David Bowie [Space Oddity]

David Bowie [Space Oddity]

by David BowieDavid Bowie


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Originally released as Man of Words/Man of Music, Space Oddity was David Bowie's first successful reinvention of himself. Abandoning both the mod and Anthony Newley fascinations that marked his earlier recordings, Bowie delves into a lightly psychedelic folk-rock, exemplified by the album's soaring title track. Bowie actually attempts a variety of styles on Space Oddity, as if he were trying to find the ones that suited him best. As such, the record isn't very cohesive, but it is charming, especially in light of his later records. Nevertheless, only "Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud" and "Memory of a Free Festival" rank as Bowie classics, and even those lack the hooks or purpose of "Space Oddity." [Space Oddity was re-released on CD in 2015.]

Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2015
Label: Rhino / Parlophone
UPC: 0825646283453
catalogNumber: 218988
Rank: 40793

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Bowie   Primary Artist,Organ,Vocals,Background Vocals,Kalimba,Stylophone,Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Rick Wakeman   Mellotron,Electric Harpsichord
John Lodge   Bass
Keith Christmas   Acoustic Guitar
Herbie Flowers   Bass
Tim Renwick   Flute,Guitar
Marc Bolan   Background Vocals
John Cambridge   Drums
Terry Cox   Drums
Bob Harris   Background Vocals
Sue Harris   Background Vocals
Benny Marshall   Harmonica
Tony Visconti   Bass
Mick Wayne   Guitar
Tony Woollcott   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

David Bowie   Arranger,Composer
Tim Renwick   Engineer
Ken Scott   Engineer
Paul Buckmaster   Arranger
Gus Dudgeon   Producer
Barry Sheffield   Engineer
Malcolm Toft   Engineer
Tony Visconti   Arranger,Producer
George Underwood   Paintings
Aisha Cohen   Associate Project Coordinator
Mark Adams   Retouching

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