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Releases/Preview: War Boys (Live 1981) – Stream From Friday

July 28th, 2022

The next preview of the remastered edition of Anthem drops this coming Friday. War Boys – Live at Paris Theatre is out to stream/download on Friday 29th July. Pre-save the track now by clicking on the stunning digital artwork below.

This track was performed live during an in concert session for the BBC at their London Paris Theatre on 1st April 1981. It’s never previously been released on any commercial release or Toyah release. Newly remastered from the BBC mastertapes, it appears with five other tracks from the same concert on the 2CD+DVD edition which is also part of the Super Deluxe Box Set. ⁣

• Pre-order Anthem LP, 2CD+DVD or Super Deluxe Box Set at Cherry Red.

Anthem Countdown: Toyah Recalls First TOTP Performance

July 27th, 2022

Official Toyah continue the countdown to the Remastered and Expanded editions of Toyah’s Gold-selling album Anthem – released by Cherry Red Records on 9th September.

Anthem Countdown: Thunder In The Mountains Preview

July 20th, 2022

It’s Tuesday, and that means Official Toyah continues the countdown to the Remastered and Expanded editions of Toyah’s Gold-selling album Anthem – released by Cherry Red Records on 9th September.

Next up, it’s a preview of the BBC Something Else performance of Thunder In The Mountains. Recorded in Aberdeen, the performance is completely live and features Toyah on vocals alongside Joel Bogen on guitar, Adrian Lee on keyboards, Phil Spalding on bass and Nigel Glockler on drums. The full song features on the DVD inside the 2CD+DVD and Super Deluxe Edition.

Anthem Countdown: Sphinx – Official Lyric Video

July 15th, 2022

The countdown to the Deluxe Expanded editions of Toyah’s Gold-selling album Anthem continues. Here is the first listen of the 2022 remaster with the brand new Official Lyric Video for the fan favourite Sphinx.

Releases/Preview: Sphinx/For You – Stream From Friday

July 13th, 2022

Coming this Friday…. the first taste of the 2022 Anthem remastered tracks. The ‘Double A-Sided’ Sphinx/For You will be available digitally to stream.

The two-track release includes the 2022 remaster of Sphinx and the previously unheard Unfaded Version of For You, also newly remastered. Both tracks were recorded in the Anthem album sessions at the Marquee Studios, London and eventually released on the Flexipop 7” flexi-disc. They feature on the new 2CD+DVD edition of Anthem released by Cherry Red Records on 9th September.

• These are two, until now, under celebrated gems from Toyah’s back catalogue. For You in particular is just wonderful. Pre-save link available by clicking below.

Super Deluxe Edition: Cherry Red Steps Up Toyah Reissues

July 13th, 2022

Cherry Red steps up Toyah reissues with massive Anthem box set

1981 album gets the super deluxe treatment

Toyah’s 1981 album Anthem will be reissued in September across three physical formats, one of which is a large seven-disc super deluxe edition box set which comes with a signed print.

The album was the first to feature the new line-up of Toyah Willcox, Joel Bogen, Nigel Glockler, Phil Spalding and Adrian Lee. It reached number two in the UK album charts and contained a pair of top ten hits in ‘It’s A Mystery’ (which was issued in February ’81 as part of the ‘Four From Toyah’ EP) and ‘I Want To Be Free’ which was issued just before the album in May of that same year. Audio for the reissues has been remastered by Nick Watson (from the original master tapes) and approved by Joel Bogen.

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Toyah At Home: Toyah Unboxes Anthem + RTS Reaction!

July 10th, 2022

See Toyah unbox the, incredible, Anthem Deluxe releases on yesterday’s Toyah at Home

Anthem Countdown: We Are

July 10th, 2022

Every Tuesday, Official Toyah will count down to the release of Anthem on 9th September.

Next up, it’s a really special electro-acoustic performance of We Are taken from the DVD which features inside the Anthem 2CD+DVD and Super Deluxe Edition. Alongside Toyah is Sidney Jake on guitar and Ellie Williams on keys. Premieres at You Tube and Facebook on Tuesday. (Photos © Toyah Willcox)

Anthem Countdown: Jungles Of Jupiter

July 5th, 2022

Every Tuesday, Official Toyah will count down to the release of Anthem on 9th September.

First up, today, Jungles Of Jupiter an album track from Anthem which both Toyah Willcox and Joel Bogen agree should have been a single release. Get the inside track on the song in this exclusive preview of the track-by-track commentary from the 2CD+DVD set. There’s also footage so rare that it may have only ever been previously broadcast on Jupiter! Premieres 6pm, today!

Anthem Remastered/Expanded Editions: Official Countdown

July 2nd, 2022

Every Tuesday, Official Toyah will count down until the Remastered and Expanded editions of Toyah’s Gold-selling album Anthem are released by Cherry Red Records on 9th September. Pre-order Gold coloured Vinyl, 2CD+DVD or Super Deluxe Box Set now at Cherry Red.

Anthem: Prize Draw/Win Toyah Collector’s Items

June 30th, 2022

Anthem remastered reissues are coming on 9th Sept! The Anthem Tour is coming from 16th Sept too. Anyone pre-ordering any of the three music formats of Anthem from Cherry Red will be entered into a prize draw to win one of 3 exclusive money can’t buy Toyah collector’s items. ⁣

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Dreamscape TOYAH Fanzine: Issue 50 – Celebrating ANTHEM

June 28th, 2022

Well I think this is special, so fucking special (apologies, came over a bit Thom Yorke there…) Dreamscape’s Toyah Fanzine is just about to release it’s 50th Issue(s), celebrating Toyah’s magnificent masterpiece Anthem, the 1981 studio album that sounds as fresh and vibrant right now as it did way back then. Essentially… Timeless!

Dreamscape 50 is available to pre-order and will be completed, printed and sent out – accompanied as always by Toyah postcards & flyers – in very early September. In time for the reissue of Anthem on CD+DVD, Egyptian Gold Vinyl and, amazing, Super Deluxe formats.

Releases: Anthem 2CD+DVD/Gold Vinyl LP/Super Deluxe Edition

June 25th, 2022

On Friday 9 September, Cherry Red Records will release the newly remastered editions of Toyah’s 1981 Gold-selling album “Anthem”.

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Produced by Nick Tauber, with arrangements by the band and Toyah, the album features a line-up that saw Toyah Willcox and Joel Bogen joined by Nigel Glockler, Phil Spalding and Adrian Lee.

The release is available in three stunning formats:

• Egyptian Gold Vinyl w/inner bag + lyric insert
• Deluxe Expanded 2CD+DVD feat 25 bonus tracks
• Super Deluxe Edition Box Set – 3CD/2LP/1DVD/7”

The first 300 copies of the 2CD+DVD and the Egyptian Gold Vinyl include an exclusive postcard SIGNED BY TOYAH.

These both feature an unseen image from a 1981 photoshoot. A different design accompanies each release. Only available at the Cherry Red website.

Anthem has been remastered by Nick Watson from the original mastertapes and approved by Joel Bogen.

DELUXE EXPANDED 2CD+DVD:

• Toyah Willcox provides a brand-new introduction in the 24-page booklet which contains stunning classic and rare images plus previously unseen outtakes from photoshoots from the period.

• Compiled by Craig Astley, Toyah’s official archivist, who also provides new sleevenotes to the expanded 2CD+DVD release. includes the remastered album complimented by 25 bonus tracks. Amongst these is the standalone hit single Thunder In The Mountains, associated B-Sides and rarities plus 15 previously unreleased tracks.

• A six-song live session recorded on 1 April 1981 at BBC’s Paris Theatre in London, originally broadcast on BBC Radio 1 is released commercially for the first time ever, and includes the classics It’s A Mystery, Angels & Demons, Neon Womb and Ieya.

• Thunder In The Mountains, the third top single of 1981 by the “Anthem” Toyah line-up features along with its B-Side Street Addict, its 12” vinyl-only B-Side Voodoo Doll and a further two unheard instrumental outtakes from the same studio sessions in July/August 1981.

• A previously unreleased unfaded version of the flexi-disc track For You features alongside previously unreleased instrumentals of I Want To Be Free, Jungles Of Jupiter, I Am, Pop Star, and an extended instrumental of It’s A Mystery.

The accompanying DVD (NTSC/Region Free) presents a fascinating new in-depth interview feature with Toyah about the creation of the album plus a track-by-track commentary and exclusive renditions of three “Anthem” songs.

For the first time ever classic footage of Toyah’s 1981 BBC performances of Its A Mystery, I Want To Be Free and Thunder In The Mountains is released on DVD. This includes four different appearances on the legendary Top Of The Pops alongside performances originally broadcast on Something Else, Cheggers Plays Pop and Multi-Coloured Swap Shop.

The DVD also includes the classic promo videos for I Want To Be Free and Thunder In The Mountains, both directed by Godley & Creme.

SUPER DELUXE EDITION BOX SET

Curated and compiled by Craig Astley, Toyah’s official archivist, the limited Super Deluxe Edition of Anthem comes in a 12”x 12” outsize box with lift off lid and includes:

The deluxe expanded 2CD+DVD set as above

EXCLUSIVE TO THIS BOX SET
Bonus CDMore Rare & Archive Material contains a further 20 previously unreleased tracks from the archives, newly unearthed and remastered. This includes

• the special studio re-recording of It’s A Mystery used for lip-synching on Top Of The Pops and alternate vocal versions of Revelations, I Want To Be Free, War Boys and Thunder in The Mountains.

• a breathtaking acoustic recording of I Am offers a glimpse into the album recording sessions. Rough mixes of several album tracks also feature alongside previously unheard instrumental outtakes Japan, Dropped Earring and the earliest incarnation of Clapham Junction.

Album Picture Disc: The 11-track Anthem album is also presented on a 12” picture disc featuring the iconic original album front cover + unseen shot on the reverse.

• Standalone hit single Thunder in the Mountains is expanded into a 12” vinyl mini-album splatter-coloured, and brings together the single, its b-sides and four previously unreleased instrumental versions. This features a newly designed inner bag featuring previously unseen images and full lyrics. The yellow/red coloured splatter vinyl echoes the iconic sunflower hair that Toyah sports on the legendary front cover shot.

• A 7” orange-coloured vinyl EP celebrates the non-LP tracks Sphinx and For You, recorded during the Anthem album sessions and previously issued as a flexi-disc in 1981 with the magazine Flexipop. Marking the first time these two songs have ever been pressed on regular hard vinyl, the EP features a new full colour sleeve and includes instrumental versions of both tracks on its flipside.

A 44-page perfect bound book: This exclusive book contains stunning rare and unseen colour images from the Safari archives alongside anecdotes and insights from Toyah Willcox about the 11 songs on Anthem + Thunder In The Mountains, plus lyrics for the full album and its associated B-Sides.

• A 12×12-inch print of the album cover illustration is signed by Toyah Willcox.

Four exclusive colour postcards celebrate the Four From Toyah photography.

TRACK LISTINGS
CD1: ANTHEM + BONUS TRACKS
1 I Want To Be Free
2 Obsolete
3 Pop Star
4 Elocution Lesson
5 Jungles Of Jupiter
6 I Am
7 It’s A Mystery (Album Mix)
8 Masai Boy
9 Marionette
10 Demolition Men
11 We Are

Bonus Tracks

12 It’s A Mystery – EP Version
13 Revelations
14 War Boys
15 Angels & Demons
16 Walkie Talkie
17 Alien
18 Sphinx
19 For You (Unfaded Version)*
20 I Want To Be Free (Instrumental)*

CD2: RARE & ARCHIVE MATERIAL
1 Thunder In The Mountains
2 Street Addict
3 Voodoo Doll
4 War Boys (Live At Paris Theatre London April 1981)*
5 Neon Womb (Live At Paris Theatre London April 1981)*
6 Danced (Live At Paris Theatre London April 1981)*
7 Angels & Demons (Live At Paris Theatre London April 1981)*
8 It’s A Mystery (Live At Paris Theatre London April 1981)*
9 Ieya (Live At Paris Theatre London April 1981)*
10 It’s A Mystery (Extended Instrumental)*
11 I Am (Instrumental)*
12 Pop Star (Instrumental)*
13 Jungles Of Jupiter (Instrumental)*
14 Joel & Phil (Instrumental Outtake)*
15 Turkish Delight (Instrumental Outtake)*
16 Television (Instrumental Outtake)*

* Previously Unreleased

DVD: RARE & ARCHIVE FOOTAGE
1 The Story Behind The Album
2 Track By Track Commentary
3 I Want To Be Free: Electro/Acoustic Session 2021
4 It’s A Mystery: Electro/Acoustic Session 2021
5 We Are: Electro/Acoustic Session 2021
6 I Want To Be Free: Promo Video
7 Thunder In The Mountains: Promo Video
8 It’s A Mystery: Top Of The Pops 19/02/1981
9 It’s A Mystery: Top Of The Pops 19/03/1981
10 I Want To Be Free: Top Of The Pops 21/05/1981
11 Thunder In The Mountains: Top Of The Pops 01/10/1981
12 I Want To Be Free: Cheggers Plays Pop 18/05/1981
13 It’s A Mystery: Swap Shop 10/10/1881
14 Ieya: Something Else 30/10/1981
15 Thunder In The Mountains: Something Else 30/10/1981

Anthem Egyptian Gold Vinyl LP

Side One (Once Upon A Time)
1 I Want To Be Free
2 Obsolete
3 Pop Star
4 Elocution Lesson
5 Jungles Of Jupiter
6 I Am

Side Two (Happy Ever After?)
7 It’s A Mystery (Album Mix)
8 Masai Boy
9 Marionette
10 Demolition Men
11 We Are

SUPER DELUXE EDITION BOX SET ONLY

CD3 – ANTHEM – MORE RARE & ARCHIVE MATERIAL
All Previously Unreleased

1. It’s A Mystery – Top Of The Pops Version
2. Revelations Alternate Vocal
3. War Boys Alternate Mix
4. I Want To Be Free Alternate Vocal
5. I Am Acoustic
6. Pop Star Rough Mix
7. Marionette Rough Mix
8. Demolition Men Rough Mix
9. Thunder In The Mountains Alternate Vocal
10. Walkie Talkie Instrumental
11. Japan Instrumental Outtake
12. The Door Is A Whore Instrumental
13. For You Instrumental
14. Masai Boy Instrumental
15. Alien Instrumental
16. Thunder In The Mountains Original Instrumental
17. Street Addict Instrumental
18. Voodoo Doll Instrumental
19. Clapham Junction Original Instrumental
20. Dropped Earring Instrumental

Vinyl One: Anthem Picture Disc (same as Egyptian Gold Vinyl LP)

Side One (Once Upon A Time)
1 I Want To Be Free
2 Obsolete
3 Pop Star
4 Elocution Lesson
5 Jungles Of Jupiter
6 I Am

Side Two (Happy Ever After?)
7 It’s A Mystery (Album Mix)
8 Masai Boy
9 Marionette
10 Demolition Men
11 We Are

Vinyl Two: Thunder In The Mountains

Side One (Thunder Side)
1. Thunder In The Mountains
2. Street Addict
3. Voodoo Doll
4. Clapham Junction

Side Two (Lightning Side)
1. Thunder In The Mountains Original Instrumental
2. Street Addict Instrumental
3. Voodoo Doll Instrumental
4. Clapham Junction Original Instrumental

Vinyl Three: Sphinx/For You

Side One:
1. Sphinx
2. For You

Side Two
1. Sphinx Instrumental Demo
2. For You Instrumental

• Pre-Order Anthem on 2CD+DVD, Gold Vinyl & Super Deluxe Edition at Cherry Red (The editions with signed postcards will no doubt have sold out almost immediately!). Read the press release at toyahwillcox.com. Watch Toyah announcing the release during this morning’s Toyah At Home (which also includes an incredibly rare performance of It’s A Mystery from Italian music show Popcorn).

Memorabilia: Official Anthem T-Shirt & Pin Badge!

June 25th, 2022

Also available to pre-order at Cherry Red:  The official Anthem t-shirt, available in a range of sizes, the t-shirt is classic fit and comes in white only. The design is screen printed and is 100% cotton. The official Anthem pin-badge! This high quality hard enamel pin badge is pinned through a card backer.