(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)
A new box set covering one of DAVID BOWIE‘s most productive, commercially successful periods is on the way.
On October 12th, Parlophone Records will release “Loving The Alien (1983-1988)“, the fourth in a series of collections centered on music from The Thin White Duke. The 11xCD or 15xLP box includes Bowie’s Eighties material, including the remastered studio albums Let’s Dance, Tonight, Never Let Me Down, and his soundtrack to the film Labyrinth.
Also included are the previously unreleased live Serious Moonlight recording from 1983, the Glass Spider live album from 1987, and the Dance EP which features 12-inch remixes of singles from Let’s Dance, Never Let Me Down, and Tonight. Additionally, the Re:Call 4 rarities set (non-album singles, such as “This Is Not America” and “Dancing In the Street“), as well as several alternate version and B-side tracks have been amassed here.
Another bonus is a 2018 version of Never Let Me Down, produced by Mario McNulty, with string arrangements by Nico Muhly, and a guest appearance from Laurie Anderson on “Shining Star (Makin’ My Love)“, too.
The track list for this collection is massive in length but can be viewed in full HERE.
Previously released Box Sets – DAVID BOWIE “Five Years (1969 – 1973)“, DAVID BOWIE “Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976)“, and DAVID BOWIE “A New Career In A New Town (1977 – 1982)” – are out now and available for purchase.