Archive for the ‘Love Is The Law’ Category

Future Releases: Love Is The Law (Deluxe)

May 26th, 2024

Toyah gave viewers of yesterday’s, bonus “Minx Announcement”, Toyah At Home a brief teaser that the Love Is The Law remastered deluxe editions will be announced later this year, and revealed “There’s so many things going on with this release, it’s fantastic!” Watch the episode by clicking below. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah At Home: Episode #10

August 26th, 2020

Song of the week, on Episode Ten of Toyah At Home, was Sensational, from the album, In The Court Of The Crimson Queen.

Click below to watch the episode, which ended with an archive performance of, the amazing, Broken Diamonds, from the album Love Is The Law.

Toyah At Home: Episode #7

August 6th, 2020

Rebel Run was song of the week on the seventh episode of Toyah At Home, which aired at Toyah’s official You Tube channel on Saturday.

Toyah performed a rousing live performance of the 1983 hit and discussed the album, Love Is The Law, from which it is taken. She also talked about how much she loved 1983: starring in Trafford Tanzi, recording Love Is The Law and a role in The Ebony Tower alongside Laurence Olivier.

Toyah’s famous Melissa Caplan outfits made a cameo appearance (along with lots of handbags).

Toyah talked about the cover art for The Changeling and Toyah! Toyah! Toyah!, and the artist who painted the cover for that album, Dexter Brown. Episode Seven also saw Toyah discuss: the learning curve of dealing with outside forces which affect creativity; the albums she is most proud of; favourite outfits; Divine/John Waters; Kate Bush; the songs Street Creature and The Packt.

• Click below to watch/re-watch : Toyah At Home: Episode #7, which closes with an archive live performance of, the timeless, Martian Cowboy…

Toyah At Home: Rebel Running This Saturday!

July 30th, 2020

Episode Seven of Toyah At Home airs this Saturday at You Tube and Facebook. Submit your questions at Instagram or any of Toyah’s other social media spaces.

Christmas 2019: Day 4: Toyah & Messenger at Liberty

December 4th, 2019

christmas2018dA little, albeit unconventional, retail therapy at one of London’s top department stores made the fourth festive season of the 80s a very memorable one for Toyah fans and viewers of Good Morning Britain on TVAM.

Christmas 1983, Toyah, and her Brave New World video co-star Messenger, went early Christmas shopping in November… Pop singer and actress Toyah Willcox has always wanted to do her Christmas shopping on horseback! With a little help from TV-am’s ‘Fantasy Time’, and Liberty London in Regent Street, Toyah rode a white horse called Messenger through the store.

• Watch the full TVAM clip at Toyah’s Official You Tube channel and click below to see larger versions of the screen captures of Toyah and Messenger.


Official Toyah: Toyah LP Countdown… Continues!

February 22nd, 2019

The Official Toyah 40th Music Anniversary feature on social media continues with entries for Love Is The Law, Toyah Toyah Toyah – All The Hits, Mayhem, Minx, The Lady Or The Tiger, Desire, Prostitute, Ophelia’s Shadow, Kneeling At The Shrine with more still to come. See our first post about the countdown here. Click below to visit the Official Toyah Instagram.


Official Toyah: Toyah LP Countdown

January 30th, 2019

A great new Official Toyah 40th Music Anniversary feature on social media, with entries so far for Sheep Farming in Barnet, The Blue Meaning, Toyah! Toyah! Toyah!, Anthem, The Changeling, and Warrior Rock – Toyah On Tour… with lots more still to come!


Love Is The Law 35: Happy 35th The Vow

November 12th, 2018

thevow18a35 years ago today, 12th November 1983, Toyah’s 14th single, The Vow, entered the UK Singles chart. The single was released on 7″ and 12″ vinyl and was backed with I Explode (by Willcox/Bogen) and extra song Haunted (by Willcox/Simon Darlow).

The Vow, written by Toyah Willcox, Joel Bogen and Phil Spalding, was the final single release by the early 80s Toyah band and final physical single release on Safari Records.

Toyah worked her Love Is The Law/Rebel Run baseball shoulder pads off promoting The Vow everywhere – TV show appearances included Pebble Mill, Did You See?, Pop Watch, Saturday Superstore, Breakfast Time, Razzmatazz, The Saturday Show, Harty, Crackerjack, Judgendbund, TVAM: Good Morning Britain and 60 Minutes.

No official promo video was filmed for the single so ITV’s The Saturday Show and Toyah filmed one. As with every single release during the 80s Toyah had a unique image for The Vow, strikingly different to her recent Rebel Run look.

The Vow was produced by, longtime Toyah producer, Nick Tauber. It peaked at No. 50 and spent seven weeks on the chart.


Love Is The Law 35: Happy Birthday LITL!

October 25th, 2018

Love Is The Law was released exactly 35 years ago this week. It entered the UK Album Chart the first week in November, eventually peaking at number 28. The album was reissued, with bonus songs, on CD in 2005 and to mark 30 years a digital release, with even more bonus songs, was made available in 2013. Love Is The Law still sounds as vibrant and fresh today as it did, upon first listening, back in late October 1983…


Toyah 60: Love Is The Law – 35th Anniversary

October 19th, 2018

Toyah’s four-date Autumn Anniversary Tour begins one week today – Friday 26th October – at Ruby Lounge, Manchester. There will be lots of new merchandise available at the gigs, including the Rebel Run/Love Is The Law tote bag.

Coincidentally, next Friday is almost 35 years to the day the Love Is The Law album was released. Click below to book tickets for the forthcoming concerts…


Love Is The Law 35: The Janice Long Show

October 5th, 2018

We are celebrating the forthcoming 35th Anniversary of Toyah’s Love Is The Law album.

In late November 1983, just after Love Is The Law had been released and just before the start of the ‘Rebel Run’ Tour, Toyah guested on The Janice Long Show on ‘BBC Radio One’. She talked about all manner of topics, including recording the album, her plans for the future and an embryonic idea which is close to what we now recognise as the internet. Listen to the interview by clicking below.


Love Is The Law 35: Toyah on Harty

September 30th, 2018

We are celebrating the forthcoming 35th Anniversary of Toyah’s seriously stupendous Love Is The Law album. Here’s a really great interview with Toyah from Harty, aired by the BBC in late 1983, plus Toyah and Joel performing ‘The Vow’. Click below to watch at Dreamscape’s You Tube channel and view larger versions of the screen caps here. (Thanks to Andy for the clip)


Love Is The Law 35: Rebel Of Love/Rebel Run

September 28th, 2018

Dreamscape is marking the 35th Anniversary of the release of Toyah’s gorgeous 1983 album, Love Is The Law. Here is a double dose of Eighties rebellion… Rebel of Love and Rebel Run. Click on either to zoom.

Love Is The Law 35: No.1 Magazine Review

September 16th, 2018

The 35th Anniversary of the release of Love Is The Law is fast approaching. Here is a review of the album from No. 1 magazine, with a deceptive title as it’s essentially a very positive review of the album and opinion piece on Toyah circa 1983. Click below to zoom.


Love Is The Law: 35th Anniversary

September 7th, 2018

October marks the 35th Anniversary of the release of Toyah’s final studio album on Safari Records and final album release as a band, Love Is The Law. A wonderful album released in October 1983 and packed full of Toyah’s most melodic music, great lyrics and soaring vocals – Time Is Ours is such an underrated classic – Broken Diamonds and Dreamscape similarly. Stay tuned to over the next few weeks for LITL related content and posts…


Meanwhile in 1983!: The Vow

November 8th, 2016

33 years ago this week The Vow was released. Taken from the album Love Is The Law, it was also Toyah’s final single on Safari Records. A rousing rock ballad with fantastic vocals from Toyah, incredible guitar from Joel Bogen, and moving lyrics. But in love and war I’ll never desert you…


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Love Is The Law: Digital Booklet

October 26th, 2015

In October 1983, Toyah’s album Love is The Law was released. It was issued on CD in 2005 and made available digitally for the first time ever in 2013 – thanks to – to mark its 30th anniversary. The release was accompanied by a new digital booklet. You can now view/download the booklet at The Official Toyah website. Click on the original 1983 Japanese Love Is The Law press advert – colourised by Dreamscape – below to visit the album page.


• Browse Dreamscape’s recent Love Is The Law archive of posts here. View the related post at Instagram. The album is available to buy at iTunes and Amazon.

Phil Spalding Talks Warrior Rock & Love Is The Law

October 6th, 2014

Phil Spalding’s Official Website has recently been updated with more content, including his memories of working on Warrior Rock and Love Is The Law. Read by clicking below.


Smash Hits: November 10 – 23, 1983

November 17th, 2013


A few Toyah bits & pieces included in the latest issue of ‘Smash Hits’, November 10 – 23, 1983, uploaded to the Smash Hits Archive exactly 30 years since originally being published.

Singles: Reviewed by Mark Steels TOYAH: The Vow (Safari) Not yer classic rock ballad but enough folksy guitar bits and flowery keyboard patterns to get a whole forest of peace-signs pointing skywards at next year’s Reading Festival. Laurence Olivier will love it – View at the SH Archive…

Bitz: Toyah’s latest single, “The Vow” precedes a massive British tour – her first since her pre-Christmas jaunt in ’82 – that takes her through November and December. See Dates for details  – View at the SH Archive…

Dates: Includes a Love Is The Law photo of Toyah and the full tour dates for the Rebel Run Tour  – View at the SH Archive…

Love Is The Law & More: Tour Finale

November 9th, 2013

The final gig of Toyah’s Love Is The Law & More Tour takes place tonight at the O2 Academy in Islington, London. The support acts have already started playing. Have a great gig Toyah and all the lucky fans going! View all of Dreamscape Love Is The Law Tour news and related updates by clicking below. (Thanks to Jo Oliver, Damon King & Official Toyah for the photos I used in the collage)


Game Ends… Runner Wins: Toyah tweeted a couple of photos from the “end of tour tea party” – See them at the Official Instagram. View photos from each gig of the tour at Dreamscape’s LITL & More Gallery.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

November 3rd, 2013


Dreamscape Gallery: The latest page addition, Love Is The Law & More 2013, to the Gallery finally has its own index image. There are now comprehensive sections on all of Toyah’s recent anniversary tours, and much more at the Gallery. Visit here… (Thanks to Jo Oliver, Damon King, P A C Photography & Official Toyah for the photos used in the index image)

Three Sided Coin: Toyah tweeted a “selfie” yesterday, from the set of a new short film she is appearing in – View the photo at the Official Instagram…

LITL & More @ Bristol: Photos of Toyah from The Fleece on Thursday night (Halloween) at Simon Hendy’s blog – View here…

LITL & More @ Bilston: Toyah performs ‘Dreamscape’ at the Robin 2 on 25th October – View here…

Look! Hear!: Toyah Willcox & Duran Duran: Screen caps and a short article on an edition of Look! Hear! at the Pebble Mill blog – View here…

Generation of Scars: Quadrophenia: This recent article includes a rare pinball poster for the iconic 1979 film – View here…

News Briefs in, er, Brief!: Toyah receives a namecheck in a review of Susan Boyle’s new Christmas album (yes really!); a screen cap from Shoestring at flickr; A 2004 Toyah and Jack Ryder photo used in an About article on pantomime.