David Bowie : un album avec des inédits va sortir en juin !

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Un album de neuf titres inédits datant de 1969 sortira dans les bacs le 28 juin prochain. 

Trois ans après la mort de David Bowie, un album comprenant plusieurs titres inédits du chanteur devrait sortir le 28 juin prochain ! Enregistré en 1969 alors qu'il souhaitait signer un contrat avec le fameux Mercury Records, cet opus contiendra donc dix titres dont neuf jamais rendus public. "La session était en fait un enregistrement basique du duo ‘Bowie & Hutch’ de l’époque, à la demande de Calvin Mark Lee de Mercury Records, qui voulait l’envoyer à son patron Bob Reno. Ces démos devaient sécuriser l’accord qu’il avait avec Mercury Records" peut-on lire sur la légende de la publication Instagram du compte officiel du chanteur disparu. 

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MERCURY DEMOS LP BOX DUE IN JUNE “I recall how we lived on the corner of a bed...” As part of the ongoing Space Oddity 50 celebrations and following the recent Spying Through A Keyhole and Clareville Grove Demos collections, Parlophone is releasing a further set of recordings known as The ‘Mercury’ Demos on 28th June 2019. The ‘Mercury’ Demos are 10 early Bowie recordings captured live in one take to a Revox reel to reel tape machine in David’s flat in spring 1969, with Bowie on vocals, guitar and Stylophone and with accompaniment from John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson on guitar and vocals. The version of ‘Space Oddity’ from the Demos, originally released with edits on the S&V box, is presented here in its true context for the first time. The other recordings on the album are all previously unreleased. In addition to Bowie originals, the session also includes the Roger Bunn’s Life Is A Circus (which features as an earlier demo version on the Clareville Grove Demos set) and the Lesley Duncan composition, Love Song, later recorded by Elton John for his Tumbleweed Connection album. David’s own Conversation Piece is announced as ‘a new song’ and Janine features a short section sung to the melody of The Beatles’ Hey Jude. The session was a document of the ‘Bowie & Hutch’ duo’s set of the time recorded at the request of Mercury Records A&R man Calvin Mark Lee for his boss Bob Reno. Both Calvin and Bob are referenced during the 41-minute recording which was key in securing David his deal with Mercury Records. The ‘Mercury’ Demos comes in a replica of the original tape box and will feature 1 mono 33 1/3 rpm vinyl LP, a print, two photo contact sheets and sleeve notes by Mark Adams. The labels of the LP feature the same EMIDISC acetate styling as Spying Through A Keyhole and Clareville Grove Demos with the song titles in David’s own handwriting. Side 1 Space Oddity Janine An Occasional Dream Conversation Piece Ching-a-Ling I’m Not Quite (aka Letter To Hermione) Side 2 Lover To The Dawn Love Song When I’m Five Life Is A Circus #BowieTheMercuryDemos

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Intitulé The Mercury Demos, cet album a été enregistré par Bowie en collaboration avec le guitariste John Hutchison. Il comprend également des reprises de Life Is a Circus de Roger Bunn et de Love Song de Lesley Duncan, qui sera plus tard popularisé par Elton John. Quant aux fans de David Bowie, ils apprécieront probablement le fait que l'album a repris les écrits originaux de l'artiste anglais (fautes comprises) !

Source : Rolling Stone, Instagram