Listen to a demo of David Bowie's 'Let's Dance'

Music 09/01/2018

A previously unreleased demo of David Bowie's 1983 hit 'Let's Dance' is now available as a digitial single.

It was released to celebrate what would have been David Bowie's 71st Birthday on January 8th.

Looking back on the late 1982 sessions in a note penned for Bowie's official site, Producer Nile Rodgers recalls the moment he and Bowie started their Let's Dance adventure.

"This recording was the first indication of what we could do together as I took his 'folk song' and arranged it into something that the entire world would soon be dancing to and seemingly has not stopped dancing to for the last 35 years! It became the blueprint not only for 'Let’s Dance' the song but for the entire album as well," writes Rodgers. "If you played second guitar or drums, let us know who you are!"

Rodgers said he spent the days just before Christmas 2017 remixing the tapes.

"It felt like David was in the room with us. Happy Birthday David, I love you and we all miss you!"

Take a listen to the new 'Lets Dance' demo above!