Listen to an unearthed David Bowie track, recorded during the Earthling sessions

A slightly experimental track originally intended to be a bonus track.

The strange, mostly-instrumental track Nuts, recorded by David Bowie during the later sessions for his record Earthling, has been unearthed. You can take a listen above.

The second the drums come in, we’re made starkly aware of what decade we’re in – with frenetic electronic drums programmed by keys player Mark Plati, setting up a hypnotic drum-and-bass groove before the ambient guitar of Reeves Gabrels enters.

The release of Nuts is part of Is It Any Wonder?, a series of releases of rare and unheard bowie tracks from the cutting room floors of various album productions. This particular cut was intended to be an Earthlings bonus track, before being swapped out last minute, replaced by The Last Thing You Should Do. I Can’t Read ‘97, also part of this series of releases, was similarly cut from the bonus track listing.

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The previous release from this series was Baby Universal ‘97. All of the to date are available on streaming services, and only one release remains, coming this Friday (14 February).

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