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Bowie – Let's Dance (Limited Edition 2019 Remastered on 180g Vinyl)

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Let's Dance is the 15th studio album by David Bowie, released on 14 April 1983. After the release of Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), Bowie began a period of numerous musical collaborations and film appearances. During this time, he also left RCA Records due to dissatisfaction. After signing with EMI America in late 1982, Bowie decided he wanted a fresh start, and chose Nile Rodgers of the rock/disco band Chic to co-produce his next record.

Let's Dance was recorded in December 1982 at the Power Station in New York City. The sessions featured entirely new personnel, including then-unknown Texas blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan on lead guitar. For the first time ever, Bowie played no instruments, solely contributing vocals. Musically, the album has been described as a post-disco record, with elements of dance-rock, dance-pop and new wave. It contains three cover songs: Iggy Pop’s China Girl, which Bowie and Pop recorded together for Pop’s The Idiot (1977); Metro’s Criminal World; and a reworking of Cat People (Putting Out Fire), originally recorded by Bowie and Giorgio Moroder in 1982 for the film of the same name.

Let's Dance was released to massive commercial success, reaching No. 1 in numerous countries, and turned Bowie into a major superstar; it remains Bowie’s best-selling album. The record’s four singles, including the title track, were all commercially successful as well. However, the album received mixed reviews from music critics whose opinions on the artistic content varied.

 

Track Listing

Side One

  1. Modern Love
  2. China Girl
  3. Let’s Dance
  4. Without You

Side Two

  1. Ricochet
  2. Criminal World
  3. Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
  4. Shake It

 

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 12"

No of Discs: 1

Label: Parlophone

Barcode: 0190295692735

Release Date: 15 Feb 2019