“Let's face the music and dance”
DAVID BOWIE ‘LET’S DANCE’ NILE RODGERS STRING VERSION AND DEMO
DIGITAL ONLY SINGLE AVAILABLE NOW ON ALL STREAMING / DOWNLOAD SERVICES & HIGH RESOLUTION 96/24
LET’S DANCE - NILE RODGERS' STRING VERSION (Radio Edit)
LET’S DANCE - DEMO (Radio Edit)
Thirty-six years after he originally recorded the track LET’S DANCE Nile Rodgers has produced a very special orchestrated version which is featured on the newly released album 80’s SYMPHONIC.
Speaking about this new version Nile commented “My work with David Bowie and specifically “Let’s Dance” is sacrosanct to me so when I was asked to add orchestration to the original recording I approached it with extreme trepidation. In fact my only concern was to protect David’s artistic vision and integrity. In the end I’m very grateful that we did this, as I believe anyone who loves the original will be excited by it. I’m certain David would approve from above”.
Also featured on the digital single is an alternate version of the original demo which was recorded on the 19th December, 1982 at Mountain Studios in Montreux, Switzerland. This version features a spoken intro from Bowie joking that if Nile or the band make any mistakes he’ll fine them just like James Brown would do to his band.
1. LET’S DANCE (Nile Rodgers’ String Version) (Radio Edit) (4.10)
Originally produced by David Bowie and Nile Rodgers
Original recording engineered by Bob Clearmountain for Fast Forward Productions.
Nile Rodgers’ String Version: Orchestrated, arranged and produced by Nile Rodgers
Associate Producer: Russell Graham
Engineered By Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios.
Mixed by Mark "Spike" Stent
2. LET’S DANCE (Demo) (Radio Edit) (4.30)
Produced by David Bowie and Nile Rodgers
Arranged by David Bowie and Nile Rodgers
Mixed by Nile Rodgers and Russell Graham at Le Crib Studios, November 2017
Recorded on 19th December, 1982 at Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland by David Richards
Mastered by Ray Staff at AIR Studios with thanks to Cicely Balston
LET’S DANCE is available now on Parlophone
80’s SYMPHONIC is available now on Warner Music/Rhino Entertainment