- 29 Sep 21
The 2001 record was leaked in 2011, but will now get an official launch on streaming services.
David Bowie's 'lost' 2001 album Toy is set for an official release. Originally meant to be released as a follow-up to 1999's Hours, the album was shelved after a dispute between the late, great musician and his then-label, Virgin.
The album will be released as part of Bowie's Era Five box set, and will feature re-recorded and re-vamped versions of some of the late, great musician's earliest tracks.
“Depending where you are on the planet, if it’s 29th September you might be streaming the radio edit of ‘You’ve Got A Habit Of Leaving’ from the forthcoming Toy album, via your favourite streaming service,” Bowie’s official Twitter account wrote. “More details regarding that and the rest of the Era Five box, later today.”
The news of this highly coveted release comes just after Bowie's estate agreed to a new deal with Warner Music Group that will have the company oversee his entire back catalogue. Originally released via Sony Music, Warner have acquired the rights to Heathen, Reality, Next Day, and Blackstar.
Listen to an official version of 'You've Got A Habit Of Leaving' below.