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Spaceboy single first said Hallo this day in 1996

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on February 19, 2013

“This chaos is killing me”

David Bowie's Hallo Spaceboy single is seventeen-years-old today.

Credited to Bowie/Eno, the song was originally released on the 1995 “1. Outside” album.

The track was reworked and produced by the Pet Shop Boys for the single, giving David Bowie a #12 hit in the UK.

The chart placing was no doubt helped by a slew of remixes and various formats, including a pink vinyl 45.

Bowie had this to say of the original album version:

“I adore that track. In my mind, it was like Jim Morrison meets industrial. When I heard it back, I thought, ‘Fuck me. It's like metal Doors,’ It's an extraordinary sound. ”

The Pet Shop Boys diluted that sound somewhat to make Hallo Spaceboy a little more accessible to a wider audience.

Nevertheless, it‘s a wonderful version but if you‘ve not heard it previously, you can make up your own mind here.

And here‘s the original for comparison.

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    19 February 2013
    Spaceboy single first said Hallo this day in 1996

    “This chaos is killing me”

    David Bowie's Hallo Spaceboy single is seventeen-years-old today.

    Credited to Bowie/Eno, the song was originally released on the 1995 “1. Outside” album.

    The track was reworked and produced by the Pet Shop Boys for the single, giving David Bowie a #12 hit in the UK.

    The chart placing was no doubt helped by a slew of remixes and various formats, including a pink vinyl 45.

    Bowie had this to say of the original album version:

    “I adore that track. In my mind, it was like Jim Morrison meets industrial. When I heard it back, I thought, ‘Fuck me. It's like metal Doors,’ It's an extraordinary sound. ”

    The Pet Shop Boys diluted that sound somewhat to make Hallo Spaceboy a little more accessible to a wider audience.

    Nevertheless, it‘s a wonderful version but if you‘ve not heard it previously, you can make up your own mind here.

    And here‘s the original for comparison.