Final Bowie recordings to be released on Lazarus Cast Album

davidbowie.com have just announced that Bowie’s final recordings are to be issued as part of the ‘Lazarus Cast Album’, the album will be available as a double CD and also treble LP, released date is October 21st.

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David Bowie, who died in January. Photograph: Jimmy King

As the November 8 UK opening of Lazarus at London’s King Cross Theatre approaches, the cast and band of the original New York production will release their versions of the David Bowie songs from the show as the Lazarus Cast Album on October 21 on ISO / Columbia / RCA Records. The album will be available for pre-order September 16 with all orders receiving instant downloads of the cast versions of “Life On Mars?” (sung by Sophia Anne Caruso) and the title track (sung by Michael C. Hall).

Standing alongside the cast’s interpretations of classics from his canon are the three final David Bowie studio recordings. Co-produced by Bowie and Tony Visconti and recorded with Donny McCaslin and his quartet, the same band that played on Bowie’s ★ album, these last three songs — “No Plan,” “Killing A Little Time,” “When I Met You”— bring completely new dimensions to their cast counterparts. The original ★ version of “Lazarus” is also included on the cast album.

The ★ album has been shortlisted for the 2016 Mercury Prize and as part of the awards ceremony on September 15 Michael C. Hall will be performing the song “Lazarus” with Henry Hey and the Lazarus house band. The show will be broadcast live from the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on BBC 4 and BBC Radio 6 Music.

The Lazarus cast album was produced by the show’s musical director Henry Hey, who had previously worked with Bowie on “The Next Day” and features vocals from Hall, Caruso, Cristin Milioti, Michael Esper and other cast members backed by the seven-piece house band Hey assembled for the New York run. The album was recorded January 11, 2016. Upon arriving at the studio, the musicians and cast were shocked and saddened to learn that Bowie had passed away the evening before. Their emotional performances that day are captured on this recording.

The distinctive artwork for the Lazarus cast recording has been designed by Jonathan Barnbrook who also worked with Bowie on the ★, The Next Day, Heathen and Nothing Has Changed albums.

Written by Bowie and Enda Walsh, directed by Ivo Van Hove and produced by Robert Fox, Lazarus opened December 7, 2015 at the New York Theatre Workshop to great critical acclaim. The New York Times raved “Ice-cold bolts of ecstasy shoot like novas through the glamorous muddle and murk of Lazarus, the great-sounding, great-looking and mind-numbing new musical built around songs by David Bowie,” while Rolling Stone hailed it as a “Surrealistic Tour de Force… milk-swimming, lingerie-sniffing, gin-chugging theater at its finest.”

LAZARUS CAST ALBUM – Track Listings

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 Pollock

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 Pollock

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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