David Bowie Loving The Alien Vinyl Box Set
Loving the Alien: 1983-1988 is the follow-up to the awarding winning and critically acclaimed Five Years: 1969-1973 and A New Career in a New Town: 1977-1982.
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 - 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 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 would be forgiven for thinking that they were listening to a brand new 'lost' Bowie record.
The box also includes 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. Also exclusive to each box are 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.
The box set's accompanying 84-page book features rarely seen and previously unpublished photos by photographers including Denis O'Regan, Greg Gorman, Herb Ritts and many others as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the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.
- Let's Dance [LP]
- Serious Moonlight (Live '83) [2LP]
- Tonight [LP]
- Never Let Me Down [LP]
- Never Let Me Down (2018) [2LP]
- Glass Spider (Live Montreal '87) [3LP]
- Dance [2LP]
- Re:Call 4 [3LP]
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Price Includes UK Postage