David Bowie ‘Loving The Alien’ Boxset Features Unreleased Music & New Production of ‘Never Let Me Down’

first_imgDANCE1. Shake It (Re-mix aka Long Version)2. Blue Jean (Extended Dance Mix)3. Dancing With The Big Boys (Extended Dance Mix)4. Tonight (Vocal Dance Mix)5. Don’t Look Down (Extended Dance Mix)6. Loving The Alien (Extended Dub Mix)7. Tumble And Twirl (Extended Dance Mix)8. Underground (Extended Dance Mix)9. Day-In Day-Out (Groucho Mix)10.Time Will Crawl (Dance Crew Mix)11.Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (12” mix)12.Never Let Me Down (Dub/Acapella) DANCESide 11. Shake It (Re-mix aka Long Version)(Originally released on the B-side of the ‘China Girl’ 12” single on EMI America 12EA 157 (U.K.) and V-7809 (U.S.) in May, 1983.)2. Blue Jean (Extended Dance Mix)(Originally released on 12” single on EMI America 12EA 181 (U.K.) and V-7838 (U.S.) in September, 1984.)3. Dancing With The Big Boys (Extended Dance Mix)(Originally released on the B-side of the ‘Blue Jean’ 12” single alongside an Extended Dub Mix of the same, release details as above.)Side 21. Tonight (Vocal Dance Mix)(Originally released on 12” single on EMI America 12EA 187 (U.K.) and V-7846 (U.S.) in November, 1984.)2. Don’t Look Down (Extended Dance Mix)(Originally released on the B-side of the ‘Loving The Alien’ (Extended Dance Mix) 12” single alongside the ‘Loving The Alien’ (Extended Dub Mix) on EMI America 12EA 195 (U.K.) and VG-7858 (U.S.) in May, 1985.)3. Loving The Alien (Extended Dub Mix)(Originally released on the B-side of the ‘Loving The Alien’ (Extended Dance Mix) 12” single, release details as above.)Side 31. Tumble And Twirl (Extended Dance Mix)(Originally released on the B-side of the ‘Tonight’ 12” single alongside a ‘Tonight’ (Dub Mix), release details as above.)2. Underground (Extended Dance Mix)(Originally released on 12” single on EMI America 12EA 216 (U.K.) and V-19210 (U.S.) in June, 1986.)3. Day-In Day-Out (Groucho Mix)(Originally released on 12” single on EMI America 12EAX 230 (U.K.) and V-19239 (U.S.) in March, 1987.)Side 41. Time Will Crawl (Dance Crew Mix)(Originally released on 12” single on EMI America 12EAX 237 (U.K.) in June, 1987.)2. Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (12” mix)(Originally released on the ‘Never Let Me Down’ digital E.P. on EMI 0094639278954 in May, 2007.)3. Never Let Me Down (Dub/Acapella)(Originally released on the B-side of the ‘Never Let Me Down’ (Extended Dance Mix) 12” single on EMI America 12EA 239 (U.K.) and V-19255 (U.S.) in August, 1987.) CD Box Set:128 Page hardback bookLet’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)Dance (1CD)*Re:Call 4 (non-album singles, edits, single versions, b-sides and soundtrack music) (remastered) (2CD)** Exclusive to ‘Loving The Alien (1983-1988)’ Digital download standard:Let’s Dance (remaster)Serious Moonlight (Live ’83) (previously unreleased)Tonight (remaster)Never Let Me Down (remaster)Never Let Me Down 2018 (previously unreleased)*Glass Spider (Live Montreal ’87)Dance*Re:Call 4 (non-album singles, single versions, b-sides and soundtrack music) (remastered)** Set exclusives GLASS SPIDER (LIVE MONTREAL ’87)Side 1Up The Hill BackwardsGlass SpiderDay-In Day-OutBang BangSide 2Absolute BeginnersLoving The AlienChina GirlRebel RebelSide 3FashionScary Monsters (And Super Creeps)All The MadmenNever Let Me DownSide 4Big Brother‘87 And Cry“Heroes”Sons Of The Silent AgeTime Will Crawl / Band IntroductionSide 5Young AmericansBeat Of Your DrumThe Jean GenieLet’s DanceSide 6FameTimeBlue JeanModern Love NEVER LET ME DOWN (2018)Side 1Day-In Day-OutTime Will CrawlBeat Of Your DrumSide 2Never Let Me DownZeroesGlass SpiderSide 3Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (ft Laurie Anderson)New York’s In Love87 & CryBang BangSide 4David Bowie 1987 logo etching NEVER LET ME DOWNDay-In Day-OutTime Will CrawlBeat Of Your DrumNever Let Me DownZeroesGlass SpiderShining Star (Makin’ My Love)New York’s In Love’87 And CryBang Bang SERIOUS MOONLIGHT (LIVE ’83)Side 1Look Back In Anger“Heroes”What In The WorldGolden YearsFashionLet’s DanceSide 2Breaking GlassLife On Mars?SorrowCat People (Putting Out Fire)China GirlScary Monsters (And Super Creeps)Rebel RebelSide 3White Light/White HeatStation To StationCracked ActorAshes To AshesSide 4Space Oddity/Band IntroductionYoung AmericansFameModern Love NEVER LET ME DOWN (2018)Day-In Day-OutTime Will CrawlBeat Of Your DrumNever Let Me DownZeroesGlass SpiderShining Star (Makin’ My Love) (ft Laurie Anderson)New York’s In Love’87 And CryBang Bang ‘LOVING THE ALIEN (1983-1988)’ Vinyl & CD Tracklistings (showing Vinyl side breaks)LET’S DANCESide 1Modern LoveChina GirlLet’s DanceWithout YouSide 2RicochetCriminal WorldCat People (Putting Out Fire)Shake It CD TRACKLISTINGLET’S DANCEModern LoveChina GirlLet’s DanceWithout YouRicochetCriminal WorldCat People (Putting Out Fire)Shake Itcenter_img A new David Bowie box set has been announced this week, with the collection titled Loving The Alien due out on October 12th via Parlophone. Loving The Alien, named after the track off 1984’s Tonight, will catalog Bowie’s career in the mid-80s, with the collection spanning the years 1983 to 1988.Featuring studio albums, live LPs, and more, the boxset contains three of Bowie’s studio albums—Let’s Dance (1983), Tonight (1984), and Never Let Me Down (1987)—in addition to live albums Serious Moonlight (Live ’83) and Glass Spider (Live Montreal ’87), both of which will be getting the vinyl treatment for the first time ever, and the new remix compilation album Dance. Exclusive to the set is a special compilation called Re:Call 4, which features select outtakes, rarities, B-sides, and demos from the era, plus songs from the Labyrinth, Absolute Beginners, Falcon and the Snowman, and When the Wind Blows soundtracks, and an accompanying book that contains unpublished photos and collected reviews and technical notes from producers/engineers Nile Rodgers, Hugh Padgham, Mario McNulty, and Justin Shirley-Smith.Notably, Loving The Alien features a brand-new production of 1987’s Never Let Me Down, an album that Bowie always wanted to re-record and that he called “a bitter disappointment.” This new take on Never Let Me Down was produced by Mario McNulty, arranged on strings by Nico Muhly, and features Laurie Anderson for a guest cameo on “Shining Star (Makin’ My Love)”. For 2018’s Never Let Me Down, McNulty tapped longtime Bowie collaborators guitarist Reeves Gabriel, drummer Sterling Campbell, and bassist Tim Lefebvre to assist in the production.As Parlaphone, the record company that is releasing Loving The Alien in October, noted in a press release, “The seeds of this new reimagining of the albums were first sown in 2008 when Bowie asked McNulty to remix the track ‘Time Will Crawl’ and record new drums by longtime Bowie drummer Sterling Campbell along with strings. … The track was issued on the iSelect compilation to much acclaim and, in the notes for that record, David remarked ‘Oh, to redo the rest of that album.’”Loving The Alien is part of a series of era-themed David Bowie retrospective box sets, which have steadily been released since Bowie’s untimely death in 2016. Thus far, releases have cataloged 1969 to 1973 with Five Years, 1974 to 1976 with Who Can I Be Now?, and 1977 to 1982 with A New Career In A New Town.For more information, head to David Bowie’s website here. NEVER LET ME DOWNSide 1Day-In Day-OutTime Will CrawlBeat Of Your DrumNever Let Me DownZeroesSide 2Glass SpiderShining Star (Makin’ My Love)New York’s In Love’87 And CryBang Bang TONIGHTLoving The AlienDon’t Look DownGod Only KnowsTonightNeighborhood ThreatBlue JeanTumble And TwirlI Keep Forgettin’Dancing With The Big Boys TONIGHTSide 1Loving The AlienDon’t Look DownGod Only KnowsTonightSide 2Neighborhood ThreatBlue JeanTumble And TwirlI Keep Forgettin’Dancing With The Big Boys RE:CALL 4Side 11. Let’s Dance (single version)2. China Girl (single version)3. Modern Love (single version)4. This Is Not America (The theme from ‘The Falcon And The Snowman’) – David Bowie / Pat Metheny Group5. Loving The Alien (re-mixed version)Side 21. Don’t Look Down (re-mixed version)2. Dancing In The Street (Clearmountain mix) – David Bowie and Mick Jagger3. Absolute Beginners (from Absolute Beginners)4. That’s Motivation (from Absolute Beginners)5. Volare (from Absolute Beginners)Side 31. Labyrinth Opening Titles/Underground (from Labyrinth)2. Magic Dance (from Labyrinth)3. As The World Falls Down (from Labyrinth)4. Within You (from Labyrinth)5. Underground (from Labyrinth)Side 41. When The Wind Blows (single version) (from When The Wind Blows)2. Day-In Day-Out (single version)3. Julie4. Beat Of Your Drum (vinyl album edit)5. Glass Spider (vinyl album edit)Side 51. Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (vinyl album edit)2. New York’s In Love (vinyl album edit)3. ‘87 And Cry (vinyl album edit)4. Bang Bang (vinyl album edit)5. Time Will Crawl (single version)Side 61. Girls (extended edit)2. Never Let Me Down (7” remix edit)3. Bang Bang (live – promotional mix)4. Tonight (live) Tina Turner with David Bowie5. Let’s Dance (live) Tina Turner with David Bowie SERIOUS MOONLIGHT (LIVE ’83)CD1Look Back In Anger“Heroes”What In The WorldGolden YearsFashionLet’s DanceBreaking GlassLife On Mars?SorrowCat People (Putting Out Fire)China GirlScary Monsters (And Super Creeps)Rebel RebelCD2White Light / White HeatStation To StationCracked ActorAshes To AshesSpace Oddity/Band IntroductionYoung AmericansFameModern Love GLASS SPIDER (LIVE MONTREAL ’87)CD 1Up The Hill BackwardsGlass SpiderDay-In Day-OutBang BangAbsolute BeginnersLoving The AlienChina GirlRebel RebelFashionScary Monsters (And Super Creeps)All The MadmenNever Let Me DownCD 2Big Brother‘87 And Cry“Heroes”Sons Of The Silent AgeTime Will Crawl / Band IntroductionYoung AmericansBeat Of Your DrumThe Jean GenieLet’s DanceFameTimeBlue JeanModern Love David Bowie ‘LOVING THE ALIEN (1983-1988)’ Boxset Track ListingLP Box Set:88 Page hardback bookLet’s Dance (remastered) (1LP)Serious Moonlight (Live ’83) (previously unreleased) (2LP)*Tonight (remastered) (1LP)Never Let Me Down (remastered) (1LP)Never Let Me Down (2018) (previously unreleased) (2LP – side 4 is etched)*Glass Spider (Live Montreal ’87) (previously unreleased on vinyl) (3LP)*Dance (2LP)*Re:Call 4 (non-album singles, edits, single versions, b-sides and soundtrack music) (remastered) (3LP)** Exclusive to ‘Loving The Alien (1983-1988) LP box’ RE:CALL 4CD 1Let’s Dance (single version)China Girl (single version)Modern Love (single version)This Is Not America (The theme from ‘The Falcon And The Snowman’) – David Bowie / Pat Metheny GroupLoving The Alien (re-mixed version)Don’t Look Down (re-mixed version)Dancing In The Street (Clearmountain mix) – David Bowie and Mick JaggerAbsolute Beginners (from Absolute Beginners)That’s Motivation (from Absolute Beginners)Volare (from Absolute Beginners)Labyrinth Opening Titles/Underground (from Labyrinth)Magic Dance (from Labyrinth)As The World Falls Down (from Labyrinth)Within You (from Labyrinth)Underground (from Labyrinth)CD 2When The Wind Blows (single version) (from When The Wind Blows)Day-In Day-Out (single version)JulieBeat Of Your Drum (vinyl album edit)Glass Spider (vinyl album edit)Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (vinyl album edit)New York’s In Love (vinyl album edit)‘87 And Cry (vinyl album edit)Bang Bang (vinyl album edit)Time Will Crawl (single version)Girls (extended edit)Never Let Me Down (7” remix edit)Bang Bang (live – promotional mix)Tonight (live) Tina Turner with David BowieLet’s Dance (live) Tina Turner with David BowieView All Trackslast_img read more

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura is setting new standard for Japanese basketball

first_imgPerkins drew a double team and lobbed a pass to Rui Hachimura, who caught it at the elbow and was immediately surrounded by four Huskie defenders. Unfazed, he turned and drained a 15-footer to give the Bulldogs a 2-point lead with less than a second to spare, sealing the Bulldogs’ victory.MORE: 45 years later, Notre Dame’s upset of UCLA still resonatesFor Hachimura, that sequence was more than just a game-winning shot: It was representative of the journey he embarked on more than seven years ago when he first picked up a basketball.Born in the coastal city of Toyama, Japan, to a Japanese mother and Beninese father, Hachimura didn’t give basketball much thought growing up. He, like many Japanese children, was more interested in playing baseball in a country famous for producing professional players.That all changed when Hachimura entered junior high school.“One of my old teammates, he was in the same class and he wanted me to play basketball,” Hachimura told Sporting News. “He was always asking me to come, to play and I finally decided to go.”He soon found he had a natural talent for the game, given his length and athleticism. Hachimura, who played throughout high school, helped lead Mesei High School to back-to-back titles in the All-Japan High School Tournament.Hachimura’s next milestone in the sport came between his sophomore and junior years, when he was a part of the Japan team at the 2014 FIBA Under-17 Basketball World Cup in Dubai: the country’s first and only appearance in the tournament.There, he competed against several of the best young players in the world, including future NBA players Josh Jackson, Jayson Tatum and Harry Giles.“It was definitely different playing against other players from other countries,” Hachimura recalled. “They have more talent, they’re more athletic, they know how to play basketball, so it was very fun to play against them.”Hachimura proved he and his team belong as he guided Team Japan to an appearance in the Round of 16 and a 14th-place finish. The 6-8 teenager wound up leading the entire tournament in scoring with 22.6 points per game, highlighted by a 35-point performance against Italy.“What I saw then was a big, raw giant piece of silly putty,” ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla told SN. “You’re looking at a guy who’s a tremendous athlete with the body of a Greek god, yet you could see there was still a rawness to his game.”After his performance on the international stage — coupled with his body of work from high school — it was only a matter of time before American teams came calling. That included Gonzaga, the small, private school from Spokane, Wash., that Hachimura says he had never heard of prior to his basketball recruitment.“I had no idea,” Hachimura said.But after an official visit to Gonzaga, Hachimura announced his commitment to the Bulldogs in November 2015. But selecting the team for which he’d play was the easy part.MORE: SN’s 2018-19 midseason All-America teamBefore he even set foot on campus, Hachimura knew adjusting to life in the U.S. wasn’t going to be easy. Moving nearly 5,000 miles halfway around the world is tough on anyone, let alone a 17-year-old kid.In his freshman year, Gonzaga made its first Final Four appearance in school history. The Bulldogs later fell to North Carolina in the national championship game, 71-65. That season, Hachimura averaged just 4.6 minutes per game.“I already knew I wasn’t going to play,” Hachimura said. “Because of school stuff and language. … It was a really hard time with the different culture and the language barrier.“My teammates really pushed me to talk every day, even when I didn’t speak,” Hachimura said. “They taught me slang and stuff, hanging out with them it was hard but, I’d use a gesture and a translator. … Now, I’m still learning and I can speak a little bit better.”Once he was adjusted, however, Hachimura saw a dramatic improvement during his sophomore season. He nearly quintupled his minutes and averaged nearly 12 points a game.“His freshman year was more about getting acclimated to the United States and actually learning how to speak English,” Fraschilla said. “I would say his sophomore year was learning how to play basketball and now that he’s mastered both, he’s obviously one of the couple best players in the country.”Returning to Gonzaga for his junior season has been a boon for Hachimura. He’s averaging 20.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game while shooting 43.5 percent from beyond the 3-point arc, feats feat which have earned him midseason All-American honors by Sporting News.“I think that’s been well-documented,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few said of Hachimura’s development as a player. “He’s certainly grown as a player. … When he plays forceful and confident he’s a handful.”Hachimura’s skill set, meanwhile, has not only helped lead Gonzaga to an 18-2 record, but also has NBA scouts drooling. His ability to defend, handle the ball in transition — especially at his size — and score almost at will draws comparisons to players like Kawhi Leonard and Giannis Antetokounmpo. It’s no wonder he’s a projected lottery pick in most mock drafts.MORE: NCAA Tournament Field of 68 projectionsThe fact he’s from Japan makes him all the more remarkable. Only two Japan natives have logged minutes in the NBA: Yuta Tabuse for the Phoenix Suns in 2004, and Yuta Watanabe for the Memphis Grizzlies this season.“He’s a big-time NBA prospect regardless of where he’s from,” Fraschilla said. “He has the attributes the allow you to believe he’s going to be a very good NBA player some day.”If Hachimura’s name is indeed called this summer at the NBA Draft, he’ll also make history as the first Japan native to be drafted. But for him, talk of basketball at the next level is just noise for the time being.“I’m just focused on basketball here (at Gonzaga),” Hachimura said. “I’m enjoying this life. I’m working everyday.”Next year, the Summer Olympics head to Tokyo, where Hachimura will have the chance to represent his country on one of the biggest stages against the world’s best players. In its December game against Washington, Gonzaga found itself dangerously close to losing both its No. 1 ranking and undefeated season.Huskies guard Jaylen Nowell hit two free throws to tie the game at 79 with 10 seconds left. Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins took the ensuing inbounds pass and calmly dribbled it up the court as the clock ticked away. “It’s gonna be a big opportunity for us to show how well we can play against other countries,” Hachimura said. “It’s going to be so fun to play in front of my family and all the Japanese people I know.”Until then, Hachimura is focused on the present and improving every day.But it’s hard not to look back at how far this kid from Toyama has come, and to all the possibilities that lie ahead.last_img read more