Posts Tagged ‘Trevor Horn’

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.

Music: Toyah & Robert Talk Relax!

January 10th, 2024

A short message from the inimitable Toyah Willcox – Willcox and Robert Fripp about how their performance on ‘Relax’ came to be. Listen to the track here. Click below for the video clip.

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)

Classic Pop: Trevor Horn Talks Toyah & Robert & Relax!

December 13th, 2023

Toyah & Robert are referenced a couple of times in the latest issue of Classic Pop magazine, in articles on Trevor Horn and his recently released album, Echoes: Ancient & Modern. Toyah & Robert cover, the Frankie Goes To Hollywood 1983 super hit, Relax, on the album. It’s a radically different version of the song too.

Review: The overriding mood on Echoes is stately and graceful. If that means Horn appears to be trolling adherents of the filth and mayhem of the original Relax by getting Toyah to happily croon over a new just-so glide, think of it instead as a fresh remix. That’ll be Mr Toyah, Robert Fripp, doing its precise guitar. Him and Horn know what they’re doing.

Feature: Then Trevor happened to catch Toyah and Robert Fripp covering Slave To The Rhythm on one of their online lockdown shows, and the deck was duly shuffled.

“I’ve always liked Toyah – I’ve bumped into her loads of times, she’s like a ball of energy. I like her vibe. So they did it. And I think it came out pretty well, even though I was afraid of messing around with it too much. I restrained myself. Robert’s solo is definitely one of my favourite guitar solos I’ve recorded.”

• The latest issue of Classic Pop is available to buy instore and online. (Thanks to Minna of The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive for the scans)

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.


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

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Northampton Chronicle: Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, is BACK!

August 13th, 2022

Photos: World-famous folk rock festival, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, is BACK!

Music legend Trevor Horn headlines opening day

After a mini break due to the pandemic, the world-famous folk rock festival – Fairport’s Cropredy Convention – has returned.

Fairport opened with their acoustic set and the Trevor Horn band headlined. Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp joined him for one song mid-set.

The Janice Long Review Show: Screen Caps

August 7th, 2012

A selection of screen caps from Sunday night’s The Janice Long Review Show on ‘Vintage TV’. Please click on these to view larger versions. This is repeated again this Thursday.

The Janice Long Review Show: Vintage TV: Thursday 9th August: 11.00pm
Toyah and Sex Pistols. Broadcaster Paul Sexton returns, alongside producer Trevor Horn and 80s starlet Toyah, to discuss her 1982 gothic release ‘The Changeling’ and Sex Pistols’ ground-breaking ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’.