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David BowieLet's Dance

Label:EMI America – SO 17093, EMI America – SO-17093
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:Canada
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Pop Rock, Synth-pop

Tracklist

A1Modern Love4:46
A2China Girl
Lyrics By, Music ByDavid Bowie, Iggy Pop
5:32
A3Let's Dance7:38
A4Without You3:08
B1Ricochet5:14
B2Criminal World
Lyrics By, Music ByDuncan Browne, Peter Godwin, Sean Lyons
4:25
B3Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
Music ByGiorgio Moroder
5:09
B4Shake It3:49
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Notes

Released with inner lyric sleeve

Stereo. Engineered for Fast Forward Productions. Mastered at Masterdisk, New York City.

© 1983 David Bowie. ℗ 1983 David Bowie under license to EMI America Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc. Manufactured and distributed in Canada under license by Capitol Records-EMI of Canada Limited.

Track A1, A3 to B1, B4 ©1983 Jones Music ASCAP.
Track A2 ©1977 Bug Music/James Osterberg Music/Jones Music/Fleur Music Ltd. BMI.
Track B2 ©1978 Logo Songs Ltd. All rights for the U.S. and Canada administered by The Hudson Bay Company BMI.
Track B3 ©1982 MCA Music, a division of MCA, Inc./Music Corporation of America, Inc., New York, New York.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runouts, variant 1, etched): SO-17093-A JW
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runouts, variant 1. etched): SO-17093-B¹ J.WEBSTER
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runouts, variant 2, etched): SO-17093-A4 JW
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runouts, variant 2, etched): SO-17093-B¹② J.WEBSTER
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runouts, variant 3, etched): SO-17093-A JW
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runouts, variant 3, etched): SO-17093-B² ① J.WEBSTER
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runouts, variant 4, etched): SO-17093-A² J.WEBSTER
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runouts, variant 4, etched): SO-17093-B¹ J.WEBSTER
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 5, etched): SO-17093-A³ ➂ JW
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 5, etched): SO-17093-B¹ J.WEBSTER
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 6, etched): SO-17093-A³ ② JW
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 6, etched): SO-17093-B² J.WEBSTER
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 7, etched): SO 17093 A¹ "DIG" Mcl (cursive)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 7, etched): SO-17093-B² ① J.WEBSTER
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 8, etched): SO 17093 A - Re .1610.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 8, etched): SO 17093 B¹ ⑥ "DIG" Mcl [cursive]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 9, etched): SO-17093-A³ ③ JW
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 9, etched): SO-17093-B² ① J.WEBSTER
  • Matrix / Runout (Sides A&B, runouts, all variants, stamped): [Capitol 'bullseye' logo]
  • Rights Society (A1, A3 to B1, B4): ASCAP
  • Rights Society (A2, B2): BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 10, etched): SO-17093-A³ JW
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 10, etched): SO-17093-B² ① J.WEBSTER
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 11, etched): SO 17093 A¹ "DIG" Mcl
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 11, etched): SO-17093-B² J.WEBSTER
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 12, etched): SO-17093-A³ ② JW
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 12, etched): SO-17093-B² ② J.WEBSTER
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 13, etched): SO 17093A/D "DIG" mu
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 13, etched): SO-17093-B¹ ② J.WEBSTER

Other Versions (5 of 246)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Let's Dance (LP, Album, Stereo)EMI America, EMI America1C 064-400 165, 400165Europe1983
Let's Dance (LP, Album, Winchester Pressing)EMI AmericaSO-17093US1983
Let's Dance (LP, Album)EMI America, EMI AmericaST.17093, ST-17093Australia1983
Let's Dance (Cassette, Album)EMI America2C 266-40 0165France1983
Let's Dance = Bailemos (LP, Album)EMI America, EMI America10C 072 400.165, 10C-072 400165Spain1983

Reviews

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Adam_A
This is Bowie's last great album of his "classic" period. The '80s would kick his ass artistically, and while his dalliances with Tin Machine and subsequent '90s revival with "Earthling" would bring him back into resurgence, I was never able to get back into his music. I'm glad he could end on a swan song that really resonated with his long-time and newer fans. Anyway, "Let's Dance" is 1980s pop rock done amazingly without a hint of irony by Bowie and producer Nile Rodgers. It's an amazingly punchy album, very catchy, and very danceable for people who didn't think they could dance. It's half a shame it became so popular as Bowie felt pressure to recreate the success of this album in his following two, which weren't able to recapture the spirit. Let's Dance is one of those albums where I'm at times baffled why I like it so much. It's not my usual sound, and yet everything is done so right. A young unknown SRV on guitar is a treat.
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AndrewMichaelH
This is an absolutely AMAZING pressing of this album. As a Canadian, I'm not used to saying that a pressing from my country is the "best" out there...but this pressing may just be the best pressing of this album. I picked it up in semi-good condition at my record store, gave a few rotations in the spin clean (with a full rinse, of course) and can't believe my ears...incredible pressing of a stellar album.
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RyansGoldenRecords
Edited 2 years ago
Mine has A3/B2 matrices. Awesome, huge 'in-the-room' sound with MASSIVE punch factor and drums slamming like you wouldn't believe with a huge bottom-end whomp, drawing full attention to the incredibly well-timed, bouncy, articulate drum fills that carry the whole thing along; beautiful tonal balance, basslines lovingly rendered note for note; crystalline clarity, vocals & instruments SUPER present, cymbals shimmer and decay beautifully with not even a hint of splashiness or harshness.

This is just what Bowie's plastic soul needs. 👍 I feel this would measure up VERY well against the American RL mastering.