David Bowie Ryko Bonus

David Bowie Ryko Bonus

01 – Space Oddity .flac
Demo
02 – Conversation Piece.flac
Cut during the Space Oddity sessions, issued as B-side of “The Prettiest Star,” 1970. Currently available: Space Oddity 40th Anniversary edition (for all future references, this means the US Amazon MP3 store.) {Note: the version of “Piece” you can download/buy now is the stereo mix; the mono mix is only on the Ryko or the original single].
03 – Memory Of A Free Festival Part 1.flac
The two-part 1970 single remake of the Space Oddity closer. Ronson’s first appearance on record with DB. Currently available: same as “Conversation Piece.”
04 – Memory Of A Free Festival Part 2.flac
The two-part 1970 single remake of the Space Oddity closer. Ronson’s first appearance on record with DB. Currently available: same as “Conversation Piece.”
05 – The Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud.flac
With Spoken Intro ,recorded on 20 June 1969 as the b-side of the “Space Oddity” single and a revised version for the LP was cut roughly a month later. Consider the two versions a struggle between Bowie’s two main producers of the ’60s—Gus Dudgeon, who helmed the spare guitar-and-bass initial recording, and Tony Visconti, who seemed hell-bent on trumping Dudgeon for the LP remake.
06 – Prettiest Star.flac
Single Version .was a simple valentine, the remake is a rowdy, garish engagement party, with doo-wop backing vocals, a horn section, an aggressive piano and a heavier beat. They both have their appeal, though the Aladdin Sane edition sounds like a better time.(Recorded 8, 13-14 January 1970)
07 – London Bye Ta Ta.flac
Stereo Mix ,Recorded on 12 March 1968 (it was proposed as the B-side to the rejected “In the Heat of the Morning” single); also cut a day later for the BBC (the version linked to above, which is on Bowie at the Beeb). Bowie still thought it had potential and considered it as a follow-up single to “Space Oddity,” cutting a revised version (with Marc Bolan on guitar) between 8-15 January 1970. But it was ultimately scrapped, and the Bolan version wasn’t released until the 1989 Sound and Vision compilation.
08 – Lightening Frightening.flac
Wrongly identified by Ryko as a MWSTW outtake (my entry is woefully inaccurate and has been corrected in the book), actually recorded in April 1971 at same session as “Rupert the Riley.” Currently unavailable.
09 – Holy Holy.flat
Again, wrongfully ID’d by Ryko as the original 1970 single, which remains unavailable. This is the Spiders’ remake, cut in late 1971, released in 1974 as the B-side of “Diamond Dogs.” Currently available: 30th anniversary Ziggy Stardust
10 – Moonage Daydream.flac
The original Arnold Corns single, cut in early 1971. Currently available: 30th anniversary Ziggy
11 – Hang On To Yourself.flac
The original Arnold Corns single, cut in early 1971. Currently available: 30th anniversary Ziggy
12 – Bombers.flac
Studio outtake from Hunky Dory. Currently unavailable
13 – The Supermen.flac
1971 remake of the MWSTW track, now with the complete Spiders, and first issued on a 1972 Glastonbury Fayre compilation LP. Currently available: 30th Anniversary Ziggy,
14 – Quicksand.flac
Studio demo, Hunky Dory. Essential document, currently unavailable.
15 – Bewlay Brothers.flac
Alternate mix, with few noticeable deviations from the final mix. Currently unavailable.
16 – John, I’m Only Dancing.flac
Bowie seemed hell-bent on making this the most confusing single release of his life: various mixes, alternate takes and remakes of it abound. The version on the Ryko Ziggy was an edit/remix made in 1979 of the original 1972 single track. Currently available: 30th Anniversary Ziggy.
17 – Velvet Goldmine.flac
Ziggy outtake that first surfaced as a B-side in 1975. Currently available: 30th Anniversary Ziggy,
18 – Sweet Head.flac
Unknown Ziggy outtake that surprised everyone when it turned up on the Ryko issue. Bowie allegedly came very close to vetoing it. Currently available: 30th Anniversary Ziggy, download.
19 – John, I’m Only Dancing.flac
Bowie seemed hell-bent on making this the most confusing single release of his life: various mixes, alternate takes and remakes of it abound. The version on the Ryko Ziggy was an edit/remix made in 1979 of the original 1972 single track. Currently available: 30th Anniversary Ziggy.
20 – Ziggy Stardust.flac
Studio demos. Both currently available on 30th Anniversary Ziggy
21 – Lady Stardust.flac
Studio demos. Both currently available on 30th Anniversary Ziggy
22 – Round & Round.flac
Alternate Vocal
23 – Growin’ Up.flac
Bowie’s first attempt at Springsteen, likely cut (and definitely overdubs (inc. Ron Wood’s guitar) were taped) during the first Diamond Dogs sessions. Currently available: 30th Anniversary Diamond Dogs, download.
24 – Port Of Amsterdam.flac
Though Bowie’s favorite Brel cover was long assumed to have come from the Ziggy Stardust sessions (& at least one take is documented as having been cut then), Kevin Cann claims that the official cut, released as the B-side of “Sorrow,” actually hails from Pin Ups. That said, it’s currently available on 30th Anniversary Ziggy
25 – 1984, Dodo.flat
Also available in its original medley form with “1984” (on Sound + Vision). Separate track currently available: 30th Anniversary Diamond Dogs,
26 – Candidate (Alternative).flac
Essential 1974 outtake from Diamond Dogs. Currently available: 30th Anniversary Diamond Dogs,
27 – Rebel Rebel.flac
U.S. Single Version
28 – Dodo.flac
Studio outtake 1973 (Diamond dogs album) .The revised “1984,” divorced from “Dodo,” was likely cut between 14-16 January 1974 and is the centerpiece of Diamond Dogs‘ B-side. It was released as a single in the US and Japan (RCA PB 10026) and performed throughout Bowie’s ’74 tour. Bowie, showing amazing restraint, didn’t perform the song once during its title year.
29 – It’s Gonna Be Me.flac
another epic Young Americans outtake. Currently on: 2007 YA reissue,
30 – Band Intro.flac
Live Tower Theatre Philidelphia july 1974
31 – Here Today, Gone Tomorrow.flac
Ohio Players cover, now found on the reissued David Live
32 – Time.flac
Live version, now included on the reissued David Live
33 – John, I’m Only Dancing (Again).flac
Bowie’s disco remake/remodel of “John” from 1974, issued as a single in 1979. Currently available: Young Americans reissue
34 – After Today.flac
Recorded 13-18 August 1974, though it’s possible the Ryko version was cut later that year. Released on the Sound + Vision boxed set in 1989, but oddly enough “After Today” has never been included on various Young Americans reissues.
35 – Who Can I Be Now.flac
One of the great lost DB outtakes, from Young Americans, now found on the latest reissue of YA (2007, Virgin)
36 – It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City.flac
Recorded 20-24 November 1974? (though it’s possible Bowie revisited the track during the Station to Station sessions, in October-November 1975). Released on the Sound + Vision box set in 1989
37 – Word On A Wing.flac
Live versions from the Nassau Colosseum 23-03-1976 concert, both now found on the reissued Station
38 – Stay .flac
Live versions from the Nassau Colosseum 23-03-1976 concert, both now found on the reissued Station
39 – Some Are.flac
Masterful outtake from Low, w/possible alterations done in the ‘80s. First released on this Ryko disc. This marks a sea change in the Ryko issues: every studio outtake post-Young Americans was entirely Bowie’s selection (Ryko had been able to examine RCA’s holdings for earlier extras, but everything after 1976 DB had under lock and key) and most tracks show signs of having revisions made years after their alleged recording. Currently available: iSelect,
40 – All Saints.flac
Outtake from Low, likely tinkered with in the following decade. First issued here. Currently available: All Saints,
41 – Alabama Song.flac
Live version recorded in Philadelphia, 1978, not the studio version released as a single in 1980 (see below). Currently on the reissued Stage
42 – Sound & Vision .flac
This abortion, courtesy of David Richards, can be found on the Sound and Vision Remix EP (1981)
43 – Abdulmajid.flac
Alleged “Heroes” outtake, though being named after Bowie’s new wife in 1991 is a clue it had some post-op work done. First appearance here. Currently available: download or All Saints.
44 – Joe The Lion.flac
Another pointless remix by David Richards, 1991. Currently unavailable.
45 – I Pray Ole.flac
Dubious outtake from Lodger: Tony Visconti reportedly has no memory of it. Likely hailing from the Eighties, with some overdubs coming as late as the Tin Machine II era. First and only appearance here. Currently unavailable.
46 – Look Back In Anger .flac
The 1988 remake, Bowie’s first work with Reeves Gabrels. Currently unavailable.
47 – Space Oddity.flac
Studio remakes with Visconti, 1979, intended for the Kenny Everett Show. “Panic,” which wasn’t released until the Ryko Scary Monsters, is currently on the “Special Package” edition of Heathen and as a download (it has the odd subtitle “Outtake from a 1979 Recording”). The “Oddity” remake, issued as the B-side of the studio “Alabama Song,” was on the 2009 Space Oddity digital EP, which seems to be available only via iTunes.
48 – Panic In Detroit .flac
Studio remakes with Visconti, 1979, intended for the Kenny Everett Show. “Panic,” which wasn’t released until the Ryko Scary Monsters, is currently on the “Special Package” edition of Heathen and as a download (it has the odd subtitle “Outtake from a 1979 Recording”). The “Oddity” remake, issued as the B-side of the studio “Alabama Song,” was on the 2009 Space Oddity digital EP, which seems to be available only via iTunes.
49 – Crystal Japan.flac
Instrumental used for a Japanese liquor TV ad, possibly coming from the Lodger sessions, most likely cut during some interim sessions Bowie had in Switzerland before he went to New York to make Scary Monsters. Currently on: All Saints,
50 – Alabama Song.flac
The studio version, released as a single (BOW 5) in 1980, not the live version from Stage (see above). Currently available

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