40 years ago to the day that Neil Armstrong stepped on to the moon, EMI will create a unique opportunity for David Bowie fans: the chance to download and (re)mix the original multi-tracks of Space Oddity which also celebrates the 40th anniversary of its original release on July 11th.
Partly inspired after seeing Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, which premièred in London in May 1968, Space Oddity was originally written later that year with the first known recorded version dating from February 1969, several months before its eventual release on July 11th 1969 and some time before the Apollo 11 moon landings.
Space Oddity was a cultural landmark for David Bowie as an artist - it was featured by the BBC in its television coverage of the lunar landing, and the song later won an Ivor Novello award. The song's mysterious character, Major Tom, later reappeared in the song Ashes To Ashes, albeit the worse for wear.
The Space Oddity Digital EP will consist of the four tracks listed below and when you purchase the EP you will also receive the original eight stems/multi-tracks for free.
Space Oddity (original UK mono single edit)
Space Oddity (US mono single edit)
Space Oddity (US stereo single edit)
Space Oddity (1979 re-record)
You can remix 'Space Oddity' using your own music software or the iKlax software. With their iPhone and smartphones apps you can remix by selecting premixes, changing track volumes, and muting tracks. Save your mix/remix and share it with artists and friends.