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August 27th, 1969: David Bowie shares video for new song: Watch

"Space Oddity" is the first single from Bowie's upcoming album due out in November

David Bowie shares video for new song: Watch

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August 27th, 1969: David Bowie has released a new song from his upcoming sophomore album. "Space Oddity" is the first single from Bowie's album, due for release on November 14th.

Penny Valentine from Disc and Music Echo Magazine said this of the track:

"I HAVE A bet on in the office that this is going to be a huge hit – and knock everyone senseless. There are disbelievers among us! David Bowie has always been talented but had a nasty knack of sounding like Tony Newley. Good records came from him but nothing to actually make you fall over. This does though. In fact I listened spellbound throughout, panting to know the outcome of poor Major Tom and his trip into the outer hemisphere. Apart from that – and some really clever lyrics – the sound is amazing. Mr. Bowie sounds like the Bee-Gees on their best record – 'New York Mining Disaster' – and has managed to arrange the backing to sound like a cross between the Moody Blues, Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel. It's obviously going to do well in America, which is nice."

Watch the video for "Space Oddity" below.

Bowie will play a series of dates across the UK in September and October:

September 13th - Library Gardens, Bromley

September 28th - East Park, Hull

October 1st - Downham Folk Club, Downham, Bromley

October 8th - Coventry Theatre, Coventry

October 9th - Town Hall, Leeds

October 10th - Town Hall, Birmingham

October 11th - The Dome, Brighton

October 12th - The Three Tuns Public House, Beckenham

October 13th - Colston Hall, Bristol

October 16th - All Saints' Hall, Powis Gardens London

October 17th - Tiffany's, Exeter

October 19th - Rebecca's Club, Birmingham

October 21st - Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

October 23rd - Usher Hall, Edinburgh

October 24th - Empire, Sunderland

October 25th - Odeon Theatre, Manchester

October 26th - Empire Theatre, Liverpool

October 31st - Aurora Hotel, Gillingham

David Bowie shares video for new song: Watch
Cover art for Bowie's upcoming self titled album

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