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David Bowie – David Bowie - AKA Space Oddity (Remastered on 180g Vinyl)

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David Bowie – David Bowie - AKA Space Oddity (Remastered on 180g Vinyl)y) (On 180g Vinyl)

David Bowie (commonly known as Space Oddity) is the second studio album by David Bowie. It was released as Man of Words/Man of Music in the US, on 14 November 1969. Space Oddity was the name used for releases of the album in 1984, 1990, and 1999, but it reverted to the original, eponymous title for 2009 and 2015 reissues.

After the commercial failure of his 1967 self-titled debut album, Bowie acquired a new manager, Kenneth Pitt, who commissioned a promotional film in hopes of widening the artist’s audience. For the film, Bowie wrote a new song, titled Space Oddity, a tale about a fictional astronaut. The song earned Bowie a contract with Mercury Records, who agreed to finance production of a new album, with Pitt hiring Tony Visconti to produce. Due to his dislike of the song, Visconti appointed engineer Gus Dudgeon to produce a re-recording for release as a lead single, while he produced the rest of the album.

Track Listing:

Side 1

  1. Space Oddity
  2. Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed
  3. Letter to Hermione
  4. Cygnet Committees

Side 2

  1. Janine
  2. An Occasional Dream
  3. The Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud
  4. God Knows I'm Good
  5. Memory of a Free Festival