Deal alert / David Bowie Loving The Alien (1983-1988) / 11CD box set

Great price in Germany and the first official ‘deal’ for the 11CD edition of the forthcoming David Bowie Loving The Alien (1983-1988) box set.

The box contains remastered editions of Let’s Dance, Tonight and Never Let Me Down, the ‘re-produced’ Never Let Me Down 2018, Dance (a remix album), the two live albums (Serious Moonlight and Glass Spider) and Re:Call 4, a double CD set of non-album tracks and rarities. All the discs are packaged as Japan-style vinyl replicas and this comes with a 128-page hardback book. It’s just €89 via Amazon Germany which is approx £79. That’s about £20 cheaper than the UK price.

Loving The Alien (1983-1988) is released on 12 October 2018.

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Loving The Alien - 11CD box set


Loving The Alien 11CD box set


  • 128 Page hardback book
  • Let’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)’




  1. Modern Love
  2. China Girl
  3. Let’s Dance
  4. Without You
  5. Ricochet
  6. Criminal World
  7. Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
  8. Shake It



  1. Look Back In Anger
  2. “Heroes”
  3. What In The World
  4. Golden Years
  5. Fashion
  6. Let’s Dance
  7. Breaking Glass
  8. Life On Mars?
  9. Sorrow
  10. Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
  11. China Girl
  12. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
  13. Rebel Rebel


  1. White Light / White Heat
  2. Station To Station
  3. Cracked Actor
  4. Ashes To Ashes
  5. Space Oddity/Band Introduction
  6. Young Americans
  7. Fame
  8. Modern Love


  1. Loving The Alien
  2. Don’t Look Down
  3. God Only Knows
  4. Tonight
  5. Neighborhood Threat
  6. Blue Jean
  7. Tumble And Twirl
  8. I Keep Forgettin’
  9. Dancing With The Big Boys


  1. Day-In Day-Out
  2. Time Will Crawl
  3. Beat Of Your Drum
  4. Never Let Me Down
  5. Zeroes
  6. Glass Spider
  7. Shining Star (Makin’ My Love)
  8. New York’s In Love
  9. ’87 And Cry
  10. Bang Bang


  1. Day-In Day-Out
  2. Time Will Crawl
  3. Beat Of Your Drum
  4. Never Let Me Down
  5. Zeroes
  6. Glass Spider
  7. Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (ft Laurie Anderson)
  8. New York’s In Love
  9. ’87 And Cry
  10. Bang Bang


CD 1

  1. Up The Hill Backwards
  2. Glass Spider
  3. Day-In Day-Out
  4. Bang Bang
  5. Absolute Beginners
  6. Loving The Alien
  7. China Girl
  8. Rebel Rebel
  9. Fashion
  10. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
  11. All The Mad Men
  12. Never Let Me Down

CD 2

  1. Big Brother
  2. ‘87 And Cry
  3. “Heroes”
  4. Sons Of The Silent Age
  5. Time Will Crawl / Band Introduction
  6. Young Americans
  7. Beat Of Your Drum
  8. The Jean Genie
  9. Let’s Dance
  10. Fame
  11. Time
  12. Blue Jean
  13. Modern Love


  1. 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)


CD 1

  1. 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 Group
  5. Loving The Alien (re-mixed version)
  6. Don’t Look Down (re-mixed version)
  7. Dancing In The Street (Clearmountain mix) – David Bowie and Mick Jagger
  8. Absolute Beginners (from Absolute Beginners)
  9. That’s Motivation (from Absolute Beginners)
  10. Volare (from Absolute Beginners)
  11. Labyrinth Opening Titles/Underground (from Labyrinth)
  12. Magic Dance (from Labyrinth)
  13. As The World Falls Down (from Labyrinth)
  14. Within You (from Labyrinth)
  15. Underground (from Labyrinth)

CD 2

  1. When The Wind Blows (single version) (from When The Wind Blows)
  2. Day-In Day-Out (single version)
  3. Julie
  4. Beat Of Your Drum (vinyl album edit)
  5. Glass Spider (vinyl album edit)
  6. Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (vinyl album edit)
  7. New York’s In Love (vinyl album edit)
  8. ‘87 And Cry (vinyl album edit)
  9. Bang Bang (vinyl album edit)
  10. Time Will Crawl (single version)
  11. Girls (extended edit)
  12. Never Let Me Down (7” remix edit)
  13. Bang Bang (live – promotional mix)
  14. Tonight (live) Tina Turner with David Bowie
  15. Let’s Dance (live) Tina Turner with David Bowie


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Waiting for the China-Boxes about 40 Euro. That’s enough for this poor assemblage without real “Outtakes” (like the Ryko-Editions from the 90s).

Matthew Porter

You’ll Be Able To Pick one Up From Aliexpress in A few Months for about $36, I’ve Done it 3 times already


Why is TOO DIZZY still missing from Never let me down? Even the shorter vinyl mixes are included on the Recall disc, but TOO DIZZY is not. It’s a shame!

Matthew Porter

What is it about this song? They have had 3 times to correct this mistake and they refuse – it’s still on the vinyl so there’s that


I pre-ordered mine on Amazon Australia on 21st July for A$185 delivered, not sure how long that was available for that price.


I also pre-ordered mine from Amazon.au for $185 delivered. It is now quite more expensive.

Peter m

Paul, could you tell me what the Amazon
UK deal price was?


I just bought a Five Years set for $30 from a US Ebay seller selling it as gently used. It was a total bootleg. Bad color, bad packaging, & the glue on one CD had already come apart. In all really terrible. Ebay to their credit shut the store down and I got my money back post haste. China is now recruiting people in UK, US, EU & Canada to sell their garbage. Why don’t these governments just shut down China trade altogether? Buyer beware

Edwin Muller

If such a box is offered at 30 U$ you know there is something wrong, especially if it’s Chinese. But in some cases (Beatles mono, Stones mono) it’s the only thing still available. It would help if the record companies stopped issuing these in limited condition.


The Bowie bootleg box sets have been around for some time. You can’t safely buy any of them from Ebay right now. The one and only way to know….. the official discs are gold, not silver. If the playing side of the disc you have is silver, it’s a bootleg. So – ask before you buy. Send the seller a message asking what color the discs are. If they say silver, it’s a boot. If gold, it’s official.

Don’t be fooled by claims such as “European Silver Disc Edition”, or any such nonsense. There are no versions of the box sets with silver discs.


Shut down China trade over fake Bowie boxes? That ain’t gonna happen. China creates a lot of counterfeit software, and it’s an issue, but for US media companies, it’s a potential goldmine. China just overtook the US as the largest movie market in the world.

Edwin Muller

I had it for 89 euro postage included to Holland. Thanks for the tip.


What a pity Amazon aren’t “Loving The (Austr)Alien”…

…I’ll get me coat. ;)

Neil Kelly

I like it!

Jesper Jensen

Ordered yesterday before going to sleep :-)

93 euros and free delivery to Denmark.

Thanks (again) for the tip, Paul.

Pete {in Australia}

Still Have my original cassettes, of “Let’s Dance”, “Tonight”, “Never Let Me Down” and have these three on CD, but will eventually get this box set. Like the other two box sets, I waited, for a few months, and not that I like to promote, Ebay, got the box sets, from Asia, and both the proper box sets, sealed and for around $30-$40Aus including Postage. Here in Australia this box set, is currently listed between $225 – 280A, on Aust Websites and why a great price, that even with our new import tax, works out to around $160….. will just wait until it goes down, or can grab a bargain via Ebay.


Are the eBay box sets ‘proper’ ones? There are lots of copies on there – hence, the cheap price.

Edwin Muller

They are forgeries, but no sound issues except for the Heroes issue of the original one. And no gold discs, poor cover quality etc.

Jarmo Keranen

Beware those Asian or China editions. About two years ago i bought Led Zeppelin boxset from China. CD’s were ok, but covers were like they been made with printer that runs out of color!

Iain Carmichael

I take it you’re taking the mick?
Not a bad contribution Jarmo.

Auntie Sabrina

The previous CDs in the boxset had ‘gold’ play sides…

Barry Scotland

Got in in time, Thanks Paul


$225 Aud from Amazon Australia

Mike Williams

CD version now shows as “unavailable”


No way – canˋt order it from Germany……


Looks like it’s no love nger available.


Remember though (but gone now) you won’t get the Autorip version in your Amazon Music account.


Looks great but I may watch a while like I did on the first box, eventually getting a good deal!


Just what I was waiting for. All over this like a rash. Thanks Paul.


Thanks Paul. Cancelled my old order at another site and ordered it from amazon.de. Great price.


Fantastic, thanks Paul! UK pre-order duly cancelled and Germany pre-order instated.

Iain McDermott

Cmon Amazon UK – price match and reward us fans who ordered months ago!