1st Man in Space

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"1st Man in Space"
Single by All Seeing I and Philip Oakey
from the album Pickled Eggs and Sherbert
Released September 1999
Format Single
Recorded 1999
Genre Electronica, R&B, electronic rock
Length 3:46
Label FFRR
Writer(s) Jarvis Cocker
All Seeing I singles chronology
"Walk Like A Panther"
"1st Man In Space"
Philip Oakey singles chronology
"What Comes After Goodbye"
"1st Man In Space"
"Rock and Roll is Dead"/"LA Today"

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"1st Man in Space" is a song by Sheffield electronic music collective group All Seeing I. It was the third single to be released from the album "Pickled Eggs and Sherbet" (1999).

It features vocals by Philip Oakey of The Human League on what is essentially an update of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" and Elton John's "Rocket Man" The song was written by another Sheffield musician Jarvis Cocker of Pulp.

The single reached Number 28 in the UK singles charts when released in September 1999.

Track listing

CD 1

  1. 1st Man In Space (Radio Edit) (3:46)
  2. 1st Man In Space (Album Version) (5:00)
  3. Sweet Music (7:21)

CD 2

  1. 1st Man In Space (Long Version) (5:45)
  2. Dirty Slapper (6:27)
  3. No Pop I (3:14)


  • Philip Oakey - vocals
  • Jarvis Cocker - lyrics, guitars

The All Seeing I

  • Dean Honer - keyboards
  • Jason Buckle - guitars, bass
  • Richard Barrett (DJ Parrot) - drums, programming

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