David Bowie [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
David Bowie's debut is the last of his albums to receive a deluxe reissue, perhaps because it would seem to be the last anybody would want expanded to a double-disc set. Roundly dismissed as theatrical twaddle in the vein of Anthony Newley, the 1967 album has its share of period charm, caught somewhere between the psychedelic swing and stuffy West End musicals -- not quite the formula for major pop hits in 1967, nor is it necessarily an indication of what Bowie would later do, but it's a fascinating, highly enjoyable debut, particularly in this generous 53-track, double-disc deluxe edition. The first disc contains the original stereo and mono mixes of David ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
David Bowie's debut is the last of his albums to receive a deluxe reissue, perhaps because it would seem to be the last anybody would want expanded to a double-disc set. Roundly dismissed as theatrical twaddle in the vein of Anthony Newley, the 1967 album has its share of period charm, caught somewhere between the psychedelic swing and stuffy West End musicals -- not quite the formula for major pop hits in 1967, nor is it necessarily an indication of what Bowie would later do, but it's a fascinating, highly enjoyable debut, particularly in this generous 53-track, double-disc deluxe edition. The first disc contains the original stereo and mono mixes of David Bowie -- the latter not easily available in decades, offering mixes that are sometimes quite different -- while the second collects all the alternates and ephemera of the era: non-LP singles and single versions, sometimes drastically different, of album tracks, unreleased stereo mixes and alternate takes along with Bowie's first-ever BBC session, also dating from 1967. If the album proper does sometimes seem a little constrained, too successfully appealing to the middlebrow, the music on the second disc is wildly lively and often much hipper: it has Bowie's cheerfully silly "The Laughing Gnome," which spins Syd Barrett whimsy further toward children, and it has his first great songs, the hazy swirling "In the Heat of the Morning" and fizzy "London Bye Ta-Ta," it has the snappier single version of "Love You Till Tuesday," along with that excellent first BBC session, which is muscular in a way the studio sessions aren't. Then again, those highly produced original sessions -- featuring such British studio stalwarts as Big Jim Sullivan and sometimes engineered by Gus Dudgeon or produced by Tony Visconti -- are quite appealing, exemplary examples of the studio sound of London in the '60s. And in a way, having so much of these formative recordings in one place winds up enhancing the stature of David Bowie's debut rather than diminishing it: sure, he's gangly and awkward, too indebted to his peers, creating music too stuffy for the kids and too odd for adults, but it's possible to hear the first real flowering of his talent here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/6/2010
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • UPC: 600753179253
  • Catalog Number: 5317925
  • Sales rank: 49,242

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Uncle Arthur (2:12)
  2. 2 Sell Me a Coat (3:03)
  3. 3 Rubber Band (2:20)
  4. 4 Love You till Tuesday (3:13)
  5. 5 There is a Happy Land (3:16)
  6. 6 We Are Hungry Men (3:00)
  7. 7 When I Live My Dream (3:26)
  8. 8 Little Bombardier (3:28)
  9. 9 Silly Boy Blue (3:54)
  10. 10 Come and Buy My Toys (2:10)
  11. 11 Join the Gang (2:21)
  12. 12 She's Got Medals (2:26)
  13. 13 Maid of Bond Street (1:45)
  14. 14 Please Mr. Gravedigger (2:44)
  15. 15 Uncle Arthur (2:09)
  16. 16 Sell Me a Coat (3:00)
  17. 17 Rubber Band (2:19)
  18. 18 Love You till Tuesday (3:13)
  19. 19 There is a Happy Land (3:16)
  20. 20 We Are Hungry Men (3:01)
  21. 21 When I Live My Dream (3:25)
  22. 22 Little Bombardier (3:26)
  23. 23 Silly Boy Blue (3:54)
  24. 24 Come and Buy My Toys (2:10)
  25. 25 Join the Gang (2:20)
  26. 26 She's Got Medals (2:27)
  27. 27 Maid of Bond Street (1:46)
  28. 28 Please Mr. Gravedigger (2:38)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Rubber Band (2:04)
  2. 2 The London Boys (3:22)
  3. 3 The Laughing Gnome (2:58)
  4. 4 The Gospel According To Tony Day (2:48)
  5. 5 Love You till Tuesday (3:01)
  6. 6 Did You Ever Have a Dream (2:08)
  7. 7 When I Live My Dream (3:52)
  8. 8 Let Me Sleep Beside You (3:27)
  9. 9 Karma Man (3:05)
  10. 10 London, Bye, Ta Ta (2:38)
  11. 11 In the Heat of the Morning (2:47)
  12. 12 The Laughing Gnome (2:59)
  13. 13 The Gospel According To Tony Day (2:51)
  14. 14 Did You Ever Have a Dream (2:09)
  15. 15 Let Me Sleep Beside You (3:21)
  16. 16 Karma Man (3:05)
  17. 17 In the Heat of the Morning (3:00)
  18. 18 When I'm Five - The Tony Visconti Orchestra (3:07)
  19. 19 Ching-a-Ling (2:52)
  20. 20 Sell Me a Coat (2:57)
  21. 21 Love You Till Tuesday - Arthur Greenslade & His Orchestra (2:59)
  22. 22 When I Live My Dream - Arthur Greenslade & His Orchestra (3:35)
  23. 23 Little Bombardier - Arthur Greenslade & His Orchestra (3:28)
  24. 24 Silly Boy Blue - Arthur Greenslade & His Orchestra (3:28)
  25. 25 In the Heat of the Morning - Arthur Greenslade & His Orchestra (4:19)
  26. 26 In the Heat of the Morning
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Bowie Primary Artist
Technical Credits
David Bowie Arranger, Composer, Producer
Mike Vernon Producer
Gus Dudgeon Engineer
Arthur Greenslade Arranger
Alan Harris Engineer
Peter Mew Remastering
Bill Price Engineer
Ivor Raymonde Arranger, Musical Director
Pete Ritzema Engineer
Malcolm Toft Engineer
Tony Visconti Arranger, Producer
Bernie Andrews Producer
Kenneth Pitt Sleeve Notes
Kevin Cann Sleeve Notes
Derek "Dek" Fearnley Arranger, Producer
Tris Penna Liner Notes, Remastering, Tape Research
Dave Tate Engineer
Chas Pearson Memorabilia
Art Greenslade Arranger
Bert Slappendel Memorabilia
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    David Bowie [Deluxe Edition]

    An intimate look at a young david Jones. The recordings show the passion that would live throughout David's every changing career. The songs are simple, fun and important.
    The packaging and liner notes are impressive. There is a photo of young david in the recording studio that sums up the whole album. The CD has mono and sterio versions.

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