Sometimes a band or artist records an album that never sees the light of day. The LP can be scrapped entirely or songs can end up re-worked and recycled for a later release. Hardcore fans can often find dribs and drabs of these songs floating around as bootlegs.

The new David Bowie box Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976) will give fans a listen to his “lost” album The Gouster — according to Bowie’s longtime producer Tony Visconti, includes music Bowie deemed “too personal” to release.

The Gouster was abandoned by Bowie for what ultimately became his Young Americans album. The Who Can I Be Now? box collects material he worked on during the period that also produced Station to Station.

Here’s a sample of some of the tracks previously unreleased. Read the full story from Ultimate Classic Rock on the official box arriving September 23.


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