Archive for the ‘Releases’ Category

Releases: Toyah – Live At Drury Lane (Trailer 2)

May 16th, 2023

Out Now! Toyah – Live At Drury Lane. Packaged as a special CD/DVD edition or a semi-transparent pink 12″ double vinyl, these editions mark the first time the stereo audio has been released. Find out more at Cherry Red.

Releases: Toyah – Live At Drury Lane (Trailer 1)

May 16th, 2023

Out Now! Toyah – Live At Drury Lane. Packaged as a special CD/DVD edition or a semi-transparent pink 12″ double vinyl, these editions mark the first time the stereo audio has been released.

Drury Lane Preview: Urban Tribesmen / Live in Milan

May 8th, 2023

A slideshow video with the previously unreleased vintage concert performance of the song Urban Tribesmen live in Milan, 15 Dec 1981. This is a bonus track is from the forthcoming live CD+DVD Live At Drury Lane, released on 12 May by Cherry Red.

Preview: Live At Drury Lane – We Are

April 30th, 2023

A new taster of the remastered Toyah Live At Drury Lane is out now… the mighty “We Are”!

• Stream/download now by clicking below. Pre-order LADL on CD+DVD or 2LP vinyl at Cherry Red.

Releases: Jungles Of Jupiter – New Digital LADL Preview

April 16th, 2023

Out now digitally, the newly remastered Jungles Of Jupiter / Live At Drury Lane ahead of the 12 May release of the full legendary Christmas Eve ‘81 concert. Listen now by clicking below.

Super Deluxe Edition: Live At Drury Lane

April 12th, 2023

Toyah / Live at Drury Lane
First time on CD, LP and DVD

Cherry Red continue their Safari-era Toyah reissues with Live at Drury Lane, a concert performance from December 1981.

This was broadcast live on the BBC for The Old Grey Whistle Test on Christmas Eve in 1981 and was ‘simulcast’ (as they used to call it) in stereo on BBC Radio One. Live at Drury Lane was never issued on vinyl, CD or cassette but was released as an edited VHS (called ‘Good Morning Universe’) in 1982.

This new reissue is available as a CD+DVD combo pack or as a 2LP set on pink vinyl. The CD contains all 13 songs performed on the night plus three bonus audio tracks recorded live in Milan from earlier on that same Winter Tour. The DVD reinstates ‘War Boys’ and ‘Victims of The Riddle’ which were missing from the VHS, but performed on the night.

• Continue reading at Super Deluxe Edition. Pre-Order Live At Drury Lane on CD+DVD or 2LP at Cherry Red.

Releases: Sheep Farming In Barnet – 140g Black Vinyl

April 12th, 2023

Toyah’s debut album Sheep Farming In Barnet is now available to pre-order on black vinyl in its 2020 remaster, out 16 June. Pre-order from from Cherry Red by clicking below.

Preview: Live At Drury Lane – Jungles Of Jupiter

April 12th, 2023

Released digitally this Friday (14 April), the first taster of the newly remastered Live At Drury Lane live album. Catch Jungles Of Jupiter on streaming and digital download, ahead of the 12 May release of the full legendary Christmas Eve ‘81 concert.

Meanwhile pre-order the live album on CD+DVD or 2LP vinyl at Cherry Red by clicking below.

Let It Rock: Live At Drury Lane

March 22nd, 2023

Toyah To Bring Out The Audio Of Her Drury Lane Concert

Even though, in the eyes of the uninitiated, Toyah‘s latter-day endeavors may seem to suggest she’s content to be cavorting in the kitchen with her spouse, the singer’s histrionic performances have always been much more than such domestic scenes.

It’s rather surprising, then, that, for all the years she spent on-stage, there’s not a lot of records which captured the chanteuse live, but there are concert videos to allow Ms. Willcox to remedy this situation. Last year saw the reissue of her 1981’s “At The Rainbow” album on CD and DVD, and now it’s time for 1982’s “Good Morning Universe” to follow suit.

Slated to be out as “Live At Drury Lane” on May 12th in CD/DVD and 2LP formats, the remastered video version of this classic Christmas show, where the artist’s band included the great Simon Phillips on drums and the recently departed Phil Spalding on bass, reinstates two pieces that were cut from the original VHS release, while audio variant – issued for the first time ever – is augmented with three numbers Toyah delivered to Milan audience earlier on the same tour. Here’s a chance to experience her magic in all its glory.

• Continue reading at Let It Rock. Pre-order Live At Drury Lane, on CD/DVD and double vinyl, at Cherry Red.

Releases: Toyah Live At Drury Lane – CD+DVD/Double Vinyl

March 4th, 2023

To the delight of fans old and new, comes the long-awaited ‘Toyah Live At Drury Lane’ – Toyah’s legendary Christmas Eve 1981 concert released on 12 May 2023 by Cherry Red Records.

Toyah the band were invited by the BBC to play a special live concert on 24 December 1981 for broadcast live on BBC2 for The Old Grey Whistle Test Christmas Special. Simultaneously the concert was broadcast in stereo on BBC Radio 1. Previously, the concert footage was only ever available on a BBC VHS video cassette in 1982.

Following a year of top ten hit singles in 1981 plus the Gold-selling album Anthem, the band closed out the year with this fantastically energetic and celebratory concert. The band line-up for this concert saw Toyah Willcox (vocals), Joel Bogen (guitar), the late Phil Spalding (bass) and Adrian Lee (keyboards) joined by acclaimed drummer Simon Phillips. The much-loved Christmas Eve 1981 concert was watched by an astonishing 12 million viewers on BBC 2 television.

The 2LP and CD contains all 13 songs as performed at the momentous concert at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, as broadcast live on BBC 1 for Toyah In Concert.

The DVD contains all 13 songs as performed at the momentous concert at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, with two songs from the broadcast reinstated following their cut from a 1982 VHS video release Good Morning Universe.

Exclusive to the CD in this package are 3 bonus audio tracks recorded live in Milan on the band’s Winter Tour, which culminated in the Drury Lane concerts on 23/24 December 1981. These three rarely performed tracks are Stand Proud, Urban Tribesmen and Pop Star and come from a previously unreleased sound desk concert recording, courtesy of Joel Bogen.

The 24-page colour booklet includes an introduction by Toyah to the concert and new sleevenotes by Craig Astley, Toyah’s archivist who compiled this release.

Brand new artwork includes photography of Toyah’s iconic stage entrance for the gig, 20ft above the band and audience. Rare and previously unseen photographs of the band’s Drury Lane concert the day before (23 Dec 1981) from the Safari Records archive also illustrate the CD booklet.

• Pre-Order Toyah Live At Drury Lane on CD+DVD, and semi-transparent pink vinyl at Cherry Red (The editions with postcards sold out almost immediately!). Read the news/press release and album page/full tracklist/Release Gallery at Watch Toyah announce the release on today’s Toyah At Home.

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

February 14th, 2023

Toyah’s album In The Court Of The Crimson Queen | Rhythm Deluxe Edition is out now to stream, download or buy on CD or translucent 2LP red vinyl. Order here.

Toyah celebrated the song Dance In The Hurricane in Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch, which premiered yesterday at You Tube and Facebook.  (Photos © Toyah Willcox)

Releases: Latex Messiah (Posh Redux) – New Digital Single/Preview

January 13th, 2023

Latex Messiah (Posh Redux) featuring Robert Fripp was released today digitally. Taken from the upcoming Deluxe Edition of In The Court Of The Crimson Queen, which is released – on CD and translucent red double vinyl – on 10th February.

Toyah introduces the new version on Toyah At Home tomorrow at 11am. Latex Messiah gets some utterly eyepopping new Latex visuals courtesy of Toyah & Robert in this week’s Sunday Lunch! Airing at midday on Sunday (15th January).

• Stream or download Latex Messiah by clicking below.

Releases: Brave New World – 10″ Colour Vinyl

December 22nd, 2022

PRE-ORDER LIVE tonight at 7pm ***

A special 10” Cherry Red-coloured vinyl EP commemorating Toyah’s classic single ‘Brave New World is released 10 March 2023.

Limited to 500 copies only.

The EP contains 4 tracks, all previously unreleased versions and the long-awaited Dawn Chorus (6.55 Special Mix).

Part of its special ‘45s at 45’ vinyl series marking the 45th Anniversary of Cherry Red Records.

Pre-order from 7pm TONIGHT
Thur 22 Dec 2022

10″ Red-coloured Vinyl EP

Side A
1. Brave New World (Razzmatazz Mix)
2. Street Creature (Razzmatazz Mix)

Side B
1. Dawn Chorus (6.55 Special Version)
2. Ieya 1982 (Edited Version)

Singles: Sensational (Posh Redux): Watch The Video!

December 18th, 2022

The new ‘Posh Redux’ version of Sensational featuring Robert Fripp on guitar, was released on Friday as a preview digital single to stream and download.

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, 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.

• Watch the video below or at You Tube. Yesterday’s Toyah At Home was a Sensational special, watch here, and today’s Sensational Magical Sunday Lunch, here. Stream/download Sensational (Posh Redux) here.

Toyah At Home: Sensational (Posh Redux feat. Robert Fripp)

December 16th, 2022

Tomorrow’s Toyah At Home brings the premiere of the new single – and accompanying video for – Sensational (Posh Redux). The single features Robert Fripp.

In today’s Toyah At Home episode, Toyah introduces the video to Sensational which receives a new single release in its new remixed version, featuring the Posh Pop Three including Robert Fripp on guitar. Premieres 11am, Saturday 17th December. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Releases: Sensational (Posh Redux) – New Digital Single

December 13th, 2022

Coming this Friday! Toyah’s new digital single Sensational (Posh Redux) featuring Robert Fripp.

Produced by Simon Darlow, the single is a follow-up to Slave To The Rhythm and previews the forthcoming Rhythm Deluxe Edition of In The Court Of The Crimson Queen.

Four More From Toyah: Review/Feature by At The Barrier

December 10th, 2022

Toyah – Four More From Toyah – Expanded 12″ Neon Violet Vinyl Version: Album Review

The story continues – The latest triumphant installment in Cherry Red’s reissue series of Toyah’s Safari Records catalogue.

Release Date: 9th December 2022
Label: Cherry Red Records
Formats: Vinyl

And so the story continues. Back in early 2021, we were pleased to review the deluxe reissue of Toyah’s second album, The Blue Meaning and then, last May, we raved over the combined CD/DVD repackaging of her seminal 1980 live album, Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! Cherry Red has certainly been busy and, since we last paid a visit to Toyah-land a super-deluxe edition of her 1981 album, Anthem, has hit the racks, along with a CD version of her breakthrough February 1981 concert at London’s Rainbow Theatre – a recording that was previously only available in video formats. And now, Toyah’s back again, this time with a delightful, expanded, 12” neon violet vinyl version of her third EP, Four More From Toyah.

Originally released in November 1981, the EP continued Toyah’s run of chart success, thanks this time to the popularity of lead track, Good Morning Universe. The original EP climbed to No.14 in the UK singles chart; for 2022 viewers, it’s been expanded into a mini-album, with the addition of four further tracks, two of which receive a commercial release for the first time.

The original EP comprised the first material to be studio-recorded since drummer Nigel Glocker’s departure to join NWOBHM-ers, Saxon, and the line-up on display for the eight tracks in this package is: Toyah Willcox (vocals), Joel Bogen (guitar), Adrian Lee (keyboards), Phil Spalding (bass) and new drummer, Simon Phillips. And the band sound rock-solid! I was particularly impressed by the concrete foundation, often edging towards the funky side of things, that Phil and Simon laid down; and Toyah sings with a maturity that is only hinted at on her earlier recordings, without losing any of the sinister edge that could often make her vocal delivery such a chilling experience.

• Continue reading at At The Barrier. Buy Four More From Toyah at Cherry Red.

Four More From Toyah – Mini Album: Out Today!

December 9th, 2022

A mere 41 years after its original release, Four More From Toyah is out today – on expanded eight song colour vinyl mini LP. Boasting gorgeous artwork and unreleased tracks, it’s the latest in an impressive release schedule of colour Toyah vinyls made available over the past five years or so. Order Four More From Toyah on neon violet vinyl at Cherry Red by clicking below.

Super Deluxe Edition: Toyah / Four More From Toyah

December 4th, 2022

Toyah / Four More From Toyah
Expanded EP on coloured vinyl

The Four More From Toyah EP was Toyah’s fourth UK single of 1981, following on from the original Four From Toyah EP of February 1981 (featuring ‘It’s A Mystery’), ‘I Want To Be Free’ and ‘Thunder in the Mountains’. The lead track was ‘Good Morning Universe’ and it was the only one of the four to chart outside the top 10 (it peaked at #14 and would be the band’s last top 20 hit in the UK).

Four More From Toyah will be being reissued next week, and is remastered and expanded for a coloured vinyl offering. Side A contains all four of the tracks from the original EP, while side B features the previously unreleased track ‘Go Berserk’ (a song that was played before the band walked on stage on the European tour of winter 1981), ‘Stand Proud’ (from the bonus flexi-disc that came with initial copies of Four More From Toyah), outtake ‘Clapham Junction’, and finally the Steve Lillywhite-produced, previously unreleased, re-make of ‘I Want To Be Free’ (recorded in February 1982).

• Continue reading at Super Deluxe Edition. Pre-order Four More From Toyah at Cherry Red Records.

Releases: Live At The Rainbow – Out Now!

November 26th, 2022

Live At The Rainbow was released yesterday, on CD/DVD and Double Vinyl. Watch Cherry Red’s promo video for the release by clicking below. Order Live At The Rainbow at Cherry Red.

Releases: Race Through Space/At The Rainbow Digital Single

November 1st, 2022

Newly remixed & remastered… Race Through Space [Live At The Rainbow] is out digitally this Friday, 4th November. Pre-save the track here.

The track is a preview of the forthcoming 2LP Vinyl and CD+DVD editions of Toyah Live At The Rainbow released 25th November on Cherry Red Records. Pre-order Live At The Rainbow.