The 50th anniversary of David Bowie’s smash hit Space Oddity has amounted into some bold celebratory moves. Even Mattel announced the release of a ‘Bowie Barbie.’ Perhaps a less controversial way to celebrate the single is to release a 50th anniversary music video.
The music video was released in celebration of both the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing and Bowie’s single. It features footage of the Starman performing at his 50th birthday concert in New York City’s iconic Madison Square Garden. Symbolism all around!
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of David Bowie’s smash hit, Space Oddity, with the release of a brand new music video.
The audio was remixed by Tony Visconti, a longtime friend and collaborator of Bowie’s. The video features distinct cuts and an archetypal use dark and colourful lighting, ensuring that viewers are not robbed of a true Bowie experience.
The video was premiered at a NASA event at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, a fitting gesture considering what was being commemorated.
It’s hardly the only place the anniversary of the Moon landing is being celebrated, either. Brian Eno has released a remastered edition of his 1983 Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks album and NASA have been releasing a ton ofmind-blowing archival footage from the historic mission.