The single, which was cut from the original analog master tape, features “Space Oddity” on Side A, and “Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud” on Side B. The second disk contains Visconti’s mixes of both songs. Both disks will come in a boxed set, which includes a double-sided poster featuring an original “Space Oddity” print advertisement and a photo of Bowie shot by Ray Stevenson. The package will also contain an information card and print featuring an image of Bowie taken by Jojanneke Claassen.
“Space Oddity” is the title track of David Bowie’s second album. It was inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s groundbreaking sci-fi film 2001: A Space Odyssey, and was eventually adopted as the unofficial theme of the Apollo 11 moon landing mission that launched five days after the single’s release.
Parlophone recenly announced THE ‘MERCURY’ DEMOS, a collection of 10 one-take recordings that Bowie made with John “Hutch” Hutchinson on guitars and vocals.
Read Pitchfork’s Longform feature “Anthems for the Moon: David Bowie’s Sci-Fi Explorations.”