Miracle Goodnight

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"Miracle Goodnight"
Bowie MiracleGoodnight.jpg
Single by David Bowie
from the album Black Tie White Noise
B-side "Looking for Lester"
Released 11 October 1993
Format 7"/12"/CD single
Recorded June/July, 1992
Mountain Studios, Montreux; Hit Factory, New York City
Genre Rock
Length 4:14
Label Arista
74321 162267
Writer(s) David Bowie
Producer(s) Nile Rodgers
David Bowie singles chronology
"Black Tie White Noise"
(1993)
"Miracle Goodnight"
(1993)
"The Buddha of Suburbia"
(1993)
Music video
"Miracle Goodnight" on YouTube

"Miracle Goodnight" is a song from David Bowie's album Black Tie White Noise, and was released as the third single from the album in October 1993.

While the previous two singles from the album, "Jump They Say" and "Black Tie White Noise", covered issues such as mental illness and legal injustice, "Miracle Goodnight" features a more unabashed recurring theme of the album – Bowie's love for his new bride, Iman Abdulmajid. He declared the whole album "a wedding present" for Iman.[1]

Released as a single, the song also had a music video directed by Matthew Rolston, featuring Bowie unmoved by a harem of beautiful women while singing the song to camera, as well as scenes of him in a jester's outfit, playing with mirrors, dressed as a mime, and even returning briefly to his fashion style as the Thin White Duke from 1976. "Miracle Goodnight" had the usual plethora of remixes his recent multi-format singles had featured and reached No. 40 in the UK Singles Chart.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Bowie

7": Arista-BMG / 74321 16226 7 (Netherlands)[edit]

  1. "Miracle Goodnight" – 4:14
  2. "Looking for Lester" – 5:36

12": Arista-BMG / 74321 16226 1 (Netherlands)[edit]

  1. "Miracle Goodnight" (Blunted 2) – 8:12
  2. "Miracle Goodnight" (Make Believe Mix) – 4:14
  3. "Miracle Goodnight" (2 Chord Philly Mix) – 6:22
  4. "Miracle Goodnight" (Dance Dub) – 7:50

CD: Arista-BMG / 74321 16226 2 (Netherlands)[edit]

  1. "Miracle Goodnight" – 4:14
  2. "Miracle Goodnight" (2 Chord Philly Mix) – 6:22
  3. "Miracle Goodnight" (Masereti Blunted Dub) – 7:40
  4. "Looking for Lester" – 5:36

Digital download[edit]

  1. "Miracle Goodnight" – 4:15
  2. "Miracle Goodnight" (2 Chord Philly Mix) – 6:25
  3. "Miracle Goodnight" (Masereti Blunted Dub) – 7:43
  4. "Miracle Goodnight" (Make Believe Mix) – 4:30

Credits and personnel[edit]

Producers

Remix producer

Musicians

Other releases[edit]

  • The "Make Believe Mix" of the song was included on the bonus disc for the 10th anniversary edition of Black Tie White Noise. It was the first time the mix was available on CD.

References[edit]

  • Black Tie White Noise Limited Edition DVD, 2004
  • Pegg, Nicholas, The Complete David Bowie, Reynolds & Hearn Ltd, 2000, ISBN 1-903111-14-5

External links[edit]