David Bowie vinyl box set of nine unreleased recordings coming soon

To mark what would have been his 72nd birthday, Parlophone will release a vinyl box set featuring nine unreleased recordings from David Bowie later this year.

Spying Through A Keyhole will be a box set of nine 7″ singles that includes the earliest known versions of Space Oddity.

The box set’s title is taken from Love All Around – a previously unknown song that was released for the first time last year.

Although a specific release date has still to be confirmed, you can see the track-listings in full below, along with official descriptions of the new recordings.

‘Mother Grey ‘ (demo)

This mid-tempo tale of a fledgling son fleeing the nest features multi-tracked vocals, guitars and harmonica from David.

‘In The Heat Of The Morning ‘(demo)

A well-known early Bowie song but presented here in demo form with final lyrics.

‘Goodbye 3d (Threepenny) Joe’ (demo)

A charming demo from 1968.

‘Love All Around’ (demo)

A delightful love song from whence the title of this collection came: “I see a pop tune spying through a keyhole from the other room”.

‘London Bye, Ta-Ta’ (demo)

An early demo version of the song with completely different lyrics in a couple of the verses compared to those of the later full band versions.

‘Angel, Angel, Grubby Face’ (demo version 1)

The first and only previously known demo of this song.

‘Angel, Angel, Grubby Face’ (demo version 2)

A later version of the same song with alternative lyrics.

‘Space Oddity’ (demo excerpt)

The lyric and arrangement variations lend weight to the theory that this is possibly the first ever recorded demo of one of Bowie’s most famous songs.

‘Space Oddity (demo – alternative lyrics)’ (with Hutch)

Originally conceived as a song for a duo to perform, this is the first known version to feature John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson again with lyric and arrangement variations.

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