‘Lazarus Cast Album’ featuring final David Bowie recordings announced
Ahead of the November 8th UK opening of Lazarus at London’s Kings Cross Theatre, the cast and band of the original New York production are to release their versions of the David Bowie songs from the show.
The Lazarus Cast Album will be released on October 21st. Pre-orders will be available from September 16th, with all orders receiving instant downloads of the cast versions of Life On Mars? (sung by Sophia Anne Caruso) and the title track (sung by Michael C. Hall).
Standing alongside the cast’s interpretations of classics are the 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 ★ album, these last three songs —No Plan, Killing a Little Time, When I Met You bring completely new dimensions to their cast counterparts. The original ★ version of Lazarus is also included on the cast album.
The ★ album has been shortlisted for the 2016 Mercury Prize, and as part of the awards ceremony on 15th September 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.
The CD tracklisting for Lazarus Cast Album is as follows:
1. Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart) – Ricky Nelson
2. Lazarus – Michael C. Hall & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
3. It’s No Game – Michael C. Hall, Lynn Craig & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
4. This Is Not America – Sophia Anne Caruso & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
5. The Man Who Sold The World – Charlie Pollack
6. No Plan – Sophia Anne Caruso
7. Love Is Lost – Michael Esper & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
8. Changes – Cristin Milioti & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
9. Where Are We Now – Michael C. Hall & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
10. Absolute Beginners – Michael C. Hall, Cristin Milioti, Michael Esper, Sophia Anne Caruso, Krystina Alabado & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
11. Dirty Boys – Michael Esper
12. Killing A Little Time – Michael C. Hall
13. Life On Mars? – Sophia Anne Caruso
14. All The Young Dudes – Nicholas Christopher, Lynn Craig, Michael Esper, Sophia Anne Caruso & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
15. Sound And Vision – David Bowie
16. Always Crashing in the Same Car – Cristin Militia
17. Valentine’s Day – Michael Esper & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
18. When I Met You – Michael C. Hall & Krystina Alabama
19. Heroes – 4:43 – Michael C. Hall, Sophia Anne Caruso & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
1. Lazarus – David Bowie
2. No Plan – David Bowie
3. Killing a Little Time – David Bowie
4. When I Met You – David Bowie
Header photograph: Jimmy King