David Bowie's 40th Anniversary Space Oddity Comes WIth Remixable Stems

Take Your Protein Pills And Download The Multi-Tracks      09/07/09

David Bowie's 40th Anniversary Space Oddity Comes WIth Remixable Stems


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EMI and David Bowie have announced that they will be releasing a 40th anniversary EP of Space Oddity, along with the original multi-tracks, on July 11th.

Space Oddity was a cultural landmark for David Bowie as an artist – it was featured by the BBC in its television coverage of the lunar landing, and the song later won an Ivor Novello award.

The Space Oddity Digital EP will consist of the four tracks listed below and when fans purchase the EP they will also receive the original eight stems/multi-tracks for free, enabling them to remix the song through their own software or through iKlax software.

The Space Oddity Digital EP tracklisting:

  • Space Oddity (original UK mono single edit)
  • Space Oddity (US mono single edit)
  • Space Oddity (US stereo single edit)
  • Space Oddity (1979 re-record)

The original eight stems/multi-tracks:

  • Space Oddity (Bass and Drums)
  • Space Oddity (Strings)
  • Space Oddity (Acoustic Guitar)
  • Space Oddity (Mellotron)
  • Space Oddity (Backing Vocal, Flute and Cellos)
  • Space Oddity (Stylohone and Guitar)
  • Space Oddity (Lead Vocal)
  • Space Oddity (Main Backing Vocal Including Countdown)

It's great to see an artist like Bowie releasing stems for remixing. His site isn't clear about what you can do with the stems, though.

Can you share remixes on the Internet? Can you use the stems to make derivative works? If you make a new mix and put it on Kazaa, are you going to get sued for $1.92 million?

Let's hope that EMI and Bowie clear this up before this is released.

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