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"Space Oddity" - Chris Hadfield [YouTube Video] - IN OUTER SPACE!!!

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published May 12, 2013

History was made today. We have the first music video that was (at least partially) recorded and produced in outer space. Chris Hadfield's "Space Oddity" originally written and performed by David Bowie:

This is fantastic.

First of all, the song sounds really good. "Space Oddity" is a song that can be perilous for other artists to attempt, as it combines challenging vocal lines with intricate songwriting and production. It sounds like auto-tune is in play here, but that works with the extremely hi-tech environment.

Second, the video is beautiful. The International Space Station is a pretty cool place. Some cool shots of Earth from space. Absolutely captivating.

The credits read:

Guitar and Vocals: Chris Hadfield
Recorded on board International Space Station

Video
Produced by Evan Hadfield
Edited by Andrew Tidby

Music (recorded on Earth)
Produced and Mixed by Joe Corcoran
Piano Arrangement by Emm Gryner

With special thanks to David Bowie, NASA, ROSCOSMOS and the CSA

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