David Bowie Single, 'Lazarus' Cast Album Set For Release
October 19, 2016 at 12:40 PM (PT)
"Killing a Little Time," one of three new DAVID BOWIE original tracks including on the 'Lazarus' cast album, has premiered on DavidBowie.com.
Set for release this FRIDAY (OCTOBER 21st) on ISO/COLUMBIA RECORDS, the "Lazarus" cast album features interpretations of classics from the BOWIE canon as performed by the cast and house band of the acclaimed off-BROADWAY production. The release will come in two-CD, three-vinyl LP, limited edition two-LP plus white vinyl LP and digital download form.
Exclusive to the album are three final DAVID BOWIE studio recordings. Co-produced by BOWIE and TONY VISCONTI and recorded with DONNY McCASLIN and his quartet (the same band that played on BOWIE’s "Blackstar" album), these songs — “Killing A Little Time,” “No Plan” and “When I Met You” — bring completely new dimensions to their "Lazarus" cast counterparts. The original "Blackstar" version of “Lazarus” is also included on the cast album.
The "Lazarus" cast album was produced by the show’s musical director HENRY HEY, who had previously worked with BOWIE on "The Next Day," and features vocals from HALL, CARUSO, CRISTIN MILIOTI, MICHAEL ESPER, CHARLIE POLLOCK and other cast members backed by the seven-piece house band HEY assembled for the NEW YORK run. The album was recorded JANUARY 11th, 2016. Upon 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.
Written by BOWIE and ENDA WALSH, directed by IVO VAN HOVE and produced by ROBERT FOX, "Lazarus" opened DECEMBER 7th, 2015, at the NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP to great critical acclaim. "Lazarus" begins its LONDON run NOVEMBER 8th at THE KINGS CROSS THEATRE.