David Bowie AKA Space Oddity (2015 remaster)
Originally released as ‘Man of Words/Man of Music’, ‘Space Oddity’ was David Bowie's first successful reinvention of himself.
Abandoning both the mod & Anthony Newley fascinations that marked his earlier recordings, Bowie delves into a lightly psychedelic folk-rock, exemplified by the album's soaring title track. Bowie actually attempts a variety of styles on ‘Space Oddity’, as if he were trying to find the ones that suited him best. the resulting record is truly charming.