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Super Deluxe Edition: Crimson Queen Rhythm Deluxe

August 16th, 2022

Toyah releases special edition of In The Court of the Crimson Queen

Toyah Willcox has recorded a cover of Grace Jones’ 1985 single ‘Slave to the Rhythm’ and added it to a new special ‘Rhythm Deluxe’ edition of her In The Court of the Crimson Queen album. ‘Slave to the Rhythm’ was written by Trevor Horn, Bruce Woolley, Simon Darlow and Stephen Lipson and to those unaware, Darlow has a very long writing/producing association with Toyah, so there’s some logic to the choose of recording, a version of which was first previewed on ‘Toyah and Robert’s Sunday Lunch’ back in July.

It seems curious to release yet another special edition of this album. It first came out in 2008, was reissued in 2013 and then remixed/reissued/expanded in 2019 (when SDE spoke to both Toyah and Simon), so this will be the fourth version! Toyah describes this new version as a “prequel” to 2021’s long-player Posh Pop and calls it the “definitive” version of the record. As well as ‘Slave to the Rhythm’ it also features three brand new remakes of the songs ‘Sensational’, ‘Heal Ourselves’ and ‘Latex Messiah’ featuring the ‘Posh Pop Three’ of Toyah, Simon Darlow and Robert Fripp.

• Continue reading at Super Deluxe Edition.

Releases: In The Court Of The Crimson Queen/Rhythm Deluxe

August 13th, 2022

Following her Top 30 hit album Posh Pop and Isle of Wight Festival performance Toyah unveils details of the new Rhythm Deluxe Edition of studio album In The Court of The Crimson Queen, presented as a prequel to Posh Pop.

The definitive version of the album now contains Toyah’s unique interpretation of the iconic song Slave To The Rhythm, — out to stream this Friday, 12th August — featuring Robert Fripp on guitar and produced by Simon Darlow, co-writer of the original track.

The album also contains three brand new remakes of Sensational, Heal Ourselves and Latex Messiah featuring the Posh Pop Three of Toyah, Simon Darlow and Robert Fripp. Plus exclusively revised artwork and lyrics for the album.

• Pre-order heavyweight 2-LP Translucent Red Vinyl: or CD now by clicking below.

Toyah At Home: Episode #15

October 1st, 2020

Song of the week on last Saturday’s episode of Toyah At Home was Lesser God (which includes one of my favourite Toyah lyrics: “I won’t fake for the sake of peace…“), from the album, In The Court Of The Crimson Queen.

Click below to watch/rewatch the episode, which ended with an archive performance of All In A Rage (a song which also features lyrics which resonate in 2020), from the album Minx.

Episode 16 of Toyah At Home airs this Saturday at 11am at You Tube and Facebook.

Toyah At Home: Episode #12

September 10th, 2020

Song of the week, on Episode 12 of Toyah At Home, was Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You), from the album, In The Court Of The Crimson Queen.

Click below to watch/rewatch the episode, which ended with a new recording/version/performance of America For Beginners, from the album Minx.

Toyah At Home: Episode #11

September 4th, 2020

Song of the week, on Episode 11 of Toyah At Home, was Telepathic Lover, from the album, In The Court Of The Crimson Queen. With a special guest!

Click below to watch/rewatch the episode, which ended with an archive performance of Angel and Me, from the album The Changeling.

Official Charts: Crimson Queen/Solo/Noise In Your Head

July 12th, 2020

Over the past year or so all of Toyah’s (and Toyah & The Humans’) releases: In The Court Of The Crimson Queen, Solo and Noise In Your Head have entered various charts – Top 100, Midweeks, Sales, Rock & Metal, Independent – compiled by The Official UK Charts Company, aka Official Charts. Click below to browse our “Toyah on the charts” news archive!

BBC Radio Devon: Toyah Interview

January 20th, 2020

A previously unheard section of Richard Green’s interview with Toyah, which was originally broadcast in June 2019, aired on Saturday on Richard’s BBC Radio Devon show. There was also plays of It’s A Mystery and Dance In The Hurricane.

Toyah talks In The Court Of The Crimson Queen, the two Toyahs, In Extremis and more.

• Listen at BBC Sounds for the next four weeks. The interview and songs begin just a few minutes into the show.

Toyah Live 2020: Crimson Queen Tour @ Wolverhampton

January 18th, 2020

The first of two rescheduled Crimson Queen Tour dates takes place tonight at The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton. The original date was 18th October 2019 and all tickets remain valid. Further details and last minute ticket booking link is available here or by clicking below.

Christmas 2019: Day 18: Crimson Queen/Good Times

December 18th, 2019

Christmas 2008, Good Times magazine – published in the US – named In The Court Of The Crimson Queen their “CD Of The Year”.

I must devote some space to what is, for me, the event of the year, a new CD, “In The Court Of The Crimson Queen” by UK pop/rock icon Toyah. She’s been married to King Crimson founder/guitarist Robert Fripp since 1985, and the CD title is a play on Crimson’s ‘Court Of the Crimson King”, a late 60s timepiece. Let’s take a look, track by track.

• Read the full review, by Jimi LaLumia, here.

Crimson Queen Tour 2020: Meet & Greets

November 28th, 2019

Confirmed news, on the Crimson Queen Tour dates in 2020, by Official Toyah: We are delighted to announce Toyah has agreed to do a short, free Meet & Greet’s at the Wolverhampton & London January 2020 shows but you need to arrive early for doors open. The M&Gs are on a first come, first served basis for a limited time. Click below for ticket links for these two dates.

Brighton & Hove News: Crimson Queen Tour Review

November 6th, 2019

We danced in the hurricane at Toyah’s Brighton concert.

TOYAH + THE LAST CRY – CHALK, BRIGHTON 02.11.19

There certainly was ‘Thunder in the Mountains’ in Brighton on this wet and windy Saturday night. The wind was strong on the seafront and almost blew the bristles clean off my head. Even Toyah said onstage, that upon arriving in her chariot (car) she got blown off her feet. However, the weather wasn’t going to keep her fans from watching her perform tonight at new Brighton venue ‘Chalk‘, that’s for sure.

Anyone that was around in the 80’s will need no Toyah introduction as she was permanently on our TV screens and fully ingrained in our pop culture. She’s enjoyed a career that spans over forty years and she’s still going strong. She’s been nominated for four Brit awards, been involved in over twenty albums, written books, acted in stage-plays and appeared in TV shows and films, including of course, the legendary ‘Quadrophenia’. For the younger readers benefit, she has also provided voices for Teletubbies characters. You could say that she’s been busy.

• Continue reading at Brighton and Hove News.

Crimson Queen Tour: Nigel Glockler at Brighton Gig!

November 3rd, 2019

Nigel Glockler – drummer on Anthem, College Tour/At The Rainbow, Four From Toyah, Anthem Tour, I Want To Be Free, Sphinx/For You, Thunder In The Mountains (yeah, like I needed to detail that but he is a legend!) – was in attendance at Toyah’s final 2019 Crimson Queen Tour date at Brighton Chalk last night. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah Live 2019: Crimson Queen Tour @ Brighton

November 2nd, 2019

Toyah plays the final band gig of the year tonight. It’s also a Crimson Queen Tour date. There are two further tour dates in January. Toyah said: “What a brilliant year. Thank u everyone xxx“.

Crimson Queen Tour: Photos: Southampton & Bristol

October 27th, 2019

Toyah played two further dates of the Crimson Queen Tour this weekend, in Manchester on Friday and Nottingham last night. There’s just one more Crimson Queen gig this year, in Brighton on Saturday 2nd November, with two final dates in January.

Here’s a selection of shots from last weekend’s Southampton and Bristol gigs. The set list includes songs from Sheep Farming in Barnet, in celebration of it’s 40th Anniversary this year. Click below to view more photos at Dreamscape’s Toyah Gallery. (Photos © Ian Davis)

Toyah Live 2019: Crimson Queen Tour – We Are

October 23rd, 2019

Toyah performing, the awesome, We Are – from Anthem – on the Crimson Queen Tour at The Fleece in Bristol on Saturday night. Thanks to John.

The Argus: Punk Or Dinosaur? Toyah Willcox Is Still A Rebel

October 18th, 2019

Toyah Willcox, the high priestess of punk, is looking forward to returning to the “hot steamy” gigs of her youth.

She is playing a gig at Brighton’s Chalk Live – formerly The Haunt – on November 2 and thinks it will be a blast. “I’m very fond of Brighton,” she said. “When I came here in the Sixties it was a quiet sleepy seaside town, slightly invaded by hippy culture.

“What I like about the venue we’re playing is it goes right back to the punk days, it’s a hot, steamy, stand-up venue, it goes back to the punk ethos.”

Toyah, actress, author and rebel, was a key part of the Seventies/Eighties’ punk scene and starred in cult films Quadrophenia and seminal punk epic Jubilee. Now 61, she was born in Birmingham to a family she describes as remarkable and recalls the potential privilege of her childhood – her grandfather built many of the city’s landmarks.

Despite that, she calls herself the “child from hell” and says she had a violent relationship with her mother.

• Continue reading at The Argus.

Toyah Live 2019: Crimson Queen Tour

October 18th, 2019

Toyah’s Crimson Queen Tour officially premieres this weekend, with two dates. The first is at The Brook, Southampton tomorrow night and the second at The Fleece, Bristol on Sunday. The tour continues next weekend, with dates at Night People, Manchester on Friday 25th and Rescue Rooms, Nottingham on Saturday 26th October.

Toyah Live 2019/20: Crimson Queen Tour

October 6th, 2019

Toyah’s Crimson Queen Tour officially premieres in Southampton later this month. Alongside material from the 2019 re-imagining of Crimson Queen, classic singles and album cuts, Toyah has today revealed there will be inclusions in the set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Sheep Farming In Barnet.

Here is the flyer for the tour with all the confirmed dates. Click below for links to buy tickets.

Crimson Queen Tour: Merchandise

October 6th, 2019

Look out for exclusive new mugs and signed prints for sale on the Crimson Queen Tour dates – Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Sheep Farming In Barnet and Toyah’s 2019 double album In The Court Of The Crimson Queen. The 2019 Dance In The Hurricane T-shirt, CQ purple vinyl and signed vintage vinyl will also be for sale.

The Crimson Queen Tour – Premieres Tonight!

September 20th, 2019

The opening date of The Crimson Queen Tour, at The Exchange in Sturminster Newton, Dorset, is just a few hours away. Tickets are close to being sold out. Grab yours, and prepare to Dance In The Hurricane, by clicking below. See Toyah’s tweet about tonight’s tour opener gig here. Check out our In The Court Of The Crimson Queen archive here.

Toyah Live 2019: Crimson Queen Tour

September 4th, 2019

The first date of the Crimson Queen Tour 2019 is just weeks away.

Toyah’s autumn concerts tour will see her celebrate and perform material from her re-imagined double album In The Court Of The Crimson Queen, released by Edsel Records on 12 April 2019. The album, written and arranged by Toyah Willcox and Simon Darlow, presents a collection of finely honed songcraft, killer hooks and brings together two lifetimes of performing, writing and producing music.

This concert will see Toyah present songs from the album including lead single Sensational and the epic album opener Dance In The Hurricane alongside instantly recognisable classics from her revered catalogue of hit singles, live favourites and renowned album tracks. Simon Darlow will also join Toyah on stage at some of the tour dates.

• Further info and Crimson Queen Tour ticket links available at toyahwillcox.com. Check out our In The Court Of The Crimson Queen news archive here.