It has been announced that David Bowie Conversation Piece, a brand new limited edition box set, will be released with a series of previously unreleased tracks.

Focusing predominantly on Bowie’s career between 1968 and 1969, the box set includes studio recordings with John “Hutch” Hutchinson, a series of home recordings and audio from numerous different BBC sessions.

On top of all that, David Bowie Conversation Piece will includes a combination of demos, 12 previously unreleased tracks and a new mix of Bowie’s Space Oddity album by Tony Visconti.

Speaking about the project in a press release, Visconti said: “It was so much fun to find hidden gems of musicianship with more time to mix the second time around, a guitar twiddle here, a trombone blast there, Marc Bolan’s voice in a group choir and more detail in general that we overlooked all those years ago when the label gave us a week at the most to mix this album. And in the details you will find 22 year old David Bowie, who would soon take the world by storm.”

The package will be released on CD and vinyl, include a 120-page hardback book, exclusive memorabilia from Bowie’s former manager Ken Pitt and pressed on a combination of silver vinyl, gold vinyl and black.

CD 1 – Home Demos

  • ‘April’s Tooth Of Gold’ *
  • ‘The Reverend Raymond Brown (Attends the Garden Fête on Thatchwick Green)’ *
  • ‘When I’m Five’ *
  • ‘Mother Grey’
  • ‘In The Heat Of The Morning’
  • ‘Goodbye 3d (Threepenny) Joe’
  • ‘Love All Around’
  • ‘London Bye, Ta-Ta’
  • ‘Angel Angel Grubby Face (version 1)’
  • ‘Angel Angel Grubby Face (version 2)’
  • ‘Animal Farm’*
  • ‘Space Oddity (solo demo fragment)’
  • ‘Space Oddity (version 1)’ with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson
  • ‘Space Oddity (version 2)’ with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson *
  • ‘Space Oddity (version 3)’ with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson
  • ‘Lover To The Dawn’ with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson
  • ‘Ching-a-Ling’ with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson
  • ‘An Occasional Dream’ with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson
  • ‘Let Me Sleep Beside You’ with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson
  • ‘Life Is A Circus’ with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson
  • ‘Conversation Piece’ *
  • ‘Jerusalem’ *
  • ‘Hole In The Ground’ with George Underwood *

CD2 – The ‘Mercury’ Demos (with John Hutchinson)

  • ‘Space Oddity’
  • ‘Janine’
  • ‘An Occasional Dream’
  • ‘Conversation Piece’
  • ‘Ching-a-Ling’
  • ‘I’m Not Quite (aka Letter To Hermione)’
  • ‘Lover To The Dawn’
  • ‘Love Song’
  • ‘When I’m Five’
  • ‘Life Is A Circus’

CD3 – Conversation Pieces (Mono)

  • ‘In The Heat Of The Morning (Decca mono version)’
  • ‘London Bye, Ta-Ta (Decca alternative version)’

BBC Top Gear radio session with the Tony Visconti Orchestra, recorded 13th May, 1968

  • ‘In The Heat Of The Morning’
  • ‘London Bye, Ta-Ta’
  • ‘Karma Man’
  • ‘When I’m Five’
  • ‘Silly Boy Blue’
  • ‘Ching-a-Ling’
  • ‘Space Oddity (Morgan Studios version – alternative take)’ * with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson
  • ‘Space Oddity (U.K. single edit)’
  • ‘Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (single B-side – mono mix)’
  • ‘Janine (mono mix)’
  • ‘Conversation Piece’

BBC Dave Lee Travis Show radio session, recorded 20th October, 1969

  • ‘Let Me Sleep Beside You’
  • ‘Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed’
  • ‘Janine’

CD 4 – 1969 stereo mixes

The original David Bowie (aka Space Oddity) album

  • ‘Space Oddity’
  • ‘Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed (inc. Don’t Sit Down)’
  • ‘Letter To Hermione’
  • ‘Cygnet Committee’
  • ‘Janine’
  • ‘An Occasional Dream’
  • ‘Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud’
  • ‘God Knows I’m Good’
  • ‘Memory Of A Free Festival’

The Extras

  • ‘Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (single B-side stereo mix)’
  • ‘Letter To Hermione (early mix)’ *
  • ‘Janine (early mix)’ *
  • ‘An Occasional Dream (early mix)’ *
  • ‘Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola (full length version)’

CD 5 – 2019 mixes (all previously unreleased)

The Space Oddity album

  • ‘Space Oddity’
  • ‘Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed’
  • ‘Letter To Hermione’
  • ‘Cygnet Committee’
  • ‘Janine’
  • ‘An Occasional Dream’
  • ‘Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud’
  • ‘Conversation Piece’
  • ‘God Knows I’m Good’
  • ‘Memory Of A Free Festival’

The Extras

  • ‘Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (single version)’
  • ‘Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola’

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