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Five Years Box album 1: Space Oddity

on July 12, 2015

 

“You’ve really made the grade”

 

We’ve been looking at Space Oddity this past week, the first album in the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set (due September 25th).

Why not have another listen to the album here.

Stay tuned for a look at The Man Who Sold The World starting tomorrow.

 

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Space Oddity 45 released this day in 1969

on July 11, 2015

 

“…five, four, three, two, one, lift off...”

 

As you’ve no doubt noticed, we’ve been looking at Space Oddity this week, the first album in the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set (due September 25th).

Today is 46 years since the release in the UK of the title track that put David Bowie’s name firmly in the public arena with his first top five hit.

One of his most popular songs, Space Oddity still sounds amazing today. But, if you think you could improve on the original mix, don’t forget you can create your own version via the iklax Space Oddity iPhone app.

Stay tuned for our final

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Five Years Box album 1: Space Oddity

on July 10, 2015

 

“And the stars look very different today”

 

We’ve been looking at Space Oddity this week, the first album in the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set (due September 25th).

To promote the reissue of both the Space Oddity and The Man Who Sold The World albums by RCA in late 1972, the label released the title track from each album in a picture sleeve single in the US in early 1973.

The single was further promoted with a new video shot by Mick Rock in New York in RCA’s studio 3. The promotion paid off as it gave Bowie his first American Top 20 single when it reached #15 on the Billboard

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Five Years Box album 1: Space Oddity

on July 09, 2015

 

“And the papers want to know”

 

As you may have noticed by now, in the run up to the release of the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set (due September 25th), we’re taking a look at each of the LPs contained within.

This week we’ve been looking at the first album in the set, Space Oddity. Our montage shows just a few of the various press pieces relating to the single which preceded the album and gave Bowie his first Top 5 hit in the UK.

One of David’s music press supporters at the time was Penny Valentine, whose review in Disc and Music Echo must have persuaded a few buyers to help

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Five Years Box album 1: Space Oddity

on July 07, 2015

 

“Can you hear me Major Tom?”

 

As we said yesterday, in the run up to the release of the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set (due September 25th), we’re taking a look at each of the LPs contained within.

This week we’re looking at the first album in the set, Space Oddity. Though actually, today we’re listening to it...right here.

Stay tuned for more Space Oddity celebrations throughout the week.

 

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