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The full collection of demo recordings that secured David Bowie a record deal with Mercury Records is being released as a set for the very first time.

The Mercury Demos will be coming out June 28 exclusively on vinyl in replica packaging of the original reel to reel tape box that housed the Bowie demos.

David Bowie: 'The Mercury Demos' Set for Release June 28

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The Mercury Demos 
were recorded by Bowie and guitarist John “Hutch” Hutchinson in Bowie’s flat in the spring of 1969 for Mercury Records A&R executive Calvin Mark Lee, who wanted the tracks to send to his boss, Bob Reno.

Among the demos is the original, uncut demo of “Space Oddity” and nine other demos that have never been released.

 

David Bowie (with John “Hutch” Hutchinson) – The Mercury Demos – Track Listing

Side One
“Space Oddity”
“Janine”
“An Occasional Dream”

“Conversation Piece”
“Ching-a-Ling”
“I’m Not Quite (aka Letter To Hermione)”

Side Two
“Lover To The Dawn”
“Love Song”
“When I’m Five”
“Life Is A Circus”

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.