Saturday, September 8, 2018

David Bowie streams Beat Of Your Drum 2018 remix

David Bowie’s social media team are streaming a 2018 radio edit mix of “Beat Of Your Drum”, as a preview to the October 12 release of the box set “Loving The Alien (1983-1988).”

The updated version of the song from 1987’s “Never Let Me Down” has just been issued alongside the set’s lead track, “Zeroes (2018)”, as a limited-edition double A-side picture disc.

“David Torn’s ambient guitars start the song that now lead into a much darker world than its shiny predecessor,” says producer Mario McNulty. “David sang all the backing vocals on this which I have kept.”

As part of the fourth box set in the music icon’s reissue series, McNulty oversaw a new production of the 1987 album featuring new instrumentation by Bowie collaborators Reeves Gabrels and David Torn on guitars, drummer Sterling Campbell and bassist Tim Lefebvre.

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.”

View the track lists for “Dance” and “Re:Call 4” and the contents of the LP and CD box sets here.

Bowie – who sold an estimated 140 million albums worldwide and was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1996 – passed away from liver cancer on January 10, 2016, just two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his 25th album, “Blackstar.”

Hear the 2018 remix and the original 1987 version of "Beat Of Your Drum" below.

See also:

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