Sunday, March 27, 2011
David Bowie's "Toy" Internet Smash Hit
Just a few days ago, David Bowie's unreleased album Toy was leaked online:
"A decade after it was shelved by his label, David Bowie's 23rd studio album has been leaked on the internet. Toy, conceived as a reimagining of Bowie's early work, appeared on file-sharing websites this week, with Bowie's reps refusing to comment."
"A week after an Australian man sold a purported copy of Toy on eBay (it sold for £62.98), a CD-quality MP3 version of the album suddenly appeared on BitTorrent, spreading like (ziggy) stardust."
And, as usual, here is another account on how Toy was leaked:
"The album's original uploader goes by the online nickname Brigstow which is a word play on where he comes from - Bristol, UK."
"Brigstow's reasons for uploading "Toy" sound just as unconventional as the site he chose to upload the album on. He wanted to put a stop to what he considered gross exploitation from eBay sellers that were posting "Toy" album CDs for auction starting at as much as $55 per piece."
"Brigstow stated categorically that the upload was based on a bootleg CD he bought, although initial rumors had stated the unknown uploader had bought the CD from Australia via eBay. "
Well, now it is all on Youtube and here is one of the highlights entitled "Shadow Man":
Listen to all of the tracks on "Toy"