UPDATE: limited copies are now available from Amazon. Click here to pre-order. These copies will be available from Friday 18 May, Toyah’s 60th Birthday.
Toyah’s 1987 studio album Desire will be issued on translucent red vinyl as a special Record Store Day Exclusive on Saturday 21 April 2018.
The LP release will be available exclusively in independent record stores on Record Store Day, an annual celebration of indie record stores which takes place this year on 21 April 2018. This special Demon Records release helps to mark a special year for Toyah including the 40th anniversary of her music career and 60th Birthday. The year, dubbed #Toyah60 will see a series of celebrations, releases and surprises.
This new edition sees the album mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on translucent red vinyl, each individually numbered. The album also now carries an inner bag featuring the beautiful photography and containing the album lyrics for the first time ever in any release of Desire. This is the first time Desire has ever been reissued on a physical format.
The hotly anticipated RSD Exclusives are not available online nor in high street record retailers so you will need to head out to a participating independent record store on the day to get a copy. This will be the first time there has been a Toyah album vinyl pressing since 1991 and will also be Toyah’s first ever Record Store Day release.
The album was produced by Mike Hedges and engineered by Haydyn Bendall and originally released in April 1987. Two single were lifted off the album including the sparkly cover of Echo Beach and the Joel Bogen co-write Moonlight Dancing. The musicians on the album included Robert Fripp and a guest spot from The Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood, all recorded in the infamous Abbey Road Studios.