David Bowie: “(Don’t Sit Down)” from David Bowie

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About “(Don’t Sit Down)”

“(Don’t Sit Down)” is a hidden song by David Bowie from his album David Bowie.

Appended at the end of the album’s second track, “Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed” for the album’s original 1969 release, “(Don’t Sit Down)” was completely removed in the 1972 reissue titled Space Oddity. The song was reinserted in later releases as its own track (track #3) but was removed from the 2009 40th anniversary reissue.

About David Bowie

David Bowie’s second album, simply titled David Bowie but often referred to as “Space Oddity” after its title track, was released in 1969. The album marked a departure from the folk and rock influences of his debut album, and instead showcased Bowie’s experimentation with spacey, psychedelic sounds and his fascination with science fiction themes.

The album’s standout track, “Space Oddity,” tells the story of an astronaut named Major Tom who becomes lost in space, and became one of Bowie’s most iconic songs. Other notable tracks include the trippy “Cygnet Committee” and the guitar-driven “Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed.”

David Bowie received mixed reviews upon its initial release but has since been recognized as a significant moment in Bowie’s career, as well as a landmark album in the development of progressive and art rock. It was also the first album to feature Bowie’s longtime collaborator and guitarist, Mick Ronson.

How to find “(Don’t Sit Down)”

Original release: Play through track #2 (“Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed”)

Later reissues: Go directly to track #3

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