DAVID BOWIE Space Oddity 40th Anniversary 2CD Limited Edition (Factory Sealed)
2CD 40th Anniversary Limited Edition of Space Oddity, packaged in a digipak with an extensive booklet featuring rare photographs, memorabilia, sleeve notes and a chronology by Kevin Cann. This limited edition has been remastered at Abbey Road Studios, London and includes a 32 page booklet.
CD 1 features the album Space Oddity as it was originally released in 1969 with CD 2 featuring demos, B sides and other unreleased recordings.
David Bowie David Bowie 40th Anniversary 2CD Limited Edition
CD 1: The Original Album
1. Space Oddity
2. Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed
3. Letter To Hermione
4. Cygnet Committee
6. An Occasional Dream
7. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud
8. God Knows I’m Good
9. Memory Of A Free Festival
CD 2: The Bonus Material
1. Space Oddity (demo)
One of the earliest known demos of “Space Oddity,” recorded with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson around January 1969, although exact details of its recording date are unknown. Previously unreleased.
2. An Occasional Dream (demo). Previously unreleased.
Another demo recorded with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson in March/April 1969.
3. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (single B-side)
Produced by Tony Visconti. Rare alternate version featuring the Paul Buckmaster introduction recorded at Trident Studio in June 1969. Released as B-side to “Space Oddity” in July 1969.
4. Let Me Sleep Beside You (BBC Radio session, D.L.T. Show)
5. Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed (BBC Radio session, D.L.T. Show). Previously unreleased.
6. Janine (BBC Radio session, D.L.T. Show)
Tracks 4-6 produced by Paul Williams. Engineered by Pete Ritzema. Recorded at Studio 2, Aeolian Hall, New Bond Street, London. Recorded for the D.L.T. (Dave Lee Travis) Show on October 20, 1969 and broadcast on October 26, 1969. “Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed” was the only recording from this session broadcast at the time, however it has remained unreleased commercially until now. While not broadcast at the time, both “Let Me Sleep Beside You” and “Janine” were previously released in 2000 on Virgin/EMI’s Bowie At The Beeb collection.
7. London Bye Ta-Ta (stereo version)
Produced by Tony Visconti. Recorded at the same Trident Studio Session as “The Prettiest Star” in January 1970. Originally scheduled as the follow-up single to “Space Oddity,” this stereo version was previously only available on Bowie’s Sound & Vision 4CD box set. An earlier version was recorded on March 12, 1968 at Decca Studios as a possible single B-side.
8. The Prettiest Star (stereo version)
Produced by Tony Visconti. The original mono single version was recorded at Trident Studio in January and released in March 1970 on Mercury Records as the follow-up single to “Space Oddity.” This stereo version was previously only available on David Bowie: The Best Of 1969/1974. The song itself was later re-recorded in 1973 for the Aladdin Sane album.
9. Conversation Piece (stereo version)
Produced by Tony Visconti. A previously unreleased stereo mix of a track previously featured in mono on the B-side of “The Prettiest Star,” released in March 1970. Bowie re-recorded the song during 2000’s Toy sessions, with that version seeing the light of day in 2002 on the bonus CD that came with initial copies of Heathen. Previously unreleased.
10. Memory Of A Free Festival (Part 1) (single A-side)
11. Memory Of A Free Festival (Part 2) (single B-side)
Produced by Tony Visconti. Parts 1 and 2 of this electric version were re-recorded from the album at Advision Studios in April 1970 and released as a single on Mercury Records in June 1970. Both parts of the single were previously available on the EMI/Ryko reissue of Space Oddity in 1990.
12. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (alternate album mix)
Produced by Tony Visconti, engineered by Ken Scott, Malcolm Toft, & Barry Sheffield. A previously unreleased mix of the full band album version.
13. Memory Of A Free Festival (alternate album mix)
Produced by Tony Visconti. Engineered by Ken Scott, Malcolm Toft and Barry Sheffield.
This previously unreleased mix of the album version clocks in more than two minutes longer than the original mix.
14. London Bye Ta-Ta (alternate stereo mix)
Produced by Tony Visconti. Recording details same as track 7. Previously unreleased.
15. Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola (full-length stereo version)
Produced by Gus Dudgeon and Claudio Fabi. With an eye on the European market, this Italian version of “Space Oddity,” translated as “Lonely Boy, Lonely Girl,” was recorded at Morgan Studios on December 20, 1969 and released in Italy in 1970. The single version previously appeared on Rare LP in 1983, but this version is previously unreleased.