As the World Falls Down
|"As the World Falls Down"|
|Song by David Bowie|
|from the album Labyrinth|
|Length||4:51 (Album Version)|
Release and background
EMI considered releasing "As the World Falls Down" as a single in late 1986. As a result, 3:40 edit was produced as was a video shot by "Underground" video director Steve Barron. However, perhaps because Bowie did not want the love ballad to lessen the impact of his upcoming harder-sounding release Never Let Me Down, the single release was cancelled. The edit was released as a bonus track on the Virgin Records re-release of Tonight in 1995, and the video was included on Bowie – The Video Collection (1993) and on the DVD version of Best of Bowie (2002).
- David Bowie – vocals, backing vocals, producer
- Arif Mardin – producer
- Jeff Mironov – guitar
- Nick Moroch – lead guitar
- Will Lee – bass
- Steve Ferrone – drums
- Robbie Buchanan – keyboards, synthesizer
- Robin Beck – background vocals
- Girl in a Coma - Adventures in Coverland, Vol. 2 (2010)
- Grace Potter - "As The World Falls Down" (2016) - Released only as a video on her YouTube channel as a tribute to Bowie following his death earlier that year.
- Vitamin String Quartet - Geek Wedding Vol 2: The Sequel(2016)
- Pegg, Nicholas (October 2016). "The Complete David Bowie New Edition: Expanded and Updated". Titan Books.
- ""As The World Falls Down" A Tribute to David Bowie Performed by Grace Potter". Retrieved 22 February 2017.
- "Now Available - Geek Wedding Vol. 2: The Sequel". Vitamin String Quartet. 19 February 2016.