David Bowie’s “Toy” Album Will Finally Have Official Release

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It Will Finally See The Light Of Day

David Bowie’s notorious “lost” album, “Toy”, has been unearthed from his vault and will finally see the light of day. The 2001 LP will finally get an official release. It contains re-recorded and revamped versions of some of his earliest tracks. It was supposed to be the follow-up to 1999’s “Hours…” but was ultimately shelved after a dispute followed by his departure from Virgin in 2001.

“Toy” will now be featured on the box set David Bowie 5: Brilliant Adventure (1992–2001), which arrives on November 26. The collection will be available for digital download, as a seven-CD set, and an 18-piece vinyl package.

“I hate to waste the energy of a show-honed band so I’ve asked one and all if they would like to make an album immediately when we get back to New York,” Bowie wrote in June 2000. “All are in full agreement that they’d like that very much, so I’ve pulled together a selection of songs from a somewhat unusual reservoir and booked time in a studio.”

“I still get really elated by the spontaneous event,” he continued, “and cannot wait to sit in a claustrophobic space with seven other energetic people and sing till my tits drop off.”

A radio edit of “You’ve Got A Habit Of Leaving” has been released to preview the album. You can listen to it below.

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