Archive for the ‘Anthem’ Category

Official Charts: Anthem In Midweeks Top 10

September 12th, 2022

Almost mirroring Posh Pop last year, Anthem is high in the Official Charts Album Chart Update (aka midweeks) today, placing at number 8. Posh Pop was at number 9 in the midweeks and eventually achieved number 22 in the confirmed/final chart later in the week, so things are looking very good for Anthem this Friday!

Toyah At Home – The Anthem Specials: Part 1

September 7th, 2022

Join Toyah for a deep dive into the music and stories and your questions answered in the first of three new specials dedicated to Anthem. As the classic Gold-certified selling album receives its long-awaited remastered, expanded and deluxe release on Friday 9th September, this special celebrates the songs, the images and history in style. Enjoy much-loved songs, rarely seen footage plus and an extended selection of your questions answered by Toyah as she goes behind the music. There’ll be surprises too and Toyah will also announce the winners of the Anthem Cherry Red pre-order competition!

Toyah At Home – The Anthem Specials: Part 1 premieres on Saturday 10th September, 11am at Toyah’s Official You Tube channel & Facebook. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Official Toyah: September 2022 Blog

September 6th, 2022

Read Toyah’s latest blog at Including news on the Anthem Tour, and that there will be three “Toyah At Home” Anthem shows this month.

Anthem 40+1 Tour: 10 Days To Go!

September 6th, 2022

In anticipation of the Anthem 40+1 Tour premiering, Official Toyah shared this amazing photo. The tour begins on Friday 16th September. Get your tickets by clicking below. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

Fife Today: Toyah & Anthem – 40 Years On

September 1st, 2022

Toyah: 40 years on, a celebration of her groundbreaking album Anthem

It is now 40 years since Toyah released her groundbreaking album Anthem and stunned the music world with her energy, her imagery and her music.

The album was certified gold and next week we can expect a deluxe box set with all you ever wanted to hear.

Looking ever youthful and cheeky as ever during lockdown in 2020 started a Sunday Lunch session of covers live from her kitchen along with her 74-year-old husband Robert Fripp.

He is an amazing guitarist and best known for his work with the prog rock band, King Crimson. Together they would take on short versions of Teenage Kicks, My Generation, Breaking The Law & Toxic, once a week at noon with elaborate costume and make up.

This won them new fans who may have missed the duo’s chart success days.

This new remastered set will satisfy both though and comes as a 2CD + DVD set, LP in gold vinyl and Super Deluxe Set of 3CD, DVD, 2 LP + 7” single. A 24-page booklet offers unseen images, classic studio photos from that time plus a newly penned introduction by Toyah herself.

• Continue reading at Fife Today.

Anthem Deluxe/Remastered: Classic Pop Review

September 1st, 2022

A four star review of the Anthem Deluxe reissue, by Classic Pop magazine. The 2CD+DVD, colour vinyl and Super Deluxe box set is released on Friday 9th September, and can be pre-ordered here.

Absurdly kept from the top spot by Starsound’s Stars On 45, Toyah’s third album marked her transformation from cult punk to chart revolutionary. With co writer/guitarist Joel Bogen the only survivor from the band’s previous incarnation, the new line-up did a brilliant job of maintaining the ferocity of old while ditching the more outre excesses for facing radio playlists head on. You’ll know It’s A Mystery and I Want To Be Free, with the pointed Marionette and Pop Star similarly unstoppable bursts of fire.

As ever, archivist Craig Astley is exemplary in unearthing extras. The regular Anthem is back on vinyl, there’s a 2CD+DVD set or the boxset is a mighty 3CD, DVD, 2LP and a 7″ of the Flexipop single Sphinx on proper vinyl. The box’s second LP comprises everything from standalone single Thunder In The Mountains, though annoyingly the Anthem LP is a picture disc in the box. Bah.

Alongside a BBC six-song session, the highlight of the extras are a handful of unreleased instrumentals: why Toyah didn’t turn Dropped Earring into a hit is, well, a mystery. Throw in Toyah causing havoc on the DVD’s TV appearances and you get a fabulous document of an ex-punk rivalling Adam Ant for seizing the moment.

• The latest issue of Classic Pop is on sale now! (Thanks to Minna)

Anthem Countdown: Danced (Live In Ulster)

September 1st, 2022

This Tuesday’s Anthem Countdown gifted a vintage live performance of Danced with the Anthem band from a concert in Ulster which was broadcast on BBC Northern Ireland in 1981. A version of Danced from Paris Theatre, London can be heard on CD2 of the 2CD+DVD edition of Anthem.

Releases/Preview: Television – Stream/Download Now!

August 26th, 2022

The third and final audio preview from the forthcoming expanded deluxe remaster of Toyah’s Anthem. Television is an instrumental outtake recorded by the Anthem line-up in the Thunder single sessions, July 1981.

Just two weeks on Friday until the release of Anthem on Gold vinyl, 2CD+DVD and Super Deluxe Edition box set (2LP/3CD/DVD/7” single).

• Stream/Download Television by clicking below.

Anthem Countdown: Masai Boy (Live At Drury Lane)

August 23rd, 2022

It’s Tuesday, and that means Official Toyah are continuing the countdown to the Remastered and Expanded editions of Toyah’s Gold-selling album Anthem – released by Cherry Red Records on 9th September.

This vintage live performance of Masai Boy is from the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London, from Christmas Eve 1981. Premieres 6pm, Tuesday 23rd August 2022. Pre-order Gold coloured Vinyl, 2CD+DVD or Super Deluxe Box Set now at Cherry Red.

Anthem Countdown: TISWAS Interview (26 September 1981)

August 16th, 2022

It’s Tuesday, and that means Official Toyah are continuing the countdown to the Remastered and Expanded editions of Toyah’s Gold-selling album Anthem – released by Cherry Red Records on 9th September.

This vintage interview comes from TISWAS, September 1981 as the single Thunder In The Mountains was newly released. Premieres 6pm, Tuesday 16th August 2022.

Anthem Countdown: I Want To Be Free – Popcorn

August 7th, 2022

A very rare performance of I Want To Be Free for last week’s Toyah Tuesday/Anthem Deluxe countdown. NB. Go here for a preview of the upcoming Toyah Tuesday premiere.

Anthem Countdown: I Want To Be Free Rare Performance

August 2nd, 2022

It’s Tuesday, and that means Official Toyah continue the countdown to the Remastered and Expanded editions of Toyah’s Gold-selling album Anthem – released by @Cherry Red Records on 9 September. Pre-order Gold coloured Vinyl, 2CD+DVD or Super Deluxe Box Set now at Cherry Red.

Next up, it’s a very rare performance of the iconic I Want To Be Free. So rare in fact you may never have seen Toyah in this particular outfit.

Video: War Boys (Live At Beatclub 1981)

July 29th, 2022

As well as Warboys – Live at Paris Theatre being made available today, there’s also a concert video premiere of War Boys – Live in Germany at Toyah’s You Tube channel. Click below to watch.

Releases/Preview: War Boys (Live 1981) – Stream From Friday

July 28th, 2022

The next preview of the remastered edition of Anthem drops this coming Friday. War Boys – Live at Paris Theatre is out to stream/download on Friday 29th July. Pre-save the track now by clicking on the stunning digital artwork below.

This track was performed live during an in concert session for the BBC at their London Paris Theatre on 1st April 1981. It’s never previously been released on any commercial release or Toyah release. Newly remastered from the BBC mastertapes, it appears with five other tracks from the same concert on the 2CD+DVD edition which is also part of the Super Deluxe Box Set. ⁣

• Pre-order Anthem LP, 2CD+DVD or Super Deluxe Box Set at Cherry Red.

Anthem Countdown: Toyah Recalls First TOTP Performance

July 27th, 2022

Official Toyah continue the countdown to the Remastered and Expanded editions of Toyah’s Gold-selling album Anthem – released by Cherry Red Records on 9th September.

Anthem Countdown: Thunder In The Mountains Preview

July 20th, 2022

It’s Tuesday, and that means Official Toyah continues the countdown to the Remastered and Expanded editions of Toyah’s Gold-selling album Anthem – released by Cherry Red Records on 9th September.

Next up, it’s a preview of the BBC Something Else performance of Thunder In The Mountains. Recorded in Aberdeen, the performance is completely live and features Toyah on vocals alongside Joel Bogen on guitar, Adrian Lee on keyboards, Phil Spalding on bass and Nigel Glockler on drums. The full song features on the DVD inside the 2CD+DVD and Super Deluxe Edition.

Anthem Countdown: Sphinx – Official Lyric Video

July 15th, 2022

The countdown to the Deluxe Expanded editions of Toyah’s Gold-selling album Anthem continues. Here is the first listen of the 2022 remaster with the brand new Official Lyric Video for the fan favourite Sphinx.

Releases/Preview: Sphinx/For You – Stream From Friday

July 13th, 2022

Coming this Friday…. the first taste of the 2022 Anthem remastered tracks. The ‘Double A-Sided’ Sphinx/For You will be available digitally to stream.

The two-track release includes the 2022 remaster of Sphinx and the previously unheard Unfaded Version of For You, also newly remastered. Both tracks were recorded in the Anthem album sessions at the Marquee Studios, London and eventually released on the Flexipop 7” flexi-disc. They feature on the new 2CD+DVD edition of Anthem released by Cherry Red Records on 9th September.

• These are two, until now, under celebrated gems from Toyah’s back catalogue. For You in particular is just wonderful. Pre-save link available by clicking below.

Super Deluxe Edition: Cherry Red Steps Up Toyah Reissues

July 13th, 2022

Cherry Red steps up Toyah reissues with massive Anthem box set

1981 album gets the super deluxe treatment

Toyah’s 1981 album Anthem will be reissued in September across three physical formats, one of which is a large seven-disc super deluxe edition box set which comes with a signed print.

The album was the first to feature the new line-up of Toyah Willcox, Joel Bogen, Nigel Glockler, Phil Spalding and Adrian Lee. It reached number two in the UK album charts and contained a pair of top ten hits in ‘It’s A Mystery’ (which was issued in February ’81 as part of the ‘Four From Toyah’ EP) and ‘I Want To Be Free’ which was issued just before the album in May of that same year. Audio for the reissues has been remastered by Nick Watson (from the original master tapes) and approved by Joel Bogen.

• Continue reading at Super Deluxe Edition.

Toyah At Home: Toyah Unboxes Anthem + RTS Reaction!

July 10th, 2022

See Toyah unbox the, incredible, Anthem Deluxe releases on yesterday’s Toyah at Home

Anthem Countdown: We Are

July 10th, 2022

Every Tuesday, Official Toyah will count down to the release of Anthem on 9th September.

Next up, it’s a really special electro-acoustic performance of We Are taken from the DVD which features inside the Anthem 2CD+DVD and Super Deluxe Edition. Alongside Toyah is Sidney Jake on guitar and Ellie Williams on keys. Premieres at You Tube and Facebook on Tuesday. (Photos © Toyah Willcox)