Posts Tagged ‘Cherry Red’

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.

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.

Toyah At Home: Warrior Rock Announcement

March 23rd, 2024

We’re ready… to Warrior Rock!

Toyah is back with a bonus Saturday morning broadcast with all of the details on the forthcoming reissue of the classic 1982 live album Warrior Rock.

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…

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.

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…

The Changeling: Win Prizes Signed By Toyah

September 28th, 2023

Toyah Competition! | Changeling Prizes Signed by Toyah to be won…

In anticipation of this Friday’s deluxe release of Toyah’s Changeling album we’re offering a selection of signed Changeling formats to win! To enter email the answer to the following question to with Toyah Changeling Competition in the subject line, and your full name and address*.

Winners of each prize will be picked at random and we’ll be in touch with the lucky winners next week!

• Continue reading, and enter the competition, at Cherry Red Records.

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: 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

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 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 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 Pre-order The Changeling from Cherry Red Records.

Releases: Official Toyah Announce The Changeling 2023

July 1st, 2023

Fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the ride… said Toyah in this morning’s Toyah At Home announcement special!

Cherry Red Records will release the remastered reissue of Toyah’s 1982 Silver-certified album The Changeling on Friday 29 September 2023.

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

An official pre-order link will be made available on Monday by email.

• See full comprehensive release details, tracklisting for each format, imagery, and much more at See also – Further information at the Music section of the official Toyah website. NB: Dreamscape will be posting more about this incredible release over the next few days.

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.

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.

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: 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)

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: Four More From Toyah/Neon Violet Vinyl

October 23rd, 2022

Four More From Toyah is reissued on Special Neon Violet Vinyl by Cherry Red Records on Friday 9th December 2022.


Limited quantity of limited edition postcard available from Cherry Red Records whilst stocks last. (NB. These sold out almost immediately)

The release expands the 1981 EP ‘Four More From Toyah’ into an eight- track mini-LP, compiled by Craig Astley and newly remastered from the original master tapes.
Originally released in late November 1981 and lead by the track ‘Good Morning Universe’, the EP was the fourth top 20 charting single for the band in that year, following the ‘Four From Toyah’ EP (lead by ‘It’s A Mystery’), ‘I Want To Be Free’ and ‘Thunder In The Mountains’.

The EP was the first material to be studio-recorded since the departure of drummer Nigel Glockler who was replaced by Simon Phillips. This EP contains eight tracks recorded by the line- up of Toyah Willcox (vocals), Joel Bogen (guitarist, co-writer and co-founder of the Toyah band), Adrian Lee (keyboards), Phil Spalding (bass) and the newly recruited Simon Phillips (drums).

Side A contains all four of the tracks from the original EP.

Side B opens with the previously unreleased, studio recorded tour intro track ‘Go Berserk’, including new vocals and snatches of lyrics from ‘Neon Womb’ and ‘Urban Tribesmen’ plus new dialogue that leads to a chilling crescendo. ‘Go Berserk’ was played before the band walked on stage on the European Tour of winter 1981. It is swiftly followed by the newly remastered ‘Stand Proud’ which often featured as the first song played live (directly after Go Berserk had finished). The track originally appeared on a flexi-disc with initial copies of the ‘Four More From Toyah’ EP.

The third track is ‘Clapham Junction’, an out-take that began in the session for the single ‘Thunder In The Mountains’, was finished with new drum parts from Simon Phillips and vocals/ lyrics from Toyah.

The final track is the last session recorded by this line-up and hails from February 1982. This previously unreleased re-recording of the hit single ‘I Want To Be Free’ was produced by Steve Lillywhite in the Roundhouse Studios and went on to be used as the basis of the band’s television performance on the British Rock & Pop Awards when Toyah was awarded Best Female Singer in early 1982. This track has not previously been released.

All eight tracks are remastered by Nick Watson at Fluid Mastering and approved by Joel Bogen. The sleeve contains an out-take of the EP photography from the Safari archives plus full lyrics on a newly designed inner bag. Initial quantities come with an exclusive postcard.

• Pre-Order Four More From Toyah on Neon Violet Vinyl at Cherry Red (The limited edition with postcard sold out almost immediately!). Read the press release – and see the full tracklist, which includes two previously unreleases tracks – at

Releases/Preview: Toyah Live At The Rainbow – Computer

October 5th, 2022

Click on the shots below for an exclusive preview clip. Computer from Toyah Live At The Rainbow for #ToyahTuesday.

One of the most long-awaited titles by Toyah fans finally comes home this November. Toyah Live At The Rainbow will be released on CD+DVD and aqua-blue transparent vinyl LP by Cherry Red Records on Friday 25th November 2022. Pre-order here. (Photos © Cherry Red)