David Bowie - Lazarus: The Original Cast Recording

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Lazarus (Original Cast Recording) is a soundtrack album by the New York cast of the musical Lazarus, which was written and composed by David Bowie and Enda Walsh, released in October 2016 via Columbia Records.

We should be eternally thankful that David Bowie was around to write and oversee his own tribute musical.

Lazarus, a sensitive and accomplished reworking of Bowie songs acting as a sequel to his role in Nicolas Roeg’s film The Man Who Fell To Earth, opened in New York December 2015 with Bowie’s voice presciently present. “Look up here, I’m in heaven” begins the title track’s operatic glam overture on this cast recording, delivered in Dexter star Michael C Hall’s uncanny Bowie intonation, and Bowie’s touch is constantly evident in the imaginative treatments of his canon.

Only a few tracks come down with showtune-itis – “All The Young Dudes” and “Changes”, which morphs from a breathy, jazz- flecked ballad to an over-emotive Liza Minnelli cabaret piece in the hands of Cristin Milioti. Otherwise, invention reigns.

This Is Not America” becomes a haunting siren call, “The Man Who Sold The World” a minimalist frenzy of tech-noir skitterbeats. ““Heroes”” and “Life On Mars?” are turned into gorgeous piano delicacies.

It’s the three new Bowie tracks, the last songs he ever recorded, that give Lazarus its titular sense of creative reincarnation, though. It’s impossible to separate them from the circumstances of their writing - oceanic ballad “No Plan”, for instance, sounds like an anthem of deathbed fatalism, Bowie’s warm and fragile voice facing a blank, empty future (“This is no place, but here I am”), while “Killing A Little Time” finds him wailing, “I’ve got a handful of songs to sing, to sting your soul, to fuck you over”, over tech-rock beats and murderous saxophones in his classic cockney arthouse quiver, simultaneously helpless and ferocious. Finally, the Ziggy-leaning “When I Met You” is a discordant, fractured glam romance in which he declares to a lover, “When I met you I was the walking dead”, while a robo-Bowie chatters unsettlingly in the background. Further signs that, right to the end, Bowie was testing himself with new tones and textures, raging magnificently against the dying of the light.

Check out the album tracks: “Lazarus”; “Changes” “No Plan”; “When I Met You” and “Killing A Little Time”.

This triple album 3LP record set with five sides (single sided LP3) is on 180 gram vinyl housed in a tri-fold sleeve with 8 page booklet and digital download code, pressed in Europe.

(889853745517)

Tracklisting:

 

Title

Artist(s)

Time

A1

Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)

Ricky Nelson

0:40

A2

Lazarus

Michael C. Hall and the cast of Lazarus

3:39

A3

It's No Game

Michael C. Hall, Lynn Craig, and the cast of Lazarus

3:53

A4

This Is Not America

Sophia Anne Caruso and the cast of Lazarus

4:18

A5

The Man Who Sold The World

Charlie Pollack

3:22

B1

No Plan

Sophia Anne Caruso

3:35

B2

Love Is Lost

Michael Esper and the cast of Lazarus

2:55

B3

Changes

Cristin Milioti and the cast of Lazarus

3:58

B4

Where Are We Now?

Michael C. Hall and the cast of Lazarus

4:22

C1

Absolute Beginners

Michael C. Hall, Cristin Milioti, Michael Esper, Sophia Anne Caruso, Krystina Alabado, and the cast of Lazarus

4:40

C2

Dirty Boys

Michael Esper

2:28

C3

Killing A Little Time

Michael C. Hall

3:48

C4

Life On Mars?

Sophia Anne Caruso

3:48

C5

All The Young Dudes

Nicholas Christopher, Lynn Craig, Michael Esper, Sophia Anne Caruso, and the cast of Lazarus

2:55

D1

Sound And Vision

David Bowie

0:40

D2

Always Crashing In The Same Car

Cristin Milioti

3:12

D3

Valentine's Day

Michael Esper and the cast of Lazarus

3:00

D4

When I Met You

Michael C. Hall and Krystina Alabado

3:56

D5

Heroes

Michael C. Hall, Sophia Anne Caruso, and the cast of Lazarus

4:47

David Bowie – Bonus Tracks

 

 

E1

Lazarus

 

6:24

E2

No Plan

 

3:41

E3

Killing A Little Time

 

3:48

E4

When I Met You

 

4:08

SKU 889853745517
Record Label Columbia Records
Label / Model # Sony
Catalogue Number 88985 37455 1
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 21 October 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 21 October 2016
Barcode # 889853745517
Shipping Weight 0.9650kg
Shipping Width 0.014m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.330m
Shipping Cubic 0.001451m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Vinyl, Tri-Fold Sleeve, 8 Page Booklet, Digital Download Code, Single Sided LP3
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Stage & Screen
Genre Rock
Genre Musical
Genre Art Rock
Format VINYL LP

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