The lead song on this EP release, “Good Morning Universe”, was written in late 1981, after Toyah Willcox received the backing track from Joel Bogen, which she described as “joyous” and immediately came up with the song’s title.
- It would become the opening song on Toyah’s subsequent live concerts. “In the Fairground” was written in the autumn of 1981 and its dystopian lyrics were inspired by “decay setting in” and the “sense of economic loss”
- Four More from Toyah followed the concept of Four from Toyah released earlier that year, which instead of being a regular 2-track single, was extended into a 7″ EP. The first 100,000 pressings of the single came with a free flexi disc which contained a fifth exclusive track, “Stand Proud”. This collectability helped the single reach number 14 in the UK Singles Chart. It was also Toyah’s fourth consecutive, and final, number 1 in the UK Independent Singles Chart
- Toyah clarified that the band didn’t feel under pressure to write and include extra songs on neither Four More from Toyah nor its predecessor: “We did produce extra songs for quality of money. I never felt under pressure. (…) It was a joy to write these extra songs and also, because these EPs were standalone, it meant that I could explore lyrical avenues that perhaps I wouldn’t be able to put onto an album”.
- All sides of the release, including the flexi disc, ran at 33 rpm. 12″ vinyl editions of this EP were released in some territories, featuring the same four tracks, with a playing speed of 45 rpm. Promotional copies of a 7″ single with “Good Morning Universe” and “In the Fairground” on side A and side B, respectively, were also released in the UK.