Illustrated db Discography


Karma Man (Bowie): first released on The World Of David Bowie in mono and fake stereo; the Deluxe Edition of David Bowie features a previously unreleased true stereo version. The version on the bootleg single El Hombre Del Karma (ESP-60 SGAE/VIC PB-1887-A; reissued on The Forgotten Songs Of David Robert Jones) is identical to the released version save for an additional count-in. Re-recorded in 2000 for Toy, but released only in 2021 as the album's second (steaming) single. The Toy 3CD additionally contains an Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Version. Performed on BBC sessions in 1968 (Bowie At The Beeb) and 1970 (The Width Of A Circle). See the Early Works and BBC Sessions sections for further information.

Killing A Little Time (Bowie): from the Lazarus musical. Both the cast version, sung by Michael C. Hall, and Bowie's own interpretation have appeared on Lazarus. Bowie's version was also released on the No Plan EP.

The King Of Stamford Hill (Gabrels/Bowie): recorded in 1988 as an early collaboration with Reeves Gabrels, but not released (in reworked form) until 1995 on his The Sacred Squall Of Now. Like the reworked 'You've Been Around' demo on the same album, it features a vocal contribution by Gary Oldman.

King Of The City (Bowie): a demo from 1971 that premiered on the Divine Symmetry set.

Kingdom Come (Verlaine): a Tom Verlaine cover from Scary Monsters. Two alternative versions of this song are released on the Scary Monsters-outtakes CD Vampires Of Human Flesh (Midnight Beat MBCD 021).

Knock On Wood (Floyd/Copper): this Eddie Floyd cover was released as a single from David Live (RCA 2456). Other 1974 live versions have appeared on Cracked Actor and I'm Only Dancing.

Kodak (Bowie): in 1996 Bowie provided the music for a Japanese advertisement for the Kodak Advantix camera. Two versions of the commercial with different mixes of the music are known to exist, and there is rumoured to be a video tape containing a full length version of the track.

Kooks (Bowie): from Hunky Dory. A demo version appeared on the bootleg Caught In The Act (MIM-XXX/400) and later on the Naked And Wired (GEMA BOW 005) CD. A slightly different mix of the album version appeared on the very rare BOWPROMO 1A-1/1B-1 promo LP. Played twice for the BBC in 1971 (see BBC Performances); the In Concert: John Peel performance is included on Bowie At The Beeb. All four versions appeared on the Divine Symmetry set.


A Lad In Vain (Bowie): a lengthy work in progress of which the title is unofficial; it's sometimes also referred to as 'Tragic Moments'. The version that was bootlegged is largely instrumental, with Bowie's input is limited to 'la-la-la's. Recorded during the Aladdin Sane or (more likely the) Pin Ups sessions, the track reminds of both 'Aladdin Sane' and the bridge from 'Sweet Thing'. It has been released on several bootlegs, e.g. on Lost In Our Vaults Until Now (Elephant Records ELP 012 5) and Naked And Wired (GEMA BOW 005). To Meet Bowie (Joy Records 1000 SS 10) features an edit.

Lady Grinning Soul (Bowie): from Aladdin Sane. B-side of 'Let's Spend The Night Together' (RCA APBO 0028), the Spanish 'Sorrow' single (RCA APBO-9056) and the special US release of 'Rebel Rebel' (RCA APBO 0287). An early mix was included on a tape auctioned at Omega in 2019, titled 'Zion'.

Lady Stardust (Bowie): from The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. A stereo demo first appeared on the bootlegs Little Toy Soldier (Albino AL 7153 HC 3104)/The '69 Tapes (Quality Productions QCP 69006). An edited (3'35" vs 3'56") mono version subsequently was released as a bonus track on the Rykodisc/EMI remaster of Ziggy Stardust. The full length stereo demo was not officially released until 2017, when it appeared on the A-side of a picture disc (Parlophone DBISN 2017), released in conjunction with the David Bowie Is exhibition in Tokyo, Japan. The first take of this song, with David singing in a lower register, was released as a digital single promoting the Rock 'N' Roll Star compilation. A two-reel set containing an rough mix was auctioned at Omega in 2019.

A live version from London, Rainbow Theatre, 19-08-72 has been released on Starman Over The Rainbow (Savage Hippo SH 118), and in the same year it was also performed twice for the BBC (see BBC Performances and Bowie At The Beeb). Bowie after 25 years resurrected the song in an accoustic version (recorded in New York), exclusively broadcast by the BBC on Bowie's 50th birthday (08-01-97), in the program "ChangesNowBowie". This was available on the bootlegs Divine Symmetry (DB1) and The Earthling Chronicles (Dancing Horse DH-005) before being officially released on ChangesNowBowie.

The Last Thing You Should Do (Bowie/Gabrels/Plati): from Earthling. Performed together with Robert Smith of The Cure on Bowie's 50th birthday concert in New York and on the Earthling tour.

The Laughing Gnome (Bowie): released as a single in 1967 (Deram DM 123) but omitted from the debut album. According to the liner notes of The Deram Anthology, many edits, veering between 2'30 and 3'30", were cut and pressed onto acetate. Indeed, acetates with versions labelled "version 3" and "1st version", both containing additional "gnome voices", were auctioned on eBay in 2001 and 2007 respectively. Take 1 was officially released in 2023 on the Laughing With Liza 7" box set. First released on CD on the 1989 compilation The London Sound (London 820489-2); for numerous other re-releases, see the Early Works section. A newly created stereo version was included on the Deluxe Edition of David Bowie.

Law (Earthlings On Fire) (Bowie/Gabrels): closes Earthling.

Lazarus (Bowie): one of the four new tracks written for the stage production of the same name. 'Lazarus' was the only song selected for inclusion on Blackstar. The album version (6'22") was released as a download single. A 4'05" Radio Edit initially appeared only on promo CDR, but was reissued later in 2016 on Legacy and the 'Blackstar' 12" (ISO SIJ7). The video, released just a few days before his passing, essentially was David's goodbye to the world.

Leon Takes Us Outside (Bowie/Eno/Gabrels/Garson/Kizilcay/Campbell): opening piece of the 1. Outside CD. On the LP (Excerpts From Outside), this track is edited from 1'24" to 0'24". A longer version can be heard on the 1. Outside outtakes CD.

Let It Be (McCartney): performed at the Live Aid Concert , London Wembley Stadium, 13-07-85 with Paul McCartney, Bob Geldof, Alison Moyet and Pete Townsend. Bowie unfortunately is not very audible during this performance of this Beatles song!

Let Me Sleep Beside You (Bowie): first released on the The World Of David Bowie in mono and fake stereo. A rough mix of the song, sourced from acetate, with no electric guitar overdubs, more prominent backing vocals, and featuring a different vocal on the middle eight section was released on the El Hombre Del Karma (ESP-60 SGAE/VIC PB-1887-A) single and reissued on The Forgotten Songs Of David Robert Jones. Both the original mono single version and a newly discovered stereo mix with a clearer lead vocal and minor mix differences, appear on the Deluxe Edition of David Bowie. In 2019, a demo was released on Clareville Grove Demos (and Conversation Piece). A 1969 Dave Lee Travis Show BBC recording has been released on Bowie At The Beeb and the 40th Anniversary Edition of Space Oddity; previously a shorter 2'34" edit had appeared on BBC Sessions 1969-1972. In 2000, 'Let Me Sleep Beside You' was re-recorded for Toy. In 2014, this excellent new version finally was officially released on the 3CD edition of Nothing Has Changed. A 'video clip' of the song is featured on the Love You Till Tuesday film.

Let's Dance (Bowie): an edited version (4'10" vs 7'38") was released as the first single (EMI EA 152) from the album with the same name. A slightly different edit later appeared on ChangesBowie and Singles Collection, but the original single version was used for Best Of Bowie. The Brazilian single (EMI 31C 006 86660) contained the album version fading 4'00". The album version was used on the maxi-single (EMI 12 EA 152). A demo was released in no less than three different versions: Demo (5'18"; download single), Full Length Demo (7'34"; Parlophone DBRSD 2018 12" single), Radio Edit (4'30"; download single). The latter has a spoken intro missing from the Full Length Version, so actually a fourth variation is required to get a complete demo! A Nile Rodgers' String Version appeared on the compilation 80's Symphonic (Rhino 19029555344), a Radio Edit (4'10" vs 5'24") of which was released as a download single. Promo-only remixes are an Extended Edit (8'57") on the Disconet MWDN 513 DJ 12", a Remix by Rusty Garner & Paul Sabu on the Dance Mix (EMI America ST-17170) album and a Music Factory Mastermix on the Music Factory Mastermixes album (MFMM31); the latter unofficially re-appeared on From A Phoenix... The Ashes Shall Rise (Major Tom MT001/2). 'Let's Dance' was given an authorized Bollywood treatment by Schtung Music. A 2-track white-label 12" (Dance 1), as well as two in-house promo CDRs appeared with several variations of the Club Bolly Mix. The Club Bolly Extended Mix and a previously unreleased Trifactor vs Deeper Substance Remix appeared in 2003 on Club Bowie, which also featured the Club Bolly video. The 2003 US reissue of Best Of Bowie includes the Club Bolly Extended Mix, Bollyclub Mix and Club Bolly video. In 2022, a Honey Dijon Moonlight Remix and Honey Dijon Moonlight Club Mix were included in a Peloton exercise app. These, together with RQntz Remix Radio Edit and RQntz Remix, were released the next year as a streaming 40th Anniversary Remix EP. Simultaneously, a Club Bolly Mixes EP with the Club Bolly Radio Mix and Club Bolly Extended Mix appeared.

Summarizing, the following officially released versions and remixes exist:

The following remixes have appeared on in-house promo CDRs only:

The original 4'01" video clip of the song is featured on the Video EP, The Video Collection and the Best Of Bowie DVD. 'Let's Dance' has been played live on the 1983, 1987, 1990, 2000, 2002 and 2003/04 tours, and is featured on Serious Moonlight (a 3'03" vs 4'34" Moonage Daydream Edit appeared on Moonage Daydream), Glass Spider, BBC Radio Theatre, London, June 27, 2000 and Glastonbury 2000. Performed in a special semi-accoustic live version on the Bridge Benefit Concert in Mountain View, Shoreline Amphitheater, 19-10-96; available in best quality on Bridge 1996 (Savage Hippo SH 119).

Let's Dance (Lee): performed live with Tina Turner (Birmingham, NEC, 23-03-85), alongside Bowie's own version of the song. Both are included on Tina Turner's Live In Europe 2CD, her 'I Want You Near Me' CD-single (Capitol CDCL659) and on Loving The Alien.

Let's Spend The Night Together (Jagger/Richards): this Rolling Stones cover was released in the US, Japan and on the European continent as a single from Aladdin Sane (RCA APBO 0028). An early mix was included on a tape auctioned at Omega in 2019. Played live on the short December 1972/January 1973 UK tour and the rest of the 1973 tours. An official live version appeared on Ziggy Stardust - The Motion Picture.

Let's Twist Again (Mann/Appell): a reggae version of this Chubby Checker song has been circulating for years as a supposed duet with John Lennon. It was even released on bootleg 7" (MW 1) and on the Lennon CD Completed Rarities Vol. 1 (Polyphone PH 1313). Recently, it has been exposed as a single from 1976 by Winston And The Dominoes (Handkerchief HANKY 4).

Letter To Hermione (Bowie): from the Philips David Bowie. A demo version with John Hutchinson, titled 'I'm Not Quite' was released on The Mercury Demos. Conversation Piece contains this demo, a 2019 remix and a previously unreleased early mix.

Lieb' Dich Bis Dienstag (Bowie/Busch): a version of 'Love You Till Tuesday' partly in German, released on TV Rebell (NICO SDRM 671288).

Life Is A Circus (Bunn): two demos of this Djinn cover, recorded with John Hutchinson, have officially been released: on Clareville Grove Demos and The Mercury Demos (both were also included on Conversation Piece).

Life On Mars? (Bowie): released in 1973 as a second single (RCA 2316) from Hunky Dory. A tape with a demo was auctioned at Philips in 1988. Half a minute of this demo was broadcast in the 'Exploring Life On Mars' BBC Radio 2 programme in 2017. This excellent programme also included vocal and piano parts from the studio session and finally revealed the mystery of the phone ringing in the play-out. A 2003 Ken Scott Mix appeared on the 40th Anniversary picure disc (EMI DBMARS 40). In that year, Ken Scott had prepared several alternate mixes off the original master for the Swedish TV program 'Musikmagasinet', which was dedicated entirely to 'Life On Mars'. Although the program, which aired on 23-04-03, didn't use any of them, these very interesting mixes—Abbey Road Mix (3'50"), Voice Mix (1'35"), Piano Mix (2'22"), Recorder Mix (1'03") and Instrumental Mix (3'50"). The Ken Scott Mix later was included on the 3CD edition of Nothing Has Changed. The follow-up compilation Legacy contained yet another 2016 Mix. A slightly longer version of this mix (with the ringing telephone section at the end tagged on) appeared as 2016 Mix Moonage Daydream Edit on the Moonage Daydream soundtrack. Slightly edited versions appeared on the The Best Of Bowie LP (fading at 3'36" rather than at 3'48") and The Life Aquatic soundtrack (3'43"), whereas slightly longer versions, running 4'06" and 4'18" ('Life On Mars Symphony'), are found only on a French Pyral acetate. Divine Symmetry features the demo, the 2016 Mix and Original Ending Mix, which contains the ending premiered in 'Exploring Life On Mars'. Played in medleys in 1973 (with 'Quicksand' and 'Memory Of A Free Festival'; on Heaven Or Maybe Hell (Artie Fartie CD 001)) and 1976 (with 'Five Years') and in full glory in 1972, 1983, 1990, 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2003/04. Officially released live versions appear on the 30th Anniversary Edition of Aladdin Sane, Live Santa Monica '72, Live Nassau Coliseum '76, Serious Moonlight, VH1 Storytellers, Something In The Air (the version on At The Kit Kat Klub is identical!), Glastonbury 2000, A Reality Tour 2CD/DVD and Live EP (Live At Fashion Rocks). A 4'02" video clip of the song is featured on The Video Collection and the Best Of Bowie DVD.

Lightning Frightening (Bowie): a well-known outtake that could be found on a/o the Shadow Man (Past Masters PM 8901) CD. Rykodisc released an incomplete mono version of this song as a bonus track on The Man Who Sold The World. At the end of the 1990s, a complete stereo version surfaced (4'04" vs 3'38"), possibly remastered by EMI as a bonus track for their 1999 reissue series. This complete version was officially released on Divine Symmetry.

Like A Rocket Man (Bowie): a bonus track on The Next Day Extra.

Like A Rolling Stone (Dylan): a Bob Dylan cover released on Mick Ronson's Heaven And Hull album. Bowie does lead vocals.

A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You (Diamond): together with 'Penny Lane', this Monkeys song first appeared on the Chameleon Chronicles Vol. 2 (Living Legends LLR-CD 049) CD, suggesting they were covered by Bowie. They continued to re-emerge on other bootlegs, until they were exposed as being sung by session singer Tony Steven, taken from the compilation Hits '67 (MFP 1089).

Little Bombardier (Bowie): from the 1967 David Bowie. 'Little Bombardier' was played live for the BBC on a 1967 radio session (see BBC Performances). This BBC recording was included as a bonus track on the Deluxe Edition of David Bowie.

The Little Fat Man (With The Pug-Nosed Face) (Bowie/Gervais/Merchant): David appeared as himself in the BBC series Extras and dedicated this 'paean' to the main character played by Ricky Gervais. Bowie also used the song to introduce Gervais at the High Line Festival (New York, Madison Square Garden, 19-05-07).

Little Toy Soldier (Bowie): this 1967 outtake, featuring the chorus of the Velvet Underground's 'Venus In Furs', was released on AUDIODISC acetate and appeared in 1983 on the bootleg LP of the same name. This LP has been reissued on CD as The '69 Tapes (Quality Productions QCP 69006). In 2012, it was officially released as 'Toy Soldier' on The Riot Squad compilation The Last Chapter: Mods & Sods (dropping the last 12 seconds of sound effects), together with what sounds like a 2'13" demo of the song, labelled 'Toy Soldier - Little Sadie'. An even shorter 2'29" edit appeared on the The Toy Soldier EP (Acid Jazz AJX329S).

Little Wonder (Bowie/Gabrels/Plati): from the Earthling album. 'Little Wonder' was premiered on the Bowie Birthday Bash event in the form of a Danny Saber Dance Mix aka Internet Mix (5'33"). This was followed two weeks later by a bewildering number of different CD-singles featuring remixes by both Danny Saber and Junior Vasquez. In the UK, a 2CD set appeared (BMG/RCA 74321452072 and 74321452082). In the EC, even three different singles were released (BMG/Arista 74321 456502, 74321 447772 and 74321 44778-2), each featuring different variations. A US promo CD (Virgin DPRO-11595) contained the censored Single and Video Edits; in both the tits in "Tits and explosions" had been edited out! As if this were not enough, in-house promos exist with unreleased variations of the mixes above. A cassette had unreleased variations of the Danny Saber Mix (Vocal Up, No Vocal, Unplugged) and Dance Mix (Vocal Up and No Vox), whereas a CDR featured two unavailable Junior Vasquez remixes (Junior Vasquez's 7" Mix and Junior Vasquez's Club TV Mix). Another (in-house?) promo cassette, labelled Radio Singles, included a slightly different 4'15" Radio Edit Single. The Best Of Bowie and Nothing Has Changed compilations feature the Edit. The Edit used on Re:Call 5 is yet another variation, as it fades out rather than having the (more or less) cold ending of the single version. The Video Edit later also became available on the B-side of the Virgin S7-19517 jukebox-only 7" of 'Dead Man Walking'. In 2022, two digital EPs appeared. The EP with the Junior Vasquez mixes covers the officially released versions and adds the previously unavailable Junior's 7" Mix (labelled Junior Vasquez's 7" Mix on the in-house promo). The EP with the Danny Saber mixes adds the Danny Saber Unplugged Mix and Danny Saber Dance Mix Instrumental to the list of officially released mixes (both are present on the in-house promo cassette, the latter as No Vox).

Summarizing, the following versions are officially available. Promo 12"es and CD-singles are mentioned only when remixes are exclusive or have different names; in-house promo-only mixes/variations are not listed (but see main text):

Two videos were shot, a 4'02" regular version and a 4'18" remix; the first has appeared on the Best Of Bowie DVD. Performed live for the first time on the short Ballroom tour in the US, and kept on the set list for the Earthling tour (Earthling In The City, and Look At The Moon!); also played on one-off 2000 concerts in the UK (BBC Radio Theatre, London, June 27, 2000 and Glastonbury 2000). A TV performance on the German Wetten Das..? show on 22-02-97 appeared on the Wetten Dass..? - 30 Jahre DVD (Sony 88697 95205 9).

Liza Jane (Conn): the first Bowie single, released in 1964 as Davie Jones with The King Bees (Vocalion Pop V 9221). On acetate (TEM 1687/8), a version with a slightly longer fade-out exists. Compiled on a/o Early On; see Early Works for other sources. Re-recorded in 2000 for Toy and officially released on the 3CD edition of the album. This mix is identical to the leaked version of the album. One day after the 40th anniversary of its release, Bowie played the first verse and chorus of 'Liza Jane' live at Holmdel, PNC Bank Arts Center, 06-06-04.

Lodger I, II: the Laecherling (Poptones LP-1010) LP features three songs ('Low', 'Lodger I' and 'Lodger II') which are supposed to be composed and performed by David Bowie and Brian Eno. These false titles later also appeared on the very dubious Japanese Eno/Bowie/Cale Outtakes CD. 'Low' is a collage of Eno's music to Robert Sheckley's In A Land Of Clear Colours, while the latter two tracks have been taken from David Byrne's The Catherine Wheel.

The London Boys (Bowie): originally the B-side of the 'Rubber Band' single (Deram DM 107). Re-released on single in 1975 (Decca F 13579) and also on several compilation albums (see Early Works). Surpringly, it was played live in New York, Roseland Ballroom, 19-06-00, and on a concert at the BBC's Broadcasting House in London, 27-06-00 (on the expanded edition of BBC Radio Theatre, London, June 27, 2000). In 2001, the song was re-recorded for Toy. A year later, 1'26" and 1'30" excerpts were issued as "secret B-sides" on BowieNet. The officially released Toy 3CD contains three versions: album version (which is identical to the leaked version), Alternative Version (from which the two released excerpts originate) and Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Version.

London Bye Ta-Ta (Bowie): the original version was recorded in 1968, but as the master tape got lost, it was re-recorded in 1970. Although not officially released until 1989, by now a bewildering number of versions is available! A demo was released on Spying Through A Keyhole and Conversation Piece. The original version has survived on a one-sided 1969 metal acetate (Capitol Audiodisc). Most likely a recording of this acetate has appeared on bootleg single (MOON 1), the Naked And Wired (GEMA BOW 005) CD and several other bootlegs. The 2010 Deluxe Edition of David Bowie contains a similar version, but has a different vocal and lacks the horses hooves effect that closes the original. Another version, with yet a different vocal, was released on Conversation Piece. The 1970 remake was officially released in 1989 on Sound + Vision I. The 2003 reissue of this compilation featured a previously unreleased stereo mix. The stereo version plus an alternate mix appeared as bonus tracks on the 40th Anniversary Edition of Space Oddity. Both the mono and stereo version are included on The Width Of A Circle, which additionally features a 2020 Mix. Bowie recorded two versions for the BBC: the 1968 Top Gear (Bowie At The Beeb) and the 1970 The Sunday Show (The Width Of A Circle; see BBC Performances).

The Loneliest Guy (Bowie): from Reality. Performed regularly on the Reality tour. Live versions appear on the bonus DVD of the tour edition of Reality and the A Reality Tour 2CD/DVD.

Look Back In Anger (Bowie/Eno): released as a single from Lodger in the US and Canada (both RCA PB 11724). A remix appeared on the 2017 Tony Visconti Mix of Lodger from A New Career In A New Town. A lengthy 1988 rerecording was released as a bonus track on the Rykodisc version. A 2'58" video clip of the song can be found on The Video Collection and the Best Of Bowie DVD. Played live in 1983 (Serious Moonlight and Ricochet [incomplete version]), twice in 1988 for the La La La Human Steps performances, and on the 1995/96 (Ouvrez Le Chien, No Trendy Réchauffé), 1997/1998 and 2002 tours.

Looking For A Friend (Bowie): a demo with David on vocals appeared on many bootlegs, e.g. on the Shadow Man (Past Masters PM 8901) CD. Apparently it was shortlisted as a bonus track for the Ryko releases, but rejected; a studio quality version found its way to collectors in 1998. The demo eventually was officially released on Divine Symmetry. Recorded in 1971 as Arnold Corns (along with 'Moonage Daydream', 'Hang On To Yourself' and 'Man In The Middle'), but not released until the semi-official Arnold Corns 12" (Krazy Kat Past 2) in 1985. Like 'Man In The Middle', this song does not feature David on main vocals, and this probably is the reason why it was never reissued. Freddi & The Dreamer (Switch On! 99-04) includes an early take of the released version (labelled 'rough mono mix') featuring an incomplete guide vocal by David. A version recorded for the BBC eventually turned up on Bowie At The Beeb; the only other live performance available is from Aylesbury, Friars, 25-09-71 (together with the BBC recording on Divine Symmetry).

Looking For Lester (Bowie/Rodgers): an instrumental from Black Tie White Noise. This track was also used as B-side of the 'Miracle Goodnight' single (Arista/BMG 74321 16226 7).

Looking For Satellites (Bowie/Gabrels/Plati): from Earthling. A 3'51" Edit (vs. 5'22" on the album) was released on The Radio Edits (Virgin DPRO-12257). An in-house(?) promo cassette, labelled Radio Singles, contained a different 3'40" Single Fade. Performed live on Bowie's birthday concert at the New York Madison Square Garden, 09-01-97 and consecutive Earthling tour (Look At The Moon!).

Looking For Water (Bowie): on Reality. The entire album has been played live, so also 'Looking For Water' appeared on the setlist of the Reality tour; a live version recorded in London (Riverside Studios, 08-09-03) is included on the Reality tour edition.

Louie, Louie Go Home (Revere/Lindsay): the B-side of 'Liza Jane' (Vocalion Pop V 9221), a cover of Paul Revere & The Raiders (who released it as 'Louie, Go Home'). See Early Works section.

Love All Around (Bowie): a previously unknown song, a demo of which appeared on Spying Through A Keyhole and Conversation Piece.

Love Is Lost (Bowie): from The Next Day. The Next Day Extra features an epic remix, both in duration and title: Hello Steve Reich Mix By James Murphy For The DFA, which was also released as a 12" single (ISO 44-102199). An edit (4'08" vs 10'25") was released as The Next Day's fifth (download-only) single. In 2014, the edit re-appeared on the 2CD and 3CD editions of Nothing Has Changed. Different promo videos were prepared for both the full length remix and the edit, neither of which unfortunately was included on The Next Day Extra.

Love Me Do (Lennon/McCartney): Bowie sometimes incorporated a few bars and lines from this Beatles song into 'The Jean Genie' during the 1973 and 1974 tours (as witnessed on I'm Only Dancing). Apparently the 'Jean Genie/Love Me Do' performance from Bowie's Ziggy Stardust farewell concert (London, Hammersmith Odeon, 03-07-73) was scheduled to appear as a bonus on the Rykodisc reissue of Ziggy Stardust - The Motion Picture, as Lennon/McCartney are credited on the CD!

Love Missile F1-11 (Degville/Whitmore): this Sigue Sigue Sputnik cover was released on the 'New Killer Star' CD-single (ISO/Columbia COL 674275 9).

Love Song (Duncan): a bed room demo with John Hutchinson, from the same tape as the 'Space Oddity' demo from Sound + Vision I. This Lesley Duncan original was released on The Mercury Demos (and Conversation Piece).

Love You Till Tuesday (Bowie): included on David's debut album. A newly recorded version was released as a single (Deram DM 135) two weeks after the album. Both were released on numerous Decca/Deram compilations, until both (including the mono and stereo version of the album version) appeared on the 2010 Deluxe Edition of David Bowie. In 1967, a 1'30" excerpt of the single version was included on the German Informationsplatte Liste Oktober 1967 (Telefunken/Decca/RCA/London/Warner Bros MU 115-2). The single version appeared on the 1984 Love You Till Tuesday soundtrack without the 'Hearts And Flowers' coda. A tape with a session for the debut album, including false starts and studio banter was auctioned at Omega in 2019. A demo was released on bootleg single (DREAM DM 135) and several bootleg CDs and Bowie also has sung the song in German. A 1967 BBC recording was featured on the "Bowie At The Beeb" program (see Early Works and BBC Performances). This session was officially released on the Deluxe Edition of David Bowie. The 1969 film Love You Till Tuesday was shot as a promotional film and features a what one could call 'video clip' of the song.

Lover To The Dawn (Bowie): this demo, a blueprint for 'Cygnet Committee', first appeared in appalling sound quality on the bootleg Naked And Wired (GEMA BOW 005), having being omitted from The Beckenham Oddity (Leisure Records 005). An earlier demo, also performed with John Hutchinson, was included on Clareville Grove Demos. The bootlegged version was officially released on The Mercury Demos. Conversation Piece features both.

Loving The Alien (Bowie): from Tonight. A shorter Remix (4'45" vs 7'11") was released as a single (EMI EA 195), while an Extended Dance Mix and Extended Dub Mix could be found on 12" (EMI 12 EA 195). The single version reappeared on Best Of Bowie and Nothing Has Changed, while a 4'43" edit of the album version is featured on The Singles 1969 To 1993. Loving The Alien features both the Remix and Extended Dub Mix, while the Loving The Alien EP neatly wraps up the original 7" and 12" versions. In 2002, The Scumfrog released a 8'23" remix on The Scumfrog vs Bowie 12" (Positiva 12TIV-172), which was reissued on Club Bowie and the 2003 US reissue of Best Of Bowie; a Radio Edit (3'20") appeared on CD-single (Positiva CDTIV-172). The video clip of 'Loving The Alien' can be found on the Day-In Day-Out video, The Video Collection and the Best Of Bowie DVD; the promo of the Scumfrog remix (featuring scenes of the original) was included on its CD-single (Positiva CDTIV-172). Played on the Glass Spider tour (different live versions are found on the Glass Spider DVD and CD) and in a stripped-down, newly arranged version at the 2003 Tibet House Benefit Concert (New York, Carnegie Hall, 28-02-03). An acoustic version was played on most of the 2003 European dates of the Reality tour and has appeared on the A Reality Tour 2CD/DVD.

Low (Anonymous): a false title; see 'Lodger I and II'. In January 1977, a sample demo single (RCA BOW-1E) was released to promote the Low album. This single (lasting 4'45") features excerpts from Speed Of Life/Breaking Glass/What In The World/Sound And Vision/Be My Wife/A New Career In A New Town.

Lucy Can't Dance (Bowie): released as a bonus track on the Black Tie White Noise CD and cassette. Oddly enough, an edit (4'15" vs 5'48") appeared on a promo 7" in The Philippines (Arista PROARISTA 064). Reissued on the bonus CD of the Black Tie White Noise Limited Edition 2CD+DVD and on Re:Call 5.

Lust For Life (Bowie/Pop): written for Iggy Pop's Lust For Life album. Performed on the Outside Festival tour.