David Bowie - Loving The Alien (1983-1988) //Parlophone// (Released 12th October)


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£239.99 – 15x LP Boxset & 84 Page Hardback Book

The follow-up to the awarding winning and critically acclaimed Five Years (1969-1973) and A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982), this boxset contains newly remastered versions of Bowie’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 Re:Call 4, a new compilation of rarities, non-album tracks, alternate versions, b-sides and soundtracks.

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’ from the album Never Let Me Down 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 are Re:Call 4 and Dance. The former is 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 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The box set’s accompanying 84 page book features rarely seen and previously unpublished photos by photographers including Denis O’Regan, Greg Gorman, Herb Ritts and many others as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the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.

Full Contents: 88 Page Hardback Book; Let’s Dance (Remastered) (LP); Serious Moonlight (Live ’83) (Previously Unreleased) (2xLP); Tonight (Remastered) (LP); Never Let Me Down (Remastered) (LP); Never Let Me Down – 2018 (Previously Unreleased) (2xLP – Side 4 Is Etched); Glass Spider (Live Montreal ’87) (Previously Unreleased) (3xLP); Dance (2xLP), and Re:Call 4 (Remastered) (3xLP)


Let’s Dance

A1. Modern Love

A2. China Girl

A3. Let’s Dance

A4. Without You

B1. Ricochet

B2. Criminal World

B3. Cat People (Putting Out Fire)

B4. Shake It


Serious Moonlight (Live ’83)

A1. Look Back In Anger

A2. “Heroes”

A3. What In The World

A4. Golden Years

A5. Fashion

A6. Let’s Dance

B1. Breaking Glass

B2. Life On Mars?

B3. Sorrow

B4. Cat People (Putting Out Fire)

B5. China Girl

B6. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)

B7. Rebel Rebel

C1. White Light/White Heat

C2. Station To Station

C3. Cracked Actor

C4. Ashes To Ashes

D1. Space Oddity/Band Introduction

D2. Young Americans

D3. Fame

D4. Modern Love



A1. Loving The Alien

A2. Don’t Look Down

A3. God Only Knows

A4. Tonight

B1. Neighborhood Threat

B2. Blue Jean

B3. Tumble And Twirl

B4. I Keep Forgettin’

B5. Dancing With The Big Boys


Never Let Me Down

A1. Day-In Day-Out

A2. Time Will Crawl

A3. Beat Of Your Drum

A4. Never Let Me Down

A5. Zeroes

B1. Glass Spider

B2. Shining Star (Makin’ My Love)

B3. New York’s In Love

B4. ’87 And Cry

B5. Bang


Never Let Me Down (2018)

A1. Day-In Day-Out

A2. Time Will Crawl

A3. Beat Of Your Drum

B1. Never Let Me Down

B2. Zeroes

B3. Glass Spider

C1. Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) [feat. Laurie Anderson]

C2. New York’s In Love

C3. 87 & Cry

C4. Bang Bang

Side 4 – David Bowie 1987 Logo Etching


Glass Spider (Live Montreal ’87)

A1. Up The Hill Backwards

A2. Glass Spider

A3. Day-In Day-Out

A4. Bang Bang

B1. Absolute Beginners

B2. Loving The Alien

B3. China Girl

B4. Rebel Rebel

C1. Fashion

C2. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)

C3. All The Mad Men

C4. Never Let Me Down

D1. Big Brother

D2. ‘87 And Cry

D3. “Heroes”

D4. Sons Of The Silent Age

D5. Time Will Crawl/Band Introduction

E1. Young Americans

E2. Beat Of Your Drum

E3. The Jean Genie

E4. Let’s Dance

F1. Fame

F2. Time

F3. Blue Jean

F4. Modern Love



A1. Shake It (Re-mix aka Long Version)

A2. Blue Jean (Extended Dance Mix)

A3. Dancing With The Big Boys (Extended Dance Mix)

B1. Tonight (Vocal Dance Mix)

B2. Don’t Look Down (Extended Dance Mix)

B3. Loving The Alien (Extended Dub Mix)

C1. Tumble And Twirl (Extended Dance Mix)

C2. Underground (Extended Dance Mix)

C3. Day-In Day-Out (Groucho Mix)

D1. Time Will Crawl (Dance Crew Mix)

D2. Shining Star (Makin’ My Love 12” Mix)

D3. Never Let Me Down (Dub Acapella Mix)


Re:Call 4

A1. Let’s Dance (Single Version)

A2. China Girl (Single Version)

A3. Modern Love (Single Version)

A4. This Is Not America (The Theme From ‘The Falcon And The Snowman’)

A5. Loving The Alien (Re-mixed Version)

B1. Don’t Look Down (Re-mixed Version)

B2. Dancing In The Street [feat Mick Jagger] (Clearmountain Mix)

B3. Absolute Beginners (From Absolute Beginners)

B4. That’s Motivation (From Absolute Beginners)

B5. Volare (From Absolute Beginners)

C1. Labyrinth Opening Titles/Underground (From Labyrinth)

C2. Magic Dance (From Labyrinth)

C3. As The World Falls Down (From Labyrinth)

C4. Within You (From Labyrinth)

C5. Underground (From Labyrinth)

D1. When The Wind Blows (Single Version) (From When The Wind Blows)

D2. Day-In Day-Out (Single Version)

D3. Julie

D4. Beat Of Your Drum (Vinyl Album Edit)

D5. Glass Spider (Vinyl Album Edit)

E1. Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (Vinyl Album Edit)

E2. New York’s In Love (Vinyl Album Edit)

E3. ‘87 And Cry (Vinyl Album Edit)

E4. Bang Bang (Vinyl Album Edit)

E5. Time Will Crawl (Single Version)

F1. Girls (Extended Edit)

F2. Never Let Me Down (7” Remix Edit)

F3. Bang Bang (Live)

F4. Tonight (Live w/ Tina Turner)

F5. Let’s Dance (Live w/ Tina Turner)

Additional information


15x LP Boxset & 84 Page Hardback Book