Bowie and Tony Visconti roughly split the track in half, re-recording it so both halves could function as individual songs. A more rock-oriented version than the earlier album cut,  this rendition marked guitarist Mick Ronson 's and drummer Mick Woodmansey 's studio debut with Bowie's band, bringing together the line-up that would shortly record The Man Who Sold the World.
A memory so far, the festival shifts to the present, a party as much ominous as joyful. The compromise was to cut the track in half, devoting the B-side entirely to the sun machine. Guitar, bass and drums kick in before the first verse starts, the Moog rolls over the humble Rosedale organ like a Panzer tank, the psychedelic interlude gets deep-sixed, the chanted backing vocals of the refrains could be from a football terrace. The Beatles ended the Sixties by breaking up, the last record they made showing them walk single-file off stage.