Images 1966–1967

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Images 1966–1967
Compilation album by David Bowie
Released February 1973
Recorded 1966–67
Genre Rock
Label Deram Records
Producer Mike Vernon (except where indicated)
David Bowie compilation chronology
The World of David Bowie
Images 1966–1967
Best Deluxe
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Images 1966–1967 is a compilation album by the British pop singer David Bowie. It comprises his first long player release as a solo artist for Decca Records, titled David Bowie, released in 1967, and various singles and B-sides recorded for Decca during 1966 and 1967.

The arrangements are not for any sort of rock or pop group, they are mostly orchestral with sound effects created in the recording studio. The music reflects a period in Bowie's career when he was influenced by the London cabaret scene and the song styles created therein, particularly the work of singers such as Anthony Newley.

In the UK, The World of David Bowie had never gone out of print, when Bowie finally had his breakthrough in 1972 with the album Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and could still be obtained in British record shops at that time. In the US, where none of the Decca material was ever released, the original LP and singles were packaged into this double-album set and released in the US on Decca's American branded label, London Records. The release came at about the same time as Bowie's sixth studio album, Aladdin Sane, and was planned to cash in on Bowie's then-growing popularity in the US.

Track listing[edit]

All songs are written by David Bowie.

Side one
  1. "Rubber Band" – 2:17
  2. "Maid of Bond Street" – 1:43
  3. "Sell Me A Coat" – 2:58
  4. "Love You Till Tuesday" – 3:09
  5. "There Is A Happy Land" – 3:11
Side two
  1. "The Laughing Gnome" – 3:01
  2. "The Gospel According To Tony Day" – 2:48
  3. "Did You Ever Have A Dream" – 2:06
  4. "Uncle Arthur" – 2:07
  5. "We Are Hungry Men" – 2:58
  6. "When I Live My Dream" – 3:22
Side three
  1. "Join The Gang" – 2:17
  2. "Little Bombardier" – 3:24
  3. "Come And Buy My Toys" – 2:07
  4. "Silly Boy Blue" – 3:48
  5. "She's Got Medals" – 2:23
Side four
  1. "Please Mr. Gravedigger" – 2:35
  2. "The London Boys" – 3:20
  3. "Karma Man" – 2:58
  4. "Let Me Sleep Beside You" – 3:24
  5. "In The Heat of the Morning" – 2:59 (produced by Tony Visconti)


  1. ^ Unterberger, Richie. Review: Images 1966-1967. Allmusic. Retrieved on 8 June 2013.
  • Buckley, David (2005). Strange Fascination: David Bowie, the Definitive Story. London: Virgin Books.