Final David Bowie songs to be released on Lazarus cast album

Classic covers from the New York jukebox musical starring Michael C Hall will join the late stars last recordings in a combined release

An album featuring David Bowies final recordings will be released this autumn. Lazarus Cast Album, out in October, will include interpretations of classics from the late pop stars career by the cast of his hit off-Broadway show Lazarus, as well as three of his final studio recordings.

The album released ahead of the 8 November UK opening of Lazarus at Londons King Cross theatre was co-produced by Bowie and Tony Visconti and recorded with Donny McCaslin and his quartet, the set of musicians responsible for Bowies final album, Blackstar. His last three songs are No Plan, Killing A Little Time, and When I Met You.

The cast album was produced by director Henry Hey, who had previously worked with Bowie on The Next Day. It features vocals from Michael C Hall, Sophia Anne Caruso, Cristin Milioti, Michael Esper and cast members, with a seven-piece house band, Hey, who formed for the New York run of the show.


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Michael C Hall and Sophia Anne Caruso in Lazarus at the New York Theatre Workshop.

The album was recorded on 11 January 2016. According to a statement, on 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.

Blackstar, David Bowies last album, is shortlisted for 2016s Mercury music prize. As part of the ceremony on 15 September, <a href=”” data-link-name=”in” body link” class=”u-underline”>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.

  • Lazarus Cast Album is out on 21 October on ISO/RCA Records.

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