David Bowie Conversation Piece (5CD box set covering 1968-69 era – Demos & radio sessions – New mix of Space Oddity album – Previously unreleased tracks)

David Bowie Conversation Piece (5CD box set covering 1968-69 era - Demos & radio sessions - New mix of Space Oddity album - Previously unreleased tracks)

David Bowie Conversation Piece (5CD box set covering 1968-69 era – Demos & radio sessions – New mix of Space Oddity album – Previously unreleased tracks)

Parlophone Records is proud to announce DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE, a five CD box set and digital equivalent tracking David’s early development throughout 1968 and 1969, via his home demos, BBC radio sessions, studio recordings with guitarist John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson and the experimental music and mime group, Feathers. The collection also celebrates the 50th anniversaries of the release of the ‘Space Oddity’ single and David’s second album, David Bowie (aka Space Oddity).

CD 1 – Home Demos
101. April’s Tooth Of Gold (2.29) x.flac
102. The Reverend Raymond Brown (Attends the Garden Fête on Thatchwick Green) (2.15) x.flac
103. When I’m Five (3.18) x.flac
104. Mother Grey (3.00).flac
105. In The Heat Of The Morning (2.59).flac
106. Goodbye 3d (Threepenny) Joe (3.19).flac
107. Love All Around (2.49).flac
108. London Bye, Ta-Ta (3.31).flac
109. Angel Angel Grubby Face (version 1) (2.31).flac
110. Angel Angel Grubby Face (version 2) (2.37).flac
111. Animal Farm (2.21) x.flac
112. Space Oddity (solo demo fragment) (2.39).flac
113. Space Oddity (version 1) with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (4.02).flac
114. Space Oddity (version 2) with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (5.00) x.flac
115. Space Oddity (version 3) with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (5.10).flac
116. Lover To The Dawn with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (3.50).flac
117. Ching-a-Ling with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (2.58).flac
118. An Occasional Dream with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (2.49).flac
119. Let Me Sleep Beside You with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (2.54).flac
120. Life Is A Circus with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (4.50).flac
121. Conversation Piece (3.47) x.flac
122. Jerusalem (4.19) x.flac
123. Hole In The Ground with George Underwood (3.29) x.flac

CD2 – The ‘Mercury’ Demos with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson
201. Space Oddity (5.28).flac
202. Janine (3.53).flac
203. An Occasional Dream (3.18).flac
204. Conversation Piece (3.31).flac
205. Ching-a-Ling (3.35).flac
206. I’m Not Quite (aka Letter To Hermione) (4.00).flac
207. Lover To The Dawn (5.01).flac
208. Love Song (4.08).flac
209. When I’m Five (3.13).flac
210. Life Is A Circus (5.33).flac

CD3 – Conversation Pieces (Mono)
301. In The Heat Of The Morning (Decca mono version) (2.51).flac
302. London Bye, Ta-Ta (Decca alternative version) (2.36).flac

BBC Top Gear Radio Session With The Tony Visconti Orchestra, Recorded 13th May, 1968
303. In The Heat Of The Morning (3.01).flac
304. London Bye, Ta-Ta (2.39).flac
305. Karma Man (3.07).flac
306. When I’m Five (3.14).flac
307. Silly Boy Blue (4.32).flac
308. Ching-a-Ling (2.51).flac
309. Space Oddity (Morgan Studios version – alternative take) (4.22)x with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson.flac
310. Space Oddity (U.K. single edit) (4.42).flac
311. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (single B-side – mono mix) (4.54).flac
312. Janine (mono mix) (3.23).flac
313. Conversation Piece (3.06).flac

BBC Dave Lee Travis Show Radio Session, Recorded 20th October, 1969
314. Let Me Sleep Beside You (3.20).flac
315. Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed (4.03).flac
316. Janine (3.03).flac

CD 4 – 1969 stereo mixes
The original David Bowie (aka Space Oddity) album
401. Space Oddity (5.14).flac
402. Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed (inc. Don’t Sit Down) (6.51).flac
403. Letter To Hermione (2.32).flac
404. Cygnet Committee (9.31).flac
405. Janine (3.21).flac
406. An Occasional Dream (2.54).flac
407. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (4.46).flac
408. God Knows I’m Good (3.17).flac
409. Memory Of A Free Festival (7.09).flac

The Extras
410. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (single B-side stereo mix) (4.56).flac
411. Letter To Hermione (early mix) (2.32) x.flac
412. Janine (early mix) (3.23) x.flac
413. An Occasional Dream (early mix) (2.54) x.flac
414. Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola (full length version) (5.14).flac

CD 5 – The Space Oddity Album ,2019 mixes (all previously unreleased)
501. Space Oddity (5.20).flac
502. Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed (6.18).flac
503. Letter To Hermione (2.32).flac
504. Cygnet Committee (9.28).flac
505. Janine (3.21).flac
506. An Occasional Dream (2.57).flac
507. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (4.50).flac
508. Conversation Piece (3.11).flac
509. God Knows I’m Good (3.16).flac
510. Memory Of A Free Festival (7.14).flac

The Extras
511. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (single version) (4.59).flac
512. Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola (5.20).flac

Visconti has this to say about his new 2019 mix of the Space Oddity album:
“It was so much fun to find hidden gems of musicianship with more time to mix the second time around, a guitar twiddle here, a trombone blast there, Marc Bolan’s voice in a group choir and more detail in general that we overlooked all those years ago when the label gave us a week at the most to mix this album. And in the details you will find 22 year old David Bowie, who would soon take the world by storm.”

DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE – 5 CD AND DIGITAL BOX SET RELEASED ON 15TH NOVEMBER, 2019

INCLUDES 12 EXCLUSIVE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS AND BRAND NEW MIX OF SPACE ODDITY ALBUM BY TONY VISCONTI

SPACE ODDITY (2019 MIX) ALBUM ALSO AVAILABLE SEPARATELY ON CD, STANDARD DIGITAL, 96/24 DIGITAL AND RANDOMISED BLACK, EXTREMELY LIMITED NUMBERED SILVER AND GOLD VINYL SINGLE RUN PRESSINGS.

‘CONVERSATION PIECE’ (2019 MIX) AVAILABLE NOW AS A STREAMING ONLY SINGLE.

4th September 2019 London

Parlophone Records is proud to announce DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE, a five CD box set and digital equivalent tracking David’s early development throughout 1968 and 1969, via his home demos, BBC radio sessions, studio recordings with guitarist John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson and the experimental music and mime group, Feathers. The collection also celebrates the 50th anniversaries of the release of the ‘Space Oddity’ single and David’s second album, David Bowie (aka Space Oddity).

DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE contains twelve previously unreleased tracks/demos from the period as well as a brand new mix of the Space Oddity (aka David Bowie) album by long-time Bowie producer/collaborator Tony Visconti.

The new mix of the album now features the title track of the boxset ‘Conversation Piece’ restored to the tracklisting in its initially intended position, before it was originally dropped due to time constraints of vinyl.

Of the 2019 Space Oddity album mix Visconti says “It was so much fun to find hidden gems of musicianship with more time to mix the second time around, a guitar twiddle here, a trombone blast there, Marc Bolan’s voice in a group choir and more detail in general that we overlooked all those years ago when the label gave us a week at the most to mix this album. And in the details you will find 22 year old David Bowie, who would soon take the world by storm.”

The 120 page hardback book accompanying the box features exclusive memorabilia from the personal collection of David’s former manager, the late Ken Pitt, as well as from the David Bowie Archive®, and includes photos by Ray Stevenson, Vernon Dewhurst, David Bebbington, Ken Pitt, Alec Byrne, Tony Visconti and Jojanneke Claasen.

The sleeve notes have been written for the release by Bowie experts Mark Adams, Tris Penna and Kevin Cann along with contributions from David’s lifelong friend George Underwood, Tony Visconti, Vernon Dewhurst, Dana Gillespie and John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson.

The 2019 mix of the Space Oddity album will also be released separately and individually on CD, standard digital, 96/24 digital and vinyl. The various vinyl configurations will be randomly distributed worldwide with a mixture of hand-numbered labels; numbers 1 to 1969 on silver vinyl numbers and 1970 to 2019 on gold vinyl, with the remainder being black vinyl.

DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE
Titles marked x are unreleased and the two Decca tracks presented here are released in superior quality to that released on the Deluxe Edition of David’s self-titled debut album on Deram. There is also a rare appearance for the full length mono version of Feathers’ ‘Ching-a-Ling’.

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