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David Bowie • Space Oddity (2019 Tony Visconti Full Length Mix) • 1969



This video is a new edit and sync, of the 1969 Swiss TV Hits a-Go Go footage, cut to the new 2019 Tony Visconti Album Mix of the original 1969 version of Space Oddity.



Space Oddity is where I entered the Bowie Universe. It was one of those omnipresent radio songs throughout the ‘70’s that must have been lurking in my sub consciousness. Then at some point, probably around late ’77 the song suddenly and inexplicably became something very meaningful to me, and I was compelled to go out to a local record shop – Goodness Records in Caterham if memory serves - and for the first time in my life, buy an album. ChangesOneBowie was the start of my falling in love with David Bowie and his art.



There are several early videos of Space Oddity. In February 1969, a video was shot for the early version of the song that was recorded that month. The video appeared in the film Love You till Tuesday. Then in December 1972, Mick Rock shot a video of Bowie miming to the classic June 1969 recording of the song, filmed during the sessions for Aladdin Sane. The resulting music video was used to promote the 1973 US reissue of the Space Oddity single.

Later, in 1979, a promotional video of the newly re-recorded version debuted in the UK on Kenny Everett's New Year's Eve Show. Also in 1979, Bowie recorded a mimed performance of the classic 1969 version of Space Oddity, for inclusion in the US NBC TV special Sensational Shocking Wonderful Wacky 70’s, presented by TV host Dick Clark.

Only in the late 1969 Hits a-Go Go TV footage, do we have a mimed performance that is actually contemporary to the classic June 1969 recording/November album release.

Fortunately, the footage survives in decent quality. I don’t know what the story is with the very stark contrast that basically totally blacks out Bowie’s face throughout a good deal of the performance. Perhaps it was the original intention of the TV show to add mystery, or some such? Or perhaps somewhere in the last 50 years, extreme contrast was added to mask graininess in the picture? Regardless, when the great man’s fresh young face does come into view, it’s a joy.

So anyway, since the beautiful new Tony Visconti mix of the original landed, it was obvious to me that a marriage of the two sources would be suitable for one of my music video projects.

Hope you dig it!



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Video Source:
David Bowie • Space Oddity • From the Swiss TV Show Hits A Go Go • Broadcast 3rd of November 1969

Audio Source:
David Bowie • Space Oddity (2019 Tony Visconti Full Length Mix) • From Space Oddity 2019 Mix • Originally recorded and released in 1969

? 2019 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

David Bowie • Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Stylophone, Synthesizer
Herbie Flowers • Bass
Keith Christmas • Acoustic Guitar
Mick Wayne • Guitar
Rick Wakeman • Mellotron
Terry Cox • Drums
Tony Visconti • Flutes, woodwind

Gus Dudgeon • Production
Tony Visconti • 2019 Remix
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