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Rick Wakeman — Space Oddity
Album: Piano Album
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Released: 1994
Length: 4:03
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(instrumental)
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 calypsus_1 wrote:

Rick Wakeman: Faith and Music-Interview (2005):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YQSBtT34-U

 
Thank you calypsus_1  : )

(this is an off-putting cover of a historically important Bowie piece, almost like Wakeman is doing it at the wake)
this is great too  David Bowie tribute Rick Wakeman & Tracey Ullman interviewYouTube
Steven Wilson is playing a cover of Space Oddity with his accompanying vocalist Ninet Tayeb at all his live shows. It is very good and in typical Steven/Porcupine Tree Style.

This lends nothing to this song. Its nice in its own way and heard here is almost palatable, but anywhere else and I'd reach for the knob/button/switch. Meh. 

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did Wakeman do any piano like this with Yes? 
 merobreno wrote:
No. No... No. No... No. Just say no to senseless covers. I don't care if it is Wakeman...this is awful! Just no need for it. It brings nothing. Insipid it is.

 
Yep, "insipid" came to my mind as well. Wakeman's succeeded in taking all of the interest, quirkiness and emotion out of the Bowie song, leaving a technically-accomplished but empty husk of a song. Still, it's less irritating than his baroque noodling for Yes...
No. No... No. No... No. Just say no to senseless covers. I don't care if it is Wakeman...this is awful! Just no need for it. It brings nothing. Insipid it is.
Very nice, understated, brought me into the song.

Whoa, just checked on Amazon, this recording is way out of print and way expensive.  Thanks for introducing me to this recording.
Not a big fan of Wakeman's bombastic playing as a general rule, but this ain't bad. 
Has a "round about" way of playing a tribute.
When this came on I didn't know who was playing it and thought 'Who dares doing this kitsch?". Oh. Wakeman. Terribly sorry. As the (than young) studio musician brought in to play piano and keys on 'Space Oddity', he has probably more rights than anyone else to do this tribute. Respect and gratitude.
 arcade6fire wrote:
Fine at best for elevator rides or wine&dine events.

 
not a fan of this either, it makes my ears a bit sore


 maboleth wrote:
Man, I thought the passing of Bowie would be easier as the days go by... but it's not. It's harder and harder the more I hear of his songs. :( :(
What a great, great man, that I thought would be here forever.... and ever.

 
I'm with you on that
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Fine at best for elevator rides or wine&dine events.
Man, I thought the passing of Bowie would be easier as the days go by... but it's not. It's harder and harder the more I hear of his songs. :( :(
What a great, great man, that I thought would be here forever.... and ever.

Rick Wakeman: Faith and Music-Interview (2005):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YQSBtT34-U