Recording: Memory Of A Free Festival

3 April 1970 saw the fifth and final recording session for the remake of David Bowie’s ‘Memory Of A Free Festival’.

This was for a future single release, which spread the song over both sides of the 7″ disc.

This session took place at London’s Advision Sound Studios with Tony Visconti producing. The final touches was a Moog synthesizer part played by Ralph Mace. The synth was hired by George Martin’s AIR Studios.

Recording for ‘Memory Of A Free Festival’ took place on 21, 22, and 23 March, and 2 and 3 April, with mixing and editing sessions following on 4, 14, and 15 April.

‘Memory Of A Free Festival’ was released in Europe on . Bowie promoted it with appearances on the UK television show Six-O-One, and on the Dutch programme Eddy, Ready, Go!. Despite these efforts, however, it was not a commercial success.

Last updated: 29 March 2023
Recording: Memory Of A Free Festival
Mixing: Memory Of A Free Festival
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