“Fascination” is a song written by English singer and songwriter David Bowie and American musician Luther Vandross for Bowie’s Young Americans album in 1975. The song originated from a Vandross song called “Funky Music” which The Mike Garson Band used to play before Bowie concerts in 1974.
An alternate mix appeared on the 1989 Sound and Vision box set, though this was replaced with the original on the 2003 reissue of the compilation.
While Bowie has never performed this track live in concert, it was rehearsed for potential inclusion in Bowie’s set at the 1985 London Live Aid concert, though, along with “China Girl,” it was eventually dropped from his final set list.
David Bowie – vocals, guitar, piano
Carlos Alomar – guitar
Mike Garson – piano
David Sanborn – sax
Willie Weeks – bass
Andy Newmark – drums