“You can't say no to the beauty from the East” *
For those of you who collect such things, the Japanese version of the David Bowie: Loving the Alien (1983-1988) CD box set, was released last month (12th December).
Extras include a 148-page book containing Japanese language notes and interviews from the LTA book with English/Japanese lyrics thrown in. There’s also a 24-page booklet of 1983 Japanese press conference pictures and Serious Moonlight live shots by Masashi Kuwamoto.
The folks at CROSSBEAT in Japan were very quick off the mark when they published a 1983-1988 special in celebration of the box set last month too.
Fourth in the series, It's a thorough look at the releases of the period, including the films Bowie starred in, with the usual wealth of pictorial content and Bowie interviews we’ve come to expect from their series of Parlophone box set specials, albeit in Japanese.
The magazine also focuses on all of the other 2018 Bowie releases, right up to Glastonbury 2000.
If you’ve been bitten by the Bowie collecting bug, stay tuned for another instalment in our occasional Bowie Collector series tomorrow.
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