“When I Live My Deram”
David Bowie released his first album this day in 1967, albeit lacking the fanfare of Sergeant Pepper reportedly released on the same day by The Beatles, though Pepper was actually released a couple of weeks earlier. But that’s for Beatles’ buffs to explain.
Issued on the Decca subsidory, Deram, David Bowie is an album that has been unfairly dismissed over the years, even by Bowie himself on occasion.
This is a disservice that belies the fact that the record contained some classic Bowie recordings, including the likes of There Is A Happy Land, When I Live My Dream and Silly Boy Blue.
If you’ve not delved this far back, go listen to the most complete collection of songs from the period (including Karma Man, Let Me Sleep Beside You, In The Heat Of The Morning and the sublime The London Boys), on the 55-track Deluxe version of the album on Spotify now.