Fantastic Voyage (David Bowie song)
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|Song by David Bowie|
|from the album Lodger|
|Released||May 18, 1979|
|Recorded||Mountain Studios, Montreux; September 1978; Record Plant Studios, New York City, March 1979|
|Songwriter(s)||David Bowie, Brian Eno|
|Producer(s)||David Bowie and Tony Visconti|
- David Bowie: lead vocals, piano, background vocals
- Dennis Davis: percussion
- George Murray: bass
- Sean Mayes: piano
- Simon House: mandolin
- Adrian Belew: mandolin
- Tony Visconti: mandolin, background vocals
- Brian Eno: ambient drone
The song was released as a picture disc as a part of the Fashions Picture Disc Set.
- "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." 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.
- It was 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").
- The song was covered and translated to Hebrew by Israeli singer Noam Rotem on his debut solo album in 2004.
- American indie rock band Shearwater performed a version of the song in May 2016 for The A.V. Club's A.V. Undercover series.
- Nicholas Pegg, The complete David Bowie, Reynolds & Hearn, 2006, p.75.
- Gilmore, Mikal (2 February 2012), "How Ziggy Stardust Fell to Earth", Rolling Stone magazine (1149): 36–43, 68
- Meiburg, Jonathan (May 13, 2016). "Shearwater covers the entirety of David Bowie's Lodger". The A.V. Club. Onion, Inc. Retrieved May 22, 2016.