- 23 May 16
A new BBC4 documentary will give previously unheard music from the late Starman its first offical airing.
Previously unreleased music from David Bowie is to feature in a new BBC4 documentary. The People's History of Pop will officially premiere the hidden recordings for the first time when it airs in July.
The show's presenter, Danny Baker, looks set to include several unique tracks on the programme. These will include an alternative version of the 1969 no. 1 single 'Space Oddity' with different lyrics, a sped up and expletive filled version of 1967's comedy single 'The Laughing Gnome' and a demo version of Bowie covering the Frank Sinatra classic 'My Way'.
While bootlegs of the material can be heard on YouTube none of the featured material has ever gotten an official release prior to the documentary. Baker was given access to the stockpile of unreleased material by Bowie's biographer and memorabilia collector, Kevin Cann.
A substantial amount of material by the late pop star is known to exist including an album named Toy recorded in 2001. Bowie died on January 10 this year just two days after his final album Blackstar was released. Listen to the demo version of 'My Way' below.