Let's Dance

Performers David Bowie

Virgin | October 1, 2013 | Compact Disc

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Following the synthetic feel of Scary Monsters, this 1983 album reflected a brash, loose sound for David Bowie. Let's Dance displays Bowie at his most conventional, in terms of his own career. But when you put this disc into the context of the time, that 'conventionality' is still remarkable. The album blows open with "Modern Love," powered by Bowie's stadium-sized voice, raging horns and lively backup singers. Always one to bring on fabulous guitarists to add depth to his songs, Bowie had Stevie Ray Vaughan jam on the title track. Then, of course, there was the sexy cool of "China Girl," a song that reportedly came out of the Berlin sessions several years earlier. Enhanced and remastered, this disc improves upon an already strong album while giving fans places to go on the Internet to commune with their favourite artist.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 1, 2013

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Virgin

UPC: 724352189601

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Let's Dance

Performers David Bowie

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 1, 2013

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Virgin

UPC: 724352189601


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 Fire) --
8.Shake it --

Editorial Notes

This is an enhanced audio CD which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files. Personnel includes: David Bowie (vocals); Stevie Ray Vaughan (guitar); Bernard Edwards (bass); Omar Hakim (drums). 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.
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