BOWIE BBC

Bowie’s Space Oddity LP has never ranked as one of my favorites in his catalog—and one would be hard pressed to hail it as essential—but damn if the 2nd disc of this new reissue doesn’t just keep bringing me back. Tracing various sides of Bowie’s early persona, from rough-hewn to orchestrated, the set paints an alternate side of early Bowie. The BBC tracks are worth he price alone, and “Let Me Sleep Beside You” culled from the BBC’s  DLT radio show has been on repeat for weeks. The track kicks off with an interview snippet with Bowie discussing his newfound success with the track “Space Oddity” before breaking in song. Very telling of the sound of the Ziggy persona who was soon to emerge.

**You can stream it after the jump, as I cannot get the code to work without the “auto-play” feature switched on which is highly annoying to those who do not want to hear it.

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    5 Responses to “Bowie :: Let Me Sleep Beside You (BBC Radio Session DLT Show)”

    1. Thank you for not using auto play, which is the work of the devil.
      I have been listening to the Tom Waits radio show while I wrote a post for my blog, and it seeped into the text a couple of times. It should be up in a few minutes, illustrated by pictures of mannequins at phipps plaza.

    2. Hey Justin I put this up on my Tumblr about a month ago after hearing it one night on WFMU. You can hear it there without the interview.

      Here ya go

      http://cherrypicker.tumblr.com/post/264613915/david-bowie-let-me-sleep-beside-you-live-bbc

    3. @Me – b/c it’s EMI I had to post the stream vs the mp3 where I edited out the interview. Pity.

    4. This is great – thanks for posting. I just linked to your blog as a blogging newbie. So, while I enjoy these great unheard Bowie tunes, I thank you.

    5. Awesome psychedelic version with video from the film Love You TIl Tuesday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUH6vae0mec

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