23 Jul David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ gets a new video and 2 X 7″ Box Set
A new music video for David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ has been released to mark the 50th anniversary of the single – along with the Apollo 11 Moon landing. The Tim Pope-directed visuals contain never before seen clips of Bowie performing at his 50th birthday concert at Madison Square Garden in 1997. It’s also cut with studio-shot footage produced for the backdrop of the 1990’s Sound & Vision tour.
As part of the ongoing celebrations marking 50 years since David Bowie’s first hit. The audio accompaniment to the new video is the 2019 mix of Bowie’s hit single, which forms part of the special double 7” single EP box set.
The release features brand new remixes by Tony Visconti.
A facsimile of the original ultra-rare unissued UK picture sleeve has been used for the cover of the original mono single, which, along with the label, features the original Philips trademark specifically cleared for this 50th-anniversary release. The single itself has been cut from the original analog single master tape. The jacket housing the 2019 remixes by Tony Visconti is a new design featuring an alternative Ray Stevenson shot from the Save Rave ‘69 concert to that on the poster.
Head here for more info and check out the artwork and tracklist below.
1. Space Oddity (Original Mono Single Edit)
1. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (Original Mono Single Version)
1. Space Oddity (2019 Mix – Single Edit) 2019 mix by Tony Visconti, March 2019.
1. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (2019 Mix – Single Version) 2019 mix by Tony Visconti, March 2019.
The reissue of the album arrives fully remastered on double vinyl, this August via London Records. Photo credit: Gerald Fearnley