Digitally Released 2017 EP Available on 180g 12" Vinyl for the First Time with Special B-Side Laser Etching; Includes Blackstar Single "Lazarus" Plus Final Bowie Studio Recordings from Album Sessions
The No Plan EP was originally released digitally on January 8, 2017 – the day after would have been David Bowie's 70th Birthday. The release reached No. 1 on the iTunes charts of 11 countries including the UK, Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Finland and Sweden, and broke the Top 20 in more than 30 territories. The No Plan EP is now being made available on the vinyl format for the first time, pressed on heavyweight 180g LP with special laser etching on side B and housed in new artwork designed by longtime collaborator Jonathan Barnbrook.
The No Plan EP features the single "Lazarus" from Blackstar, and the three final David Bowie studio recordings during the sessions for his 28th and final album - "No Plan," "Killing A Little Time" and "When I Met You." The track "No Plan" was hailed by Rolling Stone – who ranked it at No. 4 in their 50 Best Songs of 2016 – as "a magnificent coda...one last transmission from the Bowie universe."
Since the release of Blackstar, the album has only grown in stature, establishing itself as a critical and commercial high point of Bowie's peerless catalog. Having hit No. 1 in more than 20 countries (including Bowie's firs in the U.S.), Blackstar closed out 2016 with five Grammy nominations – Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, Best Alternative Music Album, Best Recording Package, and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical as well as two Brit Awards nominations – British Male Solo Artist and British Album of the Year – not to mention top honors in many critics' best of 2016 lists.