David Bowie LOVING THE ALIEN (1983-1988)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Bowie Fett, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. HiFi Guy 008

    HiFi Guy 008 Forum Resident

    New England
    Yeah, I did. :laugh:
    Got it.
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  2. jordanlolss

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  3. Marc 74

    Marc 74 Senior Member

    West Germany,NRW
    It's available on Qobuz.
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  4. Eric Weinraub

    Eric Weinraub Forum Resident

    The Robert Ludwig(RL) mastered Let's Dance should have been left as is.....
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  5. APhillyKid

    APhillyKid Forum Resident

    Orlando, Fl
    OK this will probably upset everyone cause it is completely off topic

    Why has there never been a release of anything from the soul tour?

    this to me is that white whale/missing link.

    I can't believe that with all the archiving that mr Bowie did,
    nothing remains of this period?

  6. pdenny

    pdenny 21-Year SHTV Participation Trophy Recipient

    Hawthorne CA
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  7. pobbard

    pobbard Still buying CDs

    Andover, MA
    Good work with a weak era. Bummed we’re not getting a complete Serious Moonlight show, though.
  8. Derek Slazenger

    Derek Slazenger Specs, rugs & rock n roll

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  9. TonyCzar

    TonyCzar Forum Resident

    PhIladelphia, PA
    The only exclusive on the "Standard Digital" box is NLMD 2018. Hm.

    [Edit: Oh. And "Dance" & "Re:Call4". So "Standard Digital" refers to the 16/44.1 download, which is consistent with previous press releases.]
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2018
  10. wildstar

    wildstar Senior Member

    ontario, canada
    Looks like my predictions were *very* close, other than:

    1 - I assumed that since every box set has so far been named after a deep cut, that this one would be too
    2 - I assumed that since every box so far has been 13LP, that this one would be too
    3 - I assumed they'd include the unreleased 'Dance' album in this box, but instead its just a double LP of most of the previously released on 12" vinyl Remixes/Dance mixes
    4 - I assumed that to stick to 13LPs (in addition to 'Dance' being a single album) that ReCall would stick to 2LPs rather than 3LPs - and I'm definitely glad I was wrong on that prediction, since the extra LP allows for the soundtrack stuff which I was afraid would be dumped so they could keep the LP count at 13. Sometimes its awesome to be wrong!

    Outside of that, my predictions were right on the money:

    2018's David Bowie box set 4: Dancing With The Big Boys? - (Speculation Thread)*
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  11. TonyCzar

    TonyCzar Forum Resident

    PhIladelphia, PA
    True enough, but the web page allowed me to add it to my library nonetheless.

    Greyed out. Release date? "A few seconds..."

    Producer credits: David Bowie, David Richards, Mario McNulty
  12. Derek Slazenger

    Derek Slazenger Specs, rugs & rock n roll

    "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”." - I saw this tour in Sunderland and I can say wholeheartedly that it was absolutely terrible :)
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  13. Marc 74

    Marc 74 Senior Member

    West Germany,NRW
    Credits for Zeroes 2018 (taken from Qobuz) :


    • Sterling Campbell, Drums
    • Reeves Gabrels, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar
    • Carlos Alomar, Backing Vocals
    • Ray Staff, Masterer
    • Peter Frampton, Sitar
    • David Bowie, Composer, Producer, Additional Guitar, Vocals, Backing Vocals, MainArtist
    • Erdal Kizilcay, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
    • David Richards, Producer
    • Gordon Grodie, Backing Vocals
    • Tim Lefebvre, Bass Guitar
    • The Coquettes, Backing Vocals

    • Mario J. McNulty, Producer, Mixer, Percussion, Additional Production, Additional Recording
  14. noname74

    noname74 Allegedly Canadian

    Congratulations....I am sure your family and friends are very proud of you! :righton:
  15. CBackley

    CBackley Chairman of the Bored

    Can I ask a practical question at this point? Where is “Chilly Down”?’
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  16. scobb

    scobb Forum Resident

    Sydney, Australia
    Another point of interest is that they have omitted the 7" versions of all the soundtrack singles (like they did with Cat People). I know they say that it's the "single version" of When The Wind Blows, however, the single and album versions are the same. If I'm honest I think the 7" versions would have been better as they are not as common (especially the real Magic Dance 7" version which, I believe, is unavailable digitally David Bowie - Magic Dance ).
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  17. scobb

    scobb Forum Resident

    Sydney, Australia
    You can ask a practical question and then thank god it's missing!
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  18. liv3evil

    liv3evil Forum Resident

    Upstate NY USA
    Probably omitted due to no db lead vocal, but IMO one of the most Bowie-sounding tunes on the Labyrinth soundtrack, and it should have been included. There is a Labyrinth making of documentary that shows the puppeteers rehearsing w/the track and db’s (guide?) vocals are much more prominent in the mix.
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  19. blastfurniss

    blastfurniss Forum Resident

    Marion, OH, USA
    It's apparently with Too Dizzy...floating in a tin can...far above the moon.
  20. will_b_free

    will_b_free Forum Resident

    Boulder, CO
    He only sang on the demo version of Chilly Down; evidently cowriting it was not enough. Hope for an expanded Labyrinth release some day with all the demos!
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  21. TonyCzar

    TonyCzar Forum Resident

    PhIladelphia, PA
    The EP is available for download, lossless on Tidal, with following track listing, none clocking in at 4:09 like the promo you pointed to:


    Magic Dance (Single Version) (2002 Remastered Version)

    Magic Dance (12" Version)

    Magic Dance (Dub)

    Magic Dance (7" Version)
  22. Curveboy

    Curveboy Forum Resident

    New York City
    All I can say is YES YES YES!

    And I've been pushing for a full remix of NLMD so I'm beyond thrilled.
  23. liv3evil

    liv3evil Forum Resident

    Upstate NY USA
    db entirely wrote Chilly Down, no? Not a co-write.
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  24. RichC

    RichC Forum Resident

    Charlotte, NC
    He's quite good in The Cure now. (Looks like he's aged decades tho.)
  25. wildstar

    wildstar Senior Member

    ontario, canada
    Well given that the predictions thread ran for 33 pages and 804 messages, I have to admit that being probably (without rereading the entire thread to be 100% sure) the closest to correct is somewhat vindicating. Plus its hardly rocket science anyway. We've had three previous boxes from which to observe patterns in these releases. I must admit many of the predictions on that thread struck me as truly baffling/totally unprecedented - and what amounted to "wishful thinking"/"what people personally wanted the box to include", rather than realistic predictions of what it most likely/most logically would include.
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