Released today (May 28th) is the latest David Bowie archival collection, titled The Width Of A Circle The new 34-track double-disc features a string of non-LP singles, alternate versions, and unreleased 1970 John Peel BBC sessions recorded on February 5th, 1970.
Also included on The Width Of A Circle are Bowie — and his then-backing band the Hype — on the BBC in March of '70 tackling the album's title track and the Velvet Underground standard, “I'm Waiting For The Man,” among others.
During a 1973 chat with the BBC, David Bowie looked back to his late-'60s period which was based far more in straight on androgyny than his then-Glam-based fashions: “Long hair quickly got dissipated. I mean, I used to be able to stop traffic quite easily by just walking down the street. . . Just 'cause I had long hair. I'm very much a character when I go onstage, I feel. I believe in my part all the way down the line. But, I do play it for all it's worth.”