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David Bowie - Let's Dance FLAC album


Performer: David Bowie
Genre: Rock / Pop music
Title: Let's Dance
Country: UK
Released: 1988
Style: Pop Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1665 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1569 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1261 mb
Rating: 4.4
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Let's Dance is the 15th studio album by David Bowie. It was originally released in April 1983, almost three years after his previous album, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

Produced by Nile Rodgers. Ah, ah, ah, ah. (Let's dance) (Let's dance) (Let's dance) Put on your red shoes and dance the blues (Let's dance) To the song they're playing on the radio (Let's sway) While colour lights up your face (Let's sway) Sway through the crowd to an empty space.

Black Tie White Noise.

Let's Dance comes tearing out of the gate, propulsed by the skittering "Modern Love," the seductively menacing "China Girl," and the brittle funk of the title track.

Easily one of the most blatantly mainstream efforts in Bowie's discography, but as far as Bowie's pop albums go, few are as good as 'Let's Dance'. Built around quality grooves, catchy choruses, and a trio of killer singles, 'Let's Dance' is simply a great '80s pop record. Fav Tunes: . Let's Dance . Modern Love . China Girl. 81. David Bowie goes back to the pop roots of "Young Americans" with a "new wave" twist (a style he ironically criticized in "Scary Monsters And Super Creeps")

Let’s Dance may have had a ground-breaking sound and a popularity that Bowie clearly ached for, but it’s often a mundane album, as songs like Ricochet and Shake It mark time until a single turns up. (It’s possibly significant that one of the best songs here is Criminal World, a cover of a song by obscure Bowie clones Metro). But when Bowie growled, on another of the album’s excellent singles Modern Love, "I know when to go out, And when to stay in, And get things done," he wasn’t kidding. Let’s Dance was literally the template for 80s Bowie – blonde, suited and smiling

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Modern Love
Written-By – David Bowie
4:47
2 China Girl
Written-By – D. Bowie*, I. Pop*
5:33
3 Let's Dance
Written-By – David Bowie
7:36
4 Without You
Bass – Bernard EdwardsWritten-By – David Bowie
3:09
5 Ricochet
Written-By – David Bowie
5:13
6 Criminal World
Written-By – Duncan Browne, P. Godwin*, S. Lyones*
4:24
7 Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
Written-By – D. Bowie*, G. Moroder*
5:10
8 Shake It
Written-By – David Bowie
3:51

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Toshiba EMI Ltd
  • Manufactured By – Toshiba EMI Ltd
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – David Bowie
  • Licensed To – EMI-Manhattan Records

Credits

  • Arranged By [Horn Arrangements] – David Bowie, Nile Rodgers
  • Artwork [Painting] – Derek Boshier
  • Baritone Saxophone [Baritone], Flute – Steve Elson
  • Bass – Carmine Rojas
  • Design [Package] – Mick Haggerty
  • Drums – Omar Hakim, Tony Thompsom*
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Dave Greenberg
  • Guitar – Nile Rodgers
  • Keyboards – Rob Sabino
  • Lead Guitar – Stevie Ray Vaughn*
  • Liner Notes – 今野雄二*
  • Liner Notes [Lyrics Translated By] – 内田久美子*
  • Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
  • Mixed By, Engineer – Bob Clearmountain
  • Percussion – Sammy Figueroa
  • Photography By – Greg Gorman
  • Producer, Mixed By [Assisted By] – David Bowie, Nile Rodgers
  • Tenor Saxophone [Tenor], Flute – Robert Arron*, Stan Harrison
  • Trumpet – Mac Gollehon
  • Vocals – David Spinner, Frank Simms, George Simms

Notes

24k gold CD special edition featuring the same audio master as the "black triangle" (CP35-3034) first pressing.

Metallic faux gold sticker to jewel case, and similar metallic overprint to traycard (back and spines) and obi (front and spine).

Traycard and back of booklet have been scanned from the original CD and modified to accommodate the EMI-Manhattan logo and other cosmetic changes.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 4 988006 628984
  • Matrix / Runout: CP43-5772 1A3 C 8Y
  • Rights Society: JASRAC
  • Other (On disc below cat. no.): S0-17093-AB (CD)

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
AML 3029, 0C 062-400 165 David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(LP, Album) EMI America, EMI America AML 3029, 0C 062-400 165 UK 1983
TC-SO 17093 David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(Cass, Album) EMI America TC-SO 17093 Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong 1983
TOCP-70154 David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial, Pap) EMI TOCP-70154 Russia Unknown
MFSL 1-083 David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) EMI America, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 1-083 US 1984
TOCP-53556 David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) EMI TOCP-53556 Japan 2009

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Modern Love 4:46
2 China Girl 5:32
3 Let's Dance 7:37
4 Without You
Bass – Bernard Edwards
3:08
5 Ricochet 5:12
6 Criminal World 4:24
7 Cat People (Putting Out Fire) 5:09
8 Shake It 3:49

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co., LLC
  • Copyright (c) – Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co., LLC
  • Pressed By – EMI Swindon

Credits

  • Arranged By, Mixed By [Assistant], Producer – David Bowie
  • Arranged By, Mixed By [Assistant], Producer, Guitar – Nile Rodgers
  • Artwork [Painting On Cover] – Derek Boshier
  • Backing Vocals – David Spinner, Frank Simms, George Simms
  • Baritone Saxophone, Flute – Steve Elson
  • Bass – Carmine Rojas
  • Design [Package Design] – Mick Haggerty
  • Drums – Omar Hakim, Tony Thompson
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Dave Greenberg
  • Engineer, Mixed By – Bob Clearmountain
  • Guitar – Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Keyboards – Rob Sabino
  • Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
  • Percussion – Sammy Figueroa
  • Photography By – Greg Gorman
  • Remastered By – Dan Hersch
  • Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Robert Arron*, Stan Harrison
  • Trumpet – Mac Gollehon

Notes

[On CD]
Made in UK
(C) 1998 EMI Records Ltd.

[On back cover]
Printed in UK

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 24349 30942 5
  • Barcode (Scanned): 724349309425
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 493094 2 . 1 :1:9 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 493094 2 . 1:1:5 EMI SWINDON
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 & 2): IFPI L042
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 1431
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 1448
  • Label Code: LC 0542
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Price Code (F:): PM
  • Price Code (I:): none

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
AML 3029, 0C 062-400 165 David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(LP, Album) EMI America, EMI America AML 3029, 0C 062-400 165 UK 1983
TC-SO 17093 David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(Cass, Album) EMI America TC-SO 17093 Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong 1983
TOCP-70154 David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial, Pap) EMI TOCP-70154 Russia Unknown
MFSL 1-083 David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) EMI America, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 1-083 US 1984
TOCP-53556 David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) EMI TOCP-53556 Japan 2009

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Let's Dance
Written-By – David Bowie
7:38
B Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
Written-By – D. Bowie*, G. Moroder*
5:09

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Jones Music
  • Published By – MCA Music
  • Licensed To – EMI AMERICA Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – David Bowie
  • Pressed By – EMI Records
  • Manufactured By – EMI Records Ltd.

Credits

  • Engineer – Bob Clearmountain
  • Producer – David Bowie, Nile Rodgers

Notes

Taken from the EMI American album "Lets Dance" AML 3029

12EA 152 = label Category
12 EA 152 = sleeve Category

'B' side label incorrectly refers to Nile Rodgers as 'Nile Rodger'.

B side is a reworked version of the previous A side single release David Bowie Music By Giorgio Moroder - Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (From The Original Soundtrack)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): 12EA 152A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): 12EA 152B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout groove, stamped - variant 1): 12 EA 152 A-1-1-3-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout groove, stamped - variant 1): 12 EA 152 B-1-1-1 X1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout groove, stamped - variant 2): 12 EA 152 A-1-1-1-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout groove, stamped - variant 2): 12 EA 152 B-1-1-1-

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
EA 152 David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(7", Single) EMI America EA 152 UK 1983
IC30419, DBISA2015 David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(7", Single, Ltd, Yel) Parlophone, Parlophone IC30419, DBISA2015 Australia 2015
BOWBOOT001 David Bowie Meets Missy Elliott David Bowie Meets Missy Elliott - Let's Dance (Breaks Booty) ‎(12", S/Sided, Unofficial) Not On Label (David Bowie), Not On Label (Missy Elliott) BOWBOOT001 2008
1845 David Bowie Bailemos = Let´s Dance ‎(7", Single, Promo) EMI America 1845 Argentina 1983
1C K 052-86 660 Z David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(12") EMI America 1C K 052-86 660 Z Europe 1983