This followed an initial session on 24 January, also at London’s Trident Studios.
The new recordings were for the Love You Till Tuesday film, and used new vocals over the 1967 backing tracks. Bowie also recorded English and German monologues for his mime piece ‘The Mask’, although the latter was never used.
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.
Busch had arrived in the UK on 28 January to assist Bowie with pronunciation.
Also on this day...
- 1972: Live: Borough Assembly Hall, Aylesbury
- 1971: David Bowie sees The Velvet Underground live
- 1970: Television: Cairngorm Ski Night
- 1966: David Bowie leaves the Lower Third
- 1966: Live: David Bowie and the Lower Third, Marquee Club, London
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