The Liner/Sleeve Notes:
Once again, back with more Bowie, why? Because Bowie is amazing. This is the 40th Anniversary picture disc of ‘Space Oddity‘ – though I’m sure you knew that by the title and image, also, the B-Side is “The Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud” but the picture disc says “Freedom” why?
A-Side is “Space Oddity” and I’m 100% sure every single living person knows this song, if not, listen to it. Most people who claim to be Bowie fans when asked what Bowie songs they like usually will respond with “Space Oddity” and “Under Pressure” – henceforth why everyone knows this song. So, the song is one of Bowie’s masterpieces, it’s beyond fantastic and his vocals are superb, especially when singing both parts, as Major Tom and as Ground Control. Bowie is an extremely talented musician, and almost all of his albums are great, you really can’t argue with that.
The B-Side is the track “The Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud” and let me start by saying almost all of these psychedelic songs on Bowie’s 1969 “Space Oddity” album are literally the greatest psychedelic tracks, they’re fantastic and just in my eyes, a rare side of Bowie, and it’s a great thing. The acoustic guitars are fantastic too. The vocals on this track are outstanding, and it starts to pick up again, and it’s great, I love when Bowie hits some of these high notes.
It’s a picture disc.
A – Space Oddity
B – The Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud
Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Produced by Gus Dudgeon
Arranged by David Bowie & Paul Buckmaster
Cello – Paul Buckmaster
Mastered by Ray Staff
Photography – Vernon Dewhurst
Other Albums I Own by David Bowie:
“China Girl / Shake It”
“Let’s Dance / Cat People (Putting Out Fire)”
“Life on Mars?: 40th Anniversary”
“Loving the Alien (Extended Dance Mix) / Don’t Look Down”
“Never Let Me Down”
“The Next Day”
“The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars”
“Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)”