New '80s David Bowie box set to feature unreleased music

Music 19/07/2018

Parlophone has announced a new David Bowie box set, "Loving The Alien" that will be released on 12th October.

The massive box set includes many mid-'80s Bowie recordings as well as a brand new production of Never Let Me Down (1987), produced by Mario McNulty with a guest cameo by Laurie Anderson on "Shining Star (Makin' My Love)".

According to the official announcement, the eleven CD box, fifteen-piece vinyl set and standard digital download box set is named after the opening track of "Tonight" album. It will also feature newly remastered songs from "Let's Dance", "Tonight", "Never Let Me Down (Original & 2018 versions)", "Glass Spider (Live in Montreal '87)" and never-released-before "Serious Moonlight" live album, a collection of original remixes and an alternate/b-sides and soundtrack compilation "RE:CALL 4".

Lastly, the box set will also include a 128-page book that features rare photographs and memorabilia. See the tracklist below.

David Bowie's Loving The Alie (1983-1988) Vinyl & CD Tracklist


  1. Modern Love                                                                                      
  2. China Girl                                                                                            
  3. Let’s Dance                                                                                        
  4. Without You                                                                                    
  5. Side 2
  6. Ricochet                                                                                                              
  7. Criminal World                                                                                 
  8. Cat People (Putting Out Fire)                                                     
  9. Shake It


  1. Look Back In Anger
  2. “Heroes”
  3. What In The World
  4. Golden Years
  5. Fashion
  6. Let’s Dance
  7. Breaking Glass
  8. Life On Mars?
  9. Sorrow
  10. Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
  11. China Girl
  12. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
  13. Rebel Rebel
  14. White Light/White Heat
  15. Station To Station
  16. Cracked Actor
  17. Ashes To Ashes
  18. Space Oddity/Band Introduction
  19. Young Americans
  20. Fame
  21. Modern Love


  1. Loving The Alien                                                                                              
  2. Don’t Look Down                                                                                            
  3. God Only Knows                                                                                             
  4. Tonight 
  5. Neighborhood Threat                                                                   
  6. Blue Jean                                                                                                            
  7. Tumble And Twirl                                                                                            
  8. I Keep Forgettin’                                                                                             
  9. Dancing With The Big Boys  


  1. Day-In Day-Out                                                                                
  2. Time Will Crawl                                                                                                
  3. Beat Of Your Drum                                                                         
  4. Never Let Me Down
  5. Zeroes                                                                                      
  6. Glass Spider                                                                                      
  7. Shining Star (Makin’ My Love)                                                   
  8. New York’s In Love                                                                        
  9. ’87 And Cry                                                                                        
  10. Bang                                                                                                   


  1. Day-In Day-Out                                                                                
  2. Time Will Crawl                                                                                                
  3. Beat Of Your Drum                                                                      
  4. Never Let Me Down
  5. Zeroes                                                                                                 
  6. Glass Spider                                                                                    
  7. Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (ft Laurie Anderson)
  8. New York’s In Love 
  9. 87 & Cry
  10. Bang Bang


  1. Up The Hill Backwards
  2. Glass Spider
  3. Day-In Day-Out
  4. Bang Bang
  5. Absolute Beginners
  6. Loving The Alien
  7. China Girl
  8. Rebel Rebel
  9. Fashion
  10. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
  11. All The Mad Men
  12. Never Let Me Down
  13. Big Brother
  14. ‘87 And Cry
  15. “Heroes”
  16. Sons Of The Silent Age
  17. Time Will Crawl / Band Introduction
  18. Young Americans
  19. Beat Of Your Drum
  20. The Jean Genie
  21. Let’s Dance
  22. Fame
  23. Time
  24. Blue Jean
  25. Modern Love


  1. Shake It (Re-mix aka Long Version)
    Blue Jean (Extended Dance Mix)
  2. Dancing With The Big Boys (Extended Dance Mix)
  3. Tonight (Vocal Dance Mix)
  4. Don't Look Down (Extended Dance Mix)
  5. Loving The Alien (Extended Dub Mix)
  6. Tumble And Twirl (Extended Dance Mix)
  7. Underground (Extended Dance Mix)
  8. Day-In Day-Out (Groucho Mix)
  9. Time Will Crawl (Dance Crew Mix)
  10. Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (12” mix)
  11. Never Let Me Down (Dub/Acapella)


  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)
  6. Don't Look Down (re-mixed version)
  7. Dancing In The Street (Clearmountain mix) - David Bowie and Mick Jagger
  8. Absolute Beginners (from Absolute Beginners)
  9. That’s Motivation (from Absolute Beginners)
  10. Volare (from Absolute Beginners)
  11. Labyrinth Opening Titles/Underground (from Labyrinth)
  12. Magic Dance (from Labyrinth)
  13. As The World Falls Down (from Labyrinth)
  14. Within You (from Labyrinth)
  15. Underground (from Labyrinth)
  16. When The Wind Blows (single version) (from When The Wind Blows)
  17. Day-In Day-Out (single version)
  18. Julie
  19. Beat Of Your Drum (vinyl album edit)
  20. Glass Spider (vinyl album edit)
  21. Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (vinyl album edit)
  22. New York’s In Love (vinyl album edit)
  23. ‘87 And Cry (vinyl album edit)
  24. Bang Bang (vinyl album edit)
  25. Time Will Crawl (single version)
  26. Girls (extended edit)
  27. Never Let Me Down (7” remix edit)
  28. Bang Bang (live - promotional mix)
  29. Tonight (live) Tina Turner with David Bowie
  30. Let's Dance (live) Tina Turner with David Bowie