“And tomorrow calls my name”*
The April edition of SHiNDiG! magazine in the UK (Issue 78), has a feature focusing on that seemingly unproductive year for Bowie of 1968. Unproductive in that he didn’t release any records, but he was a busy bee indeed.
Titled THE LONG ROAD TO GROUND CONTROL, the article by Martin Ruddock ends with a full page imagining of what Martin thinks may have populated Bowie’s aborted second album for Deram. Here’s that tracklisting as it appears in the magazine...
01 ~ LET ME SLEEP BESIDE YOU (studio recording, September 1967)
02 ~ SILVER TREETOP SCHOOL FOR BOYS (demo, April 1967)
03 ~ APRIL’S TOOTH OF GOLD (demo, Early 1968)
04 ~ ANGEL ANGEL, GRUBBY FACE (demo, early 1968)
05 ~ MOTHER GREY (demo, 1968)
06 ~ KARMA MAN (studio recording, September 1967)
07 ~ LONDON BYE TA TA (studio recording, March 1968)
08 ~ THE REVEREND RAYMOND BROWN (demo, early 1968)
09 ~ TINY TIM (demo, 1968)
10 ~ C'EST LA VIE (demo, October 1967)
11 ~ IN THE HEAT OF THE MORNING (studio recording, April 1968)
12 ~ WHEN I’M FIVE (BBC session, May 1968)
You’ll need to purchase the mag to see the comments on each track, but either way, we’re sure these suggestions will start a heated debate.
Stay tuned for an alternative listing proposed by an expert on early David Bowie recordings.
*Today’s lyric quotation is from the unreleased (officially, at least), C'est La Vie.
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