We’re all still reeling from the loss of rock music legend David Bowie a couple weeks back, and needless to say, the world is a far less cooler place without him in it. But at least we can take comfort in the fact that we still have the enormous musical legacy that he left behind. And it’s a legacy that might be growing over the next few years, as unreleased music from several different eras of Bowie’s long and fruitful career is said to start coming out within the next year or two.
A recent Newsweek article says that, according to a source close to the late singer, there is “a long list of unscheduled musical releases that Bowie planned before he died.” Several months before his passing, it was announced that the first in a series of comprehensive compilations of his entire career would be coming out, with the first being Five Years: 1969-1973. It’s unclear if the rest of his releases are going to be part of this same series, but it seems these releases might be a separate project altogether. The original article reports that the first of the compilations will be available by the end of 2017 at the very latest.
In addition to his last album Blackstar, before his death, David Bowie also wrote the musical Lazurus, based on his 1976 movie The Man Who Fell To Earth, starring former Hedwig and the Angry Inch star Michael C. Hall. A cast album is also in the works for the off-Broadway play.
One thing that probably won’t be coming out any time soon is the unrealized biography/art book of David Bowie from filmmaker (and former rock music journalist) Cameron Crowe, called Bowie: Object. Crowe worked on this book along with Bowie on and off for decades, but now it’s unlikely to see the light of day.
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