David Bowie collaborator hints of ‘lost album’ being worked on before musician died
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A musician who worked with David Bowie on his final album before his death has hinted there could be a ‘lost album’ of work that the late star was working on.
Music icon David died on January 20, 2016, at the age of 69 following a secret battle with cancer.
His final release while alive was the album Blackstar, released on January 8, 2016 – just two days before his death.
While album producer Tony Visconti has been quoted saying the album was intended as a “parting gift” to fans and a ‘swan song’ by the music legend, another musician who worked on the album has suggested another record had been in the works when David died.
David Bowie died on January 10, 2016, aged 69
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Saxophonist Donny McCaslin, 54, has suggested David was planning to get back into the studio the same month that he died.
NME quote Donny saying: “There is the narrative of Blackstar being this farewell, which I totally get.
“But that co-exists with the fact that he was just so creative. He was planning on doing more.”
Saxophonist Donny McCaslin has claimed the musician planned to record new music the same month he died
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He added: “He was working on new music and he wanted to record in January.”
It is unclear if any music, recordings, or writing had been completed for the mystery album before David passed away.
Two posthumous albums were released last year in continued celebration of David’s work.
An EP titled Is It Any Wonder? was released in February 2020 featuring music that had been recorded by the artist between 1995 and 1997.
The six-track record reached number 10 in the UK.
Blackstar was the final studio album to be released by Bowie – two days before his death
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While a live album titled ChangesNowBowie was released in August 2020 – and reached number 17 in the UK.
David’s last original studio album, Blackstar, spent three weeks at the top of the UK charts in 2016 and was the fifth highest selling album in the UK that year.
While the album was also the first album to top the Billboard 200 album chart in the USA in the days following David's shock death.