Space Oddity

40 years ago to the day Neil Armstrong stepped on to the moon, EMI will create a unique opportunity for David Bowie fans to download and remix Space Oddity.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. REMIX DAVID BOWIE’S SPACE ODDITY

David Bowie marks 40th anniversary of ‘Space Oddity’ with new digital EP and remix contest.

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 premired 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.