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David Bowie ‘Space Oddity’ box set is being released to mark 50th anniversary


A special vinyl release of David Bowie’s Space Oddity is being released to mark its 50th anniversary.

Released through Rhino and Parlophone records, Space Oddity: 50th Anniversary EP comes in a boxed set including a double-sided poster featuring an original “Space Oddity” print advertisement. On top of that, the box set will include a Ray Stevenson photograph of Bowie taken on stage at the ‘Save Rave ’69’ concert at the London Palladium in 1969,

With four tracks include on the special 7″ vinyl release, it will include a mono rendition of ‘Space Oddity‘, Wild Eyed Boy’, a special ‘Space Oddity’ 2019 mix, and a 2019 mix of ‘Wild Eyed Boy’ from Freecloud.

The set also includes an information card and a print featuring an alternative shot by Jojanneke Claassen from the ‘Space Oddity’ promo single cover session.

The box set is available to order, here.

Space Oddity, the song written and recorded by David Bowie, was first released as a 7-inch single on 11 July 1969 and later became the opening track of his second studio album, David Bowie.

Inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey, the song became one of Bowie’s most iconic pieces of work and was later named as one of four of his songs to be included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.