On April 14, 1983.

David Bowie-Lets dance

On April 14, 1983, “EMI” label released “Let’s Dance”, the eighteen David Bowie studio album. It was recorded at “Power Station” in New York, and was produced by Nile Rodgers and David Bowie.  With sale of more than 11 million copies, “Let’s Dance” became Bowie’s best sold album ever.  In 2013, “NME” magazine ranked the album at number 296 in its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • David Bowie– lead vocals, horn arrangements
  • Carmine Rojas– bass guitar
  • Omar Hakim, Tony Thompson– drums
  • Nile Rodgers– guitar, horn arrangements
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan– lead guitar
  • Rob Sabino– keyboards
  • Mac Gollehon – trumpet
  • Stan Harrison– tenor saxophone, flute
  • Robert Aaron– tenor saxophone
  • Steve Elson– baritone saxophone, flute
  • Sammy Figueroa– percussion
  • Frank Simms, George Simms, David Spinner – backing vocals
  • Bernard Edwards– bass guitar
  • Bob Clearmountain, Nile Rodgers, David Bowie – engineering, mixing
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by David Bowie, except where noted.

  1. Modern Love
  2. China Girl – Iggy Pop, David Bowie
  3. Let’s Dance
  4. Without You
  5. Ricochet
  6. Criminal World – Peter Godwin, Duncan Browne, Sean Lyons
  7. Cat People (Putting Out fire) – David Bowie, Giorgio Moroder
  8. Shake It

 

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