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MAYHEM

A SPECIAL COLLECTION OF RARE & ARCHIVE MATERIAL

Mayhem consists of outtakes, unused demos and work in progress material recorded by Toyah during her time with Safari Records.

Originally released in 1985, Mayhem was compiled and released without Toyah’s involvement. Mayhem was repackaged and reissued in 2005 and includes a further five previously unreleased bonus tracks. It was repackaged with archive images and track-by-track sleevenote revealing the origins of these songs, shelved demos and versions. The original album sleeve in 1985 was an intentionally cut n’ paste job of previous Safari promotional images to create a collage for the front and back. For the 2005 reissue, the sleeve was recreated with better quality sources to updated the montage for the front and include additional rare shots for the back sleeve.

SIDE ONE⁣⁣
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1. CLAPHAM JUNCTION⁣⁣
Recorded 1981 during sessions for Four More From Toyah EP. Line-up: As FMFT EP. ⁣⁣
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2. CHANGE OF SCENERY⁣⁣
Recording date unknown but circa 1980. Keith Hale/Blood Donor song tried out by several artists for potential Safari release. Exact line-up unconfirmed. ⁣⁣
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3. PROBLEM CHILD⁣⁣
Recorded Dec 1978 at Spaceward Studios, Cambridge after the band had signed to Safari. Line-up: TW, Joel Bogen, Pete Bush, Dennis Andress, Jonathon “Windy” Miller. Later mixed at Matrix Studios, Cambridge. ⁣ ⁣⁣

4. YOU’RE MY HERO⁣⁣
Demo recorded 1980 at Eel Pie Island Studios. Line-up: TW, Joel, Keith Hale & Andy Prince. The latter appears on the Fri Night, Sat Morning TV performances 1980. ⁣⁣
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5. COTTON VEST⁣⁣
Recorded in sessions 6-9 July 1980 at Marquee Studios, London produced by Steve James, with BM line-up. Later mixed in Sept 1980. Sessions also included Revelations & Silence Won’t Do as captured in the 1980 ATV documentary‘Toyah’.⁣⁣
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6. GAOLER⁣⁣
Recorded 1979 at Chappell Studios, London with Steve James & Keith Hale. Finished mixed outtake for SFIB. Line-up: TW, Joel, Pete Bush, Mark Henry⁣⁣
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7. GUILTY⁣⁣
8. THREE-SIDED FACE⁣⁣
Recorded Oct 1979 at Rollerball Rehearsal Studios, London. Line-up: TW, Joel, Pete Bush, Steve Bray, Charlie Francis.

SIDE TWO⁣⁣⁣
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9. PARADISE CHILD⁣⁣⁣
Recorded 1982 at Roundhouse Studios, London with Steve Lillywhite. Finished outtake from The Changeling Sessions. ⁣ ⁣⁣⁣
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10. ISRAEL⁣⁣⁣
11. CHRISTMAS CAROL⁣⁣⁣
Recorded Dec 1978 at Spaceward Studios, Cambridge after the band had signed to Safari. Line-up: TW, Joel Bogen, Pete Bush, Dennis Andress, Jonathon “Windy” Miller. Later mixed 31.12.1978 at Matrix Studios, Cambridge. ⁣⁣⁣
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12. THE MERCHANT AND THE NUBILE⁣⁣⁣
Recorded July 1980 at Marquee Studios, London produced by Steve James with BM line-up. Later mixed in Sept 1980. Originally known as Hurdy Furdy Gurdy. Later the song evolved into War Boys. Sessions also included Revelations & Silence Won’t Do as captured in the ATV documentary programme ‘Toyah’.⁣⁣⁣
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13. DANCED (ALTERNATE) ⁣⁣⁣
1979 studio session recorded for broadcast on Nicky Horn Show, Capital Radio. Last Goodbye and Love Me also recorded in same session. ⁣⁣⁣
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14. I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS⁣⁣⁣
Recorded 28.11.1982 at Marquee Studios with Nick Tauber for use on Pop Goes Christmas TV programme. Line-up: TW, Joel & Keith Hale. Used in lip-synced performance with Joel & Keith. ⁣⁣⁣
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15. ISLAND RACE⁣⁣⁣
Demo recorded 1980 at Eel Pie Island Studios. Line-up: TW, Joel, Keith Hale & Andy Prince. The latter appears on the Fri Night, Sat Morning TV performances 1980.

CD Bonus Tracks:⁣
16. LOVE ME (DEMO)⁣
17. TRIBAL LOOK (DEMO)⁣
Recorded Oct 1979 at Rollerball Rehearsal Studios, London. Line-up: TW, Joel, Pete Bush, Steve Bray, Charlie Francis. ⁣

18. IT’S A MYSTERY (DEMO)⁣
Blood Donor demo recorded 1980⁣
No Toyah band on recording. Line-up: Blood Donor, TW⁣

19. RUN WILD, RUN FREE (DEMO)⁣
1982 studio rehearsal demo for The Changeling. ⁣

20. RINAPHOBIA⁣
Guest vocal on Blood Donor recorded 1980 at Parkgate Studio, London. No Toyah band on recording. Line-up: Blood Donor, TW