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.”