David Bowie – The World Of David Bowie RSD 2019 Limited Vinyl Record
Decca launched its much-loved World Of Series in 1968. The first album set out the series' stall perfectly, looking at one of the label' s biggest selling artists - yet hardly one that chimed with the counter culture in 1968. The World Of Mantovani - SPA 1, (or PA 1 in mono) - was a 14 track collection, each track a different selection from his sizeable Decca album catalogue. Released in the autumn of the year, it acted as a perfect primer, and its price, 17s, put it shy of the 37s 6d of the full price albums. Its whole raison d' etre was to drive sales of the artist' s deeper repertoire - dip in here and then indulge further - the rear sleeve clearly offered the catalogue numbers of the parent albums. The series would run throughout the 70s and become a ubiquitous feature of the label. It was taken so seriously, that David Bowie himself offered the track listing for his own addition to the series, (SPA/PA 58), which was released in March 1970 after the success of the Phillips-released single Space Oddity. It also showed how the World Ofs could be a veritable treasure trove for rarities and one-offs, as it contained the first official release of Let Me Sleep Beside You, Karma Man and In The Heat Of The Morning.
Limited edition blue vinyl.
A1 Uncle Arthur
A2 Love You Till Tuesday
A3 There Is A Happy Land
A4 Little Bombardier
A5 Sell Me A Coat
A6 Silly Boy Blue
A7 The London Boys
B1 Karma Man
B2 Rubber Band
B3 Let Me Sleep Beside You
B4 Come And Buy My Toys
B5 She's Got Medals
B6 In The Heat Of The Morning
B7 When I Live My Dream
Released: 13 Apr 2019
Genre: Rock, Pop
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