Early On (1964–1966)
|Early On (1964-1966)|
|Compilation album by David Bowie|
|David Bowie Compilation chronology|
Early On (1964–1966) is a compilation album by David Bowie, released in 1991. It is notable because of it being the first and only attempt to compile a comprehensive collection of all of Bowie's pre-Deram material and encompasses multiple labels including Vocallion, Parlophone, and Pye. Tracks three and four are alternate versions to the official singles, while "Do Anything You Say" is also a different mix to the normal single. There are also five unreleased songs included that came from Shel Talmy's collection. Talmy produced Bowie's second and third single. A cassette version was released, however this omitted "Lize Jane", "Louie, Louie Go Home", and "Good Morning Girl".
Bowie began his recording career as Davie Jones, a variation of his birth name, David Robert Jones. His first single (tracks 1-2) was recorded with The King Bees. The B-side was also released by Paul Revere and the Raiders as "Louie, Go Home" in 1964.
Bowie switched to The Manish Boys for his second single (tracks 3-4). In February 1965, he switched again to The Lower Third (tracks 5-13). For his third single, he also changed his name to Davy Jones. To avoid confusion with The Monkees band member, he adopted the name David Bowie before his fourth single.
A financial dispute ended his relationship with The Lower Third on 28 January 1966. For his fifth single (tracks 14-15), he teamed up with The Buzz, who were uncredited on the release. Dissatisfied with the band's performance on tour, they were replaced with session musicians on Bowie's sixth single (tracks 16-17).
All songs written by David Bowie except as noted.
|1.||"Liza Jane" (recorded May 1964; A-side single released 5 Jun 1964)||Leslie Conn||2:18|
|2.||"Louie, Louie Go Home" (B-side single released 5 Jun 1964)||Mark Lindsay, Paul Revere||2:12|
|3.||"I Pity the Fool" (recorded 15 Jan 1965; A-side single released 5 Mar 1965)||Deadric Malone||2:09|
|4.||"Take My Tip" (B-side single released 5 Mar 1965)||David Bowie||2:15|
|5.||"That's Where My Heart Is" (demo recorded May-Jul 1965)||Bowie||2:28|
|6.||"I Want My Baby Back" (demo recorded May-Jul 1965)||Bowie||2:39|
|7.||"Bars of the County Jail" (demo recorded May-Jul 1965)||Bowie||2:07|
|8.||"You've Got a Habit of Leaving" (recorded Jul 1965; A-side single released 20 Aug 1965)||Bowie||2:31|
|9.||"Baby Loves That Way" (B-side single released 20 Aug 1965)||Bowie||3:02|
|10.||"I'll Follow You" (recorded Jun-Jul 1965)||Bowie||2:02|
|11.||"Glad I've Got Nobody" (recorded Jun-Jul 1965)||Bowie||2:31|
|12.||"Can't Help Thinking About Me" (recorded 10 Dec 1965; A-side single released 14 Jan 1966)||Bowie||2:47|
|13.||"And I Say to Myself" (recorded Dec 1965; B-side single released 14 Jan 1966)||Bowie||2:29|
|14.||"Do Anything You Say (1966)" (recorded 7 Mar 1966; A-side single released 1 Apr 1966)||Bowie||2:31|
|15.||"Good Morning Girl" (recorded Mar 1966; B-side single released 1 Apr 1966)||Bowie||2:14|
|16.||"I Dig Everything (1966)" (recorded 5 Jul 1966; A-side single released Aug 1966)||Bowie||2:44|
|17.||"I'm Not Losing Sleep (1966)" (B-side single released Aug 1966)||Bowie||2:52|
Record Labels: Vocalion Pop (tracks 1-2); Parlophone (tracks 3-4, 8-9); Pye Records (tracks 12-17).
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