|Loving The Alien (Re-Mixed Version)|
|Produced by David Bowie, Derek Branble, Hugh Padgham|
|Released on May 1985|
|UK CHART POSITION #17|
|Find it at GEMM|
|BG-8271 w. gatefold sleeve
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W hen this came out, it was like Ashes To Ashes all over again. Or so I thought. I confess to losing interest in Bowie after Letís Dance, but the video for this song reminded me of the old, unsettling, uncomfortable Bowie I initially fell for. Bought Tonight right after that. Oops. The first three singles from Tonight (Blue Jean, Tonight, this) represent the sum and substance of that album. Everything after it is incidental, even Donít Look Down. The re-mix of the B side is a little squishier than the original, the re-mix of the A side has some neat string arrangements at the end and cuts off a coupla minutes. Loving the Alien remains my favorite track from Tonight, because I see the ghost of Station in its bitter beauty. Itís also one of the more nicely packaged singles I own.
|BG-8271 back cover|
Steve Thompson -- re-mix, additional production
Michael Barbiero -- re-mix
Shoot That Tiger -- art direction & design
Steve Rapport -- photography
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|REGION||RELEASE DATE||LABEL||MEDIA||ID NUMBER||FEATURES|
|UK||May 1985||EMI America||7"||EA-195||gatefold picture sleeve|
|UK||May 1985||EMI America||7SHA||EAP-195||shaped picture disc|
|UK||May 1985||EMI America||12||12EA-195||gatefold cover, poster|
|UK||May 1985||EMI America||12PIC||12EAP-195||picture disc|
|US/CAN||May 1985||EMI America||7"||BG-8271||gatefold picture sleeve|
|AUS'L||EMI||7"||AMI-1484||gatefold picture sleeve|
|GER||1985||EMI||7"||1C 006 200599-7||gatefold picture sleeve|
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