Parlophone unearths unreleased David Bowie demo featuring Nile Rodgers
David Bowie would have been 71 year olds January 8. In celebration of the iconic glam rock innovator’s birthday, Parlophone Records — the label to which David Bowie was signed — has released a demo of Bowie’s seminal hit “Let’s Dance” featuring a guest appearance from funk virtuoso Nile Rodgers and Turkish guitarist Erdal Kizilcay.
“I’ve been blessed with a wonderful career but my creative partnership with David Bowie ranks very very very high on the list of my most important and rewarding collaborations” says Rodgers of the track, “This demo gives you, the fans, a bird’s eye view of the very start of it! I woke up on my first morning in Montreux with David peering over me. He had an acoustic guitar in his hands and exclaimed, ‘Nile, darling, I think this is a HIT!'”
The track, recorded in Montreux, Switzerland in 1982, marks 35 years since the original release of “Let’s Dance” in 1983.