David Bowie ‎– David Bowie

Remastered from original tapes for RSD 2018, Gatefold sleeve & download code

David Bowie's first ever LP -- the 1967 set that introduced the world to the likes of "Rubber Band" and "There Is a Happy Land" -- is an intriguing collection, as much in its own right as for the light it sheds on Bowie's future career. Nobody hearing "She's Got Medals," for instance, can fail to marvel at the sheer prescience displayed by a song about gender-bending. Even within Bowie's subsequent world of alligators, starmen, and astronettes, however, there are no parallels for the likes of "Please Mr. Gravedigger," with its storm-swept lament for a murdered little girl, or "Uncle Arthur," the archetypal mommy's boy, whose one stab at snapping the apron strings shatters when he realizes his new love cannot cook. There's also a frightening glimpse into future Bowie universes, served up by "We Are Hungry Men," a tale of a world in which food is so scarce that the people have resorted to cannibalism. Not all of the songs are such sharp observations of human frailties and failings, while the distinctly family-entertainment style arrangements make it clear that, whatever audience Bowie was aiming for, rock fans were not included among them. But songs like "Love You Till Tuesday" and "Maid of Bond Street" have a catchy irresistibility to them all the same, and though this material has been repackaged with such mind-numbing frequency as to seem all but irrelevant today, David Bowie still remains a remarkable piece of work. - D. Thompson allmusic.com

Tracklist

  The Original Mono Album
A1 Uncle Arthur  
A2 Sell Me A Coat  
A3 Rubber Band  
A4 Love You Till Tuesday  
A5 There Is A Happy Land  
A6 We Are Hungry Men  
A7 When I Live My Dream  
B1 Little Bombardier  
B2 Silly Boy Blue  
B3 Come And Buy My Toys  
B4 Join The Gang  
B5 She's Got Medals  
B6 Maids Of Bond Street  
B7 Please Mr. Gravedigger  
  The Original Stereo Album
C1 Uncle Arthur  
C2 Sell Me A Coat  
C3 Rubber Band  
C4 Love You Till Tuesday  
C5 There Is A Happy Land  
C6 We Are Hungry Men  
C7 When I Live My Dream  
D1 Little Bombardier  
D2 Silly Boy Blue  
D3 Come And Buy My Toys  
D4 Join The Gang  
D5 She's Got Medals  
D6 Maids Of Bond Street  
D7 Please Mr. Gravedigger
 
Label: UMC ‎– 0602567154433, Deram ‎– 671 544-3
Remastered At – Abbey Road Studios 
Includes a download code from "The Sound of Vinyl"
  1. Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono, Blue
  2. Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Red
Country: UK, Europe & US
Released: 21 Apr 2018
Genre: Rock
Style: Mod, Pop Rock

Tracklist
The Original Mono Album  
A1 Uncle Arthur    
A2 Sell Me A Coat    
A3 Rubber Band    
A4 Love You Till Tuesday    
A5 There Is A Happy Land    
A6 We Are Hungry Men    
A7 When I Live My Dream    
B1 Little Bombardier    
B2 Silly Boy Blue    
B3 Come And Buy My Toys    
B4 Join The Gang    
B5 She's Got Medals    
B6 Maids Of Bond Street    
B7 Please Mr. Gravedigger    

The Original Stereo Album  
C1 Uncle Arthur    
C2 Sell Me A Coat    
C3 Rubber Band    
C4 Love You Till Tuesday    
C5 There Is A Happy Land    
C6 We Are Hungry Men    
C7 When I Live My Dream    
D1 Little Bombardier    
D2 Silly Boy Blue    
D3 Come And Buy My Toys    
D4 Join The Gang    
D5 She's Got Medals    
D6 Maids Of Bond Street    
D7 Please Mr. Gravedigger 

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