Deluxe Edition 

 26th July

with a rare version of 

‘Space Oddity’ 

on vinyl for the very first time

On 26th July David Bowie‘s groundbreaking debut album is set for a vibrant revival on Deram with a reissue on both CD and coloured vinyl, boasting exclusive tracklists.

Presented with the single B-sides the very first time on vinyl, including a rare version of Space Oddity, his breakthrough hit. 

Originally released on 1st June 1966  David Bowie was an artist on the cusp of genius, in the height of Swinging London. 

Critics of the time commented; with the NME praising Bowie’s fresh sound as “all very refreshing” and hailing him as “a very promising talent.” Melody Maker lauds the album as “a singularly rewarding collection” with “excellent” production, while expressing surprise that Bowie hadn’t yet made a bigger impact on the pop scene. Meanwhile, Disc & Music Echo raves about the album, describing it as “a remarkable, creative debut album by a 19-year-old Londoner” and declaring Bowie as “a new talent that deserves attention.”

With such illuminating reviews, this release promises to reignite Bowie’s early legacy and introduce his visionary artistry to a new generation of listeners.

This re-issue features the original stereo album, produced by Mike Vernon, with a further fourteen tracks, including the first fruits of Bowie’s long relationship with producer Tony Visconti; ‘Let Me Sleep Beside You’, ‘Karma Man’ ‘In The Heat Of The Morning’ and ‘London Bye Ta-Ta’, the last making its vinyl debut in this collection.

Looking back on his debut album many years later with characteristic self-deprecation, Bowie mused: “Lyrically I guess it was striving to be something – the short story teller. Musically it’s quite bizarre. I don’t know where I was at. It seemed to have its roots all over the place, in rock and vaudeville and music hall and I don’t know what. I didn’t know if I was Max Miller or Elvis Presley.

These early recordings reveal an earnest young artist at the dawn of his career, working hard on material in which he passionately believed. David Bowie poured his young heart into this music – and it shows.

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Double Vinyl variants:

D2C released on cream and green swirl colour vinyl features exclusive track: Space Oddity (Love You Till Tuesday Version).

Indie store version released on cloudy green colour vinyl  features exclusive track: The Laughing Gnome  – Vocal Take 1 / Mix 1 

Standard album released on double green colour vinyl features exclusive track: Sell Me A Coat – Remix – Mono 

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