David Bowie Reportedly Prepared Some Records To Be Released After His Death
Written by Tom Williams on 25th January, 2016
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Prior to his death earlier this month, the late David Bowie reportedly prepared a number of records to be released posthumously in the coming years.
An anonymous source who spoke to Newsweek says there is “a long list of unscheduled musical releases that Bowie planned before he died”, which have reportedly been divided into eras.
The source says the records (which seem likely to be re-releases) will not necessarily by released in chronological order, but the first is set to arrive before the end of 2017.
It’s not yet known if any posthumous Bowie releases will feature new or unreleased music, but past re-releases of Bowie’s work have included some previously unheard tunes. Bowie is also said to have demoed five new tracks prior to his death which didn’t make it onto his final album, Blackstar.
Elsewhere in Bowieland, a reboot of the 1986 Jim Henson film Labyrinth (which starred Bowie as Jareth the Goblin King) is reportedly in the works, with The Hollywood Reporter claiming the film is being rebooted by Jim Henson Co. and TriStar (a Sony company). What’s more, a cast album for Bowie’s off-Broadway play Lazarus is also in production.
Since Bowie’s death, a long-lost recording of the muso impersonating the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Tom Waits and Iggy Pop has been unearthed, although we doubt that it will appear on any forthcoming Bowie re-releases.
Relive Bowie in his role as Jareth the Goblin King below as we wait for what other Bowie goodness the future could bring.
Watch: Labyrinth – Magic Dance (David Bowie)