Monday, 10 October 2016

The Vault: David Bowie - 'Let Me Sleep Beside You'

Time for another edition of a brand new feature. While Track Of The Day brings you new music and Rewind takes you back 20 years, The Vault deals in amazing songs from random points in musical history. RW/FF will keep these posts short and sweet, with only a small bit of basic info. All you have to do is press play and enjoy.

My favourite of all David Bowie's pre-Space Oddity work. Driven by acoustic guitar and recorded in the wake of his 1967 debut album’s commercial failure, ‘Let Me Sleep Beside You’ was the first track Bowie created with Tony Visconti on production duties. It was recorded as a proposed single, but it was rejected by Deram Records and didn’t see the light of day until it appeared on the 1970 compilation 'The World Of David Bowie'.

A few years ago I put together an epic six-part compilation featuring some of my favourite Bowie moments. Listen to that in full HERE. When the much-missed icon returned with 'The Next Day' in 2013, I wrote an article called 'What Bowie Means To Me', which can be read HERE. Not a day goes by that I don't miss the Starman's presence on this planet, but the astonishing music will be here forever.

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