Let's Dance

Performers David Bowie

Virgin | March 20, 2007 | Compact Disc

Not yet rated | write a review
Personnel: David Bowie (vocals); Stevie Ray Vaughan, Nile Rodgers (guitar); Robert Aaron, Stan Harrison (flute, tenor saxophone); Steve Elson (flute, baritone saxophone); Mac Gollehon (trumpet); Rob Sabino (keyboards); Carmine Rojas, Bernard Edwards (bass); Omar Hakim, Tony Thompson (drums); Sammy Figueroa (percussion); Frank Simms, George Simms, David Spinner (background vocals).
Recorded at Mountain Studios, Switzerland.
Though he continued to evolve throughout his career, Bowie's post-SCARY MONSTERS output was markedly less stellar than his acclaimed '70s work. LET'S DANCE, however, is arguably his most memorable '80s recording. It didn't hurt that he reached out to some talented friends, like Stevie Ray Vaughan (who makes his recorded debut here as lead guitarist) and co-writers Iggy Pop ("China Girl") and Peter Godwin (of "Images of Heaven" fame, who helps out on "Criminal World.") Ultimately, though, it's Bowie's unique vision that makes LET'S DANCE a success. His funky, synth-driven avant-pop romps are shot through with a romance and poignancy that sets them apart from much of his later work. "Modern Love," for example, manages to be irresistibly catchy and ostensibly upbeat while depicting alienation and unfulfilled desires.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: March 20, 2007

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1983

Label Name: Virgin

UPC: 094638234425

Found in: Art Rock, Art Rock

Out of stock Sorry, this item has sold out and may be re-stocked in the future.

Cart

Reviews

– More About This Product –

Let's Dance

Let's Dance

Performers David Bowie
Guest Artist(s) Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers, Omar Hakim, Stevie Ray Vaughan
Producer David Bowie, Nile Rodgers
Engineer Bob Clearmountain

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: March 20, 2007

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1983

Label Name: Virgin

UPC: 094638234425


Title Track Time
1.Modern Love --
2.China Girl --
3.Let's Dance --
4.Without You --
5.Ricochet --
6.Criminal World --
7.Cat People (Putting Out The Fire) --
8.Shake It --

Editorial Notes

Personnel: David Bowie (vocals); Stevie Ray Vaughan, Nile Rodgers (guitar); Robert Aaron, Stan Harrison (flute, tenor saxophone); Steve Elson (flute, baritone saxophone); Mac Gollehon (trumpet); Rob Sabino (keyboards); Carmine Rojas, Bernard Edwards (bass); Omar Hakim, Tony Thompson (drums); Sammy Figueroa (percussion); Frank Simms, George Simms, David Spinner (background vocals).
Recorded at Mountain Studios, Switzerland.
Though he continued to evolve throughout his career, Bowie's post-SCARY MONSTERS output was markedly less stellar than his acclaimed '70s work. LET'S DANCE, however, is arguably his most memorable '80s recording. It didn't hurt that he reached out to some talented friends, like Stevie Ray Vaughan (who makes his recorded debut here as lead guitarist) and co-writers Iggy Pop ("China Girl") and Peter Godwin (of "Images of Heaven" fame, who helps out on "Criminal World.") Ultimately, though, it's Bowie's unique vision that makes LET'S DANCE a success. His funky, synth-driven avant-pop romps are shot through with a romance and poignancy that sets them apart from much of his later work. "Modern Love," for example, manages to be irresistibly catchy and ostensibly upbeat while depicting alienation and unfulfilled desires.
Item not added

This item is not available to order at this time.

See used copies from 00.00
  • My Gift List
  • My Wish List
  • Shopping Cart