David Bowie Spying Through A Keyhole 45rpm 7" Vinyl 4 Disc Box Set (Mono)
Four Mono 45rpm 7" Vinyl Disc Box Set!
Nine Previously Unreleased Recordings!
David Bowie's Spying Through A Keyhole (Demos and Unreleased Songs) is a 7"
vinyl box set featuring previously unreleased recordings by Bowie going back to
the earliest version of 'Space Oddity'.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1969 release of the single "Space
Oddity", this box set features previously unreleased recordings from the same
Most of the songs in the set are solo vocal and acoustic home demo performances
and includes a note that "due to the nature of some of the solo home demos where
Bowie accompanied himself on acoustic guitar, the recording quality isnít always
of a usual studio fidelity. This is partly due to Davidís enthusiastic strumming
hitting the red on a couple of the tracks, along with the limitations of the
original recording equipment and tape degradation."
The photography that adorns the box front and the print inside is by Ray
Stevenson and was taken in Tony Viscontiís flat in the summer of 1968.
The design of each single label is presented to reflect the way David sent many
of his demos to publishers and record companies, featuring his own handwritten
song titles on EMIDISC acetate labels. The singles themselves are all mono and
play at 45rpm.
• Four 7" Vinyl Disc Box Set
• 45rpm Vinyl
• Lift-off lid
• Photo print inside
Side A: Mother Grey (Demo) - This mid-tempo fledgling son fleeing the
nest features multi-tracked vocals, guitars and harmonica from David
Side B: In The Heat Of The Morning (Demo) - A well-known early Bowie song
but presented here in demo form with final lyrics
Side A: Goodbye 3D (Threepenny) Joe (Demo) - A charming demo frmo 1968
Side B: Love All Around (Demo) - A delightful love song from whence the
title of this collection came: "I see a pop tune spying through a keyhole from
the other room".
Side A: London Bye, Ta-Ta (Demo) - An early demo version of the song with
completely different lyrics in a couple of the verses compared to those of the
later full band versions.
Side B: Angel Angel Grubby Face (Demo Version 1) - The first and only
previously known demo of this song
1. Angel Angel Grubby Face (Demo Version 2) - A later version of the same song
with alternative lyrics.
2. Space Oddity (Demo Excerpt) - The lyric and arrangement variations lend
weight to the theory that this is possibly the first ever recorded demo of one
of Bowie's most famous songs
Side B: Space Oddity (Demo w/Hutch) - Originally conceived as a song for
a duo to perform, this is the first known version to feature John 'Hutch'
Hutchinson again with lyric and arrangement variations