Stream David Bowie’s Previously Unreleased Track ‘Stay ‘97’
The forthcoming posthumous David Bowie EP, David Bowie Is It Any Wonder?, features the newly shared single, “Stay ‘97.” The track is the third installment in a weekly series of releases of the six previously unreleased recordings making up the EP, joining new versions of “The Man Who Sold The World” and “I Can’t Read.”
Originally issued as a single on Bowie’s 1976 album Station To Station, “Stay” was re-recorded in 1997 during rehearsals at The Factory in the Dublin Docklands for the tour supporting his album Earthling. Bowie, guitarist Reeves Gabrels and multi-instrumentalist/producer Mark Plati initiated the recording while sequencing backing tracks before other members of the band arrived for practice. The re-recorded version of “Stay” was later completed and mixed at New York City’s Right Track Recording studios in May/June 1997.
The finalized track and potential B-side — with bassist Gail Ann Dorsey, pianist Mike Garson, drummer Zachary Alford and Gabrels on guitar and Plati on programming/keyboards — was never issued. Stream the previously unreleasd “Stay ‘97” below: