Listen to David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Sold the World’ from Westworld, Season 4, Ep. 7

British singer songwriter David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Sold the World‘ was that song playing at the end and over the end credits of the HBO sci-fi drama Westworld this week — Westworld, Season 4, Episode 7, “Metanoia“.

Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Sold the World‘ is the title track from the singer’s third studio album, which came out in late 1970 on the Mercury record label.

The album did not have any single releases, although several songs from it were used as the B side for other singles released in later years.

Unfortunately for Bowie, The Man Who Sold the World album was not well received by either critics or the general public.

It did chart at #24 on the UK Albums chart, but was largely ignored by the rest of the world.

A re-issue of the album in 1990 saw it hit charts in 4 countries.

Even then The Man Who Sold the World wasn’t much more successful than its first release.

Surprising nowadays, considering Bowie is now pretty much looked at as a god by many of his fans.

Listen to David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Sold the World’ from last night’s episode of Westworld on the singer’s album of the same name, and in the song’s official lyric video.

The series itself is currently airing on HBO.

 

About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered anime, manga, K-drama and music news for over a decade.