David Bowie CONVERSATION PIECE

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Bowie Fett, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. Cat People

    Cat People Forum Resident

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    LTA vinyl box on amazon.com at 116 dollars currently.
     
  2. Aaa3

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    I already have the vinyl box sets (I actually LIKED the photos and extra stuff) and I am still looking forward to this new set! Particularly unheard tracks like, 'April's Tooth Of Gold', 'Reverend Raymond Brown' and ones nobody even heard of! (Jerusalem? Animal Farm) I am obviously in a minority as I think the book is great to as I always get the Bowie books when they're out anyhow. I am obviously a mug lol. I do wonder why 'Pu55y Cat' and other rarities like that couldn't have been included though? Will they ever be released?
     
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  3. gomen ne

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    Totally with you about these unheard tracks and the 120 page book! This is what box sets should be about in my opinion.
    Pu55y Cat was a 1967 easy listening outtake from just after the Deram sessions, so would be out of context on the Conversation Piece box.

     
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  4. Aaa3

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    I agree and thanks for info
     
  5. Aaa3

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    Also had a look on YouTube and the 1967 demo Pu55y cat is NOT the Jess Conrad song(if you type in 1967 demos there's a vid with snippets from a tape up for auction) but a totally different song written by David himself. Perhaps someone could post the link on here? Don't know how to do it myself sorry :(
     
  6. nick jones

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    the Pussycat recorded by Bowie is different
     
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  7. gomen ne

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    Good find. Those Omega Auctions are bringing some clarity. I got my info from Nick Pegg's book, who must be mistaken unless Bowie had two Pussycats.
    "8th March 1967 - David recorded a cover version of 'Pu55y Cat' an easy-listening novelty later recorded by Jess Conrad and released as the B-side of his 1970 single 'Crystal Ball Dream'."
    But Conrad had also released it (written by Charles Blackwell) in 1964.

    Chris O'Leary has a bit about it:
    Brief Thoughts on Three Deram Outtakes

    Even the recent bootleg Occasional Dreaming has Conrad's Pu55y Cat.

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    It just shows ya!
     
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  8. Aaa3

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    Great thanks! With these (and first ever recording 'I Never Dreamed') up for auction does this mean nobody will ever hear them?
     
  9. nick jones

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  10. croquetlawns

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    That’s cool- I can easily imagine teenage Bowie’s vocals on that. I personally love the pre-debut Lp stuff.
     
  11. Aaa3

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    Personally, I love the 60s Bowie stuff and look forward to hearing anything unreleased(later or 60s) I think with Bowie we are so lucky because unlike a lot of artists he recorded an amazing amount of material because he was so prolific, meaning there's loads in the vault still to discover. Three cheers for that!!!
     
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  12. Cat People

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    I wouldn't pay £86 for this, as much as I would like it for my vast collection.

    Only circumstances I would pay out for it would be in a 3 for 2 deal via superdeluxeedition or if it was drastically put on offer after the initial rush of purchases occurred. This is despite being a massive fan of the Dame's work.
     
  13. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    I have this on pre-order, but this week I got Tull's Stormwatch set for less than half what they want for the Bowie, which kind of puts it into perspective. I'm going to leave it on pre-order, but I fully expect this to be discounted not too far down the line.
     

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