David Bowie – The World Of David Bowie LP Limited RSD2019


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Purchase this in store with us on RECORD STORE DAY Saturday 13th April 2019, if we have any copies left these willย GO LIVE/FOR SALE one week later at 00:01 20/04/19

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David Bowie – The World Of David Bowie

Limited to 2500 Copies Decca launched its much-loved World Of Series in 1968. The first album set out the seriesโ€™ stall perfectly, looking at one of the labelโ€™s biggest selling artists โ€“ yet hardly one that chimed with the counter culture in 1968. The World Of Mantovani โ€“ SPA 1, (or PA 1 in mono) โ€“ 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 dโ€™etre was to drive sales of the artistโ€™s deeper repertoire โ€“ dip in here and then indulge further โ€“ 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. According to Kevin Cannโ€™s invaluable book on Bowieโ€™s early years, Any Day Now, Bowie bought a copy of the original himself from a record shop on Beckenham High Street. It became a big seller โ€“ indeed, Decca repackaged it โ€“ when Bowie finally became a big star. Imagine the shock people had thinking they had The Jean Genie when all they had was Uncle Arthur and Little Bombardier.


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Weight 550 g