Marvellous Monday is so because today I am well enough to place the needle on the record.
I was searching for some gentle listening; certainly no Primal Scream disco nutter tunes, yet nothing so ambient as Tangerine Dream. This is ideal.
The Lazarus cast recording brings together 18 Bowie songs covering his whole catalogue from Changes and Life on Mars?, to Absolute Beginners and including the No Plan EP.
This soundtrack is performed by the New York cast and was scheduled for recording on 11 January 2016, the day after Bowie’s death. The cast and musicians were were told of Bowie’s passing upon arrival at the studio. The performances recorded are full of emotion and integrity.
Due to Bowie’s involvement in the first production there was only going to be a fantastic outcome. While the story follows mostly The Man Who Fell To Earth, it is the songs and the interpretation of Bowie classics which raises the interest beyond a compilation or a shoddy tribute album.
Sung by Charlie Pollack, The Man Who Sold the World is modelled on Bowie’s reworked version from the mid nineties, and sounds spectacular, Love is Lost is beefy and strong with fantastic brass while Absolute Beginners soars as a wonderful duet between Michael C. Hall, and Cristin Milioti, backed by the rest of the cast.
Heroes closes the recording as jazzy lament between Hall and Sophia Anne Caruso; an interpretation which wouldn’t be amiss on Blackstar.
It’s a beautiful package over three pieces of vinyl, great pictures and booklet. Certainly a stand alone recording but with Bowie's involvement, one feels this is exactly how he’d like his songs to be sung in the context of the play.
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