Space Oddity 40th Year Anniversary EP

On July 20th, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped through the door of his tin can and set foot on the moon. BBC coverage of the lunar landing was backed by a song called Space Oddity by an upcoming artist, David Bowie. Inspired partially by the Stanley Kubrick movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, the song helped launch Bowie’s career and later won an Ivor Novello award.

Now, 40 years later, David Bowie will be re-releasing a special version of the Space Oddity EP to commemorate the event. The EP will include four version of the song, along with eight stems or multi-tracks which will allow creative fans to remix the tune on their computer or with the iPhone application, iKlax.

No word yet if the remix opportunity will be rolled into a contest, but it’s a safe assumption. Back in July of 2004, fans were invited to create their own mashup of a Reality track and a Bowie hit as a part of Audi’s Never Follow ad campaign. The grand prize winner received a 2004 Audi TT Coupe.

The tracklist for the Space Oddity 40th Anniversary Digital EP follows.

Space Oddity (original UK mono single edit)
Space Oddity (US mono single edit)
Space Oddity (US stereo single edit)
Space Oddity (1979 re-record)

Space Oddity (Bass and Drums)
Space Oddity (Strings)
Space Oddity (Acoustic Guitar)
Space Oddity (Mellotron)
Space Oddity (Backing Vocal, Flute and Cellos)
Space Oddity (Stylohone and Guitar)
Space Oddity (Lead Vocal)
Space Oddity (Main Backing Vocal Including Countdown)

2 Responses to “Space Oddity Single Re-Release and Remix”

  1. Latetotheshow Says:

    My dad was a recording engineer, among other things. Knowing him, he’d be bitter that you can do all this now on your phone. He liked us to think it was magic.

  2. Webmistress Says:

    Just because one can do it on their phone, doesn’t mean one can do it well. A sound engineer still needs a bit of magic in their fingers to produce a truly great track.