David Bowie passed away earlier this month but not before leaving us with a parting gift, his last album Blackstar and also his first record to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Now it looks like the legendary musician had some more gifts to share with fans posthumously. According to Newsweek Bowie planned multiple anthologies to be released that “have been divided into eras and will not necessarily be released in chronological order. It is not yet known whether they will contain previously unheard work, though past rereleases of Bowie’s work have.”
Fans will get their first taste of Bowie’s planned releases sometime in 2017. “Bowie only gave you just enough of everything to still keep you hungry. Blackstar has only come out recently, which is enough for the moment. There’s plenty of time for other things,” says Kevin Cann one of the collectors David Bowie reached out to before his death.
Up until his battle with cancer ended Bowie was still working on new music and even planned a follow-up to Blackstar thinking he still had a few more months left in him according to a Rolling Stone interview with Tony Visconti, a friend and producer of Bowie. He demoed five news songs after Blackstar had been finished but it is unclear if those songs will be included on Bowie’s planned anthologies. For now, we can look forward to the vast archive of Bowie’s discography he’s yet to share with us.