David Bowie Unreleased Album Leaked OnlineAdded: Monday, April 18th, 2011
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After being unknown for a whole decade, the unreleased Bowie album titled “Toy” has finally hit BitTorrent. While the artist himself is furious at the leak, his numerous fans are universally delighted and blessing the musician in hundreds of online posts.
Ten years ago, a new Bowie album “Toy”, containing some of his earliest work, was scheduled for release. However, due to some kind of dispute at the record label, the album remained unreleased. However, a few weeks ago David Bowie fans all over the world discovered that all 14 tracks of the album had been uploaded to BitTorrent.
Although such scandal uploads are usually made to huge BitTorrent trackers like The Pirate Bay, this time an album initially appeared on a lesser-known site called Mind Warp Pavilion. The source of the leak was quite difficult to find, as the initial information was that the album had been obtained through eBay in the middle of March, with the seller residing in Australia. However, later it was found out that the original uploader, Brigstow from Bristol in the United Kingdom, was a big David Bowie fan. Moreover, he didn’t bought a bootleg album to upload it, but said that the upload took place only because of other people trying to profit from selling “Toy” on eBay. In fact, the Bowie fan decided to leak the album in order to sabotage the bootleggers’ game. Brigstow explained that the upload was a familiar thing to him, because he earlier ran Savage Jaw, a BitTorrent tracker listing only quality Bowie bootlegs and rare recordings.
Meanwhile, Bowie’s office refused to comment on the recent leak, but the rumours are that the artist himself was furious that his decade-old album has become available. But this reaction is opposite to the one of the musician’s adoring fans, who posted hundreds of comments after downloading the album and none of them was negative. The public recognition revealed just how passionate all those people are about the star. Moreover, many of them admitted that they would happily purchase an album legally if they had a chance to do so.
Since the album was never officially available, it would be ridiculous to claim there were lost sales and everything, as the music industry likes to do. In fact, the result is that thousands of the musician’s fans are delighted with the new (for them) music of their idol, and no harm done.
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April 18th,2011Posted by:
Monday, April 18th, 2011
|they will probably claim that it's release 'was imminent' or some other load of rubbish. good publicity for Bowie, and I'm sure it wont do his re-issue sales any harm at all.|
|Bowie is maybe furious for now, but I'm sure he will retract his words and will say thank to his fan all over the world! The album was never release, so it's only good for Bowie's marketing!|
|Can some one explain why they pay money to listen to this guy? He can not sing worth crap and sounds like some one who has meningitis while singing?|
Anyone would sound like him if they don't take a shyte for a couple of days and then tried to sing..
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