Wednesday, July 25, 2018

David Bowie streams Loving The Alien unboxing video

David Bowie’s social media team are streaming an unboxing video for “Loving The Alien (1983-1988)”, the forthcoming box set that highlights the late musician’s work throughout the 1980s.

Due October 12, the 11-CD or 15-LP package presents three studio albums from Bowie’s most commercially-successful period – 1983’s “Let’s Dance”, 1984’s “Tonight” and 1987’s “Never Let Me Down” – alongside a previously-unreleased 1983 live album, “Serious Moonlight”, the vinyl debut of “Glass Spider (Live Montreal ’87)", the new remixes compilation “Dance”, and the non-album/alternate version/b-sides and soundtrack music compilation “Re:Call 4.”

The set delivers a brand new production of 1987’s “Never Let Me Down.” Inspired by a 2008 remix of the track, “Time Will Crawl”, the full album was re-recorded earlier this year by musicians who had played with Bowie, including guitarists Reeves Gabrels and David Torn.

The physical box set’s accompanying book, 128 pages in the CD box and 84 in the vinyl set, will feature rarely seen and previously unpublished photos as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums from producers/engineers Nile Rodgers, Hugh Padgham, Mario McNulty and Justin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 CD box set will include faithfully reproduced mini-vinyl versions of the original albums, and the CDs will be gold coloured rather than the usual silver. The vinyl box set has the same content as the CD set and is pressed on audiophile quality 180g vinyl.

The latest in a series of Bowie box sets spanning his career, “Loving The Alien (1983-1988)” is being previewed with the radio edit of the “Never Let Me Down” track, “Zeroes (2018).”

Bowie passed away from liver cancer on January 10, 2016 – just two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his 25th album, “Blackstar.”

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