B-8251 This Is Not America
Produced by David Bowie/Pat Metheny
Released on January 1985
US CHART POSITION #35 (charted Feb. 2, 1985 for 12 weeks) . . . UK CHART POSIITON #14
Find it at GEMM
B-8251 w. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
 

T hose watching the skies for signs of the thin white duke had to settle for another UFO (underwhelming film opener) sighting, this time with the Pat Metheny Group in tow. It would have seemed an unlikely alliance, except that after the collaborations with Giorgio Moroder and Nile Rodgers and Queen anything seemed possible. The B side is an instrumental version that, as far as I know, simply removes the vocal tracks. The instrumental version is not available on the soundtrack to The Falcon And The Snowman, and you shouldn’t care either way. This is not what Bowie or Metheny are all about.

TRACK LISTING

  1. THIS IS NOT AMERICA    (David Bowie/Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays)    3:51
  2. THIS IS NOT AMERICA (INSTRUMENTAL)    (Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays)    3:51

CREDITS

DAVID BOWIE --
Bob Clearmountain -- mixing
Henry Marquez -- art direction
Carol Chen -- design
Oskar Petr -- photography

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US/CAN January 1985 EMI America 7" B-8251 picture sleeve
UK 1985 EMI America 7" EA 190 picture sleeve

 

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