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The Space LadyThe Space Lady's Greatest Hits

The Space Lady - The Space Lady's Greatest Hits album cover
Label:NIGHT SCHOOL – LSSN020
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Clear With Black Spatter
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Ethereal, Experimental

Tracklist

A1Humdinger
Written-ByJoel L Dunsany
A2Synthesize Me
Written-ByJoel L Dunsany
A3Major Tom
Written-ByPeter Schilling
A4Ghost Riders In The Sky
Written-ByStan Jones*
A5Domine, Libra Nos / Showdown
Written-ByJeff Lynne
B1Fly Like An Eagle
Written-BySteve Miller
B2Born To Be Wild
Written-ByMars Bonfire
B3I Had Too Much Dream (Last Night)
Written-ByCarl R Belew*, Jerry Fuller
B4From The Womb To The Tomb
Written-ByJoel L Dunsany
B5Ballroom Blitz
Written-ByChinn And Chapman
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Notes

Limited first edition of 500 copies of which 250 on clear vinyl with black speckles (this) and 250 on black vinyl.

Track B3 credited to Jerry Fuller and Carl R Belew as composers. However this song was written by Annette Tucker and Nancie Mantz and was made famous by The Electric Prunes. (Fuller and Belew did write a song called I Guess I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night for country singer Faron Young).

Downloadcard features 5 bonus tracks not available on vinyl.

Comes with a 4 page insert containing photos, a drawing and sleeve notes written by The Space Lady, telling her own story.

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Space Lady's Greatest Hits (CD, Album, CD, , Bonus Disc)Night SchoolLSSN20CDUK2013
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The Space Lady's Greatest Hits (CD, Album)Night SchoolLSSN20CDUK2013
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The Space Lady's Greatest Hits (CDr, Album, Promo)Night SchoolLSSN20CDUK2013
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The Space Lady's Greatest Hits (LP, Album, 2nd Pressing)NIGHT SCHOOLLSSN020UK2014
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The Space Lady's Greatest Hits (LP, Album, White, 3rd Pressing)NIGHT SCHOOLLSSN020UK2014

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  • GRRAWR's avatar
    GRRAWR
    If you’ve been following this profile you’ll know I’m not super comfortable with blanket statements, but seriously: if you don’t like the Space Lady, I don’t like you.

    Her story is told beautifully in the insert of this collection, but I’ll just give you a few key points: the Space Lady started busking in the late 70s with an accordion and, following an incident with a drunk asshole, switched to a set up of a basic drum machine, a casio keyboard and an echo pedal, becoming a star in San Francisco’s Castro district in the 80s playing her version of current and past hits. She retired in 2000 but came back in the early 10s, still playing on the streets with her distinctive winged plastic helmet.

    This record has mostly songs from her CDr she self-released in 1990, I think. Being a street performer, her sound is obviously minimalistic. You could think of her as a wide-eyed, sweet, good-hearted hippie version of Suicide. Everything is enveloped in swirling phaser and echo. There are two fantastic originals, “Humdinger” and “Synthesize Me”, and eight mindblowing covers. My favorites are “Major Tom” (German pop hit from the 80s, if it doesn’t ring a bell it will as soon as you hear it) and the ultra-psychedelic “Ghost Riders In The Sky”, but every song is a miracle on this sea-green plastic thing. What about the spacey echo mindfuck of “Born To Be Wild”? Her voice is gentle, soothing and otherworldly and will make you feel like you’re shooting through space on a ramshackle DIY spaceship decorated with blinking xmas lights.

    This is quite simply the perfect record to soothe our souls during this abysmal year, so thank Night School for reissuing it. I’m usually not one for color vinyl but this one looks like a healing crystal and is absolutely appropriate. The Space Lady’s Greatest Hits will keep brightening up my days for a long time.

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