A flop. That is the most common word people use to describe this album. He played in a German TV and for the BBC, singing songs from this album. But it was not an artistic flop at all. It is very innovative. It is very simplistic to call the album an Anthony Newley imitation. Bowie sings like him just in one or two of the songs. He used old-fashioned kind of tunes with innovative (controversial) subject matters and tales. Well, why not? I will tell you why not: This is not the Bowie we know. No Ziggys, no White Dukes, no much rock.
Forget about Sargeant Pepper and The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. David Bowie (1967) does not need it. It links past and future of pop music.
Let's face that some people don't like it at all, which is strange. He recorded Space Oddity during this era, a track it is missed in this excelent collection.
Beautiful artwork, accurate linear notes.
It makes me want to buy it again.
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PS2: This one has Space Oddity The Deram Anthology: 1966-1968
PS3: Perfect companion for David Bowie(1967)Deluxe!!!!! David Bowie - Love You Till Tuesday [DVD] [1969