Wilson & Wakeman stream cover of David Bowie's Life On Mars

Damian Wilson and Adam Wakeman have streamed a new version of David Bowie's Life On Mars. You can listen to it below≥

The new version is taken from the forthcoming new album from the pair, Stripped, which will be released in January 11. The new album came about when the pair entered the studio following their popular tour and recorded every song they'd performed live.

“I've never made an album that left me so exposed before, "Wakeman tells Prog. "We both recorded completely live in the studio, so every noise from the piano damper pedal, every breath, every note and expression is laid bare on the recording. There's something magical about not being able to alter or fix anything once you've captured a performance.”

The new album features a selection of Wilson and Wakeman originals, Stripped also features covers of Charlie Rich's Feel Like Going Home, Headspace's Soldier, in it's original pre-Headspace guise and Life On Mars.

"My dad played on the original recording for David Bowie and it seemed an appropriate tribute to Mr Bowie," says Wakeman. "The chord changes in that song are so unusual and it’s brilliant fun to play. A timeless classic, and Damian’s vocal adds the Wilson & Wakeman touch."

The pair head out on tour again on January 5. For dates and for Stripped  pre-orders visit the Wilson And Wakeman website.

Wilson & Wakeman

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.