David Bowie’s Last Recordings To Be Released

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The final recordings David Bowie made before his death earlier this year will be included in the upcoming Lazarus Cast Album which will be released on ISO / Columbia Records on October 21. The LP features the cast of the original New York production of the Bowie play Lazarus, including the star Michael C. Hall.

Co-produced by longtime collaborator Tony Visconti, Bowie recorded “No Plan,” “Killing A Little Time,” “When I Met You” with the same group of musicians led by Donny McCaslin that recorded the bulk of the late musician’s final album ★ (Blackstar). The three songs were the final studio recordings Bowie made before his death on January 10 two days after turning 69.

Produced by the show’s musical director Henry Hey, the Lazarus Cast Album features Hall, Sophia Anne Caruso, Cristin Miloti, Michael Esper and other cast members backed by a seven-piece house band who assembled to record the album on January 11 and learned of Bowie’s passing moments prior to making the recordings on the LP. Hall will perform “Lazarus” at the 2016 Mercury Prize awards ceremony at Eventim Apollo in London on September 15. Bowie’s album ★ was shortlisted for the annual prize.

Lazarus Cast Album Tracklist

CD:

CD 1:

  1. Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart) – Ricky Nelson
  2. Lazarus – Michael C. Hall & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
  3. It’s No Game – Michael C. Hall, Lynn Craig & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
  4. This Is Not America – Sophia Anne Caruso & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
  5. The Man Who Sold The World – Charlie Pollack
  6. No Plan – Sophia Anne Caruso
  7. Love Is Lost – Michael Esper & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
  8. Changes – Cristin Milioti & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
  9. Where Are We Now – Michael C. Hall & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
  10. Absolute Beginners – Michael C. Hall, Cristin Milioti, Michael Esper, Sophia Anne Caruso, Krystina Alabado & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
  11. Dirty Boys – Michael Esper
  12. Killing A Little Time – Michael C. Hall
  13. Life On Mars – Sophia Anne Caruso
  14. All The Young Dudes – Nicholas Christopher, Lynn Craig, Michael Esper, Sophia Anne Caruso & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
  15. Sound And Vision – David Bowie
  16. Always Crashing in the Same Car – Cristin Milioti
  17. Valentine’s Day – Michael Esper & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
  18. When I Met You – Michael C. Hall & Krystina Alabado
  19. Heroes – Michael C. Hall, Sophia Anne Caruso & Original New York Cast of Lazarus

CD 2:

  1. Lazarus – David Bowie
  2. No Plan – David Bowie
  3. Killing A Little Time – David Bowie
  4. When I Met You – David Bowie

VINYL:

LP 1 side A:

  1. Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart) – Ricky Nelson
  2. Lazarus – Michael C. Hall & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
  3. It’s No Game – Michael C. Hall, Lynn Craig & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
  4. This Is Not America – Sophia Anne Caruso & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
  5. The Man Who Sold the World – Charlie Pollack

LP 1 side B:

  1. No Plan – Sophia Anne Caruso
  2. Love Is Lost – Michael Esper & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
  3. Changes – Cristin Milioti & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
  4. Where Are We Now? – Michael C. Hall & Original New York Cast of Lazarus

LP 2 side C:

  1. Absolute Beginners – Michael C. Hall, Cristin Milioti, Michael Esper, Sophia Anne Caruso, Krystina Alabado & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
  2. Dirty Boys – Michael Esper
  3. Killing a Little Time – Michael C. Hall
  4. Life On Mars? – Sophia Anne Caruso
  5. All the Young Dudes – Nicholas Christopher, Lynn Craig, Michael Esper, Sophia Anne Caruso & Original New York Cast of Lazarus

LP 2 side D:

  1. Sound and Vision – David Bowie
  2. Always Crashing in the Same Car – Cristin Milioti
  3. Valentine’s Day – Michael Esper & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
  4. When I Met You – Michael C. Hall & Krystina Alabado
  5. Heroes – Michael C. Hall, Sophia Anne Caruso & Original New York Cast of Lazarus

LP 3 side E (one-sided):

  1. Lazarus – David Bowie
  2. No Plan – David Bowie
  3. Killing a Little Time – David Bowie
  4. When I Met You – David Bowie

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