DAVID BOWIE’S SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM FOR RELEASE FOR FIRST TIME AS LIMITED EDITION PICTURE DISC
AVAILABLE JANUARY 29
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
NEWS PROVIDED BY
Universal Music Canada
04 DECEMBER 2020 (TORONTO, ON) - Deram Records originally released David Bowie's self-titled debut album on June 1st 1967, the very same day as The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band. Whilst it was not a hit at the time over the past 50 years it’s gained a reputation for being a perfect snapshot of the time and has earned plaudits for being one of the first contemporary pop albums to be sung in an English accent. Bowie himself revisited songs from this era in 2000 re-recording the likes of Silly Boy Blue for an album called Toy which remains unreleased.
The album may not have been a huge success but there were music writers who saw something in Bowie, the NME called it “All very refreshing" and that he was "a very promising talent”.
The biography prepared at the time describes David thus "His remarkable powers of observation enable him to write with humour and wit about the people, loved and unloved, and the attitudes, lovely and unlovely, that constitute today's society. A recent bout of 'flu enabled him to pen half a dozen songs to go on a forthcoming Deram LP. In fact, David is one of the very few artists commissioned for an album before a single. Simultaneously, David is writing songs and situations for a colour film in which he is to star and putting the finishing touches to a unique cabaret act”.
The album will be released for the first time as picture disc on January 29th and will be made available exclusively BELOW.
DAVID BOWIE - Tracklist [LP Format]:
Source Universal Music Canada
December 4, 2020 2:05pm ET by Pressparty