Bowie* ‎– Mercury Demos

Parlophone ‎– 0190295519155, Parlophone ‎– DBMD 1969
Box Set
Vinyl, LP, Mono

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Space Oddity
Written-By – David Bowie
A2 Janine
Written-By – David Bowie, John Lennon, Paul McCartney
A3 An Occasional Dream
Written-By – David Bowie
A4 Conversation Piece
Written-By – David Bowie
A5 Ching-A-Ling
Written-By – David Bowie
A6 I'm Not Quite (AKA Letter To Hermione)
Written-By – David Bowie
B1 Lover To The Dawn
Written-By – David Bowie
B2 Love Song
Written-By – Lesley Duncan
B3 When I'm Five
Written-By – David Bowie
B4 Life Is A Circus
Written-By – Roger Bunn

Companies, etc.



Comes in a replica of the original tape (reel to reel) box with LP, a print, two photo contact sheets and with sleeves notes by Mark Adams.

Round sticker on shrinkwrap:
David Bowie with John 'Hutch' Hutchinson
The 'Mercury' Demos
DBMD 1969

Tracklist variations on back cover:
A2 - "Jenine"
A3 - "Occasional Dream"
A4 - "Conversational Piece"
A6 - "I'm Not Quite"

Track A2 includes 0.19 seconds of 'Hey Jude'.

℗ 2019 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd.
© 2019 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC.
© 2019 Parlophone Records Ltd.
A Warner Music Group Company.

Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (UPC-A sticker scanned): 190295519155
  • Label Code: LC 30419
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched - "1⊥" mirrored): BI55750-01 A2 0190295519155 1⊥
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched - "1⊥" mirrored): BI55750-01 B1 0190295519155 1⊥
  • Rights Society: GEMA / MCPS
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
sl 19050 Bowie* Mercury Demos(CDr, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) Star Line (7) sl 19050 Russia 2019 Sell This Version


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September 13, 2019
Worst box ever, totally useless and extremely expensive.
It's only one LP, so a normal vinyl LP edition would have been better: less space in the shelf, easier to open and listen to.
I won't buy any future Bowie release like this.


July 9, 2019
Remember all the other special Bowie releases ? Eventually, the price will drop as soon as the novelty subsides. The MWSTW pic disc was hot in the beginning and then they started to appear on eBay for half price. Also the BOWPROMO- same thing. Be patient. It's bound to follow the others.


July 9, 2019
The price aside this is a fantastic collection of recordings. Very close up, very personal and very, very good. Excellent sound quality, albeit with some sibilance.


July 8, 2019
It's comedy hour here with the pricing. Not a chance. . . .


July 2, 2019
I got my copy and it's very nice. But Parlophone should issue credit to future buyers of Bowie's box sets. The price on this is ridiculous. Really an obvious attempt to drain as much cash as possible from fans. Bastards.


July 1, 2019
80 quid?? Who are they kidding? Even half of that would be a rip off, but that’s just taking the piss.


June 30, 2019
Bowie is probably my all time fave artist but the price for this is just complete and utter piss take!