The shape-shifting, genre-defying career of David Bowie can’t be reduced to simple terms — he was as innovative and, at times, challenging an artist as there’s ever been.
The 1980s proved to be an intriguing era of his creative output, and a new box set titled Loving the Alien (1983-1988) continues the recent trend of special box sets highlighting specific points in his career, is out today. Boasting 125 tracks (on the digital version), the material spans 11 CDs (click to buy) and 15 LPs, with a special physical edition also including some exclusive material:
128 Page hardback book
Let’s Dance (remastered) (1CD)
Serious Moonlight (Live ’83) (previously unreleased) (2CD)
Tonight (remastered) (1CD)
Never Let Me Down (remastered) (1CD)
Never Let Me Down 2018 (previously unreleased) (1CD)*
Glass Spider (Live Montreal ’87) (2CD)
Re:Call 4 (non-album singles, edits, single versions, b-sides and soundtrack music) (remastered) (2CD)*
* Exclusive to ‘Loving The Alien (1983-1988)’
Stream the entire set below, via Spotify or Apple Music:
And enjoy an in-depth interview about Loving the Alien with producer Mario McNulty and longtime Bowie collaborator/guitarist Reeves Gabrels, two key figures in the conception and assemblage of this massive set.