London Boy

London Boy

by David Bowie


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London Boy

Yet another repackaging of David Bowie's late-'60s sides for English Decca's Deram label, presenting him as a kind of psychedelic-era pop
ock singer. The material is attractive in a somewhat derivative pop
ock vein -- curiously, Deram also had Cat Stevens signed at the time, as a pop
ock singer/songwriter, and Bowie's work here is remarkably similar to Stevens' music of the same era, at its best quirkily melodic with clever lyrical twists, such as "Let Me Sleep Beside You," and at its worst predictable soft rock. The songs are drawn from singles such as "Rubber Band" (think of an attempt at psychedelic Noël Coward) and "The Laughing Gnome," and LP sides like "Join the Gang." Some of it is too precious for words, but the best of it has endured across the decades, including "Sell Me a Coat," "Love You Till Tuesday," "London Boys," and the original version of "Space Oddity."

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Release Date: 03/27/2001
Label: Polygram Uk
UPC: 0731455170627
catalogNumber: 551706

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