1981 UK LP / Safari Records / VOOR1
1981 UK cassette / Safari Records / VOORC1
1981 UK LP picture disc / Safari Records / VOORP1
1985 UK CD / Safari Records / VOORCCD1
1999 UK CD reissue / Connoisseur / EVSOPCD 263
Produced by Nick Tauber
Anthem was Toyah’s most successful album to date, propelling them into both the UK Album Charts as well as the singles charts with releases of “It’s a Mystery” and “I Want to Be Free”. The album reached number #2 in the UK albums chart as well as charting in several countries including Norway, where it charted at number #20.
Original vinyl issues of the album came complete with a colour insert featuring photographs of the band wrapped in bandages, with various exposed body parts sprayed gold, and Egyptian themed drawings across the lyrics pages. A picture disc variation, featuring the albums front and back artwork and no sleeve, was also issued at the time.