Cee Lo Green Goes Acoustic On David Bowie's 'Space Oddity': Exclusive Clip

Lucas Goldsmith
Cee Lo Green: Live From L.A presented by AT&T DirecTV/U-verse.

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.

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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").

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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.”