Published Jul 09, 2009Oh those Bowies and their lunar obsessions. First, Bowie offspring Duncan Jones (born Zowie Bowie) released his impressive debut film, the Sam Rockwell vehicle Moon, to massive critical success. Now, papa David is preparing a reissue of his seminal 1969 single "Space Oddity" on July 20 - the 40th anniversary of Neil Armstrong stepping foot on the moon.
Of course, if it was just a simple reissue it wouldn't be David Bowie. Instead, the song, which famously marks the death of Bowie's early character Major Tom, will be released to iTunes as an MP3 that's fully remixable via an iTunes app.
As reported on T3, the song will come with its own application, called the iKlaz Space Oddity Multi-Track App. Essentially, the program breaks the song down into the eight original recording stems, giving users the ability to rearrange and remix the song. The stems include all vocals (even the timeless count down!), all guitars, bass, drums, mellotron, cello, stylophone, flute and strings.
The EP will include four different versions of the song and have this tracklisting:
1. "Space Oddity" (original UK mono single edit)
2. "Space Oddity" (US mono single edit)
3. "Space Oddity" (US stereo single edit)
4. "Space Oddity" (1979 re-record)