David Bowie's Shelved Album 'Toy' To See Release

David Bowie's Shelved Album 'Toy' To See Release

Posted on by Jamie Millard

David Bowie's Shelved Album 'Toy' To See Release

David Bowie's Toy, an album that was shelved in 2000 over label disagreements, is finally seeing an official release on November 26th. The album is comprised of new songs, as well as re-recordings of lesser known material.
 Regarding the record, co-producer Mark Plati shared the following: “Toy is like a moment in time captured in an amber of joy, fire and energy.It’s the sound of people happy to be playing music. David revisited and re-examined his work from decades prior through prisms of experience and fresh perspective—a parallel not lost on me as I now revisit it twenty years later. From time to time, he used to say ‘Mark, this is our album’—I think because he knew I was so deeply in the trenches with him on that journey. I’m happy to finally be able to say it now belongs to all of us.”
 A deluxe 3 disc Toy box set will feature alternate versions and proposed b-sides as well as other special extras. The album itself will also be included on the David Bowie 5: Brilliant Adventure (1992 - 2001) box set that will see release on the same day, alongside remasters of Black Tie White NoiseThe Buddha of SuburbiaOutsideEarthlingHours, rarities compilation Re:Call 5, and a live album recorded at BBC Radio Theatre in 2000. 
 
Check out the album's track listing, as well as a re-recording of 'You've Got A Habit Of Leaving' below. Click here to browse our David Bowie selection!

01 I Dig Everything
02 You’ve Got a Habit of Leaving
03 The London Boys
04 Karma Man
05 Conversation Piece
06 Shadow Man
07 Let Me Sleep Beside You
08 Hole in the Ground
09 Baby Loves That Way
10 Can’t Help Thinking About Me
11 Silly Boy Blue
12 Toy (Your Turn to Drive)


David Bowie's Toy, an album that was shelved in 2000 over label disagreements, is finally seeing an official release on November 26th. The album is comprised of new songs, as well as re-recordings of lesser known material.
 Regarding the record, co-producer Mark Plati shared the following: “Toy is like a moment in time captured in an amber of joy, fire and energy.It’s the sound of people happy to be playing music. David revisited and re-examined his work from decades prior through prisms of experience and fresh perspective—a parallel not lost on me as I now revisit it twenty years later. From time to time, he used to say ‘Mark, this is our album’—I think because he knew I was so deeply in the trenches with him on that journey. I’m happy to finally be able to say it now belongs to all of us.”
 A deluxe 3 disc Toy box set will feature alternate versions and proposed b-sides as well as other special extras. The album itself will also be included on the David Bowie 5: Brilliant Adventure (1992 - 2001) box set that will see release on the same day, alongside remasters of Black Tie White NoiseThe Buddha of SuburbiaOutsideEarthlingHours, rarities compilation Re:Call 5, and a live album recorded at BBC Radio Theatre in 2000. 
 
Check out the album's track listing, as well as a re-recording of 'You've Got A Habit Of Leaving' below. Click here to browse our David Bowie selection!

01 I Dig Everything
02 You’ve Got a Habit of Leaving
03 The London Boys
04 Karma Man
05 Conversation Piece
06 Shadow Man
07 Let Me Sleep Beside You
08 Hole in the Ground
09 Baby Loves That Way
10 Can’t Help Thinking About Me
11 Silly Boy Blue
12 Toy (Your Turn to Drive)


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