David Bowie is Toying With The Bootlegs (The sad remains of a deleted album) – SQ 9+

David Bowie is Toying With The Bootlegs (The sad remains of a deleted album) - SQ 9+

David Bowie is Toying With The Bootlegs (The sad remains of a deleted album)
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01. Afraid
An acoustic demo of one of the tracks of Toy presented to Bowienet as a Halloween teaser in 2000
02. America
A wonderful Simon & Garfunkel cover sung for New York City in October 2001.
03. London Boys
Tracks from Bowienet only Roseland show on 19 June 2000.
04. I Dig Everything
Tracks from Bowienet only Roseland show on 19 June 2000.
05. Can’t Help Thinking About Me
Taken from Vienna concert of …hours minitour in 1999. This version is interrupted by Bowie’s explanation of what the song is about.
06. Pictures Of Lily
From Substitute, the tribute to The Who, Pictures Of Lily was actually recorded in the first phase of Toy sessions.
07. Silly Boy Blue
Bowie’s poignant performance in Tibet House Benefit’ Concert on 26 February 2001.
08. Trying To Get To Heaven
Pre-…hours recording in 1998.
09. My Death
Not really from Toy, sung by Bowie in GQ Awards in 1997, nevertheless quite fitting the album.
10. Can’t Help Thinking About Me/(Good Morning Little Schoolgirl) The Jean Genie
Possibly the clearest marker of the genesis of Toy, a humorous ditty intro of a 1966 song Bowie sang before casual Jean Genie in San Francisco, 1997.
11. London Boys
Clone-like to Roseland, these tracks are from the BBC concert on 27 June 2000.
12. I Dig Everything
Clone-like to Roseland, these tracks are from the BBC concert on 27 June 2000.
13. Can’t Help Thinking About Me
From VH1 storytellers 1999, Bowie explains why he won’t be blamed for ‘putting the 60’s to their funeral’.
14. “Heroes” (rehearsal)
Rehearsal versions from Tibet House Benefit Concert in 2001.
15. “Heroes” (Tibet)
performance versions from Tibet House Benefit Concert in 2001.

Label : No label
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Lineage : Unknown
Total running time : 1:18:30
Sound Quality : Excellent quality! Equals record or radio
Artwork : Yes

This bootleg is an attempt to recreate David Bowie’s deleted Toy album, enthusiastically recorded in July-October 2000, re-recorded in March-April 2001, but later shelved by Virgin and forgotten by David himself in favour of the 2002 Tony Visconti collaboration.

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