New ’80s David Bowie Box Set with Unreleased and Reworked Music Announced

Music News david bowie
Share Tweet Submit Pin
New ’80s David Bowie Box Set with Unreleased and Reworked Music Announced

The fourth in a series of David Bowie box sets spanning his colorful career is out this fall.

Out Oct. 12 via Parlophone, Loving The Alien will cover the years 1983-1988 in a collection of live albums, plus a reworked version of 1987’s Never Let Me Down, according to Bowie’s website. A robust assemblage, Loving The Alien will be available as 15 vinyl LPs or 11 CDs. It follows the previous three chronological sets, Five Years (1969 – 1973), Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976) and A New Career In A New Town (1977 – 1982).

The new version of Never Let Me Down was produced by Mario McNulty, and features string work by Nico Muhly and a guest appearance by Laurie Anderson on “Shining Star (Makin’ My Love).” There’s also a previously unreleased live album, Serious Moonlight, included in the box set. A radio edit of the song “Zeroes” was released digitally as a single.

Each box set comes with a book containing unpublished photos and press reviews. Also worth noting is Re:Call 4, a collection of songs, demos, outtakes and b-sides from the beloved soundtracks of Bowie films Labyrinth, Absolute Beginners and When the Wind Blows.

There’s a lot packed into Loving The Alien, so visit the David Bowie website for a complete rundown of what’s included, as well as the entire tracklisting.

The official Bowie Twitter account also shared the news via the promo video below:

Below, listen to Paste archived recordings from a 1983 Bowie show in Canada.