1986 David Bowie – Underground (UK: #21)

1986_David_Bowie_UndergroundUnderground is a song from the soundtrack of the film Labyrinth, performed by David Bowie.

The track was something of an experiment for Bowie, dabbling in gospel music to a small extent, helped by a large chorus of backing vocalists and blues guitarist Albert Collins, but retaining use of synthesizers.

The single reached No. 21 in the UK Singles Chart.

Labyrinth is a soundtrack album by David Bowie and Trevor Jones, released on cassette and vinyl in 1986 for the film Labyrinth. The first audio CD release was in 1989. It was the second of three soundtrack releases in which Bowie had a major role, following Christiane F. and preceding The Buddha of Suburbia. The soundtrack album features Trevor Jones’ score, which is split into six tracks for the soundtrack: “Into the Labyrinth”, “Sarah”, “Hallucination”, “The Goblin Battle”, “Thirteen O’Clock”, and “Home at Last”.

Album

Musicians

DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarAlbert Collins
GuitarNicky Moroch
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
KeyboardsAndy Thomas
KeyboardsRichard Tee
SaxBob Gay
Background VocalsMarie Foster
Background VocalsBeverly Ferguson
Background VocalsChaka Khan
Background VocalsCissy Houston
Background VocalsDaphne Vega
Background VocalsEunice Peterson
Background VocalsFonzi Thornton
Background VocalsGarcia Alston
Background VocalsJames Glenn
Background VocalsLuther Vandross
Background VocalsMarcus Miller
Background VocalsMark Stevens
Background VocalsMary Davis
Background VocalsRennele Stafford

Produced By

Arif Mardin
David Bowie

Songwriter

David Bowie

Charts

US:# –
UK:#21