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LET'S DANCE

David Bowie

 

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Kazuhiro
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3 stars "Scary Monsters" announced in 1980 can be counted as one of the important albums where the act and the necessity of nature are included for David Bowie. It is thought to be should a chase by cutting out the first half from the latter half of the 70's to the 80's a little when talking about the music character of David Bowie in the flow that reaches this album.

In so-called Berlin, work with Brian Eno is a part of the trilogy of known David Bowie. "Low" and "Heroes". And, the flow by "Lodger" has exactly established the element as Rock Star of apart from others enough. And, the activity of the music of David Bowie that rushed into in the 80's exactly included a revolution and an inevitable flow a lot. It exactly became a shift of Berlin in the age to "Thin White Duke" from the establishment of "Ziggy Stardust", was expressed, and meant one top and change as cult Star.

"Scary Monsters" was an album caught as a flow that shifted to one reform and the next stage for David Bowie as a work in RCA. The Tom major who appeared in "Space Oddity" was digested by "Ashes To Ashes" collected to this album and was a work at time when the age that David Bowie had caught was remarkably expressed. And, he shifts to the activity with diversity indeed after announcing "Scary Monsters".

He has the work of the drama and the movie, etc. run side by side with music in the first half of the 1980's and having gone is a well-known fact. It is said that he had had the will of the pantomime before tried to be aimed at the musician. The actor's work might have been a part of his character for him. "Scary Monsters" The actor's work was a little remarkable as his activity from now on.

The element of cult Star of apart from others might be gradually excluded and proceeded flow and element to the next step be almost consolidated in this "Let's Dance". Some respects can be discovered in the element. Part where Nile Rodgers was appointed from old friend's Tony Visconti as producer. The point that ..recommendation.. E was done according to Nile Rodgers. the participating musician record this album andAnd, the point that this album was recorded in Manhattan. And, the title of this album. These elements might be the parts that appear remarkably as the following music character that David Bowie exactly creates. And, the work that trust in Nile Rodgers had shared with each other will have been a challenge of music that exactly caught the age.

This "Let's Dance" was announced from EMI on April 14, 1983. The music character of the point and this album that he had transfered the register from RCA to EMI might also have accompanied the necessity. Tony Thompson of companion of Nile Rodgers. And, Omar Hakim to listen to an overwhelming performance with Weather Report. And, Nile Rodgers that voluntarily plays the guitar. Or, the guitar of Stevie Ray Vaughan that shows the existence over the whole volume. The age exactly and it revolutionizes it to this album. And, it might be an album including the new element that David Bowie creates.

"Modern Love" starts because of the sound of cutting of the guitar and an overwhelming drum. The song in close relation to the sound of the shining keyboard surely sends new David Bowie to the listener. Song and chorus in close relation to steady rhythm. And, the part of the wind instrument has an exactly good flow. The soundscape boldly given might succeed consistently as work that Nile Rodgers did.

"China Girl" has the theme of an impressive guitar. The sound of the song and the keyboard in close relation to an Oriental melody gives a good impression. The song in close relation to a new element might be also exactly invariable. Solo of the guitar is also impressive. This tune is credit of two people of Iggy Pop and David Bowie. Therefore, the space of an exactly good sound is produced including the melody.

"Let's Dance" has splendidly decided the directionality of this album. The band combines from a complete chorus attended with coming in succession of the sound. The element where the sound slightly has the part of the echo might be a technique of Nile Rodgers. The obbligati of Ensemble and the guitar of the band is also splendid. Nile Rodgers was made remarks that the synthesizer was not used in this album. The impression that fights as a work that gives priority to the performance as the band will be exactly given. Groove tries to continue and to complete the quality of the tune. The guitar and Sax also splendidly contribute to the tune.

In "Without You", the song in close relation to the element of POP is a feature. The song and the chorus who made good use of the falsetto put the impression of the tune. Drum that gives change to rhythm of eight. And, the impression with good sound of the guitar and the keyboard that twines invariably is given.

A good song and the chorus of "Ricochet" are impressive. Collage of shortwave radio. And, Omar Hakim that applied the change to the rhythm. The part of Sax and the guitar also raises the quality of the tune.

As for "Criminal World", the sound of a vocal keyboard twines round the guitar that the mute is done. The song progresses with the anacatesthesia. The progress of Chord is suddenly converted and shifts to a complete part. Changing Chord is boldly exactly given and has succeeded. A limited, of this tune transparent feeling has acted well overall, too.

As for "Cat People", the sound of a bold guitar and the drum is impressive. The flow round which a delicate part of the tune twines is exactly consistent though the element of Rock has gone out strongly. It might be a task accomplished by Nile Rodgers. The chorus and the guitar also consistently do a good performance.

The melody and the chorus of "Shake It" who has some humours are impressive. However, this tune might be a flow digested as a part that derives from the element of the music that David Bowie did. The song and the chorus twine round a steady rhythm well. It might have the element of the dance music a little. However, these are creativity and ideas always involved to David Bowie.

This album will be able to be counted as one shape to pursue a new music character with a complete revolution in the work of David Bowie in the 80's. The activity at that time of David Bowie with diversity got into the news exactly in various respects. And, the music character of this album might exactly contain the part in the turning point for David Bowie. However, it can be taken up as an album that contains the element that derives to the idea of the album announced further.

Kazuhiro | 3/5 |

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