Free Festival 7:06
Arranged By David Bowie, Paul Buckmaster (tracks: A1), Tony Visconti (tracks: A2 to B5)
Artwork [Front Cover, Based On 'CTA 25 Neg'] Victor Vasarely
Design [Front Cover] Vernon Dewhurst
Design Concept CML33*, David Bowie
Engineer Barry Sheffield, Ken Scott, Malcolm Toft
Illustration [Back Cover] George Underwood
Producer Gus Dudgeon (tracks: A1), Tony Visconti (tracks: A2 to B5)
Vocals, Twelve-String Guitar, Stylophone, Kalimba, Organ [Rosedal Electric Chord] David Bowie
Written-By David Bowie
This title track off the 1969 classic LP was the first hit single for the iconic rock God and has some of the first glimpses of the Bowie myth taking shape.
This was originally released in the UK as David Bowie, which was very confusing since his original debut album was also called David Bowie. When it was rereleased November 1, 1972, the album was retitled Space Oddity.
Recorded several years before the title track became a hit in the U.S., Space Oddity marks the emergence of a different beast, a slippery rock & roll chameleon. A side from the alien resonance of "Space Oddity". The album does have it's moments, especially on "Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed", "Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud" and "Memory of a Free Festival".
This was the first collaboration with Tony Visconti, who continued to work with Bowie for many years.
In addition, Mick Ronson on guitar and Woody Woodmansey on drums made their first appearance on the Memory Of A Free Festival bonus tracks. Mick and Woody made up two of the three Spiders (the other being Trevor Bolder).
The British pressing (confusingly called David Bowie) featured a cover portrait and back cover artwork by George Underwood (the childhood friend of Bowie who was responsible for Bowie's eye damage
David Bowie - Space Oddity - television appearance 1970
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David Bowie - Memory Of A Free Festival
...that video is amazing.
David Bowie strides out and delivers a superb performance.
You notice his voice is always switching slowly between the left and right speakers along the song.
He was a genius his brilliance is just as bright now Mr Bowie - glam rock punk and his own approach to style ..
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David Bowie - Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed
this is both very dylanesque and equally ziggy stardust. there is some great songwriting on this album . this would have fitted nicely into the ziggy shows but to my knowledge it was never played..
of my favorite Bowie songs. I love how it constantly changes. its like 4 songs in one. Bowie is a genius!
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David Bowie- Space Oddity Original Video (1969)
Behold... the Original music video for the David Bowie song Space Oddity from Bowie's promotional film, 'Love You Till Tuesday', originally released in 1969 Few people know that Bowie was into miming in his young days. I believe the video production was also referenced in the Flight of the Conchords song and video 'Bowie in Space'
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