Price: £31.99
Format: boxset
Artist: David Bowie
Availability: 17-05-2019
CatNo: 0190295495060
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David Bowie Clareville Grove Demos boxset
In early 1969 at his flat in Clareville Grove, David Bowie with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson continued to demo Space Oddity and other tracks.
 
As with the Spying Through A Keyhole vinyl singles box set, the design of each single label is presented to reflect the way David sent many of his demos to publishers and record companies, featuring his own handwritten song titles on EMIDISC acetate labels with cover and print photos by David’s then manager Ken Pitt taken in the Clareville Grove flat. 
 
Includes six home demos, four of which are previously unreleased recordings.
 
Due to the nature of some of the solo home demos where Bowie accompanied himself on acoustic guitar, the recording quality isn’t always of a usual studio fidelity. This is partly due to David’s enthusiastic strumming hitting the red on a couple of the tracks, along with the limitations of the original recording equipment and tape degradation. However, the historical importance of these songs and the fact that the selections are from an archive of tracks cleared for release by Bowie, overrides this shortcoming.
 
 45rpm, mono.
 
Single 1
Space Oddity
Lover To The Dawn
 
Single 2
Ching-A-Ling
Occasional Dream
 
Single 3
Let Me Sleep Beside You
Life Is A Circus