Toyah - Anthem - (Super Deluxe 3CD/1DVD/2LP/1 7" Box Set) - pre-order [2022-09-09]

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Toyah - Anthem - (Super Deluxe 3CD/1DVD/2LP/1 7" Box Set)

Newly remastered release of Toyah’s 1981 Gold-selling album ‘Anthem’; the fourth in Cherry Red’s re-issue programme of Toyah’s entire Safari Records catalogue.

Produced by Nick Tauber, the album features a line-up that saw Toyah Willcox and Joel Bogen joined by Nigel Glockler, Phil Spalding and Adrian Lee. Remastered by Nick Watson from the original master tapes and approved by Joel Bogen.

This strictly limited edition box set is the ultimate celebration of the smash hit album and brings together:

  • The expanded deluxe and remastered 2CD+DVD edition featuring 25 bonus tracks (15 previously unreleased) + archive footage on DVD (NTSC region free).
  • A bonus CD of 20 previously unreleased and remastered tracks.
  • ‘Anthem’ 12” picture disc LP featuring original album artwork.v
  • ‘Thunder In The Mountains’ 12” splatter coloured vinyl mini-LP.
  • ‘Sphinx’/‘For You’ transparent orange vinyl 7” single.
  • 44-PAGE BOOK of ‘Anthem’ anecdotes and lyrics by Toyah Willcox with rare and unseen imagery.
  • 12”x12” album artwork print, signed by Toyah Willcox.
  • 4 colour postcards.

‘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 on ‘Anthem’ entering the public mainstream through radio play and appearances on BBC’s legendary weekly music TV programme Top Of The Pops. ‘It’s A Mystery’ and ‘I Want To Be Free’ have become iconic and well-loved hit singles of the 1980s.

Curated and compiled by Craig Astley, Toyah’s official archivist, the super deluxe edition of Anthem comes in a 12”x12” outsize box with lift off lid and includes:

Expanded 2CD+DVD presenting the full album complemented by 25 bonus tracks. Among these is the standalone hit single ‘Thunder In The Mountains’, associated B-sides and rarities plus 15 previously unreleased tracks. 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 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.

Bonus CD - More Rare & Archive Material containing a further 20 previously unreleased tracks from the archives, newly unearthed and remastered, including the special re-recording of ‘It’s A Mystery’ used for lip-synching appearances on Top Of The Pops and alternate vocal versions of ‘Revelations’, ‘It’s A Mystery’, ‘War Boys’ and ‘Thunder In The Mountains’; a breathtaking acoustic recording of ‘I Am’ that offers a glimpse into the album recording sessions; plus rough mixes of several album tracks alongside previously unheard instrumental out-takes ‘Japan’, ‘Dropped Earring’ and the earliest incarnation of ‘Clapham Junction’.

Album Picture Disc: ‘Anthem’ presented on a 12” picture disc featuring the iconic original album front cover.

Standalone hit single ‘Thunder In The Mountains’ expanded into a 12” splatter-coloured vinyl mini-album bringing together the single, its B-sides and four previously unreleased instrumental versions with a newly designed inner bag featuring previously unseen images and full lyrics. The yellow and red coloured splatter vinyl echoes the iconic sunflower hair that Toyah sports on the legendary front cover shot.

A 7” orange-coloured vinyl EP celebrating the non-LP tracks ‘Sphinx’ and ‘For You’, recorded during the ‘Anthem’ sessions and previously issued as a flexi-disc with the magazine Flexipop, marking the first time these songs have been pressed on regular vinyl, the EP features a full colour sleeve and instrumental versions of both tracks.

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

A 12x12-inch print of the album cover illustration signed by Toyah Willcox.

Four exclusive colour postcards celebrating the Four From Toyah photography.

"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).

Tracklisting

Disc One: CD

  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
  12. IT’S A MYSTERY
  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)*

Disc Two: CD

  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

Disc Three: DVD

  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

Disc Four: CD (All Previously Unreleased)

  1. IT’S A MYSTERY RE-RECORDED TV 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 Side One

  1. I WANT TO BE FREE
  2. OBSOLETE
  3. POP STAR
  4. ELOCUTION LESSON
  5. JUNGLES OF JUPITER
  6. I AM

Vinyl One Side Two

  1. IT’S A MYSTERY (ALBUM MIX)
  2. MASAI BOY
  3. MARIONETTE
  4. DEMOLITION MEN
  5. WE ARE

Vinyl Two Side One

  1. THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS
  2. STREET ADDICT
  3. VOODOO DOLL
  4. CLAPHAM JUNCTION

Vinyl Two Side Two

  1. THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTAL
  2. STREET ADDICT INSTRUMENTAL
  3. VOODOO DOLL INSTRUMENTAL
  4. CLAPHAM JUNCTION ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTAL

Vinyl Three Side One

  1. SPHINX
  2. FOR YOU

Vinyl Three Side Two

  1. SPHINX INSTRUMENTAL DEMO
  2. FOR YOU INSTRUMENTAL

Format: Super Deluxe 3CD/1DVD/2LP/1 7" Box Set
Barcode: 5013929110007
Catalogue Number: TOYAH100
Label: Cherry Red Records
Release Date: Friday, 9th September 2022

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