Cee Lo Green Goes Acoustic On David Bowie's 'Space Oddity': Exclusive Clip
It’s been a newsworthy couple of weeks for Cee Lo Green. He kicked off his The Love Train tour (March 1-13). Next, his Ceelo’s Joyride mobile game debuted on March 3. Then Green was revealed as one of the contributors on "untitled 6 | 06.30.2014," a track from Kendrick Lamar’s surprise March 4 album untitled unmastered.
Coming Friday (March 11): Cee Lo Green: Live in L.A., airing on AT&T U-Verse and DirecTV’s cross-platform Audience Network (9 p.m. ET/PT). An exclusive outtake clip from the show, Green’s acoustic version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” is featured below:
Taped Jan. 14 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, fans and industry tastemakers were treated to an all-acoustic performance. Backed by a five-piece band and three singers -- and holding court himself in a throne-styled chair -- an exuberant Green delivered a rousing set. “I feel dutified and morally obligated,” he prefaced, “to wake us up from numb." His wide-ranging playlist encompassed hits (“Crazy,” “F**k You!”), selections from his latest album Heart Blanche (“Robin Williams,” “Sign of the Times”) and additional intriguing covers (Supertramp’s “The Logical Song,” Black Sabbath’s “Planet Caravan").
Before launching into “Bright Lights Bigger City” as the concert came to a close, Green noted, “People know me from The Voice and the outfits—the bird, the wedding dress. But people forget I can sing too.”