ROCK legend David Bowie planned to release a â€œlong listâ€ of music after his death with the first album due out before the end of 2017.
Bowie, who died on January 10, cleared out his vaults as part of a plan that could see him topping the charts long after his death.
The future releases are set to include never-before-heard music that could date back to his most creative period in the 1970s.
The prospect of more albums from Bowie gives a new insight into the level of planning that went into what would happen after his death .
Newsweek magazine reported that, according to a source close to the musician, there is a â€œlong list of unscheduled musical releases that Bowie planned before he diedâ€.
The music has supposedly been divided into eras but will not necessarily be released in chronological order.
In addition to Bowieâ€™s own music, an original cast album for his off-Broadway play Lazarus is also in the works.
A source said: â€œBowie was one of those artists who was very engaged and liked to control what was released from the vault.â€
The death of Bowie came days after his 69th birthday and a week after the release of his latest album Blackstar which included the lyrics: â€œLook up here, Iâ€™m in heavenâ€.
Fans believe that he knew he was dying from cancer, which he battled for 18 months, and that he wrote the album as a farewell.
A spokesman for Bowie confirmed that the Lazarus album had been recorded but declined to comment further. – Daily Mirror