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Official Toyah: January 2023 Blog

January 11th, 2023

Toyah’s first blog of 2023 is available to read now at toyahwillcox.com.

Toyah & Robert: Welcoming The New Year!

December 30th, 2022

Lots coming from Toyah & Robert on New Year’s Eve and the first day of 2023!

Online: The Official Toyah Willcox Website: New Design

December 24th, 2022

Toyah’s official website has been completely redesigned/revamped as we are just about to head into 2023. It looks great and very user-friendly. Visit by clicking below.

NB. As Dreamscape goes into it’s 24th year (in March) I’m planning on relaunching this site with a new look/design too.

Toyah & Robert: Christmas 2022

December 24th, 2022

Toyah & Robert have some specials airing over the Christmas weekend. As well as this morning’s, just aired, Toyah At Home, there is an Upbeat Moments Of The Week this Christmas Eve evening, Toyah & Robert – Merry Christmas and Sunday LunchJingle Those Bells!! on Christmas Day. There is also Episode 21 of Robert At Home airing any minute now!

Sending a huge THANK YOU to Toyah & Robert for gifting everyone so much in 2022: Albums, singles, tours, reissues, blogs, Sunday Lunch, At Home, Objects Of Desire, Upbeat Moments and, essentially, just a lot of entertainment, happiness and much needed… joy!

Christmas 2022 Countdown: Day 13: Fistral Bay Joy!

December 17th, 2022

Just one week until Christmas Eve! Hope you are enjoying Dreamscape’s Christmas Countdown – revisiting lots of festive Toyah memories for our 23rd Christmas online…

Christmas 2018, Toyah tweeted a sensational and joyous photo taken at Fistral Bay in Newquay, Cornwall:

Rocking out the storm at Fistral Bay. A great way to celebrate definitely the best month of the year! (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

Official Toyah: December 2022 Blog

December 7th, 2022

Read Toyah’s December 2022 blog at toyahwillcox.com. Toyah says: “HELLO THERE AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL! I hope you are all ready to PARTY!”

Christmas 2022: Never Mind The Baubles, Here’s Toyah!

December 4th, 2022

It’s beginning to look a lot like… December!

NB. Last UK ordering date for delivery of the Toyah baubles before Christmas is this coming Wednesday (7th December).

Two brand new designs of limited edition official Toyah Baubles are available for the festivities in 2022.

Anthem and Thunder in the Mountains join the range with Brave New World to offer three dangly wonders for the Christmas tree or anywhere in need of a good baubling!

Each one is boxed with a mini card hand signed by Toyah and numbered on the back. We know some fans like to try and get hold of low numbers, others try and get their lucky number, so we’ve enabled you to select your number when you order.

• Click below to shop the baubles now exclusively online.

Toyah & Robert at TikTok

November 26th, 2022

Toyah & Robert have just opened (separate) official accounts at TikTok. Visit Robert Fripp’s here, and click below to visit and/or follow the Official Toyah Willcox TikTok.

Official Toyah: November 2022 Blog

November 11th, 2022

Read Toyah’s latest blog at toyahwillcox.com.

Official Toyah: October 2022 Blog

October 5th, 2022

Read Toyah’s latest blog at toyahwillcox.com. Including Toyah on Anthem, the Anthem Tour, Weightless and more!

Sunday Lunch: For Queen Elizabeth II

September 9th, 2022

** Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp wish to extend condolences to the Royal Family, and respect the dedication HRH Elizabeth II showed her country during her unprecedented reign. **

The Sunday Lunch series is paused to play “Heroes” in acknowledgement of the passing of Her Majesty the Queen.

Official Toyah: September 2022 Blog

September 6th, 2022

Read Toyah’s latest blog at toyahwillcox.com. 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)

Releases: Slave To The Rhythm – Single & Video SOON!

August 7th, 2022

Toyah’s new single, Slave To The Rhythm, is released digitally on Friday 12th August. Produced by Simon Darlow, who co-write the track originally, it features Robert Fripp on guitar. The video will premiere exclusively during Toyah At Home on Saturday 13th August.

Official Toyah: August 2022 Blog

August 7th, 2022

Read Toyah’s latest blog at toyahwillcox.com. Including news on Slave To The Rhythm, Relax and much more.

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Slave To The Rhythm: Making The Video…

August 2nd, 2022

Making the video for Slave To The Rhythm…. Epic! Xxx. Toyah’s new single coming 12th August. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

Billy Idol Roadside Arena Tour 2022: Toyah Press

July 10th, 2022

Press on this week’s announcement Toyah is supporting Billy Idol on his Roadside UK Arena Tour later this year.

The Official Toyah Willcox Website: Toyah Joins Billy Idol Arena Tour As Special Guest: Billy Idol is delighted to announce that Toyah will be joining his UK live dates this October on The Roadside Tour 2022, alongside very special guests, Television – Continue…

Vive Le Rock: Toyah Joins Idol Tour!: TOYAH has been added to the bill for Billy Idol’s Roadside Tour this Autumn. The post-punk hitmaker joins a line-up that also includes Television, who stepped up to replace The Go-Go’s who were unable to play the rescheduled dates. “We’re looking forward to having Toyah join us in the UK,” says the former Generation X frontman. “This is the final piece in what is going to be an epic show!” – Continue…

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Official Toyah: July 2022 Blog

July 5th, 2022

Read Toyah’s latest blog at toyahwillcox.com. Lots of announcements coming!

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Anthem Remastered/Expanded Editions: Official Countdown

July 2nd, 2022

Every Tuesday, Official Toyah will count down until the Remastered and Expanded editions of Toyah’s Gold-selling album Anthem are released by Cherry Red Records on 9th September. Pre-order Gold coloured Vinyl, 2CD+DVD or Super Deluxe Box Set now at Cherry Red.

Releases: Anthem 2CD+DVD/Gold Vinyl LP/Super Deluxe Edition

June 25th, 2022

On Friday 9 September, Cherry Red Records will release the newly remastered editions of Toyah’s 1981 Gold-selling album “Anthem”.

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Produced by Nick Tauber, with arrangements by the band and Toyah, the album features a line-up that saw Toyah Willcox and Joel Bogen joined by Nigel Glockler, Phil Spalding and Adrian Lee.

The release is available in three stunning formats:

• Egyptian Gold Vinyl w/inner bag + lyric insert
• Deluxe Expanded 2CD+DVD feat 25 bonus tracks
• Super Deluxe Edition Box Set – 3CD/2LP/1DVD/7”

The first 300 copies of the 2CD+DVD and the Egyptian Gold Vinyl include an exclusive postcard SIGNED BY TOYAH.

These both feature an unseen image from a 1981 photoshoot. A different design accompanies each release. Only available at the Cherry Red website.

Anthem has been remastered by Nick Watson from the original mastertapes and approved by Joel Bogen.

DELUXE EXPANDED 2CD+DVD:

• Toyah Willcox provides a brand-new introduction in the 24-page booklet which contains stunning classic and rare images plus previously unseen outtakes from photoshoots from the period.

• Compiled by Craig Astley, Toyah’s official archivist, who also provides new sleevenotes to the expanded 2CD+DVD release. includes the remastered album complimented by 25 bonus tracks. Amongst these is the standalone hit single Thunder In The Mountains, associated B-Sides and rarities plus 15 previously unreleased tracks.

• A six-song live session recorded on 1 April 1981 at BBC’s Paris Theatre in London, originally broadcast on BBC Radio 1 is released commercially for the first time ever, and includes the classics It’s A Mystery, Angels & Demons, Neon Womb and Ieya.

• Thunder In The Mountains, the third top single of 1981 by the “Anthem” Toyah line-up features along with its B-Side Street Addict, its 12” vinyl-only B-Side Voodoo Doll and a further two unheard instrumental outtakes from the same studio sessions in July/August 1981.

• A previously unreleased unfaded version of the flexi-disc track For You features alongside previously unreleased instrumentals of I Want To Be Free, Jungles Of Jupiter, I Am, Pop Star, and an extended instrumental of It’s A Mystery.

The accompanying DVD (NTSC/Region Free) presents a fascinating new in-depth interview feature with Toyah about the creation of the album plus a track-by-track commentary and exclusive renditions of three “Anthem” songs.

For the first time ever classic footage of Toyah’s 1981 BBC performances of Its A Mystery, I Want To Be Free and Thunder In The Mountains is released on DVD. This includes four different appearances on the legendary Top Of The Pops alongside performances originally broadcast on Something Else, Cheggers Plays Pop and Multi-Coloured Swap Shop.

The DVD also includes the classic promo videos for I Want To Be Free and Thunder In The Mountains, both directed by Godley & Creme.

SUPER DELUXE EDITION BOX SET

Curated and compiled by Craig Astley, Toyah’s official archivist, the limited Super Deluxe Edition of Anthem comes in a 12”x 12” outsize box with lift off lid and includes:

The deluxe expanded 2CD+DVD set as above

EXCLUSIVE TO THIS BOX SET
Bonus CDMore Rare & Archive Material contains a further 20 previously unreleased tracks from the archives, newly unearthed and remastered. This includes

• the special studio re-recording of It’s A Mystery used for lip-synching on Top Of The Pops and alternate vocal versions of Revelations, I Want To Be Free, War Boys and Thunder in The Mountains.

• a breathtaking acoustic recording of I Am offers a glimpse into the album recording sessions. Rough mixes of several album tracks also feature alongside previously unheard instrumental outtakes Japan, Dropped Earring and the earliest incarnation of Clapham Junction.

Album Picture Disc: The 11-track Anthem album is also presented on a 12” picture disc featuring the iconic original album front cover + unseen shot on the reverse.

• Standalone hit single Thunder in the Mountains is expanded into a 12” vinyl mini-album splatter-coloured, and brings together the single, its b-sides and four previously unreleased instrumental versions. This features a newly designed inner bag featuring previously unseen images and full lyrics. The yellow/red coloured splatter vinyl echoes the iconic sunflower hair that Toyah sports on the legendary front cover shot.

• A 7” orange-coloured vinyl EP celebrates the non-LP tracks Sphinx and For You, recorded during the Anthem album sessions and previously issued as a flexi-disc in 1981 with the magazine Flexipop. Marking the first time these two songs have ever been pressed on regular hard vinyl, the EP features a new full colour sleeve and includes instrumental versions of both tracks on its flipside.

A 44-page perfect bound book: This exclusive book contains stunning rare and unseen colour images from the Safari archives alongside anecdotes and insights from Toyah Willcox about the 11 songs on Anthem + Thunder In The Mountains, plus lyrics for the full album and its associated B-Sides.

• A 12×12-inch print of the album cover illustration is signed by Toyah Willcox.

Four exclusive colour postcards celebrate the Four From Toyah photography.

TRACK LISTINGS
CD1: ANTHEM + BONUS TRACKS
1 I Want To Be Free
2 Obsolete
3 Pop Star
4 Elocution Lesson
5 Jungles Of Jupiter
6 I Am
7 It’s A Mystery (Album Mix)
8 Masai Boy
9 Marionette
10 Demolition Men
11 We Are

Bonus Tracks

12 It’s A Mystery – EP Version
13 Revelations
14 War Boys
15 Angels & Demons
16 Walkie Talkie
17 Alien
18 Sphinx
19 For You (Unfaded Version)*
20 I Want To Be Free (Instrumental)*

CD2: RARE & ARCHIVE MATERIAL
1 Thunder In The Mountains
2 Street Addict
3 Voodoo Doll
4 War Boys (Live At Paris Theatre London April 1981)*
5 Neon Womb (Live At Paris Theatre London April 1981)*
6 Danced (Live At Paris Theatre London April 1981)*
7 Angels & Demons (Live At Paris Theatre London April 1981)*
8 It’s A Mystery (Live At Paris Theatre London April 1981)*
9 Ieya (Live At Paris Theatre London April 1981)*
10 It’s A Mystery (Extended Instrumental)*
11 I Am (Instrumental)*
12 Pop Star (Instrumental)*
13 Jungles Of Jupiter (Instrumental)*
14 Joel & Phil (Instrumental Outtake)*
15 Turkish Delight (Instrumental Outtake)*
16 Television (Instrumental Outtake)*

* Previously Unreleased

DVD: RARE & ARCHIVE FOOTAGE
1 The Story Behind The Album
2 Track By Track Commentary
3 I Want To Be Free: Electro/Acoustic Session 2021
4 It’s A Mystery: Electro/Acoustic Session 2021
5 We Are: Electro/Acoustic Session 2021
6 I Want To Be Free: Promo Video
7 Thunder In The Mountains: Promo Video
8 It’s A Mystery: Top Of The Pops 19/02/1981
9 It’s A Mystery: Top Of The Pops 19/03/1981
10 I Want To Be Free: Top Of The Pops 21/05/1981
11 Thunder In The Mountains: Top Of The Pops 01/10/1981
12 I Want To Be Free: Cheggers Plays Pop 18/05/1981
13 It’s A Mystery: Swap Shop 10/10/1881
14 Ieya: Something Else 30/10/1981
15 Thunder In The Mountains: Something Else 30/10/1981

Anthem Egyptian Gold Vinyl LP

Side One (Once Upon A Time)
1 I Want To Be Free
2 Obsolete
3 Pop Star
4 Elocution Lesson
5 Jungles Of Jupiter
6 I Am

Side Two (Happy Ever After?)
7 It’s A Mystery (Album Mix)
8 Masai Boy
9 Marionette
10 Demolition Men
11 We Are

SUPER DELUXE EDITION BOX SET ONLY

CD3 – ANTHEM – MORE RARE & ARCHIVE MATERIAL
All Previously Unreleased

1. It’s A Mystery – Top Of The Pops Version
2. Revelations Alternate Vocal
3. War Boys Alternate Mix
4. I Want To Be Free Alternate Vocal
5. I Am Acoustic
6. Pop Star Rough Mix
7. Marionette Rough Mix
8. Demolition Men Rough Mix
9. Thunder In The Mountains Alternate Vocal
10. Walkie Talkie Instrumental
11. Japan Instrumental Outtake
12. The Door Is A Whore Instrumental
13. For You Instrumental
14. Masai Boy Instrumental
15. Alien Instrumental
16. Thunder In The Mountains Original Instrumental
17. Street Addict Instrumental
18. Voodoo Doll Instrumental
19. Clapham Junction Original Instrumental
20. Dropped Earring Instrumental

Vinyl One: Anthem Picture Disc (same as Egyptian Gold Vinyl LP)

Side One (Once Upon A Time)
1 I Want To Be Free
2 Obsolete
3 Pop Star
4 Elocution Lesson
5 Jungles Of Jupiter
6 I Am

Side Two (Happy Ever After?)
7 It’s A Mystery (Album Mix)
8 Masai Boy
9 Marionette
10 Demolition Men
11 We Are

Vinyl Two: Thunder In The Mountains

Side One (Thunder Side)
1. Thunder In The Mountains
2. Street Addict
3. Voodoo Doll
4. Clapham Junction

Side Two (Lightning Side)
1. Thunder In The Mountains Original Instrumental
2. Street Addict Instrumental
3. Voodoo Doll Instrumental
4. Clapham Junction Original Instrumental

Vinyl Three: Sphinx/For You

Side One:
1. Sphinx
2. For You

Side Two
1. Sphinx Instrumental Demo
2. For You Instrumental

• Pre-Order Anthem on 2CD+DVD, Gold Vinyl & Super Deluxe Edition at Cherry Red (The editions with signed postcards will no doubt have sold out almost immediately!). Read the press release at toyahwillcox.com. Watch Toyah announcing the release during this morning’s Toyah At Home (which also includes an incredibly rare performance of It’s A Mystery from Italian music show Popcorn).

Toyah At Home: Sizzling Summer Announcement Special

June 24th, 2022

Tune into Toyah At Home tomorrow at 11am on You Tube and Facebook! A three-song and news special! + A sizzling Summer announcement.

Toyah looks back on a momentous week that included her live debut at the renowned Isle of Wight Festival. There’s a very special news announcement plus reactions from Toyah to some very rare TV performances.

Very rare photo below © Toyah Willcox/Cherry Red