David Bowie - David Bowie [Space Oddity] mp3 album

David Bowie - David Bowie [Space Oddity] mp3 album
Album Rock,Art Rock,British Psychedelia,Contemporary Pop/Rock,Experimental Rock,British Folk-Rock
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    David Bowie
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    David Bowie [Space Oddity]
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    Album Rock,Art Rock,British Psychedelia,Contemporary Pop/Rock,Experimental Rock,British Folk-Rock
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David Bowie - David Bowie [Space Oddity] mp3 album

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    1378 mb
  • Size MP3 version
    1132 mb
  • Size WMA version
    1971 mb
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Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Space Oddity David Bowie David Bowie 5:16
2 Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed David Bowie David Bowie 6:11
3 (Don't Sit Down) David Bowie David Bowie 0:43
4 Letter to Hermione David Bowie David Bowie 2:36
5 Cygnet Committee David Bowie David Bowie 9:36
6 Janine David Bowie David Bowie 3:25
7 An Occasional Dream David Bowie David Bowie 3:01
8 Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud David Bowie David Bowie 4:51
9 God Knows I'm Good David Bowie David Bowie 3:21
10 Memory of a Free Festival David Bowie David Bowie 7:09


David Bowie - Composer, Primary Artist
Gus Dudgeon - Audio Production
John Lodge - Guest Artist
Ken Scott - Audio Engineer
Tony Visconti - Audio Production
Rick Wakeman - Guest Artist

More on the folky side of the rock spectrum, but with prog rock tendencies, Bowie constructs a good album to properly introduce himself to the world as an artist. Although most of the album's tracks aren't necessarily the best the Bowie's catalog has to offer, the opening song "Space Oddity," the lengthy "Cygnet Committee," and the closing number "Memory of a Free Festival" are each grand enough in their own right to make the album worth the listen.
The first somewhat coherent vision of Bowie's future exploits are on display here. Obviously, the stellar Space Oddity, but a number of other interesting, tracks are littered throughout. Some hit, some miss, but Bowie announces himself as a serious talent.Top Tracks: Space Oddity, Janine, Memory of a Free Festival
The album is a good introductory album for Bowie. Not all songs on the album are stars, but songs like Space Oddity, Memory of a Free Festival, and Letter from Hermione are all amazing enough to make this album one of my favourites. The album doesn't have an overall theme.Favourite Track: Wild Eyed Boy From FreecloudLeast Favourite Track: God Knows I'm Good.
A solid second album from David Bowie which starts the trend of him reinventing himself constantly. The album starts with the high point of Space Oddity which is arguably one of the best tracks from his collection and ends with Memory of a Free Festival which is another good track but is not on the same level as the former Space Oddity.
"Space Oddity", originally a self-titled album in the UK and Europe, and titled "Man of Words/Man of Music" in the US, comes after a two year gap following his first album. Bowie retains a few elements from his first album, but largely abandons the Anthony Newley showtune influence, opting for a more folk-oriented sound with strong progressive rock elements. Some baroque pop elements remain, strong in the orchestral track "Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud", but mostly exist as garnishments to the material rather than structure, such as the psychedelic/progressive title track."Space Oddity" ranks as his best and defining character sketch, originally written and demoed at the tail end of his contract with Decca. It might be said that Major Tom would end up being an allegory to Bowie himself; a man seeking to ascend to great heights, but it's ambiguous and uncertain as to what happens to him once that height is attained. This would be a recurring theme in Bowie's music throughout much of the 70s.Other standout tracks include "Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed", a Dylan-influenced folk rocker with a flourished ending, the aforementioned "Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud", and the mantric, Hey Jude influenced "Memory of a Free Festival."This album would serve as an important stepping block in the building of Bowie's legend, even if it's merely the start of his transitory period as he's still working on finding what works best.Vinyl collector's note: First US pressings on Mercury are considered collector's items and are highly sought after.
Space Oddity is a quantum leap forward from his horrible first album, but remains a quantum leap backward from his glam peak. He is developing extremely rapidly as an artist with title track Space Oddity one of the best tracks he ever recorded. The rest of the album pales in comparison, but the All Music reviewer correctly identifies the other standout tracks: Memory of a Free Festival and the Wildeyed Boy from Freecloud. A couple of other tracks are noteworthy, but some of the less inspired cuts are downright boring, an adjective one doesn't often connect with Bowie.
Best song: Space OddityThis album (originally released in the UK as Man of Words, Man of Music in 1969, then re-released under this title in 1972, after Bowie was suddenly the most androgynous thing since sliced bread and the title track was re-released as a hit single) actually feels like the debut album of a future successful artist, whereas David Bowie sounded like an embarrassing high school yearbook photo. Some material is fantastic, some fails miserably, but on the balance this is a slightly more enjoyable album than not.Overall, Space Oddity is a decent enough effort, but it's pretty clear that Bowie was going to have to head in yet another different direction if he wanted sustained success. Of course, just how true that statement would turn out to be over the years wouldn't have been apparent at this point, but that's aside the point. As with most Bowie albums, you're best off grabbing the better material and ditching the rest.