A new ’80s-era David Bowie box set is being released this fall

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Bowie Loving the Alien box set

Another extensive David Bowie box set is on the way. On October 12, Parlophone will release Loving the Alien (1983-1988). It’s the fourth in a series of box sets that cover Bowie’s career starting with 1969, and once again it features some unreleased material from the archives. This 11xCD and 15xLP box includes his material through the ’80s, which includes the studio albums Let’s Dance, Tonight, Never Let Me Down and his soundtrack to the film Labyrinth. Additionally, the set includes the previously unreleased live Serious Moonlight recording from 1983, the Glass Spider live album from 1987, and the Dance EP which features 12-inch remixes of singles from Let’s Dance, Never Let Me Down and Tonight. Additionally, it includes the Re:Call 4 rarities set which includes non-album singles such as “This Is Not America” and “Dancing In the Street,” as well as alternate versions and b-sides. There’s also a 2018 version of Never Let Me Down produced by Mario McNulty, string arrangements by Nico Muhly, and a guest appearance from Laurie Anderson on “Shining Star (Makin’ My Love).”

Take a look at the full tracklist here.

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