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Adam
(cricket menace)
06/16/08 12:11 PM
Bowie oversees a new recording of Time Will Crawl  



From Bowienet:

David Bowie is the subject of an upcoming Mail On Sunday cover-mount CD in the UK. But, rather than follow the usual format, David decided to select twelve of his own favourite Bowie recordings.

Called iSELECTBOWIE, (see above) the twelve track CD contains a brand new re-recording of Time Will Crawl. Here's what DB says about this new version of the track which was originally a 1987 single release from Never Let Me Down...

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Time Will Crawl (MM Remix)
Produced by David Bowie.
Recorded & mixed by Mario J McNulty.
String arrangements by Gregor Kitziz.
String Quartet: Martha Mooke/Krista Bennion Feeney/Robert
Chausow/Matthew Goeke.
Drums: Sterling Campbell.

"There are a host of songs that I’ve recorded over the years that for one reason or another (clenched teeth) I’ve often wanted to re-record some time in the future. This track from ‘Never Let Me Down’ is one of those. I’ve replaced the drum machine with true drums and added some crickety strings and remixed. I’m very fond of this new version with its Neil Young of Shortlands accents. Oh, to redo the rest of that album.

One Saturday afternoon in April 1986, along with some other musicians I was taking a break from recording at Montreux studios in Switzerland. It was a beautiful day and we were outside on a small piece of lawn facing the Alps and the lake. Our engineer, who had been listening to the radio, shot out of the studio door and shouted, ‘There’s a whole lot of shit going on in Russia.’ The Swiss news had picked up a Norwegian radio station that was screaming for anyone who would listen that huge billowing clouds were moving over from the Motherland and they weren’t rain clouds. This was the first news in Europe of the satanic Chernobyl.

I phoned a writer friend of mine in London but he hadn’t heard anything about it. It wasn’t for many more hours that the story started trickling out as major news. For those first few moments it felt sort of claustrophobic to know that you are one of only a few witnesses to something of this magnitude. Over the next couple of months a complicated crucible of impressions collected in my head prompted by this insanity any one of which could have become a song. I stuck them all in ‘Time Will Crawl’. That last sentence rhymes." - David Bowie 2008


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We'll post one or two more of David's song annotations ahead of the Sunday 29th June publication date, when you will be able to read his comments on all twelve of the following tracks which make up iSELECTBOWIE.

01 - Life On Mars?
02 - Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing
03 - The Bewlay Brothers
04 - Lady Grinning Soul
05 - Win
06 - Some Are
07 - Teenage Wildlife
08 - Repetition
09 - Fantastic Voyage
10 - Loving The Alien
11 - Time Will Crawl (MM Remix)
12 - Hang On To Yourself (From David Bowie - Live Santa Monica '72)

That's what I call an impressive introduction to David Bowie's music. Then again, DB has always had remarkably good taste when it comes to other people's stuff, so why not his own?

This coming Sunday, a week before the Mail On Sunday publishes iSELECTBOWIE, there will be a Bowie feature in the Mail On Sunday Live magazine.


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Chinchilla
(wild eyed peoploid)
06/16/08 12:55 PM
Re: Bowie oversees a new recording of Time Will Crawl new [re: Adam]  

Cool. I actually didn't think he'd touch anything on Never Let Me Down again, given his disappointment of the album. I actually liked Time Will Crawl and in fact, the album itself had some real gems on it... I always thought it was given an unfair response. Tonight on the other hand...



bowiefanpeter
(the voyeur)
06/16/08 12:58 PM
Re: Bowie oversees a new recording of Time Will Crawl new [re: Adam]  

First time "Some Are" has been commercially available in the well over a decade?



Strawman
(chameleon, comedian, corinthian and caricature)
06/16/08 01:09 PM
Re: Bowie oversees a new recording of Time Will Cr new [re: bowiefanpeter]  

'Some Are' was commercially available in a well!?

It must've been jolly hard to get access to.

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emptysmellmetal
(grinning soul)
06/16/08 02:10 PM
Re: Bowie oversees a new recording of Time Will Cr new [re: Adam]  

Strange he'd put Loving the Alien on there as he's been critical of that
recording as well.....though I find the single version perfection.

Nevertheless, this is great news. Bowie continues to surprise in unconventional ways.
The fact he's gotten all these people together to re-work an
OLD song (hopefully) hints at possible NEW inspiration.







Starling
(grinning soul)
06/16/08 03:58 PM
Re: Bowie oversees a new recording of Time Will Cr new [re: emptysmellmetal]  

Hopefully being back in the studio will get the ole' juices flowing again (assuming they weren't already).

I agree with the poster above; Time Will Crawl is a real gem. Always been one of my favorite 80's songs, along with Loving The Alien.

NEVER LET ME DOWN did have some good songs on it that would have benefitted from a re-visit.

I really look forward to hearing this version.





jump93
(crash course raver)
06/16/08 05:14 PM
Re: Bowie oversees a new recording of Time Will Cr new [re: Chinchilla]  

I find 'Tonight' by far the lesser of the two evils, but there you go.
I find Tonight, quietly mediocre with its fairly laid-back tracks and vocals whereas Never Let Me Down on the other hand screeches out for attention with its rampant cheesy production and melodramatic vocals 'hey listen to me! i'm shit!"

Can't wait to hear the new version though. It's a shame it's only a remix and not a complete re-recording, but I guess given we've waited a very long time for any new Bowie material I am looking forward to hearing it.

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ziggfried
(acolyte)
06/16/08 10:23 PM
Re: Bowie oversees a new recording of Time Will Crawl new [re: Chinchilla]  

In reply to:

Cool. I actually didn't think he'd touch anything on Never Let Me Down again, given his disappointment of the album. I actually liked Time Will Crawl and in fact, the album itself had some real gems on it... I always thought it was given an unfair response.


Yeah. "Time Will Crawl" isn't my favourite song on the album, but it's not half-bad. Although I do prefer the Dance Crew Mix.



Forgotten_Boy
(electric tomato)
06/16/08 10:53 PM
Re: Bowie oversees a new recording of Time Will Crawl new [re: Adam]  

How the fuck's the rest of the world supposed to get it if it's only on sale in the UK? Wait for it to hit eBay?

I used to be with it, but then they changed what "it" was. Now, what I'm with isn't it, and what's "it" seems weird and scary to me.

bowiefanpeter
(the voyeur)
06/17/08 01:47 AM
Re: Bowie oversees a new recording of Time Will Crawl new [re: Forgotten_Boy]  

There's a couple hundred thousand copies. It'll be 99 cents for those that want a copy. Get the new tracks from the the computre.




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