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Toy (Toy:Box)

David Bowie

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Heavily bootlegged over the years, Toy is an album David Bowie recorded in 2000, right between Hours and Heathen. The concept was simple: Bowie took his touring band into the studio to revisit a bunch of songs he wrote and recorded prior to becoming a superstar. Although "Shadow Man" comes from the Ziggy Stardust sessions, most of the songs date from the days before "Space Oddity," so they're grounded in British rock & roll and mod R&B -- a far cry from both his glam rock of the 1970s and the electronic-inflected art rock of the 1990s. It isn't too far from the classy classicism of Hours, though, yet it carries a looser, lighter feel. Hearing Bowie apply the overly polished aesthetics of Hours to swinging, moddish material is odd but appealing. He and his band have fun with the material, diminishing some of the stilted tweeness of the originals and revealing the nice compositional bones underneath. It's a record out of time, with the songs clearly from the swinging '60s and the production being very much a product of the slick Y2K era, yet that's also its charm: it's Bowie revisiting his past from a particular perspective that is as of its time as the original songs. Toy is a slight record but it was given a weighty official release in 2022 after first being unveiled as part of the 2021 box Brilliant Adventure. Along with the proper album, there's a disc of alternative mixes and extras -- here, the main attraction is a version of "Liza Jane," his first single -- then a disc of "Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric" mixes. All the alternate mixes, including those unplugged versions on the third, are only slightly different than the original mixes, making the deluxe set somewhat monotonous.
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1
I Dig Everything
00:05:03

Sterling Campbell, Drums, Hand Clap - Earl Slick, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Holly Palmer, Backing Vocals - Steve Mazur, Assistant Mixer - Mark Plati, Producer, Mixer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - David Bowie, Composer, Producer, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, Hand Clap, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Organ, Piano - Todd Parker, Assistant Mixer - Lisa Germano, Recorder, Violin, Backing Vocals - Hector Castillo, Assistant Mixer - Gail Ann Dorsey, Backing Vocals, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer - Emm Gryner, Backing Vocals

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

2
You've Got A Habit of Leaving
00:04:48

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Earl Slick, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Holly Palmer, Percussion, Backing Vocals - Steve Mazur, Assistant Mixer - Mark Plati, Producer, Mixer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Keyboards, Piano - Todd Parker, Assistant Mixer - Lisa Germano, Violin, Backing Vocals - Hector Castillo, Assistant Mixer - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer - Emm Gryner, Backing Vocals

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

3
The London Boys
00:03:47

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Steve Mazur, Assistant Mixer - Mark Plati, Producer, Mixer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, Synthesizer, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Organ - Tony Visconti, String Arranger, Bass - Todd Parker, Assistant Mixer - Hector Castillo, Assistant Mixer - Pete Keppler, Engineer

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

4
Karma Man
00:03:46

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Earl Slick, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Holly Palmer, Percussion, Backing Vocals - Steve Mazur, Assistant Mixer - Mark Plati, Producer, Mixer, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals, 12 String Guitar, Mellotron - David Bowie, Producer, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Harpsichord, String Synthesizer - Todd Parker, Assistant Mixer - Cuong Vu, Trumpet - Lisa Germano, Backing Vocals - Hector Castillo, Assistant Mixer - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer - Emm Gryner, Backing Vocals

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

5
Conversation Piece
00:03:53

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Earl Slick, Electric Guitar - Holly Palmer, Backing Vocals - Steve Mazur, Assistant Mixer - Mark Plati, Producer, Mixer, Acoustic Guitar, 12 String Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Piano - Tony Visconti, String Arranger - Todd Parker, Assistant Mixer - Lisa Germano, Accordion, Mandolin, Backing Vocals - Hector Castillo, Assistant Mixer - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

6
Shadow Man
00:04:40

Earl Slick, Electric Guitar - Steve Mazur, Assistant Mixer - Mark Plati, Producer, Mixer, Acoustic Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Piano - Gerry Leonard, Electric Guitar - Todd Parker, Assistant Mixer - Cuong Vu, Trumpet - Lisa Germano, Violin - Hector Castillo, Assistant Mixer - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

7
Let Me Sleep Beside You
00:03:14

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Earl Slick, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Holly Palmer, Backing Vocals - Steve Mazur, Assistant Mixer - Mark Plati, Producer, Mixer, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals, 12 String Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Fender Rhodes Piano - Todd Parker, Assistant Mixer - Lisa Germano, Violin - Hector Castillo, Assistant Mixer - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass Guitar - Pete Keppler, Engineer - Emm Gryner, Backing Vocals

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

8
Hole In The Ground
00:03:32

Sterling Campbell, Drums, Hand Clap - Earl Slick, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Steve Mazur, Assistant Mixer - Mark Plati, Producer, Mixer, Acoustic Guitar, Slide Guitar, Hand Clap - David Bowie, Producer, Keyboards, Tambourine, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, Hand Clap, MainArtist - Todd Parker, Assistant Mixer - Lisa Germano, Accordion, Recorder - Hector Castillo, Assistant Mixer - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

9
Baby Loves That Way
00:04:37

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Earl Slick, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Holly Palmer, Backing Vocals - Steve Mazur, Assistant Mixer - Mark Plati, Producer, Mixer, Acoustic Guitar, 12 String Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Piano - Todd Parker, Assistant Mixer - Lisa Germano, Accordion, Recorder, Violin, Backing Vocals - Hector Castillo, Assistant Mixer - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer - Emm Gryner, Backing Vocals

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

10
Can't Help Thinking About Me
00:03:25

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Earl Slick, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Holly Palmer, Backing Vocals - Steve Mazur, Assistant Mixer - Mark Plati, Producer, Mixer, Acoustic Guitar, 12 String Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Piano - Gerry Leonard, Electric Guitar - Todd Parker, Assistant Mixer - Hector Castillo, Assistant Mixer - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer - Emm Gryner, Backing Vocals

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

11
Silly Boy Blue
00:05:35

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Earl Slick, Electric Guitar - Holly Palmer, Backing Vocals, Finger Cymbals - Steve Mazur, Assistant Mixer - Mark Plati, Producer, Mixer, Acoustic Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Piano - Tony Visconti, String Arranger - Todd Parker, Assistant Mixer - Lisa Germano, Recorder, Violin - Hector Castillo, Assistant Mixer - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer - Emm Gryner, Backing Vocals

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

12
Toy (Your Turn To Drive)
00:04:16

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Earl Slick, Electric Guitar - Holly Palmer, Backing Vocals - Steve Mazur, Assistant Mixer - Mark Plati, Producer, Mixer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist, Stylophone Synthesizer - Mike Garson, Piano - Todd Parker, Assistant Mixer - Cuong Vu, Trumpet - Lisa Germano, Violin - Hector Castillo, Assistant Mixer - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer - Emm Gryner, Backing Vocals

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

DISC 2

1
Liza Jane (Alternative Mix)
00:04:46

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Earl Slick, Electric Guitar - Holly Palmer, Backing Vocals - Mark Plati, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Electric Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals, MainArtist, Stylophone Synthesizer - Mike Garson, Synthesizer - Todd Parker, AssistantEngineer - Cuong Vu, Trumpet - Lisa Germano, Violin - Hector Castillo, Assistant Mixer - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer - Emm Gryner, Backing Vocals - Leslie Conn, Writer

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

2
You've Got A Habit of Leaving (Alternative Mix, 2021 Remaster)
00:04:49

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Earl Slick, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Holly Palmer, Percussion, Backing Vocals - Mark Plati, Producer, Engineer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Keyboards, Piano - Tony Visconti, Mixer - Todd Parker, AssistantEngineer - Lisa Germano, Violin, Backing Vocals - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer - Emm Gryner, Backing Vocals - Darren S. Moore, Assistant Mixer

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under license to Sony Music Entertainment, ℗ 2002, 2021 ISO Records

3
Baby Loves That Way (Alternative Mix, 2021 Remaster)
00:04:43

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Earl Slick, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Holly Palmer, Backing Vocals - Mark Plati, Producer, Engineer, Acoustic Guitar, 12 String Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Piano - Tony Visconti, Mixer - Todd Parker, Additional Tracking Engineer - Lisa Germano, Accordion, Recorder, Violin, Backing Vocals - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer - Emm Gryner, Backing Vocals - Darren S. Moore, Assistant Mixer

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under license to Sony Music Entertainment, ℗ 2002, 2021 ISO Records

4
Can't Help Thinking About Me (Alternative Mix)
00:03:26

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Earl Slick, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Holly Palmer, Backing Vocals - Mark Plati, Producer, Engineer, Acoustic Guitar, 12 String Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Piano - Tony Visconti, Mixer - Gerry Leonard, Electric Guitar - Todd Parker, AssistantEngineer - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer - Emm Gryner, Backing Vocals - Darren S. Moore, Assistant Mixer

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

5
I Dig Everything (Alternative Mix)
00:05:05

Sterling Campbell, Drums, Hand Clap - Earl Slick, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Holly Palmer, Backing Vocals - Mark Plati, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - David Bowie, Composer, Producer, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, Hand Clap, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Organ, Piano - Tony Visconti, Mixer - Todd Parker, AssistantEngineer - Lisa Germano, Recorder, Violin, Backing Vocals - Gail Ann Dorsey, Backing Vocals, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer - Emm Gryner, Backing Vocals - Darren S. Moore, Assistant Mixer

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

6
The London Boys (Alternative Version)
00:03:48

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Mark Plati, Producer, Engineer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, Synthesizer, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Organ - Tony Visconti, Mixer, String Arranger, Additional Production, Bass - Todd Parker, AssistantEngineer - Pete Keppler, Engineer - Darren S. Moore, Assistant Mixer - The Scorchio Quartet, Strings

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

7
Silly Boy Blue (Tibet Version)
00:05:12

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Steve Mazur, Assistant Mixer - Mark Plati, Mixer - Moby, Electric Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Tony Visconti, Producer, Bass Guitar - Philip Glass, Piano - Todd Parker, Assistant Mixer - Hector Castillo, Assistant Mixer - Pete Keppler, Engineer - The Scorchio Quartet, Strings

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

8
Let Me Sleep Beside You (Alternative Mix, 2021 Remaster)
00:03:15

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Earl Slick, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Holly Palmer, Backing Vocals - Mark Plati, Producer, Engineer, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals, 12 String Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Fender Rhodes Piano - Tony Visconti, Mixer - Todd Parker, AssistantEngineer - Lisa Germano, Violin - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass Guitar - Pete Keppler, Engineer - Emm Gryner, Backing Vocals - Darren S. Moore, Assistant Mixer

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2014, 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

9
In The Heat Of The Morning (Alternative Mix)
00:03:53

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Earl Slick, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Mark Plati, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Acoustic Guitar, 12 String Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, Harmonica, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Organ - Todd Parker, AssistantEngineer - Cuong Vu, Trumpet - Hector Castillo, Assistant Mixer - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

10
Conversation Piece (Alternative Mix, 2021 Remaster)
00:03:52

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Earl Slick, Electric Guitar - Holly Palmer, Backing Vocals - Mark Plati, Producer, Engineer, Acoustic Guitar, 12 String Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Piano - Tony Visconti, Mixer, String Arranger - Todd Parker, AssistantEngineer - Lisa Germano, Accordion, Mandolin, Backing Vocals - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer - Darren S. Moore, Assistant Mixer

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2002, 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

11
Hole In The Ground (Alternative Mix)
00:03:54

Sterling Campbell, Drums, Hand Clap - Earl Slick, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Mark Plati, Producer, Engineer, Acoustic Guitar, Slide Guitar, Hand Clap - David Bowie, Producer, Keyboards, Tambourine, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, Hand Clap, MainArtist - Tony Visconti, Mixer - Todd Parker, AssistantEngineer - Lisa Germano, Accordion, Recorder - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer - Darren S. Moore, Assistant Mixer

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

12
Shadow Man (Alternative Mix, 2021 Remaster)
00:04:50

Earl Slick, Electric Guitar - Mark Plati, Producer, Engineer, Acoustic Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Piano - Tony Visconti, Mixer - Gerry Leonard, Electric Guitar - Todd Parker, AssistantEngineer - Cuong Vu, Trumpet - Lisa Germano, Violin - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer - Darren S. Moore, Assistant Mixer

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under license to Sony Music Entertainment, ℗ 2002, 2021 ISO Records

13
Toy (Your Turn To Drive) (Alternative Mix, 2021 Remix)
00:04:51

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Earl Slick, Electric Guitar - Holly Palmer, Backing Vocals - Mark Plati, Producer, Engineer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist, Stylophone Synthesizer - Mike Garson, Piano - Tony Visconti, Mixer - Todd Parker, AssistantEngineer - Cuong Vu, Trumpet - Lisa Germano, Violin - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer - Emm Gryner, Backing Vocals - Darren S. Moore, Assistant Mixer

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under license to Sony Music Entertainment, ℗ 2003, 2021 ISO Records

DISC 3

1
In The Heat Of The Morning (Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix)
00:03:52

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Earl Slick, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Steve Mazur, Assistant Mixer - Mark Plati, Producer, Mixer, Acoustic Guitar, 12 String Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, Harmonica, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Organ - Todd Parker, Assistant Mixer - Cuong Vu, Trumpet - Hector Castillo, Assistant Mixer - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

2
I Dig Everything (Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix)
00:04:58

Sterling Campbell, Drums, Hand Clap - Earl Slick, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Holly Palmer, Backing Vocals - Steve Mazur, Assistant Mixer - Mark Plati, Producer, Mixer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - David Bowie, Composer, Producer, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, Hand Clap, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Organ, Piano - Todd Parker, Assistant Mixer - Lisa Germano, Recorder, Violin, Backing Vocals - Hector Castillo, Assistant Mixer - Gail Ann Dorsey, Backing Vocals, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer - Emm Gryner, Backing Vocals

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

3
You've Got A Habit of Leaving (Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix)
00:03:44

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Earl Slick, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Holly Palmer, Percussion, Backing Vocals - Steve Mazur, Assistant Mixer - Mark Plati, Producer, Mixer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Keyboards, Piano - Todd Parker, Assistant Mixer - Lisa Germano, Violin, Backing Vocals - Hector Castillo, Assistant Mixer - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer - Emm Gryner, Backing Vocals

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

4
The London Boys (Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix)
00:03:45

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Steve Mazur, Assistant Mixer - Mark Plati, Producer, Mixer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, Synthesizer, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Organ - Tony Visconti, String Arranger, Bass - Todd Parker, Assistant Mixer - Hector Castillo, Assistant Mixer - Pete Keppler, Engineer

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

5
Karma Man (Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix)
00:03:43

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Earl Slick, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Holly Palmer, Percussion, Backing Vocals - Steve Mazur, Assistant Mixer - Mark Plati, Producer, Mixer, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals, 12 String Guitar, Mellotron - David Bowie, Producer, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Harpsichord, String Synthesizer - Todd Parker, Assistant Mixer - Cuong Vu, Trumpet - Lisa Germano, Backing Vocals - Hector Castillo, Assistant Mixer - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer - Emm Gryner, Backing Vocals

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

6
Conversation Piece (Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix)
00:03:50

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Earl Slick, Electric Guitar - Holly Palmer, Backing Vocals - Steve Mazur, Assistant Mixer - Mark Plati, Producer, Mixer, Acoustic Guitar, 12 String Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Piano - Tony Visconti, String Arranger - Todd Parker, Assistant Mixer - Lisa Germano, Accordion, Mandolin, Backing Vocals - Hector Castillo, Assistant Mixer - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

7
Shadow Man (Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix)
00:04:18

Earl Slick, Electric Guitar - Steve Mazur, Assistant Mixer - Mark Plati, Producer, Mixer, Acoustic Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Piano - Gerry Leonard, Electric Guitar - Todd Parker, Assistant Mixer - Cuong Vu, Trumpet - Lisa Germano, Violin - Hector Castillo, Assistant Mixer - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

8
Let Me Sleep Beside You (Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix)
00:03:05

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Earl Slick, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Holly Palmer, Backing Vocals - Steve Mazur, Assistant Mixer - Mark Plati, Producer, Mixer, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals, 12 String Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Fender Rhodes Piano - Todd Parker, Assistant Mixer - Lisa Germano, Violin - Hector Castillo, Assistant Mixer - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass Guitar - Pete Keppler, Engineer - Emm Gryner, Backing Vocals

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

9
Hole In The Ground (Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix)
00:03:18

Sterling Campbell, Drums, Hand Clap - Earl Slick, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Steve Mazur, Assistant Mixer - Mark Plati, Producer, Mixer, Acoustic Guitar, Slide Guitar, Hand Clap - David Bowie, Producer, Keyboards, Tambourine, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, Hand Clap, MainArtist - Todd Parker, Assistant Mixer - Lisa Germano, Accordion, Recorder - Hector Castillo, Assistant Mixer - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

10
Baby Loves That Way (Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix)
00:04:34

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Earl Slick, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Holly Palmer, Backing Vocals - Steve Mazur, Assistant Mixer - Mark Plati, Producer, Mixer, Acoustic Guitar, 12 String Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Piano - Todd Parker, Assistant Mixer - Lisa Germano, Accordion, Recorder, Violin, Backing Vocals - Hector Castillo, Assistant Mixer - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer - Emm Gryner, Backing Vocals

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

11
Can't Help Thinking About Me (Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix)
00:03:30

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Earl Slick, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Holly Palmer, Backing Vocals - Steve Mazur, Assistant Mixer - Mark Plati, Producer, Mixer, Acoustic Guitar, 12 String Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Piano - Gerry Leonard, Electric Guitar - Todd Parker, Assistant Mixer - Hector Castillo, Assistant Mixer - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer - Emm Gryner, Backing Vocals

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

12
Silly Boy Blue (Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix)
00:05:29

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Earl Slick, Electric Guitar - Holly Palmer, Backing Vocals, Finger Cymbals - Mark Plati, Producer, Engineer, Acoustic Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Mike Garson, Piano - Tony Visconti, Mixer, String Arranger - Todd Parker, AssistantEngineer - Lisa Germano, Recorder, Violin - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer - Emm Gryner, Backing Vocals - Darren S. Moore, Assistant Mixer

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

13
Toy (Your Turn To Drive) (Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric Mix)
00:03:53

Sterling Campbell, Drums - Earl Slick, Electric Guitar - Holly Palmer, Backing Vocals - Steve Mazur, Assistant Mixer - Mark Plati, Producer, Mixer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - David Bowie, Producer, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist, Stylophone Synthesizer - Mike Garson, Piano - Todd Parker, Assistant Mixer - Cuong Vu, Trumpet - Lisa Germano, Violin - Hector Castillo, Assistant Mixer - Gail Ann Dorsey, Bass - Pete Keppler, Engineer - Emm Gryner, Backing Vocals

© 2022 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC Under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, ℗ 2021 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC

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Heavily bootlegged over the years, Toy is an album David Bowie recorded in 2000, right between Hours and Heathen. The concept was simple: Bowie took his touring band into the studio to revisit a bunch of songs he wrote and recorded prior to becoming a superstar. Although "Shadow Man" comes from the Ziggy Stardust sessions, most of the songs date from the days before "Space Oddity," so they're grounded in British rock & roll and mod R&B -- a far cry from both his glam rock of the 1970s and the electronic-inflected art rock of the 1990s. It isn't too far from the classy classicism of Hours, though, yet it carries a looser, lighter feel. Hearing Bowie apply the overly polished aesthetics of Hours to swinging, moddish material is odd but appealing. He and his band have fun with the material, diminishing some of the stilted tweeness of the originals and revealing the nice compositional bones underneath. It's a record out of time, with the songs clearly from the swinging '60s and the production being very much a product of the slick Y2K era, yet that's also its charm: it's Bowie revisiting his past from a particular perspective that is as of its time as the original songs. Toy is a slight record but it was given a weighty official release in 2022 after first being unveiled as part of the 2021 box Brilliant Adventure. Along with the proper album, there's a disc of alternative mixes and extras -- here, the main attraction is a version of "Liza Jane," his first single -- then a disc of "Unplugged & Somewhat Slightly Electric" mixes. All the alternate mixes, including those unplugged versions on the third, are only slightly different than the original mixes, making the deluxe set somewhat monotonous.
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