David Bowie's Final Recordings Are Going to Be Released This October

With the shocking news of David Bowie's passing of cancer earlier this year at his Manhattan apartment, a death which truly rocked the music and cultural world to its core, fans of the late singer, actor and songwriter were faced with the reality that the album "Blackstar" (released in late 2015) would be the Starman's final contribution to the world.

Well...not quite. According to Rolling Stone, it turns out that in preparation for Bowie's final opus, the smash Broadway musical Lazarus (a ticket even hotter to snag than Hamilton) starring Dexter actor Michael C. Hall, Bowie recorded three of his own versions of songs featured in the musical: "No Plan," "Killing A Little Time" and "When I Met You." The musical is loosely based on his 1976 feature film The Man Who Fell To Earth. The tracks were recorded by Bowie during his Blackstar sessions but have remained unreleased until now.

These three songs, along with Bowie's album version of Lazarus, will be included on the second disc of the official 2-disc cast album for the musical, set to be released October 21. In a sad twist of events, the cast began recording the album on January 11 of this year, just hours after Bowie had died—they were told of his death upon entering the studio. 

Diehard fans can pre-order the album starting September 16, and when you do, you'll also get two bonus tracks: Hall's version of "Lazarus" and Sophie Anne Caruso's interpretation of "Life On Mars."

The icon's death still looms large in the music business, even 8 months later. But with any hope, these final tracks might provide some sense of closure for heartbroken fans all over the world. 

Lazarus Cast Album Track List

1. Ricky Nelson - "Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)"
2. Michael C. Hall & Original New York Cast of Lazarus - "Lazarus"
3. Michael C. Hall, Lynn Craig & Original New York Cast of Lazarus - "It's No Game"
4. Sophia Anne Caruso & Original New York Cast of Lazarus - "This Is Not America"
5. Charlie Pollack - "The Man Who Sold The World"
6. Sophia Anne Caruso - "No Plan"
7. Michael Esper & Original New York Cast of Lazarus - "Love Is Lost"
8. Cristin Milioti & Original New York Cast of Lazarus - "Changes"
9. Michael C. Hall & Original New York Cast of Lazarus - "Where Are We Now"
10. Michael C. Hall, Cristin Milioti, Michael Esper, Sophia Anne Caruso, Krystina Alabado & Original New York Cast of Lazarus - "Absolute Beginners"
11. Michael Esper - "Dirty Boys"
12. Michael C. Hall - "Killing A Little Time"
13. Sophia Anne Caruso - "Life On Mars"
14. Nicholas Christopher, Lynn Craig, Michael Esper, Sophia Anne Caruso & Original New York Cast of Lazarus - "All The Young Dudes"
15. David Bowie - "Sound And Vision"
16. Cristin Milioti - "Always Crashing in the Same Car"
17. Michael Esper & Original New York Cast of Lazarus - "Valentine’s Day"
18. Michael C. Hall & Krystina Alabado - "When I Met You"
19. Michael C. Hall, Sophia Anne Caruso & Original New York Cast ofLazarus "Heroes"

CD 2:

1. David Bowie - "Lazarus"
2. David Bowie - "No Plan"
3. David Bowie - "Killing A Little Time"
4. David Bowie - "When I Met You"