Toyah - Anthem - (2CD/1DVD Album) - pre-order [2022-09-09]
Toyah - Anthem - (2CD/1DVD Album)
Newly remastered release of Toyah’s 1981 Gold-selling album ‘Anthem’.
Remastered by Nick Watson from the original master tapes and approved by Joel Bogen.
With a brand-new introduction by Toyah Willcox in the 24-page booklet which contains stunning classic and rare images plus previously unseen out-takes from photo shoots.
Compiled by Craig Astley, Toyah’s official archivist, who also provides new sleevenotes, the expanded 2CD+DVD release presents the full album complemented by 25 bonus tracks. Among these is the standalone hit single ‘Thunder In The Mountains’.
Produced by Nick Tauber, with arrangements by the band and Toyah, the album features a lineup that saw Willcox and Joel Bogen joined by Nigel Glockler, Phil Spalding and Adrian Lee.
The bonus material includes a six-song live session recorded on 1 April, 1981 at BBC’s Paris Theatre in London which is released commercially for the first time ever plus ‘Thunder In The Mountains’, the third Top Ten single of 1981 by the ‘Anthem’ Toyah line-up along with a previously unreleased unfaded version of the flexi-disc track ‘For You’.
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, plus for the first time ever classic footage of Toyah’s 1981 BBC performances of ‘It’s A Mystery’, ‘I Want To Be Free’ and ‘Thunder In The Mountains’ and 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 plus the classic promo videos for ‘I Want To Be Free’ and ‘Thunder In The Mountains’, both directed by Godley & Creme.
‘Anthem’ was a big commercial success, reaching number two in the UK Top 40 album chart in May 1981. It spent 46 weeks on the album chart and was awarded a Gold album sales certification. The album followed two Top Ten hit singles, ‘It’s A Mystery’ (#4) and ‘I Want To Be Free’ (#8) both of which feature. The album also includes the anthemic ‘We Are’ and the atmospheric ‘Jungles Of Jupiter’, both classics that have remained in Toyah’s live set to this today. Toyah will embark on a 40th Anniversary Anthem tour beginning September 2022 to coincide with this special re-issue.
"Toyah - Anthem" is out Friday, 9th September 2022 on Cherry Red Records and available for pre-order now.
NB: All products ordered with a pre-order will be dispatched together close to the latest pre-order release date. If you want earlier dispatched for another product then please place separate order(s).
Disc One: CD
- I WANT TO BE FREE
- POP STAR
- ELOCUTION LESSON
- JUNGLES OF JUPITER
- I AM
- IT’S A MYSTERY (ALBUM MIX)
- MASAI BOY
- DEMOLITION MEN
- WE ARE
- IT’S A MYSTERY
- WAR BOYS
- ANGELS & DEMONS
- WALKIE TALKIE
- FOR YOU (UNFADED VERSION)*
- I WANT TO BE FREE (INSTRUMENTAL)*
Disc Two: CD
- THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS
- STREET ADDICT
- VOODOO DOLL
- WAR BOYS (LIVE AT PARIS THEATRE LONDON APRIL 1981*
- NEON WOMB (LIVE AT PARIS THEATRE LONDON APRIL 1981*
- DANCED (LIVE AT PARIS THEATRE LONDON APRIL 1981*
- ANGELS & DEMONS (LIVE AT PARIS THEATRE LONDON APRIL 1981*
- IT’S A MYSTERY (LIVE AT PARIS THEATRE LONDON APRIL 1981*
- IEYA (LIVE AT PARIS THEATRE LONDON APRIL 1981*
- IT’S A MYSTERY (EXTENDED INSTRUMENTAL)*
- I AM (INSTRUMENTAL)*
- POP STAR (INSTRUMENTAL)*
- JUNGLES OF JUPITER (INSTRUMENTAL)*
- JOEL & PHIL (INSTRUMENTAL OUTTAKE)*
- TURKISH DELIGHT (INSTRUMENTAL OUTTAKE)*
- TELEVISION (INSTRUMENTAL OUTTAKE)*
* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
Disc Three: DVD
- THE STORY BEHIND THE ALBUM
- TRACK BY TRACK COMMENTARY
- I WANT TO BE FREE: ELECTRO/ACOUSTIC SESSION 2021
- IT’S A MYSTERY: ELECTRO/ACOUSTIC SESSION 2021
- WE ARE: ELECTRO/ACOUSTIC SESSION 2021
- I WANT TO BE FREE: PROMO VIDEO
- THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS: PROMO VIDEO
- IT’S A MYSTERY: TOP OF THE POPS 19/02/1981
- IT’S A MYSTERY: TOP OF THE POPS 19/03/1981
- I WANT TO BE FREE: TOP OF THE POPS 21/05/1981
- THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS: TOP OF THE POPS 01/10/1981
- I WANT TO BE FREE: CHEGGERS PLAYS POP 18/05/1981
- IT’S A MYSTERY: SWAP SHOP 10/10/1881
- IEYA: SOMETHING ELSE 30/10/1981
- THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS: SOMETHING ELSE 30/10/1981
Format: 2CD/1DVD Album
Catalogue Number: CDTRED849
Label: Cherry Red Records
Release Date: Friday, 9th September 2022