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Bowie ‘68

Postby kalowski II: The Revenge » 11 Apr 2018, 14:13

Occasional Dreaming - The second Deram album?

https://www.davidbowie.com/blog/2018/4/ ... eram-album

I’m much more interested in this than anything post Lodger.
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Re: Bowie ‘68

Postby Bent Fabric » 11 Apr 2018, 14:26

I'd be absolutely thrilled to hear this if it ever came to light.

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Re: Bowie ‘68

Postby The Modernist » 11 Apr 2018, 15:32

Would it have been any better or much different to the debut though?
The Space Oddity album was the real advancement - ambitious arrangements, more substance to the writing (which is generally a lot darker, probably due to his father's death and his half-brother Terry's deterioration). As much as I love some of the early stuff ( particularly the Pye singles) it feels like where the real Bowie begins. I'm not sure he was quite ready for that in 68.

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Re: Bowie ‘68

Postby Charlie O. » 11 Apr 2018, 15:38

I doubt that "Next" would have been on it, given that it had already appeared on Scott 2 (a UK #1 album).
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Re: Bowie ‘68

Postby Pansy Puff » 11 Apr 2018, 15:47

I don't know if I can handle Bowie caterwauling through Next like he does with Amsterdam. He worshipped Scott didn't he, but never surpassed him really.
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Postby Pansy Puff » 11 Apr 2018, 15:49

PS. I'm aware of the fact that they are both Brel songs, but Bowie was covering Scott, not Brel.
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Re: Bowie ‘68

Postby Bent Fabric » 11 Apr 2018, 16:02

The Modernist wrote:Would it have been any better or much different to the debut though?
The Space Oddity album was the real advancement - ambitious arrangements, more substance to the writing (which is generally a lot darker, probably due to his father's death and his half-brother Terry's deterioration). As much as I love some of the early stuff ( particularly the Pye singles) it feels like where the real Bowie begins. I'm not sure he was quite ready for that in 68.


Oh, I like a lot of that transitional period between DB and SO (things like "London Bye Ta Ta"). I'd say if we've (since his death) been given a choice between several dozen unearthed concert recordings from the 1970s, this has as valid a place as any in the archaeological phase of his career.