Lazarus (soundtrack)

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Lazarus
Lazarus Original Cast Recording.png
Soundtrack album by
David Bowie and the New York cast of Lazarus
Released21 October 2016 (2016-10-21)
RecordedJanuary – May 2015 and 11 January 2016
Length81:57
Label
Producer
David Bowie soundtrack chronology
The Buddha of Suburbia
(1993)
Lazarus
(2016)

Lazarus (Original Cast Recording) is a soundtrack album by the New York cast of the musical Lazarus, which was written and composed by David Bowie and Enda Walsh. The soundtrack was released on 21 October 2016. The album includes three previously unreleased songs by Bowie, "No Plan", "Killing a Little Time" and "When I Met You".[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] The album was scheduled and recorded on 11 January 2016, which turned out to be the day after Bowie's death. The musicians and cast were notified upon arriving at the studio; their emotional performances are captured on the recording.[8] This album was produced by David Bowie and Henry Hey and recorded and mixed by Kevin Killen.

Cast[edit]

  • Michael C. Hall as Thomas Jerome Newton
  • Cristin Milioti as Newton's assistant, Elly
  • Michael Esper as Valentine
  • Charlie Pollock as Michael
  • Sophia Anne Caruso as Girl (aka Newton's muse)
  • Bobby Moreno as Zach
  • Lynn Craig as Maemi
  • Nicholas Christopher as Ben
  • Krystina Alabado as Teenage Girl #1
  • Krista Pioppi as Teenage Girl #2
  • Brynn Williams as Teenage Girl #3

Track listing[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic71/100[9]
Review scores
SourceRating
NME4/5 stars[10]
The Observer3/5 stars[11]
Pitchfork(6.2/10)[12]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[13]
Uncut7/10 stars[14]
CD1
No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)"Ricky Nelson0:40
2."Lazarus"Michael C. Hall and the cast of Lazarus3:39
3."It's No Game"Michael C. Hall, Lynn Craig, and the cast of Lazarus3:53
4."This Is Not America"Sophia Anne Caruso and the cast of Lazarus4:18
5."The Man Who Sold the World"Charlie Pollack3:22
6."No Plan"Sophia Anne Caruso3:35
7."Love Is Lost"Michael Esper and the cast of Lazarus2:55
8."Changes"Cristin Milioti and the cast of Lazarus3:58
9."Where Are We Now?"Michael C. Hall and the cast of Lazarus4:22
10."Absolute Beginners"Michael C. Hall, Cristin Milioti, Michael Esper, Sophia Anne Caruso, Krystina Alabado, and the cast of Lazarus4:40
11."Dirty Boys"Michael Esper2:28
12."Killing a Little Time"Michael C. Hall3:48
13."Life on Mars?"Sophia Anne Caruso3:48
14."All the Young Dudes"Nicholas Christopher, Lynn Craig, Michael Esper, Sophia Anne Caruso, and the cast of Lazarus2:55
15."Sound and Vision"David Bowie0:40
16."Always Crashing in the Same Car"Cristin Milioti3:12
17."Valentine's Day"Michael Esper and the cast of Lazarus3:00
18."When I Met You"Michael C. Hall and Krystina Alabado3:56
19."Heroes"Michael C. Hall, Sophia Anne Caruso, and the cast of Lazarus4:47
Total length:63:56
CD2
No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."Lazarus"David Bowie6:24
2."No Plan"David Bowie3:41
3."Killing a Little Time"David Bowie3:48
4."When I Met You"David Bowie4:08
Total length:18:01

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[15] 57
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[16] 51
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[17] 17
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[18] 36
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[19] 19
French Albums (SNEP)[20] 48
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[21] 62
Irish Albums (IRMA)[22] 16
New Zealand Heatseekers Albums (RMNZ)[23] 4
Scottish Albums (OCC)[24] 8
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[25] 39
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[26] 85
UK Albums (OCC)[27] 10
US Billboard 200[28] 129

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Worldwide 21 October 2016 Digital download
[1]
CD RCA Records [29]
Vinyl
  • RCA Records
  • ISO
[7]
Sony Music Entertainment (coloured vinyl) [30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lazarus (Original Cast Recording)". iTunes Store. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  2. ^ Payne, Chris (18 October 2016). "David Bowie's Final Recordings Revealed: Hear 'No Plan' & 'When I Met You'". Billboard. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  3. ^ Morgan Britton, Luke (18 October 2016). "Listen to David Bowie's final recordings 'When I Met You' and 'No Plan'". NME. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  4. ^ Lynskey, Dorian (14 October 2016). "David Bowie's last three songs: decoding the final transmission". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  5. ^ Lozano, Kevin (19 October 2016). "Listen to David Bowie's "Killing a Little Time," One of His Final Songs". Pitchfork. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  6. ^ Shea, Christopher D. (25 July 2016). "'Lazarus,' a Musical by David Bowie and Enda Walsh, to Open in London". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  7. ^ a b Morgan Britton, Luke (12 September 2016). "David Bowie's final recordings to feature on new 'Lazarus' album". NME. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Lazarus album". Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Lazarus [Original Cast Recording]". Metacritic. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  10. ^ Beaumont, Mark (24 October 2016). "David Bowie/Lazarus Cast – 'Lazarus' Album Review". NME. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  11. ^ Mongredien, Phil (23 October 2016). "Lazarus: Original Cast Recording review – proof that Bowie did it best". The Observer. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  12. ^ Wolk, Douglas (27 October 2016). "Various Artists Lazarus OST". Pitchfork. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  13. ^ Sheffield, Rob (26 October 2016). "Review: David Bowie's 'Lazarus' Cast Album Features Final Three Songs". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  14. ^ Bonner, Michael (21 October 2016). "David Bowie's Lazarus soundtrack reviewed". Uncut. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  15. ^ "ARIA CHART WATCH #392". auspOp. 29 October 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  16. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Musical / David Bowie and Enda Walsh – Lazarus" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  17. ^ "Ultratop.be – Musical / David Bowie and Enda Walsh – Lazarus" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  18. ^ "Ultratop.be – Musical / David Bowie and Enda Walsh – Lazarus" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  19. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Musical / David Bowie and Enda Walsh – Lazarus" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  20. ^ "Lescharts.com – Musical / David Bowie and Enda Walsh – Lazarus". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  21. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Musical / David Bowie and Enda Walsh – Lazarus" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  22. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 43, 2016". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  23. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 31 October 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  24. ^ October 2016/40/ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  25. ^ "TOP 100 ALBUMES – SEMANA 43: del 21.10.2016 al 27.10.2016" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  26. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Musical / David Bowie and Enda Walsh – Lazarus". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  27. ^ October 2016/7502/ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  28. ^ "Top 200 Albums (November 12, 2016)". Billboard. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  29. ^ "Lazarus (Original Cast Recording) Double CD, Soundtrack". Amazon.com. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  30. ^ "Lazarus [Original Cast Recording] [Barnes & Noble Exclusive]". Barnes & Noble. Retrieved 19 October 2016.