The final artistic statement of David Bowie’s life was his staggering, challenging goodbye album Blackstar, released just days before his death. But that wasn’t the last music that Bowie ever made. Toward the end, Bowie also worked on the Off Broadway stage musical Lazarus. Next month, we’ll get the original cast recording Lazarus album. It’s a big double-CD/triple-LP set, and it will include the last recordings that Bowie ever made.
The album will include three final songs — “No Plan,” “Killing A Little Time,” and “When I Met You” — that Bowie co-produced with longtime collaborator Tony Visconti. He recorded them with experimental jazz musician Donny McCaslin and his quartet, the same musicians who played on Blackstar. It will also include performances from Lazarus cast members like Michael C. Hall and Sophia Anne Caruso, and it’ll include their versions of Bowie classics like “Heroes” and “Life On Mars?”
The Lazarus cast album is out 10/21 on ISO/RCA. Meanwhile, a London production of Lazarus opens at King’s Cross Theatre 11/8. And after the UK’s Mercury Music Prize nominated Blackstar for its annual award, Michael C. Hall sing at the Mercury Prize ceremony on Thursday night, performing a Bowie tribute.