Monday, March 4, 2019

David Bowie: Clareville Grove Demos vinyl singles box set announced

“Clareville Grove Demos”, a new 7” vinyl box set due this spring from David Bowie will feature a series of previously-unreleased 1969 home recordings by the legendary rocker.

Following news of an April release of “Spying Through A Keyhole”, Parlophone is set to further commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bowie’s first hit, “Space Oddity”, with a second spring 2019 collection from the era.

Recorded early in 1969 at Bowie’s apartment in Clareville Grove, London, the live-to-tape demo session features the singer performing as a duo with John “Hutch” Hutchinson following the end of the Feathers trio, which also featured David’s then-girlfriend Hermione Farthingale.

Further documenting the earliest stages of Bowie’s journey and development as an artist and songwriter, “Clareville Grove Demos” delivers six home recordings - four of which are previously unreleased.

The package includes a demo version of “Space Oddity” that – unlike the “Spying Through A Keyhole” release – features the song’s final lyrics; it first surfaced on the long-deleted “Space Oddity” 40th Anniversary 2 CD edition and mow makes its vinyl debut here.

Among the tracks are “Lover To The Dawn” (an early version of “Cygnet Committee”); “Ching-a-Ling”, a 1968 song Bowie originally recorded with his trio Turquoise; “Let Me Sleep Beside You”; and, “Life Is A Circus”, a cover of a Roger Bunn song recorded by Djinn.

The three singles on “Clareville Grove Demos” are presented in mono and play at 45 rpm.
David Bowie
“Clareville Grove Demos”
Bowie with John “Hutch” Hutchinson

Release date: TBA

Single 1

01. Space Oddity
02. Lover To The Dawn

Single 2

01. Ching-a-Ling
02. An Occasional Dream

Single 3

01. Let Me Sleep Beside You
02. Life Is A Circus

See also:

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