Sunday, January 8, 2017

David Bowie’s final recordings issued on his 70th birthday

An EP of David Bowie’s final recordings has been released to mark the late singer’s 70th birthday on January 8.

Available now on streaming services, the four-song “No Plan” EP features the title track, "Killing A Little Time" and "When I Met You" packaged with “Lazarus” from 2016’s “Blackstar” album, and is accompanied by a new video for “No Plan” directed by Tom Hingston.

The three tunes were first issued last fall on the Original Cast Recording of the Broadway musical, “Lazarus”, a production featuring Bowie’s music that was inspired by Walter Tevis' novel The Man Who Fell To Earth; the musician previously starred in the 1976 film adaptation of the same name that was directed by Nicolas Roeg.

A year ago, Bowie released his 25th album, “Blackstar”, on his 69th birthday – just two days before his passing from liver cancer on January 10, 2016.

“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer,” read the official statement delivered via the singer’s social media sites. “While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”

Following his passing, Bowie’s “Blackstar” debuted at No. 1 on the UK charts and a total of 10 of his records landed in his native country’s Top 40.

See also:

David Bowie leads UK vinyl sales to 25-year high
Deep Purple, David Bowie and Nirvana songs added to 2017 Grammy Hall Of Fame
David Bowie singles collection Legacy due this fall
David Bowie: The Man Who Fell To Earth soundtrack to see first release
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