Fantastic Voyage (David Bowie song)

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"Fantastic Voyage"
Song by David Bowie from the album Lodger
Released May 18, 1979
Recorded Mountain Studios, Montreux; September 1978; Record Plant Studios, New York, March 1979
Genre Art rock
Length 2:55
Label RCA
Writer David Bowie, Brian Eno
Producer David Bowie and Tony Visconti
Lodger track listing
"Fantastic Voyage"
(1)
African Night Flight
(2)

"Fantastic Voyage" is a song written by David Bowie and Brian Eno for the 1979 album Lodger. It has almost exactly the same chord sequence as "Boys Keep Swinging", from the same album.

Personnel[edit]

Other releases[edit]

  • It was released as a picture disc as a part of the Fashions Picture Disc Set.

Live versions[edit]

  • "Fantastic Voyage" was performed for the first time on stage for the Reality Tour in 2003. According to biographer Nicholas Pegg, "It was a good choice politically as well as aesthetically: in the global climate of the Iraq war and its aftermath, the sentiments expressed in 'Fantastic Voyage' had never seemed more appropriate."[1] A November 2003 live performance is included on the A Reality Tour DVD, released in 2004, as well as the A Reality Tour album, released in 2010.
  • As of October 2013, it is one of the last songs Bowie performed live on stage before his retirement from live performances in late 2006 (alongside "Changes" and "Wild Is the Wind").[2]

Cover versions[edit]

  • The song was covered and translated to Hebrew by Israeli singer Noam Rotem on his debut solo album in 2004.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nicholas Pegg, The complete David Bowie, Reynolds & Hearn, 2006, p.75.
  2. ^ Gilmore, Mikal (2 February 2012), "How Ziggy Stardust Fell to Earth", Rolling Stone magazine (1149): 36–43, 68 

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