Space Oddity, the debut album by the rock and roll spaceman David Bowie, (pictured here above with its 1972 reissue cover) is now available on MP3 format from Amazon this month for only $5.
On this album, released in 1969 and Bowie’s second with his pseudonym last name (he was born David Jones and had recorded a few songs and albums with that name and a back up band called The Lower Third prior to Space Oddity), Bowie takes some of the musical cues left over in the metaphoric bargain bins from 1967’s Summer of Love and does his best Donovan meets Syd Barrett style post-post psychedelic musings. The title track of course was an international hit and is still one of the highlights of Bowie’s greatest hits albums and in the top five of his all time songs for many fans of his.
Simply put, there’s a lot more obscurity to chew on here which may baffle and puzzle the laymanistic Bowie nuts, but they are urged the most to give this record a chance, dig deep and find the sonic gold in them thar hills that is Space Oddity. With folky/bluesy, almost borderlining on baroque style light rock and roll on tracks like “Cygnet Committee,” “Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed,” “An Occasional Dream,” and “God Knows I’m Good,” Space Oddity is a nice starting point for the man who wound up selling the world with all the sound and vision he could muster up.
Browse all 100 albums on sale this month for only $5 each.
1. Space Oddity
2. Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed
3. Don’t Sit Down
4. Letter To Hermione
5. Cygnet Committee
7. An Occasional Dream
8. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud
9. God Knows I’m Good
10. Memory Of A Free Festival
Note – when you purchase MP3s through Amazon, it stores your purchases to Amazon’s Cloud Drive; from there you can stream the music right from their online player. Also, if you have a Kindle Fire, your MP3 purchases will automatically be available for you to stream on your device. All your purchases are backed up and available for you to download at any time. You can download the files to your computer to load to an MP3 device and to your iTunes account if you have one.
If you’d like to gift these MP3 purchases, you can – just click the “Give album or song as gift” button on the right on the product page. From there you enter the recipient’s email address and then select either specific songs to gift or the entire album.