David Bowie at Wessex Auction Rooms

Jul 20, 2020

A never before heard demo track by David Bowie recorded years before his first big hit is being sold at Wessex Auction Rooms.

The song 'I Do Believe I Love You' was recorded in 1966 and showcases a rare style of mainstream 60s pop music for the star.

The unique acetate recording is estimated at £3000-5000 and has only previously been heard by a few people.


David Bowie shot into the public consciousness with 'Space Oddity' three years later and went on to become an icon. He passed away in 2016.

The song was recorded when Bowie was signed to Orbit Music Publishing, whose owner also worked with The Who and The Kinks.

The track seemed destined to be forgotten until it was discovered by a private seller among a back catalogue collection which he has been working through with Vinyl Record Specialists Wessex Auction Rooms.

Auctioneer Martin Hughes said: "As one of only a few people in the world who has heard the full recording, I am still amazed that this musical treasure has been uncovered after all of these years.

"David Bowie is one of the most iconic artists of all time and I am sure that this item is going to create a buzz around the globe amongst fans as well as collectors of pop culture."

The track is amongst a number of unique acetates appearing in the auction including three previously unreleased Elton John tracks.

Bidders are expected from around the world via live telephone bidding, live online bids, and commission bids.

Anybody in the world can log on and register to big via EasyLive Auction or The Saleroom

or by calling Wessex on 01249720888

Here a clip of the song here!