Final David Bowie Recordings Receive First Play

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David Bowie performs in Sydney, 1987. The late singer's final recordings have played on radio for the first time. Patrick Riviere/Getty

David Bowie's final music recordings before his death in January received their first public airing on BBC radio Tuesday.

The tracks "When I Met You" and "No Plan" are lifted from the soundtrack to the musical Lazarus, which Bowie created with Enda Walsh in 2015. "When I Met You" aired on Shaun Keaveny's show on BBC Radio 6 Music early Tuesday morning. (Listen to a clip here.) "No Plan" followed later in the day on Jeremy Vine's BBC Radio 2 program.

The reception from fans to the new tracks was positive on Twitter:

A third track, "Killing a Little Time," will also feature on the Lazarus cast soundtrack released Friday.

The new music was written specifically for the musical, which opened off-Broadway in New York in late 2015 and is due to transfer to London's West End in November.

Bowie co-produced his final recordings with long-time collaborator Tony Visconti. He performed the tracks with saxophonist Donny McCaslin and his quartet, whom he also collaborated with on his final studio album Blackstar released prior to his death in January.

Blackstar was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in September and topped both the U.S. and U.K. album charts.

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