David Bowie ‎– Space Oddity

Rykodisc ‎– RCD 10131
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered

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Originally released in 1969 as 'Man Of Words, Man Of Music' (in the US).

Originally packaged in cardboard longbox, which release is a separate entry at Space Oddity.
No barcode or Sound+Vision logo on the tray back. They were added on subsequent reissues.

Track 3: Deleted from the album when 'Man Of Words, Man Of Music' was re-released as 'Space Oddity' in 1972.
Track 11: 1970 - B-side of 'Prettiest Star'
Tracks 12 & 13: 1970 single versions. First appearance of Mick Ronson on Bowie record.

All songs Jones Music America (ASCAP)/Fleur Music (BMI) © 1969 except "Space Oddity", "Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud", "Memory Of A Free Festival" and "Conversation Piece" TRO-Essex Music International Inc. (ASCAP) © 1969

© 1990 Rykodisc ℗ 1990 Jones Music America/MainMan S A
Manufactured in the USA.

Additional info:
This variant of Rykodisc CD (1st pressing, no barcode, no longbox, no S+V logo on back insert) was also available in Europe & Japan, although not officialy, since these regions were parts of EMI's (or EMI's subsidiaries) official distribution territories. In Japan imported CDs were marked with additional obi, carrying Rykodisc's original cat#. Scroll to bottom of Images section for photo of such CD imported CD with obi.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: none
  • Matrix / Runout: RCD 10131 02%
  • Rights Society (Publishers' RS ; All Tracks): ASCAP
  • Rights Society (Publishers' RS ; Tracks 1, 3 to 7 & 9): BMI
  • SPARS Code: AAD
  • Other (On disc's hub): MADE IN USA BY PDO

Other Versions (5 of 204) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SBL 7912, SBL.7912, 852 146 BY David Bowie David Bowie(LP, Album, Gat) Philips, Philips, Philips SBL 7912, SBL.7912, 852 146 BY UK 1969 Sell This Version
218988-PRL2 David Bowie Space Oddity(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM) Parlophone 218988-PRL2 US 2014 Sell This Version
461.008 David Bowie Space Oddity(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor 461.008 France 1983 Sell This Version
LSP-4813 David Bowie Space Oddity(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor, RCA LSP-4813 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
LSP-4813 David Bowie Space Oddity(LP, Album, Unofficial, Bro) RCA Victor (2) LSP-4813 UK 2014 Sell This Version