Originally slated for a 2001 release, Toy features David Bowie covering some of his lesser known material, in addition to some new stuff. Now, after nearly a decade of silence since 2003’s Reality,
David Robert Jones, Davy Jones, Ziggy Stardust, the Thin White Duke, the Sovereign, David Bowie has resurfaced (sort of), when Toy leaked online, via torrent.
As aforementioned, the record was set to be released at the turn of the century; however, difficulty with Virgin Records, Bowie’s label at the time, scrapped the entire project, with a few tracks, such as “Afraid” and “You’ve Got a Habit of Leaving” appearing on Heathen in 2002. It is now available in a very accessible torrent file.
Expect a full review at a later time here in the Electric Comic Book.
(Alternative Caption: “This Summer, David Bowie IS Gavin Rossdale”).