David Bowies beruchte ‘verloren’ album Toy krijgt eindelijk een
Het album, opgenomen in 2001, bevat vooral nieuwe
versies van nummers die Bowie in de jaren zestig schreef onder de naam
TOY:BOX is a special 3CD edition of the previously unreleased TOY album by David Bowie.
The ‘capture the moment’ approach of the recording sessions are extended
to the sleeve artwork designed by Bowie featuring a photo of him as a
baby with a contemporary face. The package also contains a 16-page book
featuring previously unseen photographs by Frank Ockenfels 3.
Recorded following David's triumphant Glastonbury 2000 performance,
Bowie entered the studio with his band, Mark Plati, Sterling Campbell,
Gail Ann Dorsey, Earl Slick, Mike Garson, Holly Palmer and Emm Gryner,
to record new interpretations of songs he’d first recorded between
1964-1971. David planned to record the album ‘old school’ with the band
playing live, choose the best takes and then release it as soon as
possible. The label said, ’No.'
Included in TOY:BOX is a second CD of alternative mixes and versions
including proposed B-Sides, later mixes by Tony Visconti and the ‘Tibet
Version’ of Silly Boy Blue featuring Philip Glass on piano and Moby on
guitar. The third CD features 'Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly
Electric’ mixes of thirteen TOY tracks.