David Bowie 7" Box Set ‘Spying Through a Keyhole’ to Feature Nine Previously Unreleased Recordings

The set will embody the primary recognized model of 'Space Oddity.'

Parlophone Records is releasing a brand new 7" vinyl singles field set this spring in celebration of what would have been David Bowie's 72nd birthday.

Spying Through a Keyhole (Demos and Unreleased Songs) options 9 beforehand unreleased recordings, together with the earliest recognized model of one in every of his most beloved songs, "Space Oddity."

The set, which comes 50 years after "Oddity" turned Bowie's first hit, is known as after a lyric from the track "Love All Around." Though a lot of the tracks within the assortment have acquainted titles, these variations had by no means been launched earlier than final yr, with most comprised of solo vocal and acoustic dwelling demos, based on a statement announcing the set; that is the primary bodily launch of the songs, which had been briefly accessible on streaming companies for a restricted time in December.

Check out the descriptions of the recordings under.

"Mother Grey" (demo)

This mid-tempo story of a fledgling son fleeing the nest options multi-tracked vocals, guitars and harmonica from David.

"In The Heat Of The Morning" (demo)

A widely known early Bowie track however introduced right here in demo type with remaining lyrics.

"Goodbye 3d (Threepenny) Joe" (demo)

A captivating demo from 1968.

"Love All Around" (demo)

A pleasant love track from whence the title of this assortment got here: “I see a pop tune spying via a keyhole from the opposite room”. 

"London Bye, Ta-Ta" (demo)

An early demo model of the track with fully completely different lyrics in a few the verses in comparison with these of the later full band variations. 

"Angel, Angel, Grubby Face" (demo model 1)

The first and solely beforehand recognized demo of this track.

"Angel, Angel, Grubby Face" (demo model 2)

A later model of the identical track with different lyrics.

"Space Oddity" (demo excerpt)

The lyric and association variations lend weight to the speculation that that is presumably the primary ever recorded demo of one in every of Bowie’s most well-known songs.

"Space Oddity" (demo - different lyrics) (with Hutch) 

Originally conceived as a track for a duo to carry out, that is the primary recognized model to function John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson once more with lyric and association variations. 

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