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Listen to a previously unreleased version of David Bowie's 'Stay'


We were thrilled to wake up this morning to yet another previously unreleased David Bowie song as The Starman’s unheard version of ‘Stay’ floods the airwaves.

The song originally appeared on David Bowie’s mega-album Station To Station but it appears that the singer re-recorded a version of the song back in 1997.

That version of the song begun life at The Factory in Dublin Docklands and was, according to a press statement, “completed later, potentially to be used as a b-side and mixed at Right Track Recording studios, New York in May/June 1997.”

The statement continued, “Bowie wanted to update some of his live show staples so they would sit well sonically with the Outside/Earthling material.”

The new version of the song, going by ‘Stay 97’ was co-produced by Bowie, Reeves Gabrels and Mark Plati, and will appear on upcoming release Is It Any Wonder? EP. You can listen to the new version below.

It follows two releases, both of which were previously unheard versions, of ‘I Can’t Read’ and ‘The Man Who Sold The World’. Those two releases will also feature on Is It Any Wonder?