Toy, the long-awaited unreleased album got to #5 in the UK album chart. Probably higher than if it was released in 2001 as originally intended. Apparently its original release was shelved due to unavailable budget after a fellow labelmate on Virgin was paid off after the underperformance of their album/soundtrack. I like Toy. It sees Bowie in a rarely seen restrained and contemplative mood. He revisits his mostly ignored original material, but reinterpreted in a sombre style. It’s not anyone’s favourite album, but it’s an interesting experiment. However, it did inspire him to create the far superior Heathen.