David Bowie ‎– Toy (The Lost Album)

The Godfatherecords ‎– G.R. 649
CD, Album, Unofficial Release


Unreleased Album "Toy" Recorded In 2000/2001.

Issued in tri-fold cardboard sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Fake): 01052011649

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none David Bowie Toy(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (David Bowie) none US 2011 Sell This Version
DBTYTCD-201 David Bowie Toy(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Tachika Records DBTYTCD-201 Unknown Sell This Version
none David Bowie Toy(Cass, Ltd, S/Edition, Unofficial) Not On Label (David Bowie) none Italy 2017 Sell This Version
ASR-01 David Bowie Toy - Unreleased Album(CD, Album, Unofficial) Ashes Spread Records ASR-01 UK 2011 Sell This Version
TSP-CD-2011 David Bowie Toy (The Unreleased Album)(CD, Unofficial) The Swingin' Pig (2) TSP-CD-2011 2011 Sell This Version


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May 26, 2016
edited over 2 years ago

Wonderful cd and Wonderful vinyl edition too.
Remaster perfect.
Heathen and toy are the best album studio of David Bowie of 1983 to 2016.Heathen is the best and toy second place.


June 9, 2015
A very interesting release indeed and one no true fan should be without - despite the sources being from mp3 - and it's a shame that label politics prevented it's release (according to the sleeve notes Virgin were less than keen on releasing an album full of stuff they did not own the rights to, which does not sound right to me but I guess that until someone who was involved spills the beans we will never know).
A fair amount of the material has found it's way to the light of day:
"Afraid" was on the Heathen album, "Conversation Piece", "Shadow Man", "Baby Loves That Way" & "You've Got A Habit Of Leaving" all turned up on various CD singles as well as the bonus disc for "Heathen" in the 10-CD Box Set. In addition, "Uncle Arthur" was re-recorded as "Slip Away", "Toy" was retitled as "Your Turn to Drive" and along with "Shadow Man" & "Let Me Sleep Beside You" turned up on the 3CD edition of 2014's "Nothing Has Changed" compilation set so in the end we got most of it. We think. Being a leaked album, it is highly possible the version that actually leaked is different to the one that may have been released although of course we will never know.

The package as it stands is as usual very well done in a triple gatefold card sleeve with extensive notes and a lot of high quality images as well.

8/10 and highly recommended