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Releases: New Toyah Single – Roses In Chains

June 6th, 2024

Toyah will release a new single, Roses In Chains on Friday 21st June 2024 in time for Toyah second consecutive year of appearing on the bills of the legendary Glastonbury Festival and Isle of Wight Festival.

This captivating new song is a collaboration with her long-time writing partner Simon Darlow, and features the legendary Robert Fripp, adding his signature guitar to the production.

Roses In Chains emerged through collaborative song-writing sessions between Toyah and Simon, crafting a song that delves into the intense dynamics of human relationships. “The idea behind the song is the intensity of relationships; nothing is plain sailing, but bonds are unbreakable” Toyah explains. This theme of enduring connections is powerfully conveyed through both the music and the lyrics.

• Pre save the song now by clicking on the digital cover. See further details at toyahwillcox.com.

Releases: Heaven Sent – Bird In Flight On New 4CD Set

May 29th, 2024

Bird In Flight, the lead song from Toyah’s Double-A Side single – along with Tribal Look – and very first Toyah release of the 1980’s, is included on an upcoming new 4CD compilation.

Heaven Sent – The Rise Of New Pop 1979 – 1983, will be released on 28th July, with Bird In Flight included on CD1.

The compilation boasts a wealth of great late 70s/early 80s bands and artists, including: Soft Cell, The Cure, The Human League, Tears For Fears, Altered Images, Eurythmics, Grace Jones, The Clash, The Associates, Japan, Teardrop Explodes, Hazel O’Connor, The Jam, Madness, Godley & Creme (who directed two Toyah videos in 1981) and many more.

• See further info and pre-order at Cherry Red Records.

Releases: Minx | Deluxe 2CD Edition

May 26th, 2024

Toyah’s first solo album ”Minx” was released in July 1985 on CBS’s label Portrait Records (home at the time to Cyndi Lauper), presenting a sophisticated sound and image for Toyah Willcox who to date had enjoyed eight top 75 singles and five studio albums with the band “Toyah”.

Originally recorded in 1984, this very special 40th Anniversary set expands the album into a deluxe 2CD edition for the first time. Pre-order now

CD1 features the original album with two bonus tracks originally available on the 1985 cassette & CD formats only plus two non-album B-Sides, two extended 12” versions, and a 12” remix.

CD2 contains 16 rarities of which 14 are previously unreleased, including:

• The unheard album session demo “The Fight” and previously unreleased 7” Remix of third single “World In Action”.
• Two previously unreleased home demos of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” and Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out”, recorded by Toyah and Joel Bogen in the spring 1984.
• Two previously unreleased instrumental demos of “All In A Rage” and “Snow Covers The Kiss” recorded by Joel Bogen.
• Eight previously unreleased Backing Tracks of “Minx” songs, retaining their distinctive backing vocals by Toyah.
• The two CDs are presented in brand new seven-inch deluxe gatefold packaging. An 8-page booklet features rare photos by Terence Donovan and Curator’s Notes by Toyah archivist Craig Astley detailing the origins of the bonus tracks and rarities.

”Minx” was produced by Christopher Neil, with a musician line-up featuring Peter Van Hooke, Ian Wherry and Adrian Lee who made up the majority of Mike Rutherford’s Mike + The Mechanics. The rhythm section of Killing Joke guested on a cover of “School’s Out”. Toyah collaborator Simon Darlow played keyboards and co-wrote several tracks including lead single “Don’t Fall In Love (I Said)”. The album also features unique readings of Latin Quarter’s “America For Beginners” and Rare Bird’s “Sympathy”, the latter being the first time Toyah would be heard accompanied by an orchestra.

• Visit toyahwillcox.com for the full release info, images and tracklist. Pre-order Minx from your favourite online music store now. The 2020 translucent red vinyl reissue of Minx is also available from Amazon. See Toyah announce the release on Toyah At Home.

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Trailer: Warrior Rock – Toyah On Tour

May 24th, 2024

Out now! Toyah’s Warrior Rock – Toyah On Tour. A remastered and expanded release of Toyah’s 1982 Top 20 album. Buy Warrior Rock at Cherry Red Records.

Warrior Rock: Street Creature (Outtake)

May 16th, 2024

An exclusive photo montage video of Street Creature live at Hammersmith Odeon. This outtake is taken from the concert in July 1982 that was recorded for the double live album Warrior Rock. The full uncut live album plus 26 bonus tracks including this one is available on the 3CD edition/digital editions released tomorrow.

Warrior Rock: Preview: Street Creature

May 1st, 2024

Coming this Friday… Street Creature, a fully mixed and mastered LP outtake from the Hammersmith Odeon concert recording. Download or stream 03.05.2024.

The track previews the remastered and expanded Deluxe Edition of Warrior Rock, out 17.05.2024.

• Pre-order Warrior Rock now from Cherry Red. See: Street Creature digital release previews Warrior Rock at toyahwillcox.com, also: Facebook and Instagram.

Releases: Warrior Rock 3CD/Green Double Vinyl

March 24th, 2024

On 17 May 2024, Cherry Red Records is delighted to issue the remastered and expanded editions of Toyah’s 1982 Top 20 album “Warrior Rock -Toyah On Tour”. Originally released as live double album in October 1982, Warrior Rock was recorded at Hammersmith Odeon (Now Hammersmith Apollo), London across the final two nights of the tour.

The album presents 15 songs centred around material from the band’s top 10 albums Anthem and The Changeling. The album is named after Warrior Rock, the B-Side of Toyah’s 1982 single Brave New World. The band’s hit singles It’s A Mystery, I Want To Be Free and Thunder In The Mountains all feature on the album alongside fan favourites Ieya, Danced and War Boys.

This expanded reissue now documents The Changeling Tour, Toyah’s highly successful run of 25 UK concert dates in June/July 1982 in a more comprehensive fashion. The 3CD set was compiled by Craig Astley and Joel Bogen and presents 41 remastered tracks from master tapes/archive sources featuring 26 previously unreleased bonus tracks. A total of 19 different songs feature from 11 different gigs, recorded at 9 different locations.

For the first time ever, the ’four sides’ of the original live double album are included on CD – unabridged and uncut. Nick Watson/Fluid Mastering has remastered the package from the original mastertapes and archive sources, overseen by Joel Bogen.

A wealth of bonus tracks have been unearthed from the archives to provide both a glimpse backstage at concert preparations, and act as a definitive souvenir of the tour’s journey across the UK.

• Pre-order Warrior Rock on 3CD and translucent green double vinyl from tomorrow at 10am at Cherry Red’s new website. Read the full news/press release at toyahwillcox.com. See the full tracklist and release images in the Music section at Toyah’s official website. Watch Toyah announce the release at You Tube.

Releases: Warrior Rock – 2024 Reissue

March 22nd, 2024

Tune into Toyah’s official You Tube or Facebook tomorrow at 10am (UK time) for the announcement of the Cherry Red deluxe reissue of Toyah’s legendary 1982 live album, Warrior Rock – Toyah On Tour. A very exciting release for one of the finest live albums…

Legacy Chart: Toyah & Robert (& Trevor) At No. 1

February 24th, 2024

Toyah is currently topping the Official Legacy Chart, along with Trevor Horn and Robert Fripp with their cover of Relax. The song moved up from number two to one this week. Stream or buy the track, and the album it is taken from, by clicking below.

Releases: Moving Away From The Pulsebeat 5CD

January 5th, 2024

Toyah’s classic track Neon Womb – the opening song from Sheep Farming In Barnet (EP and LP) is included on a new 5CD compilation, Moving Away From The Pulsebeat (Post-Punk Britain 1977-1981), released on Cherry Red Records on 29th March.

Neon Womb is track 8 on CD2. The collection also includes: The Human League, Joy Division, Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Clash, Teardrop Explodes, The Cure, Adam & The Ants, XTC and many more.

105 tracks charting the British Post-Punk explosion 1978-1981

A compendium of familiar names, underground oddities and freshly excavated historical nuggets

Featuring band-by-band biographies and detailed sleevenotes by Mark Paytrees

• Further info, full tracklist and order link at Cherry Red. NB. Browse our “Toyah on Compilations” news archive.

Echoes: Trevor Horn Talks Toyah & Robert + Relax

December 23rd, 2023

Included in the release of Echoes: Ancient & Modern is a brand new interpretation of Relax – one of the 80s most successful records in the UK. Featuring performances by Toyah and Robert Fripp. Listen or download the track now by clicking below. (Text & Image © Trevor Horn)

Audio: Children Of The Circus

November 8th, 2023

This month is huge for Doctor Who and Whovians all over the planet – It’s Who’s 60th Anniversary on 23rd November – and it’s just been announced Toyah is a cast member of a new Doctor Who inspired audio drama, released on 14th December.

Children of the Circus is a new, original, musical play (on audio) based on Doctor Who’s The Greatest Show in the Galaxy by Stephen Wyatt. Out 14 Dec, Toyah stars as The Band Of Infinite Harmony alongside a reunited cast including Sylvester McCoy (Seventh Doctor) and Sophie Aldred (Ace).

Starring Christopher Guard as Bellboy, Dee Sadler as Flowerchild and Ella, Sophie Aldred as Captain Gren and AJ, Toyah Willcox as The Band of Infinite Harmony, Ian Reddington as Delios and the Chief Clown, and Sylvester McCoy as the High Poet.

With Daisy Dunlop, Verity White, Kim Jones, Kenton Hall, Barnaby Eaton-Jones and Ian Kubiak.

Special guest appearances by Ricco Ross as The Ringmaster, Jessica Martin as Mags, Chris Jury as Deadbeat, Deborah Manship as Morgana, Gian Sammarco as Whizz Kid, Daniel Peacock as Nord, and Dean Hollingsworth as the Bus Conductor and Station Announcer.

Produced and directed by Barnaby Eaton-Jones, for AUK Studios.

• Further info at toyahwillcox.com and doctorwhonews.com. Pre-order the limited-edition 2CD set here.

The Changeling: Remastered Reissue Promo Advert/Trailer

October 5th, 2023

We’ve screenshotted (is that a word?) from it a couple of times already, but here is the full promo advert/trailer for The Changeling – Remastered, reissued, reborn…

Releases: The Changeling… Is Almost Here!

September 28th, 2023

Toyah’s wonderful, epic 1982 studio album, The Changeling is reissued on remastered deluxe editions tomorrow.

The pink vinyl and Super Deluxe Edition Box Set are sold out at Cherry Red, but recommended stockists of those formats can be found by clicking below.

Releases: Trevor Horn: Echoes – Ancient & Modern

September 24th, 2023

Toyah & Robert Fripp record Relax with Trevor Horn

Superproducer Trevor Horn presents Echoes – Ancient & Modern, his Deutsche Grammophon debut album, featuring fresh orchestral takes on 11 iconic tracks. The booklet notes feature an interview in which Paul Morley talks to his long-time friend and collaborator about how he picked the right artists to help him transform familiar songs into something magical and new.

Due for release on 1 December 2023, full release details will be announced shortly.

Horn himself sings vocals on the Roxy Music classic “Avalon”, as well as producing Marc Almond, Tori Amos, Rick Astley, Andrea Corr, Steve Hogarth, Lady Blackbird, Jack Lukeman, Iggy Pop, Seal and Toyah Willcox & Robert Fripp in tracks originally performed by Pat Benatar; The Cars; Depeche Mode; Frankie Goes to Hollywood; Billy Idol; Joe Jackson; Grace Jones; Kendrick Lamar; Nirvana and Yes.

Tracklist:

01. Swimming Pools (Drank) feat. Tori Amos
02. Steppin’ Out feat. Seal
03. Owner Of A Lonely Heart feat. Rick Astley
04. Slave To The Rhythm feat. Lady Blackbird
05. Love Is A Battlefield feat. Marc Almond
06. Personal Jesus feat. Iggy Pop
07. Drive feat. Steve Hogarth
08. Relax feat. Toyah Willcox & Robert Fripp
09. White Wedding Feat Andrea Corr with Jack Lukeman
10. Smells Like Teen Spirit feat. Jack Lukeman
11. Avalon

• Continue reading at toyahwillcox.com.

Toyah Tuesday: Toyah Unboxes The Changeling Super Deluxe Edition

September 16th, 2023

A very exciting entry for The Changeling series of Toyah Tuesday episodes is coming this, yup, Tuesday.

Toyah will be unboxing the Super Deluxe Edition of the forthcoming release of the classic 1982 studio album, which is now less than two weeks away – on Friday 29th September!

Official Toyah say: With just over 1 week to go until the release of the remastered and expanded editions of The Changeling, we get an advance sneak preview of the Super Deluxe Edition of the album, unboxed by Toyah herself.

• Pre-order The Changeling Super Deluxe Box Set & other formats.

The Changeling: Remastered! Resurrected!! Reissued!!!

July 16th, 2023

Beyond Awesome! It’s a summer of The Changeling – recalling a similar summer back in 1982, but bringing one of Toyah’s most iconic eras, and studio albums, bang up to date. The remastered and expanded album is reissued on three wonderful formats at the end of Summer 2023 – on 29th September.

• See all editions and comprehensive contents by clicking below. Pre-order The Changeling, on 2CD+DVD, neon pink 12″ vinyl LP,  Super Deluxe Limited box set, at Cherry Red.

The Changeling Deluxe Box Set: Picture Disc

July 12th, 2023

The forthcoming Deluxe Box Set of The Changeling includes CDs, DVD, bonus CD, splatter vinyl, book, postcards, print and this gorgeous 12″ Picture Disc, featuring Changeling and Brave New World imagery – another first for The Changeling.

• Pre-order The Changeling in three formats – 2CD+DVD, 12″ neon pink vinyl, Deluxe Box Set – at Cherry Red.

The Changeling: Super Deluxe Edition Box Set

July 3rd, 2023

The Changeling reissue is released on Neon Pink-Coloured LP, 2CD+DVD Expanded Edition and a Super Deluxe Edition Box Set.

Produced by the acclaimed Steve Lillywhite, the album features a line-up of Toyah Willcox (vocals), Joel Bogen (guitar), the late Phil Spalding (bass) and the revered Simon Phillips (drums). The album also features guest synthesizers/keyboards from Andy Clark (David Bowie’s Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), member of Be Bop Deluxe) and Simon Darlow. The brass section from Haircut 100 also feature on Street Creature. The album peaked at no.6 in UK Top 40 Album Chart in June 1982.

All formats presents the album in a new remaster by Nick Watson from the original mastertapes, approved by Joel Bogen, and further endorsed by Steve Lillywhite.

For the tenth release of the Toyah Safari catalogue on Cherry Red, Toyah’s archivist Craig Astley has dug the deepest yet to expand the album with a thrilling treasure trove of previously unheard bonus tracks, previously unseen footage and unseen, thought-lost, imagery.

The limited edition Super Deluxe Edition box set is the ultimate celebration of the hit album and brings together:

The expanded deluxe & remastered 2CD+DVD with an exclusive outtake front cover and alternate images inside (than the standalone 2CD+DVD)

• A BONUS CD of a further 18 previously unreleased and remastered tracks
• THE CHANGELING album on 12” PICTURE DISC LP – first ever picture disc version with rare outtake artwork
• THE CHANGELING|WORKS IN PROGRESS on 12” Pink/Blue Splatter Coloured Vinyl LP
• 44-PAGE BOOK of Changeling anecdotes, lyrics & poetry by Toyah Willcox with rare & unseen imagery
• 12” x 12” ARTWORK PRINT
• 4 COLOUR POSTCARDS

STRICTLY LIMITED Whilst stocks last!

The first 500 orders of the Super Deluxe Edition of The Changeling from Cherry Red Records website will EXCLUSIVELY include a CD single of Brave New World.

This exclusive 6-track CD single comes in a full colour wallet with a colour picture CD disc artwork with 6 remastered tracks that appear only on the CD single.

• This includes the Single Version of Brave New World and an unheard Work in Progress Instrumental version.

• A previously unreleased Full Length Version presents the full unadulterated, unsegued and unedited track for the first time.

• The single Ieya 1982 rounds-off the CD single. Released as the follow-up to Brave New World, the re-recording was Simon Phillips’ final studio recording with the band.

• Full release info and tracklist at toyahwillcox.com. Pre-order The Changeling from Cherry Red Records.

The Changeling: Neon Pink Vinyl LP

July 3rd, 2023

The Changeling reissue is released on Neon Pink-Coloured LP, 2CD+DVD Expanded Edition and a Super Deluxe Edition Box Set.

The Changeling will also be available on strictly limited edition Neon Pink coloured vinyl, reflecting the striking colour of Toyah’s ethereal hair from the back cover and Brave New World video. The vinyl is the original 10-track album running order in its new 2023 remaster by Nick Watson.

A new colour inner bag design features rare imagery plus an additional 4-page facsimile of the LP’s original insert contains the lyrics to all 10 songs on the album plus additional poetry by Toyah Willcox.

An exclusive colour postcard of an unseen Toyah image is available while stocks last exclusively from Cherry Red.

• Full release info and tracklist at toyahwillcox.com. Pre-order The Changeling from Cherry Red Records.

The Changeling: Expanded Deluxe 2CD+DVD

July 3rd, 2023

The Changeling reissue is released on Neon Pink-Coloured LP, 2CD+DVD Expanded Edition and a Super Deluxe Edition Box Set.

The 2CD+DVD features 31 bonus tracks are distributed across the two audio discs, including 20 previously unreleased tracks, and a further three previously unavailable on any CD.

An exclusive colour postcard of an unseen Toyah image is available while stocks last exclusively from Cherry Red. The image is different to the LP postcard.

CD1 includes two finished outtakes from the album sessions, B-Side Warrior Rock and the unused Paradise Child. The long-sought after re-recording of Dawn Chorus, previously only available on a BBC television appearance makes its CD debut.

The eight remastered tracks that featured on Cherry Red’s expanded vinyl release of EP Four More From Toyah also make their CD debut. This includes the previously unreleased tour intro Go Berserk and a re-recording of I Want To Be Free, a try-out for the digital recording equipment subsequently used for The Changeling.

CD2 contains 20 previously unheard tracks, an alternate run-through of the full album sequence all in revealing ‘work in progress’ variations courtesy of archive mastertapes and Joel Bogen’s cassette archive. These includes significantly alternate vocals on Brave New World, Creepy Room and Castaways, the latter with an entirely different lyric. Many tracks feature placeholder keyboards from Joel Bogen before Andy Clark and Simon Darlow joined the album sessions. A completely unused instrumental outtake also appears.

Joel Bogen’s previously unheard home Portastudio demos that include Phil Spalding on bass show the embryos that the songs on The Changeling and Four More From Toyah developed from.

In the 24-page booklet Toyah Willcox provides a brand-new introduction alongside a special dedication to the late Phil Spalding by Toyah band co-founder/guitarist Joel Bogen. Plus an extensive sleevenote from Craig Astley.

• Full release info and tracklist at toyahwillcox.com. Pre-order The Changeling from Cherry Red Records.