March 22, 2011 – 8:06 am

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Toys [no label, 1CD]

Unreleased 2001 album.

Here’s the news report at antiquiet.com:

Back at the turn of the century, David Bowie re-recorded a number of his lesser-known songs, and planned to release them along with some new material on an album called Toy. The album was slated for a mid-2001 release, but due to problems with Virgin, Bowie’s record label at the time, it never saw the light of day. A number of the songs from Toy were included on Bowie’s 2002 album Heathen and as B-sides to its various singles, but a large portion of Toy still remained unreleased. Until now, that is.

Over the weekend, a 256-kbps quality torrent of the full-length album was shared online. Consisting of 14 tracks, and running a little over an hour long, the album is the closest we can get to “new” Bowie material.

Thanks to brigstow for sharing the tracks.

A detailed write-up on the Toy tracks can be found here.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 256 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. Please try again later. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Track 01. Uncle Floyd (12.0MB)
Track 02. Afraid (6.3MB)
Track 03. Baby Loves That Way (8.9MB)
Track 04. I Dig Everything (8.9MB)
05. Conversation Piece - Omitted*
Track 06. Let Me Sleep Beside You (5.9MB)
07. Toy (Your Turn To Drive) - Omitted**
Track 08. Hole In The Ground (6.4MB)
Track 09. Shadow Man (9.0MB)
Track 10. In The Heat Of The Morning (7.0MB)
Track 11. You’ve Got a Habit Of Leaving (8.8MB)
Track 12. Silly Boy Blue (10.1MB)
Track 13. Liza Jane (9.2MB)
Track 14. The London Boys (6.9MB)

* Appears on the bonus disc of the 2CD edition of Heathen.
** ‘Exclusive track’ in the iTunes Music Store.

Click on the link to order David Bowie’s Heathen album.

  1. 23 Responses to “UNRELEASED BOWIE”

  2. I’m with Dennis: Thanks for all the Bowie, new stuff and old!

    By Motorvilleboy on Mar 22, 2011

  3. Now ‘Toy’ is on. This is fantastic!! You’re the best. Many, many thanks. Hope you enjoy this one too, Motorvilleboy.

    By Dennis on Mar 22, 2011

  4. Absolutely! I had some of the tracks on other boots & the two official releases, but I’d never seen the full track list or heard half the material. Yum!

    By Motorvilleboy on Mar 22, 2011

  5. Delicious. THANX!

    By Timmy on Mar 22, 2011

  6. Go to these links, you will get EVERY track without any bother!!!!
    Why tracks have to be “omitted” i will never know. A bootleg is a bootleg!!!




    By Norbet on Mar 22, 2011

  7. Same here. Some of the tracks were put on the singles released from the ‘Heathen’ album. Such a different version of ‘Liza Jane’. Can never get enough Bowie! Yum is right!!

    By Dennis on Mar 23, 2011

  8. Quality stuff! Some of the tunes made it onto a b-side but this is the diamond dog’s bollocks! Cheers guys x

    By rjinblack1977 on Mar 23, 2011

  9. Great Stuff ! Both posts, The 1971 show is amazing !!! And a Big Thank you to Norbet for the missing (Omitted) songs, “Oh you Pretty things” Thank You…

    By Trippytvc15 on Mar 23, 2011

  10. Thanks for the Bowie!

    By Namoosedog on Mar 23, 2011

  11. Thank you Big O Amigos. Bowie is always good.
    As always,

    By James on Mar 23, 2011

  12. > Go to these links, you will get
    > EVERY track without any bother!!!!

    great idea - posting links to the complete set of songs. thanks! i too have been bothered by the ‘omitted’ songs concept. i put up with it, but, i do not like it.


    By amie on Mar 23, 2011

  13. unfortunately both links does not allow to get the full cd…

    By alberto on Mar 25, 2011

  14. Worked fine for me Alberto. All 14 tracks present and correct. Don’t know what you are doing wrong!!!!!!!!!!!

    By Reubes on Mar 25, 2011

  15. Thanks ever so much for sharing these tracks;correct me if I am wrong but uncle Floyd is surely one of Bowies greatest songs-the idea of imbueing inanimate objects with emotion(well,I guess they are SLIGHTLY animate if somone pulls the strings!) is a trait in songwriting Bowie is solely responsible for introducing into popular music(well,I guess Lennon could also be cited)-I will always love Bowie for this quality.Many of the songs around MWSTW and HD express this quality in abundance.The other standout is Silly Boy Blue for me.I think its probable it wasnt released because the production tends towards a sameness,but hell ,ITS DAVID BOWIE!,so a few plays and It’ll probably be a grower.Thanks again.

    By mm on Mar 26, 2011

  16. @Norbet
    I don’t think we have to discuss the subject of omitting commercially available tracks on this site. I share your opinion that it’s best to have all the tracks on a roio but then not for the price of risking to have this great site shut down by legal action. Those of us who know what it was like to hunt down any roio in the pre-net age are only too happy what BigO does - on a daily basis - and for FREE. So please no accusations and no hard feelings towards them. And if there are sites that offer the “complete” version - fair enough. Thank you for providing those links. Btw, the second one is dead for either being “in breach of a copyright holder or deleted by the uploader”.

    By madwhoman on Mar 27, 2011

  17. Interesting songs but let’s face it. It has stayed unreleased by DB for a reason. His suits are still trying to keep this decidely mediocre material off the shelf. No problem, DB. I won’t listen to any of this again. Promise!

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Mar 27, 2011

  18. This album is on par with anything he’s put out. The songs are beautiful. I miss him so much. I guess when the muse hides there is no faking it huh?PLEASE DB come back!!!!!

    By lanzarishi on Apr 1, 2011

  19. Thank you

    By Ross on Apr 4, 2011

  20. Both links do not work, & there’s not 2 CD version of ‘Heathens’ in Canada..This is why Record Companies really irk me, Good-for-nothing ‘Limited editions’ to certain Countries, I’m pertaining to the 2 missing Tracks. File serve, & fileshare links do not work, please re-post, thanks..I just discovered for the first time, this site yesterday…

    By jpgrcat on Aug 30, 2011

  21. Beautiful. I have the complete album and lovve it. Thanks!

    By Frank on Sep 16, 2011

  22. Go on iTunes to get the missing tracks. They’re both there if you can’t get them elsewhere.

    By Frank on Sep 16, 2011

  23. Lisa Jane - best unreleased Bowie song ever!

    By Just Bill on Jan 15, 2016

  24. Wow. This is amazing. Thanks, BIGO!

    By YogaforCynics on Jan 25, 2016

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