Posts Tagged ‘Love Is The Law Month’

Love Is The Law Lyrics: Remember

October 17th, 2013

Dreamscape is compiling Love Is The Law – The Complete Lyrics. We’ve reached the penultimate song on the album – the brilliant Remember, co-written by Toyah, Joel Bogen and Simon Darlow. Click below to visit the LITL – The Complete Lyrics page.


LITL Month: Updates for the next week, beginning today, are “scheduled”. Live updates, including a news catch-up on the tour etc., will resume at the end of next week.

Love Is The Law Month: Halfway There!

October 16th, 2013

We’re now halfway, and a smidge, through Love Is The Law Month and there’s a plethora of law-related bits and pieces to browse through, with more to come… Look back on the month so far by clicking below.


Chronicle Live: Toyah Reflects On Her Favourite Year

October 15th, 2013


A new interview with Toyah, ahead of Friday’s first Love Is The Law & More gig, from Chronicle Live, published today.

Love is still the Law for 80s singer Toyah: We chat to Toyah ahead of her gig at Legends

Entertainment Editor Gordon Barr chats to Toyah, who is at Legends in Newcastle on Friday

Three decades on, 80s pop princess Toyah still recalls 1983 as one of her favourite years. Little wonder then she is bringing her album release of that year back out on the road.

Love Is The Law was critically acclaimed at the time and Toyah will be performing about six tracks from it, as well as a host of her numerous other hits, when she takes to the stage of Legends in Newcastle on Friday.

“This is my favourite album, it has very happy memories for me,” she tells me. “It was released in 1983 and I made it at a time when I was also appearing as Trafford Tanzi in the West End and it had to be written and recorded at the same time.

“But it was just glorious. I don’t have one bad memory of that year at all…”

• Continue reading at Chronicle Live.

LITL: Rebel of Love/Time is Ours

October 14th, 2013

We’re now into the last few days of the build up to the launch of Toyah’s Love Is The Law & More Tour. A 30th anniversary tribute to the 1983 album which kicks off this coming Friday in Newcastle. Here are another two pictures, Rebel of Love and Time is Ours – Will they be on the set list? View larger versions by clicking here, and get your tour tickets by clicking below. (Original photos by Dean Stockings © Toyah Willcox Ltd)


The Vow: The Saturday Show Video

October 13th, 2013

Toyah’s second, and final single, from the Love Is The Law album was ‘The Vow’, the first time a ballad had been released as a single by Toyah. This was also the final single on Safari Records (though at the time there were still plans to release ‘Dreamscape’ as a single in early 1984). No official promo video was filmed for the single so ITV’s The Saturday Show and Toyah made one, and it’s a good clip. View at Dreamscape’s You Tube channel by clicking below. View larger versions of the screen caps here. (Thanks to Andy for the clip)


Love Is The Law: 1983 Japan Advert

October 12th, 2013

I’ve always loved the original Love Is The Law press advert published in Japanese magazines in 1983. The ad was only ever available in black and white so I’ve made an attempt at colourisation. It didn’t turn out quite as well as I hoped it would but I thought I’d share it anyway… View the original here.


Love Is The Law: 20th Anniversary

October 11th, 2013

Back in 2003 the marking of the 20th anniversary of Toyah’s Love Is The Law album was a far more subdued affair than what’s currently happening for the 30th. Maybe it was considered too soon to go down Nostalgia Avenue (!). One of the very few things that did happen was Dreamscape’s 20th Anniversary feature. I think this was my first attempt at something like this and compared to later features it is very amateurish but I knew I wanted to do something to remember one of my favourite albums. This was definitely before I had learned to use Photoshop properly :) One of the best things about it, though, was In The Fairground‘s Andrew York reminiscing about 1983. Go back 10 years, to when the internet was a little less frenetic, by clicking below.


In The Fairground: Website Updated

October 10th, 2013

A bumper update to In The Fairground: Andrew York’s Arternative Universe, with 12 new photos added. View Andrew’s latest wonderful Toyah creations by clicking below (full details on the Updates page)


Love Is The Law & More: Broken Diamonds

October 10th, 2013

I’ve got Broken Diamonds going round & around & around in my head! One week till first show!“, Toyah tweeted today. Click below to view all the ‘Love Is The Law & More’ tour dates and links to buy your tickets. Click here to view a larger version of Dreamscape’s “Broken Diamonds” picture, and here to visit our ‘Love Is The Law: The Complete Songwords’ page. (Original photo by Dean Stockings © Toyah Willcox Ltd)


Interview ’83: The Janice Long Show

October 10th, 2013

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.


LITL & More: Tour Posters Preview

October 9th, 2013

The two new Toyah posters which will be on sale at all dates on the Love Is The Law & More UK Tour have been previewed in the latest ‘Breaking Through’ newsletter, mailed out at the beginning of the week. They are certainly eye-catching, and as Toyah tweeted, they are the first new posters to be available on a Toyah tour for 30 years! Click here to subscribe to ‘Breaking Through’. (Photos by Dean Stockings © Toyah Willcox Ltd)


LITL: Rare Overseas Magazine & Cassette

October 9th, 2013

A couple of Love Is The Law rarities from outside the UK – Toyah on the cover of Yugoslavian magazine ‘itd’ and an unofficial cassette release of the album, most probably from Saudi Arabia. The tape is interesting as not only does it include all 10 songs from Love Is The Law, in a different order to the official release, but it also has five songs from Toyah’s previous studio album The Changeling. Unfortunately I don’t have photos of these in great quality but I think they are worth a post as there are very few LITL rarities in existence.


LITL Lyrics: Love Is The Law

October 8th, 2013

Dreamscape is compiling Love Is The Law – The Complete Lyrics. We’ve reached the eighth song on the album – the rowsing and anthemic title track Love Is The Law, co-written by Toyah, Joel Bogen, Simon Darlow and Phil Spalding. Click below to visit the LITL – The Complete Lyrics page.


Saturday Superstore: Phone In/Interview (1983)

October 7th, 2013

It’s Love Is The Law Month here at Dreamscape, and our latest post is a selection of screen caps, and the video clip, from Toyah’s phone in/interview on BBC1’s weekend morning show Saturday Superstore. Presented by, Radio 1 DJ, Mike Read, this aired in December 1983. Click here for larger screen caps and below to watch the clip at Dreamscape’s You Tube channel. (Thanks to Andy)


Official Toyah: New Images/Photos

October 7th, 2013

Great new photos have been added to The Official Toyah Willcox Website, featuring the new image created for the forthcoming ‘Love Is The Law & More’ UK Tour. Click below to visit the site and view the photos in full size (Photos by Dean Stockings © Toyah Willcox Ltd). Visit the Official Gigs page for info on the tour.


Love Is The Law & More: Tour T-Shirt

October 6th, 2013

A striking new Toyah image has been unveiled today, on the new ‘Love Is The Law & More’ Tour t-shirt. Toyah tweeted: “So excited about new tour t-shirt. Just right balance of past/present imagery. Sleek n’ mean’ n fun“, View the t-shirt at Instagram.


Love Is The Law: 30th Anniversary

October 5th, 2013

Dreamscape’s Love Is The Law 30th Anniversary tribute. Dedicated to everyone who loves the album.

Love Is The Law: Rare-ish Photo

October 4th, 2013

A vaguely rare photo of Toyah from the ‘Love Is The Law’ album shoot. This is a lesser-used variation of a couple of similar colour photographs that were taken to promote the album. I think it was used in one, maybe two, music paper & magazine articles. Click below to view a larger version.


Love Is The Law & More: It’s now just two weeks until Toyah’s UK Tour begins, at Legends in Newcastle. Full tour dates and links to buy tickets available at The Official Toyah Willcox Website.

Love Is The Law: Japanese Edition

October 3rd, 2013

The rare Japanese vinyl release of ‘Love Is The Law’. It includes the same 10 song tracklist, white label with English lyric insert and Japanese bio info insert. Plus pink, blue and white obi-strip (Cat: VIL-6093). Click below to view a larger version.


Sixty Minutes: Toyah on Tour (1983)

October 2nd, 2013

A short rare interview with Toyah during the ‘Rebel Run’ UK Tour. This aired on the 5th December 1983 on BBC1’s Sixty Minutes, the replacement news programme for Nationwide. It had only launched in October and went on to be quite short lived as it was “axed” in July 1984. Toyah talks about touring, new single ‘The Vow’ and there’s also some brief soundcheck footage. Click below to view the clip 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 Month: Hold Tight!

October 1st, 2013

Welcome to October, there are only a couple of weeks until Toyah’s latest anniversary tour begins and here at Dreamscape it’s Love Is The Law Month. Over the next few weeks we’ll be bringing you regular updates connected to Toyah’s amazing 1983 album. Starting off with this great photo of Toyah, performing ‘Rebel Run’ on ITV’s Hold Tight. Click below to view a larger version. (Thanks to Andy)