"Stay '97," third track from new David Bowie digital rarities EP, available now
January 27, 2020 3:00 PM
The third installment of a six-song digital EP of rare David Bowie recordings called David Bowie Is It Any Wonder? has been released via streaming services.
The EP is being issued one track each week through February 14. The latest track, "Stay '97," is a previously unreleased version of a popular Bowie song that originally appeared on his classic 1976 album Station to Station.
Bowie began working on the updated rendition of "Stay" in Dublin, Ireland, while preparing for a tour in support of his 1997 album Earthling. In attempting to create modernized versions of some of his older tunes for the trek, David and two members of his touring band -- guitarist Reeves Gabrels and multi-instrumentalist Mark Plati -- prepared backing and sequencer tracks in advance of the rest of the group arriving for rehearsals.
Bowie finished the updated version of "Stay" and initially planned to release it as a B-side. Contributing to the recording were Gail Ann Dorsey on bass and vocals, Mike Garson on piano and keyboards, Gabrels on guitar and synthesizers, Plati on programming and keyboards and Zachary Alford on drums.
In addition to streaming the track, you also can listen to "Stay '97" at Bowie's official YouTube channel.
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