"After performing 'Can't Help Thinking About Me', 'I Dig Everything' and 'The London Boys' on the short tours of 1999/2000, Bowie became enthusiastic about the idea of re-recording some lesser known songs from the early days of his career. These re-recordings, together with a couple of new songs, were to appear on an album titled Toy, that was tentatively scheduled for mid-2001.
According to David's journal on BowieNet, the production and artwork of the album were finished already by early 2001. However, time passed and rumours filtered through that Virgin appeared to be reluctant to release an album full of songs they didn't have the rights to. At the end of 2001, Bowie left Virgin to set up his own record label ISO, but the complete Toy album thus far remains unreleased.
In 2002, a couple of songs recorded for Toy appeared on Heathen and as B-sides to its singles.
n 2006, the complete Toy album was heard by some fans. Besides the 11 tracks above, also 'The London Boys', 'Liza Jane' and 'Silly Boy Blue' appeared. However, 'Karma Man' is not among the tracks that surfaced (...)"
1012 , Partir / Le Mendiant Du Metro , no label CA 110 , 1985 F 45T , VG++/VG+ , price : € 20 , From Nantes, local rock group with Manu & Vincent Nogue, both pre Elmer Food Beat. Private pressing, rare single