David Bowie LOVING THE ALIEN (1983-1988)

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

  1. PaperbackBroadstreet

    PaperbackBroadstreet Forum Resident

    Not up even now. That was fast.
     
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  2. footprintsinthesand

    footprintsinthesand Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 1

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    Thanks, enough to sample NLMD18. Highlight to me is Serious Moonlight, sounds better than the original broadcast ... but didn't that have I Can't Explain, Red Sails, Star, The Jean Genie, TVC15, Stay ? Lucky I still have the Montreal 1983 vinyl box set
     
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  3. pobbard

    pobbard The CD is a pretty good format (ducks)

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    It's not the well-known Montreal broadcast from July 13th. It's taken from soundtrack to the VHS/DVD, which was recorded in Vancouver in September (except for "Modern Love", which I think is from the Montreal broadcast, and was released as a b-side at the time). I'm very curious to see how the mix of the new release compares to the audio rip I made of my own DVD a few years ago. At least they've restored the intro to "Station to Station", as I understand it.

    But yes, either way, it's not a complete Serious Moonlight concert, as it is unfortunately missing the tracks you mentioned. :cry:
     
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  4. footprintsinthesand

    footprintsinthesand Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 1

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    Yes, of course. Forgot about that again.
     
  5. Ben Adams

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    Out of curiosity - is the box up on Spotify in Europe yet?
     
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  6. scobb

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    or the excellent Swingin' Pig CD: David Bowie - Serious Moonlight
     
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  7. footprintsinthesand

    footprintsinthesand Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 1

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  8. scobb

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    I'm surprised to find myself quite enjoying Never Let Me Down 2018. I haven't liked any of the individual tracks but collectively it seems to work OK.
     
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  9. pobbard

    pobbard The CD is a pretty good format (ducks)

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    I used to have that. The Glass Spider disc in the new set should be an upgrade for the 1987 portion and I strongly recommend hunting down the Swingin' Pig version of the 1983 show, taken from a much cleaner, superior source. Huge upgrade.
     
  10. moomoomoomoo

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    Does anyone know if there's going to be a 24 bit download? Qobuz only has 16 bit, & HDT's "Top 4" on Facebook don't mention this one.
     
  11. mestreech

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    In the Netherlands yes it's on Spotify. I'm now listening.
     
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  12. Ben Adams

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    Excellent. Well, at least I'll get to hear it tomorrow anyway. Bright light is that I finally got an Amazon shipping notice, and it'll arrive on Saturday - that's much better than waiting until Wednesday!
     
  13. snipe

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    My box arrived from Bull Moose today. Haven't had a chance to open it yet, but it promises to be a fun weekend!
     
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  14. That clown of a business Amazon Australia have just sent an email saying they won't receive stock before 16 November.
    Showed it as shipping today until an hour ago and assured people caught up in the non supply of the Lennon box last week that they had enough stock of Loving The Alien to fulfill preorders.
     
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  15. Bowie Fett

    Bowie Fett Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    “Look Back In Anger” from Serious Moonlight.

    The whole show :love:
     
  16. SoundDoctor

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    I'll get the vinyl breakouts in February, and if those are good, MAYBE the CD box. But right now, I have enough stuff to buy (and I haven't even listened to my Welcome To The Blackout vinyl yet).
     
  17. TonyCzar

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    Spotify USA was on the job at midnight tonight Eastern. And nobody else is. Spotify has the whole enchilada, including NLMD'18, which I don't want to hear lossy, so "Dance!" it is!

    Tidal has redbook in their store for sale, but none of the hi-res stores are online with it.
     
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  18. Colinjpush

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    Looking at the time durations on Spotify ... looks like "Magic Dance" is a 4:14 edit that appeared on the recent digital download version of Labyrinth, not the full 5:13 album version ...

    Well I'm not getting rid of my old ones (I wouldn't have anyway ;), thinking something like this would happen)
     
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  19. Tyler Chastain

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    NLMD18 is interesting. Remains to be seen if I'll listen to it a lot. Stoked they realized Bowie's want to revisit this album
     
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  20. OldSoul

    OldSoul Well, I'm a lonesome schoolboy...

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    It's on Google Play.


    Listening to "Modern Love" right now. Doesn't immediately sound different than my '99 remaster. Maybe I'll have to do a back-to-back.
     
  21. Colinjpush

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    As of right now, the best of the '18 NLMD is "Never Let Me Down" and "New York's In Love" for me, after only about a 30 sec sample of each track. I'm kinda disappointed in "Day-In, Day-Out," probably the only one of the new version that I wouldn't prefer over the original.
     
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  22. William Hall

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    The YouTube playlist is up as well.

     
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  23. TonyCzar

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    Okay, it ain't happening tonight, but Tidal's got the new St. Vincent@ lossless, so I'm checkin' in again tomorrow when everybody WAKES UP!
     
  24. moomoomoomoo

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    For those in Europe, Qobuz has 16/44 also. It looks like there's either not going to be a 24 bit version, or it's going to be delayed like the full SDE of Sgt Pepper's was. 24 bit has kinda become my thing, & Bowie's one of my fav's even if this is one of his weakest periods, so I'm not real happy!
     
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  25. MHP

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    Get ready for another 100 pages of negative raves over what people think is wrong and the eternal ‘I prefer the originals’-mantra.
    Nevermind the positives.
    There, I said it.
    Bye.
     

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