David Bowie - Spying Through A Keyhole 4x7"


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Label: Rhino

Driven by an entirely deeper dynamic than most pop artists, David Bowie inhabited a very special world of extraordinary sounds and endless vision. This 7" singles box set features nine previously unreleased recordings from the era during which Space Oddity was first conceived. The title Spying Through A Keyhole is a lyric taken from the previously unknown song, "Love All Around," and though most of the other titles are known, these versions have never been officially released until late 2018. Most of the recordings are solo vocal and acoustic home demo performances, unless otherwise stated.

The photography that adorns the box front and the print inside is by Ray Stevenson and was taken in Tony Visconti's flat in the summer of 1968. The design of each single label is presented to reflect the way David sent many of his demos to publishers and record companies, featuring his own handwritten song titles on EMIDISC acetate labels. The singles themselves are all mono and play at 45 rpm.