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David Bowie’s unreleased "Toy" album, which formed part of the "Brilliant Adventure" box set issued in November last year, has been released as a standalone "Toy" Box as a 3CD set and a 6×10-inch vinyl box. Released on the day before David’s birthday, "Toy" (TOY: BOX) will receive its long awaited official release, finally making the legendary previously unreleased album available. The "Toy" album was recorded in 2000 following David’s "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 from 1964-1971. For reasons unknown, it was never released. The cassette release will be the only version outside the pricey "Brilliant Adventure" box set that is ‘album-only.’ Now twenty years after its initial planned release, David's co-producer Mark Plati says, "Toy is like a moment in time captured in the 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."

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