​david bowie planned 'a long list of unscheduled musical releases' before his death

Fans can expect to see the first ‘compilation’ released before the end of 2017.

by Charlotte Gush
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25 January 2016, 2:24pm

Just a few days after David Bowie's death on January 10, his long time producer, Tony Visconti, suggested that Bowie had planned on releasing at least another album and had demo recordings of five new tracks. This revelation left fans wondering if the music would ever be released, and also whether the autobiography Bowie had occasionally mentioned he was writing would ever surface.

A report this morning by Newsweek claims that "a source close to the star" who spoke "on condition of anonymity out of respect for the family" has confirmed that there is no memoir, but that there is "a long list of unscheduled musical releases that Bowie planned before he died." According to the source, the releases are divided into eras, but will not necessarily be released in chronological order. There is no confirmation as to whether the releases will contain new music from Bowie, though Newsweek noted that previous re-releases have.

As for the alleged timeline of the releases, the source says "The first of these compilations will be on sale before the end of 2017" -- a slightly shorter gap than between Bowie's last two albums: 2013's The Next Day and 2016's Blackstar, which was released on Bowie's 69 birthday, two days before he passed away.

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