David Bowie on stage at the Concert for New York City to benefit the victims of the World Trade Center disaster. October 20, 2001 (Photo: Scott Gries / ImageDirect)
David Bowie fans were treated today (October 15) with the first preview of the late icon’s upcoming album, Toy, in the form of two tracks: “Karma Man” and “Silly Boy Blue (Alternative Ending Mix)”.
As stated previously, Toy is a long-standing Bowie album originally recorded 20 years ago and made up of re-recorded versions of some of his early works from 1964 to 1971. Toy will be released on its own on January 7, 2022, but it will also be housed in a new box, DAVID BOWIE 5: BRILLIANT ADVENTURE (1992 – 2001), which comes out on November 26th.
As for the extracts of tracks, Rolling stone note: ““ Karma Man ”and“ Silly Boy Blue ”date back to the late 1960s; the former was performed by Bowie during BBC sessions, while the latter appeared on Bowie’s self-titled debut album in 1967. Both tracks can be heard below.
“Silly Boy Blue (Alternate End Mix)”
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