David Bowie - Loving The Alien [1983-1988]

£104.99
  • David Bowie - Loving The Alien [1983-1988]

David Bowie - Loving The Alien [1983-1988]

£104.99

InfoCD or LP 12th October 2018

This release is currently priced at a special preorder rate and will revert to full price on release.

We all knew it was coming.

The follow-up to the awarding winning and critically acclaimed DAVID BOWIE ‘FIVE YEARS (1969 – 1973)’ and DAVID BOWIE ‘A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN (1977 – 1982)’, released 12th October 2018.

The box contains newly remastered versions of David’s most commercially successful period ‘LET’S DANCE’, ‘TONIGHT’, ‘NEVER LET ME DOWN (ORIGINAL and 2018 VERSIONS)’, the live album ‘GLASS SPIDER (Live Montreal ’87)’, the previously unreleased ‘SERIOUS MOONLIGHT’ live album, a collection of original remixes entitled ‘DANCE’ and the non-album / alternate version / b-sides and soundtrack music compilation RE:CALL 4.

The highlight of this latest box is the brand new production of the 1987 album ‘NEVER LET ME DOWN’ by Bowie producer / engineer Mario McNulty with new instrumentation by Bowie collaborators Reeves Gabrels (guitar), David Torn (guitar), Sterling Campbell (drums), Tim Lefebvre (bass) as well as string quartet with arrangements by Nico Muhly and a guest cameo by Laurie Anderson on ‘Shining Star (Makin’ My Love)’.

The seeds of this new reimagining of the albums were first sown in 2008 when David asked Mario McNulty to remix the track ‘Time Will Crawl’ and record new drums by longtime Bowie drummer, Sterling Campbell along with strings. The track was issued on the iSelect compilation to much acclaim, and in the notes, for that record, David remarked ‘Oh, to redo the rest of that album’.

The new re-workings have revealed ‘Never Let Me Down’ as a very strong collection of songs with a dark thematic thread running through them. Fans listening to ‘NEVER LET ME DOWN (2018)’ would be forgiven for thinking that they were listening to a brand new ‘lost’ Bowie record.

Also in each box is the never before released ‘SERIOUS MOONLIGHT’ live album recorded in Montreal in 1983. Originally mixed at the time by Bob Clearmountain, the double album captures Bowie on what at that time was his most successful tour. The artwork features shots taken by photographer Denis O’Regan.

Exclusive to each box is ‘RE:CALL 4’ and ‘DANCE’. The former a new compilation featuring remastered contemporary single versions, non-album singles, album edits, b-sides and songs featured on soundtracks such as Labyrinth, Absolute Beginners and When The Wind Blows. ‘DANCE’ features 12 contemporaneous remixes some of which are appearing on CD and vinyl for the first time and is named after an unreleased Bowie remix album that was originally slated for release in November 1985.

Each format has an accompanying hardback book; the LP version has an 88 page book, the CD version has a 128 page book. They feature rarely seen and previously unpublished photos by photographers including; Denis O’Regan, Greg Gorman, Herb Ritts and many others. As well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums from producers/engineers; Nile Rodgers, Hugh Padgham, Mario McNulty and Justin Shirley-Smith.

+ LP Box Set:
88 Page hardback book
'Let’s Dance' (remastered) (1LP)
'Serious Moonlight' (Live ’83) (previously unreleased) (2LP)*
'Tonight' (remastered) (1LP)
'Never Let Me Down' (remastered) (1LP)
'Never Let Me Down' (2018) (previously unreleased) (2LP - side 4 is etched)*
'Glass Spider' (Live Montreal ’87) (previously unreleased on vinyl) (3LP)*
'Dance' (2LP)*
'Re:Call 4' (non-album singles, edits, single versions, b-sides and soundtrack music) (remastered) (3LP)*
(*: Exclusive to this set.)

+ CD Box Set:
128 Page hardback book
Let’s Dance (remastered) (1CD)
Serious Moonlight (Live ’83) (previously unreleased) (2CD)
Tonight (remastered) (1CD)
Never Let Me Down (remastered) (1CD)
Never Let Me Down 2018 (previously unreleased) (1CD)*
Glass Spider (Live Montreal ’87) (2CD)
Dance (1CD)*
Re:Call 4 (non-album singles, edits, single versions, b-sides and soundtrack music) (remastered) (2CD)*
(*: Exclusive to this set.)

+ LP Tracks:
LET’S DANCE
Side 1
Modern Love
China Girl
Let’s Dance
Without You

Side 2
Ricochet
Criminal World
Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
Shake It

SERIOUS MOONLIGHT (LIVE ’83)
Side 1
Look Back In Anger
“Heroes”
What In The World
Golden Years
Fashion
Let’s Dance

Side 2
Breaking Glass
Life On Mars?
Sorrow
Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
China Girl
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
Rebel Rebel

Side 3
White Light / White Heat
Station To Station
Cracked Actor
Ashes To Ashes

Side 4
Space Oddity/Band Introduction
Young Americans
Fame
Modern Love

TONIGHT
Side 1

Loving The Alien
Don’t Look Down
God Only Knows
Tonight

Side 2
Neighborhood Threat
Blue Jean
Tumble And Twirl
I Keep Forgettin’
Dancing With The Big Boys

NEVER LET ME DOWN
Side 1
Day-In Day-Out
Time Will Crawl
Beat Of Your Drum
Never Let Me Down
Zeroes

Side 2
Glass Spider
Shining Star (Makin’ My Love)
New York’s In Love
’87 And Cry
Bang

NEVER LET ME DOWN (2018)
Side 1
Day-In Day-Out
Time Will Crawl
Beat Of Your Drum

Side 2
Never Let Me Down
Zeroes
Glass Spider

Side 3
Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (ft Laurie Anderson)
New York’s In Love
87 & Cry
Bang Bang

Side 4
David Bowie 1987 logo etching

GLASS SPIDER (LIVE MONTREAL ’87)
Side 1
Up The Hill Backwards
Glass Spider
Day-In Day-Out
Bang Bang

Side 2
Absolute Beginners
Loving The Alien
China Girl
Rebel Rebel

Side 3
Fashion
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
All The Mad Men
Never Let Me Down

Side 4
Big Brother
‘87 And Cry
“Heroes”
Sons Of The Silent Age
Time Will Crawl / Band Introduction

Side 5
Young Americans
Beat Of Your Drum
The Jean Genie
Let’s Dance

Side 6
Fame
Time
Blue Jean
Modern Love

DANCE
Side 1
Shake It (Re-mix aka Long Version)
Blue Jean (Extended Dance Mix)
Dancing With The Big Boys (Extended Dance Mix)

Side 2
Tonight (Vocal Dance Mix)
Don't Look Down (Extended Dance Mix)
Loving The Alien (Extended Dub Mix)

Side 3
Tumble And Twirl (Extended Dance Mix)
Underground (Extended Dance Mix)
Day-In Day-Out (Groucho Mix)

Side 4
10.Time Will Crawl (Dance Crew Mix)
11.Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (12” mix)
12.Never Let Me Down (Dub/Acapella)

RE:CALL 4
Side 1
Let's Dance (single version)
China Girl (single version)
Modern Love (single version)
This Is Not America (The theme from ‘The Falcon And The Snowman’) - David Bowie / Pat Metheny Group
Loving The Alien (re-mixed version)

Side 2
Don't Look Down (re-mixed version)
Dancing In The Street (Clearmountain mix) - David Bowie and Mick Jagger
Absolute Beginners (from Absolute Beginners)
That’s Motivation (from Absolute Beginners)
Volare (from Absolute Beginners)

Side 3
Labyrinth Opening Titles/Underground (from Labyrinth)
Magic Dance (from Labyrinth)
As The World Falls Down (from Labyrinth)
Within You (from Labyrinth)
Underground (from Labyrinth)

Side 4
When The Wind Blows (single version) (from When The Wind Blows)
Day-In Day-Out (single version)
Julie
Beat Of Your Drum (vinyl album edit)
Glass Spider (vinyl album edit)

Side 5
Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (vinyl album edit)
New York’s In Love (vinyl album edit)
‘87 And Cry (vinyl album edit)
Bang Bang (vinyl album edit)
Time Will Crawl (single version)

Side 6
Girls (extended edit)
Never Let Me Down (7” remix edit)
Bang Bang (live - promotional mix)
Tonight (live) Tina Turner with David Bowie
Let's Dance (live) Tina Turner with David Bowie

+ CD Tracks:
LET’S DANCE
Modern Love
China Girl
Let’s Dance
Without You
Ricochet
Criminal World
Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
Shake It

SERIOUS MOONLIGHT (LIVE ’83)
CD1
Look Back In Anger
“Heroes”
What In The World
Golden Years
Fashion
Let’s Dance
Breaking Glass
Life On Mars?
Sorrow
Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
China Girl
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
Rebel Rebel

CD2
White Light / White Heat
Station To Station
Cracked Actor
Ashes To Ashes
Space Oddity/Band Introduction
Young Americans
Fame
Modern Love

TONIGHT
Loving The Alien
Don’t Look Down
God Only Knows
Tonight
Neighborhood Threat
Blue Jean
Tumble And Twirl
I Keep Forgettin’
Dancing With The Big Boys

NEVER LET ME DOWN / NEVER LET ME DOWN (2018)
Day-In Day-Out
Time Will Crawl
Beat Of Your Drum
Never Let Me Down
Zeroes
Glass Spider
Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) *Ft Laurie Anderson on NLMD2018
New York’s In Love
’87 And Cry
Bang Bang

GLASS SPIDER (LIVE MONTREAL ’87)
CD 1
Up The Hill Backwards
Glass Spider
Day-In Day-Out
Bang Bang
Absolute Beginners
Loving The Alien
China Girl
Rebel Rebel
Fashion
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
All The Mad Men
Never Let Me Down

CD 2
Big Brother
‘87 And Cry
“Heroes”
Sons Of The Silent Age
Time Will Crawl / Band Introduction
Young Americans
Beat Of Your Drum
The Jean Genie
Let’s Dance
Fame
Time
Blue Jean
Modern Love

DANCE
Shake It (Re-mix aka Long Version)
Blue Jean (Extended Dance Mix)
Dancing With The Big Boys (Extended Dance Mix)
Tonight (Vocal Dance Mix)
Don't Look Down (Extended Dance Mix)
Loving The Alien (Extended Dub Mix)
Tumble And Twirl (Extended Dance Mix)
Underground (Extended Dance Mix)
Day-In Day-Out (Groucho Mix)
10.Time Will Crawl (Dance Crew Mix)
11.Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (12” mix)
12.Never Let Me Down (Dub/Acapella)

RE:CALL 4
CD 1
Let's Dance (single version)
China Girl (single version)
Modern Love (single version)
This Is Not America (The theme from ‘The Falcon And The Snowman’) – David Bowie / Pat Metheny Group
Loving The Alien (re-mixed version)
Don't Look Down (re-mixed version)
Dancing In The Street (Clearmountain mix) - David Bowie and Mick Jagger
Absolute Beginners (from Absolute Beginners)
That’s Motivation (from Absolute Beginners)
Volare (from Absolute Beginners)
Labyrinth Opening Titles/Underground (from Labyrinth)
Magic Dance (from Labyrinth)
As The World Falls Down (from Labyrinth)
Within You (from Labyrinth)
Underground (from Labyrinth)

CD 2
When The Wind Blows (single version) (from When The Wind Blows)
Day-In Day-Out (single version)
Julie
Beat Of Your Drum (vinyl album edit)
Glass Spider (vinyl album edit)
Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (vinyl album edit)
New York’s In Love (vinyl album edit)
‘87 And Cry (vinyl album edit)
Bang Bang (vinyl album edit)
Time Will Crawl (single version)
Girls (extended edit)
Never Let Me Down (7” remix edit)
Bang Bang (live - promotional mix)
Tonight (live) Tina Turner with David Bowie
Let's Dance (live) Tina Turner with David Bowie

Note that the release date of 12th October 2018 is estimated and subject to change.

Catalogue 0190295693534
Barcode 0190295693534
Artist David Bowie
LabelParlophone