David Bowie ‎– Loving The Alien [ 1983 - 1988 ]

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Let's Dance
1-1 David Bowie Modern Love 4:48
1-2 David Bowie China Girl 5:34
1-3 David Bowie Let’s Dance 7:38
1-4 David Bowie Without You 3:09
1-5 David Bowie Ricochet 5:14
1-6 David Bowie Criminal World 4:25
1-7 David Bowie Cat People (Putting Out Fire) 5:10
1-8 David Bowie Shake It 3:52
Serious Moonlight [Live '83]
2-1 David Bowie Look Back In Anger 3:08
2-2 David Bowie “Heroes” 4:53
2-3 David Bowie What In The World 3:45
2-4 David Bowie Golden Years 3:32
2-5 David Bowie Fashion 2:43
2-6 David Bowie Let’s Dance 4:34
2-7 David Bowie Breaking Glass 3:00
2-8 David Bowie Life On Mars? 4:07
2-9 David Bowie Sorrow 2:49
2-10 David Bowie Cat People (Putting Out Fire) 4:21
2-11 David Bowie China Girl 5:27
2-12 David Bowie Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) 3:43
2-13 David Bowie Rebel Rebel 2:24
3-1 David Bowie White Light / White Heat 5:36
3-2 David Bowie Station To Station 8:58
3-3 David Bowie Cracked Actor 3:58
3-4 David Bowie Ashes To Ashes 3:51
3-5 David Bowie Space Oddity / Band Introduction 6:33
3-6 David Bowie Young Americans 5:25
3-7 David Bowie Fame 5:36
3-8 David Bowie Modern Love 3:55
Tonight
4-1 David Bowie Loving The Alien 7:13
4-2 David Bowie Don’t Look Down 4:11
4-3 David Bowie God Only Knows 3:09
4-4 David Bowie Tonight 3:45
4-5 David Bowie Neighborhood Threat 3:13
4-6 David Bowie Blue Jean 3:12
4-7 David Bowie Tumble And Twirl 4:59
4-8 David Bowie I Keep Forgettin’ 2:35
4-9 David Bowie Dancing With The Big Boys 3:34
Never Let Me Down
5-1 David Bowie Day-In Day-Out 5:39
5-2 David Bowie Time Will Crawl 4:20
5-3 David Bowie Beat Of Your Drum 5:06
5-4 David Bowie Never Let Me Down 4:05
5-5 David Bowie Zeroes 5:47
5-6 David Bowie Glass Spider 5:34
5-7 David Bowie Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) 5:07
5-8 David Bowie New York’s In Love 4:35
5-9 David Bowie ’87 And Cry 4:22
5-10 David Bowie Bang Bang 4:30
Never Let Me Down [2018]
6-1 David Bowie Day-In Day-Out 5:27
6-2 David Bowie Time Will Crawl 4:26
6-3 David Bowie Beat Of Your Drum 5:28
6-4 David Bowie Never Let Me Down 4:26
6-5 David Bowie Zeroes 5:07
6-6 David Bowie Glass Spider 6:54
6-7 David Bowie Shining Star (Makin’ My Love)
Featuring – Laurie Anderson
5:32
6-8 David Bowie New York’s In Love 4:33
6-9 David Bowie '87 And Cry 4:25
6-10 David Bowie Bang Bang 4:43
Glass Spider [Live Montreal '87]
7-1 David Bowie Up The Hill Backwards 3:52
7-2 David Bowie Glass Spider 5:56
7-3 David Bowie Day-In Day-Out 4:34
7-4 David Bowie Bang Bang 4:02
7-5 David Bowie Absolute Beginners 7:09
7-6 David Bowie Loving The Alien 7:15
7-7 David Bowie China Girl 4:55
7-8 David Bowie Rebel Rebel 3:30
7-9 David Bowie Fashion 5:05
7-10 David Bowie Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) 4:53
7-11 David Bowie All The Madmen 6:39
7-12 David Bowie Never Let Me Down 3:56
8-1 David Bowie Big Brother 4:47
8-2 David Bowie ‘87 And Cry 4:08
8-3 David Bowie “Heroes” 5:10
8-4 David Bowie Sons Of The Silent Age 3:10
8-5 David Bowie Time Will Crawl / Band Introduction 5:23
8-6 David Bowie Young Americans 5:07
8-7 David Bowie Beat Of Your Drum 4:38
8-8 David Bowie The Jean Genie 5:23
8-9 David Bowie Let’s Dance 5:02
8-10 David Bowie Fame 7:05
8-11 David Bowie Time 5:12
8-12 David Bowie Blue Jean 3:27
8-13 David Bowie Modern Love 4:53
Dance
9-1 David Bowie Shake It (Re-mix AKA Long Version) 5:22
9-2 David Bowie Blue Jean (Extended Dance Mix) 5:21
9-3 David Bowie Dancing With The Big Boys (Extended Dance Mix) 7:31
9-4 David Bowie Tonight (Vocal Dance Mix) 4:31
9-5 David Bowie Don’t Look Down (Extended Dance Mix) 4:55
9-6 David Bowie Loving The Alien (Extended Dub Mix) 7:15
9-7 David Bowie Tumble And Twirl (Extended Dance Mix) 5:06
9-8 David Bowie Underground (Extended Dance Mix) 7:54
9-9 David Bowie Day-In Day-Out (Groucho Mix) 6:28
9-10 David Bowie Time Will Crawl (Dance Crew Mix) 5:34
9-11 David Bowie Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (12” Mix) 6:28
9-12 David Bowie Never Let Me Down (Dub / Acapella) 6:03
Re:Call 4
10-1 David Bowie Let’s Dance (Single Version) 4:10
10-2 David Bowie China Girl (Single Version) 4:17
10-3 David Bowie Modern Love (Single Version) 3:59
10-4 David Bowie / Pat Metheny Group This Is Not America (The Theme From ‘The Falcon And The Snowman’) 3:51
10-5 David Bowie Loving The Alien (Re-mixed Version) 4:44
10-6 David Bowie Don’t Look Down (Re-mixed Version) 4:06
10-7 David Bowie And Mick Jagger Dancing In The Street (Clearmountain Mix) 3:12
10-8 David Bowie Absolute Beginners 8:04
10-9 David Bowie That’s Motivation 4:19
10-10 David Bowie Volare 3:16
10-11 David Bowie Labyrinth Opening Titles / Underground 3:20
10-12 David Bowie Magic Dance 4:14
10-13 David Bowie As The World Falls Down 4:51
10-14 David Bowie Within You 3:30
10-15 David Bowie Underground 5:58
11-1 David Bowie When The Wind Blows (Single Version) 3:35
11-2 David Bowie Day-In Day-Out (Single Version) 4:14
11-3 David Bowie Julie 3:43
11-4 David Bowie Beat Of Your Drum (Vinyl Album Edit) 4:35
11-5 David Bowie Glass Spider (Vinyl Album Edit) 4:57
11-6 David Bowie Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (Vinyl Album Edit) 4:07
11-7 David Bowie New York’s In Love (Vinyl Album Edit) 3:59
11-8 David Bowie ‘87 And Cry (Vinyl Album Edit) 3:55
11-9 David Bowie Bang Bang (Vinyl Album Edit) 4:03
11-10 David Bowie Time Will Crawl (Single Version) 4:04
11-11 David Bowie Girls (Extended Edit) 5:35
11-12 David Bowie Never Let Me Down (7” Remix Edit) 4:00
11-13 David Bowie Bang Bang (Live – Promotional Mix) 4:08
11-14 Tina Turner With David Bowie Tonight (Live) 4:20
11-15 Tina Turner With David Bowie Let’s Dance (Live) 3:26

Companies, etc.

Credits

Notes

Box set includes 128-page hardback book with previously published and unpublished photos, producers' notes, contemporary reviews, copyright information and other information.

Unique to this box set:
Never Let Me Down [2018]
Dance
Re:Call 4

CD1: Let's Dance released on EMI America AML 3029 (U.K.) / SO-17093 (U.S.) on 14 Apr 1983. Recorded at Power Station Studios, New York, Dec 1982 - Jan 1983. Recording notes by Nile Rodgers, contemporary review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express.

CD2, CD3: Serious Moonlight (Live '83) released as a home video on Warner Vision 4509 968393, LaserDisc in the U.S. Pioneer Artists PA 84-097 in 1984 and then on DVD EMI 00946-341539-9-7 in 2006. "Space Oddity" (without band introductions), "China Girl," "Breaking Glass" and "Young Americans were released as a digital-only E.P. on EMI 00946-349734-5-8 in Feb 2006. The version of "Modern Love" was recorded at The Forum, Montreal, Canada, 13 Jul 1983. It previously released as the B-side to "Modern Love" released on EMI America EA 158 (U.K.)/B-8177 (U.S.) on 12 Sep 1983. Recorded live at The Pacific Exhibition Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, 12 Sep 1983. Concert review by Neal Hall, The Vancouver Sun.

CD4: Tonight released on EMI America DB 1 (EL 2402271) (U.K.) / SJ-17138 (U.S.) on 1 Sep 1984. Recorded at Le Studio, Morin Heights, [Morin-Heights, Quebec], Canada May - June 1984. Recording and mixing notes by Hugh Padgham, contemporary review and interview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express.

CD5: Never Let Me Down (CD version) released on EMI America CDP 7466772 on 20 Apr 1987. The Japanese CD edition of the 'Never Let Me Down' released on EMI America CP32-5398 additionally featured 'Girls (Japanese Version)' after 'Zeroes' in the tracklisting. The original album also included the song 'Too Dizzy', which was removed from reissues from 1995 onward. Neither the Japanese version of 'Girls' nor 'Too Dizzy' are in this set. Recorded at Mountain Studios, Montreux and Power Station New York, Sep - Nov 1986. Engineering notes by Justin Shirley-Smith, contemporary review by Jon Pareles, The New York Times.

CD6: Never Let Me Down (2018), credits as per CD5 with additional credits above. Additional material recorded at Electric Lady Studios and Incognito Studios, New York. All tracks previously unreleased except "Time Will Crawl," which was released on the iSelect compilation, EMI ‎– 5099923664029, 26 Sep 2008. Production notes by Mario J. McNulty.

CD7, CD8: Glass Spider (Live Montreal '87) originally released on 2 CDs as part of the limited edition DVD 'Glass Spider' on EMI 391 022 (PAL version) on 25 Jun 2007. Recorded live at the Olympic Stadium, Montreal, 30 Aug 1987. Concert review by John Griffin, Montreal Gazette.

CD9: Dance. A new compilation of original remixes, together with approved artwork for a scrapped 'Dance' LP that was scheduled for release by EMI America in 1985 and allocated catalogue number ST-1715. Musicians as per album versions (including the Labyrinth tracks on CD 10) except as noted in Credits section.
Track 9-1: Originally released on the B-side of the ‘China Girl’ 12” single on EMI America 12EA 157 (U.K.) and V-7809 (U.S.) in May, 1983.
Track 9-2: Originally released on 12” single on EMI America 12EA 181 (U.K.) and V-7838 (U.S.) in September, 1984.
Track 9-3: Originally released on the B-side of the ‘Blue Jean’ 12” single alongside an Extended Dub Mix of the same, release details as above.
Track 9-4: Originally released on 12” single on EMI America 12EA 187 (U.K.) and V-7846 (U.S.) in November, 1984.
Track 9-5: Originally released on the B-side of the ‘Loving The Alien’ (Extended Dance Mix) 12” single alongside the ‘Loving The Alien’ (Extended Dub Mix) on EMI America 12EA 195 (U.K.) and VG-7858 (U.S.) in May, 1985.
Track 9-6: Originally released on the B-side of the ‘Loving The Alien’ (Extended Dance Mix) 12” single, release details as above.
Track 9-7: Originally released on the B-side of the ‘Tonight’ 12” single alongside a ‘Tonight’ (Dub Mix), release details as above.
Track 9-8: Originally released on 12” single on EMI America 12EA 216 (U.K.) and V-19210 (U.S.) in June, 1986.
Track 9-9: Originally released on 12” single on EMI America 12EAX 230 (U.K.) and V-19239 (U.S.) in March, 1987.
Track 9-10: Originally released on 12” single on EMI America 12EAX 237 (U.K.) in June, 1987.
Track 9-11: Originally released on the ‘Never Let Me Down’ digital E.P. on EMI 0094639278954 in May, 2007.
Track 9-12: Originally released on the B-side of the ‘Never Let Me Down’ (Extended Dance Mix) 12” single on EMI America 12EA 239 (U.K.) and V-19255 (U.S.) in August, 1987.

CD10, CD11: Re:Call 4:
Track 10-1 "Let's Dance" (Single Version) released on EMI America EA 152 (U.K.) and B-8158 (U.S.) on 14 Mar 1983. Recorded at Power Station Studios, New York. Musicians as per album version on CD1.
Track 10-2 "China Girl" (Single Version) released on EMI America EA 157 (U.K.) and B-8165 (U.S.) on 31 May 1983. Recorded at Power Station Studios, New York. Musicians as per album version on CD1.
Track 10-3 "Modern Love" (Single Version) released on EMI America EA 158 (U.K.) and B-8177 (U.S.) on 12 Sep 1983. Recorded at Power Station Studios, New York. Musicians as per album version on CD1. See above for the live version of "Modern Love," released as a B-Side to this single.
Track 10-4 "This Is Not America" (The Theme From ‘The Falcon And The Snowman’) released on EMI America EA 190 (U.K.) and B-8251 (U.S.) in January, 1985. Recorded at Mountain Studios, Montreux, on 18-22 Sep 1984.
Track 10-5 and 10-6 "Loving The Alien" (Re-mixed Version) and "Don’t Look Down" (Re-mixed Version) released on EMI America EA 195 (U.K.) [corrected from EA 157] and BG-8271 (U.S.) on 31 May 1983. Musicians as per album version on CD4.
Track 10-7 "Dancing In The Street" (Clearmountain Mix) released on EMI America EA 204 (U.K.) and B-8288 (U.S.) on 12 Aug 1985. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, New York with later overdubs in New York , June 1985.
Absolute Beginners:
Tracks 10-8 to Track 10-10 "Absolute Beginners," "That’s Motivation" and "Volare" released on 2LP Virgin Records VD 2514 on 7 Apr 1986. "Absolute Beginners" and "That’s Motivation" released on 1LP Virgin Records V 2386 (U.K.) and EMI America SV-17182 (U.S.) on 7 Apr 1986. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in June 1985 with later overdubs (Absolute Beginners) at Mountain Studios, Montreux.
The single version of "Absolute Beginners" is not on this release. It can be found on the two most recent Bowie compilations (Nothing Has Changed and Legacy).
Labyrinth:
Tracks 10-11 to 10-15 "Labyrinth Opening Titles" / "Underground," "Magic Dance," "As The World Falls Down," "Within You," and "Underground" released on the Labyrinth soundtrack album EMI America AML 3104 (U.K.) and SV-17206 (U.S.) on 23 Jun 1986. Recorded at Atlantic Studios, New York and Abbey Road Studios between April and June 1985.
The single version of "Underground" on EMI America EA 216, released 9 Jun 1986, is not on this release. It can be found on The Best Of David Bowie 1980 / 1987.
The dance mix of "Magic Dance" on EMI America V-19217 released in the U.S. and other territories in June 1987 is not on this release.
"Chilly Down" from the Labyrinth soundtrack album is not on this release.
Track 11-1 "When The Wind Blows" (Single Version) released on Virgin Records VS 906 (U.K.) on 27 Oct 1986. Recorded at Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland, 7-8 Apr 1986.
Track 11-2 and Track 11-3 "Day-In Day-Out" (Single Version) and "Julie" released on EMI America EA 230 (U.K.) and B-8380 (U.S.) on 23 Mar 1987. Recorded at Mountain Studios, Montreux and Power Station, New York. Musicians as per album version on CD5.
Never Let Me Down (LP Version):
Tracks 11-4 to 11-9 are the LP edits of "Beat Of Your Drum," "Glass Spider", "Shining Star" (Makin’ My Love)," "New York’s In Love", "'87 and Cry," and "Bang Bang." LP version released on EMI America AMLS 3117 (U.K.) and PJ-17267 (U.S.) on 20 Apr 1987. Musicians as per album version on CD5.
Track 11-10 "Time Will Crawl" (Single Version) released on EMI America EA 237 (U.K.) and B-43020 (U.S.) in Jun 1987. Recorded at Mountain Studios, Montreux and Power Station, New York. Musicians as per album version on CD5.
Track 11-11 "Girls" (Extended Edit) released on "Time Will Crawl" 12" single on EMI America 12EA 237 (U.K.) and V-19247 (U.S.) in Jun 1987. Recorded at Mountain Studios, Montreux and Power Station, New York. Musicians as per Never Let Me Down album CD5.
The shorter edit of "Girls" released on the "Time Will Crawl" B-side is not on this release.
Track 11-12 "Never Let Me Down" (7" Remix Edit) released on single EMI America B-43031 (U.S.) and some other territories in Aug 1987. Recorded at Mountain Studios, Montreux and Power Station, New York. Musicians as per album version on CD5, with additions listed in Credits.
Track 11-13 "Bang Bang" (Live – Promotional Mix) released on EMI Manhattan DPRO-31593 (U.S.) in 1987. Recorded live at the Olympic Stadium, Montreal. This is an earlier mix of the same song on the Glass Spider album .Musicians as per live album version on CD7 and CD8.
Track 11-14 and Track 11-15 "Tonight" (Live)/"Let’s Dance" (Live) released on Tina Tuner 'Live In Europe', Capitol Records ESTD 1 (U.K.) and C1 90126 (U.S.)in Apr 1988. Recorded live at the National Exhibiton Centre, Birmingham on 23 Mar 1985.
Note:Jim Lee is the writer of a 1962 single "Lovesick Blues / Let's Dance" included in this medley.

Note: Tracks 11-14 and 11-15 are the only tracks for which David Bowie is not the producer in this release.

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