David Bowie – ‘Let’s Dance’ released April 14, 1983


‘Let’s Dance’ was released on April the 14th 1983
– the album was produced by David Bowie and Nile Rodgers
‘Let’s Dance’ was recorded, start to finish, including mixing, in 17 days.
– it included the singles “Let’s Dance”, “China Girl” and “Modern Love”
– “China Girl” was a new version of a song which Bowie had co-written with Iggy Pop for Pop’s 1977 album The Idiot.
– Influential blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan recorded guitar on six of the album’s eight songs, including the title track and “China Girl”.
‘Let’s Dance’ was Bowie’s best-selling album

– Bowie would later affirm that the success of ‘Let’s Dance’ caused him to hit a creative low point in his career, here’s what he had to say:

“I remember looking out over these waves of people [who were coming to hear this record played live] and thinking, ‘I wonder how many Velvet Underground albums these people have in their record collections?’ I suddenly felt very apart from my audience. And it was depressing, because I didn’t know what they wanted.”

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