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Image: 1585914 The Space Lady began her odyssey on the streets of San Francisco in the late 70s, playing versions of contemporary pop music an accordion and dressed flamboyantly, transmitting messages of peace and harmony.
Following the theft of her accordion, The Space Lady invested in a then-new Casio keyboard, birthing an otherworldly new dimension to popular song that has captured the imaginations of the underground and its lead exponents ever since, with the likes of John Maus, Erol Alkan and Kutmah being devotees.

Of her early street sets, only one recording was made, self-released originally on cassette and then transferred to a home-made CD. "The Space Lady’s Greatest Hits"(LSSN021) features the best of these recordings - mostly covers but with some originals - pressed on vinyl for the first time and features archival photographs and liner notes from The Space Lady herself. “Greatest Hits” contains The Space Lady’s personal favourites, her haunting take on The Electric Prunes’ “I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night),” a frantic “Ballroom Blitz” amidst other reconstructed pop music. Included are also 4 originals that easily match for the Pop canon. Following the release of this archive, The Space Lady will be issuing new material and travelling the world to present her message outside the United States for the first time.

In the mid 90s The Space Lady packed away her Casio synth and silenced her distinctive voice, retiring from the streets of San Francisco. Now, more than 30 years after her initial forays on Haight Ashbury, she has surfaced with the first ever official release of her timeless, startling music and, even more remarkably, has re-started her live career. Now in Colorado, The Space Lady continues to spread her message of peace, harmony and love.


VINYL LP: Edition of 500, clear vinyl speckled black. Gatfold Poster and printed insert with Download Card.

1. Humdinger
2. Synthesize Me
3. Major Tom
4. Ghost Riders In The Sky
5. Domine, Libra Nos Showdown
6. Fly Like An Eagle
7. Born To Be Wild
8. I Had Too Much To Dream
9. From The Womb To The Tomb
10. Ballroom Blitz
11. All Shook Up
12. Slapback Boomerang
13. Puttin' On The Ritz
14. Radar Love
15. 20th Century Fox
16. Shakin' All Over
Available from 13.12.2013
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