Deluxe Edition of David Bowie's debut album with rare version of Space Oddity coming on July 26

DAVID BOWIE DELUXE EDITION JULY 26 WITH A RARE VERSION OF SPACE ODDITY ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME

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7 JUNE 2024 (TORONTO, ON) - On 26th July David Bowie’s groundbreaking debut album is set for a vibrant revival on Deram with a reissue on both CD and coloured vinyl, boasting exclusive tracklists.

Presented with the single B-sides the very first time on vinyl, including a rare version of Space Oddity, his breakthrough hit.

Originally released on 1st June 1966 David Bowie was an artist on the cusp of genius, in the height of Swinging London.

Critics of the time commented; with the NME praising Bowie’s fresh sound as “all very refreshing” and hailing him as “a very promising talent.” Melody Maker lauds the album as “a singularly rewarding collection” with “excellent” production, while expressing surprise that Bowie hadn’t yet made a bigger impact on the pop scene. Meanwhile, Disc & Music Echo raves about the album, describing it as “a remarkable, creative debut album by a 19-year-old Londoner” and declaring Bowie as “a new talent that deserves attention.”

With such illuminating reviews, this release promises to reignite Bowie’s early legacy and introduce his visionary artistry to a new generation of listeners.

This re-issue features the original stereo album, produced by Mike Vernon, with a further fourteen tracks, including the first fruits of Bowie’s long relationship with producer Tony Visconti; ‘Let Me Sleep Beside You’, ‘Karma Man’ ‘In The Heat Of The Morning’ and ‘London Bye Ta-Ta’, the last making its vinyl debut in this collection.

Looking back on his debut album many years later with characteristic self-deprecation, Bowie mused: “Lyrically I guess it was striving to be something – the short story teller. Musically it’s quite bizarre. I don’t know where I was at. It seemed to have its roots all over the place, in rock and vaudeville and music hall and I don’t know what. I didn’t know if I was Max Miller or Elvis Presley.”
These early recordings reveal an earnest young artist at the dawn of his career, working hard on material in which he passionately believed. David Bowie poured his young heart into this music – and it shows.

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Double Vinyl variants:
D2C released on cream and green swirl colour vinyl features exclusive track: Space Oddity (Love You Till Tuesday Version).

Indie store version released on green swirl colour vinyl features exclusive track: The Laughing Gnome - Vocal Take 1 / Mix 1

Standard album released on double green colour vinyl features exclusive track: Sell Me A Coat - Remix - Mono

D2C variant

Exclusive Track: Space Oddity (Love You Till Tuesday Version)

Tracklist
A-Side:
Uncle Arthur
Sell Me A Coat
Rubber Band
Love You Till Tuesday
There Is A Happy Land
We Are Hungry Men
When I Live My Dream

B-Side:
Little Bombardier
Silly Boy Blue
Come And Buy My Toys
Join The Gang
She’s Got Medals
Maids Of Bond Street
Please Mr. Gravedigger

C-Side:
Rubber Band Single version
The London Boys Mono
The Laughing Gnome Stereo Mix
The Gospel According To Tony Day Single version Stereo Mix
Love You Till Tuesday Single version
Did You Ever Have A Dream Single version Stereo Mix
When I Live My Dream Single version - Mono

D Side:
Let Me Sleep Beside You Stereo Mix
Karma Man Stereo Mix
In The Heat Of The Morning Stereo Mix
London Bye Ta-Ta
When I’m Five Love You Till Tuesday Soundtrack
Ching-A-Ling Full length Stereo Mix
Space Oddity Love You Till Tuesday Full Length Version

Standard Vinyl Version:

Exclusive Track: Sell Me A Coat Remix - Mono

Tracklist:
A-Side:
Uncle Arthur
Sell Me A Coat
Rubber Band
Love You Till Tuesday
There Is A Happy Land
We Are Hungry Men
When I Live My Dream

B-Side:
Little Bombardier
Silly Boy Blue
Come And Buy My Toys
Join The Gang
She’s Got Medals
Maids Of Bond Street
Please Mr. Gravedigger

C-Side:
Rubber Band Single version
The London Boys Mono
The Laughing Gnome 2010 Stereo Mix
The Gospel According To Tony Day Single version Stereo Mix
Love You Till Tuesday Single version
Did You Ever Have A Dream Single version Stereo Mix
When I Live My Dream Single version - Mono

D Side:
Let Me Sleep Beside You Stereo Mix
Karma Man Stereo Mix
In The Heat Of The Morning Stereo Mix
London Bye Ta-Ta
When I’m Five Love You Till Tuesday Soundtrack
Ching-A-Ling Full length Stereo Mix
Sell Me A Coat Remix - Mono

Indie Store version

Exclusive Track: The Laughing Gnome Vocal Take 1 / Mix 1

A-Side:
Uncle Arthur
Sell Me A Coat
Rubber Band
Love You Till Tuesday
There Is A Happy Land
We Are Hungry Men
When I Live My Dream

B-Side:
Little Bombardier
Silly Boy Blue
Come And Buy My Toys
Join The Gang
She’s Got Medals
Maids Of Bond Street
Please Mr. Gravedigger

C-Side:
Rubber Band Single version
The London Boys Mono
The Laughing Gnome 2010 Stereo Mix
The Gospel According To Tony Day Single version Stereo Mix
Love You Till Tuesday Single version
Did You Ever Have A Dream Single version Stereo Mix
When I Live My Dream Single version - Mono

D Side:
Let Me Sleep Beside You Stereo Mix
Karma Man Stereo Mix
In The Heat Of The Morning Stereo Mix
London Bye Ta-Ta
When I’m Five Love You Till Tuesday Soundtrack
Ching-A-Ling Full length Stereo Mix
The Laughing Gnome Vocal Take 1 / Mix 1

Double CD
CD 1 :
Uncle Arthur
Sell Me A Coat
Rubber Band
Love You Till Tuesday
There Is A Happy Land
We Are Hungry Men
When I Live My Dream
Little Bombardier
Silly Boy Blue
Come And Buy My Toys
Join The Gang
She’s Got Medals
Maids Of Bond Street
Please Mr. Gravedigger

CD 2 :
Rubber Band Single version
The London Boys Mono
The Laughing Gnome 2010 Stereo Mix
The Gospel According To Tony Day Single version Stereo Mix
Love You Till Tuesday Single version
Did You Ever Have A Dream Single version Stereo Mix
When I Live My Dream Single version - Mono
Let Me Sleep Beside You Stereo Mix
Karma Man Stereo Mix
In The Heat Of The Morning Stereo Mix
London Bye Ta-Ta
When I’m Five Love You Till Tuesday Soundtrack
Ching-A-Ling Full length Stereo Mix
The Laughing Gnome Vocal Take 1 / Mix 1
Sell Me A Coat Remix - Mono
Space Oddity Love You Till Tuesday Full Length Version

June 7, 2024 4:00pm ET by Pressparty  

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