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Unheard Version Of David Bowie’s ‘Let’s Dance’ Donated To MusicCares

Giving fans access to a never-before-heard version of the classic 1983 hit “Let’s Dance,” Gala Music has announced a partnership with Larry Dvoskin – the multi-faceted music professional and philanthropist who’s written/produced songs for the likes of Robert Plant, Bono, Beach Boys, and more – to release a limited series of David Bowie inspired digital collectibles.

In celebration of the song’s 40th anniversary from its eponymous LP, the repertoire will be available to the public on April 14th via Gala Music’s new platform. Bowie fans will have a limited time frame to claim a digital collectible, allowing them to experience the exclusive track for the very first time along with custom-designed pieces of Bowie-inspired art with all initial proceeds donated to MusiCares®, the leading music charity that provides health and human services to the music community.

A collaboration between Bowie and his producer, Dvoskin, the track was recorded 19 years after the original 1983 hit, making it a refreshingly new take on the classic song.

In a statement about the endeavor, Dvoskin said:

“When I first talked with the executor of the Bowie Estate, he told me he initially planned to listen to my pitch about releasing this as an NFT and then politely pass. But when he pulled up the original 2002 email in which Bowie expressed his enthusiasm for doing the recording, that changed his mind. This was a creative endeavor David never got to see released during his lifetime. We are honoring his wish by releasing it now.” “I am first and foremost a huge Bowie fan. It would have been a mistake to attempt to copy the original. This is something different. David simply imagined a more dreamy, electronic version. He is the original disruptor of expectations.”

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Author: Saul Goode

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