David Bowie - David Bowie
Label: EMI – DBSOLP 40, EMI
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered
40th Anniversary Limited Edition
Full colour gatefold sleeve, stickered with tracklisting and 2009 copyright information.
Includes fold-out 36x24 inch reproduction poster for 'An evening with David Bowie in company with Junior's Eyes and Comus', November 20th 1969.
180 grm LP
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 19 Oct 2009
Original Release Recorded: 1969
Style: Folk Rock, Glam
A1 Space Oddity
Arranged By – David Bowie, Paul Buckmaster
Producer – Gus Dudgeon 5:13
A2.1 Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed 6:09
A2.2 Don't Sit Down 0:39
A3 Letter To Hermione 2:30
A4 Cygnet Committee 9:22
B1 Janine 3:22
B2 An Occasional Dream 2:54
B3 The Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud 4:46
B4 God Knows I'm Good 3:17
B5 Memory Of A Free Festival 7:06
Arranged By – David Bowie, Tony Visconti (tracks: A2 to B5)
Artwork By [Front Cover Painting] – Vaserelli
Artwork By [Special Edition Artwork Created By] – Darren Evans
Bass – Herbie Flowers, Honk , Tony Visconti
Cello – Paul Buckmaster
Design [Original Front Cover Design] – Calvin Mark Lee
Drums – John Cambridge, Terry Cox
Engineer – Barry Sheffield, Ken Scott, Malcolm Toft
Flute, Recorder – Tim Renwick, Tony Visconti
Guitar – Keith Christmas, Mick Wayne, Tim Renwick
Harmonica – Benny Marshall And Friends
Liner Notes [Sleevenotes] – Kevin Cann
Mellotron, Harpsichord [Electric] – Rick Wakeman
Photography [Original Front Cover] – Vernon Dewhurst
Producer – Tony Visconti (tracks: A2 to B5)
Remastered By [Digitally Remastered By] – Peter Mew
Remastered By [With] – Nigel Reeve, Tris Penna*
Vocals, Twelve-string Guitar, Keyboards [Stylophone], Kalimba, Organ [Rosedal Electric Chord] – David Bowie
Written-By – David Bowie
℗ 1969 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co., LLC under exclusive license to EMI Records Ltd.
Digital remaster ℗ 2009 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co., LLC under exclusive license to EMI Records Ltd.
© 2009 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co., LLC.
© 2009 EMI Records Ltd.
Printed in the EU.
Although this reissue restores the album's original title, its catalogue number reflects the title of the more commercially successful 1972 reissue, Space Oddity
The song "Don't Sit Down" is not listed on cover or labels but mentioned in the inner sleeve release notes:
"2. Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed (...) Includes: Don't Sit Down (0:39)"
This title track off the 1969 classic LP was the first hit single for the iconic rock God and has some of the first glimpses of the Bowie myth taking shape.
This was originally released in the UK as David Bowie, which was very confusing since his original debut album was also called David Bowie. When it was rereleased November 1, 1972, the album was retitled Space Oddity.
Recorded several years before the title track became a hit in the U.S., Space Oddity marks the emergence of a different beast, a slippery rock & roll chameleon. A side from the alien resonance of "Space Oddity". The album does have it's moments, especially on "Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed", "Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud" and "Memory of a Free Festival".
This was the first collaboration with Tony Visconti, who continued to work with Bowie for many years.
In addition, Mick Ronson on guitar and Woody Woodmansey on drums made their first appearance on the Memory Of A Free Festival bonus tracks. Mick and Woody made up two of the three Spiders (the other being Trevor Bolder).
The British pressing (confusingly called David Bowie) featured a cover portrait and back cover artwork by George Underwood (the childhood friend of Bowie who was responsible for Bowie's eye damage
David Bowie - Space Oddity - television appearance 1970
David Bowie - Memory Of A Free Festival
...that video is amazing.
David Bowie strides out and delivers a superb performance.
you notice his voice is always switching slowly between the left and right speakers along the song.
He was a genius his brilliance is just as bright now Mr Bowie - glam rock punk and his own approach to style ..
David Bowie - Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed
this is both very dylanesque and equally ziggy stardust. there is some great songwriting on this album . this would have fitted nicely into the ziggy shows but to my knowledge it was never played..
of my favorite Bowie songs. I love how it constantly changes. its like 4 songs in one. Bowie is a genius!
David Bowie- Space Oddity Original Video (1969)
Behold... the Original music video for the David Bowie song Space Oddity from Bowie's promotional film, 'Love You Till Tuesday', originally released in 1969 Few people know that Bowie was into miming in his young days. I believe the video production was also referenced in the Flight of the Conchords song and video 'Bowie in Space'