New David Bowie Recordings Featured on ‘Lazarus’ Cast Recording
David Bowie's final recordings to feature on new 'Lazarus' album
Bowie’s final ever recordings will feature on a new album of songs from his ‘Lazarus’ musical.
The stage show, which opened in New York late last year, is based on Bowie's 1976 film ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’. The show, co-written with Irish playwright Enda Walsh and directed by Belgian director Ivo van Hove, stars actor Michael C Hall. It will now run at the Kings Cross Theatre in London from October 25, 2016 to January 21, 2017.
The 2CD/3LP 'Lazarus Cast Album' will be released on October 21 via ISO/RCA Records. It will include three final Bowie studio recordings ('No Plan', 'Killing A Little Time' and 'When I Met You') as well as the 'Blackstar' recording of 'Lazarus'. The record will also feature cast versions of Bowie songs like 'Life On Mars?' and 'Lazarus'.
The Guardian reports that the cast album was recorded on Jan. 11, 2016 and when they arrived at the studio, the singers, musicians and personnel were “shocked and saddened to learn that Bowie had passed away the evening before. Their emotional performances that day are captured on this recording”.
Lazarus star Michael C. Hall is scheduled to be on hand at the Mercury Prize eremony on Sept. 15, where ‘Blackstar’ is considered the favourite to earn this year’s honor. He’ll perform the song’s title number with the Lazarus house band.