“Love is what we came here for” *
The ‘Mercury’ Demos are 10 early Bowie recordings captured live in one take to a Revox reel to reel tape machine in David’s flat in spring 1969, with Bowie on vocals, guitar and Stylophone and with accompaniment from John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson on guitar and vocals.
The ‘Mercury’ Demos comes in a beautiful replica of the original tape box featuring a mono 33 1/3 rpm vinyl LP, a print, two photo contact sheets and sleeve notes by Mark Adams. The labels of the LP feature the same EMIDISC acetate styling as Spying Through A Keyhole and Clareville Grove Demos with the song titles in David’s own handwriting.
An Occasional Dream
I’m Not Quite (aka Letter To Hermione)
Lover To The Dawn
When I’m Five
Life Is A Circus
Read more about the release here.
* Today’s lyric quotation is from the Lesley Duncan composition, Love Song.