Toy EP "You've Got It Made With All The Toys" cover artworkRecorded: 1999-2000
Producers: David Bowie, Mark Plati, Will Saunders

Released: 23 April 2022

Personnel

David Bowie: vocals, keyboards, finger cymbals
Mark Plati: guitar, vocals
Earl Slick, Page Hamilton: guitar
Mike Garson: piano, keyboards
Gail Ann Dorsey: bass guitar, clarinet, vocals
Sterling Campbell: drums
Lisa Germano: violin, recorder vocals
Emm Gryner: vocals, keyboards, clarinet
Holly Palmer: vocals, percussion
Tony Visconti: string arrangement

Tracklisting

The Toy EP (You’ve Got It Made With All The Toys) is a six-song EP by David Bowie, featuring three studio recordings and three live performances, released for Record Store Day on 23 April 2022.

The limited edition CD/10″ vinyl EP was issued on the same day as the Brilliant Adventure EP.

The EP contains tracks recorded during Bowie’s Toy period, and is intended as an accompaniment to the 2021 box set Toy:Box.

Side A contains a radio edit of ‘You’ve Got A Habit Of Leaving’, a vocal/piano mix of ‘Shadow Man’, and a mix of ‘Silly Boy Blue’ with an alternative ending.

Side B features three live songs. ‘Can’t Help Thinking About Me’ was recorded for BBC Radio 1’s Mark Radcliffe Show at London’s Maida Vale Studios on 25 October 1999. The remaining two tracks – ‘I Dig Everything’ and ‘The London Boys’ – were recorded at Bowie’s show at New York’s Roseland Ballroom on 19 June 2000.

The release

The two EPs were announced on Thursday 10 February 2022, two months ahead of the annual record store day. Unusually, the Bowie estate had not taken part in the previous year’s event, due in part to the backlash from fans to the botched Brilliant Live Adventures (1995-1999) set of live albums.

Press announcements

“A real life adventure”

ISO Records and Parlophone Records are proud to announce the release of two very special David Bowie limited edition vinyl/CD E.P.s for Record Store Day (RSD) 2022, on 23rd April.

BRILLIANT ADVENTURE E.P. and TOY E.P. (YOU’VE GOT IT MADE WITH ALL THE TOYS). Both feature unreleased versions, live tracks and mixes from the era covered in the recent BRILLIANT ADVENTURE and TOY:BOX boxsets.

Keep reading for all the details.

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DAVID BOWIE – RECORD STORE DAY 2022

LIMITED EDITION RSD 2022 RELEASES OUT 23rd APRIL FEATURING PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED VERSIONS, LIVE TRACKS & MIXES

BRILLIANT ADVENTURE E.P. (12” VINYL / CD) & TOY E.P. (‘YOU’VE GOT IT MADE WITH ALL THE TOYS’) (10” VINYL / CD)

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DAVID BOWIE – TOY E.P. (‘YOU’VE GOT IT MADE WITH ALL THE TOYS’) (10” VINYL / CD)

SIDE 1 TRACK 2 AND SIDE 2 TRACKS 2 AND 3 ARE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED. ALL TRACKS ARE PREVIOUSLY UNAVAILABLE ON CD AND VINYL

TRACKLISTING:

SIDE 1:

1 – YOU’VE GOT A HABIT OF LEAVING (RADIO EDIT)
Produced by David Bowie and Mark Plati
Engineered by Pete Keppler
Mixed by Mark Plati
Assisted by Hector Castillo, Steve Mazur, and Todd Parker
Recorded at Sear Sound, The Looking Glass & Alice’s Restaurant in New York City, Summer 2000
Mixed at The Looking Glass

Musicians
David Bowie – lead and backing vocals
Sterling Campbell – drums
Gail Ann Dorsey – bass
Mike Garson – piano and keyboards
Lisa Germano – violin and backing vocals
Emm Gryner – backing vocals
Holly Palmer – backing vocals and percussion
Mark Plati – acoustic and electric guitars
Earl Slick – acoustic and electric guitars

2 – SHADOW MAN (VOCAL AND PIANO MIX)
Produced by David Bowie and Mark Plati
Engineered by Pete Keppler
Mixed by Mark Plati
Assisted by Hector Castillo, Steve Mazur, and Todd Parker
Recorded at Sear Sound, The Looking Glass and Alice’s Restaurant in New York City, Summer 2000
Mixed at Alice’s Restaurant.

Musicians:
David Bowie – vocal
Mike Garson – piano

3 – SILLY BOY BLUE (ALTERNATIVE ENDING MIX)
Produced by David Bowie and Mark Plati
Engineered by Pete Keppler
Mixed by Mark Plati
Assisted by Hector Castillo, Steve Mazur, and Todd Parker
Recorded at Sear Sound, The Looking Glass & Alice’s Restaurant in New York City, Summer 2000
Mixed at Alice’s Restaurant.

Musicians:
David Bowie – lead and backing vocals, keyboards and finger cymbals
Sterling Campbell – drums
Gail Ann Dorsey – bass
Mike Garson – piano
Lisa Germano – violin drone and recorder
Emm Gryner – backing vocals
Holly Palmer – backing vocals and finger Cymbals
Mark Plati – acoustic guitars
Earl Slick – electric guitars
Tony Visconti – string arrangement

SIDE 2:

1 – CAN’T HELP THINKING ABOUT ME (LIVE RADIO SESSION)
Recorded and broadcast on 25th October, 1999 for the Mark Radcliffe Show at Maida Vale Studio 4
Produced by Will Saunders

Musicians:
David Bowie – vocals
Gail Ann Dorsey – bass and backing vocals
Mark Plati – acoustic & electric guitar
Page Hamilton – electric guitar
Sterling Campbell – drums
Mike Garson – piano and keyboards
Emm Gryner – backing vocals
Holly Palmer – backing vocals

2 – I DIG EVERYTHING LIVE (LIVE)
3 – THE LONDON BOYS (LIVE)
Produced by David Bowie
Mixed by Pete Keppler at The Looking Glass
Recorded live at Roseland Ballroom, New York on 19th June, 2000

Musicians:
David Bowie – vocals
Gail Ann Dorsey – bass on ‘I Dig Everything’, clarinet on ‘The London Boys’ and backing vocals
Mark Plati – guitars and backing vocals on ‘I Dig Everything’ and bass on ‘The London Boys’
Earl Slick – guitar
Sterling Campbell – drums
Mike Garson – piano and keyboards
Emm Gryner – backing vocals, keyboard and clarinet on ‘The London Boys’
Holly Palmer – backing vocals and percussion

All songs written by David Bowie

DAVID BOWIE

BRILLIANT ADVENTURE E.P. (12” VINYL / CD)

TOY E.P. (‘YOU’VE GOT IT MADE WITH ALL THE TOYS’) (10” VINYL / CD)

RELEASED BY ISO RECORDS/PARLOPHONE ON 23rd APRIL 2022