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Bowie At The Beeb , reissued for the first time on vinyl after its release on CD in 2000, presents more of Bowie’s workings for our delectation. So quickly did he evolve between 1968 and 1972 that most of these sessions showcased songs that wouldn’t be in the shops for months. After four songs with the Tony Visconti Orchestra from 1968 and two recorded with Junior’s Eyes in late ’69 (not broadcast at the time), we find Bowie taking over Radio 1 for a full hour in February 1970. Though the session is still incomplete – no “Buzz The Fuzz”, “Karma Man” or “London Bye Ta-Ta” – we hear Bowie debut an incomplete, shorter “The Width Of A Circle” with his brand new sideman. “Michael’s just come down from Hull,” Bowie says. “I met him for the first time about two days ago.” And with the entrance of Mick Ronson ’s aggressive, strangulated lead guitar, the sound of the Spiders From Mars is prematurely hatched.


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