0
FREE SHIPPING On Orders Over $49*
Search
Menu
Holiday 2018 > Must-Have Vinyl Box Sets of 2018 > David Bowie - Loving the Alien: 1983-1988 (Vinyl 15LP Box Set) * * *
Click to Enlarge

David Bowie - Loving the Alien: 1983-1988

(Vinyl 15LP Box Set) * * *

$279.99
23Reward Points
Add to Cart
Availability: In Stock (14)
Item: LDB93527
Description

Newly Remastered Versions of: Let's Dance, Tonight, Never Let Me Down (Original & 2018 Versions), Glass Spider (Live Montreal '87), Previously Unreleased Serious Moonlight Live, Collection of Original Remixes Entitled Dance and Non-Album/Alternate Version/B-sides/Soundtrack Music Compilation Re:Call 4

Parlophone/Warner Bros. present Loving the Alien: 1983-1988, the fourth in a series of box sets spanning David Bowie's career following the award winning and critically acclaimed Five Years (1969-1973), Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976) and A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982). The box set's accompanying 128-page book features rarely seen and previously unpublished photos by photographers including Denis O'Regan, Greg Gorman, Herb Ritts and many others as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the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.

The audiophile quality 180g 15LP set is named after the opening track from the Tonight album and includes newly remastered versions of Bowie's most commercially successful period: Let's Dance, Tonight, Never Let Me Down (original and 2018 versions), Glass Spider (Live Montreal '87), the previously unreleased Serious Moonlight live album, a collection of original remixes entitled Dance and the non-album/alternate version/b-sides and soundtrack music compilation Re:Call 4. Exclusive to the box set is Never Let Me Down (2018), a new production of the 1987 LP. The seeds of this re-imagining of the album were first sown in 2008 when David asked Mario McNulty to remix the track "Time Will Crawl" 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."

Fast-forward to early 2018 McNulty entered Electric Lady Studios in New York with Sterling, Tim Lefebvre on bass, who was in the ★ ("Blackstar") band and Reeves Gabrels and David Torn on guitars. All of the musicians had a history with David, so were a perfect fit for what now sound like brand new songs. Nico Muhly, whom Mario first met when they were both interns working for Philip Glass in 2001, has handled the string arrangements. The 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 it would be forgiven for thinking that they were listening to a brand new ‘lost' Bowie record. This 2018 version of the album will also feature newly 'remixed' artwork reflecting the album's subject matter and features unseen images from the original cover photographic session from the archive of Greg Gorman.

Also in the box is the never before released Serious Moonlight live album recorded in Vancouver, 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. Also included is the Glass Spider (Live Montreal '87) album, making its debut on vinyl (which is exclusive to the LP box). The tour's innovative set and marriage of music and theatre has been cited as a big inspiration to acts in the 2000's. Speaking in 1991 about Glass Spider Bowie said, "It was the first time I'd had the opportunity to spend that kind of money and do shows like that! The first time since Diamond Dogs, anyway...I thought, right! Let's really spend some money! I had all these thwarted dreams of what I'd tried to do with rock 'n roll in the early '70s."

Exclusive to the box is 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 vinyl for the first time and is named after an unreleased Bowie remix album that was originally slated for release in November 1985.

Features:
• Audiophile quality 180g 15LP box set
• Fourth in a series of box sets spanning David Bowie's career
• Newly remastered versions of Let's Dance, Tonight, Never Let Me Down (original and 2018 versions), Glass Spider (Live Montreal '87), the previously unreleased Serious Moonlight live album, a collection of original remixes entitled Dance and the non-album/alternate version/b-sides and soundtrack music compilation Re:Call 4
• Exclusive Never Let Me Down (2018), a new production of the 1987 LP
• Never before released Serious Moonlight live album recorded in Vancouver, in 1983
• Accompanying 84-page book featuring rarely seen and previously unpublished photos as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums from producers/engineers

Related Videos
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Read More Less
Related Articles
Let’s Dance (remastered) (LP)
1. Modern Love                                                                                      
2. China Girl                                                                                            
3. Let’s Dance                                                                                        
4. Without You                                                                                    
5. Ricochet                                                                                                              
6. Criminal World                                                                                 
7. Cat People (Putting Out Fire)                                                     
8. Shake It

Serious Moonlight (Live ’83) (previously unreleased) (2LP)*
LP1
1. Look Back In Anger
2. “Heroes”
3. What In The World
4. Golden Years
5. Fashion
6. Let’s Dance
7. Breaking Glass
8. Life On Mars?
9. Sorrow
10. Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
11. China Girl
12. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
13. Rebel Rebel
LP2
1. White Light/White Heat
2. Station To Station
3. Cracked Actor
4. Ashes To Ashes
5. Space Oddity/Band Introduction
6. Young Americans
7. Fame
8. Modern Love

Tonight (remastered) (LP)
1. Loving The Alien                                                                                              
2. Don’t Look Down                                                                                            
3. God Only Knows                                                                                             
4. Tonight                                                                                        
5. Neighborhood Threat                                                                   
6. Blue Jean                                                                                                            
7. Tumble And Twirl                                                                                            
8. I Keep Forgettin’                                                                                             
9. Dancing With The Big Boys  

Never Let Me Down (remastered) (LP)
1. Day-In Day-Out                                                                                
2. Time Will Crawl                                                                                                
3. Beat Of Your Drum                                                                         
4. Never Let Me Down
5. Zeroes                                                                                      
6. Glass Spider                                                                                      
7. Shining Star (Makin’ My Love)                                                   
8. New York’s In Love                                                                        
9. ’87 And Cry                                                                                        
10. Bang Bang        

Never Let Me Down (2018) (previously unreleased) (2LP - side 4 is etched)*
LP1
1. Day-In Day-Out                                                                                
2. Time Will Crawl                                                                                                
3. Beat Of Your Drum                                                                         
4. Never Let Me Down
5. Zeroes                                                                                      
6. Glass Spider                                                                                      
LP2 
1. Shining Star (Makin’ My Love)                                                   
2. New York’s In Love                                                                        
3. ’87 And Cry                                                                                        
4. Bang Bang        

Glass Spider (Live Montreal ’87) (previously unreleased on vinyl) (3LP)*
LP1
1. Up The Hill Backwards
2. Glass Spider
3. Day-In Day-Out
4. Bang Bang
5. Absolute Beginners
6. Loving The Alien
7. China Girl
8. Rebel Rebel
LP2
1. Fashion
2. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
3. All The Madmen
4. Never Let Me Down
5. Big Brother
6. ‘87 And Cry
7. “Heroes”
8. Sons Of The Silent Age
9. Time Will Crawl / Band Introduction
LP3
1. Young Americans
2. Beat Of Your Drum
3. The Jean Genie
4. Let’s Dance
5. Fame
6. Time
7. Blue Jean
8. Modern Love

Dance (2LP)*
LP1
1. Shake It (Re-mix aka Long Version) (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)
2. Blue Jean (Extended Dance Mix) (Originally released on 12” single on EMI America 12EA 181 (U.K.) and V-7838 (U.S.) in September, 1984)
3. Dancing With The Big Boys (Extended Dance Mix) (Originally released on the B-side of the ‘Blue Jean’ 12” single alongside an Extended Dub Mix of the same, release details as above)
4. Tonight (Vocal Dance Mix) (Originally released on 12” single on EMI America 12EA 187 (U.K.) and V-7846 (U.S.) in November, 1984)
5. Don't Look Down (Extended Dance Mix) (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)
6. Loving The Alien (Extended Dub Mix) (Originally released on the B-side of the ‘Loving The Alien’ (Extended Dance Mix) 12” single, release details as above)
LP2 
1. Tumble And Twirl (Extended Dance Mix) (Originally released on the B-side of the ‘Tonight’ 12” single alongside a ‘Tonight’ (Dub Mix), release details as above) 
2. Underground (Extended Dance Mix) (Originally released on 12” single on EMI America 12EA 216 (U.K.) and V-19210 (U.S.) in June, 1986)
3. Day-In Day-Out (Groucho Mix) (Originally released on 12” single on EMI America 12EAX 230 (U.K.) and V-19239 (U.S.) in March, 1987)
4. Time Will Crawl (Dance Crew Mix) (Originally released on 12” single on EMI America 12EAX 237 (U.K.) in June, 1987)
5. Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (12” mix) (Originally released on the ‘Never Let Me Down’ digital E.P. on EMI 0094639278954 in May, 2007)
6. Never Let Me Down (Dub/Acapella) (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)

Re:Call 4 (non-album singles, edits, single versions, b-sides and soundtrack music) (remastered) (3LP)*
LP1
1. Let's Dance (single version)
2. China Girl (single version)
3. Modern Love (single version)
4. This Is Not America (The theme from ‘The Falcon And The Snowman’) - David Bowie / Pat Metheny Group
5. Loving The Alien (re-mixed version)
6. Don't Look Down (re-mixed version)
7. Dancing In The Street (Clearmountain mix) - David Bowie and Mick Jagger
8. Absolute Beginners (from Absolute Beginners)
9. That’s Motivation (from Absolute Beginners)
10. Volare (from Absolute Beginners)
LP2
1. Labyrinth Opening Titles/Underground (from Labyrinth)
2. Magic Dance (from Labyrinth)
3. As The World Falls Down (from Labyrinth)
4. Within You (from Labyrinth)
5. Underground (from Labyrinth)
6. When The Wind Blows (single version) (from When The Wind Blows)
7. Day-In Day-Out (single version)
8. Julie
9. Beat Of Your Drum (vinyl album edit)
10. Glass Spider (vinyl album edit)
LP3
1. Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (vinyl album edit)
2. New York’s In Love (vinyl album edit)
3. ‘87 And Cry (vinyl album edit)
4. Bang Bang (vinyl album edit)
5. Time Will Crawl (single version)
6. Girls (extended edit)
7. Never Let Me Down (7” remix edit)
8. Bang Bang (live - promotional mix)
9. Tonight (live) Tina Turner with David Bowie
10. Let's Dance (live) Tina Turner with David Bowie

* Exclusive to Loving The Alien (1983-1988) LP box

Stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in high-end audio
MD_Site_Footer_Promo_Catalog_2017

Catalog

Check out the newest Music Direct catalogs

Learn More
Copyright © MusicDirect.com 2018. All Rights Reserved.