Unheard Re-Recording Of David Bowie Track Has Been Released


A previously unheard re-recording of David Bowie, called “Can’t Help Thinking About Me” has been released via ISO Records/Parlophone Records.

The song was first released by Bowie in 1966 and it will feature on the late singer’s lost Toy album which will be released on 7 January 2022.

Along with the Toy (Toy:Box) box sets, the track will also be included on the DAVID BOWIE 5. BRILLIANT ADVENTURE (1992 – 2001). 

“Can’t Help Thinking About Me” – Bowie

After 30 years, the track was resurrected when singer Bowie performed it on the VH-1 Storytellers Show in August 1999. The video for the track was also recorded at the The Elysée Montmartre in Paris in October 2020.

The live cover of the song was also recorded on Mark Radcliffe’s BBC Radio 1 show.

On the re-release of the song, Radcliffe had this to say.

I’m so pleased that this track is being released as it was such a joy and surprise when he included it in his set at Maida Vale that day. I remember that occasion so fondly. David was wearing an excellent shirt and was on such great, twinkly form. I recall David dancing with Gail Ann Dorsey to ‘ITry’ by Macy Gray which was playing on the radio. I interviewed Gail Ann a year or so ago, and she too remembered that moment vividly. It was one of the few cherished and special days I got to spend with him for which I remain ever grateful”. 

Riley also added, “The thought of David Bowie doing a session for us was mind blowing to be frank. David said to us “One of you requested we do ‘Drive In Saturday’?” I gulped. How presumptuous of me! “Yes David” says I. “We can do that! Here’s the current live set list, what else do you fancy?” I don’t think I’ve ever moved so fast in my life”.

“Before Mark could lift his hand from his pocket I’d taken the piece of paper from David and let my eyes drop from top to bottom. “You do ‘Can’t Help Thinking About Me’!!!” “We do…do you want that one too?” “Yes!!!”. The session was incredible and David even gave us an extra tune, a brilliant rendition of ‘Repetition’ from Lodger”.