New 11-CD David Bowie 'Loving the Alien (1983-1988)' Box Set to Feature Hits, Rarities & Live Albums

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The fourth in Parlophone Records' series of David Bowie box sets, David Bowie Loving the Alien (1983-1988), is due out on Oct. 21. The 11-CD, 15-LP collection will feature 8 albums from the late rock icon's most successful run, including remastered versions of Let's Dance, Tonight and Never Let Me Down (and the 2-LP Never Let Me Down (2018)), as well as a previously unreleased 2-LP Serious Moonlight (Live '83) live album, a previously unreleased on vinyl 3-LP Glass Spider (Live Montreal '87) album, the 2-LP Dance remix album and the remastered 3-LP Re:Call 4, which will feature non-album singles, edits, single versions, b-sides and soundtrack music from Labyrinth, When the Wind Blows and Absolute Beginners.

The CD and vinyl collections will come with 84- (vinyl) or 128-page (CD) hardcover books with rare and previously unseen photos and reprints of press reviews and notes from a number of producers, including Nile Rodgers, Hugh Padgham and Mario McNulty, among others. The CD box set will include reproduced mini-vinyl versions of the original albums, and the CDs will be gold-colored 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 set comes after the release of three previous ones: 2015's David Bowie Five Years (1969-1973), 2016's David Bowie Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976) and 2017's David Bowie A New Career in a New Town (1977-1982). Click here for full information on the set.

Check out the track listings below.

LP Box Set:

88-Page hardback book 

Let’s Dance (remastered) (1LP)

Serious Moonlight (Live ’83) (previously unreleased) (2LP)*

Tonight (remastered) (1LP)

Never Let Me Down (remastered) (1LP)

Never Let Me Down (2018) (previously unreleased) (2LP - side 4 is etched)*

Glass Spider (Live Montreal ’87) (previously unreleased on vinyl) (3LP)*

Dance (2LP)*

Re:Call 4 (non-album singles, edits, single versions, b-sides and soundtrack music) (remastered) (3LP)*

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

CD Box Set:

128-Page hardback book 

Let’s Dance (remastered) (1CD)

Serious Moonlight (Live ’83) (previously unreleased) (2CD)

Tonight (remastered) (1CD)

Never Let Me Down (remastered) (1CD)

Never Let Me Down 2018 (previously unreleased) (1CD)*

Glass Spider (Live Montreal ’87) (2CD)

Dance (1CD)*

Re:Call 4 (non-album singles, edits, single versions, b-sides and soundtrack music) (remastered) (2CD)*

* Exclusive to ‘Loving The Alien (1983-1988)’

Digital download standard:

Let’s Dance (remaster)

Serious Moonlight (Live ’83) (previously unreleased)

Tonight (remaster)

Never Let Me Down (remaster)

Never Let Me Down 2018 (previously unreleased)*

Glass Spider (Live Montreal ’87)

Dance*

Re:Call 4 (non-album singles, single versions, b-sides and soundtrack music) (remastered)*

* Set exclusives

‘LOVING THE ALIEN (1983-1988)’ Vinyl & CD Tracklistings (showing Vinyl side breaks)

LET’S DANCE

Side 1

Modern Love                                                                                      

China Girl                                                                                            

Let’s Dance                                                                                        

Without You                                                                                    

Side 2

Ricochet                                                                                                              

Criminal World                                                                                 

Cat People (Putting Out Fire)                                                     

Shake It

SERIOUS MOONLIGHT (LIVE ’83)

Side 1

Look Back In Anger

“Heroes”

What In The World

Golden Years

Fashion

Let’s Dance

Side 2

Breaking Glass

Life On Mars?

Sorrow

Cat People (Putting Out Fire)

China Girl

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)

Rebel Rebel

Side 3

White Light/White Heat

Station To Station

Cracked Actor

Ashes To Ashes

Side 4

Space Oddity/Band Introduction

Young Americans

Fame

Modern Love

TONIGHT

Side 1

Loving The Alien                                                                                              

Don’t Look Down                                                                                            

God Only Knows                                                                                             

Tonight                                                                                        

Side 2

Neighborhood Threat                                                                   

Blue Jean                                                                                                            

Tumble And Twirl                                                                                            

I Keep Forgettin’                                                                                             

Dancing With The Big Boys  

NEVER LET ME DOWN

Side 1

Day-In Day-Out                                                                                

Time Will Crawl                                                                                                

Beat Of Your Drum                                                                         

Never Let Me Down

Zeroes                                                                                      

Side 2

Glass Spider                                                                                      

Shining Star (Makin’ My Love)                                                   

New York’s In Love                                                                        

’87 And Cry                                                                                        

Bang Bang                                                                                                 

NEVER LET ME DOWN (2018)

Side 1

Day-In Day-Out                                                                                

Time Will Crawl                                                                                                

Beat Of Your Drum                                                                      

Side 2

Never Let Me Down

Zeroes                                                                                                 

Glass Spider                                                                                    

Side 3

Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (ft Laurie Anderson)

New York’s In Love 

87 & Cry

Bang Bang

Side 4

David Bowie 1987 logo etching                                                                       

GLASS SPIDER (LIVE MONTREAL ’87)

Side 1

Up The Hill Backwards

Glass Spider

Day-In Day-Out

Bang Bang

Side 2

Absolute Beginners

Loving The Alien

China Girl

Rebel Rebel

Side 3

Fashion

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)

All The Madmen

Never Let Me Down

Side 4

Big Brother

‘87 And Cry

“Heroes”

Sons Of The Silent Age

Time Will Crawl / Band Introduction

Side 5

Young Americans

Beat Of Your Drum

The Jean Genie

Let’s Dance

Side 6

Fame

Time

Blue Jean

Modern Love

DANCE

Side 1

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.) 

Side 2

1. Tonight (Vocal Dance Mix)

(Originally released on 12” single on EMI America 12EA 187 (U.K.) and V-7846 (U.S.) in November, 1984.)

2. 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.)

3. 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.)

Side 3

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.)

Side 4

1. Time Will Crawl (Dance Crew Mix)

(Originally released on 12” single on EMI America 12EAX 237 (U.K.) in June, 1987.)

2. Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (12” mix)

(Originally released on the ‘Never Let Me Down’ digital E.P. on EMI 0094639278954 in May, 2007.)

3. 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

Side 1

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)

Side 2

1. Don't Look Down (re-mixed version)

2. Dancing In The Street (Clearmountain mix) - David Bowie and Mick Jagger

3. Absolute Beginners (from Absolute Beginners)

4. That’s Motivation (from Absolute Beginners)

5. Volare (from Absolute Beginners)

Side 3

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)

Side 4

1. When The Wind Blows (single version) (from When The Wind Blows)

2. Day-In Day-Out (single version)

3. Julie

4. Beat Of Your Drum (vinyl album edit)

5. Glass Spider (vinyl album edit)

Side 5

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)

Side 6

1. Girls (extended edit)

2. Never Let Me Down (7” remix edit)

3. Bang Bang (live - promotional mix)

4. Tonight (live) Tina Turner with David Bowie

5. Let's Dance (live) Tina Turner with David Bowie

CD TRACKLISTING

LET’S DANCE

Modern Love                                                                                      

China Girl                                                                                            

Let’s Dance                                                                                        

Without You                                                                                      

Ricochet                                                                                                              

Criminal World                                                                                 

Cat People (Putting Out Fire)                                                     

Shake It

SERIOUS MOONLIGHT (LIVE ’83)

CD1

Look Back In Anger

“Heroes”

What In The World

Golden Years

Fashion

Let’s Dance

Breaking Glass

Life On Mars?

Sorrow

Cat People (Putting Out Fire)

China Girl

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)

Rebel Rebel

CD2

White Light / White Heat

Station To Station

Cracked Actor

Ashes To Ashes

Space Oddity/Band Introduction

Young Americans

Fame

Modern Love

TONIGHT

Loving The Alien                                                                                              

Don’t Look Down                                                                                            

God Only Knows                                                                                             

Tonight                                                                                                

Neighborhood Threat                                                                   

Blue Jean                                                                                                            

Tumble And Twirl                                                                                            

I Keep Forgettin’                                                                                             

Dancing With The Big Boys  

NEVER LET ME DOWN

Day-In Day-Out                                                                                

Time Will Crawl                                                                                                

Beat Of Your Drum                                                                         

Never Let Me Down

Zeroes                                                                                                 

Glass Spider                                                                                      

Shining Star (Makin’ My Love)                                                   

New York’s In Love                                                                        

’87 And Cry                                                                                        

Bang Bang        

NEVER LET ME DOWN (2018)

Day-In Day-Out                                                                                

Time Will Crawl                                                                                                

Beat Of Your Drum                                                                         

Never Let Me Down

Zeroes                                                                                                 

Glass Spider                                                                                      

Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (ft Laurie Anderson)                                         

New York’s In Love                                                                        

’87 And Cry                                                                                        

Bang Bang   

GLASS SPIDER (LIVE MONTREAL ’87)

CD 1

Up The Hill Backwards

Glass Spider

Day-In Day-Out                                                 

Bang Bang

Absolute Beginners

Loving The Alien

China Girl

Rebel Rebel

Fashion

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)

All The Madmen

Never Let Me Down

CD 2

Big Brother

‘87 And Cry

“Heroes”

Sons Of The Silent Age

Time Will Crawl / Band Introduction

Young Americans

Beat Of Your Drum

The Jean Genie

Let’s Dance

Fame

Time

Blue Jean

Modern Love

DANCE

1. Shake It (Re-mix aka Long Version)

2. Blue Jean (Extended Dance Mix)

3. Dancing With The Big Boys (Extended Dance Mix)

4. Tonight (Vocal Dance Mix)

5. Don't Look Down (Extended Dance Mix)

6. Loving The Alien (Extended Dub Mix)

7. Tumble And Twirl (Extended Dance Mix)

8. Underground (Extended Dance Mix)

9. Day-In Day-Out (Groucho Mix) 

10.Time Will Crawl (Dance Crew Mix)

11.Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (12” mix)

12.Never Let Me Down (Dub/Acapella)

RE:CALL 4

CD 1

Let's Dance (single version)

China Girl (single version)

Modern Love (single version)

This Is Not America (The theme from ‘The Falcon And The Snowman’) – David Bowie / Pat Metheny Group

Loving The Alien (re-mixed version)

Don't Look Down (re-mixed version)

Dancing In The Street (Clearmountain mix) - David Bowie and Mick Jagger

Absolute Beginners (from Absolute Beginners)

That’s Motivation (from Absolute Beginners)

Volare (from Absolute Beginners)

Labyrinth Opening Titles/Underground (from Labyrinth)

Magic Dance (from Labyrinth)

As The World Falls Down (from Labyrinth)

Within You (from Labyrinth)

Underground (from Labyrinth)

CD 2

When The Wind Blows (single version) (from When The Wind Blows)

Day-In Day-Out (single version)

Julie

Beat Of Your Drum (vinyl album edit)

Glass Spider (vinyl album edit)

Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (vinyl album edit)

New York’s In Love (vinyl album edit)

‘87 And Cry (vinyl album edit)

Bang Bang (vinyl album edit)

Time Will Crawl (single version)

Girls (extended edit)

Never Let Me Down (7” remix edit)

Bang Bang (live - promotional mix)

Tonight (live) Tina Turner with David Bowie

Let's Dance (live) Tina Turner with David Bowie