Bowie recorded the song for the BBC radio programme "Sounds of the 70s: Bob Harris" on 1 January 1972. This was broadcast on 7 February 1972. On 16 May 1972 Bowie again played the song at "Sounds of the 70s: John Peel", and this was broadcast on 23 May 1972. Both of these versions were released on the Bowie at the Beeb album in 2000.
A live version recorded at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 20 October 1972 was released on Santa Monica '72. This version also appeared on the Japanese release of RarestOneBowie.
A recording from the 1978 Heroes tour recorded at the Philadelphia Spectrum, 28–29 April 1978, was released on Stage. This live version was released as the B-side of the live single "Breaking Glass" in 1978.
It was made available to download on 25 January 2011 for use in the Rock Band 3 music gaming platform in both Basic rhythm, and PRO mode which utilizes real guitar / bass guitar, and MIDI compatible electronic drum kits / keyboards in addition to vocals.
The Gourds - Starman: Rare and Exclusive Versions of 18 Classic David Bowie Songs, CD premium from the March 2003 issue of Uncut magazine; this version also appears on BowieMania: Mania, une collection obsessionelle de Beatrice Ardisson (2007)