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David Bowie - The Laughing Gnome Album

David Bowie - The Laughing Gnome Album
The Laughing Gnome
David Bowie
Pop Rock
DM (I) 123
MP3 album size:
2330 mb
FLAC album size:
1036 mb


1The Gospel According To Tony Day
2The Laughing Gnome


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
DM 123David Bowie The Laughing Gnome ‎(7", Inv)DeramDM 123UK & Europe1967
DM 123David Bowie The Laughing Gnome ‎(7", Promo, TP)DeramDM 123UK1967
45/10434David Bowie The Laughing Gnome ‎(7", Single)London Records45/10434Mexico1974
L 20079David Bowie The Laughing Gnome ‎(7", RE)London RecordsL 20079Canada1973
45-20079David Bowie The Laughing Gnome ‎(7", Promo)London Records45-20079US1973


  • ProducerMike Vernon
  • Written-ByBowie


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  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Rights Society (Boxed): BIEM | NCB
  • Other (Label A): DR 39798
  • Other (Label B): DR 39799


  • Published By – Essex Music
  • Record Company – The Decca Record Company Limited


The Laughing Gnome is a song by English singer David Bowie, released as a single on 14 April 1967. A pastiche of songs by one of Bowie's early influences, Anthony Newley, it was originally released as a novelty single on Deram Records in 1967. The track consists of Bowie meeting and conversing with a gnome, whose sped-up voice created by Bowie and studio engineer Gus Dudgeon delivers several puns on the word gnome. At the time, The Laughing Gnome failed to provide Bowie with a chart placing. Текст песни: I was walking down the high street When I heard footsteps behind me And there was a little old man hello In scarlet and grey, shuffling away laughter Well he trotted back to my : David Bowie. Song: The Laughing Gnome. Album: David Bowie as a bonus track. Was originally released as a single. Lyrics: I was walking down the Laughing Gnome was David Bowies second single to be released under Deram Records. On initial release, the single was unsuccessful, failing to reach charts, leaving Bowie unsatisfied. Neither of these two songs appeared on Bowies debut album. However, after the success of albums like Ziggy Stardust, and Bowies older works were being re-released, The Laughing Gnome became suddenly popular, reaching No. 6 on the British charts. From then on, The Laughing Gnome became a joke among fans, saying its some of Bowies worst material. NME tried to rig the voting on his 1990 SoundVision Tour by. by David Bowie. Album: Starting Point 1967. Charted: 6. Get the Sheet Music License This Song . In 1973, Deram, the record label Bowie recorded his debut album on in 1967, re-released The Laughing Gnome to cash in on the innovative rock musician's success. To the amusement of the music press the re-issued song made 6 in the UK singles chart. In 1990, Bowie announced the set list for his SoundVision Tour would be decided by telephone voting. The music magazine, NME, attempted to rig the voting so Bowie would have to perform The Laughing Gnome, but the voting system was later scrapped. Artist: David Bowie. Album: Appears On Mixes: A Bestiary of Music. Song Notes: 'I was young and needed the money', pt. In 1990 Dave played a tour where he would play all shouted-out requests. All, that is, save this one, clearly below his dignity. Categories: Songs. Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted. Showing albums featuring Laughing Gnome David Bowie Tribute. Monsters Of Rock Vol. Monsters of Rock. 39 listeners. 8 Jan 2011 20 tracks. Play album. Released in a unique picture sleeve, the image a cropped version of the David Bowie - The World Of David Bowie album cover. 1967 Label matrices DR 39798' and 'DR 39799 are printed upside down on the labels above the catalogue number. Codice a barre e altri identificatori. Matrix, Runout Label side A: DR 39798. David Bowie - The Laughing Gnome. On this page you can download song David Bowie - The Laughing Gnome in mp3 and listen online. Classic Rock. David Bowie. Fifty-Two Years: The Complete Singles. From his Zoolander cameo to his brilliant scene in Extras, Bowie had great comedic timing and was unafraid of losing his impeccable cool