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3.77 | 20 ratings | 2 reviews | 15% 5 stars

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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Lazarus (6:23)
2. No Plan (4:02)
3. Killing a Little Time (3:46)
4. When I Met You (4:08)

Total Time 18:19

Line-up / Musicians

- David Bowie (Born: David Robert Jones) (R.I.P.) / vocals, electric & acoustic guitars
- Ben Monder / guitar
- Jason Lindner / piano, Wurlitzer organ, keyboards
- Donny McCaslin / flute, saxophone, woodwind
- Tim Lefebvre / bass
- Mark Guiliana / drums, percussion

Releases information

Label: Consequence of Sound
Format: Digital
January 8, 2017
Final David Bowie songs collected on new EP released for his 70th Birthday (Today)

Thanks to mbzr48 for the addition
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DAVID BOWIE No Plan ratings distribution

(20 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(15%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(70%)
Good, but non-essential (5%)
Collectors/fans only (10%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Mellotron Storm
4 stars The "No Plan" EP was released on what would have been Bowie's 70th birthday. Just 18 minutes worth of music but well worth picking up if you enjoyed the "Blackstar" album. That album was my number one for 2016 so buying this EP was a bit of a no brainer considering the songs here could all have been on "Blackstar" as they all have that same vibe. Of course the opener "Lazarus" is on the studio album.

"Lazarus" is incredible for it's lyrics which could make your hair stand up. Love the droning horns and overall melancholic mood which was there in spades on "Blackstar" and throughout this EP. I mentioned the lyrics and here's a sample... "Look up here, I'm in heaven!" which is significant with him passing just after "Blackstar" was released. love the line later on... "By the time I got to New York, I was living like a king." Such emotion in the lines that follow as well. Some abrasive guitar expressions late.

"No Plan" is the only tune that I'm not big on. It's still a good song though. Heavy drums, keys and sax as laid back vocals join in almost quivering. Vocals stop after 2 1/2 minutes then the sax returns as it plays out to the end.

"Killing a Little Time" is my favourite of the new songs. A surprisingly powerful sound here with impressive drum work from American Jazz drummer Mark Guiliana. It settles back as vocals arrive quickly but the power will come and go. Some emotion in those vocals. What a song!

"When I Met You" opens with drums and atmosphere as the bass and keys join in, then vocals just after a minute. Catchy stuff. Great chorus too. I just want to keep singing "When I met you" over and over just like Bowie does.

Easily 4 stars and a great companion to "Blackstar".

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3 stars The No Plan EP is, undoubtedly, a curious addition to Bowie's tremendous catalog. Appearing almost exactly a year after Bowie passed away. It is understandable that many will consider it a parting gift from the Bowie. Depending on what you think about that, the value of No Plan changes according ... (read more)

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