The next retrospective box set is coming in october. As usual, the box represents a certain era of reissues (same material availlable as LP, CD, or digital), some logical as only officially released during that time, while others are new live albums as well as one album selected for special remix/re-recording treatment. Though not my favorite time frame, I’m looking forward to this with the same anticipation, reservations, and understanding I have the previous boxes of this series.
The box only covers the albums Let’s Dance, Tonight, and Never Let Me Down but supplements with two new live albums from ’83 and ’87, collects the single/dance remixes, soundtracks, b-sides, and the re-recorded Never Let Me Down. Full tracklisting in the link following.
Not yet available from the official store, I pre-ordered on amazon, as you can too with the links below.
Vinyl (my total $304)-
Loving The Alien (1983-1988)(15LP)
CD ($150 before tax, s/h)-
Loving The Alien (1983-1988)(11CD)
If you want to sample what the re-recorded Never Let Me Down is going to sound like, a single, picture disc of radio edits of “Zeroes”/Beat of Your Drum” is also available.
P.S.- I’m new at blogging, so here’s the ineloquent amazon associates disclaimer:
“We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.”
Basically, if you use my link to buy the album, I get a small cut!
Also, from the Bowie website, is a crazy item!
Ricochet : David Bowie 1983 Limited Edition Box Set
Published by Moonlight Books on June 30th 2018, the thirty fifth anniversary of David’s Serious Moonlight tour concert at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, ‘Ricochet : David Bowie 1983’ is a unique limited edition piece of art charting David Bowie’s 1983 world tour, a luxurious boxed set featuring five books, vinyl & fine art prints, offstage photographs, lyrics, exclusive interviews and memorabilia. The limited edition weighs in at an impressive 37 pounds (17 kilos) and measures 24x20x4 inches (600x500x90mms).
Here’s the link if you think I’m joking or have that kind of dough to spend!