Following his moving tribute to David Bowie on Simon Mayo’s BBC Radio 2 show (where he played a beautiful rendition of Life On Mars) Rick Wakeman has recorded new versions of both Life On Mars and Space Oddity with proceeds being donated to charity.
A nice touch is that as well as a download, a CD single is being issued which will be available next month. All artist royalties are being donated to Macmillan Cancer Support charity.
Wakeman of course played piano on Hunky Dory. His tribute CD is released on 12 February 2015.