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Michael Jackson — Billie Jean 2. New Order — Blue Monday 3. Prince — Kiss 4. Madonna — Into the Groove Specials — Ghost Town Album Reviews Song Reviews. Song Lyrics. Review: RIFF-it. RIFF-it good. Listen while you read! Add Comment. Absolute Beginners 9. After Today Previously unrelased Young Americans outtake After Today Young American Outtake Al Alba Alabama Song Algeria Touchshriek All Saints The video's intent was to sell Bowie to a new label as he had been dropped from Deram Records in April He was urged by his manager Kenneth Pitt to record some new material and so "Space Oddity" was born.
Some commentators have also seen the song as a metaphor for heroin use, citing the opening countdown as analogous to the drug's passage down the needle prior to the euphoric 'hit', and noting Bowie's admission of a "silly flirtation with smack" in The Buddhism -influenced " Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud " was presented in a heavily expanded form compared to the original guitar-and-cello version on the B-side of the "Space Oddity" single; the album cut featured a piece orchestra.
Held to be "the first Bowie album proper",  and his first deemed worthy by record companies of regular reissue, David Bowie featured a notable list of collaborators, including session players Herbie Flowers , Tim Renwick , Terry Cox , and Rick Wakeman , as well as cellist Paul Buckmaster , multi-instrumentalist and producer Tony Visconti, and bassist John Lodge not to be confused with The Moody Blues ' bassist of the same name.
Before recording for the album commenced at Trident Studios , the song "Space Oddity" had been selected as the lead single based on an earlier demo. Although the opening song had given Bowie a No. The original UK David Bowie LP cover artwork showed a facial portrait of Bowie by British photographer Vernon Dewhurst exposed on top of a work by artist Victor Vasarely with blue and violet spots on a green background. When the album was rereleased as Space Oddity in by RCA, a more recent portrait from the Ziggy Stardust period was displayed on the front cover.
For the CD reissue, the original UK portrait was restored, although the Space Oddity title was added to the cover. The and editions of the album used the original UK cover, reverting to the original green tint and David Bowie title. The original UK vinyl release included a short, hidden i.
This is a high speed 7. RCA is the only known company Bowie has been assigned to that released his albums in this format, and only in the US, though imports into other regions may have occurred. The German for the European market and Japanese for the US market masters were sourced from different tapes and are not identical for each region. The remaster of the album became available on vinyl for the first time in June , in a picture disc release with artwork based on the RCA reissue.
Add your thoughts 9 Comments. General Comment I think this song is a simile for masturbation and the self-gratifying experience of being a Star. He's like saying that the Glamourous life is so fab that he might as well "Hang on to himself" because nobody else is worthy in a way.
Very cocaine trendy! No Replies Log in to reply. There was an error. General Comment This song is about trying not to loose yourself in the rush of fame. I think.Well she's a tongue twisting storm, she will come to the show tonight Praying to the light machine She wants my honey not my money she's a funky-thigh collector Layin' on 'lectric dreams Come on, come on, we've really got a good thing going Well come on, well come on, if you think we're gonna make it You better hang on to yourself We can't dance, we don't talk much, we just ball and play But.