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David Bowie BBC Documentary “The Last Five Years” to Chronicle His Final Albums

To Air in January, Plus Watch a New Edit of the "Life on Mars" Video

Nov 04, 2016 David Bowie
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The BBC have announced a new documentary on the late David Bowie entitled The Last Five Years. As its title suggests, it chronicles the musician’s final years and the recordings of his last two albums: 2013’s The Next Day and 2016’s Blackstar (styled as ★), as well as getting into Bowie’s musical, Lazarus. The Last Five Years will include unseen archive footage, unreleased interviews with Bowie (as well as his friends and collaborators). It will also include an exclusive recording of Bowie’s original vocal for Blackstar‘s “Lazarus.” The documentary will air in January. U.K. readers can watch a trailer at the BBC here. Bowie passed away on January 10 after an 18-month battle with cancer.

In other Bowie news, a new edit of Bowie’s iconic 1973 video for “Life on Mars” has been released. The video’s original director Mick Rock put together a new cut for Parlophone in honor of their new Bowie Legacy best of compilation. In the late ‘90s Bowie gave Rock the rights to the four Bowie videos he made, as he was never formally paid for them. Check out the new video below via The Guardian and go there to read Rock’s story about making it.

(Via Pitchfork)


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November 5th 2016

Great article. Thanks!