THE SPACE LADY : THE SPACE LADY'S GREATEST HITS [ Mississippi Records ]
Catalogue : Mississippi Records / MRP-108
Format : Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Condition : New
Country : US
Released : 2017
Genre : Synth Pop, New Wave
After nearly 14 years after Songs in the Key of Z’s release, London-based label Night School Records are releasing The Space Lady’s Greatest Hits, a charming 16-track album assembled from material that originally featured on Dietrich’s self-released 1990 cassette The Space Lady: Recorded Live in San Francisco. Largely composite of pop favourites - from The Sweet’s "Ballroom Blitz" to Peter Schilling’s "Major Tom"–, the album showcases how Dietrich brings an intimacy to the songs not present in a lot of her covered artists’ original recordings. Her unique takes on the pieces possess a character, aesthetic and appeal distinct from the originals. Indeed, the album is a heart-warming, eccentric, and unselfconscious affair that attends to the fact that you don’t need ego and fancy gear to make great pop music.