Since it’s been 40 years (!!) since Bowie’s classic Space Oddity was released, there’s a fancy new anniversary EP coming out. And with it is an iPhone App that features the original multi-track stems of the song and remix capabilities.
The app, by iKlax, lets you make your own Bowie mix right on your phone. You might have better luck doing a real remix on your computer by just downloading the files on their own, which you can do, but hey, remixing Bowie on your iPhone! You can’t say that isn’t pretty neat. It’ll set you back $US2.
DAVID BOWIE AND VIRGIN/EMI CELEBRATE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF “SPACE ODDITY” WITH COMMEMORATIVE DIGITAL EP & APP WITH REMIX FEATURES “Space Oddity” Digital EP and iPhone/iPod touch App Available Now for Download Purchase; Both Offer Unique Opportunity For Fans To Create Their Own Mixes of Song
Hollywood, California – July 21, 2009 – David Bowie and Virgin/EMI are celebrating the 40th anniversary of Bowie’s “Space Oddity” with the release of a commemorative digital EP and a new app for the iPhone and iPod touch. The digital EP, available now for download purchase from all major digital service providers, features four versions of “Space Oddity” plus its original eight multi-track stems, enabling fans to remix the song as they please using their own software or with iKlax software. iKlax’s “Remix David Bowie – Space Oddity” app, available now on the iTunes App Store, also allows fans to become ‘Ground Control’ to remix the track their way.
Originally released on July 11, 1969 to coincide with the Apollo 11 moon landings, “Space Oddity” was featured by the BBC in its television coverage of the lunar event, and the song later won an Ivor Novello award. The song’s enigmatic protagonist, Major Tom, has become a recurrent theme throughout Bowie’s work and career, and was revisited in the song “Ashes To Ashes.”
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DAVID BOWIE: “Space Oddity (40th Anniversary EP)” (digital)
1. Space Oddity (original U.K. mono single edit)
2. Space Oddity (U.S. mono single edit)
3. Space Oddity (U.S. stereo single edit)
4. Space Oddity (1979 re-record)