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David Bowie - Let's Dance Album

  • Performer: David Bowie
  • Title: Let's Dance
  • Size MP3 ver: 1038 mb
  • Size FLAC ver: 2891 mb
  • Country: UK
  • Date of release: 14 Apr 1983
  • Style: Pop Rock, Dance-pop
  • # Catalog: AML 3029, OC 062-400 165
  • Label: EMI America
  • Rating: 4.5 of 5
  • Genre: Rock / Pop
David Bowie - Let's Dance Album

Tracklist

1Without You3:08
2Criminal World
Lyrics By, Music By – Duncan Browne, Peter Godwin, Sean Lyons
4:25
3Ricochet5:14
4Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
Lyrics By – David BowieMusic By – Giorgio Moroder
5:09
5Shake It3:49
6Let's Dance7:38
7Modern Love4:46
8China Girl
Lyrics By, Music By – David Bowie, Iggy Pop
5:32

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
AML 3029, OC 062-400 165David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(LP, Album)EMI America, EMI AmericaAML 3029, OC 062-400 165UK1983
TC-SO 17093David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(Cass, Album)EMI AmericaTC-SO 17093Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong1983
TOCP-70154David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial, Pap)EMI TOCP-70154RussiaUnknown
MFSL 1-083David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM)EMI America, Mobile Fidelity Sound LabMFSL 1-083US1984
TOCP-53556David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE)EMITOCP-53556Japan2009
CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
AML 3029, OC 062-400 165David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(LP, Album)EMI America, EMI AmericaAML 3029, OC 062-400 165UK1983
TC-SO 17093David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(Cass, Album)EMI AmericaTC-SO 17093Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong1983
MFSL 1-083David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM)EMI America, Mobile Fidelity Sound LabMFSL 1-083US1984
TOCP-53556David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE)EMITOCP-53556Japan2009
4XJ-17093David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(Cass, Album, Dol)EMI America4XJ-17093US1983
CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
TC-SO 17093David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(Cass, Album)EMI AmericaTC-SO 17093Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong1983
TOCP-70154David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial, Pap)EMI TOCP-70154RussiaUnknown
MFSL 1-083David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM)EMI America, Mobile Fidelity Sound LabMFSL 1-083US1984
TOCP-53556David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE)EMITOCP-53556Japan2009
4XJ-17093David Bowie Let's Dance ‎(Cass, Album, Dol)EMI America4XJ-17093US1983

Credits

  • Backing VocalsDavid Spinner, Frank Simms, George Simms
  • Baritone Saxophone, FluteSteve Elson
  • BassBernard Edwards (tracks: A4), Carmine Rojas
  • DrumsOmar Hakim, Tony Thompson
  • EngineerBob Clearmountain
  • Guitar, Arranged By [Horns], ProducerNile Rodgers
  • KeyboardsRob Sabino
  • Lead GuitarStevie Ray Vaughan
  • Lead Vocals, Guitar, Arranged By [Horns], ProducerDavid Bowie
  • PercussionSammy Figueroa
  • Tenor Saxophone, FluteRobert Arron, Stan Harrison
  • TrumpetMac Gollehon
  • Backing VocalsDavid Spinner, Frank Simms, George Simms
  • BassCarmine Rojas
  • Design [Package]Mick Haggerty
  • DrumsOmar Hakim, Tony Thompson
  • EngineerBob Clearmountain
  • Engineer [Assistant]Dave Greenberg
  • Flute, Baritone SaxophoneSteve Elson
  • Flute, Tenor SaxophoneStan Harrison
  • GuitarNile Rodgers
  • KeyboardsRob Sabino
  • Lacquer Cut ByNickz
  • Lead GuitarStevie Ray Vaughan
  • Lyrics By, Music ByBowie (tracks: A1, A3 to B1, B4)
  • Mastered ByBob Ludwig
  • PaintingDerek Boshier
  • PercussionSammy Figueroa
  • Photography ByGreg Gorman
  • Producer, Mixed By [Assistant]David Bowie, Nile Rodgers
  • TrumpetMac Gollehon
  • Arranged By [Horns]Bowie, Nile Rodgers
  • Backing VocalsDavid Spinner, Frank Simms, George Simms
  • Bass GuitarBernard Edwards (tracks: 4), Carmine Rojas (tracks: 1-3,5-8)
  • Design [Obi, Logo]Kazunori Akita
  • Design [Package]Mick Haggerty
  • DrumsOmar Hakim, Tony Thompson
  • EngineerBob Clearmountain
  • Engineer [Assistant]Dave Greenberg
  • Flute, Baritone SaxophoneSteve Elson
  • Flute, Tenor SaxophoneRobert Arron, Stan Harrison
  • GuitarNile Rodgers
  • KeyboardsRob Sabino
  • Lead GuitarStevie Ray Vaughn
  • Mixed ByBob Clearmountain
  • Painting [Cover]Derek Boshier
  • PercussionSammy Figueroa
  • Photography ByGreg Gorman
  • Producer, Mixed By [Assistant]David Bowie, Nile Rodgers
  • TrumpetMac Gollehon

Notes

Russian made counterfeited copy of Let's Dance
Fake EMI & Toshiba EMI Ltd are credited as label/record company
Fake version of original Japanese デヴィッド・ボウイ 紙ジャケット・シリーズ (David Bowie Paper Sleeve) series
Not to be confused with another Russian counterfeited Let's Dance also made as paper sleeve replica of original vinyl record label but with different CD print, artwork and no Japanese inserts

Recording Notes:
Engineered for Fast Forward Productions
Mastered at Masterdisk, New York City

Cover Version Information:
Track 6 was originally performed by Metro and initially released on their Metro - Metro album.

Notes Only Credits:
Omar Hakim appears courtesy of Columbia Records.
Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers appear courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation.

Other Notes:
Courtesy of manufacture of record as stated on record label
Digital remaster ℗1999
©1983/2007 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co., LLC.

Other Release Codes:
AML 3029
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8 page color booklet with lyrics in English and photo.
18 page black-and-white booklet with lyrics in English an Japanese.
Replica of Let's DancePublishers:
Jones Music for Modern Love, Let's Dance, Without You, Ricochet, Shake It
Viring Music-Jones Music-MCPS/Mainman/Fleur Music for China Girl
Heathside Music Ltd. for Criminal World
MCA Music for Cat People (Putting Out Fire)

Made and printed in the UK.

Grey cassette with red text.

Close to David Bowie - Let's Dance, but 262-400 165 is not boxed.4001654
Barcode 5 099940 016542
PM 410
Fame
Dolby System
Usable stereo On Reader Mono
EMI America
P 1983 Réédition De 1987
Duplicate In France By EMI Pathé Marconi S.A
SacemIssued with heavy stock full-color printed inner sleeve with lyrics/credits.

Engineered for Fastforward Productions.

Barcodes

  • Other: OC 262-400 165
  • Other: 8304 DP
  • Barcode (Printed ; On OBI): 0 94638 23442 5
  • Barcode (Scanned ; On OBI): 094638234425
  • Barcode (Printed ; On Cover): 5 099940 016511
  • Barcode (Scanned ; On Cover): 5099940016511
  • Matrix / Runout: DBLD-5861
  • Other (Original Vinyl Label & Int'l. Category): EMI America - AML 3029
  • Barcode: 5099940016542
  • Other (Printers code): GO 8304 GL
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, stamped, tag etched, variant 1): AML 3029 A-2-1-1-2 NICKZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, stamped, tag etched, variant 1): AML 3029 B-3-1-1-x1 NICKZ PENTHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, stamped, tag etched, variant 2): AML 3029 A-1-1--2-2 NICKZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, stamped, tag etched, variant 2 (the 1s either side of the second 3 are horizontal)): AML 3029 B-3-1- 1 3 1 NICKZ PENTHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, stamped, tag etched, variant 3): AML 3029 A-2-1-2-x1 NICKZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, stamped, tag etched, variant 3): AML 3029 B-3-1-1-x1 NICKZ PENTHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side A, stamped, tag etched, Variant 4): AML 3029 A - 1 - 1 2 NICKZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side B, stamped, tag etched, Variant 4): AML 3029 B - 1 -1 - 5 - NICKZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side A, stamped, tag etched, Variant 5): AML 3029 A - 2 -1 - 4 -- 8 NICKZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side B, stamped, tag etched, Variant 5): AML 3029 B - 3 -1 - 2 - 25 NICKZ PENTHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side A, stamped, tag etched, Variant 6): AML 3029 A - 2 -1 - 4 - 52 NICKZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side B, stamped, tag etched, Variant 6): AML 3029 B - 1 -1 - 1 - 40 NICKZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side A, stamped, tag etched, Variant 7): AML 3029 A - 3 -1 - 1 - 1 NICKZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side B, stamped, tag etched, Variant 7): AML 3029 B - 1 -1 - 4 - 1 NICKZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side A, stamped, tag etched, Variant 8): AML 3029 A - 3 -1 - 3 - 1 NICKZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side B, stamped, tag & Penthouse etched, Variant 8): AML 3029 B - 3 -1 - 2 - NICKZ PENTHOUSE
  • Rights Society: MCPS

Companies

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – David Bowie
  • Licensed To – EMI AMERICA Records
  • Published By – Jones Music
  • Published By – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
  • Published By – MCPS Ltd.
  • Published By – Mainman
  • Published By – Fleur Music
  • Published By – Heathside Music Ltd.
  • Published By – MCA Music
  • Published By – Jones Music
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – David Bowie
  • Copyright (c) – David Bowie
  • Pressed By – EMI Records
  • Record Company – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Printed By – Garrod & Lofthouse
  • Licensed To – EMI America Records
  • Mastered At – Masterdisk
  • Lacquer Cut At – The Penthouse
  • Published By – Virgin Music
  • Published By – Mainman
  • Published By – Fleur Music
  • Published By – Heathside Music Ltd.
  • Published By – MCA Music
  • Manufactured By – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Pressed By – EMI Records
  • Record Company – Toshiba EMI Ltd

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Comments (8)

Roru
In a way, too much has been said of Bowie’s album, Let’s Dance. People opposedly claiming the album ended Bowie’s pristine run of rock albums, breaking the successful Bowie character, it was a bad album, it was a great dance album, it was innovative, it was formulaic; but no doubt it was a commercial success. Even Bowie added to some of the negative comments and it always made me defensive of my own personal stance – that I liked the album so much. So am I not a ‘proper’ Bowie fan?So, although too much has been said about this album, I’m now going to overload and state: I love the Let’s Dance album. I love it along with the classics, Ziggy and the ‘experimentals’ such as Outside. But Bowie was always experimental, he was always with the times and ahead of the times, if that makes sense. Bowe might have said Let’s Dance was the beginning of his downfall, but perhaps said ‘downfall’ was inevitable anyway. And thank the powers of rock Bowie made a comeback toward the end. [I say this with heavy irony, as I never believed in the ‘downfall’ of Bowie, Outside, a particular favourite of mine is in the nadir of that downfall; and then Next Day, which isn’t one of my favourites, seemed to bring Bowie back. ‘Vindicating’ the true fans? It was certainly a very cunning retrospective – Where Are We Now? In fact this all brings back the issues of why it is not easy reviewing Bowie’s broad-spectrum work, it brings in so many conflicting tastes and diverging opinions. Some opinions can get set as stone as irrefutable.]Bowie is quoted as saying, “Let's Dance was not mainstream. It was virtually a new kind of hybrid, using blues-rock guitar against a dance format. There wasn't anything else that really quite sounded like that at the time. So it only seems commercial in hindsight because it sold so many. It was great in its way, but it put me in a real corner in that it fucked with my integrity.” (Steve Pond’s 1997 interview). Strange Bowie should say such a thing, surely he was used to public opinion by then? He knew how to deal with fame and not let it interfere with his work? But Let’s Dance was, perhaps the first time he’d touched on the pure pop / dance side of music – is that playing with the devil? So Rock doesn’t have a monopoly on satanism?Let’s Dance is a great album, perhaps it is because of this “hybrid” aspect Bowie refers to, it’s good rock, but solid funk dance as well. Beyond that, the people (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Nile Rogers) all brought their magic at the right time, along with Bowie’s magical direction. The music videos are a good reference for the music at that time – Let’s Dance begins with a thrown-out radio being filmed backwards, bringing music ‘back’, a kind of post-apocalyptic resignation against throwing out technology and Bowe then crooning effortlessly in the middle of nowhere aboriginal Australia, getting everybody to dance: Bowie is global. Bowie’s blond hair was a bit of a shock, but I suppose part of the perfect pop package. The video is also interspersed with footage of the poverty and gruelling work of the aboriginals, contrasting the dusty outback with the gleaming skyscrapers of the booming eighties, they bare-footedly stamp on a pair of red stilettos.The China Girl video was directed by the same director, David Mallet, so similarly covers racial issues (about modernism crushing out traditional values), with China Girl the contrast seems more overt, the lyric of “swastika’s in my head” on a Nile Rogers dance track is alarming, insinuating unexpected political undertones (obviously done a thousand times before in music). The video was controversial with its nudity, at the same time it won awards and people loved it. On top of it all Bowie’s voice reigns supremely devastating as an homme fatale.Six of the eight tracks on the album were on singles. My favourite is possibly Criminal World, possibly because it wasn’t overplayed, but also because the guitar by Stevie Ray Vaughan is excellent. It’s worth pointing out Bowie’s soundtrack music. Like Let’s Dance, Bowie’s soundtrack music can be seen as more populist (sellout?). I’d argue, Bowie always maintained his integrity, not simply producing drivel, but strong music in keeping with the rest of Bowie’s work: This Is Not America, Buddha of Suburbia, Absolute Beginners – there were many, all excellent songs which increased the movie rather than filler fluff.No doubt, Bowie has specific relevance for certain fans, but what Bowie excelled at as a musician, was not just repeating one tired formula, but bringing opposing ideas together and this is where often Bowie met resistance by confused critics / fans. He could work with Bing Crosby and NIN, and brought together many musical forms whether rock, grunge, jazz, funk, dance, hip-hop, pop; inevitably such playing of the field may ostracise a few. Some Bowie music may take repeated plays to appreciate it, other pieces might be immediately accessible.But Let’s Dance – exactly as it says on the label.
Dominator
Hear Hear! This came out when I was 3. It was the shit then and remains the shit now. Everyone just be glad Bowie put out all the different stuff, and be amazing at ALL of it...be open and grateful peasants. Within a brief whisper of chance...you could have only Taylor Swift to listen to. T-szl. ????????????‍♂️
Pedar
they have pressed magic with this one. can never get over how good it sounds. absolute gold
Frlas
Phew...that's a load of SO-17093's. Unfortunately, I could not find a perfect match. The closest came from the Winchester pressing.Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, A Side Etched): SO-1-17093-Z-4 #1Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, B Side Etched): SO-1-17093-Z-2 #2 RLMy copy:Matrix / Runout (A Side Etched): SO-1-17093-Z-4 #1 0Matrix / Runout (B Side Etched): SO-1-17093-Z-2 #4 RL 0Another possibility could be from Jacksonville Press Alt. Both sides are stamped MASTER DISK with stamped 0'sAny help would be greatly appreciated.Teddy
Hadadel
The Variation 4 is with barcode and inner sleeve not rounded corners.
Otrytrerl
Different Matrix / Runout on my copy:(Side 1) : AML 3029 A-3-1-1(Side 2) : AML 3029 B-2-1-1
Nuadazius
Same as mine...

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