50-years-later, Bowie’s Space Oddity gets new music video
David Bowie’s seminal classic ‘Space Oddity’ has a brand new music video to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
The film was directed by British filmmaker Tim Pope and features never-before-seen footage of Bowie performing Space Oddity at his 50th birthday concert in New York in 1997.
Even the song itself has been given a slight update. Longtime producer Tony Visconti created a new mix of the space anthem, which will also appear on a seven-inch box set released ahead of the song’s 50th anniversary.
The record will also include a new version of 1969 single ‘Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud’ which was originally released as a B-side to ‘Space Oddity’.
Earlier this month, Mattel announced a new ‘Ziggy Stardust Barbie’, connected to the anniversary of ‘Space Oddity’.