David Bowie The 'Mercury' Demos As part of the ongoing celebrations marking 50 years since David Bowie's first hit, 'Space Oddity', and following the recent 'Spying Through A Keyhole' and 'Clareville Grove Demos' collections, 'The 'Mercury' Demos' are 10 early Bowie recordings captured live in one take to a Revox reel to reel tape machine in David's flat in spring 1969, with accompaniment from John 'Hutch' Hutchinson on guitar and vocals. The version of 'Space Oddity' from the Demos, originally released with edits on the Sound & Vision boxset, is presented here in its true context for the first time. The other nine recordings on the album are all previously unreleased. In addition to Bowie originals, the session also includes the Roger Bunn composition 'Life Is A Circus' (which features in an earlier demo version on the 'Clareville Grove Demos' set) and the Lesley Duncan composition 'Love Song' later recorded by Elton John for his 'Tumbleweed Connection' album. David's own 'Conversation Piece' is announced as 'a new song' and 'Janine' features a short nineteen second section sung to the melody of The Beatles' 'Hey Jude'. 'The 'Mercury' Demos' set will come in a replica of the original tape box and will feature 1 LP, a print, two photo contact sheets and sleeve notes by Mark Adams. The labels of the LP feature the same EMIDISC acetate styling as 'Spying Through A Keyhole' and 'Clareville Grove Demos' with the song titles in David's own handwriting. LP Pre-Order
David Bowie When I Live My Dream A 7" single from David Bowie, containing two live tracks recorded on Top Gear, 18th December 1967. /200. Audrey 7"
David Bowie An Occasional Dream A 7" single featuring 2 demo tracks from David Bowie, /200. Audrey 7"
David Bowie Heroes 180g vinyl reissue of the adored 1977 album from the legendary David Bowie. Parlophone CD | LP
David Bowie The Cher Show E.P Blue 7" vinyl. Recorded at CBS Studios in Fairfax, Los Angeles, November 8th 1975. Broadcast November 23rd 1975 - FM BROADCAST Rocks Lane 7"
David Bowie Heathen LP on 180g coloured vinyl in a tri-fold sleeve. 2002's Heathen reunited David Bowie with producer Tony Visconti(Space Oddity, Heroes, The Man Who Sold The World) for the first time in 20 years and featured guest appearances by Who legend Pete Townshend and Foo Fighter Dave Grohl. Townshend, who last worked with Bowie on the 1980 Scary Monsters And Super Creepstrack "Because You're Young," contributes an incendiary lead guitar line to the track "Slow Burn," which Bowie called "the most eccentric and aggressive guitar I've heard Pete play." "Slow Burn" also features a performance from The Borneo Horns, who accompanied Bowie on the Serious Moonlight tour while Grohl takes lead guitar duties on the Neil Young cover "I’ve Been Waiting." Other standout tracks on Heathen include the sublime "I Would Be Your Slave," the uptempo "Afraid," the epic "Slip Away" and "Everyone Says Hi," a beautifully melodic tune with a classic Visconti string arrangement. “Heathenism is a state of mind,” explained Bowie. “You can take it that I’m referring to one who does not see his world. He has no mental light. He destroys almost unwittingly. He cannot feel any God’s presence in his life. He is the 21st Century man. There’s no theme or concept behind Heathen, just a number of songs, but somehow there is a thread that runs through it that is quite as strong as any of my thematic type albums.” Friday Music LP
David Bowie Heathen Legacy vinyl reissue on 180g black LP. Reissue of the 22nd studio album from the legendary English musician David Bowie. Heathen sounded like it understood how people felt. People automatically felt the need, then, to understand Heathen and, of all Bowie's albums of the nineties and beyond, it remains the one that is most frequently singled out as his best, because it is certainly his most direct. Even Tony Visconti referred to it as his magnum opus: "I told him, 'That was more like a symphony.'" - Dave Thompson Legacy LP