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How to buy the Lazarus Cast Album

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The news of David Bowie‘s ‘final recordings’ being present on the original cast recordings album of Lazarus, more or less guarantees the album great success, but with a few different editions and retailers out there, what and where to buy?

First off, if you just want the David Bowie recordings, then the easiest option is to get the standard two-CD set. Yes, you could download the three new tracks, but do you really want to do that? End a lifetime of buying and cherishing Bowie’s music with some crappy MP3s floating around on your laptop/mobile phone? Also, you might *think* you don’t need to hear the bloke from Dexter singing David’s songs, but I was really impressed with Michael C Hall when I saw him perform last week.

If you have already decided you want the whole album but are thinking about vinyl, you also have a decision to make – go for the all-black 3LP set available via the usual channels, or opt for the limited edition, which gives you the third LP in the set on white vinyl, and buy via Parlophone’s David Bowie store.

Here’s the thing. In pounds sterling, you pay £52 on the Bowie store, whereas if you buy the black three-LP set from Amazon France or Amazon Canada you pay about half that price. It’s still £20 cheaper on UK Amazon. That’s a big premium for one coloured vinyl record.

But I get it. You WANT the limited version. Like me, you may have missed out on the clear vinyl of Blackstar and you’ll be damned if you’re going to miss out again. However, you do have another option.

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Limited version also available via Barnes and Noble

It turns out that the “Lazarus David Bowie Store-Exclusive Vinyl” version isn’t quite as exclusive to that retail channel as that statement makes out. You can buy exactly the same limited edition from bookshop Barnes and Noble in the US and it’s quite a bit cheaper at $46.99. Assuming they’re not charging less to US buyers, the £52 price tag at the Bowie shop equates to $67 – $20 more than Barnes and Noble. The courier costs to ship to the US are also expensive from the Bowie store.

Even if you are in the UK, shipping via Barnes and Noble is just $11, giving you a total price of $58 or £45 including shipping, compared to £59 including shipping from the Bowie Store. But of course you may incur import charges, and your precious cargo has a long trip, so on balance probably not recommended.

But if you are in America, then Barnes and Noble will certainly work out cheaper. You might even be able to walk in-store and pick up, come 21 October, although that maybe a high risk strategy, given that this are apparently limited to 3000 worldwide, and you’ll kick yourself if they sell out online beforehand.

Lazarus will be issued in all formats on 21 October 2016.

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CD 1:

1. Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart) – Ricky Nelson
2. Lazarus – Michael C. Hall & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
3. It’s No Game – Michael C. Hall, Lynn Craig & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
4. This Is Not America – Sophia Anne Caruso & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
5. The Man Who Sold The World – Charlie Pollack
6. No Plan – Sophia Anne Caruso
7. Love Is Lost – Michael Esper & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
8. Changes – Cristin Milioti & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
9. Where Are We Now – Michael C. Hall & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
10. Absolute Beginners – Michael C. Hall, Cristin Milioti, Michael Esper, Sophia Anne Caruso, Krystina Alabado & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
11. Dirty Boys – Michael Esper
12. Killing A Little Time – Michael C. Hall
13. Life On Mars – Sophia Anne Caruso
14. All The Young Dudes – Nicholas Christopher, Lynn Craig, Michael Esper, Sophia Anne Caruso & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
15. Sound And Vision – David Bowie
16. Always Crashing in the Same Car – Cristin Militia
17. Valentine’s Day – Michael Esper & Original New York Cast of Lazarus
18. When I Met You – Michael C. Hall & Krystina Alabama
19. Heroes – 4:43 – Michael C. Hall, Sophia Anne Caruso & Original New York Cast of Lazarus

CD 2:
1. Lazarus – David Bowie
2. No Plan – David Bowie
3. Killing A Little Time – David Bowie
4. When I Met You – David Bowie

3LP Edition

Side 1
1. Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart) – Ricky Nelson
2. Lazarus – Michael C. Hall and Original New York Cast of Lazarus
3. It’s No Game – Michael C. Hall, Lynn Craig, and Original New York Cast of Lazarus
4. This Is Not America – Sophia Anne Caruso and Original New York Cast of Lazarus
5. The Man Who Sold the World – Charlie Pollack

Side 2
1. No Plan – Sophia Anne Caruso
2. Love Is Lost – Michael Esper and Original New York Cast of Lazarus
3. Changes – Cristin Milioti and Original New York Cast of Lazarus
4. Where Are We Now? – Michael C. Hall and Original New York Cast of Lazarus

Side 3
1. Absolute Beginners – Michael C. Hall, Cristin Milioti, Michael Esper, Sophia Anne Caruso, Krystina Alabado, and Original New York Cast of Lazarus
2. Dirty Boys – Michael Esper
3. Killing a Little Time – Michael C. Hall
4. Life On Mars? – Sophia Anne Caruso
5. All the Young Dudes – Nicholas Christopher, Lynn Craig, Michael Esper, Sophia Anne Caruso, and Original New York Cast of Lazarus

Side 4
1. Sound And Vision – David Bowie
2. Always Crashing In The Same Car – Cristin Milioti
3. Valentine’s Day – Michael Esper and Original New York Cast of Lazarus
4. When I Met You – Michael C. Hall and Krystina Alabado
5. Heroes – Michael C. Hall, Sophia Anne Caruso, and Original New York Cast of Lazarus

Side 5
1. Lazarus – David Bowie
2. No Plan – David Bowie
3. Killing a Little Time – David Bowie
4. When I Met You – David Bowie

 

 

 

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