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David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” Gets 50th Anniversary Box Set

Bowie fans rejoice! Parlophone is releasing David Bowie “Space Oddity” 7″ mono single for the 50th anniversary of the original release on July 12th, 2019. So get your credit card ready!

2 x 7″ vinyl box plus new remixes by Tony Visconti. Includes posters. Price should be around $46 US. That’s for two 7″ singles. But for a hard-core Bowie fan, it’s a must-have set.

Available for preorder on Amazon UK and Italian sites.

Here’s a link to Amazon’s US store listing, is offering preorder stateside for $29.98 with free prime shipping.


Single 1 Credits

Arranged By: David Bowie, Paul Buckmaster
Producer: Gus Dudgeon
Written-By: David Bowie

Single 2 Credits

Arranged By: David Bowie, Paul Buckmaster
Producer: Gus Dudgeon
Written-By: David Bowie
2019 Mix: Tony Visconti


Disc 1
A- Space Oddity
B- Wild-Eyed Boy From Freecloud
Disc 2
A- Visconti remix of Space Oddity
B- Visconti remix of Wild-Eyed Boy From Freecloud

Slowdive (2017)

Slowdive, Vinyl, Gatefold Cover

After a 22 year break Slowdive release their 4th album self-titled Slowdive (out on Dead Oceans). This record is one vinyl disc, 8 songs for 45:58 in playing time Digital download card, gatefold Jacket, black colored paper sleeve. Slowdive was recorded at several locations in England, mixed in Los Angeles at Sunset Sound by Chris Coady, mastered in NYC by Heba Kadry. Vinyl cut by Josh Bonati.

If you love shoegaze, and especially Slowdive, this album will not disappoint you, (especially so if you’ve been waiting 22 years) the recording and the vinyl are good. The record is not pressed on 180 gram and is standard weighted, but plays well.

Vinyl editions:
Standard black – UK, Europe & US
Translucent Blue – Japan
Clear – US
Silver – UK, Europe & US, available here

1 Slomo
2 Star Roving
3 Don’t Know Why
4 Sugar For The Pill
5 Everyone Knows
6 No Longer Making Time
7 Go Get It
8 Falling Ashes

Get this great record.

Built To Spill / Ultimate Alternative Wavers

Ultimate Alternative Wavers, Double – LP 180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold Cover

After leaving the Boise post punkers Treepeople, Doug Martsch started Built to Spill. Their first full-length studio release; Ultimate Alternative Wavers was recorded at Audio Lab in Boise, Idaho, in the fall of 1992 and released by C/Z Records on May 1, 1993. Originally available on CD it was produced for reissue by Matt Sullivan for this double vinyl record in 2013. The original CD went out of print and was re-released in 2006.

Having never heard Ultimate Alternative Wavers on vinyl, but having listened to the CD hundreds and hundreds of times, the first play was almost as if I hadn’t heard it before.

The record jacket has been reproduced in its entirety and includes a one sheet with more information of the recording a track listing with full recording credits and a portrait of the band probably taken at Fred Meyer Portrait Studio (if such a thing exists).

Analog recording, Analog playback

The record starts off with ironically with a track called The First Song, which builds from a low volume until reaching a crescendo and merging into the main song. Play that loud for the full effect. If you love Built To Spill you’ll love this LP reporduced on two 180 gram discs for audiophile quality sound. 

This has always been a favorite. Make it yours.