Real Cool World

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"Real Cool World"
Single by David Bowie
from the album Songs from the Cool World
A-side "Real Cool World (Edit)"
B-side "Real Cool World (Instrumental)"
Released August 1992
Format 7"/12"/CD single
Recorded Mountain Studios, Montreux; Hit Factory, New York, June/July 1992
Genre Rock
Label Warner Bros.
W0127
Writer(s) David Bowie
Producer(s) Nile Rodgers
David Bowie singles chronology
"Never Let Me Down"
(1987)
Tin Machine:
One Shot
(1991)
"Real Cool World"
(1992)
"Jump They Say"
(1993)

"Real Cool World" is a song from the soundtrack of the film Cool World, performed by David Bowie. Released in August 1992, it represented his first new solo material since Tin Machine dissolved.

The track marked a reunion with Let's Dance producer Nile Rodgers, with whom Bowie began working in the summer of 1992. The bulk of the tracks resulting from their collaboration were released on Bowie’s 1993 album Black Tie White Noise. ("Real Cool World" was included as a bonus track on some reissues of Black Tie White Noise).

"Real Cool World" was issued in a variety of mixes, and paired with a video of clips from Cool World, but was overall a rather low-key release, resulting in a UK chart showing of No. 53.

In March 2010, a digital download version of the single was announced for release in June 2010.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Bowie

12": Warner Bros. / W0127 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Real Cool World (Edit)" – 4:15
  2. "Real Cool World (Instrumental)" – 4:29

12": Warner Bros. / W0127T (UK)[edit]

  1. "Real Cool World (12" Club Mix)" – 5:28
  2. "Real Cool World (Cool Dub Thing #2)" – 6:54
  3. "Real Cool World (Cool Dub Thing #1)" – 7:28
  4. "Real Cool World (Cool Dub Overture)" – 9:10

12": Warner Bros. / W0127CD (UK)[edit]

  1. "Real Cool World (Album Edit)" – 4:15
  2. "Real Cool World (Radio Remix)" – 4:23
  3. "Real Cool World (Cool Dub Thing #1)" – 7:28
  4. "Real Cool World (12" Club Mix)" - 5:28
  5. "Real Cool World (Cool Dub Overture)" – 9:10
  6. "Real Cool World (Cool Dub Thing #2)" – 6:54

Digital Download: EMI[edit]

  1. "Real Cool World (Album Edit") - 4:16
  2. "Real Cool World (Radio Remix)" - 4:24
  3. "Real Cool World (Cool Dub Thing 1)" - 7:29
  4. "Real Cool World (12" Club Mix)" - 5:30
  5. "Real Cool World (Cool Dub Overture)" - 9:12
  6. "Real Cool World (Cool Dub Thing 2)" - 6:56

Production credits[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

Pegg, Nicholas, The Complete David Bowie, Reynolds & Hearn Ltd, 2000, ISBN 1-903111-14-5

BowieNet, http://www.davidbowie.com/news/index.php?id=20100326

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