David Bowie – Space Oddity Japan LP with obi


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Free U.S. shipping!  A 1978 Japanese pressing of Space Oddity by David Bowie, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Space Oddity by David Bowie, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Space Oddity is a 1978 pressing on the RCA label of an album that was originally released in 1969 (but wasn’t released in Japan until 1973.)

This pressing is the third Japanese issue.

The cover is M- and still has the original shrink wrap.  The “cap” obi is M-.

The insert is M-.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Beautiful disc!

A beautiful copy of a terrific David Bowie album and one that’s quite hard to find as an early pressing.

Background:  Originally released in 1969 as David Bowie (in the UK) and Man of Words, Man of Music (in the U.S.), Space Oddity was the second album by David Bowie.

The album did not chart on original release, but reached #16 in the U.S. and #17 in the UK when reissued later under the Space Oddity title.

Allmusic.com gave Space Oddity a 3 star review:

When David Bowie’s second album appeared in late 1969, he was riding high. His first ever hit single, the super-topical “Space Oddity,” had scored on the back of the moon landing that summer, and so distinctive an air did it possess that, for a moment, its maker really did seem capable of soaring as high as Major Tom. Sadly, it was not to be. “Space Oddity” aside, Bowie possessed very little in the way of commercial songs, and the ensuing album (his second) emerged as a dense, even rambling, excursion through the folky strains that were the last glimmering of British psychedelia.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: RCA
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in