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Digital Subscriptions > Classic Pop > Sep-18 > DAVID BOWIE LOVING THE ALIEN [1983-1988]

DAVID BOWIE LOVING THE ALIEN [1983-1988]

THIS FOURTH BOXSET INSTALMENT IN PARLOPHONE’S BOWIE RETROSPECTIVE GIVES A COMPELLING MAKEOVER TO SOME OF HIS LEAST-INSPIRED POP AND ROCK

Few people would regard the mid 80s as the zenith of David Bowie’s career. Indeed, it induces a shudder to think he began the 80s with the stupendous Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) and closed it in the creative cul-de-sac of Tin Machine.

Nevertheless, Parlophone now see fit to celebrate the bits between those two extremes with this weighty 11CD (or 15LP) major boxset of Bowie’s 80s meanderings. Based on 1983’s Let’s Dance, 1984’s Tonight and 1987’s Never Let Me Down (and including a new production of the latter), it also offers a plethora of new material, including never-beforeheard live and remix albums.

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Issue 44 of Classic Pop magazine is on sale now! In the latest issue we speak to Soft Cell's Marc Almond and Dave Ball as they prepare for their farewell gig at the O2 in London and release a career-spanning boxset, Keychains & Snowstorms. We also take a look at their Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret LP in our Classic Album feature. Elsewhere, we have an exclusive interview with the world's biggest record producer, Mark Ronson, catch up with The Proclaimers who return with their politicised new album Angry Cyclist and talk to Level 42's Mark King about his life in pop's funkiest band. This month, we look back on the glory days of house music and Toyah tells us how she brought the punk aesthetic to the pop world. For boombox fans, we take an in-depth look at why cassettes are making a return and we also serve up a buyer's guide to the wonderful Luther Vandross. Our packed reviews section features new albums from Prince, Paul Weller, Lenny Kravitz, Paul Simon and many more while the reissues section includes Pet Shop Boys, the latest David Bowie boxset and Curiosity Killed The Cat. On the gig front, we head to Hyde Park for The Cure's only European show of the year, delve into the latest Let's Rock festival in Shrewsbury and check out gigs by Nick Heyward, Del Amitri and others. Enjoy the issue!