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Recording: Rubber Band, Love You Till Tuesday, When I Live My Dream

David Bowie recorded three songs for his debut album on Saturday 25 February 1967: ‘Rubber Band’, ‘Love You Till Tuesday’, and ‘When I Live My Dream’.

This was the final recording session for the David Bowie album, although some final touches to the mixes were added on 1 March.

The three songs were arranged by Bowie and Arthur Greenslade. The recording and mixing session, like the others for the album, took place at Decca Studios in north London, and lasted from 10am to 6pm. Also planned but not recorded was a new stereo version of ‘The London Boys’.

‘Rubber Band’ had previously been recorded on 18 October 1966 for a single released on 2 December. The re-recording was 20 seconds longer owing to a slower tempo, and contained a lyrical change of 1912 to 1910.

‘Love You Till Tuesday’ and ‘When I Live My Dream’ were both re-recorded by Bowie on 3 June 1967 for single release, although only the first was issued by Deram. Both re-recordings were, however, included in Bowie’s 1969 promotional film Love You Till Tuesday.

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Recording, mixing: The Laughing Gnome
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