BOWIE4 1 Love You Till Tuesday
Production credits unknown
Released on May 1984
UK CHART POSITION #53
Find it at GEMM
BOWIE4 1 cover
 

A nything that expands the legend, I say, and yet what an awful lot of wanking this will be to the rest of you. (If you’re a bigger fan than me, then wear your Bowie buttons proudly and walk tall when you add this to the shrine.) This, the soundtrack to the little-seen film of the same name (and not to be confused with his first proper album, which was also called Love You Till Tuesday and featured some of the same tracks), includes three previously hard-to-acquire songs (“Ching-A-Ling, “When I Am Five,” “Let Me Sleep Beside You”) plus altered versions of “Love You Till Tuesday” (now with strings!), “When I Live My Dream” and the original version of “Space Oddity.” That’s the draw, and if it doesn’t then good for you. Me, I have no resistance to Bowie product, bountiful though it is, and feel compelled to add a candle where I find it. Of the unreleased tracks (well, everything by Bowie has been released at some point, right?), “Let Me Sleep Beside You” is the most interesting because it almost very nearly (barely really) rocks. The original version of “Space Oddity” lacks the science-fiction slantedness that we’re all acquainted with, while “Ching-A-Ling” may lack Bowie on lead vocals altogether. Mind-befuddlingly-bogglingly-lovingly-jugglingly, this soundtrack charted! In the UK, where even the thin brown dregs served as the source of some elixir I suppose. Of course, compilations like this and Images and Starting Point and Another Face are impervious to critics. The cult is made of hungry men and women, eager to discuss the Oedipal implications of a “When I Am Five” or the ghosts of a new and better future glimpsed in the harmony of “Ching-A-Ling.” Any carrot from their chameleon goes the mantra, and this has several, so chomp away skeletal brothers and sisters.

TRACK LISTING

  1. LOVE YOU TILL TUESDAY
  2. THE LONDON BOYS
  3. CHING-A-LING
  4. THE LAUGHING GNOME
  5. LIZA JANE    (Leslie Conn)
  6. WHEN I AM FIVE
  7. SPACE ODDITY
  8. SELL ME A COAT
  9. RUBBER BAND
  10. LET ME SLEEP BESIDE YOU
  11. WHEN I LIVE MY DREAM

    All songs written by David Bowie unless noted

CREDITS

DAVID BOWIE -- vocals
Hermoine Farthingale -- vocals
John Hutchinson -- vocals
Green Ink -- sleeve
Kenneth Pitt -- liner notes

REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK/CAN May 1984 Deram LP/CS BOWIE1/4 1  
WW 1984 Deram/London LP/CS 820 083  

 

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