Man at His Best

You'll Soon Be Able To Hear David Bowie's Final Recordings

Three new songs recorded with his Blackstar band.

BY Matt Miller | Nov 30, -0001 | Music

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David Bowie never stopped creating even in the days leading up to his death on Jan 10. His final album Blackstar, a haunting meditation on mortality, was released two days before he died. And in December, Bowie debuted the musical Lazarus, which included the Blackstar track "Lazarus," versions of his old tracks, and three new songs: "No Plan," "Killing a Little Time," and "When I Met You."

Until now, these three new songs have only been sung by the Lazarus cast. But, during his final months, Bowie recorded his own versions of the songs with his Blackstar band. These versions of the songs will appear for the first time on the upcoming cast album for the Lazarus musical due out on Oct 21.

The musical is a sequel to Walter Tevis's novel The Man Who Fell to Earth, the film adaptation of which which Bowie starred in 1976. It contains the Blackstar track "Lazarus," the video for which Bowie released just before he died. That video, which debuted before the public knew of his cancer diagnosis, showed Bowie with a bandage around his eyes, lying on his deathbed.

Just last week, Bowie's wife Iman made one of her first public appearances to discuss the loss of her husband for the first time.

"I'm holding up, I'm holding up," she told Good Morning America. "Today was the first day of school."

 

From: Esquire US


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