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UK Summer Tour May–July 1973Photography Mick Rock, courtesy of Taschen

David Bowie’s lost album Toy is finally getting an official release

The album was originally meant to be released in 2001

David Bowie’s long-lost album Toy is getting an official release two decades after it was originally intended to hit shelves.

The 2001 album features reimaginings of some of Bowie’s earliest tracks. It was meant as a follow-up to his 1999 album Hours… but a dispute with Virgin Records led Bowie to pull the album from production. 

The album leaked online in 2011. Now, a decade later, it will be released officially as part of Bowie’s new Era Five box set.

“Depending where you are on the planet, if it’s September 29 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.”

Back in May, a selection of Bowie’s non-album singles, new remixes, and sessions from BBC In Concert were released under the title The Width of a Circle.

Above, visit the gallery above for a look through Mick Rock’s stunning photographs of Bowie in the early 1970s. And listen to the radio edit of “You’ve Got A Habit Of Leaving” below.