AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME AS LIMITED EDITION PICTURE DISC
RELEASED JANUARY 29, 2021 BY UMe/DECCA/DERAM EXCLUSIVELY VIA HERE.
Deram Records originally released David Bowie‘s self-titled debut album on June 1, 1967, the very same day as The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band. While it was not a hit at the time, over the past 50 years it’s gained a reputation for being a perfect snapshot of the time and has earned plaudits for being one of the first contemporary pop albums to be sung in an English accent. Bowie himself revisited songs from this era in 2000 re-recording the likes of “Silly Boy Blue” for an album called Toy which remains unreleased.
The album may not have been a huge success but there were music writers who saw something in Bowie, the NME called it “All very refreshing” and that he was “a very promising talent.”
The biography prepared at the time describes David Bowie thus “His remarkable powers of observation enable him to write with humour and wit about the people, loved and unloved, and the attitudes, lovely and unlovely, that constitute today’s society. A recent bout of ‘flu enabled him to pen half a dozen songs to go on a forthcoming Deram LP. In fact, David is one of the very few artists commissioned for an album before a single. Simultaneously, David is writing songs and situations for a colour film in which he is to star and putting the finishing touches to a unique cabaret act.”
The album will be released for the first time as picture disc on January 29th and will be made available exclusively HERE.
DAVID BOWIE – DAVID BOWIE
1. Uncle Arthur
2. Sell Me a Coat
3. Rubber Band
4. Love You till Tuesday
5. There Is a Happy Land
6. We Are Hungry Men
7. When I Live My Dream
1. Little Bombardier
2. Silly Boy Blue
3. Come and Buy My Toys
4. Join the Gang
5. She’s Got Medals
6. Maid of Bond Street
7. Please Mr. Gravedigger
DAVID BOWIE – DAVID BOWIE
LIMITED EDITION PICTURE DISC
RELEASED JANUARY 29, 2021 BY UMe/DECCA/DERAM
ABOUT DAVID BOWIE
David Bowie was an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, and was acclaimed by critics and musicians for his work during the 1970s. In the UK, he was awarded ten platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, and released eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and nine gold certifications. In addition, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, and Rolling Stone placed him among its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Naming him the “Greatest Rock Star Ever” following his death in 2016.
On April 24, 1992, Bowie married English musician Iman (a Somali fashion model, actress and entrepreneur) in Lausanne, Switzerland. They have one daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones, born August 15, 2000 in New York City. Iman is also stepmother to Bowie’s son from a previous marriage, Duncan Jones.
Sadly, on January 10, 2016 Bowie passed away from liver cancer in his New York City apartment. He had been diagnosed 18 months earlier but had not made the news of his illness public. He is a legend that will be remembered for years to come and has permanently left a mark on the music industry.