The Deram Anthology 1966–1968

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The Deram Anthology 1966–1968
David Bowie - The Deram Anthology 1966-1968.jpg
Compilation album by
Released9 June 1997 (1997-06-09)
Recorded1966-1969
GenrePop, folk
Length74:06
LabelDeram
David Bowie compilation chronology
RarestOneBowie
(1995)
The Deram Anthology 1966–1968
(1997)
The Best of David Bowie 1969/1974
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music2/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork5.4/10[3]
Select3/5 stars[4]

The Deram Anthology 1966–1968 is a compilation album by David Bowie, released in 1997. It collects together most of the material Bowie recorded for Deram Records that has been previously released in some form, including the 1967 debut album in its entirety (tracks 5-18), in chronological order. Tracks 24-27 were mixed/recorded in 1969 after Bowie was dropped from Deram Records and were for the promotional video "Love You Till Tuesday", made to sell Bowie to a new label. Thus Deram originally had nothing to do with these tracks.

Originally this was planned to be a two-disc release featuring several previously unreleased tracks, but Bowie vetoed the inclusion of such material.[5] Reportedly the tracks Bowie vetoed included songs called "Pussy Cat", "Back to Where You've Never Been", "Funny Smile", "Bunny Thing", a cover of The Velvet Underground's "Waiting for the Man" and German-language versions of "Love You 'Till Tuesday" and "When I Live My Dream" (the last three have been widely bootlegged).[6] A reel to reel copy taken directly from the master tapes exists of the songs "Funny Smile", "Bunny Thing", and "Pussy Cat" and is owned by a previous employee of Decca Records who worked for the company at the time the tracks were recorded. In 2019 these recordings have been put up for auction by Omega Auctions.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by David Bowie.

  1. "Rubber Band" (single version) – 2:05
  2. "The London Boys" – 3:22
  3. "The Laughing Gnome" – 3:03
  4. "The Gospel According to Tony Day" – 2:50
  5. "Uncle Arthur" – 2:09
  6. "Sell Me a Coat" – 3:01
  7. "Rubber Band" – 2:19
  8. "Love You till Tuesday" – 3:11
  9. "There Is a Happy Land" – 3:14
  10. "We Are Hungry Men" – 2:59
  11. "When I Live My Dream" – 3:24
  12. "Little Bombardier" – 3:27
  13. "Silly Boy Blue" – 3:53
  14. "Come and Buy My Toys" – 2:10
  15. "Join the Gang" – 2:19
  16. "She's Got Medals" – 2:25
  17. "Maid of Bond Street" – 1:45
  18. "Please Mr. Gravedigger" – 2:40
  19. "Love You till Tuesday" (single version) – 3:01
  20. "Did You Ever Have a Dream" – 2:08
  21. "Karma Man" – 3:05
  22. "Let Me Sleep Beside You" – 3:27
  23. "In the Heat of the Morning" – 2:58
  24. "Ching-A-Ling" – 2:04
  25. "Sell Me a Coat" (single version) – 2:53
  26. "When I Live My Dream" – 3:52
  27. "Space Oddity" (original version) – 3:46 (Demo version recorded in February 1969 for the "Love You Till Tuesday" video)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press.
  3. ^ "David Bowie: The Deram Anthology". Archived from the original on 27 October 2004. Retrieved 14 September 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ Phelan, Dan (September 1997). "David Bowie: The Deram Anthology". Select: 103. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  5. ^ Teenage Wildlife discography entry for The Deram Anthology, retrieved 19 July 2007
  6. ^ Bassman's David bowie Page discography entry for The Deram Anthology Archived 22 November 2005 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 19 July 2007