David Bowie began recording the soundtrack of the Love You Till Tuesday film on 24 January 1969.
The filming commenced two days later on Hampstead Heath in London.
This recording session took place at London’s Trident Studios and saw Bowie begin recording German-language versions of ‘Love You Till Tuesday’ and ‘When I Live My Dream’, using the backing tracks from his 1967 album versions.
The German versions (‘Liebe Dich Bis Dienstag’ and ‘Mit In Deinem Traum’) were made because Bowie’s manager Kenneth Pitt hoped that it would increase the chances of the film finding success in Europe. The translations were by Lisa Busch, the production assistant of Gunther Schneider, who Bowie and Pitt had met while filming appearances on 4-3-2-1 Musik Für Junge Leute in 1968.
The Trident session was produced by Jonathan Weston, who oversaw the film soundtrack. Bowie completed his new vocals on 29 January 1969.
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