Intended to be one of the standout tracks from David Bowie's self-titled debut album -- to the point where it was rerecorded for single release soon afterwards -- "Love You Till Tuesday" captures Bowie at the height of his Anthony Newley infatuation, and reasonably well at that. Had he stuck to these particular guns for the rest of his careeer, he might yet have been seen as some transitional figure between Newley and, say, Stephin Merritt. Both versions are perfectly enjoyable MOR pop exquisitely suited for commercial radio in 1967 London and thereabouts. The first and better version benefits from a restrained, swirling string part as well as understated horn and vibes adding to the basic acoustic guitar/drums effort at the heart of the song. Bowie's performance is definitely more English than thou at this particular stage of his life -- keep an ear out for his near-over-pronunciation of more than a few words -- but he doesn't go completely over the top with it, while the lyric about a slightly obsessive crush is serviceably quirky. The rerecording made everything a little more splashy and strident, adding more echo and flute parts but not really improving the song any (if anything it sounds more forced, especially with Bowie's vocals).