A special box set of David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ album is being released on July 12. The 7 inch EP box set is commemorating the 50th anniversary of David Bowie’s 1969 album, released on July 11, 1969, 50 years to the day.
The anniversary release can be purchased through Rock Cellar. It contains a double sided poster of the original ‘Space Oddity’ print advertisement, as well as a photograph of David Bowie on stage at the London Palladium for the ‘Save Rave 69′ concert, taken by Ray Stevenson, depicting a back drop of a N.A.S.A astronaut. Other items include a Jojanneke Claasen photograph from the ‘Space Oddity’ promo single cover session, and an information card.
The four tracks on the EP include mono versions of ‘Space Oddity’ and ‘Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud’, and 2019 mixes of these two tracks.
SPACE ODDITY SINGLE IS NEARLY FIFTY – “Commencing countdown, engines on…” – As if you didn’t know, David Bowie’s 1969 breakthrough single, Space Oddity, is fifty on Thursday. What are your memories of the song from across the years? #SpaceOddity50 pic.twitter.com/pXjY1awBsa
— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) July 8, 2019
Recently in February, it was announced that there would be a biopic on David Bowie, titled Stardust, set to star Johnny Flynn, and is now confirmed for production, but Duncan Jones, the son of the late musician, felt indifferently to the film’s development. Jones, the director of films Moon and Source Code, took to Twitter to say,“Pretty certain nobody has been granted music rights for ANY biopic… I would know,”
He goes on to say, “I’m not saying this movie is not happening. I honestly wouldn’t know. I’m saying that as it stands, this movie won’t have any of dads music in it, and I can’t imagine that changing”.
The author of American Gods, Neil Gaiman, and the director of Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, Peter Ramsey, expressed interest in producing a film focused on Bowie. This biopic would follow a trend of recent films centred on famous musicians, following the recent Queen and Elton John biopics.
Bowie, responsible for hits such as ‘Starman’ and ‘Life on Mars’, died on January 10, 2016 from an ongoing battle with liver cancer, in New York.