A previously unreleased demo of David Bowie's "Let's Dance" has surfaced just in time for his 71st birthday.
Bowie and Nile Rodgers recorded this stripped-down version on December 19th and 20th, 1982 at Montreux, Switzerland's Mountain Studios.
"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," Rodgers said in a statement. "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 time we spent mixing it just before Christmas was full of tears as it felt like David was in the room with us. Happy Birthday David, I love you and we all miss you!"